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Biden’s infrastructure plan boosted by Senate parliamentarian ruling
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Biden’s infrastructure plan boosted by Senate parliamentarian ruling

The Senate parliamentarian greenlighted a strategy that would allow Democrats in the evenly split 50-50 chamber to rely on a 51-vote threshold to advance some bills, rather than the typical 60 votes typically needed. The so-called budget reconciliation rules can now be used more often than expected — giving Democrats a fresh new path around the GOP blockade.

Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game
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Georgia governor vows a fight after MLB yanks All-Star Game

MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press News of Major League Baseball’s decision to pull this summer’s All-Star Game from Georgia over its sweeping new voting law reverberated among fans Saturday, while Gov. Brian Kemp vowed to defend the measure, saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits. The Republican governor said at a...

High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute
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High court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high court heard arguments in a case about how colleges can reward athletes who play Division I basketball and football. Under current NCAA rules, students cannot be paid, and the scholarship money colleges can offer is capped at the cost of attending the school. The NCAA defends its rules as necessary to preserve the amateur nature of college sports.