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June 27, 2019 - 12:32 am
MIAMI (WBEN/AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President...
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Albany, NY (WBEN) - The Governor pouring some cold water on the idea of passing the controversial "Green Light Bill." The State Assembly Transportation committee on Wednesday passed the bill, which would grant undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a driver's license by passing a road test,...
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WASHINGTON (AP/WBEN) - President Donald Trump's lawyers are putting the finishing touches on a rebuttal to the forthcoming report by special counsel Robert Mueller. Rudy Giuliani, one of the president's attorneys, said Tuesday that their document will be dozens of pages long. Giuliani says it will...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Amid the partial government shutdown, there is a State Of The Union ultimatum from the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi suggesting that if President Trump doesn't agree to reopen the government, that there will be no State Of The Union address in the House chamber. Longtime...
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NEW YORK (AP) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has taken a major step toward announcing a presidential bid, saying she is launching an exploratory committee for a White House run. The 52-year-old New York Democrat said Tuesday on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert": "It's an important first step and it's...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - As the new 116th Congress is sworn in on Thursday, a partial shutdown of the federal government will continue. From the sound of local Congressman, the stalemate could last a while. "Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have to realize border security is important to this...
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. She is hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. The Massachusetts...
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Crystal Peoples Stokes speaking at a mural dedication event at the Northland Workforce Training Center. September 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Albany, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes will become the new State Assembly Majority Leader when the legislature re-convenes in January. Peoples-Stokes was appointed by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. The Announcement was made on Monday. Peoples-Stokes has represented the...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - Just because Democrats are regaining control of the House of Representatives, don't assume that Nancy Pelosi will simply step back in to her old role as Speaker. "No, Nancy Pelosi should not be Speaker," said Congressman Brian Higgins. Higgins first called for someone other...
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Amherst, NY (WBEN) - While the eyes of most voters were on who would control the House of Representatives and Senate in Washington, in New York it was state-wide races that may prove to have the biggest impact. Democrats swept state-wide elections, meaning the party now controls not only the...
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