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October 17, 2019 - 6:11 am
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBEN/AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said. He was 68. A sharecropper's son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that...
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Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature "wealth tax" plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on reinforced...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump's conduct. Attorney...
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Tim Wenger
September 30, 2019 - 10:21 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The person most talked about when it comes to the NY27 Congressional district is the one who is doing the least amount of the talking. David Bellavia made his first public comments following the resignation of Congressman Chris Collins in a WBEN appearance late Monday evening...
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Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to the media after Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A senior White House adviser blames the "deep state." And a Republican congressman is pointing at Joe Biden's son. As the Democrats drive an impeachment inquiry toward a potential vote by the end of the...
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Washington (WBEN/AP) - White House officials sought to "lock down" records of a phone call in which President Donald Trump urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a secret whistleblower complaint made public Thursday. (complete complaint abve) The...
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Washington, DC (AP) - President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine's new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. That's according to a five-page memo summarizing the July 25 call. The White House released the memo...
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Tom Puckett
September 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. Dems take up...
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Tom Puckett
September 24, 2019 - 6:23 pm
Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) President Donald Trump is reacting swiftly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that the Democratic-controlled House is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. Trump notes that Pelosi's announcement comes as he meets Tuesday with world leaders at the United...
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Neil McManus
September 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Albany, NY (WBEN/AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a...
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