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WBEN Newsroom
January 23, 2020 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of arguments in the landmark trial.
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Senate Impeachment Trial
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January 22, 2020 - 4:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. The...
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American flags blow in wind around the Washington Monument with the U.S. Capitol in the background at sunrise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Washington. The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump will resume in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 21. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
WBEN Newsroom
January 21, 2020 - 5:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate reconvenes with Chief Justice John Roberts presiding...
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President Donald Trump waves before getting into his vehicle after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Trump and his family are spending the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WBEN Newsroom
January 18, 2020 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst nightmare" of the...
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
Tim Wenger
January 17, 2020 - 1:26 pm
Color me a cynic, but I don’t think our Founding Fathers quite had today’s political climate in mind when they came up with the solemn oath for Senators to take before beginning an impeachment trial for a sitting President. And while I’m at it, I might question the validity of naming Senators as...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz at Chestnut Ridge Park
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has been invited to testify Wednesday morning before the House Budget Committee on the impact federal investments have on local government and economies. Poloncarz is one of five witnesses invited to testify by House Budget Committee...
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Brian Higgins and Chuck Schumer announce the BOUND Act legislation with the Peace Bridge in the background. September 5, 2019 WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
January 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. Two members of the area congressional delegation say...
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WBEN Newsroom
January 12, 2020 - 11:47 am
Albany N.Y. (AP) — A judge has blocked New York state from enforcing an executive order banning flavored vaping products. Acting state Supreme Court Justice Catherine Cholakis ruled that the state Public Health and Health Planning Council overstepped its authority last September when it issued a...
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media about the situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, from his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla., as Melania Trump stands next to him. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
WBEN Newsroom
January 01, 2020 - 6:59 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping, promising, “We’re going to protect our families, we’re going to protect our children, and we’re going to protect the industry." Trump was vague about what the plan...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after walking off the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WBEN Newsroom
December 23, 2019 - 6:59 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he was not ruling out calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — but indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either — as lawmakers remain at an impasse over the form of the trial by the...
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