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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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December 06, 2019 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats will draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a crucial step toward a vote of the full House. The articles are likely to mostly encompass Democrats' findings on Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Democrats...
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December 04, 2019 - 9:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, bolstering the Democrats' case as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made sure they're prepared for that momentous next step...
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Capitol Hill
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December 04, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON — The next phase of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump moved to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with public hearings featuring professors of law who discussed the constitutional origins of Congress' impeachment power. LISTEN: Live-Continuous and Uninterrupted...
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House Impeachment Report
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December 03, 2019 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office. READ: Complete...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file phot, President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony for new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon. If there was one day that crystallized all the forces that led to the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, it was July 25. That was the day of his phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, pressing him for a political favor. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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December 01, 2019 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House declared Sunday it would not participate in the first impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee as Democrats prepared to approve their report Tuesday making the case for President Donald Trump’s removal from office. The Democratic majority on the...
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November 27, 2019 - 5:27 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Bill O'Reilly sat down to interview President Trump this week and talked extensively with the 45th President of the United States. The exclusive interview will air on WBEN Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6pm. During the session, O'Reilly asks President Trump, "Rudy Giuliani...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas. Tennessee’s top election officials say Bloomberg has requested a petition that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot. The secretary of state’s office confirmed Wednesday, Nov. 13, that Bloomberg requested the ballot petition earlier this week. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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November 24, 2019 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a...
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Lake Ontario Flooding
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November 24, 2019 - 6:10 am
(WBEN) With the level of Lake Ontario a foot over the seasonal average, Senator Chuck Shumer wants the St. Lawrence Seaway to let more water out. In a news release from his office Schumer says something must be done now. Lake Ontario is currently 19 inches higher than the November average: U.S...
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White House
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November 22, 2019 - 6:08 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Top White House officials met Thursday with Republican senators to discuss strategy for a widely expected Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump but made no decisions about its length or other tactics, two people familiar with the session said. Participants...
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Impeachment Inquiry
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November 21, 2019 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — In riveting testimony, a former national security official declared Thursday that a U.S. ambassador carried out a controversial "domestic political errand" for Donald Trump on Ukraine, an allegation undercutting a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment...
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