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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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Bill O'Reilly President Donald Trump
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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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Tim Wenger
November 20, 2019 - 9:02 pm
Marv Levy once quipped, “Where would you rather be than right here, right now?” As the impeachment hearings were again underway in Washington Tuesday, that’s exactly how I felt as I followed David Bellavia around Buffalo city hall from one honor to the next and listened to his powerful words. David...
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U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland gives his opening statement as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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November 20, 2019 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to...
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November 20, 2019 - 5:55 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted. HEAR: Continuous...
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