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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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November 19, 2019 - 4:30 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper.” Another said it was “unusual.” The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry reached deeper into the White House. HEAR:...
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Career Foreign Service officer George Kent and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, right, are sworn in to testify during the first public impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (Joshua Roberts/Pool via AP)
Mike Baggerman
November 18, 2019 - 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBEN) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will not tip his hand on how impeachment proceedings will play out in the Senate should it even get there. WATCH/LISTEN - Impeachment Public Hearings Continue As the House of Representatives continues with impeachment hearings on...
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Jeremy Zellner. June 17, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
November 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - While the republican field for the 27th congressional district election has had multiple candidates for the last several months, the democratic field is quickly growing. Nate McMurray has been in the race for months and first-time candidate Melodie Baker has thrown her hat...
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first 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 14, 2019 - 4:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1973, AP file photo, the hearing of the Senate select committee on the Watergate case on Capitol Hill
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November 11, 2019 - 8:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachable or not? Both Democrats and Republicans see the televised impeachment hearings starting this week as their first and best opportunity to shape public opinion about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Democrats believe the testimony will paint a vivid picture...
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November 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — State Republicans announced legislation and decried an overhaul to New York's bail law on Thursday, deepening a political battle as widespread changes to the state's criminal justice system go into effect at the beginning of next year. The bail law, passed by lawmakers...
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November 07, 2019 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Thursday ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to an array of charities to resolve a lawsuit alleging he misused his own charitable foundation to further his political and business interests. Judge Saliann Scarpulla said Trump breached his fiduciary...
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Hamburg, N.Y. (WBEN) - "I can clean the house now," quipped Lynne Dixon, the day after being defeated by incumbent Mark Poloncarz in the Erie County Executive's race. With the election over, Dixon said she's looking forward to spending time with her children, who she said sacrificed through the...
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Democratic supporters cheer at their party in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. All seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate are up for election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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November 06, 2019 - 5:44 am
Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow...
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