Politics

FILE - Demonstrators take part in an anti-racism demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, June 7, 2020, prompted by the recent death of black man George Floyd by a white police officer in USA. Rights activists say racism exists in Denmark and have accused officials of being color-blind, saying race issues are not acknowledged or taken seriously by the authorities. (Nikolai Linares/Ritzau Scanpix FILE via AP)
WBEN Newsroom
July 02, 2020 - 9:05 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Rights activists on Thursday accused Danish officials of being unable to recognize racism after authorities said the killing of a biracial man by two white men was not racially motivated. “In Denmark, white people are colorblind. They cannot see that racism exists. That...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. It’s rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd’s death, polling shows dramatic movement in Americans’ opinions on police brutality and racial injustice. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
WBEN Newsroom
July 02, 2020 - 8:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare for public opinion on social issues to change sharply and swiftly. And yet in the wake of George Floyd's death, Americans' opinions about police brutality and racial injustice have moved dramatically. About half of American adults believe police violence against the...
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Nate McMurray declines to concede the NY-27 special election to Chris Jacobs. June 26, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Nate McMurray declines to concede the NY-27 special election to Chris Jacobs. June 26, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
June 26, 2020 - 11:28 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Nate McMurray, the democratic congressional candidate for New York’s 27th district, said it would be irresponsible of him to concede before all of the absentee ballot votes are counted.
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FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., accompanied by Republican senators speaks at a news conference to announce a Republican police reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. Initially reluctant to speak on race, Scott is now among the Republican Party’s most prominent voices teaching his colleagues what it’s like to be a Black man in America. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
WBEN Newsroom
June 24, 2020 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican policing bill stalled out Wednesday, blocked by Senate Democrats who dismissed it as meager “crumbs” in a vote that signals the collapse for now of Congress's efforts to respond to mass demonstrations over the killings of Black people. With a tally fell that almost...
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Mike Baggerman
June 23, 2020 - 11:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The special election proved to be a dominant night for republican congressional candidate Chris Jacobs, though the official results of the special election for the 27th district of New York will not be known for several days, perhaps even weeks.
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NY27 Election Results
WBEN Newsroom
June 23, 2020 - 1:11 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Voting is being tabulated in both the special election and Republican primary election in the NY27 congressional district.
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Election Polling Location
Polling location in Orchard Park/WBEN Photo
WBEN Newsroom
June 23, 2020 - 1:02 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — A primary election season like no other neared a conclusion Tuesday as New Yorkers made their picks for Congress, president and other offices following campaigns in which candidates largely had to connect with voters online amid a pandemic. With the state allowing anyone to...
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NY27 LIVE
Tom Puckett
June 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
NY27 may be the big story, but it's not as big in Genesee County.
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Absentee Votes to be counted in New York's 27th congressional district. November 19, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Even though the President continues to claim that an increase in mail-in ballots will lead to a “rigged election,” local elections commissioners from both parties say they have no such concerns. “No,” said Republican Elections Commissioner Ralph Mohr when asked if he’s worried about any fraud with...
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Room Where it Happened
A copy of "The Room Where It Happened," by former national security adviser John Bolton, is photographed at the White House, Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WBEN Newsroom
June 22, 2020 - 6:14 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — John Bolton's memoir officially comes out Tuesday after surviving a security review and a legal challenge from the Justice Department. But over the weekend, it was available in ways even his publisher is hoping to prevent. A PDF of “The Room Where It Happened” has turned up on...
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