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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Scalise, two members of his security detail, a staffer and a lobbyist were hit; the extent of the injuries isn't known. Conditions of the gunshot victims is unclear,...
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Dave Debo
June 08, 2017 - 5:18 am
(WBEN) Targeted for defeat in a new initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Congressman Chris Collins is fighting back, calling Cuomo "an extortionist," among other things. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said New York's eight Republican members of...
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Dave Debo
June 06, 2017 - 6:49 am
(WBEN) Today's the day that candidates start to circulate petitions to get them on the ballot in September primaries and ultimately in November, but party officials suggest that the big marquee races are not the ones that will need the most effort. "All of our endorsed candidates will not have a...
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Mike Baggerman
May 31, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Is the recent turnover at the White House a concern for President Trump? Mike Dubke, Trump's now former communications director and a native of Hamburg, (pictured above) was is the latest resignation in the White House and analysts said his resignation is the first sign that...
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Mike Baggerman
May 30, 2017 - 11:27 am
HAMLIN, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins looked at another community impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding on Tuesday morning and renewed his call to repeal the controversial Plan 2014. "While mother nature may have played a small or even a big part in what happened this is also a man-made...
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(WBEN/ABC) Mike Dubke, President Trump’s communications director, has resigned, ABC News has learned. Dubke is a native of Hamburg and attended Hamburg High School. Dubke, 47, who had been tasked with helping to shape the president's message, only served at his administration post for about three...
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May 17, 2017 - 5:59 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Multiple reports indicate Western New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins is the subject of a Capitol Hill ethics probe. The Buffalo News and WGRZ say Collins' actions involving an Austrailian biotech firm, Innate Immunotherapeutics, are the subject of a probe by the...
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Dave Debo
May 16, 2017 - 6:25 am
(WBEN) Buffalo's native Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul says she will run for Lt. Governor in 2018, and is ruling out a challenge to Cong. Chris Collins and a return to the seat she briefly held before he defeated her. Hochul tells the New York Daily News that she anticipates running with Cuomo in 2018, the...
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May 05, 2017 - 9:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday decried the Republican's health care bill as an "assault on New York," saying the federal legislation would deprive 2.7 million state residents of coverage and undermine Medicaid funding. The bill passed the House on Thursday and...
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Mike Baggerman
May 05, 2017 - 4:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After the republicans in the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act on Thursday, there was a mixed reaction from local politicians. On one side of the aisle was Congressman Chris Collins, who voted in favor of the bill to replace the Affordable...
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