Conservatism in the United States

Amherst, NY (WBEN) - It's hard to believe that 2016 could be topped, but 2017 was just as wild a year in the political arena. On WBEN Thursday morning, Republican political strategist Carl Calabrese broke down the year, and gave us some of his 'winners' and 'losers' for the year 2017. "I put in my...
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May 13, 2017 - 7:29 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — During an interview Friday with Glenn Beck, another former Fox News Channel personality who was the subject of an advertiser boycott, Bill O'Reilly complained of a liberal "hit job" that did him in. "In the weeks to come we're going to be able to explain all of it," O'Reilly...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:26 am
LOS ANGELES (WBEN/AP) — Five days after being fired from his top-rated Fox News Channel perch, Bill O'Reilly used a podcast to express his dismay and vowed that "the truth will come out." "I am sad that I'm not on television anymore," he said in an episode Monday of his personal website's "No Spin...
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April 22, 2017 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP-David Bauder) -- Chances are you haven't heard the last of Bill O'Reilly. He'll have options, and retirement seems unlikely. At least three conservative news outlets are eager to speak with him. O'Reilly, the top cable news personality for two decades until Fox News Channel fired...
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(WBEN) - As floor debate opens on whether or not to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a rules change so significant it's been dubbed the 'Nuclear Option' looms in the background. Democrats have secured the necessary support to block Gorsuch's approval, but Republican leader Mitch McConnell...
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March 27, 2017 - 12:32 pm
(WBEN/AP) Congressman Chris Collins says after the demise of Republican plans to repeal Obamacare " the wounds are pretty deep," and some members of the house of representatives aren't even talking to each other. And while he celebrates the resignation of at least one member of the ultra...
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March 26, 2017 - 9:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (WBEN/AP) -- Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. Hannity fired back on Twitter alleging that his interview had been cut...
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March 23, 2017 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The GOP's long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare" stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. But Clarence Republican Rep. Chris Collins says it will pass, defiantly telling WBEN ""We...
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March 05, 2017 - 8:28 am
PALM BEACH, Fla. (WBEN/AP) -- President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of ordering Trump's telephones tapped during last year's election, but Trump isn't offering any evidence even as he makes politically charged references to Watergate, Nixon and McCarthyism. An Obama...
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