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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrat Sean Ryan will not seek another term in the New York State Assembly because he's eyeing a different seat in Albany: State Senate. Ryan told WBEN on Friday that he is officially running for the seat. "I had spent a bulk of the spring and summer talking to people in...
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Allan Harris
September 01, 2019 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signaled he's open to raising wages for state prisoners. The Democrat weighed in on prisoner wages while defending against criticisms of his plan to require motorists to replace their license plates every 10...
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Chris Collins. July 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
August 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — Federal prosecutors in New York have dropped some charges against Rep. Chris Collins, who is indicted in a federal insider trading case. Collins was dropped from three counts in a rewritten indictment filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Collins, a Republican, has pleaded...
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Chris Collins. July 30, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 30, 2019 - 4:53 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Congressman Chris Collins is still undecided on a re-election run to the U.S. House of Representatives. In a news conference on Tuesday, Collins said he added the $500,000 of his own campaign funds so that he was prepared should he decide to run again for Congress. "My...
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AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
July 24, 2019 - 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller, the taciturn lawman at the center of a polarizing American drama, bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of “total exoneration” Wednesday in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference. In a long day of congressional testimony, Mueller...
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AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
July 24, 2019 - 1:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller finally faces congressional interrogators on Wednesday, testifying in televised hearings that Democrats hope will weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection prospects in ways that Mueller’s book-length report did not. Republicans...
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July 08, 2019 - 10:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump's New York tax returns could be given to Congress under a new law in his home state that was signed Monday by the Democratic governor and dismissed by Republicans as a partisan game that wouldn't stand up in court. The measure signed by Gov. Andrew...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:19 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that people are moving out of New York "like never before" — but the reality of population changes in the president's home state is more complicated. In a series of tweets Tuesday, Trump blamed high taxes and the state's leaders for...
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July 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at New York's governor and attorney general Monday, accusing the Democrats of going after him in a "political Witch Hunt." In four tweets, Trump accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James of "harassing all of my New York...
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