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June 26, 2019 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before Congress on July 17 after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of two House committees announced Tuesday. Mueller’s unusual back-to-back testimony in front of the House Judiciary and...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:16 pm
ALBANY (AP/WBEN) — New York lawmakers worked through hundreds of bills Thursday and into Friday as they sought to end their work for 2019. The Democrat-led state Senate adjourned just before 1 a.m., with the state Assembly expected to follow later Friday morning. Lawmakers moved Thursday to...
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June 18, 2019 - 10:09 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (WBEN/AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda...
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June 18, 2019 - 8:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Top lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo have struck a deal on legislation setting new targets for reducing carbon emissions just days before the Legislature plans to adjourn for the year. Negotiations on proposals to legalize marijuana, however, continued with little...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York became the 13th state to authorize driver's licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally under legislation approved by lawmakers and signed into law Monday night. The Democrat-led state Senate voted 33-29 in favor of the bill after several hours of debate...
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June 17, 2019 - 5:51 am
Washington DC (WBEN) - It was a fast moving hour and an inside look at President Donald Trump in multiple settings Sunday night as ABC News' chief anchor George Stephanopoulos spent 30 hours with President Donald Trump. During the broadcast, Stephanopoulos was flying on Air Force One to Iowa,...
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May 29, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller said Wednesday he was legally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasized that his Russia report did not exonerate the president. If he could have cleared Trump of obstruction of justice he "would have said...
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May 28, 2019 - 1:04 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Democrat Andrew Cuomo plans to seek a fourth term as governor of New York state. During an interview Tuesday morning on WAMC radio, Cuomo said he believes he is making a difference in New York and plans to run again in 2022. If Cuomo is re-elected, he'll be only the second...
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May 22, 2019 - 9:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and...
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