Category: Western New York

It's from the Simpsons but this seemingly describes the attitude of Republicans. Unfortunately for them, the consequences of Trumpcare threaten New York Republicans.
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Repeal & Replace Republicans: How Trumpcare Threatens New York Republicans

In a prescient moment from an episode of The Simpsons years ago, there’s a scene of celebration taking place at the Republican National Convention. Above the meeting’s jubilant attendees are two signs – one that reads, “We Want What’s Worst For Everyone” and another that says, “We’re Just Plain Evil.” These banners capture the spirit…

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Steve Pigeon is in trouble for a donation he got for Gov. Cuomo.
New YorkNew York CityQuick HitsWestern New York

Corruption Watch: Pigeon and Crowley Sibling Relations

Buffalo Fixer Steered Illegal Donation to Cuomo Legendary Buffalo political operative Steve Pigeon was already headed to trial for violating election laws. Now, he faces one more charge: helping a Canadian online gambling company make an illegal $25,000 contribution to Gov. Cuomo's 2014 re-election campaign. Doesn't look like Pigeon will be able to fly the coop. Queens…

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Rep. Chris Collins didn't read Trumpcare. He's now in trouble for other reasons, too.
Long IslandNew YorkNew York CityState SenateWestchester

How Did New York’s Representatives Vote on the American Healthcare Act?

Yesterday, Congress voted to pass the American Healthcare Act (the AHCA) to repeal Obamacare. How did New York's representatives vote? Not sure who represents your district? Look it up here:

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ex: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20500

Here's how New York's Representatives Voted: District Name Party Vote NY-1 Lee Zeldin Republican Yes NY-2 Peter T. King Republican Yes NY-3 Tom…

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Steve Pigeon is in trouble for a donation he got for Gov. Cuomo.
Western New York

Another Week, Another Pol on Trial: This Time, Buffalo’s Steve Pigeon

Another politician is facing the heat--Buffalo operative Steve Pigeon. The former Buffalo Democratic leader is charged with running a PAC to illegally fund county legislative races. Steve Pigeon became a famed operative, known for his shadowy involvement in campaigns and lobbyists. One of the first backers of Gov. Andrew Cuomo when he first ran for Governor in…

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News from Western New York

Ok, this is absurd ... Trump’s refugee and travel ban plans have thrust an immigration focal point to emerge in … Champlain, New York? Yep. People are illegally crossing the border into Canada near Champlain in the North Country to escape persecution here in the United States, according to this story by Rick Rojas in…

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