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Buffalo Common Councilmember David Rivera condemned President Trump’s racist tweets about four U.S. congresswomen of color Tuesday. Speaking outside City Hall, Rivera was joined by members of Buffalo’s Puerto Rican and Somali communities, which among many other groups have made a home in the West Side district he represents.


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Democrats and Republicans are less divided than it may seem, at least when it comes to the president’s tweets, according to a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher.


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He will become the first living Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran to receive the Medal of Honor later this month. Former Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, a Lyndonville native, will receive the honor from President Donald Trump during a White House ceremony June 25. On Tuesday, he met with local media to discuss an honor he considers a tribute not to him exclusively, but to his many comrades.

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Two bills approved Wednesday in the state Senate could affect President Donald Trump and his associates.


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With his announcement today, former Vice President Joe Biden enters a crowded field of Democrats running for President in 2020. Bruce Fisher, Buffalo State Professor of Economics and Finance, acknowledges the difficulty ahead for Biden in separating himself from the many challengers. Still, Fisher, who worked as press secretary during Biden's 1988 Presidential bid, sees his former boss as a force in the campaign. "Biden is a very formidable candidate because he is going to be able to connect to Trump's base."

One of the major party candidates in the New York race for governor has issued a “civility challenge”, asking his opponents to refrain from all negative ads and attacks from now until Election Day.


Prior to his appearance in Elma Wednesday night, Steve Bannon provided access to Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy. During the ride from the airport to the Jamison Road Volunteer Fire Hall, Bannon embarked on a "stream of consciousness" in sharing his political vision with McCarthy. The reporter says he encountered an "intense, loyal" thinker who sees the approaching midterm elections as "crucial to the future of the Trump presidency."


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to rail against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. But some of his political opponents say the governor needs to talk more about issues related to New York state.


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As one local Congressman put it, a U.S. president has deferred to a corrupt dictator and taken sides against his own people. Rep. Brian Higgins, a Democrat, was just one of a few lawmakers representing Western New York who had something to say about President Donald Trump's meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin and what was said about Russian involvement in the 2016 election. But Republican lawmakers from the region joined Trump in calling for an end to the investigation of that involvement.


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As a jury continues to deliberate in the bribery trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide, Cuomo has been keeping his focus on other matters, including appearing with former Vice President Al Gore to talk about energy and the environment.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaking at the annual Martin Luther King Day event at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, mocked Republican senators who said they can’t recall President Donald Trump uttering a vulgarity during a meeting at the White House on immigration.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo says President Trump's use of an expletive to describe some poor nations across the world was ugly, disgusting and repulsive.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a conference call with California Gov. Jerry Brown, singled out two New York GOP congressmen for criticism after they voted for a budget measure that clears the way for a vote on the Republican plan to overhaul the tax system.


Brown supports Bills players' right to peaceful protest

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It was a weekend of Trump tweets and player protests. Several Buffalo Bills were among many National Football League players who on Sunday knelt down during the playing of the national anthem, a form of protest that has now escalated following the president's calls to fire or suspend those who participate. Buffalo's mayor believes the Bills organization has handled itself properly in response to the controversy.

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President Donald Trump's decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, drew swift and strong criticism Tuesday. But a local Republican congressman is sponsoring a bill that, he says, would give the children of those who entered the U.S. illegally a chance to stay permanently.