Politics - Page 3 of 452 - The Buffalo News
print logo

WASHINGTON -- Local members of Congress Friday mostly  praised President Trump's order to launch a missile attack on Syrian airfields in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on Syrian people, but Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand said she was concerned that the United States took unilateral military action. More typical was the response of Senate Minority Leader Charles …

An apology The Council Education Committee's formal meeting was canceled Thursday for lack of a quorum, but Masten Councilman Ulysees Wingo, the committee chairman, showed up anyway, as did some 20 other people. Wingo called it a community meeting, giving people a chance to talk about school issues, including City Honors' admission policies - even though the committ…

NEW YORK – Preet Bharara, the crusading federal prosecutor fired by President Trump on March 11, fired back Thursday, taking numerous shots – both hard-hitting and humorous – at the president and his policies. In his first speech since his firing, at the historic Great Hall at the Cooper Union, Bharara on Thursday delivered a long, sometimes rambling call for what…

NEW YORK — Preet Bharara, the crusading federal prosecutor who brought down several top state legislators only to be fired last month by President Trump, took a shot at the president's team Thursday, lamenting the "incompetence" demonstrated by his March 11 firing. In his first interview since his dismissal, which the New York Times published online Thursday afternoo…

https://twitter.com/MayorByronBrown/status/847893804644487169 Federal news/local angle Mayor Byron Brown's recent tweet on the Congressional vote allowing states to defund family planning organizations that perform abortions offers a chance to explore the larger abortion topic in this campaign season. It's not really a city issue, but it is one in which Brown and…

NEW YORK -- A federal judge here Thursday set an Oct. 30 trial date for the defendants in the "Buffalo Billion" criminal case, although others accused in the sprawling statewide corruption case could be tried separately starting in January. Attorneys for the three Buffalo defendants -- Louis Ciminelli, Kevin Schuler and Michael Laipple – asked that their trial be mov…

Area Democratic leaders are launching a new effort to reclaim the congressional seat that Chris Collins now occupies, citing “unprecedented interest” by potential candidates taking aim at the close ally of President Trump. The Democratic drive even has caught the attention of GOP leaders in Washington, who scoff at the idea of knocking off a well-heeled incumbent i…

Voters in November may have to choose between two Williamsville neighbors in electing the next supervisor of Amherst. Town Clerk Marjory Jaeger announced her bid for supervisor Tuesday on the steps of Amherst Town Hall. Jaeger, a registered Conservative, is expected to seek her party's endorsement as well as that of the Republicans. Williamsville Mayor Brian J. Kulpa…

Only CPAs need apply For about five or six weeks now, City Comptroller Mark Schroeder's been pushing for a law requiring only certified public accountants be appointed to three top jobs in his office – city auditor, city accountant and investment/debt management officer. It's about professionalism, the comptroller has argued. But for whatever reasons, it's come …

Williamsville Mayor Brian J. Kulpa has the unanimous backing of Amherst's Democratic Committee in his bid for town supervisor. Kulpa, an architect and urban planner with Buffalo firm Clark Patterson Lee, received the endorsement during the committee's meeting Monday night. "He's an outstanding candidate who brings skills, professionalism and vision for the future of…

Channel 2 weatherman Kevin O’Connell’s potential candidacy for Erie County clerk lasted about as long as a brief summer shower. O’Connell said Monday he will remain with WGRZ-TV through the end of his contract in June of 2018, despite conversations with local Democrats over the past several weeks about running for the vacant post. “The commitment I have made …