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Corporate donors pull support from Stefanik and others

Large companies have started suspending political donations to members of Congress who objected to the certification of the 2020 election last week, just hours after a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. They include one of the largest benefactors of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in the ...

North Country to play big role in Cuomo’s green energy agenda

The North Country figures to play an important — and possibly controversial — role in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s green energy agenda, which he laid out in his third State of the State speech Wednesday. “We can establish ourselves as the nation’s leader for renewable energy innovation and ...

Cobb launches PAC to support rural Democratic candidates

WATERTOWN — Tedra Cobb thinks rural Democrats have been left behind, and she’s doing something to change that. Cobb, the former Democratic candidate for New York’s 21st Congressional District, is launching a political action committee called BackRoads PAC to support Democratic ...

More security at NY state’s Capitol, no ‘specific threat’

ALBANY (AP) — Security was tightened around the New York state Capitol on Thursday and law enforcement officials around the state were focusing on potential threats even as they continued to track down people involved in last week’s mob attack on the U.S. Congress. The FBI warned ...

Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially entered the race for mayor of New York City on Thursday, joining a crowded Democratic primary field that includes longtime elected officials and veterans of the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred by the ...

Trump impeached, again

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by ...

Stefanik votes against 2nd Trump impeachment

For the second time in as many years, North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying she “vehemently opposed” what she called a “snap impeachment.” Nevertheless, the House impeached Trump on one count of “incitement of ...

Trump impeached again

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office. With the Capitol secured by armed ...

Stefanik votes against second Trump impeachment

For the second time in as many years, North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying she “vehemently opposed” what she called a “snap impeachment.” Nevertheless, the House impeached Trump on one count of “incitement of ...

‘Green Amendment’ passes Senate

On Tuesday Dan Stec and 13 other Republican state senators voted against a constitutional amendment known as the “Green Amendment,” which would guarantee New Yorkers the right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment if the Assembly and voters agree. Stec said the language of ...

Fury at the shaken Capitol over the attack, security, virus

WASHINGTON — This time the fury enveloping the Capitol comes not from an insurgent mob but from within. The anger on display is searing — Democrat against Republican; Republican against Republican; legislators of both parties against the catastrophic security failure that left top ...

EXPLAINER: Who’s been charged in the deadly Capitol siege?

Prosecutors have brought dozens of cases after the deadly attack at the U.S. Capitol, and they promise more charges are to come as investigators work to identify members of the pro-Trump mob. Investigators are combing through thousands of tips, photos, videos and social media accounts to ...

Harvard kicks Stefanik off committee, saying she spread lies

North County U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s alma mater, Harvard University, removed her from its Institute of Politics’ Senior Advisory Committee Tuesday, saying her false allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election “have no basis in fact.” Stefanik, part of the Harvard ...

House races to oust Trump; he blames accusers for US ‘anger’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House pressed forward Tuesday toward impeaching President Donald Trump for the deadly Capitol attack, taking time only to try to persuade his vice president to push him out first. Trump showed no remorse, blaming impeachment itself for the “tremendous anger” in ...

Affordable internet, arts focus of 2nd State of the State address

ALBANY — Low-cost high-speed internet service for all New Yorkers and rejuvenating the arts will be top state priorities through 2021 to rebuild a post-COVID-19 economy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday in a continuation of this year’s four-part State of the State address. More ...

Stefanik continues to oppose impeachment push

House Democrats on Monday morning unveiled a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection,” accusing him of instigating those who carried out the breach of the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday. The riot that overtook the building left ...

Central NY GOP Rep. Katko says he’ll vote to impeach Trump

SYRACUSE (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko said Tuesday he’ll back the impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying it was his his duty under the Constitution after Trump incited the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. “It cannot be ignored that President Trump encouraged this ...

‘Green Amendment’ passes Senate; Stec says it’s too vague

On Tuesday Dan Stec and 13 other Republican state senators voted against a constitutional amendment known as the “Green Amendment,” which would guarantee New Yorkers the right to clean air, clean water and a healthy environment if the Assembly and voters agree. Stec said the language of ...