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Nation’s eyes on #NY21 as impeachment inquiry draws attention

The president of the United States declared North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik as “A new Republican Star” Sunday morning, Star Wars and Star Trek stars urged fans to donate to Tedra Cobb, Stefanik’s Democratic opponent in the 2020 election, and both candidates saw their Twitter follower ...

Cobb rockets to $1 million in donations; Stefanik raises funds as well

After a whirlwind weekend of donations flowing into Tedra Cobb’s Congressional campaign, the Democratic challenger to U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik’s New York 21st Congressional district seat raised $1 million in three days, according to her campaign. Stefanik has also seen a lot of ...

Clearing the air over GAIN Act

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand opposes the Growing American Innovation Now Act, a bill that would loosen air pollution regulations for coal plants. Supporters of this bill say it will allow power companies to better protect the environment, as companies are currently “disincentivized” ...

Stefanik, Schiff continue to spar at impeachment inquiry hearings

PLATTSBURGH — The first time Rep. Devin Nunes tried to yield his time for questioning former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Friday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff blocked the move. That is because it would have ...

Cobb claims campaign donations of over $100K

Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb of Canton took to social media Friday evening to tout donations to her campaign in excess of $100,000 in the hours following the second hearing in the House impeachment inquiry. Her opponent, Rep. Elise Stefanik of Schuylerville, received ...

Owens shares thoughts on impeachment inquiry

PLATTSBURGH — Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s predecessor, Bill Owens, is disappointed in Republicans’ approach to the impeachment inquiry. “In a sense it’s pretty obvious that most Republicans have made up their mind already and they’re not really searching for the truth,” ...

Stefanik weighs in on first public hearing

PLATTSBURGH - Following the first public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry, North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, like her Republican colleagues, argued that witnesses put forth hearsay testimony and that no crime was actually committed by President Donald Trump. Deputy ...

Dowd tweet disgusting, sexist, Stefanik says

PLATTSBURGH - North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik called ABC News political analyst Michael Dowd’s comments about her disgusting, sexist and shameful. In a tweet Wednesday that has since been deleted, Dowd wrote, “Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone ...

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

BOSSIER CITY, La. — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by ...

Stefanik challenges Schiff in first public impeachment session

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik took an active role in the process as the first open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry started Wednesday morning. Moments after the first two witnesses were sworn in, Stefanik, a member of the committee, asked two ...

Trump professes his disinterest

WASHINGTON (AP) —What hearings? What phone call? Professing disinterest and disdain, President Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business Wednesday to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest that he was ...

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view hearing

WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are expected to watch on live TV Wednesday as the House kicks off public hearings on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Just don’t expect many Republican senators to be among them, if a quick sampling of them is to be believed. Of eight ...

Stefanik defends King against Omar’s ‘Good riddance’

On Monday U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik responded to news that fellow New York Republican Congressman Peter King will not run for reelection in 2020, defending his reputation as a Muslim Congress member condemned his legislative history as Islamaphobic. Soon after King announced he was ...

Stec, other Republicans push bill to repeal Democrats’ bail reform

State Assemblyman Dan Stec joined Republican colleagues Tuesday in sponsoring a bill to repeal new bail reform measures that otherwise will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The changes, which the Democratic-controlled state Legislature passed earlier this year, would remove cash bail for ...

Stefanik challenges chair in first open impeachment hearing

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik took an active role in the process as the first open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry started Wednesday morning. Moments after the first two witnesses were sworn in, Stefanik, a member of the committee, asked two ...

Stefanik defends Rep. King against Rep. Omar’s ‘Good riddance’

On Monday U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik responded to news that fellow New York Republican Congressman Peter King will not run for reelection in 2020, defending his reputation as a Muslim Congress member condemned his legislative history as Islamaphobic. Soon after King announced he was retiring ...

Stefanik says lawyer was sexist to her in House session

In the transcript of a Oct. 29 impeachment inquiry deposition, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik had an exchange with the lawyer of a witness that she later said was sexist on the lawyer’s part. The document, which was unclassified Friday, shows the testimony of Alexander Vindman, a decorated ...

Stefanik believes impeach vote is certainty

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik stood by claims she made last week that her Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb supports impeaching President Donald Trump, despite Cobb’s statement that she isn’t sure about impeachment, although she approves the inquiry. Stefanik defended her assertion by saying ...

Outgoing town councilor named LP village justice

LAKE PLACID — The village has appointed a new justice, but the decision wasn’t unanimous. At the board’s meeting Monday, two trustees voted to affirm Mayor Craig Randall’s appointment of North Elba town Councilman Bob Miller to fill the village justice vacancy left by David ...