Text Us: #30930
Phone: (800) 616 WBEN
Business: (716) 843-0600
| More

Carl Paladino: Headed to Washington?

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While much of the political talk locally since the Trump victory in the Presidential election has centered around Chris Collins' role in a Trump administration, there is another local leader who may be a key piece to the Trump puzzle. 

Carl Paladino.

HEAR Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech

Clinton's Concession Speech: Divided Nation Owes Trump a Chance

A day after Donald Trump, against all odds, won election as America's 45th president, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said the nation proved to be "more divided than we thought" but urged unity and told her supporters, "We owe him an open
Supreme Court

Supreme Court an Early Indicator of Trump Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP/WBEN) - Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away.

The Latest: Multiple arrests at Portland, Oregon protest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on nationwide and international protests against President-elect Donald Trump (all times local): 9p.m. Police in Portland, Oregon, made multiple arrests as rowdy anti-Donald Trump protesters marched



Stay with WBEN On-Air for the Latest | Results and Coverage from ABC News | Analysis and Your Calls with Bauerle & Bellavia 

Refresh for the latest Race-By-Race Results from the Associated Press below. Be patient as this data heavy page loads.



 Click the button below for individual results in your town.

MAJOR LOCAL RACES   For others, consult your Board of Elections on the links above.
U.S. House of Representatives

Erie County District Attorney   (scroll down for the latest)
U. S. Senate
New York State Senate
New York State Assembly
Trump and Clinton Results  New York ONLY   (Other states in map below)
New York State Supreme Court    (8th Judicial Dist)



Inauguration Photos: President Donald J. Trump

Washington, DC (WBEN) - Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States Friday.  Here are some photos from the celebration.

INTERACTIVE: Inaugural Parade

Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - As Washington awaits the Inaugural Parade following the oath of office for Donald Trump, here is an inside look at the parade.
Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump

FOCUS: Ivanka Trump will Evolve 'First Daughter' Role

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- With Ivanka Trump, the typically minor role of a first daughter could get a major makeover.

She was a key player in her father's winning campaign, and people are closely watching the next moves by President-elect Donald Trump's 35-year-old daughter.
Donald Trump
Thank You

Donald Trump says "Thank You"

CINCINNATI (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump returned to his campaign roots Thursday in his first major public appearance since Election Day, resembling the pugnacious, brawling campaigner more than the traditional president-to-be as he held court in front of thousands of adoring fans - and even announced a Cabinet pick from the stage.
Donald Trump
Trump Tweets

Trump Takes to Twitter: Again!

New York, N.Y. (WBEN) - President Elect Donald Trump was frustrated with media coverage Monday night of his claims that illegal immigrants impacted the recent Presidential election and took to Twitter to vent.  Trump aimed most of his attacks at CNN and some of its staff.

Donald Trump

VIDEO: Donald Trump Calls for Healing

PALM BEACH, Fla. (WBEN/AP) -- His Cabinet beginning to take shape, President-elect Donald Trump is offering a Thanksgiving prayer for unity after "a long and bruising" campaign season.

Trump Turns To Haley for UN Post; Considers Carson for HUD

President-elect Trump has made a decision on another important appointment, tapping South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be his ambassador to the United Nations, according to several sources.

VIDEO: Donald Trump Updates Agenda

New York, N.Y. (WBEN) - President Elect Donald Trump has released a video message outlining his agenda for his first days in office and an update on his transition process. 

OPINION: Hamilton Cast "Not throwing away their shot"

As the lyrics go in one of the more memorable songs in the musical Hamilton on Broadway, "I'm not throwing away  my shot".  And that they didn't Friday night following the performance that was attended by Vice President Elect Mike Pence.
Bill de Blasio
So Smoothly

Trump on Transition: "So Smoothly"

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump and his team are battling back against charges of chaos and infighting as they race to set up an administration. The incoming Republican administration got an unlikely boost from outgoing Vice President Joe Biden, who said "no administration is ready on Day One."

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump and his team are battling back against charges of chaos and infighting as they race to set up an administration. The incoming Republican administration got an unlikely boost from outgoing Vice President Joe Biden, who said "no administration is ready on Day One."


TRUMP: Cabinet Process is Organized

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump hadn't been seen in public for days when he walked into New York's 21 Club to applause from fellow diners. The unannounced evening out with family was a contrast to the behind-the scenes machinations that suggested a struggling transition as names surfaced and sank for top administration positions.
Gov. Cuomo
Gov. Cuomo

Cuomo Doubling Down on Pre-election Rhetoric

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Following President Elect Donald Trump's interview with 60 Minutes, where he reaffirmed that he wants to deport illegal immigrants with criminal records, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said yesterday he doesn't plan to change his stance...
Chief of Staff

Priebus To Be Named Chief Of Staff

New York, NY (WBEN) - President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff and conservative media executive Stephen Bannon as his senior counselor.
Staying Put

Collins Says He Wants To Stay In Congress

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Western New York Congressman, Chris Collins is now a member of the tarnsition team for President-Elect, Donald Trump but he says he is not looking for a role in the new administration.
Cuomo Letter

Governor Cuomo Writes about the Election

Last night, the New York Daily News published an open letter to the people of the State of New York from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo following Tuesday's election.
Megyn Kelly
Kelly Book

In Depth: Megyn Kelly Alleges Trump Tried to Influence News

LOS ANGELES (WBEN/AP) -- Megyn Kelly says Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to give her gifts, including a free stay at one of his hotels, as part of what she called his pattern of trying to influence news coverage of his presidential campaign.

Will Lewandowski do a 360 and return to Trump?

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Corey Lewandowski, who served a brief, stormy stint as a CNN commentator after being fired as Donald Trump's campaign manager, has resigned from the network. His resignation Friday afternoon was effective immediately, said CNN spokeswoman Barbara Levin.
Third Night

Anti-Trump protests continue for a third consecutive night

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon, as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump's presidential election victory. Portland

Pence to lead Trump transition team

Washington, DC (AP) Vice President-elect Mike Pence will lead President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, replacing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.  INSIDE:  Rep. Collins on transition team
Anti Trump
Anti Trump

Anti Trump Doll Update

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Canisus College made quick work investigating the a black doll found in a campus elevator Wednesday, causing outrage and becoming an anti-Trump social media meme.

Local Trump Protest Attracts Small Turnout

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Following the lead of marches in major cities, a group of local college students tried to organize a protest on Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo on Thursday.

VIDEO: Obama-Trump Meet at White House

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting "excellent," and his successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president's "counsel."

EXCLUSIVE: Collins Talked of Trump Cabinet, But Will Stay in Congress

(WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins tells WBEN that he was asked if he'd be interested in a role in a Trump administrartion-- but instead will stay in Congress and work in some sort of new liaison role between  the president elect and other lawmaker.


Trump Protests In Buffalo and Beyond

Thousands of demonstrators - some with signs with messages declaring "NOT MY PRESIDENT" - flooded streets across the country  and there are plans for a Bidwell Parkway sit-in in Buffalo Thursday
Anti Trump
Anti Trump

Disturbing Local Anti-Trump Activity

Since Donald Trump's victory yesterday, we haven't seen large protests here in Western New York, at least not yet.  But there has been some troubling anti-Trump activity.  

Hear Hillary Clinton's Concession Speech

It's Trump! Stunning Outsider Victory for 45th President

Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.

INSIDE: Hear his Acceptance Speech

Donald Trump, Mike Pence

Worldwide Reaction To Trump Victory

(AP) While  Trump's election was welcomed in some countries, others talked of a man who has cozied up to Vladimir Putin, told NATO allies they would have to pay for their own protection and build a wall between the US and Mexico
Donald Trump
Trump Wins
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump was elected America's 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House.
Local Dems

Local Democrats Stunned By Election Result

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At the Erie County Democratic Party headquarters, supporters of Hillary Clinton left in near shock as they watched Donald Trump march toward 270 electoral votes.
GOP Watch Party

Euphoria at Erie County GOP Watch Party

By: Mike Baggerman/Twitter: @MikeBaggerman BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Participants at the Erie County GOP watch party in downtown Buffalo were elated for the majority of Tuesday night. When the get-together began at 9 p.m., party-goers were simply enjoying
$$ Scare

Trump Win Rattles Markets

HONG KONG (WBEN/AP) -- The prospect of a Trump presidency jolted markets around the world Wednesday, sending Dow futures and Asian stock prices sharply lower as investors panicked over uncertainties on trade, immigration and geopolitical tensions.

Early Turnout High In WNY

Turnout is steady at several polling places around Western New York, with high-volume creating some typical machine malfunctions at a few locations.


 The Latest Tweets  About and From Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

BELLAVIA: The End of the Grand 'Ol Party

Well we got here. It was a long and arduous journey. Pitfalls, charges of little hands and leaks of the wiki variety colored the foreground of the strangest election since 1840. Regardless of the winner tonight, it was at times hard to see anyone as "winning" this election cycle eighteen months ago.
Local Races

DA, 60th State Senate Races Big Tonight

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There will be two big local races on this election night: the battles for Erie County DA and 60th district State Senate.
Poll Hacking

Board of Elections: Results Virtually 'Tamper-Proof'

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While claims that the election is "rigged" come from Donald Trump, many others have serious concerns when it comes to voter fraud. Are election results, which are placed in to a computer, truly immune to hacking?
New DA

Flynn Next Erie County District Attorney

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former Councilman in the Town of Tonawanda is the new Erie County District Attorney.

Donald Trump
Brady's Vote

Donald Trump Touts Tom Brady Support

Manchester, N.H. (WBEN/AP) - Donald Trump is bragging that he has the backing of two of New England's biggest sports stars.

The GOP nominee says at a Manchester, New Hampshire, rally that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called him today to say he'd voted for him.  VIDEO INSIDE
Hillary Clinton

If elected, Clinton has a lot of promises to keep

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- If Hillary Clinton makes it to the White House, a whole lot of eyes will be on her list of do's and don'ts. Throughout the presidential campaign against Donald Trump, Clinton has made some very specific pledges....
Phone Banks

WNY Dems & GOP Pressing the Case in Buffalo and Beyond

With one day left before election day,  local Democrats and Republicans are doing whatever they can to get out the vote  in Buffalo and beyond, with phone banking to far away Florida, and efforts on the streets of Erie County.
Election Terror?

Could Terror Attack Happen Before Election?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The FBI and New York Police Department say they are assessing the credibility of information they received of a possible al-Qaida terror attack against the U.S. on the eve of Election Day.
No Charges

Comey: No Change In July Decision Regarding Clinton E-Mails

Washington, D.C. (WBEN) FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress Sunday that there is no change in the FBI's decision in July to not pursue charges against Hillary Clinton regarding the then Secretary of State's emails.
Cuomo Visit

Cuomo Rallies Dems In WNY

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo made a stop in Buffalo Sunday to rally area Democrats two days before the election.
No Gun

Update: No Gun Involved

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- No weapon was involved in a commotion that briefly disrupted Donald Trump's Saturday night rally and caused agents to hustle Trump from the stage, the Secret Service said.

OPINION: So, what's gonna happen Tuesday?

I'm not sure about you.  But here's how just about every conversation has started for me over the past several days.

"Hey, what do you think is gonna happen Tuesday", they say.  My answer?  "I just don't know.  I have a few theories but none based on anything scientific and a lot based on my 'gut", I say. 
Donald Trump

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the final days of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton holds advantages over Donald Trump in just enough states to win her the White House - if she can hold them on Election Day. 

Donald Trump Rushed Off Stage in Reno

Reno, NV (WBEN/AP) - Donald Trump was rushed off stage by the Secret Service during a rally in Nevada but returned within minutes.  VIDEO INSIDE

Russia & Trump

Russian media backs Trump, questions US democracy

Russian state-owned media does little to hide its preferences in the U.S. presidential election.
Moshe Sherizen

Who could STILL be undecided? They're out there!

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- After all the sound, fury, fact, fallacy, bluster and blarney of the 2016 presidential campaign, there still are undecided voters out there.


And they're not just people who've buried their heads in the sand.
Donald Trump
Gaining Ground

New CNN Map Shows Moves in Trump's Direction

CNN has made four moves on the Road to 270 map since the previous update, and all of them are in Donald Trump's direction.

FBI, NYPD assess possible al-Qaida threat on US election eve

NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI and New York Police Department say they are assessing the credibility of information they received of a possible al-Qaida terror attack against the U.S. on the eve of Election Day.

Election 2016 Interactive Map

En Espanol

The Trail: Kaine in Spanish; Trump, Clinton Spar

As Trump and Clinton talk about trust and integrity, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Thursday delivered what may be the first presidential campaign speech entirely in Spanish

ALSO INSIDE:  AmishPAC?  Why the campaigns are carving voters into groups.
S&P Factor?

Predictions: S&P Murky, But Palm Reader Sees Trump Win

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Since the 1984 presidential race, the direction of the S&P 500 accurately gauged the winner of the presidential election.  This year, some investment pros says it will not matter.

ALSO INSIDE: Reading Trump & Clinton's Palms.
Lawn Signs

Why One Candidate's Lawn Signs are Trumping the Other's

Less than a week before the election, campaign signs have littered everything from lawns to roadsides, but it's not hard to see that throughout Western New York there's a big disparity between Trump and Clinton signs.
Same Name

What's In A Name: Donald Trump Lived in Buffalo, Hillary Clinton Might Still

Hillary Clinton used to actually live in Buffalo and maybe still does --and so did Donald Trump once. Just not that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that are running for President. .
Darnell Barton

'Hero Bus Driver' Recalls Trump Meeting

In November of 2013, Darnell Barton pulled over the Metro Bus he was driving to stop a woman who was about to jump off a bridge over the 198
Who You Trust?

POLL: Trump Rated More Honest; Contest Stays a Dead Heat

(ABC News)   Hillary Clinton trails Donald Trump for the first time this campaign in who’s seen as more honest and trustworthy

ALSO INSIDE: WBEN EXTRA ON POLLING. How do they do what they do? Who's right?
Change Ballot?

Can Early Absentee Voters Still Change Their Minds?

Early voting - by mail and at polling stations - is already underway in nearly 40 states. At least 24.6 million votes have been cast, and in all more than 46 million people are expected to vote before Election Day, November 8
POLL: Trump!

Trump Leads Nationwide in ABC Poll After FBI Announcement

Strong enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton has ebbed since the renewal of the FBI’s email investigation. She’s now a slim point behind Donald Trump -- a first since May -- in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll
Donald Trump
FBI on E-Mails

Trump Pounds Away, As Democrats weigh down-ballot drag of Clinton email saga

Donald Trump has launched into the last week before Election Day with a new attack against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

ALSO INSIDE:  Do October Surprises matter?
Clinton Emails

WBEN Extra: Clinton Emails, The FBI & The Polls

After Friday's announcement that the FBI has found more Hillary Clinton state department emails NN and ABC/Washington Post polls both say Clinton now leads nationwide by just one single point-- a virtual tie
Swing States

Several States Could Swing Election

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) With eight days before election day, a number of states could make the difference in deciding who's president. 

ANALYSIS: A Tight Race Before the Latest FBI Bombshell

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Even before the FBI dropped the equivalent of a bomb on the Presidential race Friday afternoon, most polls have been pointing toward a tightening race.   And most polls, prior to Friday, still show "advantage' Clinton but also indicate the momentum has been on the Trump side.

Local democrats asked to unendorse Hillary Clinton

Local politicians are battling one-another following the latest investigation into Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server.
Hillary Clinton
Clinton Speaks

Hillary Clinton Asks FBI for Answers

(WBEN) - Hillary Clinton has called on the FBI to release all the information it has in relation to the newly discovered emails that prompted the bureau's latest review of the private server she used while she was secretary of state.  VIDEO INSIDE
Donald Trump
Trump Surge?

The Trail: Trump's Spending Push, CNN Battleground Shift

Just as Donald Trump promises a surge in campaign spending, CNN Is flipping two states that they had listed as "leaning Democratic" -- into more Trump friendly "Battleground" status.
Donald Trump
Obamacare Push

WBEN Extra: Obamacare Hikes A Trump Lifeline?

Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days push to spark election momentum.

INSIDE: What the hikes mean here | Liveline Interviews | Cong. Chris Collins weighs in    ALSO: Trump with Limbaugh
Donald Trump

Trump and Clinton Top Halloween Costumes for 2016

NEW YORK (AP/WBEN) -- Last Halloween, Erin Holin and her husband coiffed their 2-year-old's blond hair, Donald Trump style, and bought him a little suit with a red tie as his costume.
Donald Trump
On with Rush

Trump Tells Rush Affordable Care Act a Failure

New York, NY (WBEN) GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump phoned into Rush Limbaugh's program Tuesday afternoon, decrying the Affordable Care Act, and the 26 percent hike in premiums.
More Emails

WikiLeaks: Clinton Campaign Considered 'Swift Boat'-Style Attack on Trump

 WikiLeaks posted Monday an email exchange that it claims shows top Hillary Clinton campaign staff discussing a "swift boat project" aimed at Donald Trump.
Police Pledge

Trump pledges to stand with law enforcement

Washington, DC (AP)  Donald Trump is pledging to "stand with" the men and women of law enforcement, saying they "have not been appreciated" by the current administration.
Donald Trump
Florida and....

Is Florida Must Win for Trump?

Gainesville, FL (WBEN) A number of pundits say Donald Trump must win Florida if he is to become the nation's 45th president. One of our Entercom colleagues in Florida agrees.

Donald Trump
Trump & Clinton

Almost Joking: Clinton & Trump Trade Barbs At Charity Dinner

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded sharp barbs and brutal takedownsThursday with some booing Trump midway through  the  Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

WNY Campaign

WNY Democrats Gather to Denounce Trump, Want Republicans to Do Same

As the election draws closer, the tension between the two major parties is heating up. On Thursday, Erie County Democrats gathered to call on local Republicans to denounce Donald Trump, or at least let voters know where they stand on the candidate.
3rd Debate

Clinton-Trump Meet in Third and Final Debate

LAS VEGAS (WBEN/AP) -- Threatening to upend a basic pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused Wednesday night to say he would accept the results of the November election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump's resistance "horrifying."
Debate Photos

Final Debate in Photos

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday for the third and final Presidential debate.  It was a fiesty dialogue at times and wide-ranging in content.  Here are some photos snapped during the event.
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump
Debate Tonight

Clinton, Trump set for Last Debate as Ugly Race Nears Finish

The last in a trio of presidential debates, Wednesday's contest in Las Vegas comes just under three weeks from Election Day and with early voting already underway in several key battleground states.

Melania Trump Says Attacks on Bill Clinton Are Justified

Taking a rare public stance on the state of campaign discourse, Melania Trump, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, spoke out today, calling her husband’s attacks on former President Bill Clinton a fair response to what the Democrats “started.”
Donald Trump
Rigged Election?

The Trail: Trump on Rigged Election; Poll on Big Base Support For Both


Donald Trump's top supporters are weighing in his claim  the Nov. 8 presidential election is "rigged" as a new poll shows women for Trump, but overall Clinton gains

VIDEO & More Inside
Donald Trump

Trump Suggests Clinton Uses Drugs

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Donald Trump's latest unsubstantiated salvo against rival Hillary Clinton charges she might have been on drugs during their last debate and challenges her to join him in undergoing a pre-debate drug test ahead 
Attorney Gloria, Summer Zervos,
Another Accuser

New allegations of sexual misconduct rock Trump campaign

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- New allegations of sexual misconduct rocked Donald Trump's campaign Friday as the candidate denounced his accusers, blasted news organizations that have reported the claims and said it all shows "the whole election is being rigged."


Gingrich on WBEN: "Big Trump" Wins Big, "Little Trump" Not As Much

"There's a big Trump, who is historic and who has really moved the whole country. And then there's this guy who whines... "If 'Big Trump' would dominate the next 27 days... he would beat Hilary (Clinton) by 10 or 15 points.  
       -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Donald Trump
Accusers Lying

Trump advisers long on Bill Clinton's case

Donald Trump's all-out effort to drag Hillary Clinton down by focusing on her husband's sexual misconduct may be a relatively new strategy for him, but it's not for the advisers whispering in his ear.
Donald Trump
Outspoken Now?

Amid Reports Ryan Aide May Have Leaked Tape, Trump Lashes Out at GOP

Could a Republican be behind the release of the tape where Donald Trump boasted about chasing extramarital affairs and grabbing women?

ALSO INSIDE: The Growing GOP Rift  | Trump Unshackled
Trump Support

Collins on WBEN Downplays Ryan Move Away From Trump

(WBEN/ABC)  Cong. Chris Collins ( R- Clarence) is downplaying the move by  House Speaker Paul Ryan to no longer defend Trump, but instead spend time working onhouse re-election efforts.

Trump and Pence: Rift or Typical Campaigning?

(WBEN/AP) - Is there a rift between Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence?
Won't Back Trump

Speaker won't defend Trump, focuses on saving GOP majority

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's most powerful Republican told his party Monday that he now is focusing on ensuring Hillary Clinton doesn't get a blank check as president with a Democratic-controlled Congress, suggesting that he doesn't believe Donald Trump can win the election.
Hillary Clinton,Donald Trump

A Nasty Presidential Debate as Trump Tackles Video

ST. LOUIS (WBEN/AP) -- In a debate filled with tension, Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of attacking women involved in her husband's marital affairs and declared she would "be in jail" if he were president. Staring icily at her Republican rival, Clinton said Trump's own aggressively vulgar comments about women had revealed "exactly who he is."
Hillary Clinton,Donald Trump
Debate Photos

PHOTOS: Debate Take Two

Saint Louis, MI (WBEN/AP) - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in a sometimes nasty debate Sunday night in Saint Louis.  Here are some photos snapped at the event.
Trump Today

Damaged but defiant, Trump limps toward debate with Clinton

Local Reaction

Local Reaction to the Trump Videotape

 (WBEN) Locally mixed reaction to the problems Donald Trump is facing after the release of that video tape. Local politicians such as Congressman Chris Collins releasing a statement saying Trumps statements were disappointing and frankly unacceptable
Melania Reacts

Melania Trump Accepts Apology, GOP Calls for Trump to Quit

New York, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - On the day before the 2nd Presidential debate, there are calls for Donald Trump to step aside following his controversial remarks about women released in a video late Friday.  INDIDE:  Read Chris Collins statement and HEAR Gov. Cuomo

Rex Ryan Says No Rift After Report of Players Divided Over Trump

Buffalo Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan said he sees no locker room rift after a report quoted anonymous players who were upset by Ryan's endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.
Split On Trump

Report: Bills Players Part of NFL Lockeroom Racial Divide Over Trump

Bills Coach Rex Ryan and his support of Donald Trump are exhibit number one in a national story about how the 2016 presidential race has divided some teams along racial lines.
Who won?

VP Debate: Pence Calm As Kaine Talks Trump

Republican Mike Pence was calm and steady in the face of Democrat Tim Kaine's fiery and frequent challenges- especially on Donald Trump's provocative ways.

VIDEO & ANALYSIS INSIDE  Also: Kaine Interrupts Twice as Much as Pence
VP Debate

VP Candidates Go On Attack

FARMVILLE, Va. (WBEN/AP) -- Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump's controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense from the Republican No. 2 on Trump's tax history. But Pence left Trump's demeaning comments about women  and Barack Obama's citizenship.
Donald Trump

Trump's Taxes: The Tactics Used, and What's to Learn

(AP/WBEN) - Could Trump's 1995 losses have allowed him to not pay federal taxes for a significant amount of time? What could we learn from his tax returns?
Donald Trump
Trump Foundation

Trump Foundation Issued Cease and Desist in NY

(WBEN) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a cease and desist notice to the Trump Foundation to halt all New York solicitations.
Hillary Clinton

Clinton's remarks on young voters fuel new Trump pitch

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- In a leaked recording from a February fundraiser, Hillary Clinton expressed empathy for young voters who were siding with her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, saying that for people who don't see any economic opportunities,

In Depth: Sex Tapes Takes Race to New Depths

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a "sex tape" featuring the former beauty queen with whom he's feuding. Hillary Clinton's campaign is suggesting that a better rental is the adult film in which Trump himself appears.

POLL: Voters Question Clinton's Health

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports.

Voters - especially men - have more confidence that Trump is healthy enough for the presidency than Clinton, according to the Associated Press-GfK poll.

Trump on the Defensive After Combative Debate

Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of attacks about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate.
Fact Check

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton Deny Their Own Words in Debate

Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error.
Debate Photos

PHOTOS: First Presidential Debate

The first Presidential debate is on the books.  Here are some photos snapped before, during and safter.
Debate Night

Finally: Presidential Debate Night!

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.
Rick Lazio, Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Clinton foe offers debate advice to Donald Trump

 Hillary Clinton's 2000 U.S. Senate opponent has some debate advice for Donald Trump: Stay at the podium. Former Long Island Republican Congressman Rick Lazio tells the New York Daily News Trump should learn from Lazio's
Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is thef

Cruz Backs Trump

Washington, DC (AP) Ted Cruz says he's voting for Donald Trump for president - a shocking about-face after he rocked the Republican convention by dramatically refusing to do so.

The Texas senator says on Facebook that he made the decision for two reasons. First, his promise to support the Republican nominee. And second, his belief that Democrat Hillary Clinton is "wholly
Debate Preps

Trump Raising Questions About Debate, As Hofstra Prepares

A week before the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is putting moderators on notice that he'll be watching to see if they get too rough on him.  And Hofstra University is ready for the spotlight again
TrumpJr. Tweet

Donald Trump Jr. likens Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles

Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles. Seeking to promote his father's presidential campaign, the younger Trump posted a tweet featuring a bowl of the candy Skittles with a warning.
Donald Trump
Ends Birther Claim

Trump finally acknowledges Obama born in US

Washington, DC (AP) Donald Trump has finally acknowledged the fact that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Donald Trump
Foundation Probe

What to Know About the Trump Foundation Under Investigation

New York, NY (ABC) Donald Trump's charitable foundation has come under public and government scrutiny amid recent questions about the source of the nonprofit’s funding and the recipients of its donations.
Sneak Preview

Trump gives Dr. Oz medical report, details not disclosed

FLINT, Michigan (AP) -- Donald Trump on Wednesday handed over a one-page summary of his recent physical on a doctor's television show - but the campaign won't reveal what was disclosed.
Colin Powell
Powell Rebukes

Powell: Trump "A Disgrace"; Clinton "Screws Up" Everything She Touches

(AP) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, in newly leaked emails, criticized both major presidential candidates, calling Donald Trump "a national disgrace" and lamenting Hillary Clinton's attempt to equate her email practices with his.
Hillary Clinton
Health Scare

Health Issue: Clinton Pneumonia Revealed After 9/11 Stumble, Overheating

Leaving a 9/11 event, Hillary Clinton appeared to stumble, with her secret service detail lifting her up and into her van. It has now been revealed that she was diagnosed with  pneumonia on Friday.
Donald Trump
NBC Forum

NBC Forum: Back to Back but not Face to Face

- Hillary Clinton defended anew her handling of classified information as secretary of state Wednesday night, insisting she did not jeopardize national security by discussing the Obama administration's drone program and other sensitive matters on a personal email account.

Donald Trump
At Least Tied

Virtual Tie: Trump Beats Clinton by 2 % in Poll

The latest CNN/ORC  poll now shows  Donald Trump with a slight lead among likely voters, while Hillary Clinton still holds an edge among registered voters  But both leads are within the margin of error, with two months left until the election.
Donald Trump

Trump tells black congregation he wants to fix 'many wrongs'

DETROIT (AP) -- Criticized for urging black voters to support him while speaking to mostly white audiences, Donald Trump visited a predominantly black church to call for a "civil rights agenda for our time." "I am here to listen to you,
Donald Trump
The Wall

Donald Trump Details Immigration Plan in Speech

PHOENIX (WBEN/AP) -- Seeking to end confusion over his aggressive but recently muddled language on immigration, Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to remove millions of people living in the country illegally if he becomes president, warning that failure to do so would jeopardize the "well-being of the American people."
Donald Trump

Trump Says Lots on Mexico, Whose Leaders Aren't Shy, Either

Since the moment he launched his campaign for president, Donald Trump has had plenty to say about Mexico.
Both Disliked

Poll: Clinton Unpopularity at New High, on Par With Trump

(ABC News )   Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, putting her on par with Donald Trump among registered voters.

ALSO INSIDE: Hear Ann Coulter with John & Susan
Donald Trump

Trump to Mexico Just Before Immigration Speech

Donald Trump will be taking his first foreign trip as the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, making a quick visit to Mexico hours before he delivers a major speech on immigration policy.


Trump Rebukes Racism Claims; Clinton Warns of Radicalism

The back-and-forth accusations came Thursday as the two candidates vie for minorities and any undecided voters with less than three months until Election Day.
Donald Trump

Donald Trump: 'Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot'

(ABC)  "Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” Trump said as he appealed to African-American voters.

ANALYSIS: Pollster Zogby Says Clinton/Trump Race Close; Don't Believe Otherwise

In his weekly column on the presidential race, pollster John Zogby of Zogby Stratgies says that while Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in some polls , there are a lot of indicators that the race is far closer than it appears, with plenty of time remaining.

Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel

Clinton's Kimmel VIDEO: Addresses Health Rumors

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. The Democratic presidential candidate said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and supporters
Donald Trump
Clinton Emails

Donald Trump Calls for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Clinton Emails

(ABC News)  Speaking in front of an enthusiastic crowd, Donald Trump intensified his calls for an investigation into his Democratic rival's emails, saying that a special prosecutor must take over the case.
NYS Poll

Poll: Clinton Over Trump by 30 Points In NYS

  The latest Siena Poll of registered NYS voters shows Hillary Clinton with a 30 point lead over Donald Trump, 57-27%.  
Donald Trump

Trump Denying Ryan, McCain Primary Endorsement For Now

"I'm just not there yet," Trump said, closely echoing House Speaker Paul Ryan's own demurral before eventually endorsing Trump earlier this year. 
Donald Trump
Trump Attacks

Trump's Trap?: Can the GOP Nominee Just Let It Go?

For Donald Trump, it's become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can't let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation.
Wrath of Khan?

Fight with Khan family tests Trump's 'say anything' strategy

 Donald Trump  kicks off the first full week of the general election campaign in a clash with a Muslim family who lost a soldier son in Iraq. 

INSIDE  VIDEO | HEAR David Bellavia | Erie GOP Chair Nick Langworthy

Manafort: "Midnight" due to "Obama-Clinton"

Donald Trump's campaign manager says that if Hillary Clinton is right that it's, "midnight in America," it's the fault of Democratic leaders.
Fact Check

AP Fact Check: The Clinton Speech

 In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and did some of the distorting that politicians do when making a case.

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she 's the choice they need to make

AUDIO: Hear Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech

Dems in Philly

Clinton Speech Caps off Convention

It was a moment America had never seen: a woman accepting a major party's nomination for president. Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday, pledging to unite a divided country and casting herself as a tested, steady hand

AUDIO: Hear Chelsea Clinton at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Andrew Cuomo at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Gen. James Allen at the DNC

I Accept...

Hillary Clinton Completes Historic Rise

PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) -- Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, steeled for the challenges of a volatile world by decades in politics that have left some Americans skeptical that she understands their lives.

VIDEO: Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution? To rapturous cheers, Pakistan-born Khizr Khan fiercely attacked the billionaire businessman Thursday at the Democratic convention
Fact Check

FACT CHECK: The DNC & Trump Often Not The Full Truth

With Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show, reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.

Obama Passes The Baton In Speech praising Clinton

(AP) Hillary Clinton has the stage. Stepping out of the shadows of presidents past, the former first lady, senator and vanquished-candidate-turned-secretary-of-state appeared unannounced on the platform at her nominating convention, pointed a finger at P

AUDIO: Hear President Obama's Speech

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide - if anything,
Hillary Clinton
Speaks Tonight

What Will We Hear from Hillary Tonight?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Tonight's the night we hear from Hillary Clinton as she accepts the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention. We dug through recent archives to get an idea of what she may speak about.


AUDIO: VP Joe Biden's Speech

Donald Trump

Trump to Russia: Uncover Deleted Emails

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Obama Tonight

Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years ago, never materialized. Still, he says he remains undaunted. In 20

Sanders Loyalists Warn of Dem. Party Split

(AP) Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.
Bill Clinton

Pres. Clinton: Hillary's Salesman-in-Chief

On Tuesday night  Bill Clinton tried to make sense of years of stories about his wife Hillary to try and make the case for the newly minted Democratic presidential nominee

AUDIO: Hear Pres. Bill Clinton's Tales of Life with Hillary

AUDIO: Hear "The Mothers of the Movement" - Moms of Violence Victims

Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage

With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.

Could the Economy Point to a Presidential Winner?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There are a little more than three months before the presidential showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. One financial planner says the markets could be the compass to the presidency.

AUDIO: Sen. Charles Schumer at the DNC

AUDIO: 9/11 WTC Collapse Victim Lauren Manning

AUDIO: Howard Dean at the DNC

AUDIO: Lewna Dunham & America Ferarra

AUDIO: Former Atty. Gen. Eric Holder

AUDIO: Hear Meryl Streep

Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Nominee

Hillary Clinton Gets Democratic Nomination

Philadelpha, PA (AP) Hillary Clinton becomes first woman to win convention votes needed to claim presidential nomination of major US party.

DNC Discussion

Hear Here: Analysis & Discussion - Day 1 of the DNC

Will Democrats - or have they already - achieved unity?  What will happen next? How significant were the Sanders and Obama speeches?   

Buffalo's Early News & WBEN.com explore it all after the convention's first day 
The Bern

Sanders: "Not Even Close" ; Tells Supporters To Vote Clinton

Senator Bernie Sanders outlined his issues and urged those who support them, to support Hillary Clinton for President

AUDIO: Hear Bernie Sanders at the DNC

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama

First lady draws sharp portrait of Trump, without naming him

Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention on Monday and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has

AUDIO: First Lady Michelle Obama at the DNC


Local Democrats React to Convention Controversy

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Leaked emails suggesting the DNC had played favorites for Hillary Clinton during the primaries is casting a shadow over the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
Elizabeth Warren

Warren Derides Trump As "Selfish"

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren made an impassioned case for Hillary Clinton on Monday, hailing her as a tenacious fighter on behalf of working people while dismissing presidential rival Donald Trump as someone who "cares ab

AUDIO: Hear Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the DNC

AUDIO: US Sen. Corey Booker at the DNC

AUDIO: US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at the DNC

NV State Sen. Pat Spearman - LGBTQ at DNC

AUDIO: Hear Sarah Silverman at the DNC

AUDIO: Hear Al Franken at the DNC

Bernie Sanders

Different reactions in broadcast booths and on convention floor

(AP) CBS News' Scott Pelley was succinct: "Bernie Sanders heals the breach." That was his analysis after Sanders' speech to the Democratic national convention Monday, after a raucous first day filled with restive supporters of the V
No Protests

Bernie Sanders urging backers not to demonstrate

Philadelphia, PA (AP) Bernie Sanders is urging supporters not to demonstrate on the floor of the Democratic National Convention.
Won't Open DNC

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Won't Open Party Co

Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman says she won't gavel her party's national convention to order on Monday afternoon.
Open Doors

Sanders: Wasserman Schultz's exit opens doors

Philadelphia, PA (AP) Bernie Sanders says that Debbie Wasserman Schultz's departure from the Democratic National Committee will "open the doors of the party to people who want real change."
Email Leak

FBI To Look At DNC Sanders Email Leak

FBI confirms that it's investigating hack involving Democratic National Committee emails. More than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials have been leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention this week

DNC Chair, Wasserman Schultz To Resign

Washington, D.C. (AP/WBEN) Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she is stepping down as Democratic Party chairwoman at the end of this week's convention.

County Executive Previews Democratic National Convention

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- County executive Mark Poloncarz says Americans will see a much different convention this week than the last.

DNC rules meeting agrees to a Compromise on Superdelegates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The role of superdelegates could be significantly reduced in future Democratic presidential primaries under a compromise deal struck at the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday.

Hillary Clinton Selects Sen. Tim Kaine as VP Running Mate

Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party's nominee for vice president.
Schumer on RNC

Schumer Hopes DNC 'Will be Focused on the Positive and not the Negative'

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer weighs in on this week in Cleveland the next in Philadelphia.

AUDIO: Hear Donald Trump Accept The GOP Nomination


Local Delegates Impressed With Trump Speech

Cleveland, OH (WBEN) - The New York delegation was front and center for Donald Trump's acceptance speech that closed the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Speech Text

Text of Donald Trump Acceptance Speech

Text of presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech to the Republican National Convention, as provided in advance by the Trump campaign.
I Accept...

Donald Trump "Humbly" Accepts Party Nomination

CLEVELAND WBEN/(AP) -- Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness."

Trump tours convention arena before RNC speech

Cleveland, OH (AP) Donald Trump is doing a walk-through at the Cleveland arena where he will accept the Republican Party's nomination for President Thursday night.
Donald Trump

Convention Crescendo: Trump Accepts Nomination Tonight

Three long days of attacks on Hillary Clinton, floor fiascos and testaments to Donald Trump have come and gone, and now the big moment of the Republican National Convention has arrived.
Defyin' Ted

Cruz Defends Speech; No Support for Personal Attacks

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz remained defiant about Donald Trump Thursday, saying he is not a "servile puppy dog" and vowing not to support anyone who wages personal attacks

Delegates Boo Cruz; Pence Presses for Unity

Delegates at the Republican National Convention thunderously booed Ted Cruz for refusing to endorse Donald Trump Wednesday - clouding an evening intended to highlight vice presidential candidate Mike Pence as a unifying force for the party.
Rock Star

Column: Donald Trump - Rock Star, not Politician

Cleveland, Ohio (WBEN-Tim Wenger) – As I stood on the sun-soaked grounds of Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center for the arrival of Donald Trump to the #RNCinCle, it became quickly apparent that this was not your usual political photo op arrival.  But, then again, nothing about Donald Trump and the Trump campaign is typical, is it?


Trump Arrives in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH (AP) Donald Trump has dramatically landed in Cleveland in advance of accepting the Republican nomination for president.

Trump speechwriter apologizes for Melania Trump's speech

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A speechwriter for Donald Trump's company said Wednesday she made a mistake and apologized for using passages from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech in the Republican party convention speech delivered by Melania Trump.


Cruz: No Sign of Trump Endorsement, But Plenty of Ambition

Sen. Ted Cruz's Texas-size political ambitions will be on full display Wednesday as the primary runner-up delivers a prime-time convention speech, but holds off on a full-throated endorsement of Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Listen Here

HEAR HERE: RNC Day Two Highlights & Analysis

From Buffalo's Early News, hear a collection of interviews re-capping Day Two of the convention, and analyzing the events there

Day Two Highlights: Trump Nominated

Donald Trump has officially won the Republican Party's presidential nomination, making the businessman the GOP standard-bearer after a rollicking primary season that saw him vanquish 16 rivals.
NY Nominates

VIDEO: NY Delegation Puts Trump Over Top; Securing Nomination

Buffalo's Carl Paladino was front and center as Donald J. Trump Jr. officially announced the New York delegation results nominating his father as the Republican nominee for President.


AUDIO: Hear Congressman Chris Collins Speech

AUDIO: Hear NJ Gov. Chris Christie

AUDIO: Hear Dr. Ben Carson's Speech

AUDIO: Hear House Speaker Paul Ryan's speech

AUDIO: Hear Donald Trump JR

AUDIO: Hear Tiffany Trump at the RNC

AUDIO: Ultimate Fighting Championship's Dana White

Trump Movement

Collins Gives Nominating Speech for Trump

Cleveland, OH (WBEN) The first Congressman to endorse Donald Trump gave the second speech to nominate Donald Trump for president at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Collins Tonight

Collins Prepared For Prime-Time Convention Speech

(WBEN) For about three minutes tonight, Cong. Chris Collins will be in the national spotlight when he delivers one of two speeches seconding Donald Trump's nomination for  President of the United States.
Day 2

Copied Speech Dominates Tuesday morning RNC Discussion

Day one of the Republican National Convention left people buzzing on Tuesday morning, but not about Rudy Giuliani or Scott Baio.

GOP Convention: Day One Analysis, Melania and More

"Melania Trump didn't write that speech. A speech writer did and needs to resign immediately," says former Trump operative Michael Caputo, a WBEN contributor who has served as speechwriter on many campaigns.   
Caputo was just part of our discussion of the convention's first day.   MORE INSIDE

PHOTOS: Monday on the Floor at the RNC

INSIDE: Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Melania Trump, and if you look closely at the New York Delegation picture, that  definitely looks a little bit like Erie GOP Chair Nick Langworthy's forehead in the background, at left, over her left shoulder

AUDIO: Hear Rudy Giuliani's RNC Speech

Nominee Night

After outbreak of dissent, Trump powers toward the prize

(AP)  Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention.

AUDIO: Hear Melania Trump's Speech

AUDIO: Marcus Lutrell at the RNC

Hear stranded Navy Seal Marcus Lutrell , Author of :Lone Survivor"  on behalf of Donald Trump

Melania Trump Speech Lines Mirror Michelle Obama's

Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contained two passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

AUDIO: Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson

AUDIO: "All Lives Matter" - Hear Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke

HEAR HERE: Benghazi Mom Pat Smith Blames Clinton for Son's Death

Hear Pat Smith, the mother of one of those killed in the Benghazi attacks at the Republican National Convention Monday

AUDIO: Benghazi Survivors Speak, after RNC Video Lays Blame on Clinton

HEAR IT NOW: Actor Scott Baio at the RNC

No Roll Call

Hasty approval of convention rules amid outcry

Cleveland, OH (AP) Republican leaders have hastily approved rules that will govern the Republican National Convention - but approval came over the loud objections from anti-Donald Trump delegates.
Column: RNC Security

Column: Safest Place in America? Cleveland!

Cleveland, Ohio (WBEN - Tim Wenger) If you're feeling a little uneasy and insecure with all the chaos unfolding in places like Baton Rouge, Dallas and Orlando, you may want to head to perhaps the safest place in America this week.   Cleveland.  Yup.  Cleveland and the Republican National Convention.
#RNCinCle Photos


Cleveland, Ohio(WBEN) - WBEN has a team on the ground at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, including Tom Bauerle, Brian Mazurowski and Tim Wenger.  Here are some photos from the "other end of the lake"!

What to Watch For at The GOP Convention

From protestors, to celebrities, to Trump almost supporters like Paul Ryan, there will be much to watch for at the GOP convention.   INSIDE:  A list of some storylines.

WBEN's Coverage of the Republican National Convention brought to you by  Ellicott Development Corp.

Buffalo's Early News each morning with ABC's Aaron Katersky in Philadelphia, Erie County Dem. Party Chair Jeremy Zellner and more. | Continued Coverage from ABC News begins at 7 each night

Trump's convention to feature less glitz, more family

(AP) Donald Trump once promised a "showbiz" convention, packed with flash, celebrities and a "winner's night" featuring sports stars and champion coaches.   Instead, the Republican National Convention kicking off Monday i

What to Expect

HEAR HERE: Monday Convention Previews

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president. Buffalo's Early News and WBEN.com

Republican Convention Starts, with Baton Rouge Kilings As Backdrop

The Republican National Convention is set to kick off as the nation reels from another deadly shooting and dissident delegates stage a longshot, last-gasp effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP nomination for president.y>

Democrats Keeping Close Eye on Cleveland

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Democrats are waiting on the sidelines this week with the national focus on the Republican party in Cleveland, but Democratic party leadership will be busy.
Donald Trump

Trump Completes Improbable Rise in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) -- A year ago, few imagined Donald Trump as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention - let alone as its star.

Back then, maybe the billionaire New Yorker was alone in thinking he would arrive in Cleveland this week as the GOP's presumptive nominee for president.

Clinton using Republican convention to spur voter signup

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's campaign is launching a major voter mobilization drive during the Republican National Convention, setting a national goal of getting more than 3 million people to register and commit to vote in the 2016 election.
My Partner

Trump Introduces Gov. Pence as "My Partner"

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate on Saturday, calling him "my partner in this campaign" and his first choice to join him on the Republican presidential ticket.

It's Official: Trump Picks Pence for VP

I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016

Donald Trump says on Twitter that he's picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate.

Trump says he'll hold a news conference on Saturday morning.

Trump had originally
Mike Pence
Running Mate

Mike Pence Accepts Donald Trump's Offer for Vice President Spot

Indianapolis, IN (ABC) Donald Trump asked Mike Pence to be his running mate, and the Indiana governor accepted, a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News.
Collins at RNC

Rep. Collins Previews Republican Convention

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- The first member of congress to endorse Donald Trump is one of the names to speak this coming week.
Donald Trump

Speakers Revealed for Republican Convention

(WBEN) - The speakers list for next week's Republican National Convention has been released by the party, and includes some familiar names from the world of entertainment.

Sanders endorses Clinton for president

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is at last endorsing Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee for president.
Berned Out?

Sanders To Endorse Clinton; Poll Shows Youth Gap Lingers

Just 26 percent of young whites and 49 percent of Hispanics have a positive opinion of the former secretary of state. Both groups - strong for Sanders-  overwhelmingly say she is not trustworthy.

State Dept. Reopens Clinton Email Investigation

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides.
Campaign Impact?

Hardwick: Trump Should Stick to the Facts to Capitalize on Clinton Email Finding

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The FBI's recommendation of no charges against Hillary Clinton was not surprising to one area political analyst. He notes expected the Donald Trump campaign to pounce on the findings.
Campaign w/Obama

Clinton: Obama embodies leadership

Hillary Clinton is praising President Barack Obama and his family effusively as she takes the stage at her first rally with the president.


Hillary Clinton Interviewed by FBI

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI about her use of a private email server as secretary of state, her campaign said Saturday, as federal investigators neared the end of the probe that has hung over her White House bid.

Clinton and Lynch Met Privately at Phoenix Airport

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.
Not Worried

Paladino: Trump Campaign Changes Shouldn't Affect Matters

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The recent departures of Corey Lewandowski and Michael Caputo from Donald Trump's campaign team does not have the New York State leader worried.

AUDIO: Caputo Leaves Trump Campaign

(WBEN) - Western New York native Michael Caputo has left his position in Donald Trump campaign on the same day Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Bernie Sanders
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife Jane arrive onstage for a rally in Washington, Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Clinton Wins DC Primary, As She Meets With Sanders

(AP) Hillary Clinton brought a close to the presidential primary season with a win in the nation's capital and a meeting with rival Bernie Sanders, hoping to set a tone of Democratic unity heading into next month's party convention.
Donald Trump

Clinton, Trump Differ on Fighting Terrorism

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Fiery and measured in turn, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered drastically different proposals Monday for stemming the threat of terrorism and gun violence that have Americans on edge following the deadly weekend attacks at
Never Say Quit

Awkward: Dems Dance Around the Word 'Quit' on Sanders

What to do when one presidential candidate clinches her party's presidential nod but her effectively vanquished rival refuses to leave the race?  First, avoid saying the words "quit"

INSIDE:  How to say it without saying it.


HEAR Hillary Clinton Claim The Nomination

in a speech delivered Jun. 7, after primary wins in three states clinched the delegate count

HEAR IT NOW: Sanders Vows To Fight On

After winning only two out of  six available states on Tuesday Jun. 7, Bernie Sanders pledged to continue to the convention. Click the headline to hear his speech

HEAR Donald Trump's Victory Speech

after winning more primaries Tuesday June 7

HEAR HERE: From Buffalo's Early News, What Comes Next?.

After Hillary Clinton's election victories Tuesday, Now What?

Hear WBEN's John Zach & Susan Rose with Prof. Bruce Bryski, Buffalo for Bernie's Brian Nowak, Analyst Matt Dowd and ABC Correspondents Alex Stone and Brad Mielke
Hillary Clinton

Even Before California, Clinton Claims Nomination

Hillary Clinton declared victory in her yearlong battle for the heart of the Democratic party, seizing her place in history and setting out to confront Donald Trump.

BREAKING NEWS:  Clinton Projected Winner in California

Voters Looking Ahead to General Election

 Democratic and Republican voters say they have long been weighing and comparing candidates with an eye toward who could come out on top in November..
Donald Trump

Trump Says Comments About Judge 'Misconstrued'

Washington, DC (AP) Republican Donald Trump says that his attacks on the judge handling the Trump University case have been "misconstrued."

Primary Results: California, NJ, NM, and The Dakotas

Six states go to the polls Tuesday evening in the last major round of presidential primaries before the nominating conventions.  And while you probably won't have to stay up late tonight to know the ultimate outcome-- most tallies have Hillary Clinton already with enough delegates to clinch the nomination -- if you are watching to see whether she loses to Bernie Sanders in California
She's Got It

Delegate Numbers Add Up for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON WBEN/(AP) -- Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president, and will be first woman to top the ticket of a major U.S. political party.
Barack Obama

Report: Obama Set to Endorse Clinton This Week

President Barack Obama is poised to formally endorse Democrat Hillary Clinton, his former secretary of state, and start aggressively making the case against Republican Donald Trump.
Ready For Hillary

Clinton On Cusp of Clinching Nomination

Having overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in a pair of weekend elections in the Caribbean., Clinton is set to garner enough delegates to win the nomination tomorrow, possibly even before California polls close.

California Poll: Clinton Up By Only 2 Points Over Sanders

Heading into the last big primary day, California's Democratic contest looks close with Hillary Clinton up two points on Bernie Sanders, but a lead in New Jersey could clinch the nomination for her Tuesday
Paladino on Fox

VIDEO: Paladino On Fox Hits Schneiderman on Trump Suit

 VIDEO INSIDE As Paladino goes "On the Record" with Greta Van Susteren.

Also:  Trump  comments on the federal judge  "of Mexican heritage" presiding over the case
Donald Trump protest
Trump Rally

Protesters Punch, Throw Eggs at Trump Supporters

A group of protesters attacked  Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate's rally in San Jose on Thursday night.

Paul Ryan
Voting for Trump

Speaker Ryan: 'I'll be voting for' Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's going to vote for Donald Trump.

Donald Trump
Trump V. Media

Trump Takes on The Media: Video & Interviews

"The press should be ashamed of themselves," Donald Trump said during a news conference where he called one reporter "a sleaze", and another "a real beauty"

INSIDE: See the Video |  ALSO: Michael Caputo & Lee Coppola on The WBEN Liveline
Donald Trump
Trump Fight

Trump Goes After Press in News Conference

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump's heated war with the media reached new heights as he turned the brag-worthy feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans' charities into a sparring match with reporters pressing him on the issue.
Trump Votes

Trump's Campaign Likely to Turn On The Margins

Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama. And it could come in small groups on the margins.

ALSO INSIDE: Can Trump Steal Sanders Voters?

Trump v. Sanders Debate?

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Chances are likely slim, but what about a Donald Trump-Bernie Sanders debate heading into the crucial June 7 California primary? That possibility surfaced Wednesday.

State Dept. Faults Clinton in Emails

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.
Protest PHOTOS

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several.   

Trump Win

Trump Within 41 Delegates of Nomination

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday, but Clinton's win brings no delegates, while Trump's inches him within striking distance

ALSO INSIDE  : Ryan Endorsing Trump
Hillary Clinton
Closing In

Delegate Math: A Matter of 'When' Not 'If' for Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination.

After losing three of four state contests in May, Clinton has maintained a lead over Bernie Sanders of 271 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses.
Chad Behrend
NRA Endorsement

NRA Endorses Donald Trump for President

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBEN/AP) -- The National Rifle Association is endorsing Donald Trump for president.
Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Struggles with Trump's 'Attenting-Getting' Moves

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump kept himself planted firmly in the political spotlight this week with one headline-grabbing move after another - launching a social media defense of his treatment of women, listing possible Supreme Court nominees, and rapidly declaring an Egyptian plane crash an act of terrorism.
Bernie Sanders
Split Wins

Sanders, Trump Win in Oregon, Clinton Wins Kentucky

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Bernie Sanders has won Oregon's presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky. The Vermont senator is vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aims to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly: A Trump Truce?

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- When Megyn Kelly sits down with Donald Trump for her prime-time special on the Fox broadcasting network, the Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by the presumptive Republican nominee since he began slamming her after last August's Republican debate, where he was galled by her tough questioning as one of its moderators.


Clinton Looks to Widen Lead Over Sanders With Wins in Kentucky, Oregon

(ABC News) Even though Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are gearing up for the general election, they still need to amass the required number of delegates to secure their respective nominations. Clinton is trying to prevent losses in Oregon and Kentucky
Donald Trump

Trump Ramping up National Team For Battleground States

(AP) Donald Trump is moving quickly to install political operatives in more than a dozen states, targeting Maine and Minnesota among others that traditionally favor Democrats, as the Republican White House contender lays the groundwork for an expanded ele
Bill & Hillary

Hillary In the Oval; Bill In Charge of Jobs?

The notion of a 2-for-1 Clinton presidency is back. Recalling sunnier days of growth, low unemployment and budget surpluses under her husband, Hillary Clinton is telling Americans that Bill Clinton will be "in charge of revitalizing the economy"
Donald Trump

On more than one issue, GOP's Trump sounds like a Democrat

NEW YORK (AP) -- As he tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, Donald Trump has a challenge: 

Ryan says there's no timeline for unifying behind Trump

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn't have a timeline for unifying behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Trump: Denies Posing as Spokesman

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Back when Donald Trump's love life was tabloid heaven, a Trump spokesman with intimate knowledge of the businessman's personal relationships offered juicy stories about a failing marriage, a new live-in paramour and three other girlfriends he was juggling at once.
Donald Trump

On Capitol Hill, Trump Presses Unity - and Charm?

Donald Trump is winning over his Capitol Hill critics, demosntrating the power of his personality and some  closed-door charisma that's  triggering a fresh wave of GOP optimism.

BREAKING NEWS: Paul Ryan -Donald Trump Joint Statement

At the end of their meetings on GOP unity this morning....
Donald Trump
Happy Together?

Ryan, Trump Release Joint Statement After Meeting

Washington, DC (WBEN )The presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, the party's top elected official  say thjey are "totally committed to working together" to achieve party unity.

INSIDE:  SEE Ryan's  Remarks  | READ Trump-Ryan Statement

Talk Talk

Hear Here: More On The Ryan-Trump Talks

INSIDE:  Hear WBEN's John Zach & Susan Rose with ...
   Cong. Chris Collins | Michael Caputo | Fmr. Cong. Tom Reynolds | ABC's Lana Zak | Politico's Kyle Cheney | WBEN's Dave Levinthal in DC
Paul Ryan
Trump Support?

Can Trump-Ryan Meeting Bring GOP Unity ?

The likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump  and House speaker Paul Ryan sit down face-to-face for the first time, a week after Ryan stunned his party by refusing to back the mercurial billionaire for the White House. And certain issues are l
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Wins

Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBEN/AP) -- White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday - a victory that will do little to slow the former secretary of state's steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.
Donald Trump
Trump Wins

Two More Wins for Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted.

Donald Trump
VP Shortlist

AP Interview: Donald Trump Says He's Narrowed VP Shortlist

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump, the Republicans' presumptive presidential nominee, says he's narrowed his list of potential running mates to "five or six people," all with deep political resumes.

Election Results: West Virginia & Nebraska

More than 100,000 West Virginians will have their ballots counted in Tuesday's election, even though the only competitive presidential primary race is on the Democratic side.

That's because of heavy participation in early voting. Nearly 101,000 people cast ballots before Tuesday, more than in any other year since early voting was allowed in 2002. And more than 5,000 turned in
Donald Trump
Hillary Trumped

Poll: Trump Wins Ohio, Ties Clinton in Penn. & Florida

 A surprising poll out this morning shows Donald Trump may do better in a race against Hillary Clinton than many thought. The latest from a Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday morning shows that in the he key battleground states of Florida a
Bernie Sanders
Fights On

Primary Day: Bernie Sanders Fights on

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- For Bernie and Jane Sanders, the revolution continues, despite the odds.

Donald Trump

TRUMP: Unify? Yes. But on HIS Terms.

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump says he's all for bringing together the Republican Party, but the many GOP officials he's branded losers and lightweights will have to fall in line because the voters have spoken.

Paul Ryan
No Support

Speaker Paul Ryan Won't Back Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's not ready to support Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

Cruz's long White House run could bring fresh GOP clout

In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future.
Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to boost Trump's White House bid - after all the bad blood between them - or simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes
Bernie Sanders

Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care

Sen. Bernie Sanders' call for "Medicare for all" is changing some of the debate with many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law, unsure about its place among their party's achievements.
Donald Trump

Morning Roundtable: Hear About Trump's Next Moves, VP

The last man standing in Donald Trump's path to the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended his campaign Wednesday, making Trump the party's presumptive nominee.WBEN's John Zach and Susan Rose discussed the topic with Prof. Kevin Hardwick & Erie Co. GOP Chair Nick Langworthy
Donald Trump

How Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it.    Donald Trump took the rules of modern politics, trashed them and became the last man standing for the Republican n

On Capitol Hill, GOP muted a day after Trump's ascension

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee.
Hillary Clinton

Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers

With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire. The Democratic front-runner's campaign believes Trump

VIDEO: Looking at Possible Trump VP & Cabinet Picks

Donald Trump says he's setting up a vice presidential vetting committee "very soon" that could include some of his former running mates. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer Wednesday, Trump said that he has yet to begin to serio
Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump

Trump Vows Unity; Says He Could Consider Kasich for VP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall
John Kasich, Joe Shean, Joshua Bowman
Race Over

Kasich to Drop Out of Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party's nomination.


Donald Trump
Hear Here

Interviews & Analysis: Hear What Indiana's Election Results Mean

Donald Trump's victory in Indiana Tuesday and Ted Cruz's abrupt decision to drop out resolved the Republican nominee for 2016  means there are a lot of questions still unanswered.    Our team of experts and analysts tackled them this morning on Buffalo's Early News.

CNN National Poll: Clinton Beats Trump Nationwide By 13 points

 CNN/ORC poll numbers,, show that Hillary Clinton would beat Donald Trump, even though more people think he is best qualified to manage the US economy. From CNN: The new CNN/ORC Poll, completed ahead of Trump's victory last night, found Clinton
Bernie Sanders

Sanders: "More Victories In the Weeks to Come"

Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign.
Donald Trump
Big Winner

Donald Trump is Presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee

INDIANAPOLIS (WBEN/AP) -- In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Ted Cruz
Cruz Out

Ted Cruz Suspends Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (WBEN/AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.
Insults in Ind.

Cruz, Trump Trade Insults to the End as Indiana Votes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Assailing each other with no letup, Republican front-runner Donald Trump and challenger Ted Cruz traded insults, charges and more Tuesday as Indiana voters went to the polls in what could be an all-but-decisive presidential primary election.
Indiana Primary

Could Indiana Spell the End for Cruz?

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) -- Most of the projections have Trump finishing about 25 delegates short of the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination, but could another dominating showing put him over the top? WBEN's political analysts weigh in.
Trump in CA

Rowdy Trump Protests Portend Explosive California Primary

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported. Police did not use force.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
Clinton v Trump

Race for White House: Clinton Gears Up for Trump Race

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks.
Rowdy Rally

Several Arrests As Trump Rally Turns Rowdy

Raucous protesters and supporters of Donald Trump took to the streets in California leading to some 20 arrests as the Republican presidential contender brought his campaign to conservative Orange County.

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee

"I don't understand. I mean, it's not 'Never Trump.' It's 'Never Hillary.' Never, never, never, Hillary. Come on. Wake up and smell the coffee," said Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania.

Inevitable? HEAR What Tuesday's Voting Means

Bolstering his grip on the Republican primaries, Donald Trump prepared Wednesday for a general election showdown with Hillary Clinton.

INSIDE:  Hear a series of interviews from Buffalo's Early News.
Donald Trump
Clean Sweep

A Clean Sweep for Donald Trump

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states on Tuesday, giving the Republican front-runner fresh momentum in his push for the nomination even if his pathway has little room for error.
Hillary Clinton
Clinton Surges

Hillary Clinton Surges with Super Tuesday Wins

PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton added four more states to her victory column Tuesday night, strengthening what's rapidly becoming an all-but-unstoppable march to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Primary Preview: What To Expect Tonight

Our primary election coverage of voting in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware & Rhode Island begins Tuesday evening at 7 pm.  In the meantime, here's the rundown .

THE TIMELINE:  Polls in all five states close at 8 p.m. EDT. Delaware typically does the quickest count, with half its vote counted by a little after 9 p.m. Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island should
Donald Trump

Clinton, Trump Aiming for a Sweep

PHILADELPHIA (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, leaving his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the Republican front-runner on a fragile coordination strategy in the next rounds of voting.
Dump Trump

Cruz, Kasich Take 'Dump Trump' to New Level

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBEN/AP) -- In an extraordinary move, Donald Trump's Republican rivals late Sunday announced plans to coordinate primary strategies in upcoming states to deprive the GOP front-runner of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination.
Donald Trump
Not Changing

Donald Trump: He's Not 'Toning it Down'

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WBEN/AP) -- A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning.
Reince Priebus, Sharon Day
GOP Rules

Spotlight: GOP Nomination - Loopholes Galore

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WBEN/AP) -- So, it turns out you don't have to be nominated to become the Republican presidential nominee.  Seriously.  At least for now.
Donald Trump
Empty Primary?

Pennsylvania GOP Primary Won't Mean Much, Until Convention!

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WBEN/AP) -- Pennsylvania, long an afterthought in presidential primary stakes, may emerge as a key player in crowning this year's Republican presidential nominee.

Voters Speak

Voters Speak Out After Active NYS Primary

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Voters across the state are casting ballots in presidential primaries that could be pivotal for Republicans and Democrats.

Clinton's Lead

Clinton Sweeps State; Even With Tight Erie Co. Numbers

(WBEN) Even as local supporters were watching Hillary Clinton's televised victory speech, several top officials were on their phones, checking the Erie County numbers that briefly had Bernie Sanders ahead of her.
Sanders Surprise

Sanders Makes Surprising Showing in WNY

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) While Bernie Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton statewide, he had an impressive showing in Western New York, winning all but Erie County, where it was a virtual dead heat.

Confident Republicans Watch on as Trump Wins Easy

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - At Erie County Republican headquarters, supporters didn't have to wait long for answers Tuesday night. Just seconds after the polls closed, Donald Trump was declared the New York winner.
Big Wins

Trump, Clinton Triumph in NY Primaries

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to victory with ease in Tuesday's New York primary, with Trump bouncing back from a difficult stretch in the Republican contest and Clinton pushing closer to locking up the Democratic nomination.

New York Presidential Primary Results

Your browser does not support the iframe HTML tag. Try viewing this in a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or later.
Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton
Voting Probs?

New York AG to Staff Hotline for Primary Day Poll Problems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York primary voters will be able to report problems at the polls through a special hotline.
Hillary Clinton
Big Wins?

Both Clinton and Trump Looking for HUGE Wins in NYS

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Competing on home turf, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton hoped to emerge victorious from Tuesday's primaries in New York, contests that offer big delegate hauls and an opportunity for the front-runners to inch closer to their parties' nominations.

Trump Supporters Greeted by Protests

Before the Trump rally, approx.  250 protestors were assembled across Perry Street from the First Niagara Center

Turnout Expected to be Huge for Presidential Primary

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Both elections commissioners in Erie County expect turnout to be larger than normal for a presidential primary.
Donald Trump
Trump Rally

Donald Trump Makes Final Push in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Republican Donald Trump is making his final pitch to New York voters, vowing to boost the state's economy and touting New York values ahead of Tuesday's primary.
Doanld Trump
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to introductory remarks before speaking in New York's Trump Tower building, Monday, April 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Trump Rallies in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Thousands filled First Niagara Center Monday night to hear from Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Trump told the crowd he would bring jobs back to the US. "Companies are moving to Mexico and every place else," says Trump. "We have NAFTA, which by the way was a Clinton deal, and he is married to crooked Hillary Clinton." Trump says if
Rally Photos

PHOTOS: Trump Rallies in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Presidential Primary spotlight is on Buffalo as Donald Trump brings his largest rally to date to First Niagara Center.  Here are some photos snapped before, during and after. 
Rex Ryan
Introducing Trump

Ryan to Introduce Trump

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) There will be a piece of the Buffalo Bills at First Niagara Center tonight. Rex Ryan says he will introduce Donald Trump at the rally.
Bill Clinton
He's back

He's Back! Bill Clinton to Campaign in 716 Monday

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Just over a week after an campaign appearance for his wife in the Buffalo area, former President Bill Clinton will return to Buffallo Monday for a campaign event on the eve of the New York primary. 
No Parking

UPDATE: Trump Rally Parking Restrictions

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are getting set for the rally for Donald Trump o be held at First Niagara Center Monday evening.   Parking for the event will be restricted, with several lots closed.
New NY Poll

POLL: Trump Poised for Sweeping Win Tuesday

New York, N.Y. (CBS/WBEN) - Donald Trump heads into his home-state primary of New York with a large edge over Ted Cruz and John Kasich, 54% to 21% and 19% respectively. The lead, if it holds Tuesday night, would net him the bulk of the state’s delegates and put him back on a path – albeit a narrow one – to the 1,237 needed for nomination.
Donald Trump
Yes He Can

SPOTLIGHT: How Trump Can Win BEFORE the Convention

WASHINGTON (AP-STEPHEN OHLEMACHER) -- To all the political junkies yearning for a contested Republican convention this summer: not so fast.
Ted Cruz

Cruz wins all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- Painstaking organization and in-person campaigning paid off again for Ted Cruz on Saturday as he nailed down all 14 delegates up for grabs at the Republican Party convention in Wyoming. The result leaves Donald Trump facing yet anothe
RNC Uproar

GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an extraordinary display of internal discord, the chairman of the Republican Party's rules committee accused top GOP officials Saturday of "a breach of our trust"
Donald Trump

Tickets for Trump Rally Available NOW

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Online tickets for Donald Trump's rally in Buffalo are available now.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders

Clinton Sanders Face-Off in Debate

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Deepening their increasingly bitter feud, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president in Thursday night's Democratic debate, sparring over Wall Street banks, how high to raise the minimum wage and gun control.
Town Hall

Cruz Holds Town Hall at UB

Amherst, NY (WBEN) Texas Senator Ted Cruz in WNY participated at a MSNBC town hall with "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd and said that a possible GOP convention demand for him and Trump to join on a ticket "Aint gonna happen"
Ted Cruz
Town Hall Today

UB Prepares to Host Ted Cruz

Amherst, NY (WBEN) Today's the day when 300 or so invited guests fill the Katherine Cornell Theater to hear from Ted Cruz in a town hall hosted by NBC's Chuck Todd.
Donald Trump
Live on WBEN

Trump on WBEN: I Probably Could Get Along with Cruz

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump phoned into Tom Bauerle's show Wednesday afternoon discussing a number of topics, including women, Colorado primaries, and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton
New Poll

New Poll: Clinton Lead Narrows

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/Siena) - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has narrowed the lead against former New York Senator Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic voters, however, she still has a double digit lead 52-42 percent, down from a lead of 55-34 percent on March 7 among registered Democrats.
Donald Trump
Delegate Game

Trump Winning Votes, But What About Delegate Game?

DES MOINES, Iowa (WBEN/AP) -- Already behind the curve in organizing for the Republican convention, Donald Trump has missed crucial deadlines in a number of states to lock up delegates who would stay loyal beyond the first ballot.
Paul Ryan
Count Him Out

House Speaker Ryan Rules Out Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is definitively ruling out a bid for president this year, telling the GOP, "Count me out."

Sanders Lags in Delegates but Leads in Likability

A new poll says Bernie Sanders has one clear advantage over his Democratic and Republican presidential rivals - a lot of people actually like him.

ALSO INSIDE: Enthusiasm for other candidates low

PHOTOS: Sanders Plays The Hits at UB

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at a campaign rally Monday  at and outside the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena. Here's some photos
from the Associated Press's Mel Evans

VIDEO: Watch the Sanders UB Speech Here


Buffalo a Solid Showing for Sanders

Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN) -- An estimated 8,500 turned out to "Feel the Bern" Monday evening; seemingly more than were in attendance when President Obama made a visit three years ago.
Bernie Sanders
Feel the Bern

Bernie Sanders Rallies in Buffalo

Amherst, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied more than 11,000 supporters in Buffalo, urging them to help create a large turnout in next week's New York presidential primary.
Ted Cruz
Cruz Coming

Cruz to Visit WNY Thursday; Kasich in Buffalo Not Likely

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A bit of a change in plan for the Ted Cruz campaign with a Buffalo visit now set for Thursday. John Kasich meanwhile is not likely to appear in WNY before the primary vote
Donald Trump

PHOTOS: Trump Rallies Rochester

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump  rallied approx. 2,000 supporterrs at  JetSmart Aviation Services on Sunday

Pictures and VIDEO inside
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Rally

UB Petition Leads to Sanders at Alumni Arena

Arrangements for Overflow Crowd Being Made for Alumni Arena appearance tonight.
Doors Open at 4 for 7 pm Event

Donald Trump
Trump Stump

Trump on the Stump in Rochester

Rochester, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Donald Trump is blasting a "corrupt" election system for complicating his path to the Republican nomination.

Front Page

Satirical Boston Globe Front Page Gets Attention

BOSTON (WBEN/AP) -- The editorial board of The Boston Globe is using a satirical front page to express its uneasiness with a potential Donald Trump presidency.
Bernie Sanders
Sanders Win

Bernie Sanders Wins Wyoming

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential caucuses in Wyoming, adding another state to his victory total in his race for the nomination against front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Ted Cruz

Update: Ted Cruz to Campaign in Buffalo

Buffalo,NY(WBEN) We now know more about Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz' plans to campaign in Buffalo, likely late i the day Friday.
Hillary Clinton

Clinton Rallying in 716: Qualification Spat "Silly"

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN-AP) - Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made two campaign stops in Buffalo Friday.  At a public rally at the Pierce Arrow Museum, Clinton says that while she's been called a lot of things over the years, "unqualified is not one of them."
Hillary Clinton

AP-GfK Poll: Many Dislike Clinton _ But More Disdain Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In any other election year, more than half the country holding an unfavorable impression of a candidate for president would be cause for alarm.

Hillary Clinton
PHOTOS: Hillary

PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Buffalo

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Buffalo for two campaign stops.  WBEN cameras are capturing images along the way, both inside and outside of the events.
Bernie Sanders
At UB Mon.

Bernie Sanders UB Visit Planned Out

Amherst, NY (WBEN) We're learning more about Bernie Sanders' visit to the UB campus on Monday.
Bill Clinton

Local Man Charged with Threats to Kill Clintons, Candidates

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. (WBEN) - A Cheektowaga man is charged with threatening to kill former President Bill Clinton, Mrs. Clinton and the other Presidential candidates. 
NY Values

'New York Values' Haunting Ted Cruz

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- Ted Cruz's attempt to upset native son Donald Trump in the Empire State primary has so far turned on three words: "New York values."
Ted Cruz
To Buffalo?

When Could Ted Cruz's WNY Visit Happen?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A local organizer for the Ted Cruz campaign says expect the Republican presidential hopeful to appear sometime late next week.
Donald Trump
Poll Dislike

AP-GfK Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly View Trump Negatively

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks.
Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski , Eric rump
In Buffalo

Trump to Hold First Niagara Center Rally, Cruz Looks at Buffalo

(WBEN) - Sources tell WBEN that Donald Trump is looking to hold a rally at First Niagara Center in Buffalo on April 17.
Hillary Clinton
NY Matters

2016: Hey New York, We Matter!

NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) -- The year's biggest, wildest show is finally coming to Broadway.

And Brooklyn. And Buffalo. And Syracuse.

The presidential primary is descending on New York.
Ted Cruz

Cruz, Sanders 'Cruise' to Vistory in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (WBEN/AP) -- Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party's convention. Bernie Sanders carried the Democratic race over Hillary Clinton, a win that still leaves him with a mathematically difficult path to the White House.
Ted Cruz

On Wisconsin: What to watch for in the Presidential Primary

- Ted Cruz aims to use Wisconsin's presidential primary to extend Donald Trump's recent rough stretch on the campaign trail. Bernie Sanders would like to administer some tough medicine of his own .


Wisconsin Primary: Complete Results on Demand

Voters are lining up across Wisconsin to cast their ballots in the state's presidential primary. The stakes are high in Tuesday's contest as candidates from both parties fight to win enough delegates to become their party nominees. Early poll
Hillary Clinton
Bill with Her?

Will Clintons Be Together at Same Time?

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A lot of excitement in the air as Hillary Clinton and her husband former President Bill Clinton campaign in Western New York this week says a former Democratic leader. But a question remains: will they campaign together in the same place?
FBI 2016

FBI Playing Role in 2016 Presidential Campaign

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - While the FBI isn't in the business of endorsing candidates they do have an expanded role in the 2016 election cycle.
Bernie Sanders

Clinton, Sanders Agree to Debate in NYS

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to a Democratic presidential debate next week in New York, ensuring a high-stakes televised showdown ahead of the state's influential primary.
Donald Trump
Trump Failing?

Trump on Defense, Trying to Regain Momentum in Wisconsin

(AP)  Presidential candidate Donald Trump was on defense Saturday as he kicked off a three-day sprint to Wisconsin's primary.
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton Coming to WNY Tuesday

The Bill Clinton event in Cheektowaga Tuesday kicks off a week that ends with a WNY Hillary Clinton rally, and comes while the Trump and Sanders campaigns are both suggesting local appearances from their candidates will follow soon.
Hillary Clinton
NY Primary

Clinton Frustrations Grow as NY Primary Approaches

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) -- Hillary Clinton snapped at a Greenpeace protester. She linked Bernie Sanders and tea party Republicans. And she bristled with anger when nearly two dozen Sanders supporters marched out of an event near her home outside New York City, shouting "if she wins, we lose."
Donald Trump

Trump: Leave Abortions Laws 'As Is'

WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump now says abortion laws should not be changed.

It's a pendulum swing for the Republican presidential contender on an issue that's caused him grief since he said earlier in the week there should be "some form of punishment" for women who get abortions if the procedure is outlawed.
Donald Trump

Poll Shows Clinton, Trump Lead Heading Into NY Primary That Matters

It's not a typical New York primary.
Donald Trump

TRUMP: Under Fire on Abortion, Tries to Court Women

MADISON, Wis. (WBEN/AP) -- Donald Trump is fighting to convince a skeptical Republican Party he can improve his standing among women, even as he takes back an explosive comment about abortion and attacks the credibility of a female reporter police say was illegally grabbed by the GOP front-runner's campaign manager.  VIDEO INSIDE

What Pledge?

Trump, Cruz, Kasich Wont Say They'll Still Back GOP Nominee

None of the three Republican presidential candidates still in the 2016 GOP White House race is committing to support whoever the party chooses as its standard-bearer in the fall campaign.
Bernie to UB?

UB Students Launch Petition Drive to Bring Bernie to Buffalo

Amherst, NY (WBEN) A group of UB students has launched a petition drive to bring Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to the UB North campus.
Donald Trump

Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Assault

Florida police have charged Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple assault in connection with an incident earlier in the month involving a reporter.
Overall, how would you characterize how President Trump's first 100 days are going?
  Better than I expected
  About what I expected
  Worse than I expected
View Results

Get it Now

WBEN iPhone App



Photo Galleries

RSS Center