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The White House is scheduled to hold a Coronavirus Task Force briefing at 5:00 p.m. As cases continue to pop up around the country, we expect to hear from the President along with medical experts. Stay tuned to 88.3 FM and WAER.org for continued local and national coverage of COVID-19.

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The impeachment and eventual acquittal of Donald Trump in the Senate Wednesday will undoubtedly be a campaign topic in this year’s election.  And one Syracuse University Expert can see how it might benefit the President. 


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The two members of Central New York’s congressional delegation are optimistic that there will be bipartisan cooperation on some of President Trump’s priorities outlined in his State of the Union Address despite the divisive political climate and an upcoming election. 


President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

You can also find live coverage of the address starting at 9pm on 88.3 FM, WAER.

Many New Yorkers had their eyes on Iowa, as that state starts the selection process for presidential nominees. One local political scientist says there a few things to look for.


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The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

On Tuesday, the live video stream is expected to begin at Noon. You can also listen to the impeachment trial on 88.3 FM WAER.

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A crowd of one hundred-plus endured near-freezing rain to protest a possible war with Iran.  The Saturday demonstration joined others in dozens of cities around the nation after President Trump ordered the killing of an Iranian General. 


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Congress Member Anthony Brindisi (NY-22)has made public his decision to vote in favor of articles of impeachment the House of Representatives plans to take up Wednesday.  The Democrat, who won the seat by just about one percentage point in 2018, says President Trump is his president too.  But the actions for which Trump is accused, are too brazen and likely illegal.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

Tuesday morning,  Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, will testify.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before lawmakers outlines the next steps in their investigation. Watch the debate and vote on the House floor live.

Stay tuned to 88.3 FM, WAER for continued coverage from NPR as the House vote and impeachment inquiry continues.

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