Monthly Archives: April 2016

U.S. Political Forecast blog

Ray Copson, who has authored many articles for the NewNY23rd, has created a different blog, “U.S. Political Forecast” that looks at the 2016 Presidential Race. Using a political forecast system created by William Coplin and Michael O’Leary of the Maxwell School … Continue reading

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Why some Incumbents should not be re-elected

 The 150th NYS Assembly District covers all of Chautauqua County, and only Chautauqua County. Cath Kestler, who lives in Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, shares this perspective of  her  State Assemblyman. This article can also be found in the (Dunkirk) Observer Today. Once … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

Dear Secretary Clinton, I am a long-time admirer and proud to say so. Without giving away too much personal information, let’s just say that I know a lot about bullying, and I know you know what that means. Only an … Continue reading

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The House vs. the IRS

The following information was provided by Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA). Cutting the IRS Budget On Wednesday the House considered H.R. 4885, the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act. Under current law, user fees collected by the IRS are available … Continue reading

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The Next Primary?

One Federal Primary election in New York is over. Another Federal Primary, which will help determine who runs for United States Senate and/or House of Representatives. It is tentatively schedule June 28. “Tentatively” because there is a question if one … Continue reading

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Why Democrats might prefer Hillary Clinton

Democrats are lucky to have a choice of two excellent candidates. Here are some reasons that many might prefer Hillary to Bernie. She has administrative experience as Secy. of State. She has been thoroughly vetted–it is unlikely that anything new … Continue reading

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Does Reed share Trump’s Values?

Today’s (Sunday, April 17) Finger Lakes Times “Insight” section’s top of the page headline announces, “Group to Reed…your endorsement of Donald Trump raises many significant questions”. The article is an Open Letter to Rep. Tom Reed. The group, Tools for … Continue reading

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Cruz in Binghamton

A Republican nominee should “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles.”–Jeb Bush In Binghamton, Ted Cruz, asked about his negative view of New Yorkers, said that he meant only “liberal Democrats who are intolerant to the … Continue reading

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Trump, Cruz, Reed, TPP & Fast Tracking

Donald Trump held a rally in Rochester on Sunday, April 10. I watched the broadcast. His tone was classic Trump and the crowd was a bit less rowdy than some. The content  was not much different than others rallies, but I took note … Continue reading

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Yates Conservative “Disappointed that Reed Endorsed Trump”

  A letter in the April 6 (Dundee) Observer started with: “It was so disappointing to read Congressman Tom Reed has endorsed a megalomanic (one who has infantile feelings of personal omnipotence) like Donald Trump for the high office of … Continue reading

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