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McConnell open to Feinstein joining Republican caucus

A Kentucky-based political operative with longtime ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells The Chronicle that McConnell is “very open to the idea” of California Senator Diane Feinstein joining the Republican caucus “particularly in an evenly divided chamber”. Feinstein

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Mike Pence’s debate master class

BY MARC A. THIESSEN Wednesday’s vice-presidential debate was like traveling back in time to an era when political debates were tough, respectful and substantive. And Vice President Pence put on a clinic for how to rope-a-dope your opponent. He anticipated almost every

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Springville woman pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Kennedy M. Weltjen of Springville pleaded guilty today before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of Sexual Misconduct, a Class “A” misdemeanor. The defendant admitted to engaging