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Late this afternoon, 2014’s most accurate pollster just released his first post-convention forecast.
Spoiler alert: Donald Trump has a 55% chance of becoming President if the election were held today.
Now that Melania Trump has given Michelle Obama’s convention speech and an underwear model/soap opera star has explained how he knows that President Obama is “absolutely a Muslim,” what’s next for Donald Trump’s RNC?
A full day of all that crazy would have some thinking twice, but not New Mexico’s Republicans reports the Albuquerque Journal. “New Mexico delegates stand with Trump” was the front-page headline after Day 1 of the Cleveland Circus this week.
- Staff “pled the 5th” almost 100 times to protect themselves from criminal prosecution
- Federal judge recommends Gov’s top anti-poverty chief be held in contempt of court
- Hundreds of neediest go without food stamps because staff doctored applications to deny them
- Gov’s Human Services Dept. missed deadline to investigate and solve problem on their own
- “Gov. [Susana] Martinez and her administration are completely out of touch with what is going on at the kitchen tables in New Mexico”
More than a month after a parade staffers from the state’s agency responsible for helping the poor and hungry “pled the 5th” almost 100 times in Federal court, a federal magistrate judge recommends that the governor’s top anti-poverty appointee be held in contempt of court for failing to follow court orders to stop improperly denying aid to poor and hungry residents of the state.
- Is anti-choice group Protest Albuquerque about to break the law… again?
This week the denounced anti-choice group ‘Protest Albuquerque’ announced plans to send out more mailers depicting gruesome images and targeting what they call “religious pro-abortion Catholic Democrats.” In this round of mailers they say they will be targeting voters starting with homes in the districts of progressive champions State Senators Jerry Ortiz y Pino and Jacob Candelaria.
In another sign of the influence of progressives on the platform of the Democratic Party, DNC platform committee members this week adopted new planks in their platform calling for a reasoned pathway to future legalization” of marijuana, as well as downgrading marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act.
As the Washington Post reports from Orlando, the 81-80 vote in favor was a surprise to many who expected the party to embrace a state-by-state legalization strategy.
Back home in New Mexico, state Democrats already carried Marijuana policy reform in the state platform. “Marijuana should be decriminalized” says the Democratic Party of New Mexico platform.
It takes a pretty special person to be Donald Trump’s… well, anything.
Most candidates pick a running mate for the voters they can bring out to the polls.
So who is Mike Pence? Why are politicos calling him Trump’s least worst choice and who in New Mexico would actually vote for him?
Five years after Governor Martinez promised to make New Mexico’s economy great again, corporations already in the state now pay fewer taxes thanks to her huge corporate tax cuts, while New Mexicans pay more locally for everything they consume.
Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) help thousands of New Mexicans to put food on the table and receive healthcare. But who is to blame when those who are most in need are denied these critical services? Apparently, no one knows. Back in May we brought you news from a Las Cruces courtroom[…]
With dozens of local voters on hand to watch, the Las Cruces City Council voted yes Tuesday afternoon on a resolution that urges state lawmakers to pass comprehensive background checks on all firearm purchases within the state during the 2017 legislative session!
What does it mean to be independent in our modern world? I’m partial to President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms as they address the conceptual freedoms laid out in the Constitution, as well as Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In a modern world though, FDR’s third freedom, the freedom from Want, affects the ability of everyone in their[…]