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  • NM Mayor: 95% of Illegals in Detention Centers Now Being Handed Bus, Plane Tickets to US Locations

    11/20/2014 2:35:03 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2014
    Thursday on Newmax TV's "America's Forum," Artesia, NM Mayor Phillip Burch said since the cases from his town's detention center have been handed over from Virginia judges to judges in Colorado they are now simply housing, feeding, providing clothing and schooling to illegal immigrants until 95 percent are being handed bus or plane tickets to locations within the Untied States of their choosing. The mayor said when he was visited by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson he was told there would be "a rapid detention process," but now the mayor is happy the detention center in his town is being...
  • CLOUT? 35 Anti-Keystone Pipeline Senators Mary Landrieu Helped Elect

    11/20/2014 12:49:21 PM PST · by abb · 9 replies
    The Hayride ^ | November 20, 2014 | Scott McKay
    When it came time for the US Senate to vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) “clout” did not have much of an impact on fellow Democrat senators. In fact, 35 of the senators who voted against the project were given campaign cash by Landrieu since the 2008 election cycle. Take a look here at the list of senators who don’t seem to acknowledge Landrieu’s “clout.” Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) $10,000 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (R-CT) $5,000 Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) $10,000 Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) $7,000 Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) $10,000 Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) $3,500 Sen....
  • Artesia (NM) mayor: 95 percent of families of illegals being released

    11/18/2014 8:23:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Almost all of the illegal immigrant families traveling from Central America to the U.S. are being released from the special facility meant to hold them in New Mexico, according to the mayor of the town where the special facility is located. Mayor Phillip S. Burch told KSVP radio in Artesia, New Mexico, last week that the releases defy Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s own pledge in July to make sure those who ended up at the facility were quickly deported from the U.S. Instead, of 82 illegal immigrants released in one week earlier this month, 77 were let go into...
  • Reader View: Let’s revisit the Second Amendment

    11/17/2014 1:29:43 PM PST · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 11/15/14 | Hank Bahnsen
    There is no Second Amendment right to own guns. So intended the founders!
  • Dear Black People: The Democrats Are About To Break Up With You

    11/16/2014 5:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats. How’s that working out? Black unemployment is twice the national average, poverty rates are higher than before Democrats offered “help,” and the education system fails a disproportionate number of black children. That’s what 50-plus years of blind voting loyalty to Democrats has earned. And, thanks to those same Democrats and the nation’s first black president, it’s about to get a lot worse. President Obama is set to legalize upwards of 5 million illegal aliens, with the dream of granting amnesty and citizenship to 6 million...
  • A ‘gold mine’ or a civil liberties outrage? Civil forfeiture remarks go viral

    11/14/2014 6:45:04 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | November 13, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. — The city attorney of Las Cruces says increasingly broad interpretations of civil forfeiture laws could be “a gold mine” for authorities across the country to seize things such as expensive cars and even people’s homes. But his remarks during a seminar filled with local government and law enforcement officials — made with an amiable bemusement that bordered on glee — were caught on tape and have turned into a gold mine for critics who say the laws turn the justice system on its head and encourage authorities to see the personal property of private citizens as...
  • Report: Major federal lab misused contract funds

    11/12/2014 3:39:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 12, 2014 5:50 PM EST | Susan Montoya Bryan
    Managers at one of the nation’s premier federal laboratories improperly used taxpayer funds to influence members of Congress and other officials as part of an effort to extend the lab’s $2.4 billion management contract, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General said in a report Wednesday. A review of documents determined that Sandia National Laboratories formed a team and worked with consultants beginning in 2009 to develop a plan for securing a contract extension without having to go through a competitive process. That plan called for lobbying Congress, trying to influence key advisers to then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu...
  • Gunnison sage grouse gets federal protection ( Colorado and Utah )

    11/12/2014 10:30:17 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    ap ^ | Nov. 12, 2014
    Federal wildlife officials have granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse, a move that could to bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other land uses to preserve the bird's habitat in Colorado and Utah. ... They're related to the greater sage grouse, which is at the center of a separate and larger debate over federal protection across 11 Western states.
  • Home stretch for drilling law (2nd NM county prepared to prevent O&G drilling)

    11/10/2014 5:26:09 PM PST · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Las Vegas Optic ^ | November 9, 2014 | Martin Salazar
    The San Miguel County Commission on Wednesday will vote on whether to adopt an oil and gas drilling ordinance that imposes some of the strictest requirements on hydrocarbon exploration in the country. The Commission meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. at the County Commission chambers, on the second floor of the old courthouse building. ... Commissioners held a four-hour hearing on the proposed ordinance and Comprehensive Plan changes last Monday, taking public comment from more than three dozen people. Among those present at last Monday’s hearing was Robert Freilich, the Los Angeles planning and zoning attorney hired by the county to...
  • One GOP Lawmaker Shows How to Woo Latino Voters (Pearce, NM)

    11/10/2014 2:14:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 11, 2013 | Neil King Jr.
    LAS CRUCES, N.M.—Rep. Steve Pearce is the rarest of Republican Party officeholders, a very conservative Anglo who keeps winning elections from a predominantly Latino electorate. As the national GOP seeks to improve its dismal standing with Hispanic voters, the 65-year-old former oil man has some advice. "You just have to show up, all the time, everywhere," he said, during a recent barnstorm tour of his district, which sprawls across the southern half of this border state. "Most Republicans don't bother. I do. I bother." Republicans must spend time in Latino neighborhoods with the respectful attentiveness of a small-town mayor. "We...
  • GOP takes control of New Mexico's state house of Representatives

    11/10/2014 12:28:02 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 31 replies
    KOAT TV Channel 7 News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Alana Grimstad
    For the first time since 1953, Republicans will have the majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Current election numbers have Republicans with 37 seats, which is four more than the Democrats control. There were five battleground races Tuesday, according to KOAT political analyst Brian Sanderoff. The GOP won all of those races.
  • Pearce’s huge win over Lara confounds Democratic pundits (R, NM-2)

    11/10/2014 10:14:11 AM PST · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 9, 2014 | Michael Coleman
    The conservative Hobbs Republican not only defeated [Roxanne "Rocky"] Lara, a Carlsbad lawyer and former Eddy County commissioner, but he, percentage-wise, racked up the most commanding election victory in the state – and of his congressional career. [Steve] Pearce won every county in the 2nd Congressional District, even outpacing Lara in heavily Democratic Dońa Ana County. When all the ballots were tallied, Pearce took nearly 65 percent of the 2nd District vote, compared with Lara’s 35 percent. As far as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was concerned, the general election in New Mexico’s 2nd District wasn’t supposed to turn out...
  • How Dems' plans to play Hispanic card crashed and burned in New Mexico

    11/10/2014 7:21:12 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/10/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A devastating blow has been dealt to Democrats’ plans to capitalize on the growing Hispanic population of the United States, playing on immigration concerns to create a solid voting bloc even larger than that of African-Americans. From an altitude of 30,000 feet, ethnic politics seem so simple and basic, but on the ground, in places like New Mexico’s Second Congressional District along the southern border, things get a bit more complicated.
  • Judge vows to stay despite election loss

    11/08/2014 9:35:53 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 38 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | By T.S. Last And Mark Oswald / Journal Nort
    State District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson, rejected at the polls on Tuesday, says she’s not going anywhere and that she plans to stay on the bench through 2016. In Tuesday’s general election, voters in the 1st Judicial District – Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties – voted against retaining Raphaelson. She needed to get 57 percent of the vote to keep her job and came up just short, with about 56 percent voting “yes” on her retention.But Raphaelson now says she should never have been on the 2014 ballot in the first place and that she was not...
  • Gartersnake protection lawsuit to cite grazing [federal biologists not consulted]

    11/07/2014 1:06:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | November 7, 2014 | EMERY COWAN
    It has been four months since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared two southwestern aquatic snakes threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Now, the Center for Biological Diversity has announced that it intends to sue the federal agency over its management of livestock grazing permits, saying they threaten the two listed snakes, the northern Mexican gartersnake and the narrow-headed gartersnake. The snakes are native to New Mexico and Arizona. In a letter to the Forest Service issued Tuesday, the Center argued that livestock grazing threatens the narrow-headed gartersnake and the northern Mexican gartersnake by damaging the riparian areas those...
  • Martinez campaign hit on all cylinders

    11/06/2014 1:13:07 PM PST · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | November 6, 2014 | James Monteleone
    Gov. Susana Martinez’s 15-point re-election win over Democratic Attorney General King was the largest margin of victory ever for a Republican governor candidate in New Mexico, one political expert said Wednesday. The resounding win for the nation’s first female Hispanic governor, who has been touted in some quarters as part of a national GOP ticket down the road, was driven by a good showing in Bernalillo County and her unusually strong performance in northern New Mexico’s Democratic strongholds. Traditionally, Democrats who win statewide races rely on winning Democratic-heavy counties in north-central New Mexico by margins so wide that Republican gains...
  • Deming’s Reese family gets probation for firearms crimes, attorney says

    11/06/2014 12:54:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    Las Cruces Sun-News | November 56, 2014 | James Staley
    Story title and link only; Gannett publication Deming’s Reese family gets probation for firearms crimes, attorney says
  • Reese Sentence (federal firearms raid in New Mexico, 2011 conviction)

    11/06/2014 8:20:25 AM PST · by Carthego delenda est · 13 replies
    Luna County Tea Party Patriots ^ | 11-6-2014 | Luna County Tea Party Patriots
    "In the immediate aftermath of Brian Terry’s murder, the Fast and Furious case in Arizona, the Columbus case in New Mexico, and Agent Zapata’s murder in Texas, the government proceeded to spend millions and millions of taxpayer dollars investigating and prosecuting the Reeses. Some two hundred agents raided their home and business properties over a one week period the week of their arrests. The government seized most of their valuable property and is attempting to keep it all in a civil forfeiture case." "Ironically, AUSA Maria Armijo characterized the Reeses as “greedy” for selling their firearms for a profit."
  • Man gets BernCo. to send 3 dead voters' absentee ballots to own home; FBI seizes ballots

    11/04/2014 9:11:36 AM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    KOB-TV 4 Albuquerque ^ | November3, 2014 | Blair Miller and Ryan Luby, KOB-TV 4
    The Bernalillo County Clerk's office mailed absentee ballots to three dead voters, according to an Albuquerque man named Carlos Villanueva, who brought the ballots into the Secretary of State's Office Monday morning. Villanueva said he suspected similar voter fraud was happening, so he tested the system himself. He chose three random people from local obituaries, and wanted to see if it would be easy to request ballots under their names, even though the people were already dead. Using nothing more than their names and birthdates, he was able to get the Bernalillo Co. Clerk's Office to mail the ballots to...
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    05/16/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 353 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 7 Apr 12 | LD
     Thanks to LD for allowing me to publish this lengthy article that is mirror-posted at The Country Thinker. It will be shocking to some, but I have been accused (politely) of being crazy, insane, and a variety of similar expressions over my political positions. This is my rebuttal to explain in detail why I am not.I don’t normally post on Saturday, but I had a conversation with a political consultant friend of mine on Thursday and what we discussed is just too critical to let slide. (I can’t mention his name because he does paying work for the Big Two;...
  • Roger Stone Makes Gary Johnson a Joke

    06/16/2012 6:55:38 AM PDT · by RealTeen · 17 replies
    NextGenGOP.org | 6-15-12 | Justin Higgins
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was an interesting character in the 2012 Republican Primaries that didn’t get the attention he deserved. I was never a Johnson devotee by any means, but his fiscal record was impressive and his libertarian leanings were worth giving a fair shake in the process. Now Johnson is running as the Libertarian Party candidate for President with hopes of playing spoiler, and as RealClearPolitics reports, he’s doing it with the help of Roger Stone, a rather interesting but mostly mythical operative legend: He doesn’t have a vast campaign account, as the two major-party candidates do,...
  • Obama team sees promise in 3rd party candidacies

    07/31/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/31/2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election effort is paying close attention to two candidates mounting third-party campaigns for the presidency, believing they could draw votes from Republican rival Mitt Romney and help Obama win a few tightly contested states. One candidate is Virgil Goode, a former conservative Virginia congressman who is running as a member of the Constitution Party. The other is Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who is the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. Obama's team has scenarios whereby Obama can win states like Virginia and Colorado with less than 50 percent of the...
  • The libertarian/marijuana conspiracy to swing the election

    10/18/2012 3:10:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | October 17, 2012 | David Sirota
    Robocalls urge pro-drug legalization voters to support libertarian Gary Johnson, and could push the state to Romney The term “perfect storm” is so overused as to be a pathetic cliche — but alas, in politics, it is about the best phrase to describe Colorado in the upcoming election. The state could decide the outcome. And if it comes down to that, it will likely be messy, for we are watching an epic convergence of factors that seem poised to make the square state 2012′s version of Florida in 2000. Here in the center of the Intermountain West, we have polls...
  • Larry King to moderate third-party debate

    10/18/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    AP via CBS News ^ | October 17, 2012
    Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
  • Reverse statism: A reality check for voters considering third party

    10/27/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT · by SincerelyAmanda · 47 replies
    The Washington Times Communities ^ | October 26, 2012 | Amanda Read
    If you think an election that can't be won with your ideal candidate is an election not worth winning at all, think again.
  • Gary Johnson: Obama will win. (GREAT, Vote for Gary = Obama +1)

    11/05/2012 6:47:06 PM PST · by carlo3b · 80 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 11/5/12 | ELIZABETH TITUS
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Monday he thinks President Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney to win a second term. “I think Obama’s going to win, that’s what I think,” Johnson told POLITICO in an interview. “[My vote is] really spread out, meaning I don’t think there’s any state that I’m going to do better than another.” Johnson, who’s on the ballot in 48 states and the District of Columbia, hovers in single digits in the polls. The former two-term New Mexico governor declined to single out any state where he expected to do particularly well but said...
  • New Mexico University President Emails Students: “Vote As Often as Possible”

    11/03/2014 12:10:39 PM PST · by LegendHasIt · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/2014 | Jim Hoft
    This email was sent out by Cheri Jimeno, Ph.D., the President of New Mexico State University Alamogordo to the university students. Jimeno encourages students to vote early and often. “Remember – early voting is available through Saturday. Please be sure to turn over your ballots to read about GO Bond A, GO Bond B and GO Bond C. Yep, Bond B and C have a direct (and wonderful) impact on NMSU-A. So, if you are going to vote “yes” on the bonds, I would encourage you to vote as often as possible….
  • Marine vet to be released from Mexican jail

    10/31/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 46 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sandra Dibble
    TIJUANA — A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.
  • Polls show Republican gaining in overlooked NM Senate race

    10/30/2014 10:49:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/2014
    WASHINGTON – New Mexico's Senate race suddenly is on the radar screen, as new polls show the Republican candidate within single digits of incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Udall. Most political observers had written off the contest as a slam dunk for Democrats. But a pair of new polls shows the race tightening in the final days. ADVERTISEMENT A new Vox Populi poll shows Udall up only 4 points over Republican Allen Weh. The poll puts Udall at 47 percent and Weh at 43 percent, with 11 percent of voters undecided. “The deteriorating national political environment for Democrats and President Obama...
  • USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

    10/30/2014 2:04:18 PM PDT · by walford · 40 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.” The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.” “Weight prejudice (a.k.a. anti-fat prejudice and weight bias) is the presence of negative beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors toward individuals who appear to be overweight or obese,” a grant awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture explains. The grant...
  • Another Udall slips in polls, this time New Mexico’s Tom Udall

    10/29/2014 9:26:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | By Valerie Richardson
    A scion of the Udall family is losing ground in this year’s Senate contest, but this time it’s Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico. The Democratic incumbent saw his once-formidable lead over Republican Allen Weh shrink in two polls released Monday. A survey taken by Research & Polling Inc. for the Albuquerque Journal has Mr. Udall ahead by 50 to 43 points, down from 51 to 38 percent in its mid-September poll.
  • Heinrich pens NYT op-ed defending public lands (NM Senator)

    10/29/2014 4:45:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Monday, October 27, 2014 | Michael Coleman
    Sen. Martin Heinrich, one of the U.S. Senate’s most vocal advocates for preserving federal lands, argued against efforts to transfer federally-owned tracts to the states in an op-ed published today in the New York Times. In the article titled “The Land Grab Out West,” the freshman Democrat from New Mexico argues that attempts by conservative public policy groups and congressional Republicans to transfer federally-owned lands to states, if successful, could open those lands up to eventual privatization for oil, gas and mineral extraction. That, in turn, could leave an American public who has long enjoyed the lands for recreational purposes...
  • Police: Pub dispute takes deadly turn for local deputies (NM Santa Fe Sheriff shooting)

    10/29/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | October 28, 2014 | Uriel Garcia and Chris Quintana
    It’s a mundane assignment, transporting a prisoner to another state. Some deputies consider it a perk, a break from the everyday stress of police work. But for two bright, young Santa Fe County sheriff’s deputies with unblemished records, the assignment turned deadly early Tuesday morning. The deputies, Tai Chan and Jeremy Martin, had stopped to spend the night at a Las Cruces hotel, then went for a drink at a pub near the New Mexico State University campus. According to police reports, an argument that started at the pub continued back at the hotel, and shortly after midnight, Chan fired...
  • Experts: Workers in danger at Hanford

    10/28/2014 8:10:17 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 7 replies
    King5 News ^ | 10/28/2014 | Susannah Frame
    Gannett Company - Link only
  • Police think argument led New Mexico sheriff's deputy to kill fellow officer

    10/28/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    LAT ^ | October 28, 2014 | Chistine Mai-Duc
    Las Cruces police were called to the lobby of the Hotel Encanto around 12:30 a.m. Monday, said spokesman Dan Trujillo, where they found Deputy Jeremy Martin, 29, who had been shot "multiple times." Martin, who was found bleeding profusely just outside the elevator, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other deputy, who is being identified only as a 27-year-old man, is in custody, police said. He is being interviewed by detectives and charges are pending, police said.
  • Oh My: Study Reveals Significant Number of Non-Citizens Vote in US Elections

    10/28/2014 9:14:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Electoral cheating is not the "myth" the Left pretends it is ... More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. ... Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities...
  • Suit Filed to Halt Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients in New Mexico

    10/28/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 28, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On October 27, the New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty, the Southwest Organizing Project, and a number of food stamp recipients filed suit to halt work requirements for food stamp recipients which are set to go into effect in November. The Associated Press reports the changes would require "some childless adults [to] work in order to receive food stamps." Other recipients would have to "search for a job or participate in community service or job training."
  • Poll: Weh Gaining on Udall in N.M. Senate Race

    10/27/2014 7:27:17 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    RealClearpolitics.com ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | By Adam O'Neal
    The U.S. Senate race in New Mexico has flown under the radar for months as political handicappers have almost universally predicted an easy re-election for Democrat Tom Udall. But a new survey from the Albuquerque Journal suggests that the race may be tightening in its closing days. Fifty percent of state voters support Udall (pictured), and 43 percent favor his Republican challenger, Allen Weh. About 8 percent remain undecided. Udall holds key advantages over Weh with Hispanic voters (62 percent to 27 percent) and women (53 percent to 37 percent). Weh leads among men (49 percent to 46 percent) and...
  • Obama’s immigration plan would hurt black workers: Civil-rights commissioner

    10/27/2014 6:52:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights told President Obama Monday that the administration’s reported plan to grant work permits to millions of illegal immigrants of illegal immigrants would have a harmful effect on black American workers. Peter Kirsanow, a Republican appointee to the panel, said in a letter to the president and to the Congressional Black Caucus that issuing millions of work permits to potentially low-wage workers “will devastate the black community.”
  • Sheriff Joe: 36% of Criminals Turned Over to ICE 'Keep Coming Back'

    10/27/2014 7:08:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio reported that 36 percent of the criminals his sheriffs turned over to ICE “keep coming back” ... Last month a guy came back 25 times. So what is this? Either the border is really unsecure, or they're letting these guys out in the streets of Maricopa County. We got a big problem” he said. Arpaio added that releasing illegal aliens with criminal records was a “form of amnesty by the Obama administration.” ... Arpaio also said that the Mexican border has become so dangerous, law enforcement are afraid to cross,
  • Unreliable Source Continues to Dish Dirt in New Mexico

    10/27/2014 4:53:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | October 27, 2014 | Brent Scher
    A former aide to Gov. Susana Martinez (R., N.M.) who was involved in the hacking of emails from the Martinez campaign and was implicated in the subsequent FBI investigation is now being used as a source for anti-Martinez articles in New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican last week published allegations made by former Martinez campaign aide Anissa Galassini-Ford that the governor’s office improperly used government databases against political opponents. The article on Ford’s claims was the paper’s cover story last Thursday and was featured on its website for much of the day.The author of the story, Steve Terrell, notes...
  • Poll: Republican Only Down 4 Points In New Mexico Senate Race

    10/27/2014 9:23:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/27/14 | Alex Pappas
    Most political observers expect incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Udall to easily win re-election in New Mexico, but a new poll suggests the race has suddenly tightened. Udall is only up four points over Republican Allen Weh, according to a new Vox Populi poll shared first with The Daily Caller. The poll has Udall at 47 and Weh at 43. “Our survey shows that the New Mexico Senate race has tightened down to a four point lead heading into Election Day,” said Vox Populi pollster Brent Seaborn. “The deteriorating national political environment for Democrats and President Obama has put Senate races...
  • Martinez cruising to easy win in New Mexico

    10/27/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans are outnumbered by Democrats in New Mexico voter registration 47 percent to 31 percent, while independents, or voters who decline to state (DTS) a party affiliation, represent 19 percent.
  • Eric Holder's Top Deputy Resigns Amid Revelation Fast and Furious Guns Used in Phoenix Crime

    10/17/2014 9:46:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 17 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President Obama’s administration sought to cover up. ... Holder, the attorney general, has failed to cooperate with the Fast and Furious congressional investigation led by Issa and Grassley. Holder was voted, on a bipartisan basis, into both criminal and civil contempt of Congress—a first in the history of the United States for a Cabinet-level official—after he failed to provide documents to Issa’s committee...
  • Utah to BLM: Rein in your cops

    10/23/2014 5:30:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct 03 2014 | BRIAN MAFFLY
    Public Enemy No. 1 for rural Utah sheriffs just happens to be a fellow peace officer: Dan Love, the Bureau of Land Management’s special agent in charge. Elected law enforcement officers from Nephi to Blanding call him an arrogant and dishonest bully who has little regard for local authority and dodges accountability, derailing a collaborative approach to police work on the state’s federal lands. Love reportedly just laughed when Garfield County Sheriff James "Danny" Perkins relayed ranchers’ complaints about federal officers removing plastic feed tubs from the range and threatening the ranchers with litter citations. He drew early controversy during...
  • Groups file FOIA suit over Artesia detention center

    10/21/2014 4:32:13 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 1 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 21, 2014 | ABQ Journal Staff
    Immigrant rights groups filed a Freedom of Information Act court action in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to compel the release of documents regarding the use of the expedited removal process against families with children, including those detained at the family detention center in Artesia, N.M. The groups, in a news release, said the government has not publicly released critical information about the procedures governing its operations at the facility, despite the potentially life-threatening consequences for the women and children detained there.
  • Sheriff's Office: Clerk feared for life, shot robbery suspects (ABQ NM)

    10/21/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    KOB-4, Albuquerque ^ | October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    Fearing for his life, a clerk shot at two robbery suspects at a South Valley store on Monday night, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. One of the suspects [20 year-old Christopher Garza ]died as result, but the clerk is not facing any charges at this time. According to Sgt. Aaron Williamson, the other suspect, 20-year-old Ruben Lucero, has been charged with an open count of murder. Sgt. Williamson said because the two men conspired to commit the armed robbery that led to the murder, Lucero will face the murder charge. In addition to the open count of murder,...
  • Ethnic Aristocracies Have no Place in Modern America

    10/16/2014 4:33:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Once upon a time, the liberal position was to reject the old discriminatory branding of people by the color of their skins rather than by the content of their characters. Not now. Political and career advantage is found in trumpeting -- or occasionally making up -- genealogies. Take the inexact category of Latino or Hispanic -- an often constructed identity that increasingly no one quite knows how to define. Almost anyone can be a Latino or Hispanic, from a fourth-generation American with one-quarter Mexican ancestry, to a first-generation Cuban, to a youth who recently arrived illegally from Central America, to...
  • Mayor: More Immigrant Families Freed Than Deported

    10/16/2014 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 15, 2014 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA
    One of three centers used for detaining Central American families who have entered the U.S. illegally this year has started releasing many more detainees than it deports, a New Mexico city official said. Federal immigration authorities reported 61 releases and no deportations last week at the Artesia Family Residential Center in southeastern New Mexico, Artesia Mayor Phillip Burch said. The numbers show a dramatic change from the center's first two weeks, when 135 people were deported and 12 were released, according to figures provided to Burch by ICE officials.
  • Lawmaker Says ‘At Least 10′ Islamic State Fighters ... Captured at .. Southern U.S. Border

    10/10/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Tuesday nightthat U.S. border officials have caught “at least 10″ Islamic State fighters or people with ties to the group as they tried to enter the U.S. through Mexico,a claim that was immediately disputed by the Obama administration. “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,”Hunter said on Fox News Tuesday night. “There’s nobody talking about it.” Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims "10 Isis Fighters" Caught At The Southern Border. Greta ( 3:23 ) When asked by host Greta Van Susteren how he knows this,...