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  • Obama to visit four states for damage control on energy issues

    03/21/2012 9:50:23 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/21/2012 | By Susan Crabtree
    President Obama hits the road this week to try to shake off two persistent political liabilities — Keystone XL and Solyndra — and their ongoing damage to his re-election hopes. Instead of shying away from these two political hot potatoes, Mr. Obama seems determined to try to change the public’s mind about them — or at least explain how they fit into his stated “all of the above” approach to energy. It won’t be an easy task, especially with voters worried that rising gas prices could thwart the economic recovery and political opponents charging that Mr. Obama is more committed...
  • Homeowner Won't Be Charged After Shooting Intruder(NM)

    03/19/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 19 March, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Police said a homeowner shot someone who broke into his home in northwest Albuquerque on Sunday morning. The homeowner frantically called 911 after the shooting. Police said the man didn't know the intruder or how he got in. "He had fired numerous rounds at the individual," Sgt. Ferris Simmons said. "The suspect was conscious when police arrived. The homeowner did say he was conscious when he was making the call and crying." ------------cut------------------- "No one ever wants to take another person's life in a situation like this. However, we expect homeowners to defend their families and defend...
  • Mayor's views of president point of contention in city meeting

    03/16/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT · by elkfersupper · 14 replies
    Clovis (NM) News Journal ^ | March 15, 2012 | Kevin Wilson
    Clovis citizens and commissioners debated new Mayor David Lansford’s views on President Obama, and whether they matter for the city going forward. The chairman of the city’s planning and zoning committee, Brent “Bud” DaBell, resigned Wednesday regarding the matter and said his time might be better spent pursuing a recall of Lansford. District 3 Commissioner Bobby Sandoval noted the nationwide attention Clovis has received, and his support for a possible recall of Lansford, in comments that touched off an hour-long debate. He noted concerns that Lansford’s positions would hurt relationships with other communities and federal agencies.
  • Before well-known Battle of Glorieta Pass, Texans captured Santa Fe

    03/10/2012 10:46:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 3/10/12 | Tom Sharpe
    The Confederates who briefly occupied Santa Fe 150 years ago this month found it an inhospitable city with Jewish merchants who refused their money, terrified nuns and a Hispanic majority neutral in the fight between Anglos. Much has been written about the Battle of Glorieta Pass, known as the Gettysburg of the West, which took place from March 26 to 28, 1862. But less is known about Santa Fe's few weeks as a Confederate territory. That is partly because just about anyone who openly sided with the Union had left Santa Fe -- heading either to Fort Craig, south of...
  • Richardson Is Paid To Promote Listed Terror Group (Ex-NM Gov)

    03/10/2012 3:42:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sat, Mar 10, 2012 | Thomas Cole
    Ex-Gov. Bill Richardson is one of several former top U.S. government officials pocketing large fees to speak in support of an Iranian group that is listed by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization. Richardson, a former energy secretary and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was in Washington, D.C., in January and in Paris in February to call on the State Department to remove the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, from the terror list. During the ’70s, the MEK killed U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians working on defense projects in Tehran and supported the takeover in 1979 of...
  • Accused ‘illegal’ gun seller Terri Reese still awaiting bail release

    03/10/2012 7:06:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A member of a gun dealer family jailed since last August for conducting alleged sales to straw purchasers has had her bail release delayed due to procedural documentation requirements, Gun Rights Examiner has learned. Terri Reese, wife of Deming gun shop owner and co-defendant Rick Reese, and mother of co-defendants Ryin and Remington Reese, was granted bail on February 24, provided a property appraisal/title search would be completed to secure her bond, this column reported on February 27. The family spokesperson who gave their side of the story in a February 28 follow-up report confirmed Wednesday that...
  • New Mexico town elects mayor who called Obama evil

    03/07/2012 11:06:20 AM PST · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 1+ views
    A former New Mexico mayor who called President Barack Obama "the carnal manifestation of evil" and said Obama's election was part of a CIA conspiracy has been elected to his former job, according to unofficial results. The Clovis News Journal reports ( ) that former Clovis mayor David Lansford won his old job back Tuesday by defeating Mayor Gayla Brumfield with almost 63 percent of the votes. Lansford, 53, recently gained national attention after the newspaper reported his ties to a fringe religious and political group, ATLAH Media Network in New York. After threatening to withdraw from the race, Lansford...
  • New Mexico robber makes off with cash from register... but leaves part of his FINGER behind

    03/06/2012 8:55:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 6 March, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    Police in New Mexico say a robbery suspect may have left a piece of his finger behind at the crime scene. Police arrived at the Up in Smoke Smoke Shop in Albuquerque after a report of shots fired Saturday night. According to a police spokesperson, the suspect fled the scene after emptying the register, but they believe he left behind his severed finger tip inside a glass display case. Wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses, the armed suspect emptied the register as well as demanded some of the store's glass pipes, according to the filed police report. Finding an opportunity...
  • A Child Has Been Found Who Police Believe To Be Missing Boy

    03/04/2012 9:14:03 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 30 replies
    Carlsbad police said they believe they found Samuel Jones in a hole in a yard of a nearby home at about 7 a.m. Sunday. The boy had last been seen at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said the hole was about 30-feet deep with an opening of about three feet.The Carlsbad Fire Department and a local mine rescue team were assisting in the rescue operation. The child's condition was unknown. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
  • Another Tragedy Results from the Obama Administration's Fast and Furious Scandal

    03/01/2012 1:19:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 11+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/1/2012 | Chris W. Cox
    Three months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that guns illegally supplied to drug cartels in Mexico – as part of the Obama Administration's "Fast and Furious" scandal – would continue to show up at crime scenes "for years to come." Unfortunately, this is the most honest declaration to come out of Holder's Justice Department since this deadly scheme first surfaced. On February 15, 2011, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata was ruthlessly gunned down in the line of duty when his vehicle was ambushed by suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel. Documents obtained by...
  • Albuquerque dog becomes registered voter

    An Albuquerque man says he successfully registered his dog to vote in Bernalillo County. The dog owner said he saw a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico's campus a few weeks ago and decided to see how easy it would be to register his dog to vote. He said he was trying to expose the problems with the registration system. He said he just received the dog's voter registration card in the mail Wednesday, and it was way too easy. "They should verify. Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took...
  • Navajo Nation sues Urban Outfitters

    02/29/2012 11:13:43 AM PST · by Kartographer · 44 replies · 2+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 2/29/12 | FELICIA FONSECA
    The American Indian tribe Navajo Nation has sued Urban Outfitters months after the tribe sent a cease and desist letter to the clothing retailer demanding it pull the "Navajo" name from its products. The lawsuit filed late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico alleges trademark violations and violations of the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act, which makes it illegal to sell arts or crafts in a way to falsely suggest they're made by American Indians when they're not.
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own (cont'd.)

    02/29/2012 7:28:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part Two: The family speaks The Department of Justice is prosecuting members of the Reese family, proprietors of a New Mexico gun store accused of knowingly selling guns to cartel buyers, and has held the family members without bail for over six months. Family assets which they could use to provide a legal defense have been tied up in forfeiture proceedings, and the judge presiding over the case has denied the family’s request to be represented by one attorney. As noted in the first installment of this report, Terri Reese, the wife of defendant Rick Reese and mother of defendant’s...
  • NM gun case shows government treats citizens differently from its own

    02/29/2012 5:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 January, 2012 | David Codrea
    Part One: An economic Waco A member of a gun dealer family arrested over half a year ago for allegedly knowingly selling firearms and ammunition to Mexican cartel buyers has been released on bail, Jeff Knox of The Firearms Coalition reported over the weekend. [Update--per Knox: "Correcting my previous report, Terri Reese has not yet been released from jail. The judge granted bail on Friday evening (2/24) but Terri will not be released until an appraisal and title search can be completed for the property being put up to secure her bond. Bail was set at $2 million and she...
  • Idiot UNM Students Disrupt Invited Speaker; Get Pwnd By Old People (Video via Live Leak)

    02/27/2012 6:35:49 PM PST · by beaversmom · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Live Leak ^ | February 27, 2012 | unknown
  • Majority of N.M. Dems Like Martinez, Poll Says

    02/27/2012 8:41:03 AM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 27, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    A majority of New Mexico Democrats have a favorable opinion of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, and President Barack Obama would easily defeat either of the current top two Republican candidates in a New Mexico contest, according to a new Rasmussen poll.~~snip~~Fifty-four percent of New Mexico Democrats have a favorable opinion of the governor, while 94 percent of Republicans view her favorably. Sixty-six percent of all likely New Mexico voters viewed the governor favorably. Seventy percent of New Mexico men and 66 percent of the state’s women approve of Martinez, according to the Rasmussen poll. Fifty-eight percent of New Mexico Hispanics...
  • The Reese Family Railroad(NM ATF)

    02/26/2012 7:10:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    (17 February) The investigation into the ATF/DOJ Gunwalker scandal code-named Fast & Furious has passed the one-year mark. During that time Congressional investigators have put barely a chip in the stone wall established by Eric Holder and his Justice Department. So far, fewer than 20 percent of the documents requested by Congressional investigators have been produced by the DOJ. There have been a couple of resignations and a few reassignments, and one Justice Department official has refused to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds, but so far there hasn't been the slightest indication that anyone involved is going to spend a...
  • Gerardo Hernandez: Topless dancer sent by political rivals

    02/25/2012 10:20:46 AM PST · by woofie · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/12
    SUNLAND PARK, N.M. — A mayoral candidate in a New Mexico border town says video of a topless woman dancing in his office is a setup orchestrated by political rivals who wanted to force him out of the race. Gerardo Hernandez's claim of dirty politics is the latest scandal to rock Sunland Park, a city seen as so tainted that a House representative has called for a state takeover. Hernandez told KVIA-TV this week that he was in his office with his campaign manager and a job applicant when an unidentified woman began to dance for the three of them,...
  • Polish Man Pleads Guilty in NM License Scam

    02/24/2012 12:21:06 PM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    Albuquerque Journal/AP ^ | 2/24/12 | Russell Contreras
    A Polish man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to a New Mexico driver’s licenses scam aimed at illegal immigrants. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday that Pawel Skladnik pleaded guilty to transporting illegal immigrants. The 38-year-old Skladnik entered his guilty plea Thursday under an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in federal court in Albuquerque.
  • Stylist stops cutting governor's hair over gay-marriage stance

    02/23/2012 12:45:57 PM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | 2/22/2012 | Staff
    When New Mexico governor Susana Martinez articulated her stance against gay marriage ("Domestic partnership is just another word for gay marriage, and I do not support [either]," she said during her election campaign), she might have anticipated political protest -- but she probably wasn't expecting her hairstylist to wage a one-man war against her hair. Antonio Darden, who runs Antonio's Hair Studio in Santa Fe, had previously cut the governor's hair three times, but says he refuses to do it again until she reconsiders her position. "I think it's just equality, dignity for everyone," Darden told KOB news. "My...