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US: New Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • The Doomsday Device Tax

    09/05/2012 10:05:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2012 | Patrick Howley
    New Mexico Dem Senate candidate Martin Heinrich misleads with defense of medical device tax. Democratic New Mexico congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich defended his vote to uphold a job-killing provision of Obamacare on Tuesday, despite his previous acknowledgment that the provision would have negative economic consequences for his home state. ... Heinrich voted June 7 of this year to uphold the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers that will take effect next year under Obamacare ... The medical device tax is sure to be a hot topic in the New Mexico campaign. New Mexico is home...
  • N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme ( Obamacare taxes )

    09/05/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jul 24, 2012 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Republican Heather Wilson, a candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, has a new ad criticizing her opponent, Democratic congressman Martin Heinrich, for voting twice for a medical device tax that Heinrich had noted himself would be bad for job creation. ... Wilson, a former member of the House, is running to replace retiring Democrat Jeff Bingaman in the Senate.
  • Tea Party Express Announces “Winning for America” National Bus Tour [Sept 12-Oct 1](Update # 31)

    09/04/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 4, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Announces :"Winning for America" National Bus Tour 25 Battleground States in 21 Days Starting September 12thSacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Jana Waller, Hostess Of Skull Bound TV – Sportsman Channel Showcase

    08/31/2012 5:08:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 August, 2012 | Staff
    New Berlin, Wis. --(Ammoland.com)- How did you get started in the hunting and the TV industry? I began writing for hunting websites and magazines in 2006 in order to stay connected to the hunting community. I met fellow writer and producer , Jim Kinsey, and we began discussing what we both felt was missing in many of the current hunting shows. One idea lead to another and our show SKULL BOUND was born, tying in my skull business and passion for conservation. What is the biggest mishap that has happened while filming an episode? Luckily, we haven’t had too many...
  • What A Gloomy GOP Campaign Guru Just Told Me

    08/27/2012 9:37:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has Mitt Romney up by a point over Barack Obama 47% to 46%. (46% is a truly horrible number for an incumbent.) But it is going to take more than a few narrow polls to change what I sense to be the widespread mood here that Romney is very narrowly losing, but the race remains winnable. So it was with great interest that I listened to the thoughts a longtime, much-respected GOP operative, whom I will nickname the Gloomy Guru. Among GG’s observation: Romney will win North Carolina Ohio is iffy in GG’s view,...
  • Romney to Call for Energy Independence by 2020

    08/24/2012 6:44:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2012 | J. Robert Smith
    Mitt Romney traveled to Hobbs, New Mexico yesterday to push energy independence for North America in eight years. As president, Romney would embark on energy independence by first empowering the states. Reported Yahoo! News: In what his campaign is billing as a major policy speech, Mitt Romney will unveil an energy plan Thursday that would give states the power to determine whether drilling and mining should occur on federal lands within their borders as part of a larger effort to increase domestic oil, coal and natural gas production and achieve energy independence. The Obama administration has emphasized expensive, unreliable, and...
  • New Mexico Senate: Heinrich (D) 48%, Wilson (R) 41%

    08/23/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 23, 2012
    Democratic Congressman Martin Heinrich receives his highest level of support yet against former Congresswoman Heather Wilson in New Mexico’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New Mexico Likely Voters shows Heinrich with 48% of the vote to Wilson’s 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • Romney says US energy independence is achievable (Pledges 3 million new energy jobs created)

    08/23/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | August 23, 2012 | Julie Pace and Matthew Daly
    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Seeking to reset his economic message, Republican Mitt Romney pledged Thursday to create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in revenue by ramping up offshore oil drilling and giving states more control over energy production on federal land. Romney, reviving a long-elusive goal pushed by presidents and presidential candidates for decades, said his plans would make the U.S., along with Canada and Mexico, energy independent by 2020. "This is not some pie in the sky kind of thing," Romney told voters in Hobbs, the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas industry. "This is...
  • Feds propose 1,200 sq. miles for jaguar habitat in S. AZz (and more in NM)

    08/19/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Aug 17, 2012 | Dylan Smith
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing that 838,000 acres near the U.S.-Mexico border be designated as critical habitat for jaguars. While a small section of the proposed zone is in New Mexico, most of the land is in Southern Arizona, including the area of the proposed Rosemont Mine. The move was hailed by the environmental group that has long worked for jaguar protection. "Jaguars once roamed across the United States, from California to Louisiana, but have been virtually extinct here since the 1950s," said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, which sued to...
  • Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone, AZ Burns

    08/19/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/13/2012 | Ralph Benko,
    Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style. The Feds to Tombstone: “If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama.”... Obama, is truly the out of touch candidate. The U.S. Forest Service — of which the president is ultimate boss — is preventing, on the flimsiest of excuses, Tombstone Arizona from rebuilding its water pipeline. Obama, conniving, is putting Tombstone, a fixture of American history, in mortal danger. ... A massive forest fire in 2011 wiped out the vegetation in Coronado National Park, wherein lies Tombstone’s waterworks — which were destroyed by the...
  • Obama Talks Colors, Food, Super-Powers, and Music in Interview with New Mexico Radio Station

    08/17/2012 6:54:40 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/17/12 | Daniel Halper
    Summary: Pathetic community organizer talks with radio talk show hosts at KOB FM in New Mexico.
  • Student Group Tells Santa Fe To Ban Plastic Bags To Help “Everybody In The Universe”

    08/17/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Consumerist ^ | August 17, 2012
    Santa Fe believes the children are its future, and as such, its leaders say they are listening very seriously to a group of students who are urging the city to ban plastic bags in grocery stores and other places that use them. The kids have solid reasoning — as one fifth-grader said, "Stop using plastic bags and help everybody in the universe including people who are going to be alive in the future."
  • President Obama Fields Softball Questions From KOB Radio DJ’s (NM-FM)

    08/17/2012 11:53:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Fri, Aug 17, 2012 | Michael Coleman
    No one expected KOB -FM’s “Morning Mayhem” radio hosts to subject President Obama to a Mike Wallace-style grilling about his economic policy this morning, but the DJ’s may have set a new standard for softball questioning of the president in an election year. Here’s a sample: KOB: If you had a superpower, what would it be? Obama: This sounds — it’s kind of a weird super power, but if I had something that I could immediately wish for, I would love to be able to speak any language. Now that’s a weird super power — it might not come in...
  • Spanish pledge of allegiance causes uproar (New Mexico)

    08/16/2012 5:29:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    koat.com ^ | 8-16-12 | KOAT (ABC)
    CORRALES, N.M. - A controversy emerged Tuesday night at the Corrales Village council meeting when the audience was asked to say the pledge of allegiance in Spanish. The words in Spanish on a projector didn't help, and even after the mayor explained that it's a village tradition, the crowd defiantly said the pledge in English. Corrales Mayor Phil Gasteyer said the incident was disrespectful, unfortunate and embarrassing. "There was some disrespect shown to the village and its residents," Gasteyer said. The mayor said he's never had a crowd challenge the Spanish language before. He said it could have something to...
  • Obama immigration amnesty to include middle school dropouts

    08/15/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2012 | Neil Munro
    Administration officials confirmed on Tuesday that they have expanded the White House immigration policy for younger illegals to include low-skill immigrants who have not completed middle school or high school. The shift adds roughly 350,000 low-skill immigrants to the Department of Homeland Security policy, which was initially portrayed as including only 800,000 people under the age of 31 when it was announced by President Barack Obama in a Rose Garden statement on June 15. The inclusion of middle school dropouts clashes with Obama’s portrayal of the illegal immigrants as skilled workers, scientists and entrepreneurs. ... The foreign workers will enter...
  • A disturbing new trend among immigrant children ( illegals )

    08/15/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/15/2012 | Maria Guerrero
    There’s a stunning trend happening within the immigrant community around the country and in New Mexico. Many undocumented parents are fearful not just of immigration officials, but of their own children. “I don't know what to say about that. That's kinda terrible," said Paul Martinez of Albuquerque. It may sound unreal but there have been cases reported of U.S. born kids and teens threatening their undocumented parents with having them deported. ... ‘"Even the little ones, two years old, start to abuse their mothers because they see that violence at home," she said. “The idea is that they're going to...
  • New York Voters More Likely to Opt for Muslim President Than Atheist or Born-Again Christian

    08/15/2012 5:11:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 15, 2012 | Stoyan Zaimov
    New York residents are less hesitant to vote for a Muslim or Mormon presidential candidate than either an atheist or a born-again Christian, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University, found that 30 percent of voters said they are less likely to vote for an atheist, while 27 percent said they would be less likely to vote for a born-again Christian. On the other hand, 24 percent are less likely to vote for a Mormon, while 19 percent are less likely to vote for a Muslim.
  • Firearms Restrictions Plan Fails in Corrales (NM)

    08/15/2012 8:42:57 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Wed, Aug 15, 2012 | Rosalie Rayburn
    A proposal to prohibit firearms on Corrales village property came under withering attack at the council meeting Tuesday, with opponents claiming it was a government attempt to impose tyranny. The standing-room only crowd cheered, whooped and whistled as councilors defeated the proposal on a 4-2 vote. The resolution proposed by Councilor Mick Harper would have forbid carrying, displaying or using firearms on specified public property, including the village offices, Municipal Court, senior center, community center, the library, recreation center and two village parks. It said “the presence of openly armed individuals, particularly those carrying firearms, is likely to cause serious...
  • Lawyer: Woman who left nephew in car has 'full support of family'

    08/08/2012 10:27:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    KOB.com ^ | 08/07/2012 | Tracy Dingmann, KOB.com, Mike Daniels, KOB Eyewitness News 4
    The woman who told police she forgot her 2-year-old nephew in the back seat of her car Monday pleaded not guilty in court to child abuse resulting in death. The toddler, who documents identify only as G.T., died Monday after being left in a car for eight hours outside the daycare where his aunt worked. The aunt, Sandra Rodriguez-Miramontes, appeared in court Tuesday and is being kept in jail on an immigration hold, officials said. Rodriguez-Miramontes, 19, was born in Mexico and has been in the U.S. since she was 9, her lawyer told KOB.