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US: New Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • More than 130 escape from Mexican prison on U.S. border

    09/17/2012 10:04:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 17, 2012 | Lizbeth Diaz and Armando Tovar
    More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a Mexican prison on the border with the United States in one of the worst jailbreaks the country's beleaguered penal system has suffered in recent years. Homero Ramos, attorney general of the northern state of Coahuila, said 132 inmates of the prison in the city of Piedras Negras had got out through the tunnel in an old carpentry workshop, then cut the wire surrounding the complex. Corrupt prison officials may have helped the inmates escape ... At the end of 2010, more than 140 inmates escaped a prison in the border...
  • Wish for Tolerance Driven by Intolerance (Gay vs. traditional rights in NM)

    09/17/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2012 | George Will
    Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone. But instead of being allowed a reasonable zone of sovereignty in which to live her life in accordance with her beliefs, she is being bullied by people wielding government power. In 2006, Vanessa Willock, who was in a same-sex relationship, emailed Elane Photography about photographing a “commitment ceremony” she and her partner were planning. Willock said this would be a “same-gender ceremony.” Elane Photography responded that it photographed “traditional weddings.” The Huguenins are Christians who, for religious reasons, disapprove of same-sex unions....
  • Attorney Chip Venie Wins Two More Jury Trials: One Aggravated Battery (Clovis NM)

    09/17/2012 7:57:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    prweb.com ^ | 17 September, 2012 | NA
    ALBUQUERQUE- David Chipman “Chip” Venie, one of the best criminal defense attorneys in New Mexico, won two more major cases at trial recently: one aggravated DWI and one aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Criminal defense attorney Chip Venie was able to improve his overall trial record to an astounding 49-6 (16-1 in New Mexico). State v. Holt, D-905-CR-2011- 00640, was an aggravated battery with a deadly weapon case in Clovis, New Mexico at the District Court at 701 N. Main Street, before Judge Ted Hartley. The defendant, R. Holt, was accused of bashing a man’s head in with a...
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, 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.For the complete tour schedule, click here. 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 everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • PPP Polling; Heinrich, Obama in Good Shape. (N.M.)

    09/13/2012 1:38:21 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    publicpolicypolling.com ^ | Sept 12, 2012 | TOM JENSEN
    Heinrich, Obama in good shape We conducted a New Mexico poll for a coalition of environmental groups over the weekend. We found Martin Heinrich with his largest lead of the year in the state. Additionally Barack Obama leads by double digits and is in good position to again win its 5 electoral votes. Here are the specific findings: -Martin Heinrich leads Heather Wilson 50-41. His lead was only 5 points on each of PPP’s previous 2 polls of the race this year. -Wilson has extremely high negatives, with only 38% of voters viewing her favorably to 50% who have a...
  • Most in N.M. Give Gov. Good Marks (Martinez)

    09/12/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2012 | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE – Fresh off her prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention, Gov. Susana Martinez is riding high among New Mexico voters. Sixty-nine percent said they approve of the Republican governor’s performance 20 months into her first term, a new Journal Poll found. Just 17 percent of voters polled Sept. 3-6 said they disapprove of her job performance, while 14 percent were undecided. Martinez, elected in 2010 with 53 percent of the vote, has pursued an apparently popular agenda, campaigning against driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants, pushing for tougher school standards, opposing new taxes and trimming the size of...
  • Opposition Still Strong to License Law (62% NM Hispanics oppose DL's for illegals)

    09/12/2012 1:32:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 12, 2012 | James Monteleone
    After two years of legislative debate about whether the state should continue issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, nearly three-fourths of New Mexicans still don’t like the idea. Seventy-one percent of likely New Mexican voters surveyed in a new Journal Poll said they oppose the 2003 state law that allows illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses. Twenty-one percent of voters said they support the practice; 8 percent said they are undecided. A majority of Anglos and Hispanics, as well as voters in every region of the state, opposed the practice.~~snip~~ Gov. Susana Martinez, after her election in 2010, frequently cited...
  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/11/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/10/2012
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • NM poll shows Obama with small lead over Romney

    09/11/2012 5:35:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies
    KRQE Channel 13 News ^ | September 9, 2012
    A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows President Barack Obama with a relatively small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 8 percent of voters still undecided. The poll suggests that New Mexico's presidential race may be more competitive than national pundits and polls have previously suggested. The Journal poll (http://bit.ly/U2Jeuq ) published Sunday in a copyright story shows 45 percent of those surveyed backed Obama and 40 percent supported Romney. Another 7 percent backed the Libertarian candidate for president, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson.
  • Poll: Obama Edges Romney in New Mexico

    09/10/2012 10:13:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10Sep 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    President Obama holds a small lead over Mitt Romney in New Mexico, a key battleground state that has been trending in the Democrat's favor. Obama attracts 45 percent of the support to Romney’s 40 percent, with 8 percent of voters undecided, according to an Albuquerque Journal poll of likely voters. The survey includes the state's former governor, Gary Johnson, who is running as the Libertarian candidate; he garners 7 percent of the support. Romney edges Obama among independent voters -- who make up 17 percent of the electorate -- 38 percent to 35 percent. The president carries 56 percent of...
  • NM poll shows Obama with small lead over Romney (New Mexico now a battleground state)

    09/10/2012 7:51:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    KFDA-TV ^ | Sep 09, 2012 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows President Barack Obama with a relatively small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 8% of voters still undecided. The poll suggests that New Mexico's presidential race may be more competitive than national pundits and polls have previously suggested.
  • New Mexico Poll (045, R40, J7)

    09/09/2012 12:30:49 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 32 replies
    The presidential race in New Mexico may be more competitive than national pundits and polls have suggested. According to a Journal Poll, President Barack Obama appears to have a small lead over Republican Mitt Romney in New Mexico, but Obama has not topped 50 percent, and 8 percent of voters were undecided in a close race with nine weeks remaining. Obama drew support from 45 percent of the New Mexico voters surveyed between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, while Romney stayed within striking distance at 40 percent. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, who...
  • 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.