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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ( ) 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. --( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 08/07/2012 | Tracy Dingmann,, 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.
  • Reese family ‘not guilty’ of gun smuggling but legal troubles far from over(NM ATF)

    08/03/2012 8:44:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 August, 2012 | David Codrea
    With money laundering conspiracy charges dismissed by the judge beforehand, verdicts were returned yesterday in the U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., on remaining charges against members of the Reese family, Deming gun dealers who have, for the past year, been fighting charges of knowingly selling to straw purchasers providing guns to Mexican cartels. Pronounced “not guilty” on the most damning charges, three family members still face a daunting legal threat. “All four family members, Remington, Terri, Rick Reese and Ryin Reese, were acquitted of one count of conspiracy and 17 counts of gun smuggling,” KVIA ABC7 reported, noting...
  • Alleged DWI Claims Tiny Life (Illegal alien with NM drivers license)

    08/02/2012 8:51:17 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 2, 2012 | T.S. Last
    They are powerful images. One is of an anguished young mother lying in a hospital bed holding her lifeless baby. The other is of the father, saying a prayer over the tiny boy just before handing him over to the Office of the Medical Examiner. It was the only time Zach and Aileen Smith held their son, whom they named Dimitri after Aileen’s grandfather. The child was born by Caesarean section in a Santa Fe hospital in an effort to save him, just hours after the Smiths were involved in a crash with an alleged drunk driver on June 10...
  • Updated: Three of four members of family convicted in gun sales case

    08/01/2012 5:17:56 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 17 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 1, 2012 | Journal Staff and Wire
    4:34 p.m. – LAS CRUCES – Jurors in the trial of a Deming-area family accused of selling weapons to buyers who shipped them to Mexico convicted three of four members of the Reese family of making false statements on federal forms related to gun sales. A fourth member of the family, Remington Reese, 20, was acquitted on six smuggling charges and a conspiracy charge as the jury voted not guilty on 24 of 28 charges against the family.
  • Team Obama Seizing Western Water Supplies

    08/01/2012 4:39:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies ^ | August 01, 2012 | Steve Ramirez
    Clearly, it was jolting news the New Mexico Legislature's Water and Natural Resources Committee wasn't prepared for. During Monday's committee meeting, in the Barbara Hubbard Room at the Pan American Center Annex, lawyers representing the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, and the city of Las Cruces, told the committee that a state Water Court hearing will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Third Judicial Court Complex, 201 E. Picacho Ave., and the future management of state's water supply could hang in the balance of the hearing's outcome. "Why hasn't this been front-page news?"...
  • Federal gun case against Reese family goes to jury (NM)

    08/01/2012 1:30:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    Las Cruces Sun News | August 1, 2012 | Brian Fraga
    Due to an Gannett/Media News Services copyright complaint, FR can not print or even excerpt stories from the Las Cruces newspaper. However, it can publish the title and link.
  • REESE TRIAL – Judge throws out Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges (ATF NM)

    08/01/2012 5:47:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 31 July, 2012 | Luna Tea Party Patriots
    After hearing motions to dismiss all counts against the Reeses on a previous day, the Judge made it clear during a hearing and other times when the jury was not in the courtroom that he was having trouble with Counts 29 & 30, Monday Laundering Conspiracy against all four defendants. This morning, prior to the Jury coming in, Judge Brack granted a Rule 29 Motion to Dismiss the Money Laundering Charges. The Judge stated there was INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE, NO AGREEMENT, and NO EVIDENCE. The charges against each individual separately that have gone to the Jury this afternoon are: COUNT 1...
  • ‘Quite a Number’ of Firearms Stolen (ABQ area gunshop burglarized)

    07/28/2012 8:44:29 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Aurelio Sanchez
    Rio Rancho and federal officers are investigating the theft of numerous weapons this week from a private gun store in the city, Lt. Paul Rogers of the Rio Rancho police said. “Because of the danger to the public that the firearms represent,” Rogers said, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for the theft at Rio Rancho Armory. Police were also seeking a person of interest for questioning, Rogers said. About 3 a.m. Wednesday, Rio Rancho police responded to an alarm activated at the business,...
  • Child With Gay Parents Can’t Enroll At School (ABQ Christian School)

    07/28/2012 8:35:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Hailey Heinz
    A local Christian school that has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay is violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act, the family’s attorney contends. Attorney Shane Youtz, who represents the family, said the couple received a letter from Hope Christian school saying their three-year-old son would not be able to enroll because of his parents’ sexual orientation. An official from Hope Christian – which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year – declined to comment. Youtz said the family hopes the school will change its mind, and that...
  • Senator's plane makes emergency landing (Rubio in ABQ)

    07/28/2012 8:29:33 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | July 28, 2012 | Bill Diven
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, barnstorming for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an unexpected stop in Albuquerque Saturday when his plane developed in-flight problems and made an emergency landing. The private plane touched safely down just before 4 p.m. after a cockpit sensor indicated an electrical problem, according to Daniel Jirón, a spokesman for the Albuquerque International Sunport. Fire and rescue units were called out and standing by for the landing, Jirón added.
  • Is Salazar the New Holder?

    07/27/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 26, 2012
    Charges of cover-ups, data manipulation, and junk science; noncompliance with congressional requests and mandates; putting a chokehold on energy: Interior scandals stack up. ... Scandal-wise, congressional spotlight-wise, and perhaps soon headline-wise, is Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the new Holder? The Interior Department has become synonymous with evading congressional requests in the investigation of how the Obama administration bent scientific reports to support its drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill. The department’s inspector general who was supposed to ensure oversight of that process is even being investigated herself on allegations that she tampered with a...
  • Records don’t back witness for the prosecution in Reese gun case

    07/26/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A key government witness in the case against a New Mexico gun dealer family has provided inconsistent testimony as well as recollections unsubstantiated by Customs and Immigrations records, a report on trial proceedings filed yesterday by the Luna Tea Party Patriots relates. Jose Roman, reportedly a career criminal since the age of 17 smuggling illegal aliens, guns and drugs, and who has been offered a plea deal in exchange for testimony, also admitted on the witness stand that he had provided false statements while making firearms purchases from New Deal Shooting Sports in Deming. That store was owned and operated...
  • Taos County Sheriff's Office reports shooting following intrusion(NM)

    07/20/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Chandra Johnson
    The Taos County Sheriff's Office has clarified the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning (July 14). Undersheriff Ed Romero told The Taos News early Tuesday morning that no charges have yet been filed in the shooting, as the 19-year-old intruder — Robert Carpenter — is now recovering in St. Vincent Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in Santa Fe. ---------------cut---------------- "The intruder, though a doggie door, displayed a weapon," Romero said. "At that point, the owner discharged a high-powered rifle through the steel door, striking the intruder six times in the lower extremities." Early reports were incorrect, Romero said,...
  • Trial begins for N.M. gun dealer family charged with illegal sales

    07/19/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A jury was selected and the prosecution and one defense attorney have given opening statements yesterday in the trial of the Reese family, gun store owners charged in an indictment with conspiracy, aiding and abetting smuggling of firearms, money laundering and making false statements to investigators. Reconvening today at 9 a.m. in the U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., a family spokesperson told Gun Rights Examiner that the other three defense attorneys for family members required to retain separate representation are making their opening statements today. “Testimony is expected to begin” in today’s session, the Las Cruces Sun-News added....
  • Gun-Smuggling Trial Begins(NM)

    07/19/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 18 July, 2012 | Rene Romo
    LAS CRUCES — The federal gun-smuggling trial of four members of a Deming area family began Tuesday with a defense attorney asserting that the mother of the Reese clan herself launched the investigation that ended up snaring her family....
  • Presidential Race Tightens in New Mexico (Obama loses ground)

    07/18/2012 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 16, 2012
    Mitt Romney appears to have closed much of the 14 point gap betweenn himself and President Obama that PPP measured in its last survey in April. Obama now leads by only 5 points in the land of enchantment, 49% to 44%. This comes along with a drastically reduced net approval rating for the president, down to even from a +9 mark 3 months ago. Romney’s favorability has seen a positive shift from an abysmal -22 rating in that survey, and now stands at -9, 41% to 50%. This change comes in spite of relatively level support for the president among...
  • Taos man [perp] shot [6 times] in home robbery; no arrest made

    07/18/2012 7:43:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Taos News ^ | July 17, 2012 | Chandra Johnson
    Through media collaboration, The Taos News has learned that a 19-year-old man is clinging to life in a Santa Fe hospital after he was shot six times during a robbery Monday morning (July 16). The Taos County Sheriff's Office failed to return a dozen phone calls from The Taos News about the incident. In addition, no report has been filed and no arrest made in the incident that occurred on Blueberry Hill Road — the same neighborhood where The Taos News reported last week that residents were turned away when asked for an investigation into a series of early morning...
  • Border Patrol Training Videos Say to "Hide", "Run Away" in Active Shooter Situations

    07/13/2012 9:04:20 PM PDT · by forty_years · 22 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Janice Kephart
    The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., is just a little angry. Local 2544, which is the largest Border Patrol union local with over 3,300 dues-paying members, tags itself as "the real border security experts". What are they angry about? Apparently, the current administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior officials have created what agents call "virtual brainwashing videos". Their website states that Border Patrol agents have been forced to take a virtual learning course on "active shooters" where the bottom line is that if they encounter an active shooter, as in Fort Hood, the Giffords shooting,...
  • Martinez for Vice President?

    07/13/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Susana Martinez for vice president? She's said no time and time again, but new reports state that Mitt Romney is considering a woman for his running mate.