I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
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Republican presidential candidates hoping to make a little political hay wasted little time Friday in offering statements on a dismal jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor
With federal lawmakers on recess and unlikely to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB) — the current reiteration of the decades-old Early and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — the White House has announced it will grant states waivers next year to avoid the punitive sting of schools not meeting performance measures identified by the 2002 law.
Addressing the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference, President Barack Obama argued that there was little he could do on crucial issues such as immigration reform and lowering unemployment without the support of congressional Republicans.
Just a day after President Obama’s speech at the U.S./Mexico border on immigration reform, Sen. Jeff Bingaman helped introduce legislation that would provide college students who entered the country before the age of 15 with a path to citizenship.
President Barack Obama called for immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, in a speech in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday. It was Obama’s first trip to the border as president.
Rep. Martin Heinrich sent a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday asking him to being a troop withdrawal in July of this year. “We have a responsibility to leave Afghanistan in a responsible way,” Heinrich wrote, “and I believe it is time to begin this progress.”
Republican senatorial candidate Heather Wilson has taken the Americans for Tax Reform pledge against any tax raises, her campaign announced Monday. Wilson, a former U.S. representative, is the first top-tier Republican candidate to enter the Senate race.
New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman, both Democrats, said today that they want members of the military to continue to be paid in the event of an increasingly likely shutdown of the federal government.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will announce a run for president in April, according to a report from Fox News on Friday. Johnson served two terms as governor in the 1990s and early 2000s and has often been cited a a potential presidential candidate, including for the Libertarian Party.
Gov. Susana Martinez is not a fan of health care exchanges, but she floated the possibility of health care block grants as a way to reform health care in the state, according to a report by the KUNM Government Project Tuesday. Martinez had been in Washington, D.C., to attend a gathering of governors which included a meeting with President Barack Obama.
According to a survey by a Democratic polling firm, President Barack Obama starts off in strong position to win New Mexico in 2012 as he did in 2008. The Public Policy Polling poll shows that Obama has a large lead over the potential Republican presidential candidates polled. The poll also shows that the strongest Republican challenger is former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson.
“If we can develop a workable clean energy standard that actually continues to provide an incentive for renewable energy projects to move forward, and provide an additional incentive for some of the other clean energy technologies, nuclear being one, I would like to see that happen,” Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told reporters Monday.
President Barack Obama repeatedly said in his State of the Union address that America must “win the future.” This came amid talk about jobs, ending tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and even a joke about smoked salmon.
CANCÚN, MEXICO — During a two-week summit, which ends December 10, negotiators and world leaders will again try to hammer out agreements on climate change, carbon emission reductions, adaptation and mitigation. Tagged “COP 16,” the meetings are the 16th annual Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In welcoming participants to his country, President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa said, “Putting a stop to climate change is a true challenge, and there is only one power to rise to this challenge: The power of humanity itself.”
President Barack Obama has recorded a telephone message that will be used to target infrequent Democratic voters and 2008 Democratic voters in New Mexico, according to a press release from the Denish campaign.
“Two years ago you stood with me…
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish would welcome a visit by President Barack Obama for a campaign rally, KOB’s Stuart Dyson reports. Just last week, former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Denish in Española.
The state Democratic Party is attempting to capitalize on Steve Pearce’s recent comments indicating he was not convinced that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. An e-mail to supporters from Executive Director Scott Forrester announced that…