New Mexico Articles

Fracking the Constitution

Secessionism on the left.
Feb 23, 2015

Rivers have rights, they say down in Mora County, New Mexico—“inalienable and fundamental rights,” beyond the power of any government to touch. Aquifers, too. Wetlands, streams, ecosystems, and even “natural communities,” whatever that undefined term means: All of them have rights to “exist and flourish.” The land itself has an “intrinsic right” to “exist without defilement.”

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Udalls in Freefall?

2:13 PM, Oct 27, 2014

Senator Mark Udall has been in the battle for his political life for months, as his Republican challenger Cory Gardner has gained and overtaken the Colorado Democrat in the polls.

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King Doubles Down on Martinez's Lack of 'Latino Heart'

1:49 PM, Sep 10, 2014

Gary King, the Democratic candidate for governor in New Mexico, tells the Associated Press he won't apologize or back down from recent remarks he made about his Republican opponent, sitting governor Susana Martinez.

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NM Dem Says GOP Guv Martinez 'Does Not Have a Latino Heart'

9:08 AM, Sep 09, 2014

Susana Martinez of New Mexico is the first female Hispanic governor in the country. She's also a gun-toting, tough-on-crime conservative Republican, and that's got Democrats in New Mexico itching to defeat her. Martinez's Democratic opponent for reelection this year is attorney general Gary King, the son of former three-term governor Bruce King.

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Dem to Hispanic Republican: 'We Need to Send Her Back to Wherever She Really Came From'

7:14 AM, May 30, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber of New Mexico says of his likely political opponent, Republican governor Susana Martinez, that "We need to send her back to wherever she really came from."

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Obamacare Triples Health Insurance Premium for New Mexico Man

10:37 AM, Oct 13, 2013

A New Mexcio man recently saw his health insurance premium triple due to Obamacare:

"Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing for some New Mexicans," says a local anchor. "The insurance companies say it's because of the Affordable (health) Care Act."

The reporter adds, "Talk about sticker shock." And points to a man, George Pitts, who used to pay $139.63 for health insurance. "Now his cheapest option: triple the price at $431."

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The ‘Human Rights’ Juggernaut

Does the First Amendment protect wedding ­photographers?
Sep 09, 2013

On August 22, the New Mexico supreme court unanimously ruled that a wedding photographer broke the law by refusing to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. While gay rights advocates are celebrating this latest in a string of legal and political victories, the outcome of Elane Photography v. Vanessa Willock has alarmed religious liberty advocates. And it could end up having a profound influence on First Amendment jurisprudence. 

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Stolen Emails Lead to Child Porn Charges for Political Consultant

2:33 PM, Jun 06, 2013

The New Mexico Democratic party chairman was given access to at least one illegally obtained email from the campaign of the state’s Republican governor, according to federal investigators.

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Campaign Manager Indicted in Growing Email Scandal in New Mexico

7:20 AM, Jun 03, 2013

A former campaign manager for New Mexico governor Susana Martinez was indicted in federal court Thursday on 12 counts of illegally intercepting emails intended for members of Martinez’s 2010 campaign, including some sent to Martinez herself. Now, some are questioning whether the current Democratic attorney general (and a potential opponent for Martinez in the Republican’s reelection bid next year) and a liberal activist connected to Bill Richardson, Martinez’s Democratic predecessor, were involved in the distribution of some of those illegally obtained emails.

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Martinez's Pitch

The New Mexico governor holds her own, woos Hispanics at the RNC.
11:40 PM, Aug 29, 2012

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez once worked a guard for her parents’ security business and, as she told the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, her father wanted to make sure she could protect herself.

“I carried a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum,” Martinez said. “That gun weighed more than I did!” 

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N.M. Senate Race Ad: Heinrich Too Extreme

4:09 PM, Jul 24, 2012

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. "Martin Heinrich knowingly puts his leftwing politics before jobs," the voiceover says. "That's too extreme for New Mexico." Watch the ad below:

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Maryland Gov. Says New Mexico Gov. Is from Mexico

2:43 PM, May 14, 2012

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, a rising Democratic star who has generated some 2016 presidential buzz, published a photo on his Twitter feed this afternoon of New Mexico's Republican governor Susana Martinez, along with a delegation of visitors from the southwestern state. O'Malley's message, however, misspelled Martinez's first name--and said she was from Mexico, not New Mexico.

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Breaking Bad

New developments in the New Mexico Senate race.
6:05 PM, Feb 29, 2012

Republican hopes of winning the Senate in 2012 took a major hit Tuesday when Maine senator Olympia Snowe announced her retirement. The late notice gave Republicans in the state, as well as those in Washington, D.C., little time to recruit a viable candidate and build an organization that might allow them to hold the seat in November. The unexpected retirement takes a nearly certain Republican seat and makes it a likely Democratic one.

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