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As Deportation Fears Rise, a Community in New Mexico Trains for Resistance

In Las Cruces, a group is teaching nonviolent opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids after about 20 residents were recently detained by agents.

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Project Urges Native American Political Involvement and Representation Beyond Standing Rock

Now that the Dakota Access pipeline protest has galvanized the Native American community, the Advance Native Political Leadership group wants to build a pathway to more government inclusion.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



Live Blog: The Last ‘Super Tuesday’ Round of Presidential Primaries

Voters headed to the polls in California, New Jersey, New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Take a look at the final results and watch Sanders’ and Clinton’s speeches.

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE



Needy Americans Gamble on English Billionaire’s Space Dream—and Lose

Told it would boost the local economy, the residents of an impoverished town in the New Mexico desert raised taxes on themselves to help billionaire Richard Branson launch wealthy tourists briefly into space. Now the lofty plan is on indefinite hold.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE



The U.S. Is Now the World’s Second-Largest Spanish-Speaking Country

The United States now has 41 million native Spanish speakers and 11 million people who are bilingual.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 READ MORE



Border Wars in the Homeland

Shena Gutierrez was already cuffed and in an inspection room in Nogales, Ariz., when the Customs and Border Protection agent grabbed her purse, opened it, dumped its contents onto the floor, and began to trample on her life, quite literally, with his black boots.

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 READ MORE



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Residents of New Mexico Suffer Under Unregulated Housing Market

In a chilling report on “New Mexico’s Badlands,” writer Joseph Sorrentino sketches life in the “colonias” of Pajarito Mesa, a desert area 10 miles from Albuquerque and home to 1,200 to 1,500 people struggling against real estate predation and an absence of basic services.

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 READ MORE



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Woman Sues After Being Forced to Undergo Invasive Searches

A 54-year-old New Mexico woman is suing federal authorities after being forced to undergo “a brutal and inhumane six-hour full-body cavity search by federal officers that included anal and vaginal probes” with no warrant and without consent, the El Paso Times reports.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 READ MORE



What’s in a Face?

Gay and straight men’s visages may differ in form, researchers say; cops in New Mexico have taken to administering anal exams for minor traffic breaches; meanwhile, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would divest European governments of any power to defend their citizens from big business. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 READ MORE



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Never Again Enough

The crucial question for Phoenix, for the Colorado, and for the greater part of the American West is this: How long will the water hold out?

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE



‘Everybody Is Going to Be OK’: The Difference a Gun Makes

“Four people hurt in Albuquerque church stabbing,” reads the L.A. Times headline. “Hurt” being the key word there. According to police and in the words of the church’s pastor, “It sounds like everybody is going to be OK.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2013 READ MORE



Ex-Senator Reveals Secret Love Child, Gingrich Slams Rove, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a major reversal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Obamacare and the NRA is already working to influence the 2014 election.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 READ MORE



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Bill Seeks to Criminalize Abortion After Rape

Here’s some more backward thinking from the political party that introduced terms such as “legitimate rape,” “forcible rape,” “easy rape” and “enjoyable rape” into the national lexicon.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



Mitt’s New Message, Obama’s ‘Biggest Failure,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why women in New Mexico may soon have to prove they were “forcibly raped” to get welfare and one of Jon Stewart’s most epic takedowns of Fox News.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 READ MORE



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Massive Wildfire Rages in New Mexico

Lightning strikes sparked two wildfires in southwestern New Mexico that have merged and spread over 130 square miles, destroying more than a dozen structures.

Posted on May 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama Reaffirms His Christianity

Hey everyone, let the record show that our president is “Christian by choice.” Just in time for the midterm election season, President Obama made a personal statement Tuesday at an event in Albuquerque, N.M., putting the kibosh on those pesky e-mail rumors about his chosen faith.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE



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This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land, Don’t Blow It

More than 2 million acres in nine states will be set aside as protected wilderness as soon as President Obama signs a bill just passed by Congress. Land in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia will be off-limits to development.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009 READ MORE


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Richardson Withdraws Bid for Commerce Secretary Post

As President-elect Barack Obama transferred to Washington, D.C., from his Chicago HQ this weekend, his first big political problem from within the ranks of his Cabinet choices began: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, nominated by Obama, withdrew from consideration as commerce secretary because a scandal is brewing in Richardson’s home state.

Posted on Jan 4, 2009 READ MORE


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And Commerce Secretary Goes to ...

Bearded political renaissance man and current governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson was picked Wednesday morning to be Barack Obama’s secretary of commerce. The unsurprising move makes Richardson the latest politician drafted by Team Obama, who point to Richardson’s experience at the U.N., as governor, and as energy secretary.

Posted on Dec 3, 2008 READ MORE



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The Clean-Energy State

The Guardian reports that New Mexico, with its thousands of square miles of sun-soaked, wind-swept land, is vying to become the epicenter of the new green economy. Given the right tax breaks and technological breakthroughs, the Land of Enchantment could become the Saudi Arabia of sun.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008 READ MORE


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AP photo / Brennan Linsley

Memorial Day: Campaign Trail Edition

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama observed Memorial Day in Puerto Rico and New Mexico, respectively, paying tribute to U.S. military men and women from the past and the present and making their cases for becoming commander in chief.

Posted on May 26, 2008 READ MORE


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U.S. Accidentally Seized Part of Mexico

It turns out that 1.5 miles of a seven-year-old border fence between the U.S. and Mexico was accidentally built between one and six feet into Mexican territory. Mexico wants it moved as soon as possible, which could cost the U.S. more than $3 million.

Posted on Jun 29, 2007 READ MORE


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Schumer Ties Bush to U.S. Attorney Scandal

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that there is now “direct evidence that Attorney General Gonzales was carrying out the political wishes of the president” when he fired U.S. attorneys.
(h/t: Alternet)

Posted on Mar 13, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


House Majority Leader Wants Ethics Investigation

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., has said there should be an ethics investigation of improper behavior related to the politically motivated firing of eight U.S. attorneys. The Senate is already conducting an inquiry into the matter, which involves at least three prominent Republicans in Congress.

Posted on Mar 7, 2007 READ MORE


New Mexico Tries Talking Urinals

New Mexico’s transportation department has installed 500 talking deodorizers in urinals around the state in an effort to curb drunk driving. The motion-activated device plays a recorded message that encourages the captive listener to phone a friend or a cab if he has “had one too many.”

Posted on Feb 18, 2007 READ MORE


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Another Potential ‘First’ Joins the Race

Add another potential milestone to the growing list: Gov. Bill Richardson (D-N.M.) is running for president. Richardson, who would be the first Hispanic president if elected, also served as energy secretary and a diplomat.

Posted on Jan 21, 2007 READ MORE


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