GOP Rep to run for Governor, will leave Congress

By: July 10, 2017 12:36 pm
GOP Rep to run for Governor, will leave Congress

In a press conference today the man who has held New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District seat for the past 12 years announced he is leaving Congress to run for Governor of New Mexico in 2018. As New Mexico’s only Republican member of Congress, the district Rep Steve Pearce (R-NM) represents […]

Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to four people familiar with the conversations. Kasowitz told […]

Miera announces run for lieutenant governor

By: June 12, 2017 5:04 pm
Miera announces run for lieutenant governor

Albuquerque Democrat and former House Majority Leader Rick Miera said Monday that he will run for lieutenant governor in a statement. “New Mexicans deserve leaders who have the courage to make the bold decisions we need that will get our state moving again,” Miera said in a statement announcing his […]

Trump’s Not the Only One Blocking Constituents on Twitter

By: June 7, 2017 10:42 am
Trump’s Not the Only One Blocking Constituents on Twitter

As President Donald Trump faces criticism for blocking users on his Twitter account, people across the country say they, too, have been cut off by elected officials at all levels of government after voicing dissent on social media. In Arizona, a disabled Army veteran grew so angry when her congressman […]

GOP poll shows Lujan Grisham lead over Pearce in governor race

By: June 6, 2017 9:47 am
GOP poll shows Lujan Grisham lead over Pearce in governor race

A Republican polling company often used by Rep. Steve Pearce (R) recently found he would loose in a hypothetical matchup against candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) in the race for Governor. There are also a large number of undecided voters in the poll, however the results are within the margin of […]

Politics Continue to Cause Stress at Work

By: June 5, 2017 5:34 pm
NARAL has been advocating for state laws to protect contraceptive coverage. (Pattymooney/Wikimedia Commons)

INDIANAPOLIS — Months after the presidential election, political animosity lingers at workplaces across the country. The American Psychological Association says stress on the job has actually increased, and blames it partly on political divisions among co-workers. In September 2016, an APA survey found just over one-in-four workers reported negativity from […]

Lawsuit filed against GSD in attorney payment probe

By: 12:41 pm
Lawsuit filed against GSD in attorney payment probe

A lawsuit was filed Thursday afternoon in Santa Fe District Court by journalist Jeff Proctor against the General Services Department (GSD). The purpose of the lawsuit is to discover how much Gov. Susana Martinez’s private attorney charged New Mexico taxpayers to represent her in a number of court cases. The lawsuit […]

Academics, Environmentalists Blast Trump Climate Withdrawal

By: June 2, 2017 9:25 pm
Academics, Environmentalists Blast Trump Climate Withdrawal

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement has drawn sharp criticism from scientists and environmentalists. The announcement wasn’t a surprise. Trump frequently derided the agreement as a “job killer” during his presidential campaign. But Fred Koval, president of […]

Return to the Roundhouse Bittersweet for NM Lawmakers

By: June 1, 2017 12:55 pm
Gov. Susana Martinez funds higher education and state government, which could end the special session of the New Mexico Legislature today, although a dispute over the full budget remains. (Puroticorico/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Legislature returns from the holiday weekend with both signatures and vetoes from Gov. Susana Martinez on budgetary bills they’ve been working on in a special session since last Wednesday. The continuing standoff with Martinez is over her refusal to raise taxes, although she […]

Tom Price Bought Drug Stocks. Then He Pushed Pharma’s Agenda in Australia.

Tom Price speaking, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's 6th district

In the spring before the 2016 presidential election, the Obama administration’s 12-nation trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, was still alive. Negotiators worked on details as Congress considered whether to ratify the pact. The Australian government was getting in the way of one change demanded by U.S. […]