One day after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez said “the public deserves to know what he knew” about a fast-developing scandal involving hacked e-mails and a Democratic consultant facing child pornography charges, attorney and chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Sam Bregman responded Thursday (June 6) by saying the governor is playing politics and making “a [...]
The Internal Revenue Service not only wanted a wide variety of information from the Albuquerque Tea Party‘s application for non-profit status, it also wanted to know what contacts it had with people from other political organizations too.
That included an 83-year-old great-grandmother who was once held in a World War II internment camp, New Mexico Watchdog [...]
People who follow New Mexico politics remember Adam Kokesh as a 2010 Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Santa Fe, who ran a slightly off-beat campaign highlighting his libertarian ideals before losing in the primary to Tom Mullins of Farmington.
Kokesh has always had a lot of provocateur in him — and since he left New Mexico [...]
It’s been said that what goes on the internet is never erased from the internet but a couple Republicans apparently missed that lesson and it’s resulted in a top-ranking official of the Bernalillo County GOP getting suspended indefinitely.
“I absolutely crossed the line,” Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party told New Mexico Watchdog [...]
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, a university that specializes in degrees in engineering and sciences, has announced that Heather Wilson is one of four finalists for president of the school.
The former congresswoman from the Albuquerque area who lost in her bid for the U.S. Senate last November, posted on her Facebook page [...]
New Mexico’s attorney general Gary King doubts whether a public e-mail exemption the Legislature has claimed for itself would stand up in court and told New Mexico Watchdog his office would side with opponents of the bill if there’s a court challenge.
“I don’t think the Legislature can exempt themselves from making public documents that they prepare and such [...]
Michael Sanchez is the big kahuna that supporters of Gov. Susana Martinez would love to bag.
He’s also the man Democrats across the state yearn to see re-elected as Senate Majority Leader to counter-balance (and annoy) a hard-charging governor he’s butted heads with.
Simply put, anybody who cares anything about politics in New Mexico is watching the [...]
After a Republican candidate for the US Senate in Missouri caused an uproar by making a remark about “legitimate rape,” New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson called on Todd Akin to give up his run.
“As a woman and a mother, I found Representative Akin’s comments this weekend to be sickening and deeply offensive,” Wilson, a [...]
There’s more bad and tragic news concerning quarter-horse racing in New Mexico.
Two horses had to be euthanized after breaking down last Thursday (Aug. 16) while racing in Ruidoso – including the horse that actually won the race, Jess A Zoomin, who tested positive back in May for having a powerful painkilling drug in its system.
New Mexico had one of the prime locations to view the solar eclipse on Sunday (May 20) — just click to see a graphic supplied by NASA to show that the Land of Enchantment was in direct path to see what’s called an annular eclipse with the “ring of fire,” which refers to sunlight streaming [...]