Affidavits released by U.S. Attorney’s office in New Mexico indicate that the arrest of a Democratic political consultant on child pornography charges stemmed from the investigation that led to the arrest of a former Republican campaign official charged with hacking into the e-mail account of Gov. Susana Martinez.
It’s the latest twist into the complicated story surrounding electronic [...]
In May of 2009, Barack Obama held one of his first news conferences with the White House press corps and New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny asked him …
Well, what tough question do you think would come from a hard-bitten group that prides itself on its preternatural skepticism?
Why the new President, three months into his [...]
It’s run $25 million over budget, it’s way behind schedule and now the new courthouse in downtown Santa Fe has merchants worried that a decision to prohibit public parking in the new facility will translate into hassles that will hurt their businesses.
“When this thing opens, it’s going to be a nightmare, an absolute nightmare,” said [...]
From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
State Sen. Linda Lopez, an Albuquerque Democrat, said Monday that she’s ready to run for governor.
Lopez, who first was elected to the Senate in 1996, told The New Mexican that she has appointed a campaign treasurer but still needs to set up a campaign account and complete the paperwork at [...]
I joined three media colleagues late last week on New Mexico In Focus, the weekly public affairs program hosted by Gene Grant on KNME-TV in Albuquerque.
A post-mortem on the just-completed 60-day legislative session in Santa Fe.
James Monteleone of the Albuquerque Journal, Steve Terrell of the Santa Fe New Mexican and Matt Reichbach of the [...]
(Note: This editorial was written the morning of Friday March 8, the day before another day of hearings were held with still no vote in the Senate Rules Committee. The editorial originally ran in the Santa Fe New Mexican.)
At best, it’s been a whole lot of nothin’ and at worst it’s turned into a political [...]
Two years ago, Gov. Susana Martinez and her allies nearly passed a bill that would have ended the practice of “social promotion” of kids in New Mexico who cannot read at a minimal level by the end of the third grade.
But since 2011, the bill has drifted farther from passing the Roundhouse and on Saturday [...]
Spaceport or space ghost?
Shortly after stepping down as governor of our fair state, Bill Richardson said that Spaceport was going to be his lasting legacy.
That may well be true but, like so many things Big Bill spearheaded for New Mexico (think Rail Runner), Spaceport may have an impact that decidedly cuts both ways. There’s no [...]
Fabian Chavez Jr., once one of the most influential political figures in the New Mexico Legislature, died on Sunday (Jan. 20) at the age of 88.
A long-time Democrat, Chavez came to the Roundhouse in the 1950s and rose through the ranks to become the Senate Majority Leader, a position he seemingly had been preparing for [...]
For all the talk of political polarization, I think a couple recent stories show that New Mexico Republicans aren’t nearly as extreme as liberals fear and Democrats aren’t as left-wing as conservatives suspect.
We’ll start with the decision by Gov. Susana Martinez to accept the federal government’s offer for states to expand Medicaid.
At least 10 other [...]