Tag Archives: Bill Richardson

New Mexico Senate To Vote On Domestic Partners Bill

New Mexico’s domestic partners bill has finally cleared its committee roadblock and will be voted on by the full Senate. The bill had stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. The deadlock was broken Monday when the committee voted 6-5 to send the bill to the Senate without recommendation whether it be approved or rejected. Sen. Bernadette Sanchez, …

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Hochberg Pushed For Sec. Of Commerce

The Victory Fund wants former HRC board co-chair Fred Hochberg to replace Bill Richardson as Secretary of Commerce. It would be Obama’s last chance to put an openly LGBT person in his cabinet. Denis Dison, spokesperson for the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, said his organization and the Presidential Appointments Project continue to encourage Obama to nominate an openly gay …

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Richardson Withdraws From Obama Cabinet Over Investigation

Citing the unfolding investigation of a company that had business dealings with his New Mexico administration, Gov. Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. “Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact,” he said Sunday in a report by …

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Richardson To Get Commerce Post

Bill Richardson has been tapped as Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. President-elect Barack Obama will name New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to head the Commerce Department at a news conference today in Chicago, according to transition sources. Richardson will appear alongside Obama at 11:40 a.m. Eastern time, and his nomination will mark the latest in a series of moves by the …

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Why Richardson Said “No” To Hillary

Bill Richardson has explained his decision to endorse Barack Obama, saying that the Clinton campaign’s clumsy efforts to woo him to their side “really ticked me off.” Before he endorsed Barack Obama, before he drew the wrath of the Clintons and was likened to Judas, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson nearly endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. But Richardson hesitated, …

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Delayed Reaction: Bill Clinton Blows Top Over Richardson’s Endorsement Of Obama

Whoa! Another meltdown from Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton unleashed one of his famous red-faced, finger-wagging tantrums when he was asked during a private meeting last weekend about New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Barack Obama. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the angry outburst to California superdelegates occurred just before the former President took the stage at the Democrats’ …

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Bill Richardson Endorses Obama

From the NY Times: “I believe he is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime leader that can bring our nation together and restore America’s moral leadership in the world,” Mr. Richardson said in the statement, provided by the Obama campaign early Friday morning. “As a presidential candidate, I know full well Senator Obama’s unique moral ability to inspire the American people to …

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Hey, There’s A NEW Mexico!

By a narrow margin, New Mexico’s House of Representative approved a statewide domestic partners law that would grant gay couples the same rights and benefits as married couples. The legislation must now pass the state Senate before appearing on the desk of Gov. Bill Richardson. New Mexico’s Senate Majority Leader, Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, is “cautiously optimistic” that the bill will …

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Bill Richardson Quits Race

Bill Richardson has ended his bid for the Democratic nomination. He’s prime veep material for either Clinton or Obama as he could bring in the massive Latino vote. Aside from his atrocious sleep-walking performance during the Visible Vote forum, during he said he thought being gay was a choice (a position he backed down from the next day), I like …

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HomoQuotable – Jonathan Capehart

“To gays and lesbians, flubbing the choice-vs.-nature question is like botching the answer to “What’s one plus one?” Note to [New Mexico Governor] Richardson’s current and former gay staffers and supporters: Do an intervention — and get him an Ambien — before he implodes again.” – Visible Vote ’08 panelist and Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart, commenting on Richardson’s contention …

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Richardson To Re-Recant For Signorile

Gov. Bill Richardson will appear on Michelangelo Signorile’s Sirius OutQ talk show today to recant last night’s “homosexuality is a choice” gaffe, which he has already repudiated to print media. Tune in at 4:25PM EST/ 1:25PM PST to hear Mr. Excitement say, “Let me be clear – I do not believe that sexual orientation or gender identity happen by choice,” …

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