Tag Archives: New Mexico

Far-Right Militia Shoots Man At Albuquerque Protest

The Washington Post reports: Protesters in Albuquerque wrapped a chain around the neck of a bronze statue and began tugging, chanting “Tear it down,” shortly before sunset on Monday. Their efforts to pull down a monument of Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate suddenly stopped as four shots rang out. Most people instinctively turned toward the noise, videos from the scene …

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NEW MEXICO: Republican Official Earns Cheers For “The Only Good Democrat Is A Dead Democrat” [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Is the only good Democrat a dead Democrat? That’s what Otero County’s District 2 Commissioner Couy Griffin alleged at a May 17 gathering in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. “I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” he said to a crowd gathered in Sierra …

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Trump To Hispanic Supporter At New Mexico Rally: Who Do You Love More, The Country Or Hispanics? [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump, looking to put New Mexico in play in 2020, sought to win over Hispanic voters at a rally here Monday. The president’s pitch to Hispanic voters seemed to silo them off from the rest of the electorate, including the rally crowd (“We love our Hispanics.”) It featured an assertion that they had a greater …

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Valerie Plame Stunt-Drives In Wild House Ad [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: In a guitar-heavy campaign video complete with desert stunt driving and a slo-mo camera approach, Valerie Plame lays out her candidacy for a U.S. House seat in New Mexico. Gritty images of Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby crackle across the scene, as Plame recounts how Libby leaked her name out of revenge against her husband, former …

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Landowner Faces Jail Over Illegal GoFundMe Wall

The Hill reports: The man who allowed a private group to build a portion of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border in Sunland Park, N.M., is reportedly being charged with illegally constructing without a permit and could now face jail time. George Cudahy, owner of American Eagle Brick Factory, allowed the group We Build The Wall to use his property …

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FBI Arrests New Mexico Militia Head On Guns Charge

Slate reports: The FBI arrested on Saturday the head of a right-wing militia that had been detaining migrant families at gunpoint. Law enforcement officers arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who went by the alias Johnny Horton Jr., in New Mexico on charges of firearms possession by a felon. Hopkins had previously been arrested in 2006 on charges of impersonating an officer …

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PayPal & GoFundMe Cut Off Accounts For New Mexico Militia Accused Of “Arresting” Hundreds Of Migrants

Buzzfeed News reports: A right-wing “patriot” group that detained hundreds of migrants at gunpoint at the southern border this week after raising thousands of dollars online was notified by crowdfunding giants PayPal and GoFundMe that its fundraising campaigns have been shut down, dealing a major blow to the militia’s operation. Known as the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), the militia has …

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Dem Sen. Tom Udall Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

Via press release: When I first ran for Senate, I promised that I would give my all for the people of New Mexico. And I reminded myself that this Senate seat is not my seat. It is New Mexico’s seat. I was proud to serve as New Mexico’s Attorney General, then in the U.S. House, and now two terms as …

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New Mexico Moves Towards State-Run Weed Stores

The Associated Press reports: New Mexico took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana when its House approved a bill that would allow state-run stores and require customers to carry a receipt with their cannabis or face penalties. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has expressed guarded support for recreational marijuana legislation that addresses concerns about child access, road safety and safeguarding …

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Trump Cultists Form “Human Wall” At Border [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Just days after President Trump said his administration was prepared to “build a Human Wall if necessary” to protect the nation from illegal immigration, a group of his supporters in New Mexico joined hands along the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the construction of a border wall. Waving American flags and holding handmade signs, advocates for tougher …

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NEW MEXICO: Dem Governor Literally Runs Through Walls To Protest Trump’s Immigration Policies [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges President Trump’s description of a security crisis. “New Mexico will not take part in the president’s charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops,” …

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DC Bureau Tells GOP Politician He Needs Passport For Marriage License Because New Mexico Isn’t A State

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports: Gavin Clarkson, a recent candidate for New Mexico secretary of state, experienced a one-of-our-50-is-missing moment earlier this month when applying for a marriage license in the nation’s capital. Clarkson, who lives in Las Cruces, and his then-fiancée visited the District of Columbia Courts Marriage Bureau on Nov. 20 to apply for a marriage license. But, …

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NEW MEXICO: Democrat Flips 39th US House Seat

CNN reports: Democrat Xochitl Torres Small has defeated Republican Yvette Herrell in one of the nation’s last outstanding House races, New Mexico’s secretary of state certified Tuesday afternoon. The official result brings the total number of Democratic gains in the House to 39 seats, with one race outstanding, according to CNN’s count. Herrell claimed victory in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional …

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NEW MEXICO: Gary Johnson Launches US Senate Bid

Aleppo! The Daily Beast reports: 2016 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has entered the New Mexico Senate race, throwing a curveball into a contest that was deemed safe for Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich. Johnson, who served two terms from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican governor of the state, tweeted on Tuesday that “New Mexico deserves a strong, independent …

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New Mexico GOP State Rep Argues During DUI Arrest:
I Fight For The Death Penalty For Cop Killers [VIDEO]

The Albuquerque Journal reports: Shortly after she was arrested on an aggravated drunken driving charge early Sunday, state Rep. Monica Youngblood told an Albuquerque officer through tears that she stands up for police when others criticize them. And she made it clear to the officer that she is a legislator — one who tries to help the police, she said. …

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NEW MEXICO: Local Television Runs Ad From Gay US House Candidate Saying “Fuck The NRA” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.” Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination …

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NEW MEXICO: Police Raid On Anti-LGBT Christian Hate Group Results In 100 Felony Counts Of Child Rape

The Albuquerque Journal reports: Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace told The Associated Press Tuesday that investigators found numerous children during a Sunday raid of the armed Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in remote Fence Lake. …

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NEW MEXICO: Governor Signs Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that would ban the use on minors of conversion therapy that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure was among dozens signed by the Republican governor as the Friday deadline approached for her to act on legislation passed during the session that ended March 18. …

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Hillary Projected To Win New Mexico Primary

With 70% of the vote reported at this writing, Hillary Clinton has been projected to win the New Mexico primary. She currently has a six point lead and this is her second win of the night. There are 43 Democratic delegates up for grabs.

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NEW MEXICO: Anti-Trump Protesters Clash With Riot Police Outside Albuquerque Rally [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Police in Albuquerque donned riot gear and fired smoke grenades Tuesday night after hundreds of protesters threw rocks, bottles and burning Trump T-shirts outside the New Mexico convention center where the presumptive Republican presidential candidate was speaking. Several police officers were treated for injuries after being hit by rocks and at least one person was arrested as …

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