Archive | July, 2011

Hector Balderas, U.S.Senate Candidate, visits Doña Ana County

State Auditor and U.S. Senate candidate Hector Balderas brought his campaign to Doña Ana County on Saturday, speaking at a campaign “meet and greet” at Roberto’s, a local restaurant in Las Cruces. At the event Balderas stressed his campaign themes of fiscal responsibility, support for public education and environmental protection, and what he termed “New […]

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As Clock Winds Down, Democratic Senate Candidates Speak Out Against the GOP’s Games With America’s Economy

Demanding that Republicans in Congress quit playing games with America’s future both Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate from New Mexico spoke out against the partisan brinksmanship in Washington. State Auditor Hector Balderas and Congressman Martin Heinrich, who are each seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, issued strong statements condemning the […]

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46 Years On, Republicans Continue War Against Medicare

Tomorrow, Medicare, the nation’s health insurance program for older Americans marks its forty-sixth anniversary. While Democrats stand committed to that promise, Republicans are working to end Medicare. In their misguided attempts to strip our seniors of access to health care, they have gone so far as to bring our nation to the brink of  disaster. […]

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CNN: Tea Party Extremists Have Debt Problems of Their Own

CNN is reporting that the Tea Party and Republican radicals in Congress that are lecturing Americans about debt, and taking our economy to the brink of disaster are drowning in bad personal debts of their own. According to newly released disclosure forms, Senator Mike Lea of Utah (R-UT) has piled up over $65,000 in unpaid […]

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New Mexico Taxpayers Shell Out $104 Million in Big Oil Industry Subsidies

While Governor Susana Martinez and Congressman Steve Pearce work to cut funding for education, health care, environmental protection, and social security and Medicare payments to New Mexico seniors, their friends are raking in big dollars at taxpayer expense. Taxpayers for Common Sense and a group of New Mexico small business owners and community organizations have […]

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Karl Rove and Heather Wilson: Together Again

Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson has announced that she and Karl Rove will be coming back together for Wilson’s August 11 fundraiser in Albuquerque. Wilson and Rove were last linked when the two attempted to strong arm U.S Attorney David Iglesias while Rove was part of the Bush Administration in 2006. There’s more on Heather […]

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Bloomberg News: Republicans Voted for Debt that they now blame on President Obama

Since President Obama took office, Republicans have attacked him for what they call out-of-control spending.  Yet a report by Bloomberg News clearly shows that for the GOP, that attack is both hypocritical and phony. Bloomberg News reports: “Yet the speaker, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Minority Leader Mitch […]

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Speaker Boehner Endorses Extremist Tea Party-Backed Plan to End Medicare and Slash Jobs

On Fox News Sunday, and again on his nationally televised speech Monday, House Speaker John Boehner said he would seek a budget deal “in the framework of the Cut, Cap and Balance” and Boehner recently called himself a “happy warrior” for the controversial Tea Party-backed plan. In reality, this plan would cost more than 700,000 […]

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New Spanish Language Ad Underscores President Obama’s Committment to Hispanics

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has announced that the DNC has released a new Spanish-language ad, underscoring the President’s commitment to the Hispanic community and setting the record straight. The President’s record is clear. Under his leadership, we’ve expanded the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to an additional 4 million children, including, for […]

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Senator Bingaman Announces New Funding for Crime Victims Commission, Hatch Airport

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman has announced that the New Mexico New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission received a $3.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.  Last week, the same commission received an $866,000 grant from DOJ. “The New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission’s mission is to assist New Mexicans who have incurred legal […]

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