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President Obama Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

Summary:  On Sunday, December 6, President Obama delivered address on his top priority: keeping Americans safe. Watch President Obama’s address to the nation here. On Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm ET, President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the

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Debra Haaland: My view: Gov. Martinez’s house of cards is falling

Reposted from the Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Susana Martinez has built a house of cards in Santa Fe, and it’s New Mexicans who are being left to pick up the pieces as the cards begin to fall. The secretary of state who Martinez supported resigned in disgrace after pleading guilty to criminal charges; her

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Dysfunction in the House of Representatives

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has released the following statement in response to the Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives: “Republican dysfunction in the House of Representatives is preventing Congress from taking action to help middle class families and create greater opportunity for every American. House Republicans continue to waste taxpayer time and

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We Deserve to Have Confidence in NM Government

By Joe Kabourek, Executive Director / Democratic Party Of New Mexico Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal. September 20, 2015 In a guest column last weekend, former Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Harvey Yates accused Attorney General Hector Balderas of politicizing the state’s case against Secretary of State Dianna Duran. Duran faces 64 counts against

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Senator Michael S. Sanchez: A Victory for Working Families: NM Supreme Court Orders State to Enforce Wage Laws

by Senator Michael S. Sanchez (D-29-Valencia and Bernalillo), NM Senate Majority Leader Unions have made huge contributions throughout America’s history – Social Security, child labor laws, the forty-hour work week, and so on. Working men and women make enormous contributions to our country daily. Here in New Mexico, the building trades unions successfully fought a

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Senator Howie C. Morales: Costly superintendent buyouts can and should be eliminated

BY SEN. HOWIE C. MORALES AND  JESSICA S. MARTINEZ, VETERAN EDUCATOR WITH THE ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT A contract between public school boards and the superintendents is typically a term of three years nationwide. These contracts typically include a buyout provision should the district find it necessary to terminate the contract for reasons ranging from unsatisfactory performance

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Senator Martin Heinrich: Op-Ed: Iran deal is a historic opportunity

Reposted from the Albuquerque Journal, Thursday, July 30, 2015 In the first decade of this century when we were entangled in the War in Iraq, Iran’s nuclear program surged ahead rapidly, adding thousands of centrifuges, building complex nuclear facilities and stockpiling highly enriched uranium. In the absence of real negotiations and before the most recent

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Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez : Legislators Should Know Facts Don’t Lie

I have read recent op-eds titled “What is Important?” and “Senate Played Games with Child Safety Legislation” in the March 26 and April 22, 2015 editions of the Valencia County News Bulletin written by local legislators. In it, the writers focused on legislation that passed the House of Representatives and blamed the Senate for placing

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Ted Cruz: Anti-Woman, Anti-Immigrant GOP Senator Announces for President

Senator Ted Cruz announced a few weeks ago that he would be a candidate for President of the United States. Say what? So far, his two major accomplishments include leading the effort to shut down the federal government in 2013—costing $24 billion dollars and in the words of fellow GOP Rep. Peter King, “reading Dr.

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