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Republicans sue to stop gay marriage in New Mexico

Republicans sue to stop gay marriage in New Mexico

A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the past week. The lawsuit targets one southern New Mexico county — Dona Ana — but could provide another route for the dispute to reach […]

Sen. Domenici fathered out-of-wedlock child with another senator’s daughter

Sen. Domenici fathered out-of-wedlock child with another senator’s daughter

For nearly 40 years, Sen. Pete Domenici‘s reputation was that of a well-respected — some might say staid — conservative Republican and honorable family man. But the 80-year-old New Mexico political giant’s persona was shaken Wednesday with the revelation that he had an out-of-wedlock child in the 1970s and became embroiled in what might be […]

Western U.S. is drifting towards Democrats

Western U.S. is drifting towards Democrats

A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation’s rightward swing — from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax-limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado. But now the fabled expanse of jagged peaks, arid deserts and emerald coastlines is trending in a different direction. From Washington state — where voters in […]

No pardon for Billythe Kid

No pardon for Billythe Kid

The rehabilitation of Billy the Kid lies dead in the dust. In one of his last official acts — or non-acts — before leaving office, New Mexico‘s governor refused to pardon the Old West outlaw Friday for one of the many murders he committed before he was gunned down in 1881. Gov. Bill Richardson cited […]

New Mexico guv may pardon Billy the Kid

New Mexico guv may pardon Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid, the Wild West outlaw who is reputed to have killed 21 men and whose exploits have been widely chronicled in U.S. popular culture, is under consideration for a pardon. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson said on Thursday he was reviewing a pardon petition based on the widespread belief that New Mexico territorial […]

Swastika becomes race/hate issue in New Mexico town

Swastika becomes race/hate issue in New Mexico town

Three friends had just finished their shifts at a McDonald’s when prosecutors say they carried out a gruesome attack on a customer: They allegedly shaped a coat hanger into a swastika, placed it on a heated stove and branded the symbol on the arm of the mentally disabled Navajo man. Authorities say they then shaved […]

Democrats pile on the pork

Democrats pile on the pork

With so many of their House colleagues in trouble back home, Democrats have pulled out all the stops to pile on the pork while actually working at governing the country as little as possible. The party of the jackass packed 54 self-serving amendments on to a innocuous science competitiveness bill this week before adjourning early […]