Articles Comments

New Mexico Telegram » National News

Conservative blogs attack King for “Latino heart” comment

Conservative blogs attack King for “Latino heart” comment

A short video clip of Gary King at a fundraiser obtained by The Weekly Standard lit up the conservative blogosphere on Tuesday. The 21-second clip took place at a fundraiser in Belen this weekend according to the conservative website. The Weekly Standard wrote: King recalled the words of a previous speaker at the fundraiser, Hispanic labor activist Dolores Huerta. “She said you can’t go out there and just vote for somebody for governor because they have a Latino … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Governor, National News

Toulouse Oliver talks being a woman running for office, Secretary of State race

Toulouse Oliver talks being a woman running for office, Secretary of State race

Bernalillo County clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver is getting a lot of attention for her campaign for Secretary of State. This week, she got more attention as MSNBC named Toulouse Oliver as one of the 30 woman candidates to watch in this year’s elections. She was profiled by the national outlet. Others who have already been profiled by MSNBC as part of the series include House of Representatives candidate Mia Love, R-Utah, and U.S. Senator Kay Hagen, D-N.C. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, National News, Secretary of State

Report: Tesla chooses Nevada for gigafactory site

Report: Tesla chooses Nevada for gigafactory site

New Mexico will not be the home of the Tesla gigafactory, at least according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The paper says that Tesla will make an official announcement at a press conference on Thursday. The press conference will take place in Carson City, Nevada. New Mexico was one of the five states in the running to be the home of the massive battery factory. The other states were Arizona, California and Texas. Tesla … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economy, Featured, National News

Richardson talks ISIS, guns, immigration

Richardson talks ISIS, guns, immigration

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson was on This Week, a Sunday morning talk show on ABC, this weekend and discussed a number of prominent national political issues. Included among the topics were President Barack Obama’s response to ISIS, whether there will be gun reforms in the wake of a nine-year old killing her shooting instructor in an accident with an Uzi and the current state of immigration reform. On ISIS, Richardson says the Obama is right … Read entire article »

Filed under: Border, Featured, Immigration, National News

Pearce: Pelosi deserves censure for confronting another member of Congress

Pearce: Pelosi deserves censure for confronting another member of Congress

Rep. Steve Pearce told a Republican group that he believes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Cali., should be censured. The Roswell Daily Record reported Pearce’s remarks to a Republican group. Pearce made the remarks to the Chaves County Republican Women. Pearce said Pelosi should be censured over a confrontation she had with Tom Marino, a Republican from Pennsylvania during a debate on border security. “I’ve told our leader, Speaker (John) Boehner, that when we get back, that needs … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured, National News

Ferguson puts ‘militarization’ of police departments in the spotlight in NM, elsewhere (updated)

Ferguson puts ‘militarization’ of police departments in the spotlight in NM, elsewhere (updated)

Images of armored vehicles, high powered rifles and tear gas in Ferguson, MO have led to more talk about the so-called “militarization” of local police forces, not just in Missouri but nationwide. One of the criticisms of the police response to Ferguson, by no means the only one, is of the equipment that is being used by the police. Vox published a “Guide to the military gear being used against civilians in Ferguson” on Monday. While the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured, National News

DOE secretary talks WIPP, tech transfer, native energy on NM trip

DOE secretary talks WIPP, tech transfer, native energy on NM trip

Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is on a two-day trip throughout New Mexico and some big questions have already been answered. Moniz was in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Carlsbad on Monday — a big day of travel throughout a big western state. WIPP isn’t going anywhere The most newsworthy part of Moniz’s trip was related to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP. While WIPP remains closed because of a radiation leak in February, and the investigation hasn’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Carlsbad, Delegation, Economy, Energy, Featured, National News

Pearce-Lara race one of seven to watch, says Real Clear Politics

Pearce-Lara race one of seven to watch, says Real Clear Politics

According to Real Clear Politics, the 2nd Congressional District race between Steve Pearce and Rocky Lara is one to watch this November. The congressional race was given a short profile in a list of seven congressional races to watch in the upcoming general elections. The conservative-leaning website calls Pearce the “The Conservative Latino Whisperer” for his ability to win elections in the majority-Hispanic district while Republicans nationwide have trouble connecting with Hispanics. “But Pearce has won the district, … Read entire article »

Filed under: CD2, Featured, National News

NM uninsured rate drops 5 percentage points; among the largest drops in the nation

NM uninsured rate drops 5 percentage points; among the largest drops in the nation

A Gallup poll found that New Mexico had one of the largest drops in the rate of uninsured in the nation. The poll was released on Tuesday and has data from all 50 states. The uninsured rate dropped from 20.2 percent to 15.2 percent from 2014 to mid-2014, the ninth-largest drop in the country. The largest was in Arkansas where it dropped 10.1 percent and in Kentucky where it dropped 8.5 percent. New Mexico’s uninsured ranking still is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, National News, Polling

Heinrich calls on CIA chief to resign

Heinrich calls on CIA chief to resign

Sen. Martin Heinrich says CIA chief John Brennan should resign following revelations that the CIA searched Senate computers. The Albuquerque Journal first reported Heinrich’s call on Brennan to step down. This came an hour after Heinrich issued a statement on the report from the CIA inspector general. Heinrich sits on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and has been a harsh critic of domestic spying from the National Security Agency. The junior U.S. Senator from New … Read entire article »

Filed under: Delegation, Featured