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POLL: White Evangelicals Have Warmed To Politicians Who Commit 'Immoral' Acts

Quick: do you think politicians can still do their jobs if they've screwed up in their personal lives?Many Americans answer this question differently now than they would have five years ago. And for white evangelical Protestants, it's especially likely their opinion has changed.That's what a new PRRI/Brookings poll says. In 2011, 30 percent of white evangelicals said that "an elected official who commits an immoral act in their personal life can still behave ethically and fulfill their duties...
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Guns And Politics In New Mexico

2 hours ago

  Commentary: Last Saturday I attended a National Rifle Association breakfast for local Republican legislative candidates.

An NRA lobbyist jetted in to tell a few lies and fire up the troops. The NRA desperately wants Republicans to control our Legislature, and will put up big bucks to keep making big bucks on gun sales.

Lab workers in 1962 presidential visit photos stump author

2 hours ago

Author John Bisney is trying to unravel a mystery as he writes a book about former President John F. Kennedy and his role in America's space program.

The Los Alamos Monitor reports ( the former CNN correspondent is combing through old photographs of Kennedy's visit to Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1962 and wants to identify workers in the photos.

Bisney said he's come up against dead ends so far, including at the Los Alamos Historical Society.

People can see the photos at and send tips to

Newspaper: Texas Latinos underrepresented in local politics

2 hours ago

A newspaper analysis has found deep patterns of underrepresentation of Texas' fast-growing Hispanic population on city councils and commissioner courts across the state.

The Austin American-Statesman ( ) says more than 1.3 million Hispanics in Texas live in cities or counties with no Hispanic representation on their city council or commissioners court. And in a state where Hispanics make up 38 percent of the population, only about 10 percent of mayors and county judges are Hispanic.

Leora Zeitlin

When David Beasley was preparing to deploy to Iraq with the US Air Force in the mid-2000s, he composed a piece for band that would reflect the three realms in which the Air Force worked: air, space and cyberspace. The piece itself embodied another sphere that has long enjoyed a historic relationship with the military: music. “It goes all the way back to the Bible. You hear about the horns at Jericho,” Beasley told Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin in an interview at KRWG.

NMSU Aggie fans raise an 'L for Lori'

6 hours ago

New Mexico State University football fans are quick to get their “Guns Up” to support the Aggies. But a different version of that salute during halftime of Saturday’s game honored a special person the football program lost earlier this year.

No one loved New Mexico State University’s football team more than Las Crucen Lori Paulson, who passed away March 16, 2016, at age 35 after battling pancreatic cancer. Although a passionate and avid supporter of NMSU athletics, the Aggie football team truly captured her heart.

Investigation Questions How Texas Classifies Some Border Arrests

22 hours ago

Records reviewed by The Associated Press show that some arrests along the Texas border labeled as "high threat" include drunken drivers and child-support dodgers.

Texas has a nearly $1 billion border security mission, and the state's Department of Public Safety in 2015 classified more than 1,800 highway patrol arrests near the Texas-Mexico border as "high threat."

Man Charged In Hatch Officer's Murder Wants Trial Moved

22 hours ago
Jesse Hanes

An Ohio man charged in the killing of a New Mexico police officer wants his trial moved.

Attorneys for 38-year-old Jesse Denver Hanes recently filed a motion asking that his trial next year be held outside of Dana Ana County.

In court documents, Hanes says media coverage of the death of Hatch police Officer Jose Chavez would make a fair trial impossible.

Police say Chavez pulled over a vehicle in Hatch on Aug. 12 that was occupied by Hanes, James Nelson and a hitchhiker. Authorities say Hanes then shot Chavez, who died at a hospital.

New Mexico jobless rate rises to 6.7 percent in September

Oct 21, 2016

New Mexico's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up for the third straight month.

The Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the September rate was 6.7 percent as nonfarm employment dropped by 2,000 jobs from September 2015.

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 6.2 percent in March, April, May and June before rising to 6.4 percent in July and 6.6 percent in August.

Of the 13 industries measured in the state's economy, six added jobs, six lost jobs and one was unchanged from September 2015.

Ex-student pleads guilty in UTEP betting scheme

Oct 21, 2016

A former UTEP student has pleaded guilty to a role in a gambling operation at the university that took bets from basketball players on different sports.

The FBI says Michael Karpus pleaded guilty during a Friday federal court hearing in El Paso to misprision of felony, a charge involving failure to report a felony to authorities.

Authorities say Karpus received wagers from basketball players at the University of Texas at El Paso and unsuccessfully tried to recruit one player to participate in point-shaving to influence the outcome for bettors.

Feds not dropping fraud case against Texas attorney general

Oct 21, 2016
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Federal regulators who accuse Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of committing securities fraud aren't giving up after a judge threw out their first try.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday filed a revised civil lawsuit against Paxton that again accuses the Republican of personally duping investors in a high-tech startup before taking office in 2015.

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant had ruled this month that the case against Paxton wasn't strong enough to continue. But the judge also gave the SEC two weeks to revise arguments and try again.


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Guns And Politics In New Mexico

2 hours ago

  Commentary: Last Saturday I attended a National Rifle Association breakfast for local Republican legislative candidates.

An NRA lobbyist jetted in to tell a few lies and fire up the troops. The NRA desperately wants Republicans to control our Legislature, and will put up big bucks to keep making big bucks on gun sales.

Trump tax & economic policies are not valid

Oct 19, 2016 (donald trump)

Commentary: Putting Trump's anti-establishment rhetoric and trash talk about women aside, I am more concerned about his proposed tax and economic policies. He wants to follow the same trickle down economic policies that Presidents Reagan and George W. Bush followed—cutting taxes while simultaneously increasing spending. He and House Republicans want to decrease the tax burden for the top 1% (making them 18% richer) and reduce regulations, while expanding infrastructure and military spending.

Hynes: The janitor who inspired me

Oct 18, 2016

Commentary:  Jobe is a church janitor. This is not his real name but he exists. I spoke with him last week. He attended ISPCS and also our SUMMIT on Inclusion. This janitor spent over $1500 to join our community. When people attend ISPCS, we do not ask for their title. When you see a name badge at ISPCS, you see a name, and organization. We also ask attendees to list 3 things for their badge that anyone can talk to them about. I have seen everything from talk to me about the Grateful Dead to talk to me about my dogs. I never looked at what Jobe had on his badge.

Goodman: Thoughts About Our Congressional Election

Oct 16, 2016

Commentary: U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce's extremism is out-of-step with his constituents, while Merrie Lee Soules promises us vigorous, competent, and thoughtful representation in Washington. 

Mr. Pearce consistently lets his ideological views outweigh our interest. He helped shut down the government, costing taxpayers at least $20 million, simply to make a political statement he knew would fail, although Pearce poses as a prudent fiscal conservative. Even most Republicans in Washington can't stomach the nuttiness of Pearce and the “Freedom Caucus.”

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary:  The Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) made the following statement today after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) denounced “liberal progressivism” in a speech to students at the University of Wisconsin.

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