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Davie’s deal: 6 years, $4.5 million

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on November 17, 2011

The University of New Mexico –and by extension, state taxpayers who help fund the university — are gambling that for $4.5 million over the next six years, Bob Davie can resurrect the nearly lifeless Lobos football program. That’s the package that Davie will receive as the new head coach at UNM. Davie, who was introduced [...]

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And some people say there is no God

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on November 13, 2011

On Saturday night, the UNM Lobos football team finally won a game. After being outscored 410-113 in their first nine games, the Lobos broke a 12-game losing streak dating back to last year by knocking off UNLV 21-14. Not only that, but down in Las Cruces, the NMSU Aggies defeated Fresno State 48-45 to improve [...]

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Basketball on an aircraft carrier

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on November 12, 2011

This has nothing to do with New Mexico or politics. It’s just something cool: College basketball on an aircraft carrier: On Friday night (Nov. 11), Veterans Day, North Carolina and Michigan State played each other on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson, docked outside San Diego. The game was called the Carrier Classic and [...]

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Udall’s amendment to overturn Citizens United — and a rebuttal

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on November 2, 2011

Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) has long been a fan of campaign finance reform and on Tuesday (Nov. 1) he joined a number of other Democrats on Capitol Hill calling for a Constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. Udall has introduced a bill with Sen. Michael Bennet [...]

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Political feud: Pat Lyons vs. Hector Balderas

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on September 27, 2011

Pat Lyons and Hector Balderas are going at it. The newly-elected chairman of the Public Regulations Commission (PRC) fired off an open letter to the media last week, saying that Balderas is using his State Auditor’s Office to score political points at the expense of the PRC in order to enhance his bid for the [...]

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Bobby Jindal in Albuquerque, talks education

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on September 23, 2011

In some ways, Louisiana is kind like New Mexico, only with more heat and humidity. Like New Mexico, Louisiana has a large minority population and like New Mexico, Louisiana is trying to tackle low performance rates in public education. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was in Albuquerque on Friday (Sept. 23), taking part in an event [...]

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Gary Johnson delivers a zinger at the GOP presidential debate Gary Johnson delivers a zinger at the GOP presidential debate UPDATE: Johnson tells FOX News where he got the line

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on September 22, 2011

While Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went after each other with zest in the Republican presidential candidates debate in Florida Thursday night (Sept. 22), it was Gary Johnson who came up with a zinger against President Obama that received the greatest response from the crowd in Orlando. Near the end [...]

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Susana: The pistol-packin’, un-Richardson

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on August 30, 2011

Gov. Susana Martinez was the subject of a New York Times article this week that highlighted her differences with former Gov. Bill Richardson: “We have our own agenda,” Ms. Martinez, 52, said in an interview in Mr. Richardson’s old office, while acknowledging that “some of it has been to undo his.” She has signed executive [...]

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How Democrats and Republicans need to adjust their thinking on tackling the deficit

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on August 24, 2011

Earlier this week, a startling report showed the federal debt has risen $4 trillion in less than three years under the Obama administration — jumping from $10.6 trillion to $14.6 trillion. That works out to $5 million a minute. Okay so we’ve got a problem; a massive problem. What to do about it? A researcher [...]

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Gary Johnson appears at National Press Club: “We went to the moon, we can balance the budget”

Posted by Rob Nikolewski on August 19, 2011

Longshot Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson received some national attention Friday (Aug. 19) but appearing for nearly an hour at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. His speech was televised by C-SPAN and can be seen by here:. The former New Mexico governor reiterated his libertarian stances on such matters as cutting the federal [...]

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