Taxpayer-funded campaigns never were good idea

Freedom Newspapers Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, looking more and more like the presumptive nominees of their respective parties for the presidency, are engaged in a rather arcane discussion about whether they will honor an agreement made almost a year ago to accept only “public” financing of their general election campaigns. This would be […]

Clinton rhetoric missing the mark

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist It was only a few months ago pundits left and right were calling the Hillary Clinton campaign a runaway train. With Clinton and Barack Obama in a close race for the Democratic nomination, it looks as if those predictions may be wrong. Likewise, you can take a grain of salt […]

Too much at stake to sit idly by

Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I cast my vote in the New Mexico caucus last week and, if we’re lucky, we may finally learn the results today — only a week-and-a-half after the fact. New Mexico will be the last of the Super Tuesday states to announce results from the Feb. 5 balloting. If we Nuevo […]

Still purrfect

The Clovis Wildcats improved to 24-0 Friday with a 77-39 win in a non-district win at Roswell. Jaye Crockett scored 20 points to lead Clovis, Bryce Hill added 19 and Jaden Isler 18. The Clovis girls beat Roswell 34-26 for their second straight win. Antiesha Brown led Clovis with 13 points while Kayla Breedlove and […]

Republican preferred

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “I prefer Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton because she does not appreciate the military … But being a Republican, I wouldn’t vote for either.” — Gerald Majewski • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of […]

Not crazy about the Dems

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of her experience.” — Doug McGregor • How about neither? I would probably prefer Obama because it is inevitable that Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend will wreck Hillary’s campaign.” — Frank […]

Clinton takes N.M. caucus

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Mexico’s Democratic caucus Thursday following a prolonged vote-count that went on for nine days after the Feb. 5 election, the party’s chairman said. Brian Colon, whose party conducted the caucus, said Clinton had won 73,105 votes, or 48.8 percent, to Barack Obama’s 71,396, or 47.6 […]

Obama takes delegate lead

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Photo: Rick Wood Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama greets supporters gathered Tuesday at the Kohl Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama powered past Hillary Rodham Clinton in the race for Democratic convention delegates Tuesday on a night of triumph sweetened […]

Clinton threat to core principles of freedom, liberty

Freedom New Mexico Despite polls showing Barack Obama surging, and despite his surprise victory in several states on Super Tuesday, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday widened her lead and apparently strengthened her grip on the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Thanks largely to a sizable win in California, Clinton more than off-set smaller state wins by […]

Clinton, Obama await NM caucus tally, Dem officials under fire

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Democrats are preparing to examine about 17,000 provisional ballots that will determine a winner in New Mexico’s tightly contested presidential caucus, as party officials come under sharp criticism for how they managed the troubled election. Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson says he’s “deeply disturbed” by problems and long lines at caucus […]

McCain seizes GOP command on Super Tuesday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Democratic Party of Curry County volunteer Larry Moreno directs Helen Gay toward the voting booths after handing her a ballot during the Democratic caucus Tuesday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential […]

Obama holds narrow lead, with N.M. caucus still undetermined

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — Barack Obama held the narrowest of leads Tuesday over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in New Mexico’s Democratic caucus. With 69 of 184 precincts reporting, Obama had 48.2 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 47.9 percent, according to preliminary returns. New Mexico’s tight contest was a slice of a coast-to-coast […]

Edwards quits Democratic presidential race

By NEDRA PICKLER and BECKY BOHRER NEW ORLEANS — Democrat John Edwards bowed out of the race for the White House on Wednesday, saying it was time to step aside “so that history can blaze its path” in a campaign now left to Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. “With our convictions and a little […]

Democratic presidential candidates

By Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following profiles of presidential candidates are intended to help voters decide whether individual freedom will advance or retreat if the candidate is elected.Today we focus on leading Democratic candidates. We’ll look at Republicans on Thursday. Hillary Clinton A Hillary Clinton presidency poses substantive threats to individual freedom. Her […]

Obama wins South Carolina in racially charged primary

By David Espo and Charles Babington: The Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — Barack Obama routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially-charged South Carolina primary Saturday night, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was running […]

McCain wins South Carolina; Romney wins Nevada

By Davd Espo: The Associated Press Sen. John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Saturday night, avenging a bitter personal defeat in a bastion of conservatism and gaining ground in an unpredictable race for the Republican presidential nomination. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in Nevada caucuses marred by late […]

Clinton, McCain win NH primaries

By David Espo and Philip Elliott: The Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for the White House. Sen. John McCain powered past his Republican rivals and back into contention for the GOP nomination. […]

Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

By David Espo and Mike Glover: The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation’s first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican […]

Can Santa deliver White House view?

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy the last few years with the possible exception of letting it slip I maybe pitched a no-hitter in a World Series game. But, no kidding, my picture really was on a baseball card a long time ago. Do you get Fox […]

Obama becoming Democrats’ long-awaited answer to Reagan

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is running for president. He’s appeared in New Hampshire, where he will need to make a mark, drawing crowds at fund-raisers and autographing his obligatory, pre-campaign memoir. He is running for president, but maybe it’s temporary. Our latest political phenom even made an appearance on the high-profile, Monday night football game […]