Candidates poised to fight civilized race

Freedom New Mexico We may have come to a temporary lull in the frenetic political year this has become, a few moments or even weeks of relative quietude between the end of the primaries and the major party conventions. The candidates and their staffs will undoubtedly be busy during the weeks ahead, but we civilians […]

Police cite 15 for drinking

CNJ staff A city woman is being investigated for providing alcohol to minors after police broke up a party Friday, according to police reports. Police also issued citations to 15 underage drinkers. Police encountered several suspects leaving the party around 11 p.m. while checking out an anonymous report of underage drinkers at a home in […]

County Commission District 4 Profile: Wendell Bostwick

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Courtesty photo Wendell Bostwick is a District 4 County Commission candidate Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Wendell E. Bostwick Party affiliation: Democrat Age: 62 Occupation: Semi-retired farmer/rancher/consultant

Republican candidates share conservative, education platforms

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis, remembers the late 1970s, and a meeting for the Curry County Republican Party was three people. He was much happier at Tuesday’s Republican candidate forum at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, with 17 speakers representing 10 races. But he knows there’s work ahead. “I think Republicans […]

March 28, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp Where: VH1 When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A wedding and bachelor party disrupts the boot camp.

GOP can delight in Democratic race

Freedom New Mexico Super Tuesday II gave a necessary boost for Hillary Clinton, who appeared to have picked up desperately needed victories after a dozen consecutive losses to front-running Barack Obama. Clinton narrowly won in Texas, but did well enough to make the case that her campaign remains viable with comfortable victories in Ohio and […]

Huckabee drops out of race after ‘journey of a lifetime’

The Associated Press IRVING, Texas — Mike Huckabee bowed to reality Tuesday and out of the Republican presidential race. “We kept the faith,” he told his end-of-the-road rally Tuesday after John McCain clinched the nomination. “I’d rather lose an election than lose the principles that got me into politics in the first place.” The genial […]

Nader unlikely to make impact

So, Ralph Nader, the regulation advocate cleverly disguised as a consumer advocate, is running for president. Again. Democrats who thought he set things up for the 2000 election, when he ran as a Green Party candidate, to be stolen are gritting their teeth already, but the likelihood of the master manipulator of the media doing […]

U.S. puppet in Pakistan suffers major defeat

Freedom Newspapers Although full results are not yet in, Pakistani voters, as expected, have roundly repudiated President Pervez Musharraf, who took control of the country in a military coup in 1999 and whose popularity has been on a serious dive for about a year. In parliamentary elections Monday, the party that supports him, Pakistan Muslim […]

GOP faithful still have tough choices to make

Freedom New Mexico The fallout from the Super Tuesday presidential primary contests has Democrats still taking their time to pick between two popular candidates while Republicans are trying to decide if they can embrace the front-runner from Arizona, who is better known as a maverick than as a party standard bearer. Sen. John McCain already […]

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 […]

Feb. 5 – Caucus

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A couple helps each other with their ballots at the Democratic caucus at the Clovis-Carver Library on Super Tuesday. The chair of the Democratic Party of Curry County said 400 people voted in the first 90 minutes of the caucus.

Curry County Democrats to vote for presidential nominee

The Curry County Democrats submitted the following press release: On Tuesday, February 5, New Mexicans will vote in the Democratic Presidential Preference Caucus to choose which candidate will represent the Democratic Party in the November general election. Voting will take place from noon to 7:00 p.m. at 184 sites across New Mexico. The February 5 […]

Clinton wins Florida primary but no delegates at stake

By Mike Glover: The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday night, an event that drew no campaigning by any of her presidential rivals and awarded no delegates to the winner. But Clinton promptly declared it a welcome victory. The New York senator, fresh off her lopsided loss […]

Michigan legal complaint unfounded

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There are times in our political process where legal recourse is needed. Now is not that time; Michigan is not that place. On Tuesday, the state featured a competitive Republican primary, with Mitt Romney winning with support from both Republican and Democratic voters. Why did Democrats vote for Romney? […]

Candidates have yet to touch on many topics

By Freedom New Mexico This is the first time since 1928 there has been no incumbent president or vice president running in either party’s primaries. That has made for a fairly wide-open race, with no clear favorite — or at least with all the reputed favorites having to weather serious doubts and challenges. Several candidates […]

Candidates overlook power of pets

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico The presidential race is becoming so competitive candidates are asking for their children’s help. John Edwards, for example, has been bringing his two kids, Jack, 7, and Emma Claire, 9, on the campaign trail with him. Hillary Clinton persuaded her daughter, Chelsea, 27, to accompany her while campaigning in […]

Kosamus Kakashi

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This was at the CUB at ENMU for a Halloween party. I won $50 for this costume of Hatake Kakashi from Naruto.

Pakistan leader assassinated

The Associated Press RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide attack at a campaign rally that also killed at least 20 others, aides said. Bhutto’s supporters erupted in anger and grief after her death, attacking police and burning tires and election campaign posters in several cities. At the […]

Lighthouse Mission celebrates with annual Christmas party

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Klaudette Benavidez, 5, was wide-eyed with excitement Saturday as she and her siblings were given gifts for Christmas at the Lighthouse Mission Christmas Party. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Seven Doran jumped in excitement Saturday as she left the Lighthouse Mission Christmas party with her family. The 4-year-old had […]