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  • New Mexico Tries to Out-Clown Arizona

    Hey, New Mexico, how upset are you that Arizona's legislature gets all the attention for being a caricature of what a functional state legislature is supposed to look like?

    Apparently, upset enough to consider a bill introduced by state representative Cathrynn Brown (R) that could turn victims of rape and incest felons under New Mexico law by turning abortions into "evidence tampering."

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    Tags: Abortion, New Mexico, State Legislature, Women's Rights
  • Bill Richardson and Eric Schmidt Go to North Korea

    Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is going on a humanitarian trip to North Korea with his best bud, Google executive Eric Schmidt, even though the State Department doesn't want them to go. Stop harshing our mellow, State Department! What excellent adventures will these radical dudes have over there?

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    Tags: Bill Richardson, Google, New Mexico, North Korea, State Department
  • Republicans Develop Awesome New Legal Defense

    For months, Democrats have been arguing that voter suppression by Republican state legislatures and election officials represented a much greater threat to democracy than the non-existent problem of voter fraud. Unfortunately for liberals, Republicans have been doing a pretty good job of proving them wrong, by engaging in said voter fraud. In the process, they've developed a novel legal defense that, I believe, will transform the criminal justice system.

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    Tags: Nevada, New Mexico, Republicans, Voter Fraud
  • Good News: Aliens Are Real

    The Roswell UFO incident turned 65-years-young this week. To celebrate the occasion, an ex-CIA agent made it public that the United States government is, in fact, in possession of some little green men and a couple of flying saucers. It may be hard to swallow after years of being lied to, but the American public can rest easy knowing one man will finally reveal the truth

    Chase Brandon, an agent who served 25 years with the agency, said that the information is concealed in a hidden vault within the agency's Langley headquarters.

    "It was in a vaulted area — there was one box that really caught my eye. It had one word on it: Roswell. I rummaged inside it, put the box on the shelf and said, "My God, it really happened."

    There you go. Irrefutable proof from a person with the not at all Jason Bourne-sounding name of Chase Brandon. We can pretty much close the book on this one. But just to satisfy those people who still refuse to believe anything they read on the Internet, let's seal the deal by specifying exactly what it was Brandon saw in that box…

    "Some written material and some photographs, and that's all I will ever say to anybody about the contents of that box," he told the Huffington Post. 

    Darn. We were so close. I'll bet you that after initially talking to the media, Brandon made some additional "discoveries." Like that maybe that the box he found was placed there by his co-worker Blaize Lastely as a prank to get back at him for the time he left that "Ark of the Covenant" in an old government warehouse.

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    Tags: CIA, New Mexico
  • Mitt Romney Losing Ground in Swing States

    With the general election just a few short months away, it's critical for Mitt Romney to reach out to the important swing states, focus on talking to the people who live there and allow the voters there to get to know him.

    Unfortunately, that carries with it certain dangers. Such as the danger that the voters there might get to know him

    Among the voters in our poll living in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, Obama's lead over Romney increases to 50%-42%.

    Also in these swing states, Romney's favorability numbers have dropped: A month ago, Romney's fav/unfav score stood at 34%/38% nationally and 36%-36% in these 12 swing states. But in this latest survey, his national fav/unfav score is 33%-39% (that 39% unfav is tied with his all-time high) and 30%-41% in the swing states.

    It's probably for the best to keep him away from swing staters for a little while longer. Like maybe just four or five months. After that, definitely get him out there.

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    Tags: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Mitt Romney, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Polls, Virginia, Wisconsin