Daily Word in Mothers, Presidents and Poison
An estimated 150,000 babies were taken from “illegitimate” Australian mothers in the 20th century.
So what can Trump actually do?
Buzzfeed: Always asking the important questions.
Republicans advanced Trump's cabinet nominees while no Democrats were present, a clear violation of finance committee rules which require members of both parties to be present for voting.
What's the future of the tech industry under Trump's reign?
What is the EPA going to do to monitor the long-term effects of the 2015 mine spill that poisoned rivers in the Western US?
A policy dissent cable has gathered over 1,000 signatures by state officials.
The Daily Word in Planned Parenthood, Berlin and Local Crime
What's the deal with virginity?
President Obama continues to save the day.
We could easily be looking at a Sander's presidency, but because of old Democrats, we just can't have nice things.
Here's everything known currently about the Berlin attack.
Texas is making moves to prevent Medicaid funds from going to Planned Parenthood.
Should parents be held accountable for their children's crimes?
More details are coming to light after a decapitated body was found behind a Walmart earlier this week.
The Daily Word in Coping, Livestreaming and Hufflepuff
Sure, I'll say it: I'm proud to be a Hufflepuff and so is Eddie Redmayne.
To help us cope in these tough times, Spirited Away will be in theaters next month.
Democrats have begun to unify with progressive leaders.
Here's what you can actually do that may change things now that the puppet we know as Donald Trump was elected.
“It feels great to be on offense again,” the first vice president of the NRA, Pete Brownell said to a crowd of 1,000, all carrying guns.
Live streaming is changing the world.
Could Hillary Clinton still be elected president? Yes. Is it likely? Not at all.
The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's split, a two-headed pig and Senate battles
Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.
Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.
A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.
An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.
The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.
Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.
You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.
The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial
Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?
Where did Edward Snowden go?
The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...
Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?
The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...
Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!
New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.
Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.
Val Midwest is on a photo spree!
A jubilant Dem watch party
People spilled out of the ballrooms and into the hallways. About 2,000 Democrats attended the results watch party at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque.
Folks celebrated Democratic victories even before they were certain. Sam Bregman said at just after 8 p.m., still early in the evening, that presidential candidate Mitt Romney was "on the ropes" and would be defeated.
City Councilor Ken Sanchez was all smiles as he worked the room, as did Brian Colon and many other Democrat candidates, officials and campaign workers. State Rep. Gail Chasey, who was re-elected to her legislative seat was beaming from ear to ear, not just for herself but newly elected congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Lujan Grisham said the progressive core values need to reach a broad group of citizens. "And the kinds of issues that we need to be passionate about are for women and people of color and persons in poverty. These are the issues I am going to be so proud to work on."
The party will likely be going strong for a while.
Gary Johnson: Coming to a ballot near you
When voters hit the polls countrywide, they’ll see at least three options for president. One of them is former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. As the Libertarian candidate, he’s pitching himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal.
“I'm going to be the only candidate that doesn't want to bomb Iran. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to get out Afghanistan now—and the wars. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to end the drug war. I'm going to be the only candidate that wants to bring about marriage equality, believing that it’s a constitutionally guaranteed right.”
I got a chance to speak with him about what it means to be a third-party candidate for president in a country that’s increasingly frustrated with its leaders. Read up on his positions regarding the drug war, the Tea Party and minimal government.
Righter Than Right, Lefter Than Left
Ex-guv is ready to throw down with the donkeys and elephants
The Daily Word 11.03.10: Democrats, Republicans, UFO Commissions, Happy Meal Toys
Voters rejected legalizing recreational marijuana use in California, and a proposal to establish a Commission for Extraterrestrial Affairs in Colorado was also voted down.
Info-porn shows what happened the last time the House went Republican.
Iranina Sakineh Mohammadi Ashanti, the woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning will be hanged instead.
Foreign embassies in Greece are targeted by letter bombs.
Facebook used to graph breakups over the course of the year.
George W. Bush says the worst moment of his presidency was when Kanye West called him out. ARE YOU SURE?
Be careful where you steal your porn from.
The end of cakes: The Pumpple.
NASA wants to
destroy send a robot to the moon.
Slate wonders if Netflix will destroy the internet.
Ultra-slow-motion popcorn popping video here.
Ten insane facts comics taught us about American history.
Is a deep-fried turkey worth the hassle?
FACT? The bigger the smile a baseball player has on his baseball card the longer he lives.
It's Osamu Tezuka's birthday!
The Daily Word 10.27.10: Grave-digging bears, doomed vertebrates, Albuquerque explodes, all cops quit
Sandia Labs is testing explosives today; expect black smoke and loud booms any minute now.
Mora County sheriff’s deputy found passed out in his patrol car.
In other law enforcement news, every cop in town quits after gunmen shower a Mexican police headquarters with bullets.
Democrats are actually outspending Replicans this time around.
You cannot cook Jamie Oliver's “30-Minute Meals” in 30 minutes.
Rand Paul supporter dudes beat up a MoveOn volunteer lady.
One-fifth of vertebrates may be doomed.
Arctic bears are eating corpses from Russian graveyards .
The world’s first organic milk rap.
Vaya con Dios, former Argentine president Kirchner.
Dems Talk Pre-K Child Care and Tax Hikes
A hundred or so people turned out for the lieutenant governor forum at the Alamosa Community Center on the city’s southwest mesa. The audience included senior citizens, teachers and a handful of young mothers and fathers with their children.
The Real Roundhouse
A firsthand look at the 2010 legislative session
It was Day 30. The mood in both chambers sagged. Legislators spoke testily and lacked the buoyant friendliness that usually accompanied the morning announcements, introductions and notes. Reporters settled in for a long day and night, one that wouldn't end until after 4 a.m. The final hours of the session ticked away, and Wednesday, Feb. 17, looked to be dreary, long—and surreal. A stuffed oryx head sat in a chair on the Senate floor. A Catholic priest had been at the Roundhouse in the morning hours providing ashes for Ash Wednesday. A poor version of "God Bless America" rang through the chamber with senators trailing off after the first verses.
The Daily Word 01.22.10: Air America, Suing a Smoker, Guantanamo 4-Eva
Student-teacher sex through the gender lens.
This lady smokes in her front yard. Her neighbors are suing her for having to breathe it.
Undoing tax cuts for the wealthy would make the state $300 million, Democrats say.
Video of a police officer beating a handcuffed Native American teenager becomes part of Santa Fe's mayoral race.
China says Clinton's call for ending Internet restrictions is "information imperialism."
Corporations are ready to influence elections.
Air America closes today and files for bankruptcy.
Hold 50 Guantanamo detainees indefinitely without trial, recommends Justice Department task force.
Morphine's just the thing for avoiding PTSD.
Out-of-work architect sets up lemonade-stand-like stand.
Helen Mirren is bummed that tattoos are socially acceptable now. Maybe she just needs one on her face.
Full-body scanner catches cell phone but not bomb-making components.
Creepy life-forms from the deepest parts of the ocean.