Alibi V.21 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2012 

Election 2012

PAC Manual

Chasing the big-money phantoms in New Mexico

We got to wondering about the PACs in our state and country. Stay tuned for this series, which will be running in the news section over the coming weeks.

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Top State PACs in the 2012 Election

Who’s spending big on November?

Guest Editorial

Gun Rhetoric Fires Blanks

Once again, we’re in the middle of two sad American cycles: senseless, lethal violence and the slew of specious arguments that inevitably follow, flying hither and yon like, well, bullets that never quite hit the mark.

Council Watch

All Tied Up

The Council kills a measure that would add four districts instead of diluting the minority voice in the city.

Election 2012

Top 10 National Super PACs

With the rise of the super PAC, so too have emerged watchdog groups that track spending, donors, leaders and beneficiaries. We found OpenSecrets enormously helpful in compiling this list of the big-money political groups today. But that ranking of who’s on top will shift dramatically in the coming weeks, so it’s best to keep a close eye on roster. ProPublica’s PAC track tool is also useful and easy to parse.

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Answer Me This

1) How did an inmate get out of the BernCo jail early?

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 26)

This One's a Keeper

Harry Potter Night

See the Albuquerque Isotopes go against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Fans dress up as their favorite witches or wizards and explore Hogwarts.
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EVENT HORIZON (Wednesday, May 31)

Nothing to See Here

UFOs at UNM: A Skeptical Believer Presents His Research

David Marler talks about how he uses UNMs collections and other resources to research UFO phenomena, including the mass sighting in Farmington in March 1950 and the “Battle of Los Angeles” in 1942.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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