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V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012

news

The Daily Word in John Kerry, Mayan Apocolypse, and Kitten for Christmas.

The Daily Word

President Obama to nominate John Kerry as next Secretary of State.

ESPN analyst receives 30-day suspension for racial remarks against RG3.

New Mexico lawmaker Ben Lujan died Tuesday.

Gangnam Style became the first video on Youtube to reach one billion views.

Is the Force headed to the Land of Enchantment?

Congrats, you appear to have survived the Mayan Apocalypse!

On that note, here are the most hilarious tweets about the end of the world.

Former U.S. Olympian apologizes for working as a call girl.

The NRA wants armed police officers in every school across the country.

The story of Graham getting a family for Christmas.

V.21 No.2 |

news

The Daily Word in Mitt's taxes, State of the State and recall in Wisconsin

The Daily Word

It's all good guys, Mitt Romney probably pays 15% in taxes.

State House Speaker Ben Lujan has lung cancer and will not seek re-election.

Someone threw a smokebomb at the White House.

Why are your favorite websites dark today?

Governor Martinez emphasizes education and tax cuts in the State of the State address.

LAPD is treating the human head found in a bag near the Hollywood sign as a possible homicide.

Listen to this audio recording between the captain of the Costa Concordia and the Coast Guard. Then watch this night vision video of the ships evacuation.

Over a million signatures collected in Wisconsin to recall its Republican governor.

Los Angeles City Council approves measure requiring porn actors to wear condoms.

Joe Paterno has never heard of "rape and a man" before.

The FDA says black licorice can be bad for your health. And it's gross.

Cheer up liberals.

The Palestinian Muppets need to have a telethon.

If dinosaurs were alive today, what would they look like?

A lost animated version of The Hobbit by Gene Deitch has been rediscovered.

This Angry Brides game sounds about right.

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

MEGA PARTY!

8 things the Internet ruined.

Happy Birthday Danny Kaye!!!

V.19 No.21 |

politics

Fire Away: Election Results

We live-blogged with The New Mexico Independent and other reporters around the state last night. Replay.

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish rallied a crowd of supporters at the Doubletree. She said her opponent—Susana Martinez, elected by a good margin—is all sizzle and no steak. (Or, for vegetarians, all boil and no bean.) At the end of her speech, the Denish campaign bumped Pat Benetar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," which has very confusing lyrics.

Gauging from Denish's speech, I believe the song was supposed to indicate that she is a "real tough cookie with a long history" in politics. Also, that the Hispanic, Republican ticket she's facing (John Sanchez won the GOP lieutenant governor slot) can do it's best, but Denish will prevail. Brian Colon is the Dems' choice for lieutenant governor.

Either way, we'll have a female guv come November.

Susana Martinez is the district attorney in Doña Ana County. She received a $450,000 contribution last month from Bob Perry of Texas. Perry is a major financier of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. She was endorsed by Sarah Palin, who came to town to stump for her. Martinez' running mate John Sanchez boasts on his site that the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico named him the only candidate that could be fully endorsed. Sanchez writes that he will continue to be a "steady voice for the unborn."

Pat Davis is the first openly gay male candidate for sheriff in the United States. A friend at the Doubletree party pointed out he's also the first candidate for the BernCo sheriff's job from our generation (mid-20s to mid-30s or so). Davis lost his race but not by much. And, as he said, he had strong community support—he raised the second-biggest war chest in the Dems' race and didn't have to mortgage his house to do it. Manny Gonzales, who arrested one of his opponents last week, won.

Carl Trujillo promised late last night he will ask for a recount in his tight race against House Speaker Ben Lujan.

Judge Linda Vanzi retained her position at the Court of Appeals though the campaign trail got muddy leading up to the primary.

Bernalillo County results

Statewide results