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Los Alamos Monitor: Marchers find protests inspiring

Los Alamos citizens who participated in the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C. and Santa Fe were invigorated by the event and inspired to further action. News sources estimate that more than 500,000 people attended the march in Washington with more than 1 million people demonstrating throughout the U.S. Local news sources such as […]

NM Political Report: How New Mexico’s U.S. Senators voted on Trump’s nominees

The U.S. Senate is working its way through President Donald Trump’s nominees for key positions. Republicans have generally been supportive of Trump’s nominees, with a few exceptions. Democrats have largely picked their battles over nominations, allowing some to sail through, while delaying others. NM Political Report will continue to track the floor votes by Senators […]

Las Cruces Sun-News: Begaye voices concerns over Trump’s pipeline orders

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has voiced opposition to President Donald Trump’s actions today to expedite approvals for the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Environmental groups and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have heavily protested against the Dakota Access project. Demonstrators, who use the term “water protectors,” remain at the site near the Cannonball […]

UPI: White House says it will ‘look into’ reports of Trump-ordered media blackout; critics alarmed

President Donald Trump’s administration has placed certain restrictions on several federal offices to keep some employees from communicating with the public through unofficial channels, news reports said Tuesday. Sources at the agencies, which include the Environmental Protection Agency and departments of Commerce, Interior and Agriculture, told news media that various directives were handed down in […]

The Hill: Senate committee approves Commerce nominee

The Senate Commerce Committee approved Wilbur Ross’s nomination to be Secretary of Commerce on Tuesday morning, speeding him toward an easy confirmation. Ross was approved after he coasted through a tame confirmation hearing last Wednesday. Tuesday’s positive recommendation means the full Senate will likely vote to confirm Ross within days. Ross’s hearing was more informational […]

Albuquerque Journal: Heinrich, Udall oppose Pompeo for CIA director

New Mexico’s U.S. senators both voted against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for CIA director Monday night, citing concerns about his views on government surveillance, Iran, Muslims and other issues. Pompeo, a former congressman from Kansas, was confirmed by the Senate 66 to 32 after a lengthy debate. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democratic member of […]

Reuters: U.S. Senate confirms Haley as Trump’s U.N. ambassador

The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Tuesday to confirm South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, sending a rising Republican star to represent President Donald Trump at an institution he has criticized. Haley was backed by 96 senators, with only four opposed. She impressed lawmakers during her confirmation hearing this […]

KRWG: Udall Introduces Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

Commentary: Today, just days after the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision allowing unlimited corporate spending in elections, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, joined by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and other cosponsors in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, reintroduced the Democracy for All amendment to restore democratic power to […]