Their view: Group lobbies for third presidential candidate

This is a press release from Americans Elect on gaining ballot access in New Mexico for the 2012 presidential election:

We all lose during election time

I can give you a prediction about the next presidential election almost a year before it happens. Ready? The U.S. government will win and America will lose. The status quo will be elected once more. There isn’t a bit of difference between any of the candidates who will end up on the ballot in the […]

Their view: Raising minimum wage would be best stimulus

Green presidential candidate Jill Stein took note of the intense efforts of retailers to stimulate demand with Black Friday spending sprees:

Gov. Perry good enough in debate debut

Freedom New Mexico Getting to know Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his record was one of the consistent themes of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. At times, the debate almost felt like an indictment of Lone Star state chief executive, given the questions and challenges directed his way. […]

Ames Straw Poll will jump-start 2012 election

Freedom New Mexico This time of year, most Americans are spending a balmy day at the beach, or heading out on vacation. Not the Republican presidential candidates. They’re frequently swooping into Iowa to campaign for the Aug. 13 Ames Straw Poll. The non-binding event is the first expression by actual voters in America for their […]

Portales past: Oct. 21, 1960

Oct. 21, 1960: Portales News-Tribune: Lt. Gov. Ed Mead, a Baptist deacon, wearing a Kennedy button on his lapel, was in Portales on a political missionary task that included not only the Democratic presidential nominee, but Gov. John Burroughs.

Despite election outcome, area largely Republican

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico There were no surprises about the results of the Nov. 4 presidential election among political party leaders in eastern New Mexico. While President-Elect Barack Obama won the state, Republican John McCain was a decisive winner in Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Curry County Republican Chairman Rube Render said he […]

Campaign finance needs true reform

Freedom New Mexico Republican presidential candidate John McCain has suggested

Medical history vital information to election voters

Freedom New Mexico One dispiriting aspect of this endless presidential campaign has been the reluctance of the nominees of the major parties to provide anything resembling adequate information about their health and their medical histories. Being president of the United States is a physically demanding and stressful job (in part because we seem to expect […]

U.S. fortunate media can cover spectrum of bias

Freedom New Mexico For some reason, this election season seems to be more emotionally charged than is normal (as if anything is normal in presidential elections). Maybe it’s that neither major tickets for the nation’s top spot are the usual pairings of middle-age white guys. Perhaps it’s conservative talk radio providing handy sound bites and […]

Editorial: Vice presidential debate won’t decide election

Sarah Palin’s performance Thursday night will probably not be enough to turn GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign around. He missed the opportunity for a game-changing breakthrough by not siding with the American people and opposing the $700-billion (plus $100-billion-plus in “sweeteners”) financial bailout. However, with her confident, folksy, fluent performance in the vice presidential […]

Area residents react to bailout discussion

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown. Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it. “I think it’s about time for them to both step up […]

Candidates’ issues lose their importance

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative […]

How to pick the right presidential candidate

By Anita Doberman I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative work (which involved […]

Thoughts on presidential campaign criticism

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico For your consideration, two thoughts about the presidential election I had when I should have been at the gym: • One of the most common attacks you’ll hear on Barack Obama is that he’ll raise your taxes. So why is he getting attacked for turning down $85 million in […]

ENMU honors five faculty members

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Five Eastern New Mexico University faculty selected for Presidential Awards represent the university’s best, said ENMU President Steven Gamble. He presented awards during graduation Saturday to Kathy Durand, Donald Elder, Felipe Macias, John Olsen and Suzanne Swift. “They represent different disciplines, but they all do a great job for […]

Editorial: McCain offers promising ideas to reform taxes

In a disappointing presidential campaign, we were encouraged this week by Sen. John McCain’s announced economic plan. If we squint, it almost looks like a conservative Republican platform we vaguely recall associating with that party. As far as it goes, it’s pretty good. We wish it went

Democrats have opportunity to weigh in on candidates

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Following Super Bowl Sunday Democrats in Roosevelt County will get a chance to be a part of the presidential primary excitement called Super Tuesday. On Tuesday registered Democrats have the opportunity to participate in the Roosevelt County Presidential Preference Caucuses which will be held from noon to 7 p.m. […]

Richardson officially out of presidential race

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. “It is with great pride, understanding and acceptance that I am ending my campaign for president of the United States,” he told supporters gathered […]

Richardson drops out of presidential race

By Nedra Pickler: The Associated Press MERRIMACK, N.H. — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his campaign for the presidency Wednesday after twin fourth-place finishes that showed his impressive credentials could not compete with his rivals’ star power. Richardson planned to announce the decision Thursday, according to two people close to the governor with knowledge […]