Ethics complaint alleges group failed to disclose donors, and suggests connection to prominent lobbyist

Over the course of May and early June this year, a new group called the “Council for a Competitive New Mexico” (CCNM) spent over $130,000 on a media campaign supporting a group... Read more »

A ‘pause’ on in-person K-12 teaching until at least Labor Day

Amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in New Mexico and region-wide that hit a record-high for single-day cases in New Mexico Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that schools will not begin... Read more »

Joe Biden appealed to 2 different audiences in his acceptance speech – 2 experts discuss which punches landed

The speech could have been awkward. Biden is a veteran politician known for his gaffes who spoke to a virtually empty auditorium. There was no raucous applause punctuating his sentiments. But I found... Read more »

Bronx Councilmember Cohen to Leave for Judgeship, Kicking Off Special Election Race

This article was originally published THE CITY Bronx Councilmember Andrew Cohen was nominated for a judgeship this week by the borough’s Democratic machine — setting off a special-election scramble among five candidates... Read more »

Biden picks former rival Kamala Harris as his running mate

(The Center Square) – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that Kamala Harris will be his vice presidential running mate. A U.S. Senator from California and Biden’s formal rival during... Read more »

NY Board of Regents taps its own chancellor to become interim education department commissioner

New York’s Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa will resign from her post to assume the role of interim commissioner for the state education department, the Board of Regents announced Tuesday. The Board of... Read more »

In Key West, protests highlight gentrification of historic Black community

This story was originally published by Southerly” In Key West, protests highlight gentrification of historic Black community People living in Bahama Village are using the recent protests against police violence and systemic... Read more »

1864 elections went on during the Civil War – even though Lincoln thought it would be a disaster for himself and the Republican Party

Calvin Schermerhorn, Arizona State University The outlook was not promising in 1864 for President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection. Hundreds of thousands of Americans had been killed, wounded or displaced in a civil war... Read more »

From the Iraq War to representing Florida in Congress to Texas GOP chair: Here’s what you need to know about Allen West

Incoming Texas GOP Chairman Allen West is fairly new to Texas, but he is not new to national politics. West, a one-term former member of Congress from Florida, found his path to... Read more »

Embedding Trump’s tweets into news stories could boost his voter support, study finds

When journalists embed President Donald Trump’s tweets into news stories, they could be unknowingly helping him gain voter support, finds a paper forthcoming in the academic journal New Media & Society. Researchers wanted to know... Read more »