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Video: One bizarre why New Mexicans are losing their health insurance under ObamaCare

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:43

As one of the 30,000 New Mexicans to have recently lost my health insurance due to ObamaCare, I was intrigued by the following video from our friends at the Mercatus Center which illustrates how pointless many of these cancellations may be in terms of “improving” or even impacting the quality of American health care. The stupidity of a system that is set up in such a way really can’t be overstated:

Meet 'Bronx Obama' - the presidential impersonator

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 13:43
"Louis Ortiz walked into a bar, and Barack Obama came out," says the Bronx impersonator of our current president and the subject of a new documentary.
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Sanchez: New Mexicans are better off today than four years ago - Ruidoso News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 13:00

Sanchez: New Mexicans are better off today than four years ago
Ruidoso News
After eight years under the Richardson-Denish Administration, New Mexico was in serious trouble. Corruption was out of control. Years of wasteful spending created record-level deficits that threatened education and health care. Our economic future ...

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New Mexico mom faces abuse charges for leaving daughter at hospital — after ... - New York Daily News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 12:43

New York Daily News

New Mexico mom faces abuse charges for leaving daughter at hospital — after ...
New York Daily News
A New Mexico mom says she's been charged with child abuse because she tried to get psychological help for her murder-minded, mentally ill daughter. Mary Brown claims her 15-year-old daughter Katie is on a mission to kill the family. The teen has ...

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New Mexico Teen Accused Of Alex Madrid's Beating Death To Be Examined - Huffington Post

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 11:49

New Mexico Teen Accused Of Alex Madrid's Beating Death To Be Examined
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An old basketball in an abandon lot south of Albuquerque is shown where authorities say the body of a 12-year-old boy was discovered, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Meadow Lake, N.M. Valencia County Sheriff Louis Burkhard said Alex Madrid of ...
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New Mexico teen accused of beating 12-year-old to death to be evaluated for ... - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 11:10

New Mexico teen accused of beating 12-year-old to death to be evaluated for ...
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LOS LUNAS, N.M. – A 16-year-old New Mexico boy accused of beating a 12-year-old friend to death over an argument about the teen's infant daughter needs a psychological evaluation to determine if he's competent for trial, his defense attorney said this ...
New Mexico Teen Accused Of Alex Madrid's Beating Death To Be ExaminedHuffington Post
New Mexico Teen In Playmate Death To Be EvaluatedKRWG

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New Mexico man says onion rings sparked attack by Burger King manager - Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 10:26

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New Mexico man says onion rings sparked attack by Burger King manager
Las Cruces Sun-News
BLOOMFIELD >> A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings. KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/ID9qbR ) the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June ...
Lawsuit: Burger King manager attacked New Mexico man over complaint about ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
Burger King customer 'attacked by manager' over onion ringsNew York Post

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NM unemployment claims lowest since 2007 - Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 10:10

NM unemployment claims lowest since 2007
Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)
For once that would be good news as economists have said New Mexico was one of the last states to go into recession, and will be among the last to recover. Today's data for first-time unemployment claims — and in fact the claims for the past few weeks ...

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Lawsuit: Burger King manager attacked New Mexico man over complaint about ... - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 09:59

Lawsuit: Burger King manager attacked New Mexico man over complaint about ...
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BLOOMFIELD, N.M. – A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings. KRQE-TV reports (http://goo.gl/ID9qbR ) the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in ...

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New Mexico teen in playmate death to be evaluated - Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 09:27

New Mexico teen in playmate death to be evaluated
Las Cruces Sun-News
LOS LUNAS >> A 16-year-old New Mexico teenager is facing a competency evaluation that will delay a trial in the beating death of a 12-year-old playmate. Defense attorney Cindy Mercer told a judge during a hearing Wednesday that her client's "low mental ...
Competency of Valencia County teen to stand trial in killing of 12-year-old ...The Republic

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The 5 best places on Earth to live

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 08:50
Where does the U.S. fall on the list?
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Is SunZia ready to deliver New Mexico wind to Phoenix and Los Angeles? - Utility Dive

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 08:08

Utility Dive

Is SunZia ready to deliver New Mexico wind to Phoenix and Los Angeles?
Utility Dive
But the project must now face a fight with environmentalists before it can deliver high value New Mexico wind and southwestern solar power to energy hungry cities in California and Arizona. “SunZia is grounded in regional planning. It is not a ...

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National forecast for Thursday, October 9

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Thu, 2014-10-09 05:15
Maria Molina has your FoxCast
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Cuban migration surges by land and sea, most flying or walking in change of historic pattern

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
The number of Cubans heading to the United States has increased dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, eliminating a costly exit visa and making it easier for emigrants to return to the island, new U.S. government figures show.
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New Mexico teen accused of beating 12-year-old to death to be evaluated for trial competency

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
A 16-year-old New Mexico boy accused of beating a 12-year-old friend to death over an argument about the teen's infant daughter needs a psychological evaluation to determine if he's competent for trial, his defense attorney said this week.
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Where you live determines where you travel, new study finds

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
Will you be traveling with your state?
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Lawsuit: Burger King manager attacked New Mexico man over complaint about cold onion rings

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-08 22:00
A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.
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Miffed aide who hacked into NM governor’s emails gets 9-month sentence

Capital Report New Mexico Blog Postings - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:41

NINE MONTHS IN PRISON: Jamie Estrada leaves an Albuquerque federal courthouse after getting a nine-month sentence for hacking into the email account of Gov. Susana Martinez, whom he used to work for.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

ALBUQUERQUE – Email hacking is a crime and a former campaign manager who turned on the Republican governor in New Mexico is going to do time.

Jamie Estrada was sentenced to nine months in federal prison Wednesday for breaking into the email campaign account of Gov. Susana Martinez and disseminating some of the messages to her political opponents

“To whom much is given, much is required,” said Judge William “Chip” Johnson, quoting scripture as he passed the sentence on Estrada, who pled guilty earlier this year to intercepting the governor’s email and lying to the FBI about it.

Johnson said he considered agreeing with federal prosecutors, who argued for one year and one day in prison, but Johnson knocked off three months because Estrada is the primary caretaker for a brother who is suffering from potentially fatal non-alcoholic liver disease.

In one of the most dramatic moments in the three-hour sentencing hearing, Martinez read a statement, saying, “I am here as a victim, not as the governor.”

Martinez said Estrada “manipulated” his way into the Martinez campaign for governor in 2009, only to attack her with the stolen emails after he was turned down for employment in the Martinez administration following her victory in November 2010.

“The only deterrence is with a maximum sentence,” Martinez said, addressing the judge. “That will tell the next person it’s not worth it.”

Near the end of the hearing, Estrada addressed the judge and said he was sorry for “my indulgent behavior and lack of self control” and apologized to Martinez and others who had their email communication stolen.

“My career is in ruins,” said Estrada, who once served in the administration of George W. Bush, holds two bachelor’s degrees, an MBA from Georgetown University and had what seemed to be a promising political career in New Mexico.

Estrada admitted in court that he “took full advantage” of his access to the emails, turning over many of them to Martinez opponents and others connected to the Democratic Party in the state.

“It’s sad that given such a stellar and impressive background, we’re here today,” said Johnson said just before pronouncing the sentence.

Estrada and his attorney, Zachary Ives, did not answer questions from reporters after the sentence was issued. In addition to the nine-month sentence, Estrada was fined $10,000 and must perform 100 hours of community service once he’s done serving his time.

Estrada was not taken into custody afterwards. He’ll be allowed at least 60 days to report to the U.S. Marshall for incarceration.

“We’re pleased with the conviction,” was all that federal prosecutor Fred Federici said to reporters.

“He certainly expressed an apology to the governor,” said Albuquerque attorney and Republican activist Pat Rogers, whose emails were among hundreds that were intercepted. “I’m not sure how much further than that Mr. Estrada feels or believes. I’m very sorry for all the people that were injured by this, including his own family. But when someone steals emails and disseminates stolen emails and lies about it, they should expect to do prison time.”

Prosecutors argued for the one-year and one-day sentence, citing a similar punishment given to a former University of Tennessee student who hacked into former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s email account during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Estrada left the Martinez campaign in December 2009. He says he left on his own volition but Martinez and her campaign advisor, Jay McCleskey, contend he was fired.

In an email to McCleskey, Estrada reportedly wrote, “I can’t understand how [Martinez] wouldn’t think there are political consequences for treating me poorly or unfairly.”

Estrada was not hired by the Martinez administration and was also unable to get a job at the office of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, a Republican.

After Estrada parted ways with Martinez, he kept his password to the susana2010.com account and later re-activated the account using a fake name and fake address from a Chipotle restaurant in Colorado.

Estrada initially pled not guilty when the charges were first brought but turned in a guilty plea in June.

In addition to the Martinez email scandal, prosecutors said Estrada also tried to harm the campaign of Amy Orlando, a Martinez ally who ran an unsuccessful  campaign for district attorney in Doña Ana County.

John D’Antonio, a Democrat who defeated Orlando in a bitterly-fought race, was one of 69 people who wrote letters supporting Estrada and urging Judge Johnson to sentence Estrada to probation rather than prison time.

Orlando herself is now the focus of an email controversy for allegedly destroying electronic communications before leaving office.

In one of the strange offshoots of the Estrada case, former Democratic Party employee Jason Loera is facing child pornography charges.

Federal agents say they were investigating whether Loera had received some of the stolen emails. When FBI computer specialists looked at the computers and compact discs found at a house they say was occupied by Loera, “the examiners identified four writable CDs which appeared to contain images of child pornography,” according to an affidavit.

Loera has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court and a trial is scheduled to begin later this month before Judge James O. Browning.

Loera at one time worked for congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-New Mexico, and former Democratic activist and now chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Sam Bregman.

“We are shocked to hear about the indictment,” Luján spokesman Andrew Stoddard said after news of the arrest of Loera was made. “These are very serious charges and they deserve to be fully addressed through the legal system.”

Alan Colmes And Bob Zmuda

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:30
Alan Colmes and Bob Zmuda talks about if comedian Andy Kaufman is still alive
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New Mexico fishing report - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-10-08 19:05

Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico fishing report
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
New Mexico fishing report. On Oct. 3 on the Cimarron River, Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas, N.M., caught this 24-inch, 5.13-pound cutbow trout. Courtesy photo. New Mexico fishing report. On Oct. 2 on the San Juan River, Brandon Marshall of Albuquerque ...

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