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Think Progress: ‘I Unequivocally Believe In Equal Pay,’ Says Congressman Who Consistently Votes Against Equal Pay

By Mike Rivera Reposted from ThinkProgress. April 8, 2014 Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) released a press release Tuesday in recognition of Equal Pay Day asserting that he “unequivocally believe[s] in equal pay for equal work.” The statement continued: The United States is the land of opportunity—opportunity for ALL. Race, gender, age, or religious beliefs should never impact

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FACT SHEET: Affordable Care Act by the Numbers

The Affordable Care Act is working.  It is giving millions of middle class Americans the health care security they deserve, it is slowing the growth of health care costs and it has brought transparency and competition to the Health Insurance Marketplace. HEALTH CARE BY THE NUMBERS 8 million people signed up for private insurance in the

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Governor Martinez: Petty, Mean and Ready to Do Anything to Win

Yesterday, Mother Jones released an in depth, behind-the-scenes article on Governor Martinez. Click here to read the Mother Jones article. “Governor Martinez is mean, nasty and vindictive—not at all like the grandmotherly persona she has made up and tried to con New Mexicans to believe in. This Governor, Jay McCleskey and her staff have created

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Governor Martinez: Burn and Destroy Everything To Win

Today Mother Jones released an in depth, behind-the-scenes article on Governor Martinez. Click here to read the Mother Jones Article “I’ve said repeatedly that Governor Martinez is the worst Governor in New Mexico’s history. After reading this article, you can judge for yourself. The crass, rude and hate filled comments from the Governor, Jay McCleskey and

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The Daily Lobo: Senator Heinrich speaks on surveillance

By  Zachary Pavlik  Reposted from The Daily Lobo For U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., the government should strive to enhance national security without infringing on privacy rights. On Friday morning, Heinrich addressed UNM students on the topic of cyber security, describing it as a vital field in need of reform. “We need to reign in the dragline

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A Moment of Silence to Mark the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Today, at 12:49 p.m. MST, President Obama will observe a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The President also released a statement this morning on the tragedy: “A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were

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Elect Mike Williams and Tom Buckner—Long Time City Residents Supporting Good Government in Rio Rancho

Out-of-touch Hull and Smith support radical Tea-Party agenda On Tuesday Rio Rancho voters have the opportunity to elect a new Mayor and new city councilor—Mike Williams and Tom Buckner. These candidates have one agenda-working hard for Rio Rancho families and ensuring that they have a world class community to call home. Mike Williams and Tom

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Donna Brazile: 50 Years Later Voting Rights Still Threatened

50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, to outlaw discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and more. The law strengthened voting rights and pushed for an end to racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and in public places. The law passed with bipartisan support — in fact, Republicans helped lead the

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