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The President and First Lady Speak at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention

Over the past weekend, the President and First Lady spoke at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) National Convention in Orlando, FL. Founded in September of 1920, the DAV celebrates 92 years of service to disabled veterans and their families with this three-day event. The forerunner to the Department...

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Weekly Address: A Better Bargain for Responsible, Middle Class Homeowners

In this week’s address, President Obama says that the housing market is starting to heal, and now it’s time to build on that progress by creating a better bargain for responsible, middle class homeowners. The President announced steps he will take to strengthen the housing market, and now Congress...

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President Obama's Friday Press Conference

President Obama took questions from the White House Press Corps Friday in the East Room of the White House, addressing a range of topics including the National Security Agency's role and reforms to intelligence gathering programs. The President highlighted his commitment to the balance between “protecting our security...

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NM Lands Commissioner Powell Announces $55.6 Million in Earnings for New Mexico in July; Agreement with Kirtland Air Force Base

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell has announced that the State Land Office earned $55.6 million in revenue last month for the beneficiaries of the state land trust. “The New Mexico State Land Office is working hard to ensure that revenues...

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Senators Udall and Heinrich Call for Emergency Federal Aid to Support Food Banks

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich called on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to make emergency purchases for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to ensure food banks in New Mexico and across the country are able to help families in need. TEFAP buys food and makes it...

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Important Numbers to Remember This August

This Republican Congress is broken − too focused on obstruction and scoring points against President Obama. But what does that mean for you? No jobs agenda. No Medicare guarantee. No restraints on insurance companies. Special treatment for special interests. Here are some important numbers to remember this August...

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Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham Statement on Reduction of Furlough Days for Civilian Defense Employees

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), a member of the House Budget Committee, has released the following statement after the Pentagon announced a reduction in the number of furlough days for civilian...

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Sam Bregman's First 100 Days: Promises Made, Promises Kept

During Sam’s campaign for DPNM Chair, he listed goals and made promises for his first 100 days. RAISE $$--$125,000 raised; biggest fundraising program in DPNM history initiated—Rising Star dinner featuring Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) organized and set for September 6, 2013.  Additional 12+ successful fundraising events held since May 1. RAPID RESPONSE...

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President Obama Speaks on Restoring Security to Homeownership

Speaking in Phoenix yesterday, President Obama laid out his ideas for strengthening the housing market and ensuring responsible middle class families have access to affordable mortgages and refinancing, as well as his plan for building a more durable and fair system that promotes the American Dream of...

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Margarita Mercure Hibbs: Walking While Being Brown, Black or Poor is Dangerous in America

Reposted from the Progessive Democrats of America By Margarita Mercure Hibbs, Chair, Torrance County Democratic Party Recently, during a lively conversation with a conservative Latino, who claimed that Zimmerman was being railroaded and Trayvon Martin was someplace he shouldn't have been and was...

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