Engagements — April 17

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Mullinax-Harden [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Clyde E. Buddy and Jackie Mullinax of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Lindsay Nicole Mullinax of Clovis to Clinton Dustin Harden of Clovis. He is the son of state Sen. Clinton D. and Kathy Harden of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 25, 2011, […]

Births — April 3

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Wicker Gage Gregory Wicker was born March 10, 2011, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Clinton, Okla., at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. He has one sister, Shayla Brie Ann Wicker, 3. Grandparents are Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales and Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis.

Israel-Palestine relations not U.S. concern

Freedom New Mexico The United States and Israel are said to be trying to dial back a sense of mutual outrage that has developed over the blindsiding of Vice President Joe Biden last week in Israel, followed by complaints from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, press secretary Robert Gibbs and presidential counselor David Axelrod, expressing […]

Clinton’s plan for greenhouse gases long shot

Freedom New Mexico At this week’s Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured 16 developed and developing nations that the U.S. will provide “political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome” at December’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps as a token of sincerity, she also apologized for […]

Drug policy desperately needs overhaul

Freedom New Mexico Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a minor flurry of criticism last week for acknowledging the United States — or at least some people in the United States — bears some responsibility for the explosion of drug-law-related violence in Mexico that has left more than 7,000 Mexicans dead since January 2008. The […]

Appointment of Clinton not well planned

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Exaggerations undermine credibility

Freedom New Mexico Some consider it a cynical joke, but it may just be the beginning of wisdom to take as a default position the likelihood that anybody who would even dream of running for president is automatically disqualified for the job. The combination of self-importance, ego, sense of entitlement and outsized perception of one’s […]

GOP can delight in Democratic race

Freedom New Mexico Super Tuesday II gave a necessary boost for Hillary Clinton, who appeared to have picked up desperately needed victories after a dozen consecutive losses to front-running Barack Obama. Clinton narrowly won in Texas, but did well enough to make the case that her campaign remains viable with comfortable victories in Ohio and […]

Obama, Clinton split New England, duel in Ohio and Texas; McCain gains GOP nomination

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton split a pair of New England primaries Tuesday night and vied for bigger prizes in Ohio and Texas in a riveting Democratic presidential race. Arizona Sen. John McCain, an unflinching supporter of the war in Iraq, clinched the Republican nomination. “We are in Iraq […]

Texans have rare opportunity of influence

Freedom Newspapers Texas could be a political kingmaker this campaign season. Such a position wasn’t expected until the first Super Tuesday on Feb. 5. Virtually every election year, states leapfrog each other’s political primary and caucus dates in hopes of exerting more influence on the presidential races. This year the movement was more extreme than […]