Clinton wins Florida primary but no delegates at stake

By Mike Glover: The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Florida Democratic primary Tuesday night, an event that drew no campaigning by any of her presidential rivals and awarded no delegates to the winner. But Clinton promptly declared it a welcome victory. The New York senator, fresh off her lopsided loss […]

Local Roundup: Arrest made in case of inmate’s assault

CNJ staff A 28-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday in connection with an assault at the Curry County Detention Center. Nick Jasper attacked his cellmate Saul Prieto, 25, of Clovis on Jan. 14 as he was sleeping, according to Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Jasper suspected Prieto was informing on him. “The attack was stopped […]

Michigan legal complaint unfounded

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico There are times in our political process where legal recourse is needed. Now is not that time; Michigan is not that place. On Tuesday, the state featured a competitive Republican primary, with Mitt Romney winning with support from both Republican and Democratic voters. Why did Democrats vote for Romney? […]

Elections don’t always result in democracy

By Freedom New Mexico One of our more cherished beliefs, or at least desires, is that democratic governance is a key to a stable, productive society in which differences can be worked out through the political process. Recent riots, murders and displacements in Kenya might cause some to question whether the most visible sign of […]

Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

By David Espo and Mike Glover: The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation’s first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican […]

Global warming low on voters’ list of concerns

By Freedom New Mexico A recent Washington Post poll puts global warming alarmism into perspective. If, as alarmists claim, manmade greenhouse gases are the primary cause of a disastrous increase in global temperatures, then everyone should want to take whatever drastic measures are necessary to ward off imminent devastation. Apparently, not everyone is so moved. […]

Sept. 2, 1913

Those attending the state Democratic convention at Duke City were Fred W. James, E.R. Hart, Rep. W.W. Nichols and Charles E. Dennis. … Mrs. Elizabeth C. Grisamore was taking orders for Spirella corsets. … The Clovis Journal reported that crop conditions were unusually good.

Democratic Party hosting women’s luncheon

Freedom Newspapers The Curry County Democratic Party women’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral restaurant, 3501 N. Prince St., Clovis. Reorganization will be discussed. For information, contact Elaine Howell, vice chairman, Curry County Democrats, at 763-7019.

Blame for Iraq should be placed closer to Congress

By Freedom Newspapers On one hand, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, raises excellent points about the administration and his Democratic colleagues. Then again, Kucinich is being, well, Kucinich. The long-shot presidential candidate from Cleveland raises valid points — as well as the government-as-the-answer ones you’d expect — in a video about Iraq and Iran on […]

March 8, 1920

The Curry County Rural Telephone Co. reported it had started setting poles for its phone lines in the northern part of the county. “Work will be pushed with as much rapidity as possible,” a telephone official reported. … W. H. Duckworth was named president of Clovis’ new Republican Club. The Clovis Journal reported the GOP’s […]

Feb. 5, 1960

Val Baumgart, L.B. Redwine, Pat Graef and Nelson Worley were all Democratic candidates for Curry County sheriff. … Clovis High graduate Susan Stanfield was on tour with the University of Denver choir. She was a junior physical education major. … The Silver Grill was inviting customers to “dine by candlelight every evening.” … The KCLV […]

President’s call for cooperation comes too late

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush took the unusual step, for a sitting president, of releasing an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal last week to announce his hopes of working together with the Democratic majority in Congress “to accomplish important things for the American people.” Good luck. If he were just starting a term […]

Chavez no laughing matter

Editorial Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight […]

Democrats’ new dream is bigger government

Freedom Newspapers They have a dream — to put more of your life under the control of government. They’re the Democratic Leadership Council, the springboard for Bill Clinton’s presidential bid in 1992 and a power center for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. The DLC bills itself as a group of moderate Democrats trying to steer […]

Clovis resident elected Curry County Democratic chairman

CNJ staff Gordon Smith of Clovis has been elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Curry County, according to a news release from the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Patricia Doran of Clovis was elected county party vice chairwoman. Smith, appliance manager at McDaniel’s Home Furnishings, succeeds Jan Elliott, who resigned. Doran succeeds Drew Tarum, […]

McCulloch to face Bingaman in November

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Political newcomer Allen McCulloch won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on Tuesday to face Democratic incumbent Jeff Bingaman in November, and former legislator Gary King won a three-way Democratic race for attorney general. Bernalillo County Clerk Mary Herrera won a four-way contest for the Democratic nomination for secretary of state […]

4/2 Letters to the editor

State Democratic Party looking forward The New Mexico Democratic Party is an optimistic and inclusive organization that takes its inspiration from hundreds of thousands of state Democrats, but several beliefs stand out. We believe the 55,000 new jobs created since Democrats took over the state government are a step forward. We believe Gov. Richardson’s continuing […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

Beijing’s handling of Hong Kong counterproductive

Freedom Newspapers When the central government in Beijing assumed sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997, it promised to respect the principle of “one country, two systems” and allow the economic freedom that had flourished under British control to continue. Most Hong Kong residents, who had enjoyed great economic and political freedom under the British but […]

Congress passes bill for $51.8 billion in relief

By David Espo: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Acting with extraordinary speed, Congress approved an additional $51.8 billion for relief and recovery from Hurricane Katrina on Thursday. President Bush pledged to make it “easy and simple as possible” for uncounted, uprooted storm victims to collect food stamps and other government benefits. “We’re not asking for […]