New Mexico candidates for Congress highlight cash flow
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico candidates in open races for the U.S. House and Senate have been collecting campaign cash at a fast clip even as prominent Democratic contenders forgo...
Democrat ridicules rival in New Mexico congressional primary
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico District Attorney and congressional candidate Marco Serna attacked rival Democrat Valerie Plame in an online video released Wednesday that shows him on...
Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his...
Environmental lawyer enters race for US House seat
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental lawyer has entered the crowded field of New Mexico candidates aiming for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján's seat.
Ex-CIA operative Plame’s House bid gets many small donors
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of small campaign contributions have helped propelled former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame to the financial lead in a crowded primary competition for an...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county treasurer has entered the crowded race for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján's seat.
Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya announced her...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe District Attorney Marco Serna has registered with federal election regulators to seek the Democratic nomination to Congress in New Mexico's 3rd District.
Former CIA operative and Trump critic runs for Congress
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has decided to run for the Democratic nomination to an open congressional seat in New Mexico, taking on an already crowded field in a...
Ex-spy Valerie Plame eyes run for Congress in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former CIA operative, author and activist Valerie Plame said Friday she is considering a 2020 run for an open U.S. congressional seat in New Mexico.
Dems demand hearings on Libby pardon, fear Trump sending signals in Russia probe
Congressional Democrats fired off a letter Tuesday demanding the House hold hearings on President Trump's decision last week to pardon former Bush White House figure I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, saying Mr. Trump is abusing his powers.
All of the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee called on Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican, to convene hearings.
Convicted Liar Doesn’t Deserve To Be Pardoned
President Trump began Friday with a tweet storm condemning former FBI Director James Comey as a “liar” and closed out the day by pardoning convicted liar Lewis “Scooter” Libby. Trump’s characterization of Comey, whom he fired last year, is the result of Comey’s newly published and monumentally unflattering book about the president and his administration. Libby, chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney, earned his characterization by compromising national security in a case that...
The Latest: Scooter Libby thanks Trump for pardoning him
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's pardon of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney (all times local):
I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is thanking President Donald Trump for issuing him a pardon.
Libby says in a statement Friday that he and his family are grateful and that they have "suffered under the weight of a terrible injustice." He adds that Trump "recognized this wrong and would not let it persist."
Liz Cheney praises Trump pardon of Libby
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is praising President Donald Trump's decision to pardon the chief of staff of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Liz Cheney said Friday Lewis "Scooter" Libby is a "good, honorable and innocent man" who fell victim to prosecutorial misconduct. Cheney expressed her gratitude to Trump for the pardon.
Liz Cheney is a daughter of the former vice president. Both are Republicans.
Scooter Libby, Bush official, pardoned by Trump for obstruction of justice
President Trump issued a pardon Friday to former Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, saying his 2007 conviction for obstructing the probe into the leaking of a CIA operative's identity, saying the conviction now appears to be tainted.
The decision to grant clemency to I. "Scooter" Lewis Libby is likely to reverberate through Washington, coming as Mr. Trump complains about an overzealous investigation against him. It's also Mr. Trump's second pardon of a major GOP political figure.
Valerie Plame: Pardoning Scooter Libby shows crimes against national security are okay
Valerie Plame said Friday that a pardon for former White House staffer Lewis "Scooter" Libby would sanction crimes regarding national security.
Ms. Plame, the former CIA agent whose identity was leaked by Mr. Libby, slammed President Trump for reportedly considering a pardon for him. She said a pardon would show "that you can commit crimes against national security and you will be pardoned," according to the Associated Press take of her interview on MSNBC.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on "Scooter" Libby (all times local):
Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says President Donald Trump's plans to pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby send a message "that you can commit crimes against national security and you will be pardoned."
BOSTON (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is in Boston to address a forum devoted to empowering women to become leaders in their fields.
Obama is scheduled to participate in a moderated conversation at Thursday's closing session of the 39th annual Simmons Leadership Conference. The event is the longest-running women's leadership event in the U.S.
Organizers say they invited Obama because she's "a passionate and tireless champion of women, families and young people."
Michigan State University must come completely clean on the sexual molestation of nearly 150 gymnasts by a team doctor who was on the school's payroll. That starts with making public the internal report MSU commissioned to determine culpability for the scandal.
Gun-scrap artwork gets Santa Fe showing after mass shooting
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Artwork forged out of decommissioned firearms is going on display at a Santa Fe gallery in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is promoting the free-admission show scheduled Saturday at the Center for Contemporary Arts in an effort to raise awareness and money for gun-buyback events.
I believe Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative and fading liberal celebrity, when she says she missed the anti-Semitic “undercurrents” in an article she called “provocative, but thoughtful.” I believe her when she says she “zeroed in on the neocon criticism” but missed the article’s more prejudicial elements.
Event to highlight gun violence prevention
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence on Monday announced a free “evening of music, poetry, and art” in October featuring Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales, author and former CIA agent Valerie Plame of Santa Fe, and others.
Ex-CIA agent sparks Twitter controversy by sharing commentary on Jews
Amid Thursday morning’s tidings of Rosh Hashana on Twitter, former CIA agent and Santa Fe author Valerie Plame Wilson posted a link on the social media website to an opinion piece that stirred outrage.
“America’s Jews are driving America’s wars,” the link said.
The prominent pundit insisted to her nearly 50,000 Twitter followers that the commentary written by another former CIA staffer raised a valid point about the connection between Israel and foreign policy hawks.
On the face of it, the notion of buying shares in Twitter to quiet President Donald Trump’s outrageous tweeting seems nonsensical. It won’t happen.
But the GoFundMe campaign set up by Santa Fe resident and former spy Valerie Plame Wilson is not at all frivolous. She is shining a light on how a president’s inability to stay off his phone could spark a nuclear war. And she’s not at all exaggerating the danger.
Former CIA agent wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.
Wilson launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting: "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump." The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser says Trump's tweets "damage the country and put people in harm's way."
Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) at Wednesday’s high-profile hearing, admonishing her and other Democrats to stop cutting off witnesses.
The move rankled some on Twitter who argued the North Carolina Republican was singling out Harris, one of three women on the intelligence panel, during Wednesday’s contentious hearing.
Senators try to quiet Harris, but she doesn’t back down
Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from California Sen. Kamala Harris at Wednesday's high-profile hearing, admonishing her and other Democrats to stop cutting off witnesses.
The move rankled some on Twitter who argued the North Carolina Republican was singling out Harris, one of three women on the intelligence panel, during Wednesday's contentious hearing.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former CIA operative, author and activist Valerie Plame Wilson is selling her home in New Mexico.
Sotheby's International Realty has the gated compound on the market for $2.1 million. It's in an affluent neighborhood on the northeast side of Santa Fe.
County records show the property is owned by Plame and her husband, Joe Wilson, a former ambassador.