Today's News

  • Given 2nd term, Obama facing new urgent task

    By Nancy Benaca
    and Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.
    “You made your voice heard,” Obama said in his acceptance speech, signaling that he believes the bulk of the country is behind his policies. It’s a sticking point for House Republicans, sure to balk at that.

  • Victory for Obama

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

  • Mixed results on tax hikes

    Voters in San Miguel County appear to have narrowly defeated a proposed increase in the gross receipts tax to pay for ambulance, emergency dispatch and behavioral health services, delivering a blow to county officials who had hoped to use the money to bolster emergency dispatch services.

  • Obama wins second term

    By Mike Hammer

    The Associated Press


    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in a hard-fought race in which the economy was the dominant issue.

    Voters decided to give Obama another four years of stewardship over an economy that is slowly recovering from the recession.

    Obama captured battleground states including Ohio, Iowa and Colorado on his way to the 270 electoral votes he needed.

  • Obama wins re-election

    By David Espo
    AP Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.

    "This happened because of you. Thank you" he tweeted to supporters" as he secured four more years in the White House.

  • BREAKING: Networks declare Obama winner

    Fox News, NBC, ABC and CNN have all declared Barack Obama the winner in the hard fought race for president.

  • Lujan wins re-election in NM's 3rd District

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan has easily won re-election in New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

    In early returns, Lujan beat Tucumcari rancher Jefferson Byrd 68 percent to 32 percent to win a third term to the seat representing northern New Mexico.

    Lujan is the son of the longtime speaker of the New Mexico House, Ben Lujan.

  • San Miguel County's GRT measure losing

    With 15 of 17 San Miguel County precincts reporting, the proposal to increase the gross receipts tax by one-fourth of 1 percent is losing. Results show 50.6 percent of votes counted so far against the measure with 49.36 percent in favor. 

  • Democrat Martin Heinrich leads NM US Senate race

    By Barry Massey

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Democrat Martin Heinrich took an early lead Tuesday over Republican Heather Wilson in the race for New Mexico's U.S. Senate seat.

    Heinrich was running stronger than Wilson in the vote-rich Albuquerque area in returns from early voting.

    The winner of the race will succeed Democrat Jeff Bingaman, who is retiring after 30 years.

  • Obama takes NH, Pa., trails in electoral count

    By David Espo

    P Special Correspondent

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama captured hard-fought New Hampshire Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House with Mitt Romney, claiming the first of the pivotal battleground states in a close election shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

    The president also secured Pennsylvania, where Romney campaigned twice in the race's closing days after virtually ignoring it for months.