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Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 15, 2021

Congressional leaders have staved off a catastrophic federal debt default for the time being. After a prolonged back and forth between Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate minority leader...

New Mexico 1st Congressional Representative Melanie Stansbury.

Melanie Stansbury Has Hit the Ground Running as NM-01’s New Congresswoman

A look into Melanie Stansbury's first few months in Congress
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer October 6, 2021

Melanie Stansbury is currently serving as the US representative for New Mexico’s First Congressional District. Elected in June 2021, Stansbury filled the seat of fellow Democrat Deb Halland, President...

The End of an Era for Germany

The End of an Era for Germany

As Merkel's last term as Chancellor culminates, Germany sees a more progressive future ahead.
Darin Eberhardt '25, writer October 5, 2021

The end of an era for Germany came on September 26, as their first election without Angela Merkel as a candidate in sixteen years commenced. Over Merkel’s last four terms, she became a political icon,...

Right-Wing Protest at the Capitol

Right-Wing Protest at the Capitol

Far-right protestors gather to denounce arrests of Jan. 6 rioters
Kira Small '22 September 21, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 18, 400 far-right protestors filled the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol in support of the rioters arrested on January 6. Matt Braynard, executive director of Look Ahead America, said that...

GOP Ousts Liz Cheney from Leadership Position

GOP Ousts Liz Cheney from Leadership Position

Are they the party of fantasy?
Ankit Jaiswal '22, writer May 20, 2021

On May 12, House Republicans ousted Liz Cheney from her position as Chair of the House Republican Conference, the third-ranking Republican (WY) in the House of Representatives, and replaced her with Elise...

The Congress has some Work to do

The Congress has some Work to do

Congress faces important legislative opportunities which will truly evolve our future as a nation.
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer May 17, 2021

As we head into the summer, the media’s eye falls not on an upcoming election or partisan positioning, but rather on substantive policy-making. This year, a few key pieces of legislation have the potential...

California Heads for Gubenatorial Recall Election

California Heads for Gubenatorial Recall Election

Incumbent Newsome Claims Politics at Play
Uzair Hammad '24 May 14, 2021

California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is facing a recall election this year, fueled by a conservative political group called the California Patriot Coalition. The group is criticizing Newsom’s leadership...

National News Roundup

National News Roundup

Advocate Staff May 11, 2021

Drugs in the Kentucky derby - Haley Pederson '25 Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby May 1, but the horse tested positive for 21 picograms (pg) of betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory corticosteroid....

2015 Iran Talks

A New Attempt at an Iran Nuclear Deal

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer May 7, 2021

The Biden administration recently started a major diplomatic effort with Iran to get the nation to negotiate a new nuclear deal with the United States, led by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. However,...

World News Roundup

World News Roundup

The Advocate May 5, 2021

Baghdad Hospital Fire - Marly Fisher '23 An enormous fire at a Baghdad hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients has left 82 dead and over 100 injured on Saturday, April 24. Early reports say the fire...

Protesters of Qualified Immunity in Michigan

Qualified Immunity Banned in New Mexico

New Mexico Becomes the Second State to Ban an Outdated Doctrine
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 20, 2021

On April 7, 2021, New Mexico became one of the first states in the nation to ban qualified immunity, a rule that allows public officials, such as police officers, to escape certain types of accountability...

Representative Deb Haaland

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Two New Mexico State legislators are running for the seat left by Deb Haaland
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On June 1, 2021, New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special election between Democrat Melanie A. Stansbury and Republican Mark Moores to fill the seat of former representative Debra...

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