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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Ben R. Luján
New Mexico has been selected to receive a $3.7 million federal grant to help school districts turn around persistently low achieving schools.
Western lawmakers are waging a bipartisan revolt against the Obama administration's decision to cut mineral royalties to the states as a result of the sequester, but so far the administration isn't budging.
Like other politicians eager to show the public they're not beholden to Washington's special interests, Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico has proudly refused to take campaign contributions from federal lobbyists.
The House GOP's agenda has tilted so far right that it's creating opportunities for Democrats to try to reclaim seats they lost just a few months ago, said Ann Kirkpatrick, the first former member of Congress to announce that she would seek a rematch in 2012.
Democrats put on a brave face after Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico announced Friday that he would leave office in 2012, but it's hard to see how his retirement contains any good news for the party.
Lujan says New Mexico is one of seven states chosen to receive the school improvement funding.
He said the legislation also would allow states to stop paying the current 2 percent fee charged by the federal government for forwarding the royalty payments.