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The Tumbleweeds Top 10

Who and what's been making news from New Mexico this past month, as measured by mentions in Google News (news.google.com), which tracks 4,500 worldwide news sources (trends noted are vs. last month's total hits; * indicates new to the list). Number in parenthesis indicates last month's Top 10 rank. Our state's two senators surge in the newsmaker rankings—who says this is a do-nothing Congress?

1. (3) Sen. Pete Domenici—1,200 hits (up)

2. (2) Gov. Bill Richardson—1,030 hits (up)

3. (5) Sen. Jeff Bingaman—491 hits (up)

4. (#1 last month) New Mexico Border Patrol—482 hits (down)

5. (7) New Mexico spaceport—391 hits (up)

6. (6) Gov. Bill Richardson + 2008—378 hits (up)

7. (10) New Mexico minimum wage—360 hits (up)

8. (9) Virgin Galactic—350 hits (up)

9. (4) New Mexico illegal immigration—291 hits (down)

10. (-) Richard Branson + New Mexico—240 hits (up)



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