• Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, discusses SB174 during a Senate Public Affair Committee meeting where they hear all of the Real ID bills at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Dem: GOP holding state ‘hostage’ in REAL ID beef

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on New Mexico lawmakers’ REAL ID debate (all times local):

  • Arkansas GOP, having embraced term limits, is now conflicted

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than two decades after Arkansas became one of the first states to limit how long lawmakers could serve in the Legislature, Republicans who once championed the issue are conflicted. GOP leaders now say they believe lawmakers should be able to stay longer than originally planned. Term limits advocate insist on sticking to the original limit. The issue could be headed back to the state ballot for the second time in two years this fall.

  • Kim Jong Un calls meeting on abuses in N. Korea ruling party

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of senior ruling party officials aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be held in May, its state media reported Thursday, calling the gathering the first of its kind.

  • Fabiola Bawden, left, and Blanca Cardenas, with the Albuquerque-based immigrant advocacy group El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, get ready to speak Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Santa Fe, N.M, before a legislative committee. The fate of legislation aimed at bringing New Mexico into compliance with tougher federal identification requirements is now in the hands of the Democratic-led Senate. A version passed by the GOP-controlled House would require residents to get a REAL ID compliant license and allow immigrants to obtain a driver's permit card. Gov. Susana Martinez favors that measure. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    New Mexico Democrats face pressure over REAL ID fix

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key New Mexico Senate committee passed a measure Tuesday that lawmakers called a workable compromise aimed at making the state compliant under federal regulations for identification.

  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, greets supporters  during a caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cruz sealed a victory in the Republican Iowa caucuses, winning on the strength of his relentless campaigning and support from his party's diehard conservatives. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Cruz wins in Iowa’s Republican caucuses

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic turnout sealed his victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday.

  • Democrats file ethics complaint against New Mexico lawmaker

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic Party of New Mexico is taking aim at Rep. Nora Espinoza, accusing her of violating the governmental conduct code as she considers running for the secretary of state’s office.

  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a caucus night rally as his wife Heidi listens Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cruz sealed a victory in the Republican Iowa caucuses, winning on the strength of his relentless campaigning and support from his party's diehard conservatives. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and a stronger-than-expected showing by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter enthusiasm to a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton, long considered her party’s front-runner.