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  • GOP senator wants Trump to explain 'endgame' on tariffs

    04/11/2018 8:01:38 PM PDT · by socialism_stinX · 113 replies ^ | 4/8/2018 | Kailani Koenig
    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday said President Donald Trump needs to explain his "endgame" to the American people when it comes to imposing tariffs on goods from foreign countries and said the U.S. should "quit fighting with Mexico and Canada."
  • GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat

    01/18/2018 6:47:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 241 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | by NEIL MUNRO
    Pro-amnesty GOP Senators are working hand-in-glove with Democrats to block a government budget until President Donald Trump agrees to break his campaign promise and his presidency by amnestying millions of wage-lowering illegal immigrants. The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
  • Supreme Court Fight: A Quarter of Republican Senators Now Back Meetings for Merrick Garland

    03/28/2016 9:56:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 29 2016, 12:01 AM ET | Ari Melber
    When President Obama first nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans were united in their wall of opposition — no meetings, no hearing, no vote. And while Garland’s path remains a very uphill battle, some Republicans are starting to shift their tone. Two weeks into the nomination fight, 16 Republican senators now say they will meet with Garland — over 25 percent of the GOP caucus — according to a running count by NBC News. That includes senators up for re-election in Blue States, such as New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte and Illinois’ Mark Kirk, who will be the...
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the “right thing” and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say it’s really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles— fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah — aren’t exactly jumping to join Cruz’s latest crusade. Same goes for Cruz’s onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Sen. Mike Rounds endorses Huckabee for president

    09/02/2015 1:04:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee snagged the endorsement of Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, Huckabee's campaign announced Tuesday.
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Poll: Republican Has Big Lead In South Dakota Senate Despite Hype

    10/29/2014 6:02:01 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 2 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 26, 2014 | Dylan Scott
    Some polling earlier this month suggested that the South Dakota Senate race might be unexpectedly competitive, but a new poll shows Republican candidate Mike Rounds with a significant lead 10 days before the election. Rounds is taking 43 percent of the vote, according to the NBC/Marist poll released Sunday. Democratic candidate Rick Weiland is at 29 percent and former GOP Sen. Larry Pressler, now running as an independent, is polling at 16 percent.
  • October Surprise in South Dakota? FBI reveals investigation that could affect senate race.

    10/29/2014 7:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    With less than a week to go until South Dakota voters decide whether to send their former governor, Mike Rounds, to the U.S. Senate, the FBI for the first time publicly acknowledged the existence of an ongoing investigation into the state’s management of a federal visa program during Rounds’s tenure as governor, between 2003 and 2010. The statement breathed new life into a controversy that many thought had long since died out and that is now being used against Rounds on the campaign trail. The FBI’s confirmation came nearly three years after a Texas lawyer reportedly notified the FBI of...
  • Rounds support falls to 35% in South Dakota race

    10/04/2014 11:23:19 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | October 2, 2014
    Public Policy Polling’s newest South Dakota Senate poll finds that Mike Rounds’ support has dropped all the way down to 35% in the wake of voter anger over the EB-5 scandal, and that Rick Weiland continues to be better liked and within single digits of Rounds. Key findings from the poll include: -Rounds is at just 35% to 28% for Weiland, 24% for Larry Pressler, and 8% for Gordon Howie. A majority of South Dakotans have a negative opinion of Rounds, with just 41% rating him favorably to 51% with an unfavorable opinion. Weiland’s favorability, at a positive 42/38 spread,...
  • Rounds backtracks on conflicting statement by amending his testimony

    10/04/2014 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies
    The Rapid City Journal ^ | October 3, 2014 | Seth Tupper
    Former Gov. Mike Rounds has acknowledged he made an inaccurate statement in written testimony he sent to lawmakers last week, and now he wants to change that testimony. Rounds sent a letter Thursday to state Sen. Larry Tidemann, R-Brookings, the chairman of the Legislature’s Operations and Audit Committee. In the letter, Rounds seeks permission to amend one of his earlier written responses to the committee’s questions about state involvement in the federal EB-5 immigrant-investor program. In the answers Rounds sent to legislators last week, he wrote that “the governor’s office was not served” with papers regarding an EB-5 related lawsuit...
  • Conservatives eye challengers to former Gov. Mike Rounds in SD Senate race

    09/25/2013 5:29:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 9/25/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    South Dakota state Rep. Stace Nelson (R) met with a handful of national conservative groups last week in Washington — an indication they continue to search for a challenger to former Gov. Mike Rounds (R) in the state’s open Senate race. The Republican primary field is already wide, and a bruising contest could jeopardize a pickup that is crucial to GOP efforts to take back the Senate in 2014. Nelson met with Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) office, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist and the Club for Growth. “To say things went well is an understatement,” Nelson told The Hill....

    12/04/2012 12:12:30 PM PST · by Impy · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/3/2012 | John Gizzi
    When South Dakota’s former two-term Gov. Mike Rounds made it official last week that he would seek the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator in 2014, it was national news. After an election year in which Republicans began with high hopes of winning a majority in the Senate only to end with a net loss of two seats from their ranks, news that Rounds was poised to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson was truly something to cheer for the dispirited GOP. “Instantly competitive,” is how the Hill characterized the likely contest between conservative Rounds and two-term liberal Democrat Johnson (lifetime American...
  • Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, Schumer

    11/25/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Stopping veteran Dem retirements is top priority for Reid, SchumerBy Alexander Bolton - 11/25/12 06:00 AM ET One of the highest immediate political priorities for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Democratic political guru Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is to persuade veteran colleagues not to retire in 2014. Democratic sources identify four senators as most likely to retire: Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). Another possible veteran retirement is Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who has yet to announce his decision. But Democratic aides expect him to run...
  • Governor: SD might not accept federal school money

    08/11/2010 4:53:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies
    Businessweek ^ | 8/11/10 | Chet (don't call me Tom) Brokaw
    South Dakota may not be able to use more than half of the federal aid it's due to get from a jobs bill passed Tuesday by Congress because of state rules on spending for schools, Gov. Mike Rounds said. South Dakota can accept an extra $21 million in federal money for the Medicaid program that provides health care for poor people, Rounds said. But it might not take an extra $26 million in education aid because acceptance of the money could trigger an increase in local school districts' property taxes under the language of South Dakota's school funding law, the...
  • Bush can't change governor's mind (SD Mike Rounds)

    03/08/2008 6:16:27 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 9 replies · 1,005+ views
    KXMB.COM ^ | 08 MARCH 2008 | AP
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Gov. Mike Rounds says President Bush tried again but couldn't persuade him to run for the U.S. Senate this year. Rounds and first lady Jean Rounds spent two nights at the White House when they were in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting last month. Last year when Rounds stayed at the White House, Bush also tried to persuade him to run for the Senate but Rounds declined. Rounds says Bush, in a joking way, tried again this year. The governor says when Bush couldn't get him to run, he turned Jean Rounds and asked if...
  • Dykstra preparing for senate run

    10/13/2007 12:35:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies · 125+ views
    The Pierre Capitol Journal ^ | October 10, 2007 | Crystal Lindell
    A prominent Republican U.S. Senate candidate said he doesn't believe he'll have to face Gov. Mike Rounds in the primary. Senate Republican primary candidate state Rep. Joel Dykstra, R-Canton, was in town for the Hughes County Republican meeting Tuesday. He said Rounds has given him no indication that he'll be making a run for the Senate in 2008. "I take (Rounds) at his word and the indications that he's given us thus far," Dykstra said. "Frankly he knows very well what I'm up to and what I'm doing and what I'm up against and I would expect that if something...
  • Just When Things Are Going Right

    03/29/2006 12:45:30 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 275+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/29/06 | Purple Mountains
    With the confirmation of Justice Alito, South Dakota has now passed an anti-abortion bill, and Mississippi is following suit. If you want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, whether for constitutional reasons (which I share) or for religious or moral reasons, this action by the state of South Dakota is a big mistake. In the first place, the addition of Alito, by itself, did not change the liberal vs. conservative balance on the Supreme Court.
  • When Is an Abortion Not an Abortion?

    03/06/2006 5:52:05 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 31 replies · 702+ views
    Time ^ | 3-6-06 | NANCY GIBBS
    South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds had to decide whether to side with the Purists or the Pragmatists in the Abortion Wars. His decision to sign the state’s dramatic new abortion bill means the Purists have prevailed, and the moral, political and legal argument surrounding abortion rights is about to turn a corner. In a country where two thirds of the public does not want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, but nearly as many favor stricter limits on abortion, pragmatic abortion opponents have pushed for parental notification laws, waiting periods, restrictions on late-term abortions: The strategy was to chip away...
  • Text of the actual SD abortion law signed by Gov. Mike Rounds

    03/06/2006 3:26:27 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 568+ views
    SD House Bill
    FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  establish certain legislative findings, to reinstate the prohibition against certain acts causing the termination of an unborn human life, to prescribe a penalty therefor, and to provide for the implementation of such provisions under certain circumstances. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:      Section  1.  The Legislature accepts and concurs with the conclusion of the South Dakota Task Force to Study Abortion, based upon written materials, scientific studies, and testimony of witnesses presented to the task force, that life begins at the time of conception, a conclusion...
  • S.D. Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

    03/06/2006 11:33:43 AM PST · by Tim Long · 15 replies · 531+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 15 minutes ago | CHET BROKAW
    PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The bill would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless the procedure was necessary to save the woman's life. It would make no exception for cases of rape or incest. Planned Parenthood, which operates the state's only abortion clinic, in Sioux Falls, has pledged to challenge the measure in court. Rounds issued a written statement saying he expects the law will be tied...