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  • 5 Senators Reintroduce Wall Act to Fully Fund Border Wall

    01/09/2019 9:03:51 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/9/2019 | Michelle Moons
    Five Republican Senators reintroduced the WALL Act Tuesday, a bill to fully fund a wall along the U.S. southern border. “Their legislation, first introduced last December, is also the first bill that will fund the wall by identifying specific funding sources,” read a Tuesday announcement from the five senators. The five are Senators are Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • The 10 Whitest States in America

    12/30/2018 1:07:20 PM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 27, 2018 | Nick Johnson
    Where do the most white people live in America? We looked at the last 10 years of demographic data to find out the answer.
  • South Dakota Legislature is moving to Repeal Prohibition on Capitol Carry

    12/25/2018 8:27:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The House Majority Leader in South Dakota has sponsored a bill to allow concealed carry in the South Dakota Capitol and any county courthouse, with an enhanced pistol permit. It is part of a movement to restore the exercise of the Second Amendment to mainstream status. According to a study done at the Crime Prevention Research Center in 2017, 16 state capitols have arrangements for the legal carry of firearms in the Capitol, generally for those who have a concealed carry permit.  Six states only allow legislators and/or staff to legally carry.The 16 states are: Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa,...
  • Incoming GOP Senate Whip Thune: ‘Not a Big Fan’ of Reallocating Money to Wall

    12/19/2018 9:02:05 AM PST · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 18, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    Anchor Neil Cavuto asked, “Are you of the mindset that reallocating funds from another department, let’s say Defense, is a wise strategy, or would that be rejected out of hand?” Thune responded, “I’m not a big fan of moving money. I think Defense ought to — we ought to be building airplanes and ships and all the things that we need to do to defend the country. But there are always dollars in budgets that you can move around, and in the Homeland Security budget, for example. And that’s the way that the appropriators came up with a mechanism that...
  • South Dakota expects Constitutional Carry with Governor Elect Kristi Noem

    12/01/2018 7:55:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota is a deep red state. It should have passed Constitutional Carry years ago. Constitutional Carry is a reform of gun laws restrictions to approximate the restrictions in place when the Bill of Rights was adopted in 1791. Actually, it did. More than once. But Republican governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed a Constitutional Carry bill on March 17, 2017.  This wasn't the first time.  It was a long-standing performance. Governor Daugaard vetoed his first Constitutional Carry bill in 2012.  In between, Daugaard was certain to lobby against Constitutional carry and get it killed with legislative maneuvers.A Governor does not...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Pro-abortion students pour water on pro-life chalk, covering South Dakota campus in dangerous ice

    11/22/2018 8:19:19 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Opinion
    November 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – It’s November 7 in South Dakota. The night is well below freezing. The Augustana University Republican and Life Runners clubs have teamed up and spent the evening chalking the sidewalks with messages defending the right to life. These messages included Bible verses, statistics, and blunt proclamations in the hopes of stirring up a discussion on the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) campus. A discussion was what they got, but not before things began “slipping” toward madness and mayhem. The pro-life messages were meant to be seen, and they were. Unfortunately, pro-abortion students didn’t respond with principled...
  • Comey tweets: 'We always emerge stronger from hard times'

    09/17/2018 6:09:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    Former FBI Director James Comey said Monday he took inspiration from a visit to Mount Rushmore in a brief message sent amid a chaotic day of headlines that included an order from President Trump to declassify Comey's text messages related to the Russia investigation. "Enjoyed today’s visit: An inspiring reminder that we always emerge stronger from hard times," Comey tweeted along with a photo in front of the memorial in South Dakota. Comey, who was fired in May 2017 and regularly tweets both subtle and overt criticisms of Trump, sent his latest message a short time after the president ordered...
  • President Trump Speaks at Fundraising Reception Sioux Falls, SD Sept. 7, 2018

    09/07/2018 8:51:40 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/18 | Live Satellite News
    3rd speech in two days = Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Trump Sets Ambitious Fall Campaign Schedule To Help Republicans–And Himself

    08/23/2018 6:41:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23,2018 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Trump has a lot on the line in this fall’s midterm elections. So, he’s decided to turn for help to the man he trusts the most — himself. In the remaining 75 days until ballots are counted, Trump will invest at least 40 of them in campaigning for Republicans in both House and Senate races. He will spend additional time on fundraising for candidates and the party .And you may have noticed, this president is quite comfortable with spur-of-the-moment decisions. So, it’s likely he will add even more campaign days along the way as races and political needs develop....
  • Republicans warn Trump against Manafort pardon

    08/22/2018 3:39:05 PM PDT · by detective · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans are warning President Trump that it would be a serious mistake to pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted late Tuesday on an array of fraud charges. “It would be an enormous mistake and misuse of his power to pardon,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a prominent moderate, told reporters. Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas), the second-ranking Senate GOP leader, said that pardoning Manafort “would be a mistake.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.), the third-ranking member of the GOP leadership, said he is not aware of any mitigating circumstances related to Manafort’s case...
  • Antifa Suspect in South Dakota Found with 'Concerning' Amount of Weapons and Bomb-Making Materials

    07/21/2018 10:41:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/18/2018 | Debra Heine
    Sioux Falls Police arrested an apparent antifa radical on Tuesday after finding a "concerning" number of illegal firearms and bomb-making materials in his apartment while serving a search warrant in connection with three area burglaries. Police also found antifa-related items during their search, including an antifa jacket and an anti-police manifesto. Authorities reportedly evacuated the surrounding area and called the Sioux Falls Police bomb squad.
  • Supreme Court ignores obvious solution to Internet sales tax debate in Wayfair ruling

    06/24/2018 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mattie Dupler
    One question before the Supreme Court this term was a big one: As technology evolves, how do our laws governing commerce evolve with it? The answer, issued in the ruling held in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, is a bad one for taxpayers. Many proponents of an online sales tax have argued that we must completely revisit what we know about interstate commerce, and create illusory tax regimes to contemplate a brave new order of online transactions. In reality, none of this is true. For one, while it has been 26 years since the Supreme Court visited the issue in...
  • Trump's tariff on Canadian newsprint is killing US newspapers, Republicans warn

    06/08/2018 9:17:48 AM PDT · by DFG · 103 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/08/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A dozen House lawmakers have introduced legislation to remove President Trump's tariffs on Canadian newsprint so a study can be done on how much those tariffs are crushing local newspapers around the country. The bill, introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., is a response to the 22 percent tariff that the Trump administration has imposed on some Canadian newsprint since the beginning of this year. Noem said that tariff has led to rising costs for local newspapers, and are a threat to their survival. "In recent years, new tariffs on Canadian newsprint have increased paper prices by 20 to 30...
  • When President Trump Attacks, Vulnerable Democratic Senators Shut Their Mouths and Pray

    05/18/2018 12:19:30 PM PDT · by ethom · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/18/2018 05:00 EDT | https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-democrats-senators-reelection-attacks-596553
    Vulnerable senators up for reelection have adopted a strategy of silence in response to the president’s avalanche of putdowns. Jon Tester was on his farm in rural Montana when his phone rang with the news: It was his chief of staff, informing him that the president of the United States had just called for his resignation on Twitter. The Montana Democrat briefly considered President Donald Trump’s latest attack on him, then fired up his tractor and went on his way. Tester wasn’t going to get into it with Trump over the senator’s role in bringing down the president’s Veterans Affairs...
  • For warmth, some households still burn coal ( Durango, Colorado )

    03/20/2018 5:28:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Rural residents turn to cheap heating fuel ... Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at a steady 75 degrees. “But we don’t have any problem doing that with coal,” Miller and his wife, Marsha, have been using coal as their main source of fuel since they moved to their home in 2000. Each year, the couple uses about 2 tons of coal to keep their 2,500-square-foot house warm throughout...
  • White House wades into SCOTUS online sales tax case

    03/06/2018 2:50:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    In fairly short order, the Supreme Court is going to begin hearing arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. This case is being closely watched around the country because of the potential impact it will have on consumers as well as retailers, both traditional and online. The state of South Dakota is asking the Supremes to overrule their 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, which held that states could not force online retailers to collect sales tax in other states where the company didn’t have a physical presence.Now the White House has weighed in on...
  • South Dakota Passes Bill Requiring Planned Parenthood to Tell Women Abortion Kills a “Living ...

    02/28/2018 8:23:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 27, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: South Dakota Passes Bill Requiring Planned Parenthood to Tell Women Abortion Kills a “Living Human Being” South Dakota lawmakers passed a pro-life bill Monday that requires abortion facilities to tell women that an abortion kills a “living human being.” The informed consent bill passed the state legislature with strong support and now heads to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who is expected to sign it, the Argus Leader reports. On Monday, 56 state representatives supported the bill, while nine opposed it. South Dakota requires abortion facilities to tell women that an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate,...
  • Homeschooling Mom’s Tire Slashed at State Capitol

    02/22/2018 12:17:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    hslda.org ^ | 2/21/18 | Scott Woodruff
    When homeschooling mom Sara Valle volunteered to spend a day at the South Dakota Capitol promoting equal sports access for homeschoolers, she expected a battle. What she didn’t expect was that the opposition to her advocacy would include far more than just arguments on the Capitol floor. Sara had been asked by South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE) to testify in support of H.B. 1120, a bill which would allow homeschool students to participate in public school sports. As a homeschooling veteran and mother of three, she was happy to advocate for more opportunities for homeschool students. She had also...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.