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  • Governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws

    03/18/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 18 mar 2017
    PIERRE | South Dakota's Republican governor on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns in the conservative state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard had warned he would veto the bills — one to let people carry concealed handguns without a permit, the other to allow concealed weapons in the Capitol building. Daugaard has said the state's current gun laws are reasonable. "As a longtime member of the NRA, I support the right to bear arms," Daugaard said in his veto letter for the permitless carry bill. "It is paramount that our state protect the...
  • House approves bill to allow concealed carry without permit (South Dakota)

    02/24/2017 4:42:46 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 24 feb 2017
    PIERRE | The state House approved a bill Thursday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit. South Dakota representatives voted 37-30 to send the bill to the Senate. It's currently a misdemeanor for someone to carry a concealed pistol or to have one concealed in a vehicle without a permit. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto, the main sponsor, said her measure is about freedom, adding that requiring a permit penalizes only legal and rightful gun owners.
  • SD: Bill to allow Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Holder to Carry in Capitol Passes House

    02/11/2017 3:20:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The South Dakota House has passed a bill to allow people who have a South Dakota enhanced Concealed carry permit to carry in the Capitol building.  To do so will require registering with the Capitol security 24 hour previously.  The permit would then be effective for carrying in the capitol for 90 days. At the end of 90 days, the person will have to register again. From argusleader.com: On a 46-20 vote, legislators approved House Bill 1156, which would let law enforcement officers and enhanced concealed pistol permit holders to legally possess a firearm in the Capitol building. The...
  • Standing Rock Sioux Vow Legal Action Over Trump's Pipeline Push

    01/25/2017 12:25:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/25/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The Native American tribe at the center of the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has vowed to take legal action against a presidential memorandum by President Trump pushing pipeline construction. After several months of protests led by the Standing Rock Sioux, the Army announced in early December that it would not approve an easement to let construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline proceed along its planned route. In a statement then, Assistant Army Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said alternate routes needed to be explored. Members of the tribe argue that the pipeline, which would carry...
  • Trump to nominate ( Heather ) Wilson for Air Force post ( New Mexico )

    01/23/2017 8:19:45 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2017
    President Donald Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. A White House statement said Monday that Wilson, a former New Mexico congresswoman and president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, if confirmed. Wilson served in Congress from 1998 to 2009, where she was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the House Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence.
  • Trump To Nominate Heather Wilson As Secretary Of The Air Force (First AF Academy graduate)

    01/23/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | January 23, 2017 | Merrit Kennedy
    President Trump has announced his pick for Secretary of the Air Force — former Rep. Heather Wilson. If confirmed, Wilson would be the first Air Force Academy graduate to hold the position, according to the White House. Wilson currently leads the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, a public college focused on engineering and science. She represented New Mexico in Congress from 1998 to 2009. "She served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the Cold War and on the National Security Council Staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the...
  • 'Upbeat' attitudes on display at Rapid City gun show

    01/08/2017 7:13:18 AM PST · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 08 jan 2017 | Hannah Hunsinger
    The last time there was a new president elected for the United States, attendance at Rapid City’s annual gun show spiked. This time, attitudes in the community are much more relaxed. “Over the past year, sales and attendance at gun shows has been down a little bit, but that comes after a giant increase we had since 2008. In 2008 and 2012 for this show, we had like 22,000 people come through here in a weekend,” said Lee Rohrer, one of the event organizers and member of the Rapid City Rifle Club.
  • 'Refugee' named Mohamed sexually assaults disabled U.S. woman, media silent

    A refugee newly arrived from Somalia has been tried and convicted for attempting to sexually assault a special-needs woman while she was sitting outside of a home for the disabled in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Liban Mohamed, 39, was in the United States for only about a week when he tried to force himself on a 31-year-old woman with severe disabilities. He is not a U.S. citizen, but whether he will be deported in the wake of his conviction remains unclear.
  • In South Dakota: 'Refugee' named Mohamed sexually assaults disabled U.S. woman, media silent

    01/04/2017 7:03:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 01/03/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    A refugee newly arrived from Somalia has been tried and convicted for attempting to sexually assault a special-needs woman while she was sitting outside of a home for the disabled in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Liban Mohamed, 39, was in the United States for only about a week when he tried to force himself on a 31-year-old woman with severe disabilities. He is not a U.S. citizen, but whether he will be deported in the wake of his conviction remains unclear. The trial for Mohamed was held just a few days before Christmas and not a word of the conviction has...
  • New American Oil Pipeline is the Answer

    07/29/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Patriot News ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause célčbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future – both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures – and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Senate kills John Thune’s border-fence amendment — with help from Rubio and McCain

    06/19/2013 4:34:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You know the deal. Every amendment that adds significant border security to the Gang of Eight bill threatens to scare Democratic votes away, and Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Flake have decided that they’d rather have the bad bill they wrote pass than no bill at all. Four votes against the fence, just as Conn Carroll predicted this morning: Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built. The...
  • Sen. Landrieu Says S. Dakota Borders Canada While Calling Border Fence 'Dumb'

    06/13/2013 11:33:13 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/13 | Matthew Boyle
    While attempting to attack an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would require a fence be built along Mexico’s border with the U.S. before legalization, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made a significant geographical gaffe. Landrieu, who represents Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, was trying to undermine the amendment Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offered. In doing so, she tried to argue Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was more qualified to talk about border issues than Thune because McCain represents Arizona. “A smart fence, which is what Senator McCain and I want to build--since he’s from Arizona, I think he...
  • Flashback: Democrat Calls Border Fence "Dumb" While Claiming South Dakota is a Border State

    07/09/2014 12:57:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/13/13 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday during debate on the Senate floor about an amendment offered by Republican Senator John Thune requiring 350 miles of double-layer fencing along the southern border, Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu called the fence "dumb" and claimed South Dakota is a border state. Thune's amendment backs up the 2006 Secure Fence Act (which Landrieu voted for) requiring 700 miles of double layer fence along the southwest border with Mexico, of which only 36 miles have been completed. I’m going to speak about this amendment for just a minute, but I’ld like to respond to Senator Thune, and I wish that we...
  • Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

    06/13/2016 3:32:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., citing her support for gun control. Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton in a statement issued over the weekend. “This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’” he...
  • The Secret History of Superdelegates

    06/13/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Moyers & Company ^ | Branko Marcetic
    Just 712 Democratic officials will decide whether Clinton or Sanders wins the nomination. Documents show that's what the party planned all along. This post originally appeared at In These Times. Since its launch, a specter has haunted Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic nomination. It’s not his age, though at 74 he would be the oldest president in American history. And it’s not that he’s an avowed socialist, the label that a mere eight years ago was used to smear Barack Obama as a sinister, alien threat to the American way of life. Rather, it has been the so-called superdelegates...
  • HISTORY! Trump Shatters Republican Primary Vote Record by 1.4 Million Votes

    06/08/2016 6:40:03 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jim Holt
    On Tuesday Donald Trump closed the door on the Republican nomination for President by winning all five of the remaining primaries — New Jersey, South Dakota, Montana, New Mexico and California. Trump won the last 16 Republican contests. Trump has 1,536 delegates and counting. Trump may also be the first candidate in the modern era to have funded his campaign by himself during the primary season. Although his results are much more impressive, he only spent a quarter the amount of money as Democrats Clinton and Sanders. He proved to be the real capitalist in the primary while Clinton and...
  • Trump Scores Historic 13 Million GOP Primary Vote Blowout with California Win

    06/09/2016 4:26:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Michelle Moons
    Trump closed out the primary election season with wins in South Dakota, New Mexico, New Jersey, Montana, and California. While Sen. Bernie Sanders remains actively campaigning for the Democratic nomination against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Trump became the GOP’s presumptive nominee shortly after winning Indiana’s May 3 primary election. The American businessman surpassed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney’s and 2008 nominee John McCain’s primary election vote totals by late in April according to Politico calculations. Previous record holder George W. Bush received just 10.8 million votes in 2000, a number far surpassed by Trump’s over 13 million votes with...
  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,328 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Clinton On Cusp of Winning Democratic Nomination As Puerto Rico Votes (must have 54/60)

    06/05/2016 5:33:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 6:42 PM ET, Sun June 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton is on the cusp of clinching the Democratic presidential nomination, and could move closer as Puerto Rico's primary results are announced Sunday night. The former secretary of state is competing with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to win a majority of Puerto Rico's 60 delegates. Clinton began the day 60 delegates shy of the 2,383 she needs to win the Democratic nomination -- with 1,776 pledged delegates and another 547 superdelegates. Sanders, meanwhile, started Sunday with 1,547 delegates total: 1,501 pledged delegates and another 46 superdelegates. Clinton is closing in on a historic nomination as the first female presidential...
  • Interesting Cruz Poll Being Taken in South Dakota Today

    05/09/2016 6:44:38 PM PDT · by Pardon Me · 78 replies
    South Dakota War College ^ | May 9, 2016 | Pat Powers
    Interesting. I was just polled by a national firm and given a somewhat extensive poll about my reaction if Ted Cruz un-suspended his campaign. Someone thinks it’s an idea worth exploring. At least, enough to run a poll on.
  • Trump angst pours in from overseas governments (lobbyists working for foreign govs)

    03/30/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump. Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like. The questions about Trump are “almost all-consuming,” said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, “it’s fair to...
  • Oh the Irony: GOP Leaders Ask Cruz to Apologize Before Receiving Their Support

    03/16/2016 7:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/16/16 | Ken Meyer
    It’s funny how the tables turn over time. Ted Cruz is the only one left who can pose any real challenge to Donald Trump‘s Republican nomination, and now, figures from the political establishment are asking him to make nice with them before they agree to coalesce around his campaign. While his uncompromising stances distinguished Cruz as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, years of stunts like shutting down the government and calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar have caused many of his colleagues to dislike him. According to CNN, Sen. John Cornyn and others have called on Cruz, after...
  • South Dakota Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/11/2016 10:10:39 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    South Dakota just became the next state to protect unborn babies from painful, late-term abortions. On Thursday, Gov. Dennis Gaugaard signed into law a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and penalize doctors who do late-term abortions in non-emergency situations, the Argus Leader reports. Penalties for violations of the law include up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine, according to the report. The only exceptions would be in certain medical emergency cases, the report states. “It’s a great day for South Dakota,” said Debbie Pease, lobbyist for South Dakota Right to Life. “Our hope is that...
  • South Dakota House Passes Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/08/2016 3:00:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 7, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    State legislators are moving to make South Dakota the ninth state to protect unborn babies from abortions when they begin to feel pain. The South Dakota state House overwhelmingly approved a 20-week abortion ban on Monday in a 59-7 vote, according to the Associated Press. The bill would end abortions at the 20 week mark when unborn babies can feel pain, and it would penalize abortionists who violate the law with up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine, according to the report. The only exceptions would be in certain medical emergency cases, the report states. “These are...
  • Gov. Daugaard vetoes South Dakota transgender bathroom bill

    03/03/2016 8:27:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’ve become jaded enough by this point in my life that political stories rarely shock me, but I must confess that this one caught me off guard. The South Dakota legislature recently passed a common sense bill which would ensure that students attending public schools could retain their privacy in gender separated bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. It was obviously designed to stop the expansion of the SJW movement to force the concept of “transgender students” on everyone else, allowing boys to use the girls’ facilities. But on Tuesday, Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed the bill. (Time) South Dakota’s...
  • Republican governor shocks conservatives, vetoes transgender bathroom bill (SD)

    03/01/2016 3:51:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 132 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard shocked conservatives Tuesday when he vetoed legislation that would have prohibited students in South Dakota public schools from using opposite-sex restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. The decision is a boon for transgender advocates who lobbied the governor to reject the bill, arguing it was discriminatory and would have harmed the emotional well-being of transgender students. Proponents of the legislation contended it’s inappropriate to have adolescent boys and girls showering and changing in the same room. “Do you feel it appropriate for a 13-year-old girl to be exposed to the anatomy of a boy? Or for...
  • Transgender bathroom bill sent to South Dakota governor

    02/16/2016 4:10:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2016 6:59 PM EST | James Nord and Kevin Burbach
    South Dakota would be the first state in the U.S. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their sex at birth if the governor signs a bill passed Tuesday by the state Senate. The Senate voted 20-15 to send the bill to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who initially responded positively to the measure but said last week he'd need to study it more before making a decision. Advocates say the bill is meant to protect the privacy of students, but opponents say it discriminates against vulnerable adolescents. [...] The American Civil...
  • Daugaard: Drug Testing for Welfare 'Somewhat Insulting'

    01/25/2016 12:02:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KSFY ^ | Jan 22, 2016
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a measure to require some welfare applicants to pass drug tests would be a waste of money and "somewhat insulting." Daugaard said Friday that he hasn't previously been enthusiastic about similar proposals. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto is the measure's main House sponsor. Her plan would require applicants under 65 to be drug tested before receiving food stamps or cash assistance.
  • Calvin Graham: The 12-year-old U.S. sailor at Guadalcanal

    10/26/2015 5:38:53 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
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    The recent post about the Battle of Guadalcanal by Freeper DuncanWaring reminded me of Calvin Graham's story. Graham lied about his age to enlist, and was aboard the battleship South Dakota during the battle. He was wounded in action, and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Graham was twelve years old at the time!
  • S. Dakota high school principal shot, wounded; students safe

    09/30/2015 3:40:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Juno ^ | September 30, 2015 | Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press
    HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — A shooting at a South Dakota high school that left the principal with a minor injury may have turned out far worse if not for staff members who tackled the student suspected of firing at the administrator, authorities said Wednesday. Just moments afterward, Harrisburg High School Principal Kevin Lein took to the intercom to announce a lockdown and tell students he had been hit, "but was fine," senior Aanna Okerlund said. Other than Lein, who was struck in the arm, no one was reported hurt....
  • South Dakota Tribe to Open Nation's 1st Marijuana Resort

    09/29/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press
    FLANDREAU, S.D. — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. But those enterprises have not been immune to competition and the lingering effects of the Great Recession, so the small tribe of 400 is undertaking a new venture — opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation. The experiment could offer a new money-making model for tribes nationwide seeking economic opportunities beyond casinos. Santee Sioux leaders plan to grow their own pot and sell it in a smoking...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • 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...
  • 500 gallons of alcohol may have helped fuel fire at ‘world’s largest biker bar’

    09/08/2015 2:58:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 8, 2015
    STURGIS, S.D. — A South Dakota saloon that billed itself as the “world’s largest biker bar” and was the subject of a reality TV show was destroyed early Tuesday by a fire that may have gained momentum when it hit an adjoining distillery containing 500 gallons of grain alcohol. Volunteer firefighters found heavy smoke when they responded to the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis around 12:30 a.m., and the main building was gutted less than three hours later. No injuries were reported. The bar, which featured such amenities as zip lines, musical stages and rental cabins, had been the subject...
  • "World's largest biker bar" burns to the ground

    09/08/2015 2:29:19 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | 8 Sept 2015
    The bar, which featured such amenities as zip lines, musical stages and rental cabins, had been the subject of a reality television series. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
  • Sen. Mike Rounds endorses Huckabee for president

    09/02/2015 1:04:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 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.
  • South Dakota Drops Study of Early U.S. History as a High School Requirement

    08/31/2015 5:42:12 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    govtslaves ^ | August 31 2015 | Steve Straehley
    Students in South Dakota will now graduate from high school without studying early American history, under new teaching guidelines adopted by the state. After a year of deliberations, the state Board of Education adopted new curriculum standards that no longer require instructors to teach the first 100 years of U.S. history. Such milestone events and developments as the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the U.S. Constitution could be completely ignored. Cutting out early U.S. history in 11th grade hurts the ability of students to “think historically” when they reach higher education, according to a letter sent to the state...
  • Confederate Flag-Vest-Wearing Ohio Police Chief Won’t Apologize

    08/28/2015 4:20:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 28 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Port Clinton, Ohio, Police Chief Robert Hickman was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while on vacation in South Dakota.An Ohio police chief isn’t really addressing the controversy that has unfolded since he was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while vacationing in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said that he doesn’t “look at the Confederate flag as a racist symbol,” with some residents defending him, saying he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body. “I think he was just wearing a shirt,” Port Clinton resident Bryan Meek told the...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Exclusive: GOP Leadership Ignores Immigration Entirely in Town Hall Talking Points

    08/27/2015 7:14:02 PM PDT · by MichelleWSC3 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Republican legislators have gotten their messaging instructions from their top leaders: Tout unpopular free-trade measures during the August recess, ignore popular curbs on the migration that saps Americans’ wages. Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an internal August recess messaging instruction set for Republican legislators produced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) 52% , who orchestrates the GOP Senators’ PR pitch. This 20-page messaging instruction manual seems to confirm prior reports by Breitbart News that Republican Congressional leadership has no plans to enact popular immigration reforms to curb large-scale migration. Each August, Senators and Congressmen return home to listen to constituents’ concerns...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • Lakota Warriors Vow to Crush Dirty Rainbow Hippies

    06/22/2015 8:33:12 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 126 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6-20-2015 | KATE BRIQUELET
    James Swan parked his old Dodge alongside the South Dakota visitor center, where grungy hippies were sprawled on a lawn and passing around a feather. The two-dozen vagabonds are planning to unleash thousands of their brethren into the Black Hills for prayer and free thinking. But Swan wasn’t feeling the peace and love. “We don’t want you here. You have no f—king respect for Lakota people!” the 54-year-old Native American yelled into a mic attached to his truck. His T-shirt bore another message: portraits of warriors who had shellacked the U.S. Army in the Battle of Little Bighorn, alongside the...
  • Groups Host Anti-Islam Conference in Rapid City

    06/06/2015 8:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A conference to discuss and analyze Islam that began Friday continues today in Rapid City. Today's schedule for the Answering Islam Conference begins at 9 a.m. in the Rushmore Room at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center. Topics include "How to Reach Muslims for Christ," "How has Islam infiltrated American Politics" and "How to Refute Islam." Speakers include Shahram Hadian, who is described on a promotional poster as a former Muslim who became a Christian pastor, and Tom Wallace, founder of the "Fortress of Faith" radio show. There is no charge for admission. The event has a number of local...
  • OBAMA VISITS SOUTH DAKOTA FINALLY: And The Locals’ Reaction Is Nothing Short Of Epic

    05/09/2015 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 51 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 05-09-2015
    South Dakotans apparently have good BS detectors. Check out the expressions on their faces.
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

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    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
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    03/06/2011 12:45:36 PM PST · by blam · 98 replies · 1+ views
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