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  • Noem says she shot ‘extremely dangerous’ dog to protect her children

    05/02/2024 7:06:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 227 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2024 | TARA SUTER
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who has been under the microscope this week for an anecdote about killing her dog, defended her actions Wednesday, saying she shot the “dangerous” pup in order to protect her children. “It was a dog that was extremely dangerous,” Noem said Wednesday on Fox News’s “Hannity.” “It had come to us from a family who had found her way too aggressive.” “We were her second chance. And she was — the day she was put down was a day that she massacred livestock that were part of our neighbors,” she continued. “She attacked me....
  • This is The End of Kristie Noem Even if Trump Picks Her

    04/27/2024 10:09:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 217 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    I have been an admirer of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem ever since she first showed up on my radar after her election in 2019. She has established a solid record as a conservative with ambitious policy goals that have served her state very well and she's an excellent communicator. She's been well up on my list of potential Trump veepstakes picks because she brings a lot to the table. But all of that came crashing down for me yesterday evening when The Guardian published a review of her upcoming book, "No Going Back: The Truth on What’s Wrong with...
  • Thune on Ukraine: ‘America cannot retreat from the world stage’

    03/08/2024 4:25:46 AM PST · by RandFan · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/07/24 11:37 PM ET | BY NICK ROBERTSON -
    Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) pressed the House on Thursday to pass a Ukraine aid bill, as he launches a campaign to replace outgoing Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). “I think that the challenge, of course, right now, with the situation deteriorating there, is to try and feel a sense of urgency about this,” Thune said in a PBS “NewsHour” interview. “I’m hoping the House can execute on getting something passed, ideally the Senate bill, but if not something that they could send to the Senate that we could then act on,“ Thune added. McConnell and Thune have been among...
  • John Thune officially announces Senate leadership bid

    03/04/2024 1:33:22 PM PST · by chickenlips · 42 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 4, 2024 | Ben Whedon
    South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune on Monday confirmed his expected run for Senate leadership in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announcing he would step down in November. McConnell has indicated that will complete his Senate term, which ends in 2027. His announcement came amid mounting internal frustrations within the conference over his handling of border and budget issues. "Well, I hope to be, and I’m going to do everything I can to convince my colleagues," he told KELO-TV, when asked if he plans to become Senate leader. "They're the voters. They're the ones who ultimately make...
  • South Dakota Forced To Apologize To Transgender Activists, Pay $300,000

    02/08/2024 9:50:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/08/2024 | Tom Ozimek
    South Dakota has issued an apology to a transgender advocacy group and must pay $300,000 under an agreement that settles a lawsuit against Gov. Kristi Noem and the state health secretary over a terminated contract.The Transformation Project, a nonprofit that provides suicide prevention and other services to transgender people in South Dakota, sued Ms. Noem and Secretary of Health Melissa Magstadt last year after the state canceled a contract to hire and train a community health worker to connect members of the LGBT community to health services.The contract included a $136,000 state-administered federal grant, of which the transgender group received...
  • Why Are Republicans Advancing A Bill That Lets Outsiders Buy A South Dakota Address And Use It To Vote?

    02/05/2024 6:44:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/05/2024 | Jessica Pollema
    Why is a Republican-led legislature fast tracking this left-leaning nightmare of a bill package brought by a Republican secretary of state?With the help of Republican lawmakers, South Dakota Secretary of State Monae Johnson has brought a handful of election-related bills to the 2024 legislative session, all to the ire of her campaign supporters. At her request, lawmakers have presented bills to share the statewide voter registration file, establish the crime of threatening a poll worker, and recently SB 17, which modifies the state’s recently-enacted law requiring new South Dakota voters to have resided in the state for at least 30...
  • South Dakota governor Kristi Noem banished from tribal land over proposed border security maneuver

    02/04/2024 11:53:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/04/24 | Ryan King
    A South Dakota Indigenous tribe banished Republican Gov. Kristi Noem from setting foot on its land in protest of her administration mulling plans to dispatch resources to Texas to bolster border security. Oglala Sioux Tribal President Frank Star blasted Noem for publicly musing about sending razor wire and personnel to the border, suggesting she was jockeying for the vice presidency. “Due to the safety of the Oyate, effective immediately, you are hereby Banished from the homelands of the Oglala Sioux Tribe!” Star declared last Friday, using “Oyate,” a word that means nation. Star, who noted the Oglala Sioux is a...
  • Donald Trump name drops Gov. Kristi Noem and Sen. Tim Scott as potential 2024 running mates as he reveals criteria for his next vice president

    02/04/2024 10:38:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 151 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 04 2024 | KATELYN CARALLE
    Donald Trump said that South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) are on the short list to be his running mate in the 2024 general election. He also dispelled rumors that he is considering Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a vice presidential nominee and said his team never reached out to the independent candidates. Speaking with Fox News Sunday host Maria Bartiromo, Trump said he won't announce who he plans to run with in the 2024 ticket for 'a while.'
  • Gov. Noem to Newsmax: Cartels Infiltrating Protected Tribal Lands

    02/01/2024 9:51:51 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 January 2024 | Michael Katz
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem ... Mexican drug cartels have set up shop on tribal reservations in her state because they know the federal government has jurisdiction over those lands, and that the Biden administration is "letting it happen." "Even though South Dakota isn't a neighboring state to Texas, we're on the front lines of this thing," Noem said .. "I've got nine Native American tribes, and the cartels are set up on our tribal grounds. They are facilitating this drug trafficking, this human trafficking through my tribal grounds here in South Dakota because I don't have jurisdiction there....
  • Governor Noem stands firm on border security, pledges support to Texas

    01/31/2024 1:05:27 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 3 replies
    PIERRE, S.D. - After a recent trip to the United State's southern border, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem addressed the South Dakota Legislature in a speech that pledged her support to Texas. Find the video of the speech below as well as a transcript of what she said. (snip) Thank you for calling this joint session of the legislative body today so I may address both chambers on a matter of grave importance to the people of South Dakota and the United States of America. It is no secret that our country is being overwhelmed with en masse illegal immigration....
  • TurboTax Faces Major Threat to Its Business

    01/10/2024 7:27:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 08, 2024 at 10:53 AM EST | By Aliss Higham
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to roll out a free way to file federal taxes, much to the chagrin of tax preparation firm TurboTax. The IRS is launching a pilot plan, known as Direct File, that will offer a free way to submit taxes for U.S. workers. In December, the agency published its plans for an in-house filing system that taxpayers can use to submit their federal tax returns at no cost. Residents of 12 states that meet certain income criteria will be able to try the new service. To qualify, filers need to opt for the standard deduction...
  • RFK Jr. reveals he flew on Jeffrey Epstein's plane twice, contradicting previous claim

    12/06/2023 3:03:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    MSN via Washington Examiner ^ | 12/06/23 | Asher Notheis
    Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated Tuesday that he flew on Jeffrey Epstein's plane twice, contradicting a previous claim by his spokesperson last month. Kennedy was asked if he had ever flown with the late Epstein, who had been widely suspected to have been involved in sex trafficking and child exploitation prior to his death, to which the presidential candidate said he had flown with Epstein in 1993 and again in 2012. The statement contradicts what Kennedy's spokesperson said in November when he said he had “flown one time on Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane" with his then-wife Mary,...
  • B-1 Bomber Crash Lands In South Dakota, Forcing Crew To Eject

    01/05/2024 7:09:54 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jan 5, 2024 | Leif Le Mahieu
    A B-1 Lancer bomber crash landed in South Dakota on Thursday, forcing the entire crew to eject during a training mission. The crash landing took place at 5:50 p.m. at Ellsworth Air Force Base during a training exercise. The 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth said that the accident happened while the plane was “attempting to land on the installation. At the time of the accident, it was on a training mission. There were four aircrew on board. All four ejected safely.” There were reportedly poor winter weather conditions at the time of the crash, which is still being investigated by...
  • Several States May Have Measures Next Year for Abortions Up to Birth

    11/16/2023 7:18:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | November 15, 2023 | Anthony Iafrate
    After Ohio’s Issue 1 vote legalized abortion with no gestational limit, the pro-abortion lobby is planning to put similar referendums on the ballots of many other states. As of November 14, pro-abortion initiatives are guaranteed to be on the ballots of two deep-blue states: Maryland and New York. However, abortion is currently legal in both states until so-called “fetal viability” – which is usually defined as falling between 23 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Loopholes allow killing babies in abortions up to birth in both states. In many other states, the prospect of putting abortion to a vote next year...
  • Exxon Mobil Closing In on Megadeal With Shale Driller Pioneer

    10/06/2023 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated Oct. 5, 2023 9:31 | By Lauren Thomas , Laura Cooper and Collin Eaton
    Deal could be sealed in coming days, though it is still possible there won’t be one ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Exxon Mobil is closing in on a deal to buy Pioneer Natural Resources PXD a blockbuster takeover that could be worth roughly $60 billion and reshape the U.S. oil industry. A deal could be sealed as soon as in the coming days, though it is still possible there won’t be one, people familiar with the matter said. After posting a record profit in 2022, Exxon has been flush with cash and exploring options that would push it deeper into West Texas shale. An...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Married South Dakota governor Kristi Noem and Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski have been having a years-long clandestine affair

    09/15/2023 7:15:02 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 372 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/2023 | Ken Silverstein For Dailymail.Com and Laura Collins, Chief Investigative Reporter, In Rapid City, SD uncovered evidence of Lewandowski and Noem's fling: Dozens of trips that mixed business with pleasure, private flights and luxury resort stays The pair met up Friday for a Trump campaign rally in Rapid City, South Dakota, but were careful to have no public interaction – despite being close for years The two were first suspected of being romantically involved in 2021, but Noem scornfully dismissed the story as 'total garbage and a disgusting lie' at the time A rising Republican star tipped by many to be Donald Trump's running mate should he win the presidential nomination has been involved...
  • South Dakota Regulators Deny Summit Carbon Solutions Permit For Controversial Carbon Capture Project

    09/12/2023 1:16:15 AM PDT · by CFW · 8 replies
    AM Greatness ^ | 9/11/23 | Debra Heine
    n Monday, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission denied a permit for a controversial carbon capture pipeline in the state. Summit Carbon Solutions (SCS) had filed dozens of eminent domain lawsuits against South Dakota landowners to seize properties that had been in their families for generations. The carbon technology captures carbon dioxide pollution from ethanol plants, power plants and steel factories, and stores it deep underground. The $5.5 billion Midwest Carbon Express pipeline would have extract carbon from ethanol plants in Iowa and stored it underground in North Dakota. The Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law by Joe Biden last...

    09/10/2023 2:56:30 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    RSBNetwork ^ | September 9, 2023 | Summer Lane
    Phot: AlamyPresident Donald Trump returned triumphantly to South Dakota on Friday evening, where he delivered an electric speech to a packed house of patriots, speaking to locals for the first time since his historic remarks at Mount Rushmore in 2020.Trump championed freedom over tyranny in his remarks in Rapid City, declaring a future victory for patriots and lovers and liberty.He told the crowd, “So, this battle, that we’re in, is a battle for all of us, and it’s for history. This is historic. This is a BIG moment in our country because we’re either going to go one way or...
  • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem endorses ‘fighter’ Trump for president

    09/09/2023 1:19:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/9/232 | Victor Nava
    Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem endorsed former President Donald Trump’s 2024 White House bid on Friday, calling him “the fighter that our country needs.” Noem’s endorsement came during a South Dakota GOP rally headlined by the 77-year-old, intensifying speculation that the 51-year-old governor may be at the top of Trump’s list of potential 2024 running mates. “You made America great again once, let’s do it again,” Noem said as she introduced Trump at the Rapid City rally. “He has my full and complete endorsement for president of the United States of America. I will do everything I can to...
  • Report: South Dakota’s Kristi Noem Set to Endorse Donald Trump

    09/08/2023 7:17:38 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2023 | NICK GILBERTSON
    Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) is reportedly set to be the latest Republican governor to endorse former President Donald Trump’s presidential bid.Citing “two sources familiar with the plans,” CNN reported Thursday that Noem is set to voice her support for Trump on the campaign trail Friday in South Dakota.Noem, who launched a national ad campaign recruiting workers to the Mount Rushmore State in June, was widely discussed as a potential GOP presidential candidate in recent years, especially as she rose to conservative stardom with her never-lockdown response to the coronavirus pandemic.Noem told Breitbart News in 2021 that she would back Trump...