South Dakota Politics

Trump’s approval rating has fallen in every state, but not as much in the South

Donald Trump is less popular than when he was elected. Everywhere.<p>According to surveys conducted by Morning Consult, in every US state, Donald Trump’s net approval rating in May 2018—the share of people who approve of the job he is doing minus those that disapprove—was down from when he entered …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court rejects appeal from gay inmate in South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a gay death row inmate in South Dakota who says jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation.<p>The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place the death sentence for Charles Rhines. He was convicted in the …

U.S. Politics

Medicare isn't enough for retirees — here's how much extra coverage costs in every state, ranked

Saving for retirement seems to be never ending.<p>It's twice as expensive to retire today as it was 25 years ago, writes James Moore in MarketWatch. And according to one financial planner, millennials need more than $1 million saved by the time they retire.<p>One cost often overlooked when it comes to …

Politics

Pruitt’s new problem with the GOP: Ethanol

EPA Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOvernight Energy: New controversies cap rough week for Pruitt | Trump 'not happy about …

Scott Pruitt

Multiple Top Republicans Tell Mueller To ‘Wrap It Up’

9:31 PM 06/15/2018<p>Top Republican lawmakers are becoming increasingly vocal about ending special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal probe into Russian …

Conservative View

How Trump’s Popularity Is Holding Up, By State

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p><b>Poll of the week</b><p>Let’s keep things simple this week: Morning Consult just released its latest …

Politics

Pruitt faces revolt in Trump country

Ethanol, not ethics, is prompting Republicans across the Midwest to protest the EPA chief and call for his firing.<p>Republican politicians and farmers across the Trump-friendly Midwest are pounding EPA chief Scott Pruitt as he tours the region this week — in a revolt that threatens to weaken his …

U.S. Politics

Guess What the Democrats' Net Neutrality Plan Is Really About

Opinion<p>Democrat Net Neutrality Plan is Really About Raising Taxes<p>Posted: Jun 14, 2018 10:42 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and</i> …

Net Neutrality

Trump more popular in Alabama than anywhere else in the country

President Donald Trump is once again more popular in Alabama than anywhere else in the country.

Birmingham, AL

The Latest: Democrats choose auditor, treasurer candidates

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on South Dakota Democrats' state convention (all times local):<p>5:35 p.m.<p>South Dakota Democrats have selected former legislative candidate Tom Cool to run for state auditor and party communications director Aaron Matson to run for state treasurer.<p>Delegates at the …

South Dakota

Pa. state appellate court judges could be elected by districts under new proposal

When senators passed a proposal this week aimed at creating a citizens commission to draw Pennsylvania’s congressional maps, they tacked on an …

South Dakota

How Corey Stewart is dividing Republicans already

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new Republican nominee for a US Senate seat in Virginia has already caused a great divide within his party in Washington.<p>Fewer than 24 hours after Corey Stewart's win Tuesday night, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to endorse his former Virginia campaign chair.<p>But congressional …

Politics

Supreme Court to tackle immigration, voting rights, unions: A look at major cases on justices' agenda

It’s decision time for the U.S. Supreme Court, which has a full plate of issues before it: immigration, religious freedom and voter rights.<p>The justices already issued a ruling striking down a law that barred sports gambling in most states, issued a narrow ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who …

Politics

Will Senate Republicans challenge Trump on Canada and tariff threats?

The few vocal Trump critics in the Republican ranks in Congress spoke up against the U.S. President’s feud with Canada. Senator Jeff Flake asked the key question: Will the other Republicans who disagree with the President be willing to cross him?<p>There was, as Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia …

Donald Trump

Conservative group launches ad calling on Trump to fire Pruitt

A conservative activist group is out with a new television commercial calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat you need to know about …

Donald Trump

Initiative to break California into 3 states to go on November ballot

<b>(CNN) —</b> An initiative that would divide California into three separate states qualified Tuesday to appear on the ballot in November's general election.<p>Californians will vote whether to separate into three states: California, Northern California and Southern California -- subject to approval by US …

Cleveland

DNC unanimously bans donations from fossil fuel companies

It remains to be seen how much this will impact party fundraising.<p>The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has voted unanimously to ban contributions …

Fossil Fuels

U.S. Senate Debates Defense Programs Bill

June 12, 2018<p>Senate Session, Part 2<p>The Senate continued consideration of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes defense …

South Dakota

American Indians Mobilize Anew for Votes and Candidates

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>June 12, 2018; Los Angeles Times<p>Arizona is not only a battleground in this year’s midterm elections, but it is home to the …

Nonprofits

Senate Agriculture Committee Considers Farm Bill

June 13, 2018<p>2018 Farm Bill<p>The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a meeting on the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation is crafted …

Agriculture

You May Encounter Many Defeats, But You Must Not Be Defeated: Tuesday's Good News

The bad news is everywhere, blaring its message with click-bait headlines to lure you in.<p>And although we can’t deny its existence, we also shouldn’t …

Government

Facebook Gives Lawmakers Follow-Up Answers, but Not Much Is New

SAN FRANCISCO — During two days of grilling from Congress in April, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, repeatedly promised to “get back to” lawmakers on questions he could not answer. On Monday, Congress released the social network’s follow-up responses to those queries.<p>In 454 pages that …

Business

Here’s what’s at stake for women candidates in Tuesday’s primaries

Voters in five more states hit the polls Tuesday for yet another round of primary elections.<p>Next up, following last week’s "Super Tuesday” state …

Primary Elections

Trumpism Scores No Wins in South Dakota Primary

Believe it or not, hard-rural-red South Dakota's June 5 primary was a bad day for Trumpists:<p><b>1. Neal Tapio lost.</b> Tapio, the worst and loudest Trumpist …

South Dakota

Leonard Pitts: Republicans have brought this on themselves

He’s a Republican, of course.<p>Meaning South Dakota State Rep. Michael Clark. On Monday, Clark, being presumably of sound mind and body, suggested on …

Salt Lake City

South Dakota Deputy Fired After Beating Sheriff In Election

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — A South Dakota sheriff-elect is speaking out after the man he ran against fired him as a sheriff’s deputy right after the polls …

South Dakota

Native American vote could have impact in midterms: Activists

Native Americans’ growing political influence could have a substantial impact on this year’s midterm elections, especially in North Dakota, where …

Ethnology

Report: Florida candidate’s office did not complete background checks for concealed weapon permits

Adam Putnam, Florida’s agriculture commissioner and a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for the state’s governorship, declared his candidacy on May 10, 2017, from the steps of a courthouse in his hometown outside of Tampa.<p>“People want leadership that’s conservative,” he said at the …

News (U.S.)

This could be the end of ObamaCare

ObamaCare could soon be history, thanks to a lawsuit filed by 20 states that claim the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional. US Attorney …

Health Care

Native Americans Are Flexing Their Political Muscle at Just the Right Time

Paulette Jordan and Debra Haaland are showing us all the way.<p>In at least one small way, this has been a good month for Native Americans, at least as political candidates. In Idaho, Paulette Jordan of the Coeur d’Alene is the Democratic candidate for governor, and she whipped the state’s Democratic …

Native Americans