Politics & Elections

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic…

House GOP postpones key immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office confirmed the decision. Voting that had been expected Thursday now would be held Friday…

Noem Chooses Lieutenant Governor Candidate

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Kristi Noem, Republican candidate for South Dakota governor, has chosen Larry Rhoden to serve as Lieutenant Governor. Rhoden is a lifelong West River rancher. “I am humbled to accept Kristi Noem’s offer to serve as her…

Ernst: Trump tariffs on China are a tax on farm families

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Sen. Joni Ernst has harsh words for President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods. The Republican senator from Iowa, in a significant parting of ways with Trump, says the tariffs "are nothing more than a…

Trade fight with China could slow US growth, economists say

WASHINGTON (AP) - Economists are starting to warn that the tit-for-tat tariff threats between the United States and China, should they all be implemented, would meaningfully slow U.S. growth. Oxford Economics estimates that if President Donald Trump imposed the $200…

Democrats name Seiler attorney general nominee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Democrats have chosen former U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler as their candidate for state attorney general in November. The attorney general contest Friday was the main event for delegates at the Democrats' state party convention.…

Democrats name School and Public Lands candidate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Democrats have nominated a Beresford real estate agent to be the commissioner of School and Public Lands. Delegates at the party's state convention on Friday chose Woody Houser to be the party's candidate…

Trump says no to 'moderate' immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he won't sign a "moderate" immigration bill written by House Republicans. His comment deals an apparent damaging blow to GOP lawmakers hoping to push legislation through the House next week. Republicans have produced…

Democrats to choose attorney general candidate at convention

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Democrats are gathering for their state party convention to choose candidates for attorney general and other offices. The attorney general contest set to be decided Friday is the main event for delegates at…

Trump says it's 'possible' he'll meet with Putin this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says "it's possible" he'll meet with Russian President Vladimir this summer. And he's again making the case that Russia should be allowed to re-join the Group of Seven industrialized nations during in an impromptu…

Trump: North Korea starts returning remains of US soldiers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says North Korea has started returning the remains of US soldiers missing during the Korean War. Speaking with Fox News on the North Lawn of the White House, Trump defended his meeting with North…

US announces tariffs on $50B in China imports

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is announcing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, escalating a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. President Donald Trump has vowed to clamp down on what he…

South Dakota Democrats to choose attorney general candidate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Democrats choosing their candidate for state attorney general will decide between a highly-experienced former U.S. attorney and a past Oglala Sioux Tribe attorney general who could become the first Native American woman in the…

Sutton chooses Sioux Falls businesswoman as running mate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Democratic governor hopeful Billie Sutton has chosen a longtime Republican businesswoman to be his running mate. Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy, said Thursday that Sioux Falls businesswoman and now-lieutenant…

US hits Russian firms with sanctions, citing cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia's military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said Monday it was imposing sanctions on…

Trump doubles down on criticism of longtime ally Canada

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has taken more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settles in for a summit with North Korea in Singapore. In a series of tweets Monday, Trump contends that…

House GOP in last-ditch attempt on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - Divided on immigration, House Republicans are huddling privately as leaders try pushing them toward consensus on the issue. The leaders are racing the clock and trying to defuse a civil war within the party that could hurt…

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