Politics & Elections

NFL Protests Dominate Sports Talk Radio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- The NFL is in the national spotlight after players protested during the national anthem. It comes days after President Donald Trump criticized athletes who do so. Trump said he would love to see an NFL owner fire…

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments Over Trump's Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides…

Official: US Not Seeking Regime Change In NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says it is not advocating regime change in North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer." North Korea's top diplomat responded to that Monday at…

Republicans Revise Health Bill To Woo Holdouts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have released a revised version of their legislation dismantling the Obama health care law. It contains added money and newly eased coverage requirements aimed at winning over GOP senators whose opposition could well sink the bill.…

Secretary Of State: Russians Targeted Minnesota Elections

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Federal officials say hackers working for the Russian government targeted the Minnesota secretary of state's website leading up to the 2016 election but did not break in. Minnesota was one of 21 states notified Friday…

Official: Iowa's Elections System Targeted But Not Breached

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's top elections official says there were "attempted outside intrusions" on the state's elections system last year, but no breaches. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the federal government contacted his office Friday to…

Sen. McCain Says No To GOP Health Care Bill

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.…

President Trump Labels Russia Investigations A "Hoax"

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is continuing to dismiss investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election as a "hoax," as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny. Trump says on Twitter Friday: "The Russia hoax continues, now it's…

Thune, Rounds Both Support GOP Health Care Bill

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's two Republican U.S. senators both say they support the latest GOP effort to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. The new bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would replace…

Trump Targets North Korea In New Executive Order

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would enable the United States to sanction individual companies and institutions that finance trade with North Korea. Trump made the announcement Thursday during a working luncheon with…

Thune Supports GOP Bill To Replace Obama Health Care Law

U.S. Sen. John Thune says he supports a GOP bill to replace the Obama health care overhaul. Thune's office confirms that the South Dakota Republican will vote for the new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham that…

Worries Of GOP Backlash Revive Party's Health Care Drive

WASHINGTON (AP) - A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential…

Six-Acre Lot Zoning Change Reignites Controversy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Changes to a six-acre lot in northeastern Sioux Falls are once again being met with backlash. Last month, city council members voted to rezone the property near 6th and Bahnson from agriculture to what's called "live…

Pence Says White House 'All In' On Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack Obama's health care law. Pence was speaking to Republican senators at their weekly luncheon and…

Senate GOP In Final Scramble To Erase Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. The initial Republican effort crashed in July in the…

Trump Re-Ups His Support For Merit-Based Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is reiterating his support for a plan that would curb legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that would place an emphasis on merit and skills over family ties. Trump says on…

As Mueller Probe Intensifies, So Do Trump Attacks On Comey

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican attacks on fired FBI Director James Comey have sharply intensified in the last two weeks, with broadsides delivered on Twitter, public statements and even from the White House podium. In June, Comey said President Donald…

Trump Says He Backs New GOP Health Care Effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he supports a new effort by two Republican senators to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Trump says in a statement Wednesday that "inaction is not an option."…

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