Politics & Elections

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."…

US Warns China, Russia To Comply On NKorea Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is warning that the U.S. will punish companies in China and Russia that don't comply with restrictions in the new international sanctions on North Korea. State Department and Treasury Department officials are testifying to…

South Dakota Farmers Union in Washington, D.C.

Our coverage continues from Washington DC this week as we explore legislation that will influence Ag producers. We are talking with some of the top officials including the U.S. Agriculture Secretary.…

Chicago's Lawsuit Over Sanctuary City Threat Goes To Court

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago is asking a federal judge to block President Donald Trump's administration from following through on its threat to withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities. Attorneys for the city will be in court Monday to…

Jolene Loetsher Announces Bid For Mayor Of Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Jolene Loetscher has officially announced her bid for the mayors seat in a kickoff event this morning at the River Greenway. Loetscher is a business owner and activist in the Sioux Falls community. She says she…

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