Politics & Elections

Trump to Sign US-Japan Trade Deal That Benefits Farmers

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Monday with Japan. The deal would win back for American farmers benefits they lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week…

Governor Noem, Rep. Johnson Praise Trump's Ethanol Agreement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Governor Noem and others are praising the Trump administration's agreement on biofuels. The Trump administration says it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to…

Trump Administration Says Plan Would Restore Ethanol Demand

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Trump administration says it plans to implement new rules that will increase demand for ethanol, reversing a decline caused by exemptions given to oil refineries. The proposal announced Friday follows months of complaints by…

High Court to Consider Louisiana Abortion Case

The Supreme Court is adding an abortion case to its busy election-year docket. The justices have agreed to take up a Louisiana law that could leave the state with just one clinic. The justices won't hear arguments until the winter.…

Nunes Files $77M Suit, Alleging Iowa Farm Story Defamed Him

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has filed yet another lawsuit against a major media organization, claiming he was defamed in a magazine story about his family's Iowa dairy farm. Rep. Devin Nunes…

Trump Tweet of Nickelback Video Aimed at Biden Removed

NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter has removed a tweet from President Donald Trump that featured an edited Nickelback music video clip that took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden. The post was removed because of a copyright complaint. It…

Trump Touts Support for Medicare, Slams 'Medicare for All'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is touting his support for Medicare and its private insurance option as he slams left-leaning Democrats on their "Medicare for All" plan. Trump is traveling Thursday to The Villages, a bustling community for adults…

Someone You Should Know: Dueling with Dementia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - "I'm happy and honored to be a part of that," said Alzheimer's Association South Dakota's State Executive Director Leslie Morrow. Happy to help. That's the attitude of Alzheimer's…

Trump Administration to Expand DNA Collection at Border

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is planning to expand the collection of DNA from migrants who cross U.S. borders, and to include the information in a massive criminal database operated by the FBI. Two senior Homeland Security officials briefed…

Sanders in Las Vegas After His Heart Procedure

A top official in Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says the Democratic candidate is in Las Vegas where he's resting after having a heart procedure for a blocked artery. Campaign adviser Jeff Weaver says that Sanders' wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, is…

Judge Strikes Down Much of 2017 Iowa Voting Reform Law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa judge has struck down large portions of a 2017 voting reform law, declaring much of it unconstitutional. The law requires voters to show certain forms of identification when voting, requires voters to provide…

Watchdog Finds DEA Was 'Slow to Respond' to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department's inspector general says the Drug Enforcement Administration was "slow to respond" as America grappled with a rising opioid epidemic. The watchdog released a report Tuesday examining the agency's regulatory and enforcement efforts to control…

Survey: National Manufacturing Activity Sank to Decade-low

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. factory activity shrank for the second straight month in September, hitting the lowest level in more than a decade as President Donald Trump's trade wars take a toll on American manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management,…

Anniversary of Las Vegas Massacre Renews Gun Control Debate

LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the federal government and states have taken some action to tighten gun regulations. But advocates say they're frustrated more hasn't been done since…

McConnell: 'No Choice' to Take Up Impeachment After House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have "no choice" but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. The Kentucky Republican tells CNBC on Monday that the Senate rules require him to…

Dell Rapids Man Announces 2020 Campaign for U.S. Senate

Dell Rapids, S.D. – A former state legislator has announced plans run for U.S. Senator Mike Rounds' seat in 2020. Democrat Dan Ahlers says he will officially kick off his campaign Monday, September 30th at Papa’s Pub and Eatery in…

Trump Says He Put 'No Pressure' on Ukrainian President

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he placed "no pressure" on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. Trump commented Wednesday during a meeting in New York with Zelenskiy on the sidelines of the annual…

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