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South Dakota’s View on Tariffs, Trump and the Impact on Agriculture

Political pundits Dave Roetman and Aaron Matson weigh in on the bigger issues plaguing South Dakota and the nation

What sort of a lasting impact will the President’s threat of a tariff on Mexico have on trade and the future flow of immigration? Our local political pundits, Dave Roetman with the South Dakota GOP and Aaron Matson with the state Democratic Party, understandably do not agree on an answer. Matson believes the President hasn’t done much new to negotiate,…

Trump Administration Puts New Restrictions on Cuba Travel

Secretary of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and others, wait to enter 10 Downing Street, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is imposing major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, including a ban on many forms of educational and recreational travel. A Treasury…

Where Do South Dakotans Fall on Trade War, Mueller Report?

Political pundits weigh in on global issues and how they're impacting residents here at home

There are a lot of big conversations swirling in the nation’s capital that have a very direct impact on residents here at home in the Midwest. Data Director for the state Republican Party, Catherine Barranco, and Communications Director for the South Dakota Democratic Party, Aaron Matson, joined us in the studio Thursday morning to talk about how South Dakotans are…

Mueller to Make 1st Public Statement on Russia Probe

FILE – In this March 24, 2019 photo, Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House, after attending St. John’s Episcopal Church for morning services, in Washington. Mueller will make his first public statement on the probe on Wednesday, May 29.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller will make his first public statement on the results of…

AG Barr to Release a Redacted Version of the Mueller Report

(AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report at 11 a.m. He told reporters at the Justice Department that he would transmit to Congress copies of the public version of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats complained…

Supreme Court So Far Won’t Stop Bump Stock Ban

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. The ban took effect Tuesday. The administration is in the unusual position of arguing against gun rights groups. Gun rights groups asked the court Monday to keep the government…

The Latest: Pence to Survey Nebraska Flood Damage Tuesday

Fargo's mayor declares an emergency and asks residents to fill sandbags, Illinois and others brace for worst flooding in half-century

Gabe Schmidt, owner of Liquid Trucking, back right, travels by air boat with Glenn Wyles, top left, Mitch Snyder, bottom right, and Juan Jacobo, bottom left, as they survey damage from the flood waters of the Platte River, in Plattsmouth, Neb., Sunday, March 17, 2019. Hundreds of people remained out of their homes in Nebraska, but rivers there were starting…

Trump Targets Biden After Former VP’s Verbal Slip

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is targeting Joe Biden after the former vice president made a verbal slip about a potential 2020 presidential bid. Trump, who has eagerly followed the 2020 Democratic field, tweeted Monday: “Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for…

Trump 2020 Budget Seeks $8.6B for Wall

Office of Management and Budget staff delivers President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget outline to the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 11, 2019. Trump’s new budget calls for billions more for his border wall, with steep cuts in domestic programs but increases for military spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget chief confirms that…

West Virginia Woman Accused of Threatening to Kill Trump

WHEELING, W.Va. – A West Virginia woman has been indicted on charges of threatening to kill President Donald Trump. A federal grand jury in Wheeling on Tuesday indicted 25-year-old Taryn Corrinne Henthorn of Middlebourne. Prosecutors say Henthorn made the threat on Facebook and elsewhere last month. Henthorn faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each…

Trump to Call for Unity, Face Skepticism in State of Union

(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is expected to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, but skeptics are likely to question whether he can be successful in pursuing such a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and personal attacks. Ahead of Trump’s prime-time Tuesday speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she…

Women Will Surround Trump at State of the Union Address

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) President Donald Trump will be surrounded by a new Congress when he delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday. It’ll be a Congress in which Democrats have the House majority and more women occupy more House seats than ever before. Even two immigrant women who used to work for Trump’s New Jersey golf club…

Sanders Says Stone Arrest Unrelated to Trump

WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the arrest of former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone in the special counsel’s Russia probe has nothing to do with the president. Sanders’ comments came hours after Stone was arrested Friday during a pre-dawn raid at his Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home. Stone was charged in a seven-count indictment that…

Appeals Court Sides With Trump in Transgender Military Case

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court is siding with the Trump administration in a case about the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled Friday that a lower-court judge was wrong to block the Pentagon from implementing its preferred policy. The unsigned ruling will…

After Shutdown Talks Go Nowhere, Officials to Try Again

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and congressional officials plan to try, try again Friday after their meeting at the White House didn’t succeed in producing a budget agreement that would end a partial government shutdown. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi tells NBC’s “Today” that budget legislation for the new Congress will not include money for Trump’s border wall…

Why Slowing Economies Could Prod US and China to Reach Deal

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The import taxes the two sides have imposed on hundreds of billions of each other’s goods – and the threat of more to come – have heightened anxiety on each side of…

Hill Leaders, Trump to Meet On Border in White House Situation Room

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?” The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22. Funding for Trump’s pet project, a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, has been…