Tag Archives: Kristi Noem

SD Gov Claims Reba McEntire Will Headline Fundraiser, Reba Says She Knows Nothing About It And Won’t Do It

The Daily Beast reports: Country superstar Reba McEntire was billed at one of the special guests at a fundraiser for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem—but she says she isn’t attending and didn’t even know about it. Noem’s spokesman, Ian Fury, said in a statement that the campaign had “written confirmation” that McEntire would be taking part. “I’d add that the …

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SD Gov Stranded After Lindell Tossed From GOP Event

Politico reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem flew on MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s private jet on her way to the Republican Governors Association spring meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, this week, according to two people familiar with the matter. Lindell, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, was kicked out of the event after he had promised to confront Arizona …

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Ted Nugent Flew With SD Gov While Sick With COVID

The Daily Beast reports: Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent expressed not a peep of concern for anybody he might have infected as he announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days,” Nugent reported via Facebook Live on Monday evening. “I thought I was dying.” That timing meant the people who had …

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South Dakota Governor Refuses To Accept Migrants: You Can Tell Them To Call Me When They’re Real Americans

The Argus Leader reports: South Dakota is home to an estimated 5,000 undocumented immigrants. But Gov. Kristi Noem says those people along with any migrants right now in custody of the federal government at the southern border are not welcome in South Dakota. “South Dakota won’t be taking any illegal immigrants that the Biden Administration wants to relocate,” the first-term …

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Noem “Shocked” By Meaning Of Infrastructure [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a rising Republican star and potential 2024 presidential candidate, appeared flummoxed on Wednesday night over the fact that much of the spending in the Biden administration’s proposed infrastructure bill goes to, well, infrastructure. “I was on a call with the White House today with all of the governors talking about the …

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Wingnuts Predictably Freak Out Over “Satan” Rapper

The Insider reports: Lil Nas X hit argued with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem after the Republican seized on his Satan-themed sneaker range to warn that America is engaged in a battle for its soul. The rapper announced over the weekend that he is releasing the trainers in collaboration with design company MSCHF. Each of the 666 pairs on sale …

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Noem Spox Denounces “Conservative Cancel Culture”

The right wing Daily Caller reports: “Governor Noem is very used to fighting off criticism from the left,” Noem spokesman Ian Fury said in a Wednesday email. “After all, in the past year, she was the only governor in the entire nation to never order a single business or church in her state to close. The left bullied her incessantly, …

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Perkins Attacks Noem For Not Being Anti-Trans Enough

Via email from hate group leader Tony Perkins: Until this week, a lot of people believed Governor Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) was built in Trump’s same mold: fearless in the face of controversy. So imagine everyone’s disappointment when the woman who promised to sign an enormously popular bill buckled at the first sign of opposition. Maybe, as some have said, Governor …

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SD Gov Battles Biden Over Fireworks At Mt. Rushmore

Axios reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) will continue her efforts to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at Mount Rushmore despite the Biden administration’s refusal to grant her request. Why it matters: Noem’s push to ensure the fireworks comes amid a number of concerns about coronavirus spread, wildfires and tribal sovereignty — the monument is carved into land sacred …

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SD Gov’s Family Took $600K In State COVID Grants

The Associated Press reports: Family members of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem received more than $600,000 in funds from a state grant program pushed by the governor that directed federal coronavirus relief funds to small businesses. A ranch belonging to Noem’s family, Racota Valley Ranch Partnership, received one payment of $500,000, and a business operated by her brothers, Rock and …

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REPORT: Trump Told To Ditch Pence For Noem In 2024

Bloomberg News reports: Trump’s advisers have discussed identifying a Black or female running mate for his next run, and three of the people familiar with the matter said Pence likely won’t be on the ticket. Two advisers have suggested Trump consider South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, the people said. Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, are hosting a …

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Junior To Host Mar-A-Lago Fundraiser For SD Governor

The Hill reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) will gladhand with Republican donors at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort next month amid speculation that she plans to run for president in 2024. A source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill that Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle will host the fundraiser for Noem’s gubernatorial campaign on …

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SD Gov Under Fire For Abusing Use Of State Aircraft

The Daily Beast reports: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem used a state airplane to shuttle her around the country to right-wing political events, racking up huge bills on the taxpayer dime as the GOP darling traveled to events hosted by, among others, the NRA, Turning Point USA, and a Las Vegas confab put on by the Republican Jewish Coalition. Noem …

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Court Strikes Down Legal Weed In South Dakota

Newsweek reports: A South Dakota judge overturned a voter-approved constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana on Monday. Amendment A would have legalized marijuana for recreational use and was approved by over 54 percent of South Dakota voters last November. Republican Governor Kristi Noem, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, opposed the legalization effort and moved to reject the amendment …

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SD Gov Sues To Overturn Legal Weed Referendum

The Rapid City Journal reports: Gov. Kristi Noem said in an executive order Friday that she directed the Highway Patrol superintendent to bring a lawsuit against the voter-approved amendment legalizing marijuana after her spokesman previously told the Journal she hadn’t. “On Nov. 20, 2020, I directed Colonel Rick Miller to commence the Amendment A litigation on my behalf in his …

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SD Gov Rebuffs Trump On Challenging GOP Senator

The Argus Leader reports: President Donald Trump is calling on South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to challenge fellow Republican Sen. John Thune in his 2022 primary election, despite the governor already saying she will seek re-election of her governorship instead. Noem’s been an ardent supporter of Trump’s during the presidential campaign, making several speaking appearances and fundraising stops for him …

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Federal Judge Rips SD Governor Over COVID Response

The Argus Leader reports: A federal judge says a state court can’t use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to delay a Codington County trial and in the same breath criticized South Dakota’s response to the pandemic, saying it has done “little, if anything,” to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann ordered that unless the …

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SD Gov Acknowledges Biden’s Win, Spox Retracts

Sioux Falls’ CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) said today that she “expects the road could be a little bit rough under the Biden administration with some of the policies that they’ve embraced.” Noem’s comments came during her fiscal year 2022 budget presentation in Pierre. “We can expect that they may try to raise taxes, they have said …

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GOP SD Gov: Biden Benefited From “Illegal Activities”

The Hill reports: ABC’s George Stephanopoulos pressed South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Sunday when she suggested that President-elect Joe Biden was the beneficiary of “illegal activities” in the election. Noem during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” said “people have signed legal documents stating that they saw illegal activities” and cited New York Times reports of “clerical errors.” …

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SD Gov Blames Soaring Cases On Increased Testing

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday blamed South Dakota’s recent surge in coronavirus cases on an increase in testing, even as the state saw a new high in the number of people hospitalized by the virus. There are currently no open general-care hospital beds in the southeastern part of the state, which contains the two …

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