Tag Archives: Kristi Noem

SD Gov Vows To Ban Telemedicine Calls On Abortion Pill

The Hill reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Sunday said she will ban telemedicine appointments with abortion care providers who prescribe pills online in the GOP-controlled state in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Noem told host Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that she brought a bill forward in her state …

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Cultist Covidiot Wins South Dakota GOP Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who has elevated her national prominence through a hands-off approach to pandemic restrictions, won the Republican primary on Tuesday against a former legislative leader who accused her of using the office to mount a 2024 White House bid. The first-term governor’s primary win against former South Dakota House Speaker Steve Haugaard …

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GOP South Dakota AG Has Likely Escaped Impeachment After Fatally Running Over Man And Leaving The Scene

The Daily Beast reports: More than a year and a half after he ran down and killed a man, South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg may be done with facing any consequences. A special investigative committee of the South Dakota House of Representatives emerged from a closed-door meeting Monday to recommend against impeaching Ravnsborg. It would have been the first …

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SD Committee Rejects Gov’s School Prayer Proposal

The Rapid City Journal reports: A Republican-dominated South Dakota House committee on Friday rejected Gov. Kristi Noem’s proposal to require public schools to have a moment of silence to start the day. The Republican governor first billed the proposal at a conservative Christian conference last year as “putting prayer back in schools,” but a House committee rejected the idea after …

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SD Gov Pushes Abortion Ban, School Prayer, CRT Ban

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday (Jan. 11) said she would push legislation to ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, as she laid out a sharply conservative list of priorities to start the state’s legislative session. During the final State of the State address of her first term, the Republican governor proposed what amounted …

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SD Gov: Best Way To Fight COVID Is Washing Hands

Mediaite reports: Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) appeared on Wednesday’s edition of Hannity with guest host Pete Hegseth and claimed that hand-washing is the best way to slow the spread of viruses, including Covid-19.  “I tell people consistently: take the emotion out of this discussion. Start studying the science and the facts and let’s get back to the basics. Still, Pete, …

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SD Gov Moves To “Restore” Prayer In Public Schools

The Christian Post reports: South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill that would allow students in public schools to pray every morning at school if they so choose despite pushback from secular groups to similar bills in other states. On Monday, Noem released the text of legislation that would “require a moment of silence in schools to …

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Official: SD Gov “Intimidated” Me About Her Daughter

NBC News reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter received unusual treatment in an application for her real estate appraiser license, including an extra opportunity to obtain it after failing to meet federal requirements, the former director of a state appraiser agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Sherry Bren’s testimony before a legislative panel was the first time that she has spoken …

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Noem’s Daughter To Surrender Real Estate License

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter on Tuesday said she would quit the real estate appraiser business following scrutiny over whether her mother used her influence to aid her application for an appraiser license. Noem’s daughter, Kassidy Peters, slammed a legislative inquiry and news reporting on the episode in a letter to Secretary of Labor Marcia …

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SD Gov Denies “Special Treatment” For Her Daughter

Mediaite reports: Embattled South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) posted a video message on Friday amid the scrutiny over the alleged forced retirement of the woman who headed the state’s real estate appraiser certification program. Noem’s daughter, Kassidy Peters, was initially denied her certification but received it months later, after Noem summoned the program head to her office. “We’ve been …

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SD Gov Screams “Total Garbage” After MAGA Site Claims She’s Having Affair With Corey Lewandowski

From the right wing site American Greatness: Multiple sources have informed American Greatness that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is having an extramarital affair with adviser Corey Lewandowski, who previously served as a campaign manager for Donald Trump. The alleged fling reportedly has continued for months, sources say. Lewandowski accompanied Noem across the country as she stumped for Trump’s reelection …

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SD AG To Review Noem’s Meeting With Her Daughter

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota’s attorney general said Tuesday he is reviewing concerns from state lawmakers over a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem held last year that included both her daughter and a state employee who was overseeing her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser. “I have been contacted by concerned citizens and legislators,” Attorney General Jason …

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South Dakota Gov Confronted Head Of State Agency After Her Daughter Was Denied Real Estate License

The Associated Press reports: Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employee who ran the agency, the woman’s direct supervisor and the state labor secretary. Noem’s daughter attended too. Kassidy Peters, then 26, ultimately obtained the certification in …

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South Dakota Gov Vows To Inflict Christian Prayer On Public Schools: “We Will Stand For Biblical Principles”

“We’ve seen our society, our culture, degrade as we’ve removed God out of our lives. When I was growing up, we spent every Sunday, every night, every Wednesday night in church. “Our church family was a part of our life. We read the Bible every day, as a family, together. I don’t know if families do that as much anymore, …

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SD Gov Lashes Out At Right Wing Host After He Claims She Only Has “Hype” Because She Is “Very Attractive”

“No use for these Republicans who have made themselves useless. No use for Kristi Noem. Kristi Noem is a very attractive woman. So, she’s got that going for her. As far as I can tell that’s the only reason she was ever looked at as some sort of 2024 potential front runner. “The hype and everything that she’s gotten from …

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South Dakota Gov: No Plan To Address Delta Variant

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she has no plans to ratchet up her messaging to urge people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, even as Republican leaders across the country try to persuade vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots in response to a new, more contagious variant that has sent caseloads …

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Noem Attacks Fellow GOP Govs Over COVID Mandates

The Hill reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) knocked her fellow GOP governors during a speech on Sunday at a conservative conference, criticizing them for COVID-19 mandates imposed amid the pandemic. “We’ve got Republican governors across this country pretending they didn’t shut down their states; that they didn’t close their regions; that they didn’t mandate masks. Now I’m not …

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SD Gov Sees Backlash After “California Sucks” Post

The Daily Beast reports: Kristi Noem, once the GOP’s shining star, now seems to be trying to find any way to insert herself into the conversation. Noem posted a photo on her official government Facebook last week of a car parked at Mt Rushmore with a message scrawled on the window that said its owner had “escaped communism” and “returned …

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GOP Gov Rips Renting Out Of Troops: “Bad Precedent”

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said Sunday said that sending a state’s National Guard to the U.S-Mexico border using money from a private donor sets a “bad precedent.” In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” anchor Dana Bash cited South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) use of funding from Tennessee billionaire Willis Johnson to send …

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Dem Rep Seeks To Stop Rentals Of National Guard

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, said on Wednesday that he would press Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin about reports that the governor of South Dakota accepted private donations to fund the deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border. When asked about Gov. Kristi Noem’s move during an interview on NBC’s “Meet …

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