Tag Archives: South Dakota

SD Gov Runs Ads Angling To Be Trump’s Running Mate

Fox News reports: A new ad from Gov. Kristi Noem is fueling presidential rumors. But what’s sparking 2024 presidential speculation is less about what’s in the ads than where they’re being viewed. Among the states where the ads are getting clicks are Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, the first three states to hold contests in the GOP’s presidential nominating …

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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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South Dakota AG Impeached And Booted From Office

CNN reports: The South Dakota state Senate on Tuesday voted to convict and remove state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg from office on two articles of impeachment after he struck and killed a pedestrian in September 2020, making Ravnsborg the first elected official to be impeached and removed in the state’s history. The Senate needed approval from two-thirds of the Republican-controlled, …

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Today: Impeachment Trial Begins For South Dakota AG

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota senators on Tuesday begin hearing evidence for the impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, whose account of a fatal 2020 traffic accident led criminal investigators, some lawmakers and the victim’s family to question his truthfulness. Ravnsborg, a Republican who only recently announced he wouldn’t seek a second term, faces two charges in the state’s …

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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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Embattled South Dakota AG Won’t Seek Reelection

Dakota News Now reports: South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will not run for re-election in 2022, regardless of the outcome of his Senate impeachment trial. Ravnsborg first won the office in 2018 after winning in a crowded state Republican convention race. He would go on to defeat Democratic nominee Randy Seiler in the November general election. Ravnsborg’s tenure as …

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SD House Votes To Impeach AG Over Fatal Hit And Run

CBS News reports: The South Dakota House on Tuesday impeached state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over a 2020 fatal crash in which he initially told authorities he thought he had struck a deer or another large animal. Ravnsborg will at least temporarily be removed from office pending the historic Senate trial, where it takes a two-thirds majority to convict on …

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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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GOP Sen. John Thune To Seek Reelection After All

CNN reports: South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, announced Saturday he is running for re-election in 2022. “I’ve always promised that I would do the work, even when it was hard, uncomfortable, or unpopular. That work continues, which is why after careful consideration and prayer, and with the support of my family, I’m asking …

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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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REPORT: GOP Sen. John Thune Is Mulling Retirement

The New York Times reports: Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the second-ranking Senate Republican and a potential future leader, is seriously considering retiring after next year, a prospect that has set off an intensifying private campaign from other Republicans urging him to seek re-election. Mr. Thune is only 60, but a combination of family concerns and former President Donald …

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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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South Dakota Attorney General To Face Impeachment

The Argus Leader reports: The South Dakota Legislature for the first time in state history has begun the process of considering the impeachment of a duly elected public official. But until Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg no longer holds constitutional office, the widow of Joe Boever says justice will not have been served. “They just need to make the right decision …

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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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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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