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Senator Tim Johnson’s Chance to Show Leadership on Right to Carry

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 272-154 in favor of H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The bill, introduced by Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), allows any U.S. citizen with a valid concealed firearms permit to carry a concealed firearm in states that allow concealed carry, …

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Obama takes on Keystone XL decision

Today’s interview on Omaha station KETV, Obama said he will be the one to make a final decision based upon the recommendation of the State Department. Excerpt from the interview: “They’ll be giving me a report over the next several months, and, you know, my general attitude is, what is best for the American people? …

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Noem Fights for Limited Government

President Ronald Reagan sums up the way the Obama Administration’s regulatory obsession through its cronies at the EPA and other massive federal government departments is reaping havoc on the American economy. Reagan asserts, “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps …

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Democrat Gerrymandering Claims Do Not Pass Smell Test

From Chet Brokaw earlier this week: “Minority Democrats argue that the plan recommended by a Republican-dominated committee appears politically motivated because it would throw five incumbent Democrats into one northeastern South Dakota district that could only elect three lawmakers.” Read more After the last vote has been taken by the Senate the legislature passed the …

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North Dakota’s Booming Oil Patch Swelling to South Dakota

From James MacPherson via the Bloomberg Business Week. ” Some experts believe that South Dakota may hold up to one-third the volume of oil estimated in the prolific Bakken, one of  the largest continuous oil accumulations. To that end, many energy companies are leasing large lots of land for future development, with one Texas company …

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SDGOP Calls on U.S. Attorney to Investigate Senator Johnson Staffer for Hatch Act Violations

   From my email box:  PIERRE- South Dakota Republican Party officials are calling on U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson to launch a full investigation into potential violations of federal law by a senior staffer for Senator Tim Johnson.  “U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson should immediately begin an investigation into a possible violation of federal law that occurred …

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