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Bullets—Not Apples—for South Dakota Teachers

Upon Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signing of a law Friday, South Dakota appears to be the first state to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.

Posted on Mar 8, 2013 READ MORE

14 States Take Health Care Bill to Court

The attorneys general of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Virginia are suing over the health care reform bill, citing state sovereignty and alleging federal overreach under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010 READ MORE

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Clinton Wins a Battle, Loses the War

It seems that the more Hillary Clinton wins, the further she gets from the nomination. That was especially true Tuesday when she scored a big win in South Dakota only to see her rival clinch the nomination. Clinton spoke of party unity Tuesday night, but stopped short of offering a concession.

Posted on Jun 3, 2008 READ MORE

Clinton at Argus-Leader

Clinton’s RFK Remark: Now in Video

Sen. Hillary Clinton has apologized for making a reference to the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy during a Friday talk with editorial board members of the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader newspaper, explaining that her comment was intended to illustrate how the presidential nomination race isn’t over until it’s over. Here’s the clip from her Argus-Leader discussion in context.

Posted on May 23, 2008 READ MORE

Tim Johnson

Sen. Johnson’s Health Improves

Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., whose sudden illness last month briefly threatened the Democrats’ control of the Senate, has been given a medical status upgrade from critical to fair.  We wish him well.

Posted on Jan 9, 2007 READ MORE

S.D. Senator ‘Recovering as Expected’

According to one of his doctors, Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., is “recovering as expected from brain surgery and his brain pressures continue to be in the normal range,” though he remains in critical condition. Johnson’s sudden illness last week raised the possibility of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE

Marie Cocco: America Chose Choice

From the defeat of South Dakota’s blanket ban on abortion to the victory of pro-choice candidates, the voters sent a strong message on Election Day: Choice is in the mainstream of American values.

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE

Sioux Leader to Thwart S.D. Abortion Ban

She says she will open a Planned Parenthood clinic on tribal land—where the South Dakota abortion ban doesn’t apply. (Hat tip:

Posted on Mar 23, 2006 READ MORE

Tenn. Backs Anti-Abortion Step

Right on the heels of South Dakota, the Tennessee Legislature is moving to ban abortion.

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE

The Towering Solons of Abortion

When you think “enlightenment,” the first thing that comes to your mind is “the South Dakota Legislature,” right?

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE

South Dakota Abortion Law to Challenge Roe

In signing a bill intended to ban almost all abortions in the state, Gov. Mike Rounds is directly challenging the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, hoping that a more conservative court will revisit the issue. (The South Dakota bill is particularly draconian: It makes no exceptions for rape or incest.)

  • The N.Y. Times reports that parental-notification laws do little to discourage abortions or pregnancies.
  • Watch a related report on PBS Online NewsHour or read the transcript.

    Posted on Mar 6, 2006 READ MORE

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