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— There are many reasons why Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker seems bound for the top job at the Commerce Department, after dodging potential conflict during a Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Pritzker, 54, a Democratic mega-donor who...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- The prospects seemed strong Thursday for Penny Pritzker becoming Commerce secretary after a two-hour confirmation hearing, as she drew praise from both Democrats and Republicans. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the top Republican on the Senate...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON Anthony Foxx avoided the controversy of other Capitol Hill hearings Wednesday, receiving a mostly warm reception from senators who considered his nomination to become transportation secretary. Foxx probably will get easy confirmation by the...
American News, Aberdeen, S.D.The Friday incident of strange substances sent to Congressional members' Aberdeen offices is the most recent example of journalists "showing their work." Rather than slowly file a story for the next day's print version and maybe -- just maybe -- a Web...
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American News, Aberdeen, S.D.Tests conducted by the South Dakota State Health Department's laboratory revealed there were no hazardous materials in the envelopes sent to Aberdeen offices of South Dakota's congressional delegation, said Capt. Dave McNeil of the Aberdeen Police...
American News, Aberdeen, S.D.Three envelopes without return addresses were sent to Aberdeen offices of South Dakota's congressional delegation, causing emergency officials to block off streets and a hazardous materials team to investigate Friday. About 20 people were evacuated from...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Senate bill that would transfer the ownership of nine historic cemeteries in the Black Hills from the U.S. Forest Service to local communities has passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Sens. Tim Johnson and John...
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Congress needs to pass a farm bill this summer -- not only to support agriculture, but to ensure national independence and self-reliance, Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., said on May 9. "I believe we have a national security interest in ensuring we can produce...
The Hutchinson News, Kan.Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts voted against the Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the farm bill Tuesday, calling it a "rear-view-mirror bill" instead of moving forward with reform. "This is an invitation to farm for the government," he told The News...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced legislation that would modify crop insurance premium assistance for insured crops grown on native sod converted to cropland and land that a producer cannot...
The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.A plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to charge for water taken from the Missouri River could be tackled on Capitol Hill. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., plans to introduce an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act, which is set to be...
We are now a year from the June 3, 2014, primary elections in South Dakota. That is significant because South Dakota voters will choose a new U.S. senator next year. So far voters don’t have a choice. The only declared candidate is Republican...
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