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8 min ago | Politico

More signs of health coverage growth

Millions of Americans have gained health insurance since Obamacare went into effect, according to several new surveys that show the law is bringing down the nation's uninsurance rate after its "train wreck" of a start.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

3 hrs ago | Roll Call

More From Lawmakers Ahead of Friday's E-Rate Vote

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Friday on a plan to overhaul the program that provides discounts to schools and libraries for telecommunications and Internet service, and lawmakers have over the past few days continued to voice concerns.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, US Politics, Fred Upton, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Carl Levin, Democrat, Greg Walden

7 hrs ago | KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Congress OKs Bill Transferring Cemetery Ownership

Congress has passed a bill transferring the ownership of nine historic cemeteries in the Black Hills of western South Dakota from the U.S. Forest Service to local communities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Kristi Noem, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Daily Caller

Tea Party: Learn From Al Gore

Chris McDaniel, candidate for the U.S. Senate from Mississippi, lost the Republican runoff to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran last month, and now he is being led down a primrose path to political oblivion.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Al Gore, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Conservative Political News

VDARE

McDaniel Wrong To Challenge Mississippi Outcome-As Al Gore Could Tell You

Chris McDaniel, candidate for the U.S. Senate from Mississippi, lost the Republican runoff to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran last month, and now he is being led down a primrose path to political oblivion.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Al Gore, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Shannon County, SD

KOTA-TV Rapid City

SD Congressional delegation react to immigration crisis

The Obama Administration is defending its response to the immigration crisis on the Southwest border.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Kristi Noem, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Rapid City, SD

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Obamacare Allies Scout Courthouses, Churches on Sign Ups: Health

Americans who get married, seek citizenship or lose jobs may find themselves invited to sign up for Obamacare by supporters trying to sustain momentum for the program as political attacks mount in its off-season.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Medicaid, Lakeland, FL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Insurance Journal West

South Dakota Lawmakers Seek Federal Help for Flooding and Tornado

South Dakota's three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Kristi Noem, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, Barack Obama, US Governors, Dennis Daugaard

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Federal help sought for flooding and tornado

South Dakota's three members of Congress have asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster for three counties hit last month by a tornado and flooding.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Kristi Noem, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, Barack Obama, US Governors, Dennis Daugaard

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Switched

Congress Divided On Whether Obama Can Act Alone In Iraq

As American involvement in Iraq inches forward, some key members of Congress from both parties are deftly keeping their distance from the debate over authorizing military intervention.

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Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, Democrat

The Daily Caller

Highway Trust Fund In Trouble, 700,00 Jobs On The Ropes

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Tuesday that unless Congress acts to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund, the Obama administration will slash funds, jeopardizing over 700,000 jobs, the Fiscal Times reports .

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Conservative Political News

Tue Jul 01, 2014

KSFY

Johnson, Thune: V-A Needs Change Now

Earlier today, Senator Tim Johnson visited the Sioux Falls' Veterans Affairs hospital in Sioux Falls to see conditions there first hand and if veterans here are being seen for their medical appointments in a timely fashion.

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Related Topix: Sioux Falls, SD, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican

Mon Jun 30, 2014

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Thune's New Spokeswoman Is Chamberlain Native

U.S. Sen. John Thune has promoted a Chamberlain native as his new communications director for his Senate and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee offices in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Dakota State University

KSFY

Estelline man charged in stabbing at Crystal Springs rodeo

Attorney Gen. Marty Jackley says Adam James Beynon, 28, of Estelline, was arrested following a stabbing early Saturday morning at the popular rodeo in northeastern South Dakota.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Estelline, SD, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Deuel County, SD

KSFY

USDA: Farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

American farmers have planted less corn than in any year since 2010 but more soybeans than ever, as expected.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Merced Sun-Star

Thune applauds ruling on women's contraception

The justices' 5-4 decision Monday says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Merced, CA

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Supreme Court rules Hobby Lobby doesn't have to pay for workers' birth control

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that employers can refuse to pay for their workers' birth control based upon religious believes; a ruling that will have a major impact on women who work for employers with strong religious beliefs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Rapid City, SD, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican

JD Supra

HALOS in the Making: Helping Angels Lead our Startups Act

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, as mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Marketing, US Politics, US News, Steve Chabot, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate

Sat Jun 28, 2014

The Heartland Institute

Senator Thune, Commissioner Pai Advocate Telecom Policy Reform

I am grateful that Senator John Thune , Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai spoke at the Free State Foundation's June 25 seminar, "Reforming Communications Policy in the Digital Age: The Path Forward."

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News, Opinion

Fri Jun 27, 2014

WMUR-TV Manchester

Political Standing for June 27, 2014

Saturday, 7:15 a.m., Political Scoop : My guest this week is state Senate candidate J.P. Marzullo, of Deering.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frank Guinta, Representative Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

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