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Sen. Johnson supports air strikes, opposes ‘putting US combat boots on the ground’

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., issued the following statement Wednesday on President Obama’s ISIS speech.

“The president presented a forceful case that it is in America’s interest to degrade and destroy the brutal, growi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Reid expects Democrats will keep Senate majority, worries about losing SD seat

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he expects Democrats to maintain control of Senate in the fall elections but acknowledged things could change between now and then. “If the election were held today we’d be in the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Senators want bison declared national mammal

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal’s historical significance and importance to Native Americans.

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JOHNSON: Recognize the unsung heroes of our nation

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Every day across South Dakota and the United States, caregivers assist our nation’s disabled veterans with the tasks of daily living. From helping with medication, personal [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_large”,”fid”:”647122″,”attributes”:{“a…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Plan to unwind Fannie, Freddie pits taxpayers vs. shareholders

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dina Elboghdady

WASHINGTON — The newest Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac omits at least one major detail: What happens to the private investors who scooped up the mortgage companies’ shares in hopes of getting a portion o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Plan to unwind Fannie, Freddie pits taxpayers vs. shareholders

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dina Elboghdady

WASHINGTON — The newest Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac omits at least one major detail: What happens to the private investors who scooped up the mortgage companies’ shares in hopes of getting a portion o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD political landscape transformed by 1986 election

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 1980s dawned on the nation with the election of Ronald Reagan, a president who still casts a shadow over American political discourse. That same election brought the defeat of Sen. George McGovern, a Mitchell native and liberal standard-bearer fo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

“We hope the checks start to…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com