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Five Gold Stars for former Governor Mike Rounds from Political Whispers

In a bruising major political campaign like this year’s South Dakota U.S. Senate race, relations between candidate and journalist can get prickly.

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NPN/NBP Poll Keeps Daugaard and Noem Comfortably Ahead

Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem are maintaining health leads over their opponents, according to a new NPN/NBP tracking poll released today.

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photo by Rick Knobe
photo by Rick Knobe

Federal Judge Dismisses Barth from EB-5 Suit, Leaves Open for New Petitioner

A federal district judge Monday dismissed Democratic Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth’s petition to preserve evidence in the EB-5 scandal.

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Did the FBI Say No to Good in This Political Whispers

Was retired FBI agent John Good’s absence from US Senate candidate Larry Pressler’s news conferences Friday in Watertown, Aberdeen & Rapid City due to illness.

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Wadhams Says Rounds Has Rebounded – Really in This Political Whispers

GOP strategist Dick Wadhams says recent poll numbers showing Mike Rounds at 48%, Democrat Rick Weiland at 24% and independent Larry Pressler at 16% are real.

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Rounds Expounds on Keystone XL Pipeline

Former SD Gov Mike Rounds, Republican candidate for the US Senate, discussed his support of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast.

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South Dakota Democrats’ Most Important Election is Really in Early 2015 on Political Whispers

Unless U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland can pull off an upset Election Day, the South Dakota Democratic Party will be shut out of holding a single statewide office.

I’m not sure when the last time this has happened but I don’t recall it happening since I’ve been involved in South Dakota politics in some capacity starting in 1986

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Former US Senator Larry Pressler snaps a photo of The Washington Post's Dana Milbank with Steve Hildebrand, owner of Josiah's. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.
Former US Senator Larry Pressler snaps a photo of The Washington Post's Dana Milbank with Steve Hildebrand, owner of Josiah's. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission.

Why Was The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank in Sioux Falls?

The Washington Post's ace political reporter Dana Milbank was in Sioux Falls Thursday.

Retired FBI agent John Good discusses the Abscam scandal independent US Senate candidate Larry Pressler at a news conference in Sioux Falls. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission..
Retired FBI agent John Good discusses the Abscam scandal independent US Senate candidate Larry Pressler at a news conference in Sioux Falls. Photo by Todd Epp/NPN used with permission..

Abscam FBI Agent Says Follow The Money in EB-5 Scandal

SIOUX FALLS — An old hand at investigating government corruption had one piece of advice for the FBI, which admitted yesterday (Wednesday) that it had an “active” investigation ongoing into South Dakota EB-5 scandal — follow the money

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Politics and Medicine Overload On KSOO’S Viewpoint University

Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, Democrat challenger, Susan Wismer, John Good, FBI agent in charge of ABSCAM, and pharmacist Robert Mabee, today on VPU .

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