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Mike Rounds
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Rounds Excoriates Regulations as Economic Constraint

Mike Rounds is on the campaign trail as one of five Republicans currently considering or actively campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson.

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Unemployment Benefits Bill Clears Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt.

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Lawmakers Put Finishing Touches on Spending Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of secretive work, senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would put last year's budget battles to rest.

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Yellen Faces Challenges as Fed Trims Bond Buys

WASHINGTON (AP) — Janet Yellen will take the helm of a Federal Reserve facing a significantly different economic landscape than the one that dominated Ben Bernanke's tenure as chairman.

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Supreme Court Puts Utah Same-sex Marriage on Hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue.

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Federal Appeals Court to Review Texas Abortion Law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to review a Texas law that led to the closing of many abortion clinics in the state.

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STUDY: Some, Not All Northern Plains Congresspeople Have Statehouse Experience

Before they hit the “big league” in Washington, D.C., how many legislators served in the “minor leagues” of Pierre, Bismarck, St. Paul, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Helena?

For example, two-thirds of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation previously “did time” in Pierre in the dead of winter in January and February

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NC Politician Writes Resignation Letter in Klingon

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) — Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.

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Poll: Americans Have Little Faith in Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds Americans starting the new year with a profoundly negative view of their government. They express little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation's biggest problems.

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A Candidate, A Legislator, A Deer Hunter, A Rock and Roller On VPU

Paula Hawks, Dist. 9 legislator will be an important adjunct professor on Viewpoint today.

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