South Dakota Votes

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Citizens head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to elect a candidate for the U.S. Representatives. The Black Hills Pioneer sent a candidate questionnaire to the individuals vying for one position, which carries a two-year term. The candidates’ answers are published below as received. When nece…

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Citizens head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to elect a candidate for the U.S. Senate. The Black Hills Pioneer sent a candidate questionnaire to the individuals vying for one position, which carries a two-year term. The candidates’ answers are published below as received. When necessary, an…

National Votes

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top California political figures are notably silent on a big cultural issue roiling Hispanics, Native Americans, and the Catholic Church, even last week when it was commanding the media spotlight in the state.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Mar-a-Lago was eerily quiet. Hurricane shutters still covered many of the windows, and stacks of sod sat waiting to be planted along the main driveway, in preparation for the club’s official Nov. 1 opening. A receptionist ushered me into the official lobby: an expansive room with a soaring ceiling and a majestic view of the club’s western lawn. It was grand, gilded, and gaudy – a fitting expression of Donald Trump’s ubiquitous brand.

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More than half of the country’s governors would like a moment of the president’s time – and soon: Twenty-six Republican governors are urging Joe Biden to do more to address the deteriorating situation along the southern U.S. border.

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Donald Trump hasn’t been in office for nearly eight months, and he’s not on the ballot in the California recall election. But you wouldn’t know it from the closing arguments Monday night from Gov. Gavin Newsom and President Biden.

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They can live, work, and travel freely within the country, must pay their taxes, and those age 18-25 are even required to register with the Selective Service to potentially defend the nation in times of emergency. According to recent estimates, there are nearly 14 million green-card holders within the United States, many of them eligible to apply for full citizenship.

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VISTA, Calif. — It’s a bright, cloudless morning in this heavily Latino, working-class exurb of San Diego. A “We’re Hiring” sign hangs in the window of a run-down McDonald’s on the corner of a major thoroughfare, Civic Center Drive. One side of the restaurant exterior serves as a homeless encampment, strewn with debris, while just down the street, construction has ramped up again in a trendy revitalized area with new storefronts and restaurants mixed in with the old.

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U.S. Lawmakers and veterans trying to assist in the evacuation of 143 stranded Americans and many Afghan allies are growing  increasingly frustrated with the lack of action by the Biden administration, which is insisting the Taliban’s efforts to block flights from leaving the country is not a “hostage” crisis – that the militant group controlling Afghanistan simply wants the proper documents from those seeking to leave.

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President Biden walked into the East Room of the White House with backup. Four high-ranking administration officials, masked and standing six feet apart, flanked him as he tried to restore calm, assuring the nation that any American still in Afghanistan could eventually get out as that country descends further into chaos.