Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate, questioned whether former president Donald Trump is the same person that he was when he first ran for the office in 2015 and he said that is apparent that President Joe Biden has diminished since taking office.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds — once a prominent supporter of former President Trump but no longer — responded to his ridicules against her Tuesday by saying the race should be about the future of the country.
Gov. Kristi Noem was the headliner at the World Freedom Initiative conference in Paris, France. She was joined by Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and multiple members of former President Donald Trump’s staff.
On Tuesday, U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he will launch an impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden due to allegations of corruption. Now, South Dakota lawmakers are weighing in on the move from fellow Republicans.
Legislators, lobbyists and other political officials interviewed by News Watch point to turbulence behind the scenes in the administration with more than three years left in Gov. Noem's second and final term.
County officials, landowners, and lawmakers are doing everything in their power to protect the private property rights of South Dakota citizens ahead of the Public Utilities Commission’s carbon pipeline permit hearings this fall.
On this week's Matters of the State, Senators Rounds and Thune weigh in on Donald Trump, we look at concerns about federal judge vacancies in South Dakota, and new polling paints a potential picture for the 2026 South Dakota Primary.