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Column: Both Sides Are Not Equally to Blame

WASHINGTON - Even a cursory look at the facts demonstrates that the Republicans are responsible for this manufactured sequester crisis, and your media outlets are doing you a disservice by pretending otherwise.

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With Cuts in Place Obama, GOP Brace for Next Fight

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash spending.

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How Budget Cuts Could Affect You

WASHINGTON - Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services.

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South Dakota Senate Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE - The South Dakota Senate has given final legislative approval to an extension of what is already the nation's longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion.

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Column: Hiding from Transparency

PIERRE - State legislators can’t agree about how much access you should have to the goings on of local government committee meetings.

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Column: Media, Myths, and the Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON - Right-wingers like to convince themselves that something is true then repeat it ad nauseum hoping that the rest of us will come to believe it as well. Surprisingly, they have had some success with this strategy.

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Column: Uncertainty Surrounds SD Budget Plan

PIERRE - There is a good deal of uncertainty surrounding the South Dakota budget at the moment. What is making the job atypical is that no one knows how much to count on coming from Washington.

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Are SD Legislators Suffering from Battered Gov’t Syndrome?

PIERRE - The willing self-victimization here is appalling. It is akin to a battered spouse making a special meal so their abusive partner won’t leave them.

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GOP: The Fairy Tale Party

WASHINGTON - So here is what we now know about today’s Republican party: they believe in magic.

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Governor Daugaard Signs Bill Deleting Offensive Terms

PIERRE - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill updating language in state laws referring to people with intellectual disabilities.

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