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Noem Explains Why She Told That Dog Story

It may have cost her a shot to be Trump's VP: SD governor admits she didn't receive vetting papers

(Newser) - Just weeks ago, when South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was taking heat for the revelation that she killed her own dog , the question arose whether the commotion over that would blow her chances at being selected as Donald Trump's running mate. The answer appears to be yes: Noem popped...

Kristi Noem Now Banned From All Tribal Lands in State She Governs

9th Native American tribe votes to bar her from reservation

(Newser) - Kristi Noem was already banned from one-fifth of the state she governs ; now she's banned from even more of it. Indigenous groups in South Dakota have now barred the far-right governor from any and all tribal lands in the state, the Guardian reports. Nine Native American tribes reside in...

Kristi Noem Is Now Banned in 20% of the State She Governs

Another 2 South Dakota tribes ban governor over comments she made in March

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is now banned from entering nearly 20% of her state after two more tribes banished her this week over comments she made earlier this year about tribal leaders benefitting from drug cartels, reports the AP .
  • What she said: "We've got some tribal leaders

Noem Changes Subject to Biden's Dog

Governor who killed her family's pet suggests Commander should be next

(Newser) - Whataboutism may have reached a new level Sunday when Kristi Noem, who's under fire after writing about once killing a family dog she found troublesome, tried to change the subject to President Biden's bite-happy German shepherd. "Joe Biden's dog has attacked 24 Secret Service people,"...

Noem's Speech Leads to Cancellation of GOP Fundraiser

Colorado group nixes event for 'safety' reasons amid hubbub over S. Dakota governor's memoir

(Newser) - Kristi Noem is getting slammed for details revealed in her new memoir, on everything from killing her own dog to claims on meeting Kim Jong Un and being threatened by Nikki Haley . Now, a Republican fundraiser featuring the South Dakota governor as keynote speaker has been canceled, after a Colorado...

Kristi Noem's Book Stirs Up a New Brouhaha

Governor claims she met Kim Jong Un; 'There's no way,' says an expert

(Newser) - No one is doubting South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's account of killing her young dog and other animals, but people aren't so quick to buy other claims in her upcoming memoir. According to the Dakota Scout , Noem writes in No Going Back about meeting Kim Jong Un while...

Lawmakers Create Bipartisan 'Dog Lovers Caucus'

It's one more swipe at Kristi Noem over her dog-killing story

(Newser) - The digs keep coming for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem over her story about killing a dog she has described as dangerous and untrainable. A bipartisan group calling itself the "Dog Lovers Caucus" has sprung up in the House, reports the Hill . Democrats Jared Moskowitz and Susan Wild, along...

'I Didn't Shoot My Dog': Romney Says He's No Noem

Republican heard about his pet story during his 2012 presidential campaign

(Newser) - To many, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's story about shooting her dog is reminiscent of Sen Mitt Romney's anecdote about once tying his dog to the roof of his car for a 12-hour trip. But not to Romney. "I didn't eat my dog. I didn't...

Turns Out a Puppy Killer Isn't a Great Sell for VP
Did Noem's Dog Story
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Did Noem's Dog Story Sink Her Shot at VP?

South Dakota governor continues to take flak over how she killed an inept hunting dog

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem may have ruined her chances of becoming Donald Trump's running mate with her confession about shooting an "untrainable" 14-month-old dog who attacked a neighbor's chickens, onlookers say. Did she break the law? Did she think Trump would be impressed? Here's what...

South Dakota Governor Defends Killing Her Dog

Kristi Noem says she was just being 'responsible'

(Newser) - Kristi Noem on Sunday took to Donald Trump's social network to defend the controversial story about killing a dog that she reveals in her upcoming book. "Whether running the ranch or in politics, I have never passed on my responsibilities to anyone else to handle. Even if it'...

Noem Cops to Killing Dog, Goat After Hunt Gone Wrong

South Dakota governor says they're examples of 'tough decisions' of life on a farm

(Newser) - Kristi Noem's new book is out next week, and contained within its pages is what Forbes deems a most "bizarre admission." No Going Back: The Truth on What's Wrong With Politics and How We Move America Forward is due out May 7, but a couple of...

Strong Contender Emerges to Be Trump's VP Pick

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem enters the conversation

(Newser) - Former President Trump is headed to South Dakota for a GOP fundraiser on Friday, and sources say that Gov. Kristi Noem is expected to offer her endorsement then for Trump's reelection run— a move that "most other Republican governors have been reluctant to make so far," per...

South Dakota's Kristi Noem Is in a Ben & Jerry's Feud

Ice cream makers say Mount Rushmore should go back to Indigenous people, but governor disagrees

(Newser) - One political fight emerged over the July 4th holiday, and it's still percolating. After ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's called for the return of Mount Rushmore to Indigenous people, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem fired back on Fox News . "I'm not going to listen to...

Guilty Plea in Prank Call Case Using SD Governor's Number

Ex-reporter Austin Goss made a phone call from Gov. Kristi Noem's cell phone

(Newser) - Austin Goss, a 26-year-old former reporter with Dakota News Now, pleaded guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct, reports the Argus Leader . In doing so, he copped to using South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem's personal cell number to make a prank call to South Dakota's former Republican Party chair, Dan...

SD Governor Bans TikTok From State Devices

Kristi Noem's office cites 'growing national security threat' posed by Chinese-owned app

(Newser) - TikTok is now an app non grata on state-owned and state-leased devices in South Dakota. Republican Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order Tuesday blocking use of the popular social media app, the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reports. TikTok downloads and use of the app or the TikTok website are now...

Ethics Board: Noem May Have 'Engaged in Misconduct’

Complaint has been referred to South Dakota AG's office

(Newser) - A South Dakota ethics board said Monday it found sufficient information that Gov. Kristi Noem may have "engaged in misconduct" when she intervened in her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license that it could take action against her. The three retired judges on the Government Accountability...

Official: Noem's Daughter Received Special Treatment

She says Noem's daughter was given a third chance to obtain a real estate license

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s daughter received unusual treatment in an application for her real estate license, including an extra opportunity to obtain it after failing to meet federal requirements, the former director of a state appraiser agency told lawmakers Tuesday. Sherry Bren's testimony before a legislative panel...

GOP Governors on Mandates: We'll Fight 'to the Gates of Hell'

Republican National Committee also vows to sue over vaccine mandates

(Newser) - Republican leaders had a strong reaction to President Biden's announcement of coronavirus vaccine mandates to affect two-thirds of the US workforce: "See you in court," tweeted South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, one of several Republican governors threatening to fight back. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted "...

South Dakota Tries to Follow Texas' Lead on Abortion

Gov. Kristi Noem issues executive order with new restrictions

(Newser) - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is tightening the state's abortion laws, starting with an executive order. An order issued by the Republican governor states that abortion-inducing medication can only be prescribed by a physician licensed in South Dakota after an in-person examination; further, the medication must be collected in...

Virus-Defying Bikers Roar Into Sturgis

Rally begins, possibly drawing more people taking fewer virus precautions than last year

(Newser) - The South Dakota city of Sturgis, host of the famed annual motorcycle rally, is offering coronavirus tests, masks, and hand sanitizer to the hundreds of thousands of bikers rolling into town. But none of that is a conversation starter. "People here don't want to talk about COVID,"...

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