| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:29 AM
By Margaret Chadbourn
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking
Committee is expected to move forward within "the next few
weeks" with bipartisan plans for overhauling the U.S. mortgage
finance system, Housing and Urban Development Secretary...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of restraint than it appears....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:38 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday blacklisted more than a dozen companies and individuals for allegedly helping Iran evade international sanctions, in a move aimed at showing it would maintain pressure on Tehran even after an interim...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Congress negotiates a compromise over the farm bill, the most important thing for South Dakota and its beleaguered livestock industry isn't any one provision, but rather, passing any sort of bill to restore the help for farmers and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The federal law requiring the country of origin to be stated on consumer labels for meat should not be repealed as part of a new farm bill, said Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Johnson fought for years to make country-of-origin labeling the law, and on Nov....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Key senators remained undecided Wednesday on whether to impose more economic sanctions on Iran after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other administration officials urged them to delay further penalties while negotiations continue...
| Nov 6, 2013
Following the Oct. 4-5 blizzard that killed as many as 30,000 head of cattle in western South Dakota, all three members of the state’s congressional delegation and Gov. Dennis Daugaard have toured the impacted areas and met with worried ranchers,...