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Thune: Democrats Attempting ’11th Hour Ambush’ on Kavanaugh

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said Senate Democrats are attempting an “11th-hour ambush” on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Thune said, “This was an 11th-hour ambushed by the Democrats on the committee. Think about what he

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Thune: Everyone ‘Would Be Better Served’ if Roy Moore Stepped Aside

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Senate Republican Conference Chair Senator John Thune (R-SD) argued it would be best if Alabama Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore stepped aside. Thune said, “[I]f and when he gets

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Marco Rubio Says He Wants Border Fence, Visa Tracking System, But Voted Against Both to Pass Gang of Eight Bill

In the brief immigration section of Thursday night’s debate, Chris Wallace asked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if he agreed with Donald Trump that criminals were coming across the border. Rubio ignored the question about documented illegal alien criminality and declared that he believes, “we need a fence,” as well as an “E-Verify and Entry-Exit Tracking System.”

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Exclusive — GOP Pollster: Scott Walker’s Bold New Pro-American Immigration Position ‘Winning Hand’ Against Hillary Clinton

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s new populist pro-American worker position on immigration is “absolutely the winning hand” against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a general election should he decide to run for president and wins the GOP primary, GOP pollster KellyAnne Conway of The Polling Company told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

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John Thune Puts Gas Tax Hike on the Table for GOP Senate

The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) put all options on the table when it comes to replenishing the shrinking Highway Trust Fund, which is widely seen as opening the door to a tax increase.

Barrasso: Obama Letting Political Correctness Dictate Ebola Policies

Barrasso: Obama Letting Political Correctness Dictate Ebola Policies

President Obama is taking his cues from the United Nation’s World Health Organization when he should be looking to protect Americans first, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) argued Wednesday. “The President has said, ‘Well I’ll follow the guidelines of the World

John Thune: 'I Am Not Running for President'

John Thune: 'I Am Not Running for President'

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday night, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) ruled out a 2016 run for the White House. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeff_poor

Sen. Thune: Obama Gives Unions Obamacare Exemption

Sen. Thune: Obama Gives Unions Obamacare Exemption

Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the chairman of the Senate GOP conference, has discovered that President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to grant an exemption to labor unions from Obamacare’s reinsurance tax. On page 70 of regulations the administration published on

Sen. Thune Introduces 'Union Bailout Prevention Act'

Sen. Thune Introduces 'Union Bailout Prevention Act'

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) introduced a bill on Monday called the Union Bailout Prevention Act to stop the Obama Administration from granting unions Obamacare waivers or special taxpayer-funded premium tax subsidies. “Despite championing ObamaCare’s passage in 2010, union leaders are now awaking

Senator Landrieu: South Dakota Borders Canada

Senator Landrieu: South Dakota Borders Canada

Breitbart News: While attempting to attack an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would require a fence be built along Mexico’s border with the U.S. before legalization, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made a significant geographical gaffe. Landrieu,

Thune Grills Pritzker About Subprime Bank Failure

Thune Grills Pritzker About Subprime Bank Failure

After over 40 minutes of evasion in Penny Pritzker’s confirmation hearing as Secretary of Commerce, the committee finally heard about the failure of Pritzker’s Superior Bank in 2001 due to subprime lending. “What do you have to say to the

Sen. Thune Pressures Holder and Lew to Suspend IRS Obamacare Regulations

Sen. Thune Pressures Holder and Lew to Suspend IRS Obamacare Regulations

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew questioning the wisdom of placing Sarah Hall Ingram, the embattled former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) commissioner for tax-exempt groups, in

Inspector General: IRS Leaking Info to ProPublica Could Be Criminal

Inspector General: IRS Leaking Info to ProPublica Could Be Criminal

During Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) honed in on a critical question with possible criminal implications. In questioning Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George, Thune focused

USDA Flyer: We Don't Check Immigration Status for Food Stamps

USDA Flyer: We Don't Check Immigration Status for Food Stamps

A government watchdog group has discovered that the United States government is advising Spanish-speaking residents that they need not declare their immigration status to qualify for food stamps. Judicial Watch obtained the Spanish-language flyers through a Freedom of Information Act

Food Stamp Reform Bill Would Save Taxpayers $30 Billion

Food Stamp Reform Bill Would Save Taxpayers $30 Billion

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced a bill on Thursday that would streamline the food stamp program (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) to save taxpayers $30 billion over 10 years. “Since

Republicans Upset Over Obama's Lack of Inaugural Bipartisanship

Republicans Upset Over Obama's Lack of Inaugural Bipartisanship

Republicans are rightfully upset over President Obama’s ram-it-down-their-throat inaugural address, in which he labeled opponents of his agenda haters of the gay, black, elderly, and disabled. “I would have liked to have seen some outreach,” said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).