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).

Thune: Obama 'Not Very Engaged' During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Thune: Obama 'Not Very Engaged' During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune said Friday that President Barack Obama is “not very engaged” during fiscal cliff negotiations with Congressional leaders, and this is a sign that Obama does not care much about reaching a deal because he

Wavering: Obama Signs Anti-Carbon Tax Bill

Wavering: Obama Signs Anti-Carbon Tax Bill

In a little-noticed move that bears significant ramifications for fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama quietly signed a bill today excluding US airlines from any European carbon emissions fee. While environmentalists were pushing Obama to allow Europe to tax the hell

DOL Withdraws New Rule Restricting Chores on Family Farms

DOL Withdraws New Rule Restricting Chores on Family Farms

The Department of Labor announced on Thursday that it would withdraw its proposed rule to apply child labor laws to children working on family farms and ranches. “The decision to withdraw this rule – including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ –

*Live NOW* Breitbart Guest-Hosts for The Dennis Miller Show

Andrew Breitbart sits in for the vacationing Dennis Miller today from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET Guests include Ann Coulter, Rick Santelli and Sen. John Thune. Click here for the live stream. Andrew Breitbart sits in for the vacationing

Words I Don't Say Very Often: 'I Applaud Senate Republicans'

Much to my surprise, Senate Republicans held firm yesterday and blocked President Obama’s soak-the-rich proposal to raise tax rates next year on investors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. I fully expected that GOPers would fold on this issue several months