John Thune

Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh accusation in public hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Judiciary Committee will reopen its hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court following allegations of sexual misconduct that he has denied, Republican Senator John Thune said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett …

Brett Kavanaugh

Amazon, Apple, others to testify before U.S. Senate on data privacy Sept 26

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Executives from AT&T Inc , Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Inc, Apple Inc and Charter Communications Inc are scheduled to testify about consumer data privacy before a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement.<p>“This hearing …

Online Privacy

Quote of the Day

“Hey Mike and John, could you do me a favor? Create some libel laws that when people say stuff bad about you, you could sue them.”— President Trump, …

Donald Trump

‘It Will Make Him Crazy’

Politico: “Many Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House privately agree with the Trump administration official who went rogue in <i>The New</i> …

Donald Trump

Senator John Thune says Kavanaugh’s never going to have to consider the Mueller probe

The third-ranking Republican in the Senate is either lying or has not been following national politics this year.<p>Donald Trump’s personal lawyers have …

Donald Trump

Thune: Democrats desperate to derail Kavanaugh nomination

Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune claims Democrats will use any excuse to oppose President Trump's pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from …


Here are the country's 5 most and 5 least popular senators

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders Vermont remains the most popular senator in the country, according to a new poll from Morning Consult. The former Democratic presidential candidate earned 63% of support from Vermont voters.<p>Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular …

Mitch McConnell

Thune says he'll vote to confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota U.S. Sen. John Thune says he will vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.<p>Thune announced his support Wednesday after meeting with President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.<p>The Republican senator says he's …

South Dakota

Hundreds line the hallway in front of Republican's office as he meets with Trump Supreme Court pick

Hundreds of protesters are lining the hallway outside of Senator John Thune’s office. Today, Sen. Thune is supposed to sit down with Judge Kavanaugh. …

Liberal View

Top GOP Leader ‘Not Sure’ Where Trump is ‘Coming From’ on Shutdown Threat

John Thune says there is not much appetite for funding showdown over border wall<p>President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government if …


Senators Urge FCC to Issue New TCPA Rules

Seven members of the Senate Commerce Committee — including Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) — this week urged the Federal Communications Commission to …

Net Neutrality

Editorial: Grassley has sound income-cap recommendation for farm subsidies

Senate and House negotiators will meet soon in a conference committee in Washington, D.C., to hash out compromise farm-bill legislation. Sen. Charles …

Sen. John Thune: Farm tariff relief plan ‘merely a Band-Aid’

Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says the government's plan to help U.S. farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs is "merely a …


FAA Reauthorization Could Come Up For a Vote Next Week

Politico’s Morning Transportation reported Wednesday that, “Commerce Chairman John Thune told reporters Tuesday that lawmakers have offered about 100 …


McConnell Warns Democrats About Stalling Kavanaugh Confirmation

As Democrats drag their feet to delay the vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by requesting over a million pages in …

Conservative View

Emergency warnings might someday interrupt your Netflix binges

People might find their Netflix binges interrupted by emergency alerts under a bipartisan bill announced in the Senate Wednesday. The READI Act—Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement—was introduced by Sen.<p>John Thune of South Dakota and Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Gizmodo reports. It …

South Dakota

Sen. Thune Reveals Why Congressional Delegation Visited Russia On 4th Of July

8:36 PM 07/06/2018<p>Sen. John Thune revealed why he visited Russia on the Fourth of July with a Congressional delegation, saying the delegation told …

Conservative View

Sen. Thune Says Be Wary of ZTE, They're Not Reputable – Bloomberg

Sen. Thune Says Be Wary of ZTE, They're Not Reputable<p>Sen. Thune Says Be Wary of ZTE, They're Not Reputable<p>Sen. Thune Says Be Wary of ZTE, They're Not …

South Dakota

Sen. John Thune on third party threat in West Virginia

Republican lawmaker from South Dakota has insight on the GOP's brewing concerns leading up to the midterms in the wake of Don Blankenship's announcement he will run as a third party candidate.

Don Blankenship

Net neutrality rescue effort is 'exercise in futility,' says Senator John Thune

When June 12 rolls around and the internet still works and people can still watch Netflix, I think it'll be an issue that doesn't have the political pop that the Democrats are hoping for.<p>Sen. John Thune<p>The only way you're going to get high-speed internet services delivered to rural parts of the …

Net Neutrality

Sen. Thune Expresses Concern About Proposed China Tariffs – Bloomberg

Sen. Thune Expresses Concern About Proposed China Tariffs<p>Sen. Thune Expresses Concern About Proposed China Tariffs<p>Sen. Thune Expresses Concern About …

South Dakota

Republicans demand answers from EPA chief Pruitt as ethics woes grow

WASHINGTON — Republican senators say they want President Donald Trump’s embattled environmental chief to address questions about ethics and spending …


Word on the Hill: What’s Buzzing on Capitol Hill?

Fired up over the Farm bill fun, Beyonce shoutouts, and Little Big Town on the Hill<p>We’re all over Capitol Hill and its surrounding haunts looking for …


US Senate planning to hold a future hearing on Cambridge Analytica and other companies that have improperly obtained Facebook user data- Technology News, Firstpost

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold a future hearing on <b>Cambridge Analytica</b> and other companies that may have improperly obtained …

Cambridge Analytica

Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Kill Me Now’ Face On Capitol Hill Got Absolutely Roasted

Mark Zuckerberg’s pre-released testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce left little doubt that he’d admit that Facebook made a<p>Needless to say, folks don’t have much sympathy for Zuck right now, and even if nothing terribly revealing has surfaced during the congressional grilling as …

Mark Zuckerberg

Thune Looks to Move Up In Senate Leadership

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) “passed on a run for the No. 2 GOP leadership job in 2012. He’s unlikely to do so again this fall,” Politico reports.<p>“With …


US lawmakers formally ask Facebook CEO to testify on user data

Committee to examine Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Technology (Australia)

Lawmakers formally ask Zuckerberg to testify on user data

Congress has a message for Mark Zuckerberg: You’re the one that we want.<p>Members of the House and Senate formally asked the Facebook chief executive …


FAA Will Remain Solvent, At Least Through October

It was no big surprise that the House on Wednesday agreed to a spending package that included a short-term extension to the FAA, yet again kicking …