May 25th, 2014
03:18 PM ET
7 months ago

Political chatter: On this Memorial Day, VA under the spotlight

(CNN) - As the country remembers service members who lost their lives this Memorial Day, the Veterans Affairs Department continues to face questions about hospitals where veterans died waiting for doctor’s appointments on long, secretive waiting lists.

If you are participating in your local parade, spending extra time with your loved ones or sleeping in, we’ll get you up to speed on the latest in Washington with this comprehensive roundup of all things political.

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One CBO report: Two fast, political reactions
February 18th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
10 months ago

One CBO report: Two fast, political reactions

Washington (CNN) – Republicans and Democrats reacted with lightning speed and polarizing conclusions to a new report on the minimum wage released Tuesday.

To the GOP, it is evidence that Democrats' policies would cut jobs; to Democrats, it shows that Republicans' ideas would keep more people in poverty.

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Thune: No plans for 2016 presidential run
February 22nd, 2013
08:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Thune: No plans for 2016 presidential run

(CNN) - He passed on running for the White House in 2012 and it seems like Sen. John Thune may take a pass again in 2016

The two-term Republican senator from South Dakota says he has no plans to make a bid for the White House.
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Economy at center stage in weekly addresses
January 26th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Economy at center stage in weekly addresses

(CNN) - It's all about the economy.

President Barack Obama and Sen. John Thune's points could hardly be more different, but each argued Saturday in their weekly address that their proposal would benefit the economy.
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Filed under: John Thune • President Obama
RNC releases excerpts for Portman, Thune
August 29th, 2012
08:13 PM ET
2 years ago

RNC releases excerpts for Portman, Thune

(CNN) - Excerpts from the upcoming speeches of Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and John Thune of South Dakota were released by the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

Both were thought to be on the vice presidential short list for the party's presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
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Filed under: 2012 • John Thune • Rob Portman
August 12th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
2 years ago

Republicans say Ryan's Medicare plan not a deal breaker for seniors

(CNN) - Republicans heralding their party's vice presidential candidate said Sunday that Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed overhaul of Medicare would be a boon to their chances in November, rather than a liability – though they quickly pointed out Mitt Romney would advance his own budget policy as president.

"It is the Romney-Ryan ticket, and as president, Romney will be putting forth his own budget," Senior Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Ed Gillespie • John Thune • Kevin Madden
With Romney away, possible VP picks defend home turf
July 29th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

With Romney away, possible VP picks defend home turf

(CNN) – As Mitt Romney makes waves overseas, his campaign has deployed a crowd of possible vice presidential picks to continue hammering home the Republican candidate’s message on American soil.

The slew of high-profile surrogates covered the country over the weekend hounding President Barack Obama for what they say is a failed economic and foreign policy, all the while singing Romney’s praise.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bobby Jindal • John Thune • Kelly Ayotte • Marco Rubio • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Rob Portman • Tim Pawlenty • Veepstakes
Thune says he's spoken with Romney's Veep team
July 16th, 2012
08:20 AM ET
2 years ago

Thune says he's spoken with Romney's Veep team

(CNN) - As chatter amplifies surrounding Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, one potential pick confirmed Monday he had spoken with the Romney aides responsible for leading the all-important search.

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota confirmed with The Hill that he had met Beth Myers, who is leading Romney's search for a vice presidential pick. However, a transcript of the interview released later Monday indicated Thune told the newspaper "it wasn't a meeting about what you think it's about."
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Thune doesn't say no to No. 2 spot
May 13th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
3 years ago

Thune doesn't say no to No. 2 spot

(CNN) – Republican Sen. John Thune on Sunday said he doesn't hold "aspirations" to serve as Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012, but did not rule out accepting a potential offer.

When asked if he would say "yes or no" to the No. 2 spot if it was offered, the South Dakota senator and early Romney backer said he is keeping his options open.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • John Thune • Mitt Romney
Thune puts damper on VP speculation
April 26th, 2012
10:01 AM ET
3 years ago

Thune puts damper on VP speculation

Washington (CNN) – He's not saying yes, but he's also not saying no. Sen. John Thune, the number three Republican in the Senate, said Thursday he doesn't expect to be chosen as Mitt Romney's running mate.

Speaking before a meeting of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Thune was asked whether or not he would run alongside Romney in his bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • John Thune • Mitt Romney
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