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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...minimum sentences."It's just a reality we have to deal with. We've got people in different places," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., a member of GOP leadership. "This is not going to be the only issue where that's true."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-24
State
Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...so I guess if he's going to, doing it now as opposed to doing it on the weekend is maybe preferable," said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.Asked whether Paul's speech met the definition of a filibuster, Thune said: "It's going to be talking...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/paul-protests-patriot-act-hours
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A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...known as reconciliation to move on legislation that only requires a 51-vote threshold.COMMERCE: South Dakota Sen. John Thune would be on tap to replace retiring Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, with an opportunity to begin work on a rewrite...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/republican-senate-means-changing-chairm
State
Alaska Senators seek a delay in closing of base

...Force Base. Republican Sens. Ted Stevens and Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday co-sponsored legislation introduced by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., that would delay the base closure process until most troops return from Iraq and a broad military strategy...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052005/sta_20050520041.shtml
News
Outside editorial: Drawing a line on guns

...political cowardice. It was a nailbiter, but the amendment failed on a 58-39 vote. The measure, introduced by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., had inspired a significant degree of ideological distortion as conservatives fought hard, ironically...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072409/opi_469069483.shtml
Murkowski picked for Senate Republican leadership

...McConnell of Kentucky; Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, minority whip; Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, conference chair; John Thune of South Dakota, policy committee chair; and Murkowski.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062609/reg_455093805.shtml
What's needed in a No. 2 to the president

...score as follows: Rob Portman, 68.7 percent; Tim Pawlenty, 61.8 percent; Robert McDonnell, 61.2 percent; John Thune, 56.6 percent; Bobby Jindal, 56.3 percent; Paul Ryan, 54.7 percent; Marco Rubio, 48.1 percent; Kelly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-22/whats-needed-no-2-president
Opinion
Reports show gun homicides down since 1990s

...advocates have been raising public pressure on senators who voted "no" in hopes they will change their minds.Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, a member of the Senate Republican leadership, said the figures show that gun control groups have emphasized...

http://juneauempire.com/alan-fram/2013-05-08/reports-show-gun-homicides-down-199
Senators send letters in support of Kensington

...R-Idaho; James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma; John Barrasso, R-Wyoming; Bob Bennett, R-Utah; Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming; John Thune, R-South Dakota; Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii; and Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080509/loc_477861172.shtml
Republicans ready to push arctic refuge drilling

...first trip; James Connaughton, head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; and GOP Sens. Domenici, John Thune of South Dakota, Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Robert Bennett of Utah. All are strong supporters of allowing companies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030205/sta_20050302006.shtml
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