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Stories with person: John Thune
  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.

  • Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural homes.

  • Minimum wage value falling but fairness is debated 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - The federal minimum wage has been below what's needed to keep a family of three out of poverty since 1980. It's also well shy of the peak of its buying power almost half a century ago.