Latest John Thune News

Jean Rounds, wife of GOP Sen. Mike Rounds, dies from cancer

Nov. 02, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jean Rounds, the wife of Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, died Tuesday following a battle with cancer. She was 65. Jean Rounds had a sarcoma cancer and had been undergoing treatment since May of 2019. Doctors initially found a...

Facebook froze as anti-vaccine comments swarmed users

Oct. 26, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In March, as claims about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. By altering how posts...

Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

Oct. 07, 2021 22:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December and temporarily avert an unprecedented federal default that experts warned would devastate the economy and harm millions of Americans. ...

Guard members deploying to help at US southern border

Oct. 04, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Dozens of National Guard members from South Dakota will answer a call from the Pentagon to help at the country's southern border. One-hundred-twenty-five members of the 1742nd Transportation Company are being deployed for 9 to 12 months. ...

Thune challenger among Jan. 6 demonstrators in Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills candidate who wants to unseat South Dakota Sen. John Thune in next year's Republican primary says he demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 against President Joe Biden’s victory. Mark Mowry, of Spearfish, says his candidacy...

Democrats revise elections bill but face Senate headwinds

Sep. 14, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats unveiled a pare- back elections bill Tuesday in hopes of kickstarting their stalled push to counteract new laws in Republican states that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. But the new compromise legislation is likely...