WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Republican farm state U.S. senators on Thursday expressed concern that possible free trade talks between the United States and European Union may not dismantle longstanding EU barriers to U.S. pork, beef, poultry and other farm products. Full story
Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discuss the possibility of the country slipping over the fiscal cliff and weigh in on what needs to be the guiding principles in the last-ditch discussions.
Discussing the major roadblocks in the fiscal cliff negotiations, with Senator John Thune (R-SD). "Ideally, we would like to see a deal right now that includes a restructuring of entitlement programs," he says.
Discussing what a real deal to avert the fiscal cliff looks like, with Senator John Thune (R-SD). "As we look at these policies, entitlement reform and tax reform has got to be about growth," he says.
What made Rep. Paul Ryan's speech good? What about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's speech? Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Romney campaign adviser Dan Senor join a conversation on successful convention speeches and why just reading a teleprompter just won't cut it.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., gestures while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov, 27, 2012.
South Dakota Senator John Thune gestures to the delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.
epa03374528 South Dakota Senator John Thune acknowledges delegates at the third session of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, USA, 29 August 2012. Vice Presidential running mate Paul Ryan will be the featured speaker for the session. EPA/ERIK S. LESSE