Articles Tagged 'Al Franken'

Michele Bachmann says she won’t run for Senate after all

by Nicole Darrah
February 6, 2018
Conservative firebrand Michele Bachmann said Monday she has no plans to run for U.S. Senate, despite previous suggestions she might run for former Minnesota Sen.… READ MORE

Five Minnesotans Dayton might pick to replace Franken in Senate

by Brian Bakst
December 13, 2017
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton will announce Wednesday morning who will be Minnesota’s next U.S. senator upon the pending resignation of Democrat Al Franken. …

Gov. Mark Dayton likely to tap Lt. Gov. Tina Smith as Franken replacement

by J. Patrick Coolican
December 8, 2017
Minutes after U.S. Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation, Gov. Mark Dayton said he was not yet ready to announce his pick to fill Franken’s… READ MORE

The Latest: Franken to resign but won’t give up his voice

by Yahoo News
December 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Minnesota Sen.… READ MORE

Progressives call for replacing Al Franken with keith Ellison as support for resignation builds

by Valerie Richardson
November 19, 2017
Progressives aligned with the Bernie Sanders camp called for replacing disgraced Sen. Al Franken with a fellow Minnesota Democrat, Rep. Keith Ellison, as support grew… READ MORE

Senate Ethics Committee could soon be busy with Franken, Menendez

by Kaitlyn Schallhorn
November 18, 2017
The six-member Senate Ethics Committee could soon be very busy. One sitting senator was accused this week of sexual misconduct and another’s bribery trial ended… READ MORE

Al Franken accused of kissing, groping LA TV host without consent

by Barnini Chakraboty
November 16, 2017
A California TV host and sports radio broadcaster on Thursday accused Democratic Sen. Al Franken of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006.… READ MORE

Franken’s opponent raises $780K

by Cameron Joseph, The Hill
January 10, 2014
The Republican front-runner to face Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has kept up his strong fundraising pace, pulling in $780,000 in the last three months of 2013. Businessman Mike McFadden (R) has $1.7 million in the bank for his race against Franken, having raised $2.2 million since he entered the race in late May. McFadden is the favorite of establishment Republicans,… READ MORE

Al Franken: ‘We Have to Consider Extending the Deadline for the Mandate’

Minnesota senator Al Franken, a Democrat, opens the door to a delay of the Obamacare individual mandate in an interview with Minnesota Public Radio. The Washington Post reports: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says he would be open to a brief delay in the individual mandate if the problems with aren’t fixed by the end of the month, according to… READ MORE

Al Franken: ‘They’re coming after the Internet’

March 16, 2011
By MIKE ZAPLER, Politico AUSTIN, Texas — Sen. Al Franken claimed Monday that big corporations are “hoping to destroy” the Internet and issued a call to arms to several hundred tech-savvy South by Southwest attendees to preserve net neutrality. “I came here to warn you, the party may be over,” Franken said. “They’re coming after the Internet hoping to destroy… READ MORE

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