Description: Early life and education. Franken was born on May 21, 1951, in New York City, to Joseph Franken, a printing salesman, and Phoebe Franken (born Kunst), a real estate agent.
Description: In his first major public speech since resigning from the U.S. Senate, Al Franken returned to the spotlight to deliver a blistering rebuke of tech companies, specifically Facebook, over abuse of users privacy data while speaking at a cybersecurity conference …
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Description: Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host. He's been married to his wife, Franni, for 41 years-many of them happy.
Description: As I predicted on January 1, Professor Stephen Carter and others to the contrary notwithstanding, (now former) Minnesota Senator Al Franken resigned from office effective noon yesterday. He submitted his resignation to Governor Mark Dayton. Dayton has appointed Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith — another flaky urban liberal — to take Franken’s place.
Description: With Franken’s imminent exit, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton now faces a high-stakes decision about whom to appoint as replacement. One option is a temporary fill-in who would not run in a November 2018 special election.
Description: Ever heard of buyer's remorse? Senate Democrats have put a new twist on the phenomenon in their application of "zero tolerance" and Al Franken.
Description: Calls for Senator Al Franken's resignation were circulating on social media Thursday after news anchor Leeann Tweeden publicly accused the Minnesota Democrat of inappropriately kissing and groping her in 2006.
Description: Political operatives in Minnesota and Washington were drawing up lists of candidates to run for Sen. Al Franken’s Senate seat even before his resignation speech last week, searching for prospects with the profile, fundraising prowess and mettle to sprint to next November’s special election — and then do it again in 2020 to hold the seat another six years.
Description: Al Franken, in full Alan Stuart Franken, (born May 21, 1951, New York, New York, U.S.), American Democratic politician, comedian, and political commentator who represented Minnesota in the U.S. Senate from 2009 to 2018.. Quick facts about Al Franken. The table provides a brief overview of the life, career, and political experience of Franken.
Description: The 2014 United States Senate election in Minnesota was held on November 4, 2014, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Minnesota, concurrently with the election of the Governor of Minnesota, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state …
Description: Take things in context. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Capitol Hill on Monday. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Description: Nov 16, 2017 · Democratic Sen. Al Franken was accused by a California sports radio broadcaster on Thursday of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006 -- but the politician has a history of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women.
Description: Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Al Franken “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, two years before the Minnesota Democrat’s election to the U.S. Senate — prompting Franken to apologize and call for a Senate ethics investigation into his own actions. “You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in a blog post.
Description: Sen. Al Franken's resignation took effect Tuesday, weeks after he announced from the Senate floor that he would step down after the majority of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate urged him to do so. Multiple women claimed that Franken inappropriately touched them or attempted to kiss them.
Description: Claim: Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, is running for the U.S. Senate in Alabama “with the full support of his party.”
Description: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) will officially resign on January 2, nearly a month after the Minnesota Democrat revealed on the Senate floor that he will step aside. Numerous sexual assault allegations and pressure from his Democratic colleagues combined to force his departure. The Senate will swear in ...
Description: The Internet Crackdown Begins: U.S. Senator Al Franken Wants Google, Facebook And Twitter To Censor Political Speech
Description: Former Minnesota Senator Al Franken is poised to make his first public appearance since resigning his post in January at a cybersecurity forum next month. According to CNN, Franken will deliver remarks about Russia's 2016 election meddling, as well as …
Description: Dec 10, 2017 · Sen. Al Franken's heartfelt announcement that he will be resigning his office in response to charges of sexual misconduct demonstrates a stark contrast between the Republicans and Democrats.
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