Description: Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). After decades as a comedic actor and …
Description: Also on the trip were country music artists Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, Keni Thomas, and some cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys. The headliner was comedian and now-senator, Al Franken.
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Description: Dec 07, 2017 · WASHINGTON — Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, in an emotional speech on the Senate floor, announced on Thursday that he would resign from Congress, the most prominent figure in a growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of sexual harassment or indiscretions. At turns defiant and mournful but ...
Description: Nov 20, 2017 · (CNN)A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair. It is the first allegation of improper touching by Franken, who is a Democrat, while he was in office. It comes just days after Leeann ...
Description: Dec 06, 2017 · (CNN)Embattled Sen. Al Franken will make an announcement Thursday, his office told reporters, as calls for the Minnesota Democrat's resignation -- led by female senators and later including party leaders such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer -- rapidly gained momentum Wednesday. Thirty-two ...
Description: Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) spokesman announced that Franken would not resign despite allegations that he groped a woman’s breasts and kissed her without her consent. “He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday, and he’s doing a lot of ...
Description: May 23, 2017 · WASHINGTON — For Al Franken, it's finally safe to be funny again just at a moment all the news around him has taken a decidedly unfunny turn. The two-term Minnesota senator and one-time Saturday Night Live comedian is emerging as one of the fiercest challengers of President Trump and his team, and ...
Description: Just minutes after Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced on the Senate floor Thursday that he would resign, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) said he has “not yet decided” who he will appoint to fill the embattled senator’s vacated seat. “Events have unfolded quickly; thus, I have not yet decided ...
Description: The 22-year-old woman who was brutally raped by a man who once interned for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), and who reached out to the lawmaker about passing federal legislation to help sexual assault victims, now says she wants a new sponsor following the revelations about his own sexual misconduct. The ...
Description: Gov. Mark Dayton will appoint Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken as Minnesota’s next U.S. senator, according to two high-level Democratic sources with knowledge of the decision.
Description: Dec 06, 2017 · Sen. Al Franken to make announcement Thursday. Two more women accuse the Democratic senator from Minnesota of sexual misconduct; Democratic senators call for Franken to resign; Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill.
Description: West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (left) said he hopes Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) reverses his decision, but even more that the senators who led the charge against him reconsider and call for the two-term senator to stay until the ethics process is complete. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Description: Election judges Willy Lee (L) and Joanne Caspersen recount marked ballots cast for the 2008 Minnesota U.S. senate race between former Saturday Night Live comedian Al Franken (DFL-MN) and incumbent Norm Coleman (R-MN) at an elections warehouse in Minneapolis November 19, 2008.
Description: Minnesota Senator Al Franken has said he has been left “embarrassed and ashamed” by the allegations of sexual misconduct against him – but it appears he will not be resigning. Speaking in an interview with The Star Tribune on Sunday, Franken, who is facing accusations ranging from groping to ...
Description: Dec 07, 2017 · Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, said on Thursday that he plans to resign “in the coming weeks” amid mounting accusations of sexual harassment against him. Mr. Franken, 66, is from St. Louis Park, Minn. Raised in a middle-class household where education was emphasized, he went on to ...
Description: A sampling of reaction to U.S. Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday that he will resign: Gov. Mark Dayton, D-Minn. - "I extend my deepest regrets to the women, who have had to endure their unwanted experiences with Senator Franken. As a personal friend, my heart also goes out to Al and his family ...
Description: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press Sen. Al Franken’s decision to step down amid a growing sexual-harassment scandal has scrambled Minnesota’s 2018 election.
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