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Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American writer, ...

wikipedia - 14 Dec 2017
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American writer, comedian, actor, producer, and Democratic politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota since 2009. 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 writer, he became a prominent liberal political activist before running for a seat in the Senate.
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Al Franken's Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat

New York Times - 13 Dec 2017
Five minutes after being named as Al Franken's temporary replacement in the United States Senate, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith of Minnesota said Wednesday that she would run for the job next fall, in an election for the two years left in Mr. Franken's term. Ms ...
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Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

New York Times - 07 Dec 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 ...
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Richard Painter: A Lot 'Suspicious' With What Happened to Al Franken

Breitbart News - 17 Dec 2017
Saturday on MSNBC's “AM Joy,” University of Minnesota Law Professor Richard Painter questioned Sen. Al Franken's (D-MN) resignation, saying there was something “suspicious” and that the senator should have been allowed due process. “We need due process ...
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With Al Franken Coming Home, Minnesotans Watch and Reel

New York Times - 10 Dec 2017
MINNEAPOLIS — When Bryan Dahlmeier, a 41-year-old manager of a body shop, first heard that Senator Al Franken was accused of groping a woman, he was willing to extend him some “Minnesota Nice.” “I thought, he was a comedian, maybe it was taken out of ...
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Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

New York Times - 27 Nov 2017
WASHINGTON — Senator Al Franken, back at the Capitol for the first time since groping accusations emerged nearly two weeks ago, gave no indication on Monday that his political career was in peril, telling reporters that he would work to try to regain ...
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Woman says Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010

CNN - 20 Nov 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 ...
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What Zephyr Teachout Gets Wrong About Al Franken

HuffPost - 13 Dec 2017
I was extremely disappointed today to see Zephyr Teachout's opinion piece in the New York Times defending Al Franken and arguing that Franken should not resign and was denied due process. I watched Ms. Teachout's rise in the New York congressional race ...
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Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

HuffPost - 23 Nov 2017
Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching. One woman told HuffPost that Franken had grabbed her backside at an event honoring women. By Jenavieve Hatch and Zachary Roth. Bloomberg via Getty Images. That makes it four women who ...
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NYT Op-Ed: Maybe Franken Shouldn't Have Resigned

Townhall - 16 Dec 2017
Activist Zephyr Teachout, who ran for governor in 2014 and Congress in 2016; she lost both times, is troubled by Sen. Al Franken's (D-MN) resignation. Mind you, the Minnesota Democrat has not packed up his bags and left. He said he would resign in the ...

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