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This was Natalie's reaction to the accounts of the two women, sent via email: "My 12-year-old self would be shocked and heartbroken to hear what Al Franken was accused of and to see that disgusting picture. But as a 25-year-old, I'm not the least bit shocked, knowing that misogyny isn't partisan, and ...
White nationalist provocateurs, a pair of fake news sites, and an army of twitter bots and other cyber tricks helped derail Democratic Senator Al Franken last year, new research shows. While everyone has been focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to support Donald Trump, the ...

"Dear Al Franken, I'll Miss You But You Can't Matter Anymore," was its title. Thousands of fake twitter accounts then ensured the article's headline spread. From there, Senate Democrats, lead by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) went on the attack and demanded Franken resign. "We began to suspect that this ...
Kirsten Gillibrand Only Regrets Not Calling For Al Franken To Quit Sooner. "He just wasn't entitled to my silence any longer," the New York senator says of her response to ... "I was asked, 'Should Al Franken resign?' And with the eighth allegation becoming public, enough was enough," she said. "I was not ...
After the White House staff secretary, Rob Porter, resigned in the face of accusations that he had abused his two former wives, President Trump tweeted in defense of people whose "lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation." "Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some ...
'NO.' God tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Al Franken's Senate seat ... Bachmann served eight years in Congress, and said in an interview late last year with televangelist and noted con man Jim Bakker that she is asking God if she should run for Senate, should Al Franken's seat become vacant.

The Republican-led Senate went ahead with a committee hearing and a vote for Stras despite one of his home state senators, former Democratic Sen. Al Franken, declining to return what is referred to as a "blue slip." Franken's replacement, Sen. Tina Smith, also opposed his confirmation to the U.S. Court of ...
Joy Behar Challenges Kirsten Gillibrand: Why'd You Push Out Al Franken? "I just thought that was unfair to make him an example," Behar said. ... Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday by confronting the lawmaker for calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign after being publicly accused of sexual misconduct.
To the editor: Actor James Franco allegedly used his power and position to find girlfriends, stage orgies, teach a "master class" on sex scenes, solicit nudity and have unprotected oral sex with various women. Now, he says "If I have done something wrong, I will fix it -- I have to." ("Five women accuse actor ...
St. Paul, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he won't run this year for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Democrat Al Franken. The two-term Republican governor and one-time presidential candidate had considered a bid in the weeks since Franken resigned due to sexual misconduct ...
The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about Al Franken's resignation from the Senate amid sexual harassment allegations are below. Scroll down the page to see all breakdowns for each question, plus details about how the poll ...
A majority of voters in the state believe Al Franken groped or sexually harassed multiple women, but more voters believe he should not have resigned from the U.S. Senate than those who think he should have, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. Franken resigned his seat earlier this month ...
Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not run for the U.S. Senate in November. Pawlenty, who has been courted by numerous donors and influential Republicans to run for the seat formerly held by Al Franken, made his announcement on the Fox Business Network Tuesday. "I am very ...
Another hot-button issue Whitely asked both candidates about was whether they thought Minnesota senator Al Franken should have resigned after sexual harassment allegations arose. Fagan spoke of a reckoning occurring for women who have been silenced then transitioned to discussing restorative ...
Al Franken · Alan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al Franken Schumer called, met with Franken and told him to resign Overnight finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises ...
Al Franken left the Senate at the start of this year, and that means there are only ten Democrats on the Senate education committee. Presumably the panel's top Democrat, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, wants someone to step into Franken's spot and reduce the GOP's majority on the committee ...

A prominent donor to the Democratic party says she is considering withdrawing support for senators who urged their colleague Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, has been one of the Democratic Party's most generous supporters for decades.
Al Franken's next act is the subject of curiosity for friends and foes alike. A cultural and then political celebrity publicly humbled by sexual misconduct allegations, the now-former U.S. senator had a unique career trajectory. It took him from "Saturday Night Live" to the top of book bestseller lists to a national ...
I never thought I'd see it, but Al Franken has finally gotten around to calling a moving van. While it is true that Franken was given virtually no chance to defend himself against multiple groping allegations (your side made those rules, not us), remember, it was never his practice to give that chance to anyone ...
Bill Maher is mocking a now-infamous photo of former Sen. Al Franken · Alan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al Franken Schumer called, met with Franken and told him to resign Overnight finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate ...
Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., left, with her husband Archie Smith, center, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sen. Smith will take over from Al Franken ...
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod thinks Senate Democrats threw former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., under the bus to better their party's chances of winning against Republican candidate Roy Moore in Alabama's special election last month. Axelrod, in a tweet Wednesday, said Franken deserved a ...
Al Franken, also a Democrat, who stepped down from his seat last month amid sexual misconduct allegations and a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. Vice President Mike Pence swore in Smith this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. A week after Franken's Dec. 7 announcement that he would resign from ...
From Minnesota, Tina Smith Replaces Al Franken In U.S. Senate ... is Tina Smith, a low-profile Democrat from Minnesota. The state's lieutenant governor is stepping into the seat previously occupied by Al Franken, who resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email ...
Democrat Tina Smith was sworn in as a U.S. senator for Minnesota on Wednesday, replacing Al Franken, who officially resigned on Tuesday. Smith, who has served as Minnesota's lieutenant governor since 2015, is filling the seat Franken vacated after facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct in the ...
Sen. Al Franken speaks at a farewell event on Dec. 28 in Minneapolis. 'You can't go wrong with rural broadband.' Al Franken. That's Al Franken, slated to step down formally from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after several accusations of sexual misconduct, addressing supporters at a farewell event last week ...
That streak will soon end when Al Franken officially submits his resignation on January 2, 2018, a little more than a month after a series of women accused him of inappropriate behavior. A very public -- if not a very devout -- Jew, Franken will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Tina Flint Smith, who seems perfectly ...
Al Franken was forced to resign, and pissed President Trump hasn't had the decency to do the same. We got Sarah at LAX Monday and asked her about her old pal who officially stepped down Tuesday after announcing he'd do so in December. She wanted to defend him, and tried her best ... but in the end ...
(CNN) Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken marked his final day in the US Senate on Tuesday after he announced he would step down in the wake of groping allegations. Franken submitted his letter of resignation, effective at 1 p.m. ET, to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Franken wrote that serving in the ...
Minnesota lost a Senator and a lieutenant governor Tuesday, but each will be replaced Wednesday. A carefully choreographed sequence of events with just a touch of pomp is designed to ensure the state doesn't miss a beat in a cascade of changes brought about by the resignation of former U.S. Sen.
(CNN) Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken marked his final day in the US Senate on Tuesday after he announced he would step down in the wake of groping allegations. Franken submitted his letter of resignation, effective at 1 p.m. ET, to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Franken wrote that serving in the ...
Al Franken, D-Minn., promised to continue fighting for the causes he has championed over the past decade. "Here's my promise to you," he told about 300 supporters, family members and friends gathered Thursday night in northeast Minneapolis. "I may be leaving the Senate, but I'm not giving up my voice.
Sen. Al Franken thanked his supporters in Minnesota on Thursday in his first public appearance in his home state since he announced his plans to resign earlier this month amid accusations of sexual misconduct. "I may be leaving the Senate but I'm not giving up my voice," Franken said in Minneapolis.
St. Paul, Minn. -- Sen. Al Franken plans to officially leave the U.S. Senate on Jan. 2. The announcement Wednesday from a Franken spokesman should put to rest questions surrounding the timing of the Minnesota Democrat's departure and concern that he might reverse his planned resignation. Franken ...
Washington (CNN) Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who announced plans earlier this month to resign his seat, will leave the Senate on January 2, his office said. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will join the Senate the following day. "When I leave the Senate in a few weeks," Franken said during a speech on the ...
'Their patience had worn incredibly thin': How the dam broke on Al Franken. That allegation set forth weeks of open deliberation about the political future of the unlikely comedian turned progressive darling. Last month, Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor on the AM radio station KABC in Los Angeles ...
Michele Bachmann declared she is not running to replace Al Franken's Senate seat, less than a month after telling a televangelist that she was looking into it, the Washington Post reported. Bachmann told a conservative radio host in Minnesota that she "wasn't hearing any call from God to do this." "I took it to the Lord in a ...
Investigators are looking for answers after six people died in an explosion at Al Franken's Montana ranch. The explosion, which appears to have originated in the basement, was heard nearly three miles away. The closest neighbor, a farm nearly a mile away, felt what they thought was a "mild earthquake.
"I don't like anything about Al Franken or his politics," Ritchie told CMT. "But I'd say that's ridiculous. He's a comedian, he's making a joke." "I don't think the guy should have resigned over that. As much as I'm glad that he did, politically speaking, I think it was wrong," he added. Franken resigned last year ...
Al Franken spoke to friends and supporters in Minnesota Thursday evening ahead of his resignation from the Senate, which he announced earlier this month amid a storm of sexual misconduct allegations. At times becoming choked up, Franken said it is the "honor of my life" to serve the people of ...
Henry and Bobbie Shaffner consider themselves big fans of resigning Minnesota Sen. Al Franken -- and excitedly attended one of his book signings in May -- but they aren't above needling him a bit for his alleged sexual transgressions. The longtime couple from Bala Cynwyd -- this is their 50th year of ...
Our year-in-review show opens with Katha Pollitt on #MeToo in 2017. The year began with the resignation of Bill O'Reilly and ended with the resignation of Al Franken. Along the way we had Harvey Weinstein and Roy Moore. But what about sexual harassment by men who aren't in high profile positions in ...
Half of Minnesota voters think Sen. Al Franken should not resign from his post over sexual harassment allegations, a higher percentage than those who say he should follow through on his intentions to step down, according to a new survey. Franken, a Democrat, plans to officially leave the Senate Jan.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will officially leave the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The announcement was made Wednesday, Dec. 20 by a spokesman. He is expected to speak at least once more on the Senate floor before his resignation. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. Sen. Al Franken ...
Sen. Al Franken will resign Jan. 2 and be succeeded by Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith a day later, NBC News reported Wednesday. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Democrat announced he would step down amid sexual misconduct accusations, but had not set a specific time to leave the Senate. Most of ...
Washington (CNN) Even though he announced he would resign within "the coming weeks" amid accusations he groped women, Sen. Al Franken is still reporting for duty to Capitol Hill with no departure date set. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Minnesota Democrat, said Wednesday that Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith ...
The purists calling for the resignation of Senator Al Franken on Thursday remind me of the purists in the Village Independent Democrats way back in the early 1970s. The V.I.D., as it was known, was the Democratic party club in Greenwich Village that famously led the charge to beat Carmine DeSapio for ...
WASHINGTON -- Most of his fellow Senate Democrats had already called for Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken's resignation by the time Bill Nelson joined the chorus Wednesday evening. "Sexual harassment is never acceptable," read the statement released by the Florida Democrat's office when it ...
This was to be the start of the real Al Franken Decade, in which the former comedian finally grows up and seizes the progressive populist mantle of Paul Wellstone, whose legacy was on Franken's mind and lips on his first day -- and his last. The second photo shows Franni, the dutiful wife, seemingly ...


 

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