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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Long before he became a senator, Al Franken was a liberal hero for the way he stuck it to Republicans. And so it was perhaps inevitable that, even as he resigned from the Senate in disgrace this week, he couldn't resist a parting shot. "I of all people," Franken said on the Senate floor, "am aware that there ...
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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota announced on Thursday that he will resign in the face of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. On the same day, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks also said he was resigning from Congress over allegations of sexual harassment from two former ...
Seth Meyers To Al Franken On Photo Shoot Waist Flesh Squeezing: "You Can't Do That To Your Wife!" by Lisa de Moraes. December 8 ... Meyers took a Closer Look at Sen. Al Franken's resignation amid a growing number of sexual harassment allegations and 30+ Dem colleagues demanding his exit.
Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. (Franks announced his resignation was effective Friday after he said his wife was admitted to the hospital.) Two additional congressmen, one Republican and one Democrat, also face allegations of sexual harassment and growing calls to resign, but so far ...
As Al Franken resigned from the Senate on Thursday, he couldn't help but note the irony: as he stepped down amid allegations of sexual misconduct, an alleged abuser accused by more than a dozen women sat in the Oval Office. It's an inconsistency that many have noted, including Democrats who were ...
Senator Al Franken, a Democrat, reluctantly announced on Thursday that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pushed for him to step down? On today's episode: • Yamiche Alcindor, a national reporter for The New York Times who has ...
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 context," said Mr. Dahlmeier, sipping a ...
Ten years from now, do you think we'll be talking about where we were when Al Franken announced he was resigning from the Senate? You never can tell. It was a historic moment that had virtually nothing to do with Franken himself. In the grand cavalcade of sexual assault charges we've been hearing ...
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 ...
Democrat Al Franken will resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Minnesota Public Radio reported, after more than half of his Senate Democratic colleagues urged him to do so in light of sexual misconduct accusations. Franken said on twitter that no final decision had been made. After accusations ...
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Democratic party is adding his voice to the majority of Senate Democrats calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign. Chairman Tom Perez says in a statement Wednesday that sexual misconduct, harassment and assault have no place in the Democratic Party, Congress, the ...
John Conyers is finally resigning amid sexual harassment allegations, and more Democrat senators are calling for fellow Democrat Sen. Al Franken to step down. This is actually good news for those in the Democratic party who know it cannot have a future with Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the old guard in ...
Al Franken (D) has scheduled an announcement on his future in the Senate for this morning. Dozens of Democratic lawmakers are calling for him to resign after a sixth woman came forward to say he had made an unwanted sexual advance towards her. Notably, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the ...
Al Franken Makes Announcement While Under Pressure to Resign Over Allegations ... Al Franken is set to address the mounting sexual misconduct allegations against him, as well as his future as a Minnesota senator, in an announcement on the Senate floor Thursday. Many, including some of Franken's ...
Al Franken is," Conyers' lawyer Arnold Reed said of Pelosi. With that, Franken became the poster boy of White Privilege: Pervert Edition. "Black lawmakers wonder why Conyers has to go - but not Franken," read a headline in Politico last week. It was followed by another in The Hill: "Black Dems see bias in ...


 

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