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NEW YORK -- Six months after bursting into the spotlight, the #MeToo movement has toppled scores of men from prominent positions and fueled a national conversation about workplace sexual harassment. There is ample evidence that the movement has some staying power that will make it a force ...
If Democrats called for Al Franken to resign, shouldn't lawmakers demand that Esty step down as well (paging Kirsten Gillibrand)?" Robinson wrote. Tom Swan, who is the executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group and has managed campaigns for Democrats, said he's "not ready ready ... Domestic Violence

Al Franken of Minnesota, a rising party star, and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the longest serving member of the House, were forced out in early December after accusations of sexual misbehavior were made against them. In Conyers' case, former aides were among the women making accusations.
Former Sen. Al Franken resurfaced Friday to lash out at Jeff Sessions, his sparring partner for much of the Trump administration's first year, over the attorney general's decision to fire a longtime FBI official over a "lack of candor." Franken has accused Sessions of misleading the Senate Judiciary ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The election for the Minnesota Senate seat vacated by Al Franken in December may be the most unpredictable in the country. Franken resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior by at least a half dozen women. Now, a prominent Republican critic of President Donald ...
COLUMBUS - Candidate for governor Bill O'Neill, a former Ohio Supreme Court justice, says he opposes abortion – an unlikely position for a Democrat. O'Neill is the same candidate who bragged about his sexual past in a Facebook post – an apparent defense of then-U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who was ...

When Minnesota Senator Al Franken's first accuser came forward in November, with a decade-old photograph of Franken appearing to fondle her while she slept, progressives found themselves in a dilemma. They were supportive of the #MeToo movement and had said publicly that women should be ...
Tina Smith, Franken's replacement, tries to turn the page. The newly minted Democratic senator from Minnesota is trying to turn #MeToo into economic opportunities for women as she runs to retain her office. By REENA FLORES. 03/07/2018 05:05 AM EST. Tina Smith is pictured. | POLITICO. Al Franken's checkered history ...
Thanks for your letter the other day. Actually, it's the one you sent to my mother (and probably thousands of others who are wondering where the hell you are). Days before, I had started a letter to you to remind you of your commitment to democracy, women, people of color, people of all faiths, gay, straight, ...
That's how the former U.S. Senator answers the question in a letter to supporters that arrived in inboxes Friday morning. In January, the Minneapolis Democrat resigned in the middle of his second term amid allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior from multiple women. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed ...
Remember that Newsweek article published this week alleging an army of Kremlin-connected trolls took down disgraced former Senator Al Franken, D-Minn.? As it turns out, I wasn't the only one who thought the story was a load of nonsense. Newsweek's editorial team (what's left of it, anyway) has formally ...
Remember that Newsweek article published this week alleging an army of Kremlin-connected trolls took down disgraced former Senator Al Franken, D-Minn.? As it turns out, I wasn't the only one who thought the story was a load of nonsense. Newsweek's editorial team (what's left of it, anyway) has formally ...
For a moment, Franken's remaining supporters could blame his downfall on an ingenious right-wing conspiracy. It wouldn't last. Wikimedia. 0. Earlier this week, the outer banks of the lefty media were aflutter over a plot to take down former U.S. Sen. Al Franken. If you weren't scoring at home, the caper went ...
“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 ...
“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 ...
Newsweek has retracted its story about a conservative botnet effort to force the resignation of Senator Al Franken. The initial report was based on research conducted by Unhack The Vote, a group examining outside influence in U.S. elections and politics. It alleged that a "decidedly alt-right" botnet ...
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 ...

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 ...
Lindsey Port accused another man of harassment. But fellow Democrats say she "softened the ground" for Franken's resignation. By Amanda Terkel. Lindsey Port. Lindsey Port had to drop her bid for the Minnesota state House after Democratic donors began blaming her for Al Franken's resignation from ... Woman
Al Franken's replacement in Senate wishes 'ethics process' for him had been completed ... The Minnesota senator who replaced Al Franken when he resigned after facing allegations of sexual misconduct said she believes he should have had the benefit of an ethics investigation before he stepped down. Woman
(CNN) Ana Marie Cox, host of Crooked Media's "With Friends Like These" podcast, says she is "willing to vote" for Al Franken if he runs again after calling for his resignation. Woman
Al Franken's replacement in the Senate said she wishes 'ethics process' for him had run its course ... The Minnesota senator who replaced Al Franken when he resigned after facing allegations of sexual misconduct said she believes he should have had the benefit of an ethics investigation before he ... Woman
Al Franken has been keeping a low profile since he stepped down as Minnesota senator, with public statements and posts on social media few and far between. But the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida has prompted him to surface on Saturday, focusing his comments on mental health. While "it's ... Woman
Al Franken has been keeping a low profile since he stepped down as Minnesota senator, with public statements and posts on social media few and far between. But the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida has prompted him to surface on Saturday, focusing his comments on mental health. While "it's ... Woman
Minnesota Senator Al Franken speaks to supporters at the Machine Shop Event space in Minneapolis on Dec. 28, 2017. (Pioneer Press/John Autey). Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. ST. PAUL — Al Franken, what's next for you? “It's a good question, and one I'm not quite ready to answer yet.”. Woman
Remember that Newsweek article published this week alleging an army of Kremlin-connected trolls took down disgraced former Senator Al Franken, D-Minn.? As it turns out, I wasn't the only one who thought the story was a load of nonsense. Newsweek's editorial team (what's left of it, anyway) has formally ... Woman
On Monday, Newsweek published a story titled, "How An Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken." Relying heavily on a blog called Unhack the Vote, Newsweek reporter Nina Burleigh made a case that a mysterious right-wing entity mobilized a network of bots to spread tweets encouraging Franken's ... Woman
For a moment, Franken's remaining supporters could blame his downfall on an ingenious right-wing conspiracy. It wouldn't last. Wikimedia. 0. Earlier this week, the outer banks of the lefty media were aflutter over a plot to take down former U.S. Sen. Al Franken. If you weren't scoring at home, the caper went ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
“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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
'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. Woman
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 ... Woman
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. Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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. Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman
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 ... Woman


 

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