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Al Franken breaks down why Trump’s ‘collusion is not a crime’ defense is an ‘insult to everyone’s intelligence’

Former U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has mostly kept a low profile since resigning his office in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. But …

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Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer has returned

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman says he is being treated for stage 4 lung cancer.<p>The 68-year-old Republican discussed his condition Tuesday in a …


Favorites for Al Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for what could be a two-woman race to finish his term, …

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Karin Housley, wife of Sabres coach, wins primary for Minnesota Senate seat

Karin Housley has won the Republican primary for the special Senate election to fill out the rest of Al Franken's term, the AP reported Tuesday night.<p>…


Smith Wins DFL Special Election Primary For Senate

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> Sen. Tina Smith has enough votes to be declared the winner of the Democratic primary for Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seat up for …


Minnesota primary election results 2018: Governor, Senate and House races - The Washington Post

• August 15, 2018 12:08 a.m.<p>Minnesotans are voting in primaries for two Senate races: A special election to fill the seat vacated by Al Franken in January, and a regular election for the seat held by incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D).<p>Democrats in Minnesota run as members of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor …


Sen. Tina Smith wins primary to finish Al Franken’s term - The Washington Post

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) has won the Democratic nomination to serve the rest of former senator Al Franken’s term, holding off an underdog challenge from former Bush administration ethics lawyer Richard Painter.<p>Smith, who was elected as Minnesota’s lieutenant governor in 2014, had never run for …

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Close Elections: When Recounts Are Triggered

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> The Ohio special election for the 12th Congressional District is receiving national coverage after Republican State Senator, …

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Readers Write: Urban and rural Minnesota, the 'interoperability' of health care information, the repercussions of #MeToo targeting Al Franken

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CNN anchor runs defense for Al Franken, whitewashes sexual misconduct allegations

The rehabilitation of Al Franken continues apace.<p>The disgraced former senator got a boost this week on CNN when anchor Alisyn Camerota downplayed the …

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George Soros Is Making Al Franken's Scandal a Big Headache for Democrats

Kirsten Gillibrand, a top presidential prospect, is beefing with the party's biggest donors over the disgraced senator's groping saga.<p>When Minnesota Senator Al Franken was accused late last year by eight women of groping or forcibly kissing them, the controversy seemed to wrap up relatively …

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Former Senator Al Franken on the possibility of running for office again: “I haven’t ruled it out”

<b>Al Franken (Getty/Tasos Katopodis)</b><p>Amid his first public appearance since resigning from Congress, Franken made one thing known: He misses politics<p>Clarrie Feinstein<p>August 2, 2018 11:11pm (UTC)<p>Amid his first public appearance in his home state of Minnesota since resigning from Congress in December in …

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Will Tom Steyer's $110 million plan to redefine the Democrats work?

Democratic billionaire donor and philanthropist, Tom Steyer, goes in-depth on his plan to 'redefine' the Democrats, saying it's up to the American …

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Camerota Understates Franken Sex Harassment, Asks If He Shld Run Again

On Thursday's New Day, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota understated former Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken's history of sexual harassment as she …

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Behar Defends Al Franken’s Sexual Harassment. McCain Eviscerates Her Double Standard

7:38 PM 08/01/2018<p>Joy Behar of “The View” defended disgraced former Congressman Al Franken after he was forced to resign after allegations of …

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken might actually run for office again

In December, Al Franken resigned from his position in the Senate after eight women accused him of touching them inappropriately over the years, with …


Kirsten Gillibrand Urging Al Franken To Resign Is Leading To Backlash — From Democratic Donors

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is under fire for speaking out against a former colleague, according to The Huffington Post, and the backlash is coming from …

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken says he hasn't ruled out running for office again

Former Sen. Al Franken, asked whether he plans to ever run for office again, said this week he has not “ruled it out” nor “ruled it in.”<p>“I miss the …

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Franken Hints His Political Career Might Not Be Over

Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) hinted in an interview with WCCO-TV that he could run for public office again.<p>Said Franken: “I don’t know. I haven’t …

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Al Franken hasn’t ruled out running for office again

Al Franken, who resigned from the Senate in January after more than a half-dozen women claimed he sexually harassed them, said he hasn’t ruled out …

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Gillibrand fires back at Soros over her calls for Franken to resign

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., fired back at left-wing billionaire George Soros Wednesday after he criticized her for leading the barrage of condemnation that forced Sen. Al Franken, a fellow Dem, to resign last year over groping allegations.<p>Soros criticized Gillibrand in a June interview with …

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Al Franken says he hasn't ruled out running for office again after resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations

Al Franken may not be done with politics after all.<p>The Minnesota senator, who resigned in December after more than half a dozen women accused him of …

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken hasn't ruled out another run for office

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Democratic Sen. Al Franken said Monday he hasn't ruled out the possibility of running for office again, adding that he misses and loved his job as a US senator representing Minnesota.<p>"I put my heart in the job," Franken said to TV station WCCO, a CNN affiliate. "I miss the …

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Kirsten Gillibrand Helped End Al Franken's Career. That Could End Hers — Or Make Her President.

Some of Gillibrand’s allies have suggested the backlash is gendered — a classic example of a woman being blamed for a man’s alleged misdeeds. It …


Will Al Franken Run Again? His First Interview Since Resigning Hints At A Potential Comeback

Seven months after resigning over allegations of sexual misconduct, former Sen. Al Franken says he might run for office again. In an interview with …


Al Franken wants back into the Senate, and maybe he's not just groping at straws

Al Franken sounds restless. The disgraced former senator misses being in public office, and it sounds like he’s toying with the idea of staging a …

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'I Haven't Ruled It Out': Disgraced Al Franken Hasn't Given Up on His Political Future

<!——><p>Former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) refused to fully shut the door on his political future …

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The only person responsible for Al Franken’s downfall is Al Franken himself

Efforts to scapegoat Kirsten Gillibrand are misplaced and can’t avoid the credible accusations against Franken.

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Al Franken Doesn't Rule Out Running For Office Again

He also said he missed his old job in his first interview since leaving the Senate.<p>Former Sen. Al Franken hinted that his time in politics may not be over yet in his first interview Tuesday since resigning from public office.<p>“I don’t know. I haven’t ruled it out, and I haven’t ruled it in,” the …