Al Franken

Aziz Ansari and the problem with 'male feminists': It’s time to look beyond labels and pins on tuxedos

A few days ago, we were celebrating girl power at the Golden Globes. Women wore black in support of the Time’s Up Movement, shows like <i>The Handmaid’s</i> …

Feminism

The Patriarchy Strikes Back

The backlash to the #MeToo movement is in full chorus. The takes have emerged like cicadas from the uneasy earth: inevitable, predictable, the same …

Feminism

Matt Damon Is Finally Done Making Dumb Comments About the #TimesUp Movement

Matt Damon has finally decided to shut up, and well, better late than never.<p>Tuesday on the <i>Today Show</i>, the actor decided that when it comes to talking …

Pop Culture

Democrats Probably Won’t Force A Shutdown Over Immigration

Liberal activists and some congressional Democrats want the party to oppose any government funding bill that does not address DACA — even if that …

Politics

Here are the east metro construction projects Dayton proposed — and those he didn’t

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton took the odd step of not including any construction projects from local governments in his $1.5 billion public works …

Mark Dayton

Minnesota Poll: Majority of women have experienced sexual harassment

Nearly two out of three women in the state have personally experienced sexual harassment, and half of all voters believe such harassment is a major …

Gender

Matt Damon has wisely decided to close his mouth for a while

Having become the poster boy for questionable statements on the #MeToo movement, Matt Damon 1) declared that the men who aren’t harassing or …

Entertainment

Today in Entertainment: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome third baby; Musicians pay tribute to Cranberries frontwoman

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome third baby: ‘We’re so in love’<p>As Dolores O'Riordan's sudden death is ruled unsuspicious, musicians pay tribute to Cranberries frontwoman<p>Timothée Chalamet will donate his salary from a Woody Allen film to three charities<p>Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies …

Entertainment

Former Sanders campaign chairman: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is unlikely to get the email list from Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer: Franken should …

Bernie Sanders

Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ruled himself out of the race for former Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s seat on Tuesday, handing …

Elections

Turning the Hill's 'Me Too' Moment Into Legislation

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are attempting to curb sexual harassment in Congress.<p>Drip. Representative John Conyers. Drip. Senator Al Franken. Drip. Representative Joe Barton. Drip. Representative Trent Franks. Drip. Representative Blake Farenthold. Drip. Representative Ruben Kihuen. …

Politics

Senate Dems campaign group raised $5.8 million in December

The Democrats' Senate campaign arm raked in $5.8 million in December, outraising the Senate GOP campaign committee as both groups prepare for crucial …

Elections

Pawlenty: No, I'm not running for Franken's seat

Minnesota Republicans will have to try to win a statewide election without the man who last succeeded at it in 2006. After several weeks of …

Conservative View

CDC director to miss fourth hearing because of potential ethics issues

The director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has had to cancel another appearance before Congress because of ethics issues, a …

Scott Gottlieb

Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House

A bipartisan group of House members on Tuesday will introduce a long-rumored bill to replace an Obama-era program shielding certain undocumented …

Immigration

NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle

The Senate narrowly voted to begin winding down debate over legislation renewing government surveillance powers, defeating a filibuster by privacy …

John Kennedy

Senate campaign fundraising reports roll in

Senate incumbents and challengers are building up their war chests for 2018 as the battle for the upper chamber continues to heat up.<p>The map favors …

Sherrod Brown

Iowa voters laugh after GOP senator says Trump is standing up for Norway

Voters in Iowa laughed when Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstThanks to the farm lobby, the US is stuck with a broken ethanol policy US trade deficit …

Elections

Booker slams DHS secretary's 'amnesia' on Trump's reported 'shithole' comment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the President's slander of African countries.<p>The impassioned remarks came toward the end of an often testy oversight hearing in which Department of Homeland Security Secretary …

U.S. Politics

Voters Believe Al Franken’s Accusers - But Think He Should Have Stayed

A poll from the Minnesota Star Tribune newspaper found that a majority of Minnesotans believe that Al Franken did grope several women — but that he …

Jewish Culture

GOP leaders face most difficult shutdown deadline yet

Republican leaders are facing their toughest challenge yet in keeping the government open, as lawmakers race to secure more money before current …

Donald Trump

Like a Lot of Republicans, Pawlenty Is Giving a 2018 Senate Race a Pass

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was reportedly the runner-up for the second spot on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket. But John McCain …

Politics

Is Feminism On Death's Door?

Anyone paying attention will notice that feminism has reached a point of pure asininity. While many of us — including myself — have been saying this …

Conservative View

2017: The Year the Internet Lost its Groove

It never said anything as grandiose as “of the people, by the people, for the people,” yet there are many of us who believe that these sentiments should be applied to the web. Instead it’s become big business, a cross between a world-wide shopping catalog and a place for people to say whatever …

James Levine

Chuck Schumer tells Stephen Colbert how Trump can prove he isn't a racist

Stephen Colbert greeted Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with a question on Monday's <i>Late Show</i>: "How's your friend Donald Trump?" …

Charles Schumer

Dems search for winning playbook

Democrats are feeling increasingly confident about their chances of winning back the House and Senate in the 2018 midterms.<p>After a surprising victory …

Politics

Trump administration: Three-quarters of international terrorism convicts foreign born

Three out of four individuals convicted on international terrorism charges in the U.S. were foreign born, according to a new report released by the …

Immigration

Scarborough, Brzezinski: Trump 'is like grandpa on The Simpsons'

"Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski both said President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for …

Donald Trump

Poll: Oprah would outperform Warren, Harris against Trump in California

Oprah Winfrey would outperform Democratic Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Regulation: Net neutrality supporters predict tough …

Elections

Centrist Dems Launch Smear Campaign Against Young Trans Woman, All to Keep an Old Straight White Man in Power

Over the weekend, Chelsea Manning announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate by posting a video outlining the broad themes of her campaign. Manning, …

Democratic Party