Amy Klobuchar

Bureau of Prisons ending contracts with 16 halfway houses

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Bureau of Prisons is cutting off funding for halfway houses throughout the country, saving money the bureau says it needs at the expense of what reform advocates say are vital programs to help prisoners transition effectively and safely out of the corrections system.<p>Some 16 …

Politics

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate

The Minnesota Democrat has made a name for himself with his tough questioning of Donald Trump's nominees.<p>WASHINGTON ― The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) could cost Democrats a progressive voice who distinguished himself with his tough and incisive questioning of …

News (U.S.)

The Abby Honold Bill Wants to Change How Sexual Assault Survivors Are Interviewed After Their Attacks

"The cornerstone of an investigation is getting information from the victim.”<p>Abby Honold's bill was previously backed by Senator Al Franken.<p>*Trigger Warning: This post contains language about sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing.* In November 2014, [University of Minnesota junior …

Al Franken

Top 10 Tweets from the Vikings Victory Over the Rams

The Vikings just keep on winning.<p>Minnesota won it's sixth consecutive game 24-7 against the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.<p>There is …

Minnesota Vikings

Liberals and Sexual Harassment

Al Franken, Roy Moore, and a test for the Democratic Party.<p>At the press conference last week in which Beverly Young Nelson described how when she was a high-school student, in 1977, Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, who was then a deputy district attorney, tried to …

Business

Can Al Franken’s Senate Career Survive?

Like everyone I consulted for a reality check when the story of Leann Tweeden’s allegations against him broke on Thursday, I figured Al Franken’s …

Al Franken

Inside The Disruptive Collision Of Tech, Politics And Race

One of the most powerful paradigm shifts taking place in our country right now is that of energized and emboldened new levels of civic participation as they directly intersect with youth culture, diverse voices and technology. Call it the next level of the disruptive “leaderful” era, an era in …

Kennedy School of Government

Democrats see backlash over Republicans’ tax bill as a key to winning in the suburbs

HOLLIS, N.H. — For decades, the battle lines in New England’s most politically conservative state were clear. Republicans ran on tax cuts. Democrats ran on targeted tax credits. Both parties kept New Hampshire free of a state income or sales tax, blurring some distinctions for suburban voters.<p>Then …

Elections

Soros, Pelosi headline hush-hush 'Resistance' conference in California

Liberal billionaire George Soros and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were listed as the main attractions Friday at a California gathering of the anti-Trump elite.<p>The four-day event in Carlsbad, titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” asked that guests refrain from …

U.S. Politics

Who will be the next president? Here are 6 women who haven't been accused of sexual assault

As women continue to come forward in a wave of allegations of sexual misconduct against public figures, the lopsided gender demographics in politics …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Should Facebook, Google Be Regulated? A Groundswell In Tech, Politics and Small Business Says Yes

Last month in Washington, D.C., we watched as Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers and executives gave testimony about the extent to which their platforms were used by Russian operatives to manipulate U.S. elections. The issue has faded somewhat from the headlines, for now, but as the extent of the …

Entrepreneurship

What all 46 Democratic senators (and two independents) say about Al Franken

What all 46 Democratic senators say about Al Franken<p>Posted November 17, 2017 12:44 PM by Chris Pandolfo<p>Bill Clark | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print …

Conservative View

Dismay, confusion follow Franken's apology for behavior

As some former allies call for a resignation, the woman who reported that Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped at her without permission in 2006 said he …

Al Franken

Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption

Democratic senators were quick out of the box in response to allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of their colleague, Minnesota Sen. Al …

Corruption

Democrats Must Nominate Another Woman for President

The Weinstein Effect has hit Capitol Hill, and the first politician to be accused of sexual misconduct in this charged moment is a Democrat: News …

Liberal View

What’s the point of sexual harassment training? Often, to protect employers.

Now that we’ve had something of an awakening about the pervasiveness of sexual harassment in the American workplace, the conversation is shifting to what to do about it. In many workplaces, the answer seems to be that we need mandatory training and clearer policies.<p>That seems to be the dominant …

Gender

Are We Actually “Addicted” to Social Media? One Expert Says We Have More Control Than We Think

The Guardian published an explosive article last month on how social media can “hijack” our minds and control us through its technology, but one of …

Mark Warner

Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>On Thursday morning, radio personality Leeann Tweeden became the latest woman to allege inappropriate sexual conduct by a powerful man, describing a 2006 incident in which she says that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) kissed and groped her without her consent.<p>Franken’s …

U.S. Politics

PUNT! Sen. Amy Klobuchar refuses to comment on Al Franken groping accusations

Dems are very, very brave at calling out sexual assault and harassment, until they’re not.<p>Here’s the reaction from fellow Minnesota Democrat Senator …

Al Franken

Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill has long been an insular boys’ club known for tales of unwanted sexual approaches, wandering hands at crowded receptions and young women cornered in elevators. But the days when such actions are dismissed out of hand and escape scrutiny may be coming to an end.<p>The quick …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Believe EVERY victim: Tweets from Al Franken BASHING DeVos on sexual assault haven't aged well

WOW. Just wow. So much wow.<p>We are actually drowning in the amount of wow from the #MeToo story released just this morning about Al Franken. And after …

Al Franken

Roy Moore Scrambles To Shift Focus To Al Franken As New Accusations Against Him Emerge

Since Wednesday, several additional women have come forward to make allegations that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore either sexually assaulted or …

Al Franken

DOJ antitrust chief’s speech raises questions about fate of proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger

The head of the Justice Department's antitrust division made comments Thursday that could bode poorly for AT&T’s bid to merge with Time Warner.<p>Addressing the American Bar Association at the National Press Club, Makan Delrahim spoke critically of previous attempts to impose “behavioral remedies” on …

Business

U.S. Senate will proceed with stalled nomination of Minnesota's Stras for Appeals Court

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras’ candidacy for a seat on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals received new life on Thursday, when a key …

Minneapolis

Article: The Honest Ads Act: "Fundamental Rights," Real and Imagined

Censorship Word Behind The .Do Not. Signs<br>(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org)) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Wikipedia defines …

Liberal View

Jeff Sessions Sidesteps Question of White House Input on AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appearing before a House hearing on Tuesday, declined to say whether President Trump or White House officials have …

Jeff Sessions

Senators Call For New Rules For 'Invasive' Online Political Ads

Fifteen Democratic senators are asking the Federal Election Commission to ensure that online political ads carry disclaimers stating who paid for …

Advertising Industry

FEC Gets Over 150,000 Comments About Online Political Ad Disclaimers

The FEC’s public comment period ends Monday night, amid mounting pressure to require that paid political ads on social media contain a “purchased by” label<p>Today is the last day of a public comment period opened by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to hear from lawmakers, tech companies, and the …

Government

Congress: It’s Time for You to Do What the Tech Giants Refuse To

Facebook, Twitter, and Google talk a good game about transparency. But Congress doesn’t have to wait for them. There’s a strong bill, and they should …

U.S. Politics

Trump’s administration is right to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger

In October 2016, the announcement that AT&T wanted to buy Time Warner helped bring some unity to a deeply divisive presidential race. The $85 billion deal aimed to combine the biggest telecom company in the country with some of the nation’s top news and entertainment producers, including HBO, TNT …

Antitrust Laws