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Al Franken Minnesota

Despite Earlier Threats, GOP Avoids Targeting Franken

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Al Franken barely made it into the Senate the first time, squeaking by with 312 votes after months of recounts and legal skirmishes...

Al Franken Shirtless And Smelling Good In '70s Flick (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Al Franken's been anointed as Minnesota's junior senator, but how did the former "Saturday Night Live" writer win over voters on his way to elected of...

How Green Is Al Franken? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Franken brings the number of Democratic senators to 60, meaning they'll have a filibuster proof majority in the Senate. So what does all this mean for...

NRSC Paying Coleman's Legal Bills

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although the Minnesota Supreme Court won't begin hearing arguments in the never-ending Norm Coleman vs. Al Franken recount until June 1, there are two...

Al Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Race...Again

Paul Begala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Begala

If character were oil, Norm Coleman would be a quart low. He has lost the Minnesota Senate race. He also lost the recount. And the lawsuit. You see a trend here?

Coleman Wants a Mulligan

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goldstein

Franken was determined the winner by the rules in place at the time, and that makes him a more legitimate winner than Coleman and his ill-conceived and ultimately futile calls for a re-vote.

Franken: "We're Going To Win Soon"

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken gave his first national media interview since November to Air America's Mark Green Friday. Franken acknowledges the difficulties of his lo...

Coleman Needs A Miracle: Politico

Politico | Josh Kraushaar Josh Kraushaar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three months after Election Day, the Minnesota showdown between Al Franken and Norm Coleman continues, and the ever-changing storyline has now settled...

Franken Comes To Washington, Prepares To Be Seated

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Entertainer Al Franken (D-Minn.) will spend the next two days in Washington readying himself to serve in the Senate, a move that comes even as the con...

Minnesota Court Weighs Seating Franken Temporarily

Minnesota Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As both sides hurled taunts and accusations Wednesday, lawyers for DFLer Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman braced for a showdown today in the sta...

NH-Sen & MN-Sen: Bipartisanship

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

In desperately clinging to the myth that votes were widely double-counted, the Coleman camp repeats the concept "one man, one vote."

The Minnesota Senate Election Contest - Live!

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The Minnesota Senate Election Contest has begun! The three-judge panel will convene each weekeday from 9 AM - 4:30 PM (in Central time), and we'll be...

Video: Franken Victory Speech

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake


Norm Coleman Speaks at 3pm CT- Watch It Live Here

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The UpTake, which has been covering the recount in Minnesota live for nearly two months now, will of course cover Norm Coleman's press conference live at 3pm CT.

Senate Dems May Try To Seat Franken

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Coleman's Senate office has been ordered closed, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: With the recount battle still underway, the doors to ...

I Wonder If Al Franken Still Is Dismissive of Election Fraud Now

Mark Crispin Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Crispin Miller

'm trying very hard to keep from gloating inwardly about Al Franken's plight, since, from Election Day, 2004, he has always pointedly denied the evidence of fraud by the Republicans.

A Long Night's Journey into Day in Minneapolis

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

Though I lived in Minneapolis for a year to produce Al Franken's radio show, I am not an expert on local politics. But I do know that his Senate contest that was a statistical toss-up on Election Day remains one right now.

Al Franken: From Comedian To Serious Contender

Washington Post | Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken settled into the Wagon Wheel Cafe and for 45 uninterrupted minutes talked with a handful of Minnesota farmers about the promise of cellulos...

Al Franken Edges Out Sen. Coleman In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken may be disappointed that Jesse Ventura isn't running for Senate in Minnesota. But the comedian-turned-politician gets some good news in a n...

Al Franken Wins Senate Endorsement In Minnesota

AP | PATRICK CONDON and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Al Franken won a resounding endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday from Minnesota Democrats, quickly dispatching with co...

Al Franken Launches First Senate Campaign Ads

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From Minnesota's Duluth Journal: Al Franken for Senate announced today that two television ads will begin running on all four major broadcast network...