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Honoring Paul Wellstone's Legacy: Fighting Like Hell for Health Care Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Many Senators referred to Paul as "The Conscience of the Senate." Only 5 feet 4 inches tall and with a severe limp, Wellstone would stand on the floor of the Senate and rail against corporate interests.

WATCH: Congratulations, Senator Franken!

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan


Sam Stein

Klobuchar: Minnesota Needs A Second Senator | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the past five months, Senator Amy Klobuchar has been operating alone, without a second senator from her home state to help handle the responsibili...

Dear Marty Fleck: My Wife Wants the Senate to Be Fillibuster-proof!

Bill Scheft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Scheft

The people of Minnesota have spoken. And spoken. Gone fishing, come back and spoken again. They want full representation in Washington. They want a new voice.

Norm Coleman Defends Legal Efforts: Not Thinking About My Political Future

Minneapolis Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Norm Coleman said he will appeal Democrat Al Franken's court victory in the U.S. Senate race next week. But for now, he said, he's hoping t...

Norm Coleman's Appeal Being Funded By Lobbyists

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of several dozen of the most influential business lobbyists in Washington is vowing to raise and spend whatever it takes to bankroll Norm Col...

Mr. Coleman Doesn't Go to Washington

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Norm Coleman has gone from a man of infinite phony-baloney social charm to a demanding, insistent, miserably drunk guest who doesn't know when to leave.

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?

DNC Chair: Coleman Should Concede

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC Chair Tim Kaine called Tuesday for Norm Coleman to concede the Minnesota Senate race to Al Franken, after a three-judge panel declared Franken th...

Judge In Coleman-Franken Case Donated To Coleman Campaigns

MyDD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, I took a look at the political leanings of the five Minnesota Supreme Court Justices who will decide Republican Norm Coleman's likely appea...

Sam Stein

Franken Picks Up 87 Votes; Frustration With Coleman Grows | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The news keeps getting worse for Norm Coleman, with a counting of previously-rejected ballots on Tuesday only adding to his deficit and a growing numb...

Minnesota's US Senate Election - What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The Minnesota election contest has been a soap opera, drawing thousands of viewers from all over the country every day.

Court Ruling Deals Blow To Norm Coleman

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A three judge state panel convened to review an election contest brought by former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in his race against entertainer Al ...

Bush V. Gore Redux: Republicans Urging Coleman To Go To Supreme Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A state court could rule any day now on Norm Coleman's challenge to Al Franken's 225-vote lead in Minnesota, but the race may be far from over no matt...

More Bad News For Coleman: Ballot Pool Shrinks

Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the end, the pool turned out to be pretty shallow. Republican Norm Coleman had hoped an inspection of hundreds of secrecy envelopes holding reject...

Coleman Wants Do-Over: Lawyers Ask That Election Be 'Set Aside' Altogether

Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For more than a month, Norm Coleman stressed flaws in Minnesota's election system. And on Monday, Coleman lawyer Jim Langdon wrote the three-judge pa...

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.

Norm Coleman 'Rests His Case'

Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman's lawyers rested their case in the U.S. Senate recount trial this afternoon, clearing the way for Al Franken's attorneys to begin their c...

Coleman Signals Support For Do-Over Election

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The talk from the Coleman campaign about how the Minnesota election results are unreliable, and that a do-over election could be an option, has now go...

RNC Puts $250K Into Coleman Recount

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee has transferred $250,000 to the Minnesota GOP to help pay legal fees in Norm Coleman's ongoing recount battle agains...

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...

7 Days: Franken on Franken, Air America, "Senator Maddow" & More

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Senator-elect Al Franken hasn't spoken to the national media since November -- until now.

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: Call Me 'Senator-Elect'

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fight over Minnesota's Senate seat is still making its way through the legal system, but Democrat Al Franken's staff on Monday began publicly call...

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...