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Minnesota Decision: Supreme Court Says Rules For Franken, Coleman Concedes

AP/Huffington Post | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Sen...

Coleman v Franken: The Appeal, June 1, 9 AM

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Rumors say that the judges will roll out their decision around the 4th of July, though there isn't substance to that particular date. The bigger question will be: will Pawlenty - now rumored to be running for Prez - sign the certificate?

Tim Pawlenty Will "Fight Like Hell" For Coleman: Minnesota Republicans

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican activists remain confident that Minnesota's Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty will help Norm Coleman continue his fight to be declared the winne...

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...

Franken Won Most Senate Votes, Minnesota Court Rules

The Huffington Post/AP | SAM STEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Minnesota court confirmed Monday that Democrat Al Franken won the most votes in his 2008 Senate race against Republican Norm Coleman, who immediatel...

April 6, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Richard Valeriani

Alaskan volcano Mount Redoubt erupts. Volcanic ash so thick over Anchorage, Sarah Palin can't see Russia from her front porch.

Franken's Fate In Hands Of GOP Gov. Pawlenty

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The legal fight between Al Franken and Norm Coleman is headed to the desk of Gov. Tim Pawlenty -- a no-win predicament for a Minnesota Republican with...

New Franken Ruling, Civil Rights Coalition Backing Boosts Pro-Union Bill

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Tuesday's court decision favoring Al Franken in the disputed Minnesota Senate race also serves as a boon to the ongoing fight over the Employee Free Choice Act.

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...

Sam Stein

Minnesota Paper That Endorsed Coleman Scoffs At Re-Do Election | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Minnesota newspaper that endorsed Norm Coleman for Senate is calling on state officials to ignore the former Senator's call to overturn the election...

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...

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...

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...

Sam Stein

GOP Bigwigs Holding Fundraiser For Coleman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's some new evidence that the national Republican Party is more than eager to keep bankrolling Norm Coleman's legal challenges to Minnesota's Sena...

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...

Coleman: "God Wants Me To Serve"

Smart Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Al Franken remains fairly elusive, Norm Coleman is keeping a high profile these days as his court challenge of the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount...

Coleman Seizes On Newfound Ballots In Recount

Twin Cities | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perry Mason, meet Rachel Smith. Smith, the top elections official in Anoka County, dropped a minor bombshell Thursday in the courtroom where a lawsui...

Coleman Defends New Job: He Needs The Money

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman has a strong interest in convincing voters that he hasn't given up hope of returning for a second Senate term. But as the fight over Minn...

Sam Stein

Coleman Victory: Thousands More Ballots To Be Considered | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Minnesota election court ruled on Tuesday that nearly 4,800 rejected absentee ballots should be reexamined in the process of determining the winne...