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Minnesota Senate Race

Coleman Asks For More Time To File Appeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman today proposed a more leisurely schedule for his election appeal than Al Franken wants, asking that oral arguments in the case be held no...

Alana Peterson: Al Franken Picks His First Senate Staffer

Washington Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Al Franken may not yet be a senator, but that did not stop him from naming his first Senate staffer Monday--a Minnesota state director "to en...

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.

Coleman Legal Bills Pile Up

Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman is facing massive legal bills. The former senator took another substantial financial hit yesterday when the three-judge panel presiding ...

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...

GOP Silent On Minnesota Senate Ruling

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released statements last night congratulating Al Franken and ratc...

Franken Ruled Winner, Again

Aaron Keyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Keyak

Yesterday's ruling by the Minnesota Court that Franken won the election, not only puts Minnesota closer to getting a second Senator, but further damages whatever political future Norm Coleman has left.

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...

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...

Senate Republicans Urge Coleman To Take Election Case To US Supreme Court

The Hill | J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are backing their beleaguered colleague in Minnesota, saying former Sen. Norm Coleman should push his election case all the way to ...

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.

An Almanac Of Sore Losers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to reports from top Republicans, Norm Coleman's legal battle for his Minnesota Senate seat could continue all the way to the Supreme Court, ...

Norm Coleman: Sore Loserman

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Norm Coleman is a sore loser. Why won't the press say so?...

Aristotle and the Minnesota Senate Seat

Tom Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerety

What we do not need -- and should not tolerate -- is a dithering quest for perfection in elections -- like the one still underway in Minnesota.

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...

GOP Dead Set Against 59th Democratic Senator, Especially If It's Franken

Politico | MANU RAJU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Having just seen what President Barack Obama can do with 58 Democrats in the Senate, Republicans are more determined than ever to keep him from gettin...

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...

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...

Coleman Aiming For A Do-Over Election?

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Coleman team appears to be laying out a continued strategy of casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Minnesota election result by pointing to a fu...

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."

Live Video: Coleman v Franken US Senate Seat Trial

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Watch: Former US Senator Norm Coleman's campaign is in court today trying to convince a three judge panel to overturn Al Franken's 225 vote lead in Minnesota's US Senate race.

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...