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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...

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...

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.

GOP Sen.: Coleman-Franken Race Could Take "Years"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Texas Sen. John Cornyn is threatening "World War III" if Democrats try to seat Al Franken in the Senate before Norm Coleman can pursue his case throug...

Norm Coleman's Lawyer: He's Going To Lose Trial

Hotline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Friedberg, attorney for former Sen. Norm Coleman's recount effort, seemed to suggest in a MN radio interview yesterday that Democrat Al Franken wi...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Al Franken's a Senator Now -- But is He a Bigger Laugh than Burris?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

Compared to Burris, Mr. Franken's declared victory in the seemingly endless Minnesota senate battle has generated some cheering, for sure, but surprisingly little laughing or hilarity. And what a shame that is.

Fox News Finds Typo, Blames Liberal Conspiracy

FiveThirtyEight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who was this ballot cast for? Norm Coleman, right? No, this is not a trick question. Unless your name is John Lott, Jr., Ph.D. and you just publishe...

Coleman Vote-Gaining Maneuver Only Helps Franken Expand Lead

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here is an astoundingly funny blooper from today's Minnesota state canvass board meeting: The Coleman campaign tried out an interesting maneuver on ba...

Franken Passes Coleman In Recount

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The intense scrutiny of "voter intent" resumed this morning by a five-member board charged with directing Minn...

Coleman Lawyers Up In FBI Probe

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman is getting some help with his FBI investigation: Four of Minnesota's biggest...

Norm Coleman Seeks To Stop Minnesota Recount

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken won a major procedural victory in the Minnesota Senate recount Friday, when the state canvassing board declared that rejected absentee ball...

Franken Loses Absentee Ballot Appeal In MN Recount

St. Paul Pioneer Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The state Canvassing Board today rejected Democrat Al Franken's request to count absentee ballots his campaign says were wrongly rejected by poll judg...