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Mike McFadden Defeated In Minnesota Senate Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Businessman Mike McFadden TKTK Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in one of the nation's lowest-profile Senate contests on Tuesday. McFadden, a co-CEO of a...

Al Franken Wins Re-Election To Congress

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) TKTK Republican challenger Mike McFadden in one of the nation's lowest-profile Senate contests on Tuesday. Franken, a fo...

Al Franken Defeats Republican Mike McFadden In Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) defeated Republican challenger Mike McFadden in one of the nation's lowest-profile Senate contests, NBC and ABC projected on...

McFadden Wins Race To Challenge Franken

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

Investment banker Mike McFadden won Tuesday's Republican primary to challenge Al Franken (D-Minn.) for his Senate seat, the Associated Press reports. ...

GOP Candidate Refuses To Answer Basic Questions About Minimum Wage, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Republican financial executive Mike McFadden, who hopes to challenge Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in November, avoided giving specific answers about his ...

Tea Party Activists Appear To Tell GOP Senate Candidate To 'Go To Hell'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

A group of tea party activists don't appear to be too fond of the GOP frontrunner in Minnesota's 2014 Senate race. In a video obtained by The Huffi...

Liberty or Security -- Why Can't We Have Both?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

So much blood was lost in the name of freedom, yet here we are several generations later, fearful of Islamic terrorism and blandly accepting the serious erosion of our civil liberties with barely a murmur of dissent.

The Corporatists - Running the Nut House from Bizarro World

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 02.17.2010 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

With virtually infinite resources, corporate America has had a grip on the executive and legislative branches of government for some time.

From Stand-Up Comic to Stand-Up Guy: The Long, Strange Trip of Al Franken

John Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Eskow

It's been a tremendous journey from Saturday Night Live to the Senate floor, from dissing Kissinger to defending veterans, from Gilda Radner to Jamie Lee Jones.

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...

Franken: "I'm Ready To Get To Work"

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — Democrat Al Franken has arrived in Washington offering no jokes _ just a promise that he is "ready to get to work." The forme...

The Franken Factor (and Counting to 60)

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

As harsh as this may seem, maybe it is time for Ted Kennedy to resign from the Senate and let the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appoint a healthy successor.

Harry Reid: 60 Votes Doesn't Mean Anything

New York Times | CARL HULSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We have 60 votes on paper," Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, said Wednesday in an interview. "But we cannot bulldoze anybody; it doesn't work...

Franken:`I'm Not Going To Waste This chance'

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Now that Al Franken is headed for the Senate, which Franken will show up in Washington? Will it be the passionate, sometimes ...

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?

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?

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...

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...

Franken Meets With Senate Dems, Gets Standing Ovation

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken met with Senate Democrats Tuesday afternoon to "get plugged in" to the Democratic caucus and to give them an update on Minnesota's conteste...

Franken: Minnesota Supreme Court Rejects Bid To Be Seated

AP | ELIZABETH DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday blocked Democrat Al Franken's petition for an election certificate that would put him in...

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...

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.

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...

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...