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Sen Al Franken

Another Brick in the Wall: Supreme Court Shields Corporations From the Law (As Usual)

Nan Aron | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Italian Colors ruling is not an isolated event. We are rapidly approaching a time when there is a private set of laws for big corporations, created and enforced by and for themselves and separate from the system that governs the rest of us.

Zach Carter

Another Senator Questions Justice's Prosecution Of Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for more information about the Justice Department's prose...

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Gets Support Calling for Accountability for Torture

Coleen Rowley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

In connection with the 10 year anniversary of the shameful "torture memos," peace and human rights activists in Minnesota managed to get their Congresspersons and Senators to declare torture is wrong and, in varying degrees, touch on the need for accountability.

Dave Jamieson

After Historic Supreme Court Loss, Betty Dukes Still Fighting Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Betty Dukes works as a greeter at the Pittsburg, Calif., Walmart, what the world's largest retailer refers to as store #1615. She clocks...

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

Mobile Phone Tracking Highlights Need For Baseline Privacy Law

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Using mobile devices should not mean that consumers are forced to relinquish control of data about them to a weak and unclear legal environment.

Staring at Superman

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

On Tuesday, the President will deliver his State of the Union Address. In all likelihood, education will be a prominent consideration, sparking a national debate and setting the cogs of Congress into motion.

Sen. Al Franken: We Have a Free Speech Problem

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Al Franken warned a packed house in Minneapolis that the corporate takeover of our media, and the government's failure to stop it, is one of the most important issues of our time.

Hate Radio and the War on Immigration

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

Anti-immigrant rhetoric is ramping up on the public airwaves. That's why AZ Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) told me he is targeting the media as a significant factor in the escalating war over immigration reform.

Glenn Beck Pays Al Franken A Compliment (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck gave an unexpected -- albeit long-winded and backhanded -- compliment to Senator Al Franken on his radio program Wednesday morning. Beck ad...

No Joke -- Franken is a Senator

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Too bad Sen. Al Franken is being held-up by Senate Leadership before he gets to join the health care debate.