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Gerry Smith

Senator Calls On Carrier IQ To Explain Mobile Tracking Software | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on a developer to provide details of hidden software installed on smartphones that logs numerous details about us...

Some Lessons Learned In Dean Kagan's Senate Classroom

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

I don't think we're always going to agree with everything she does, but we now know the Court will be getting someone who is committed to fundamental principles of fairness.

Unprecedented and Inexcusable Obstructionism

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

How does a small group of Republican Senators manage to hold up the confirmation process? They continually refuse to vote on nominations, force cloture votes, and place anonymous holds on nominees.

Sam Stein

Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment May Be Stripped By Senior Dem, Sources Say | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An amendment that would prevent the government from working with contractors who denied victims of assault the right to bring their case to court is i...

Sam Stein

Franken Gets His First Amendment Passed By Roll Call Vote | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After operating largely under the radar during his first few months in office, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is slowly beginning to make political ripples...

Al Franken, Perry Mason, and Health Care: An Unlikely Trilogy

Kristina Brittenham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Brittenham

At some point, we probably rooted for the same outcome of the episode, the same ending to the movie. Yet some of us are running this country now, while the rest of us are watching the news, wondering when our elected officials will get their acts together.

Senator Franken Relishes Policy Role In New Position

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Just weeks into his Senate term, Al Franken's portfolio compares favorably to any of the Senate's freshman members. He loves policy...

Franken Blasts Supreme Court During Sotomayor Vote

The Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken spewed fire and Amy Klobuchar threw brimstone this morning at the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the ...

This Preposterous Week in Review: Michael Bay, Al Franken and Joe Jackson!

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Slansky

Here's my look at this wild week: An index of people, places, things and why you should care about them.

Franken: Senate "Going To Try" To Seat Him

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's no joke: Senate Democrats are moving toward letting comedian Al Franken join the chamber while Republican Norm Coleman's elect...

Franken Declared Senate Victor In Minnesota

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota board on Monday certified results showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate recount over Republi...

Recounting 2,920,214 Or More Votes. Live Video Coverage All Day

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Norm Coleman has already claimed victory, but will his 216 vote lead hold up to a recount?