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Franken quits US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

Washington - US Senator Al Franken said Thursday he will resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, becoming the second prominent Democrat forced out in a week over the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country.

Top Democrat faces investigation for groping radio host

Washington - US Democratic Senator Al Franken, once tipped as a future presidential candidate, apologized profusely to a female radio host he is accused of groping and welcomed a congressional investigation into his conduct Thursday.

Op-Ed: Biden campaigns with Franken? Really?

VP Joe Biden has chosen a rather odd campaign partner while traveling around the country stumping for votes with. Sen Al Franken, who was famous for his "rape joke" regarding Lesley Stahl. Nice timing Joe.

Franken declared winner, gives Dems Super Majority in U.S. Senate

The Minnesota Supreme Court declared Al Franken the victor of a hotly contested Senate race. The victory gives U.S. Senate Democrats, for all intents and purposes, a filibuster-proof majority.

Coleman Appeals Franken Ruling Again Special

After more than five months since a close election race in Minnesota, and a decision in favour of Franken in the lower courts, Coleman files an appeal to take the decision to the MN Supreme Court.

Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Seat that Coleman Challenges

The race may be over, but the contest isn't. There is apt to be a lengthy challenge to Al Franken's declared win of the Senate seat of Minnesota. But the challenge will take time.

Op-Ed: The Mire in Minnesota

More judicial involvement in a US election. This is the type of thing that can be found in Haiti or in Africa. But since 2000, more and more elections are decided from the bench.

Franken Confident of Senate Victory as Final Ballots Counted

Things are looking up for former comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Al Franken. The Senate candidate currently holds a small lead over his rival, incumbent Minnesota Senator, Norm Coleman.

Gore –Bush Saga, Now Franken- Coleman: Will Minnesota Increase Power for Dems?

Another type of Bush-Gore challenge is playing out in Minnesota where it appears that Franken may have Coleman down for the count, ala Jesse Ventura

MN Sen. Norm Coleman Bars 'Citizen Journalists' at TheUptake.Org Again

For the third time in the last month, MN Sen. Norm Coleman barred access to self described 'citizen journaliist' outlet TheUptake.Org. On top of curiosity about the recount, a discussion of whether 'citizen journalism' is indeed, journalism will emerge.

Franken-Coleman Debate: Sunday Night Live, Tuesday Night Reckoning

Sun. night Senate candidate Al Franken (DFL), boosted by recent poll numbers & a previous day campaigning w/ fmr VP Al Gore, faced off against incumbent Sen Coleman (R) and Dean Barkley (Ind).Gore emphasized the Nov. 4 election will be one of "reckoning".

Expect The Possibility of a Senator Al Franken Of Minnesota In Near-Future

Due to a recent turn of events, there is the strong possibility that former comedian and Saturday Night Live performer Al Franken could be the next US Senator of Minnesota.

Republican Blogger Wreaking Havoc on Al Franken's Senate Campaign

Senate candidate Al Franken wants to talk about jobs, health care and global warming. Republican blogger Michael Brodkorb wants to talk about Franken's failure to pay all his income taxes on time. Guess which everyone is talking about?
 

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