News Results for Al Franken
Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, producer
, and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Minnesota since
2009. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a performer on the
television comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). After decades as an actor
12 hours ago ... Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the
Nov 17, 2017 ... On Thursday, Leeann Tweeden, a radio host and former model, came forward
with the accusation that Senator Al Franken of Minnesota had kissed her against
her will during a 2006 United Service Organizations trip to Kuwait, Iraq, and
Afghanistan. In a story posted to the website of Los Angeles's KABC ...
6 days ago ... Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that
he touched women inappropriately, he announced on the Senate floor Thursday.
Nov 20, 2017 ... A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN
that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.
12 hours ago ... Minnesota Lt. Gov Tina Smith was appointed Wednesday to fill the Senate seat
vacated by Al Franken, who announced last week he'd resign amid mounting
sexual harassment allegations. Gov. Mark Dayton was expected to tap his
longtime political ally to the seat, and has set a special election for next ...
Dec 6, 2017 ... Al Franken's support among his fellow Democrats appeared to collapse as a
group of female senators called upon him to resign amid sex misconduct
6 days ago ... (CNN) Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood
among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to
many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent
from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.
6 days ago ... Sen. Franken's forced resignation might have helped Democrats politically, but
what he's accused of is still unacceptable.
10 hours ago ... Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday that his lieutenant
governor, Tina Smith, will replace Al Franken after the Democratic senator
formally resigns. Under state law, Smith will hold Franken's seat until the 2018
election. The winner of that election will finish the remainder of Franken's term, ...
Nov 16, 2017 ... Shortly after Leeann Tweeden went public with allegations that Al Franken had
groped her during a USO tour through the Middle East in 2006, the Minnesota
Democrat released a statement.
Nov 17, 2017 ... A female radio news anchor said Thursday that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al
Franken groped and "forcibly kissed" her without her consent during an overseas
USO tour in 2006, two years before Franken was elected to the Senate.
6 days ago ... Facing a string of sexual misconduct allegations and mounting pressure from
fellow Democrats, Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday he will leave office in
the coming weeks. But Franken, a former comedian, didn't go down without
taking some scathing parting shots at President Donald Trump and ...
Nov 27, 2017 ... On Monday afternoon, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized.
Dec 6, 2017 ... It looks like Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will become the latest casualty of the "
Harvey Weinstein effect."