Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer,
producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from
Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as
a performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). After
decades as a ...
Dec 7, 2017 ... WASHINGTON — Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, in an emotional speech on
the Senate floor, announced on Thursday that he would resign from Congress,
the most prominent figure in a growing list of lawmakers felled by charges of
sexual harassment or indiscretions. At turns defiant and mournful but ...
Nov 17, 2017 ... As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be
expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that
he forced his tongue down a woman's throat, accompanied by a photo of him
grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps.
Feb 23, 2018 ... That's how the former U.S. Senator answers the question in a letter to supporters
that arrived in inboxes Friday morning. In January, the Minneapolis Democrat
resigned in the middle of his second term amid allegations of sexually
inappropriate behavior from multiple women. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed ...
Dec 9, 2017 ... Long before he became a senator, Al Franken was a liberal hero for the way he
stuck it to Republicans. And so it was perhaps inevitable that, even as he
resigned from the Senate in disgrace this week, he couldn't resist a parting shot. “
I of all people,” Franken said on the Senate floor, “am aware that there ...
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 ...
On a recent October afternoon, Democratic Sen. Al Franken mistakenly ambled
toward the Mansfield Room, where the party in control — namely Republicans —
meets weekly to hash out strategy. “I keep thinking we're in the majority,” the
second-term Franken chuckled to a colleague as he changed course to the
Feb 19, 2018 ... Newsweek has retracted its story about a conservative botnet effort to force the
resignation of Senator Al Franken. The initial report was based on research
conducted by Unhack The Vote, a group examining outside influence in U.S.
elections and politics. It alleged that a "decidedly alt-right" botnet ...
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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.