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Al Franken
Name : Al Franken
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Date of Birth : 1951-05-21
Place of Birth : New York, New York
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Comedian,Political Commentators,Political Speaker News
Brief Bio : Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an Emmy Award–winning American comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, radio host and, recently, politician. He is noted for his work... - More...
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Franken keynotes Roe v. Wade event
By Andy Birkey, Minnesota Independent - Sen. Al Franken was the keynote speaker at the Roe v. Wade 37th Anniversary Luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon. Franken has championed several bills to address reproductive inequalities, including the much talked about “anti-rape amendment.” He’s one of the top recipients of campaign funds from reproductive rights groups.

But his appearance at the event was attacked (predictably) by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, an anti-abortion group.

“Senator Franken should not be celebrating the deadly Roe v. Wade decision as keynote speaker at a NARAL luncheon,” Scott Fischbach, MCCL executive director, said in a statement on Tuesday. “As Senator Franken rejoices
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Posted 2/2/2010 12:02:04 AM | Permalink
Franken funds leave opponents in the dust
Politico - Washington, DC, USA - If anyone had doubts about the seriousness of comedian Al Franken's campaign to represent Minnesota in the Senate, his latest fundraising numbers go a long way toward showing his campaign is no laughing matter.

Or, as Franken creation Stuart Smalley might put it: Doggone it, voters seem to like him!

Franken outraised Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in the second quarter by about $300,000, banking $1.9 million to the incumbent's $1.6 million. He raised money from all of the state's 87 counties, and from 27,790 individual contributors. He outdistanced his main Democratic rival, attorney Mike Ciresi, in fundraising by nearly a 3-to-1 margin.

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Posted 7/12/2007 06:07:42 AM | Permalink
Rumble in Minnesota: Al Franken vs. Norm Coleman for US Senate
North Star Writers Group - Grand Rapids,MI,USA - Sixteen months before voters go to the polls, the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race heated up last week when a local "marijuana activist" named Norm Kent posted a letter on the Web in which he alleged that, when he and Republican Sen. Norm Coleman were undergraduates at Hofstra University, Kent had once seen Coleman light up a joint while standing atop a building during an anti-war protest.

Was this damaging to Coleman? Sort of. But then again, the Democrat-turned-Republican has never made much of a secret of his hippie youth, and besides, his potential opponent, Al Franken, was associated with "Saturday
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Posted 7/9/2007 12:07:03 AM | Permalink
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How Would Al Franken Question Attorney General Nominee William Barr?  Slate

Two years ago, during Jeff Sessions' hearing to become Donald Trump's attorney general, then-Sen. Al Franken questioned the nominee about whether he was ...

Steve Chapman: Kirsten Gillibrand faces the Al Franken backlash  Omaha World-Herald

On Nov. 15, 2017, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke at a news conference about a bill to reform the handling of sexual harassment allegations from Capitol Hill ...

Kirsten Gillibrand's First Iowa Endorsement Is Inspired By Her Call For Al Franken's Resignation  BuzzFeed News

The first transgender chair of the Stonewall Caucus of the Iowa Democratic Party gave Gillibrand her support, citing Gillibrand's decision to call on Al Franken to ...

Wrong About Franken, Right About Trump in 2018  Bloomberg

As has been my habit, before I get to my predictions for the coming year, I offer a scorecard for how I did on my predictions for the past year. This seems to me an ...

2020 Vision: Gillibrand's Franken problem, Beto's 'funk' and why Biden's history with Warren may come back to haunt him  Yahoo News

Welcome to 2020 Vision, the new Yahoo News column covering the presidential race. Reminder: There are 383 days until the Iowa caucuses and 656 days until ...

Bill Maher Has Sexual-Harassment Meltdown on 'Real Time'  The Daily Beast

The HBO host appeared to minimize the allegations of sexual harassment in Bernie Sanders' campaign, saying, “It didn't seem like it was the worst kind of ...

Al Franken reflects on the 'experience of women in this country' in Thanksgiving post  CNN

Former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken took to Facebook Thanksgiving morning to reflect on "the experience of women in this country" almost a year after he ...

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