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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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Gillibrand says she misses Al Franken after playing prominent role in calling for his resignation  Fox News

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said she misses her former colleague, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., but stood by her decision to call for his resignation as he faced ...

The specter of Al Franken looms over new Joe Biden accusation  The Washington Post

The forced resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in 2017 had always seemed likely to loom over the 2020 Democratic presidential race. The role of one of the ...

Gillibrand campaign links low fundraising to Al Franken backlash: memo | TheHill  The Hill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign suggested Sunday that the campaign's low first-quarter fundraising totals could be partly attributed to ...

Joe Biden's Al Franken problem  Washington Examiner

Joe Biden has an Al Franken problem. Though he hasn't even officially announced he's running for president, on Friday Biden was hit with the first of what could ...

Don't Give Joe Biden the Al Franken Treatment, Democrats  The Daily Beast

To cast Joe Biden into the #MeToo wilderness before the first primary vote is cast would be to ignore not just the whole history of politics—whose practitioners ...

The Last Laugh: Sarah Silverman on Al Franken, Louis CK, Losing Her Hulu Show and More  The Daily Beast

In the premiere episode of 'The Last Laugh' podcast, Sarah Silverman speaks out for the first time about her Hulu show's cancelation and goes to bat for her ...

'Voters will have to decide' about Biden, says Gillibrand, who led #MeToo charge to oust Franken  Fox News

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a 2020 presidential candidate who has been a champion of the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, struggled ...

18 months later, MeToo work carries on  Star Tribune

About 18 months ago, Minnesota politics experienced convulsive change after former Sen. Al Franken and two state lawmakers were accused of various types ...

Gillibrand Posts Dismal Quarter At $3 Million, Blames Al Franken  The Daily Caller

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's 2020 presidential campaign reported disappointing first-quarter fundraising results Sunday, raising only $3 ...

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