Embattled Franken To Make A Statement

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken is set to make a statement Thursday about his future in office, following a raft of allegations he touched women inappropriately and dozens of his Democratic colleagues calling for him to step aside.

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    03/18/2018 - 10:00 pm | View Link
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    03/15/2018 - 6:01 am | View Link
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    03/12/2018 - 1:11 am | View Link
  • Contracts of silence
    The scandals have touched scions of the right (Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly) and darlings of liberal elites (Al Franken, Charlie Rose). And in all the mess, in all the arguments about whose job it was to fix this situation, whether the burden was on men to ...
    02/13/2018 - 2:23 am | View Link
  • Tina Smith joins a busy Congress, stepping in for embattled Al Franken
    WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - From Lt. Governor to the U.S. Senate. Tina Smith (D-MN) is now the junior senator from Minnesota. Taking over for the embattled Al Franken (D-MN) faced with allegations of sexual harassment, Smith's swearing in starts a new chapter ...
    01/5/2018 - 6:07 am | View Link
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  • Al Franken's Fantastic Non-Apology
    Earlier this month, the embattled Minnesota Senator Al Franken (D) announced that he would resign amid a growing whirlwind of sexual misconduct claims. For the most ...
    03/16/2018 - 9:05 pm | View Website
  • Sen. Joe Manchin Says Sen. Al Franken Should Not Resign | Time
    One Democratic senator says embattled Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who announced he would resign earlier in December, was mistreated by his colleagues.
    12/18/2017 - 12:02 pm | View Website
  • Al Franken resigning 'in the coming weeks'
    Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced on the Senate floor Thursday.
    12/7/2017 - 6:10 am | View Website
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    Senator Al Franken is set to announce whether or not he will resign Thursday, and some say his replacement could be Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith of Minnesota.
    12/7/2017 - 5:34 am | View Website
  • Senate Democrats Call for Al Franken to Resign
    Democratic senators, starting with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, called on embattled Senator Al Franken to resign Wednesday as a result of the increasing ...
    12/6/2017 - 12:09 pm | View Website
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