Al Franken

USA TODAY
December 07, 2017 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken, a rising political star only weeks ago, reluctantly announced Thursday he’s resigning from Congress, succumbing to a torrent of sexual harassment allegations and evaporating support from fellow Democrats. But he fired a defiant parting shot at President Donald...
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December 07, 2017 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) today announced he is resigning from the U.S. Senate, "in the coming weeks." Franken has been under pressure to resign his seat since being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. This week, a former Democratic congressional aide said Franken tried...
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USA TODAY
December 06, 2017 - 11:04 am
(AP) _ The Latest on Sen. Al Franken and sexual misconduct allegations (all times local): 11:44 a.m. Female senators are calling on fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign. Franken's office says he will have an announcement on Thursday. In Facebook posts and Tweets, the women said the two-term...
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November 30, 2017 - 11:01 am
A day after he was fired as the highly-acclaimed host of the “Today’s Show” by NBC, Matt Lauer has issued an apology that was read by co-host Savannah Guthrie: "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am...
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November 29, 2017 - 9:34 pm
(WWL.com) The Today Show Host Matt Lauer is now another prominent name in media who has been fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct. LSU Health New Orleans Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Michelle Many says after seeing so many well-known names in entertainment and politics accused of sexual...
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USA TODAY
November 16, 2017 - 11:21 am
(AP) _ The Latest on an allegation of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 11 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Ethics Committee should review complaints against Democratic Sen. Al Franken after allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a...
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October 31, 2017 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated U.S. senators harshly criticized representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google at a hearing Tuesday for not doing more to prevent Russian agents interfering with the American political process as early as 2015. At one point, Sen. Al Franken shook his head after he...
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June 02, 2017 - 12:26 pm
Kathy Griffin's attorney says the comedian has been contacted by the Secret Service in the wake of her controversial photo shoot in which she posed with the likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head. Attorney Lisa Bloom says Griffin has retained a criminal attorney, who also appeared at a...
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