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Al Franken

  1. sexism
    Democratic Women Fear America Not Ready for a Woman As PresidentIt may take a midterm win driven by women to convince Democrats that it’s not risky to run a woman against Trump in 2020.
  2. keith ellison
    Franken Resignation Casts Long Shadow on Keith EllisonDemocrats, especially in Minnesota, don’t want Ellison to suffer Franken’s fate, but also don’t want a double standard.
  3. democratic donor drama
    Gillibrand Doesn’t Care If Dem Donors Are Mad About How She Handled Al Franken“If standing up for women who have been wronged makes George Soros mad, that’s on him.”
  4. sexual harassment
    Bill Clinton Calls Al Franken’s Resignation a ‘Grievous Thing’“I think the norms have really changed in terms of, what you can do to somebody against their will.”
  5. louis c.k.
    Sarah Silverman Defends Louis C.K.: ‘He’s My Brother, So It’s Hard’“I may not have a very clear perspective on it, but I’m trying to.”
  6. Former W. Bush Ethics Lawyer Running for Franken’s Senate Seat as a DemocratRichard Painter, a lifelong Republican, is expected to challenge Senator Tina Smith, who was appointed to the seat when Franken resigned.
  7. The Most Boring Man in Minnesota Is Running for Governor AgainAfter repeatedly whiffing in national politics, Tim Pawlenty is running for governor again.
  8. signs
    Are You There God? It’s Me, MicheleMichele Bachmann didn’t “get a sense from the Lord” she should run for Al Franken’s vacated Senate seat.
  9. Like a Lot of Republicans, Pawlenty Is Giving a 2018 Senate Race a PassAn open Senate seat in his home state wasn’t enough to lure the former governor and self-styled “Sam’s Club Republican” into another race.
  10. questions
    Michele Bachmann Has Asked God If She Should Run for Al Franken’s Senate SeatThe former congresswoman and failed presidential candidate is weighing a return to politics, if God gives her the go-ahead.
  11. Michele Bachmann Has Asked God If She Should Run for Al Franken’s SeatThe former congresswoman and failed presidential candidate is weighing a return to politics, if God gives her the go-ahead.
  12. resignations
    Emotional Al Franken Makes His First Public Speech to SupportersSince resigning from office earlier this month.
  13. resignations
    Al Franken Announces His Official Resignation DateHe will be replaced by Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor, Tina Smith.
  14. no
    Former Trump Adviser Says He Has It Worse Than Harassment VictimsCarter Page said Al Franken’s victims “would most likely prefer being briefly groped” to what he’s gone through.
  15. bad quotes
    Matt Damon Is Sharing All His Bad Opinions on Sexual Misconduct“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior.”
  16. bad quotes
    Matt Damon Is Sharing All His Bad Opinions on Sexual Misconduct“I do believe that there’s a spectrum of behavior.”
  17. Democrat Tina Smith Will Replace Franken in the Senate — and Wants to Run in ’18She’ll become the 22nd woman currently serving in the Senate, and is planning on running in 2018.
  18. naughty list
    Kids on SNL Ask Santa About Roy Moore and Al FrankenThey’re on Santa’s naughty list.
  19. Arizona Congressman Resigns for —Wait, What Was That Again?Though the story is still unspooling, it looks like Trent Franks may have asked female staffers to serve as birth surrogates.
  20. sexual harassment
    Al Franken Resigning Was the Right Thing to Do. It’s Also Infuriating.Franken announced he will be leaving the Senate in the coming weeks.
  21. politics
    Senator Al Franken Has Resigned Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct“There is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office.”
  22. Franken Resigns Without Confessing Any WrongdoingAfter announcing he would step down “in the coming weeks,” Franken blasts Trump and Roy Moore for not facing such repercussions.
  23. Franken Resigns Without Confessing Any WrongdoingAfter announcing he would step down “in the coming weeks,” Franken blasts Trump and Roy Moore for not facing such repercussions.
  24. Female Lieutenant Governor Poised to Take Franken’s SeatIf the Minnesota senator resigns, Tina Smith is expected to take his place in the Senate — but only for one year.
  25. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Addresses the Latest Senator Al Franken Allegations“This accusation appears to be the straw that groped the camel’s back.”
  26. What Precedents Will Democrats Set in Forcing Franken’s Resignation?There are some key questions Democrats should prepare for in determining how they — and the country — deal with future incidents of sexual misconduct.
  27. Democratic Senators Call on Al Franken to ResignAfter a seventh woman accused Franken of sexual harassment Wednesday, several of the senator’s colleagues called on him to step down.
  28. sexual misconduct
    7th Woman Accuses Franken of Misconduct, Says He Tried to Forcibly Kiss HerShe says Franken told her, “It’s my right as an entertainer,” which Franken denies.
  29. Woman Says Democratic Congressman Harassed Her During CampaignNevada’s Ruben Kihuen is the latest lawmaker to face allegations.
  30. men apologize
    How Not to Apologize for Sexual HarassmentDon’t tell us how you’re doing, or what you’ve learned.
  31. power
    The Senate Is Officially Investigating Al FrankenThe U.S. Senate Ethics Committee is looking into allegations of sexual misconduct.
  32. sexual harassment
    Sixth Woman Accuses Al Franken of Sexual MisconductShe said he tried to give her a “wet, open-mouthed kiss.”
  33. sexual assault
    Al Franken Accused of Groping Army Veteran During 2003 USO Tour“It was long enough that he should have known if it was an accident. I’m very confident saying that.”
  34. Franken ‘Embarrassed and Ashamed’ Over Allegations, But Won’t Quit SenateThe senator said he’s not sure if more women will come forward.
  35. sexual harassment
    Al Franken Apologizes After Two More Women Accuse Him of Assault“Some women have found my greetings or embraces for a hug or photo inappropriate.”
  36. sexual harassment
    Senator Franken Apologizes After Two More Women Accuse Him of Assault“I feel terribly that I’ve made some women feel badly and for that I am so sorry,” Franken said.
  37. sexual harassment
    Why Do We Condemn Some Men and Forget About Others?When it comes to harassment, change is fast and our memories seem short.
  38. the body politic
    Rebecca Traister and Ross Douthat Debate the Post-Weinstein Moment’s LessonsA conversation about liberal versus conservative pigs, structural ways to address harassment, and why some men feel compelled to behave this way.
  39. sexual harassment
    The Women of SNL Wrote a Letter in Support of Senator Al FrankenShades of Lena Dunham?
  40. sexual harassment
    Here’s What Former Women of SNL Wrote About Al Franken in a New LetterShades of Lena Dunham.
  41. Another Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Made Against Al FrankenThis time, the allegation involves an act committed after Franken became a senator.
  42. Woman Says Al Franken Touched Her Inappropriately During His First Senate TermThis is the first allegation of sexual harassment said to have occurred during Franken’s Senate career.
  43. sexual harrassment
    Can Al Franken’s Senate Career Survive?The Minnesotan doesn’t appear to be on the brink of resigning over his admitted sexual misconduct. But his career, if it continues, won’t be the same.
  44. al franken
    PBS Cuts Senator Al Franken From Special Honoring David LettermanFranken will be edited out of the televised version of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Salutes David Letterman.
  45. last night on late night
    SNL Alum Al Franken Gets Verbal Spanking on ‘Weekend Update’“Oh, come on, he didn’t know anything — he was only 55.”
  46. sexual assault
    This Senator’s Accuser Doesn’t Think He Should Resign“I didn’t do this to have him step down. I think Al Franken does a lot of good things in the Senate.”
  47. last night on late night
    Meyers, Colbert Skewer Al Franken’s Sexual Harassment ApologyWhat did late night make of Al Franken’s two mea culpas?
  48. Trump Condemns Al Franken, Still Has Nothing to Say About Roy MooreWhile he won’t discuss the GOP candidate, he speculated that the Democrat’s behavior might have been even worse, and called him a childish nickname.
  49. Radio Host Leeann Tweeden Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Kissing and Groping HerThe senator allegedly assaulted her on a USO trip in 2006.
  50. sexual assault
    Radio Host Leeann Tweeden Accuses Senator Al Franken of Kissing and Groping HerThe senator allegedly assaulted her on a USO trip in 2006.
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