Politics
December 7, 2017
Al Franken's rise and fall

Al Franken's rise and fall

Once a star of "Saturday Night Live," Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Politics
December 7, 2017
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during a House Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on oversight of the Fe

FBI director defends his agency against Trump's attacks

Countering strident attacks on his agency from the president who appointed him, FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday defended the tens of thousands of people who work with him and declared, "There is no finer institution."
Politics
December 7, 2017

White House says Trump's slurred words were result of a dry throat

President Donald Trump has scheduled a physical health exam for early next year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will share the results…
Politics
December 7, 2017
Replay: Sen. Franken announces resignation

Replay: Sen. Franken announces resignation

From the Senate floor Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation but promised to fight alongside his constituency.
Local
December 7, 2017

Dayton, Klobuchar, DFL Party statements on Franken

Following are statements by Gov. Mark Dayton and others about Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he will resign from the Senate: Gov. Mark Dayton: “I…
Politics
December 7, 2017
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith with Gov. Mark Dayton at the Minnesota State Capitol in August.

Gov. Mark Dayton likely to tap Lt. Gov. Tina Smith as Franken replacement

Franken resignation, expected Thursday, would set off musical chairs in Minnesota politics, queue up epic election cycle in 2018.
Politics
December 7, 2017
Sen. Al Franken addresses the Senate.

Transcript: Sen. Al Franken announces resignation

Read the text of DFL Sen. Al Franken's speech announcing his resignation from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 7 amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Politics
December 7, 2017

WATCH NOW: Sen. Franken live from the Senate floor

Sen. Al Franken is scheduled to make an announcement at 10:45 a.m.
Politics
December 7, 2017
FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two women

What you need to know about Al Franken and what comes next

It's Pearl Harbor day and now a day that will go down in infamy in Minnesota history, with Sen. Al Franken expected to resign this morning.
Local
December 7, 2017
Politico reported that a former Democratic aide says Sen. Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006.

Sen. Al Franken will announce plans on Senate floor at 10:45 a.m.

The Minnesota senator, who called the latest anonymous accusation "preposterous," is set to speak about his future. It comes after Democratic leaders united Wednesday to tell him it was time to go.
Local
December 7, 2017
As part of the process, President Donald Trump will instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American Embassy from

Trump's move to call Jerusalem Israel's capital draws criticism, praise in Minn.

While some state religious leaders praised the president's decision to break with longstanding U.S. policy, others were nervous.
Politics
December 6, 2017
Sen. Wendell Anderson, left, and Gov. Rudy Perpich in 1977.

DFL's mishandling of 1976 Senate appointment led to party's 'Minnesota Massacre'

Voters' ire over the appointment was a key factor in the DFL losing the top three statewide races; it took years to win back all three seats.
Politics
December 6, 2017

For Franken, a growing list of allegations by women of unwanted touching, kissing

Nov. 16 Leeann Tweeden The Los Angeles radio host tweeted “I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story,” linking to an article on…
Politics
December 6, 2017
Minneapolis businessman and political donor Vance Opperman is angry and stressed that Franken should not resign.

Calls for Franken to resign divide his supporters

Some say Franken should resign; others urge him to stay.
Nation
December 6, 2017
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope Ala.

Jones seeking support of women in Alabama Senate race

Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones drew a line between himself and Republican nominee Roy Moore on Wednesday as he sided with women making sexual misconduct allegations against men of both parties.
Politics
December 6, 2017
FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, along with Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer participates in a humanitarian award ceremo

In awkward situation, Kansas seems to have 2 governors

After Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination this summer to an ambassador's post, the fellow Republican destined to succeed him as governor ducked policy questions by declaring, "There's one governor at a time."
Politics
December 6, 2017
A look at the growing list of Senate Democrats calling for Sen. Franken to resign

A look at the growing list of Senate Democrats calling for Sen. Franken to resign

The Minnesota senator called the latest anonymous accusation "preposterous" but says he'll make an announcement on Thursday.
Politics
December 6, 2017
In this Nov. 27, 2017 photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken is denying an accusation by a former

What the senators calling for Al Franken to resign are saying

Numerous Democratic senators and other political figures on Wednesday called for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken after another woman accused him of sexual misconduct.
Politics
December 6, 2017
Bannon blasts Republicans in speech at Moore rally

Bannon blasts Republicans in speech at Moore rally

Former White House strategist delivered a fiery speech in Fairhope, Alabama, in support of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Bannon blasted Republicans who don't support Moore, accusing former presidential nominee Mitt Romney of avoiding the Vietnam draft.
Politics
December 6, 2017
Time Person of the Year: 'The Silence Breakers'

Time Person of the Year: 'The Silence Breakers'

Those who broke their silence about sexual misconduct have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Amid revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other men, the silence breakers prompted millions to share their own stories.