Sen. Al Franken, DFL, has served as a U.S. senator from Minnesota since 2009, when he was seated after an extremely close race, manual vote recount and court battle to beat the incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman. Before becoming a politician, Franken was a well-known writer and comedian for "Saturday Night Live." Franken is a vocal critic of right-wing politics who has written several satirical books and hosted a nationally syndicated radio show.
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Cum laude graduate of Harvard, 1973; seven Emmy nominations and five Emmy awards for television writing and producing
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President Obama formally nominated Andrew Luger to become U.S. attorney in Minnesota on Thursday, U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken said.The nomination is not a surprise since he was...
WASHINGTON – Republicans preparing to challenge U.S. Sen. Al Franken next year may not have a leading candidate, but they believe they’ve been handed a gold-plated issue in the tumultuous...
Washington – Months after once secret National Security Agency surveillance programs came to light, U.S. Sen. Al Franken said Americans are still in the dark about the clandestine monitoring of...
Months after revelations about the National Security Agency’s once-secret surveillance programs, U.S. Sen. Al Franken said Americans still remain in the dark about the scope and sweep of the...
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken voted in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, legislation that bans discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender...
Though no clear challenger has emerged for his 2014 re-election bid, the state GOP expects to land a "very high-quality" challenger.
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