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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When President Obama visits St. Paul's Union Depot today to unveil a $300 billion transportation plan, most of the state's congressional delegation won't be in attendance.With Congress in...
Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen is urging President Obama to visit a medical technology company during his trip to the Twin Cities on Wednesday.Paulsen wrote to the president over the weekend,...
WASHINGTON – More than half of Minnesotans say first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is doing a good job, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.The 55 percent approval rating for...
Led by former Minnesota U.S. Sens. Rudy Boschwitz and Norm Coleman, 16 past and present Republican senators will host a Washington, D.C., fundraiser next month for Mike McFadden, one of Sen. Al...
A former assistant U.S. attorney who specialized in white-collar crime will be the U.S. attorney for Minnesota, taking over an office that has been without a full-time leader for more than two...
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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