Tag Archives: Al Franken

LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Mediaite reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes the podium for the daily briefing on Friday afternoon. And based upon the events of the past 24 hours, one can pretty well guess the dominant line of inquiry from the White House press corps. Late Thursday night, President Donald Trump — apparently unable to help himself — weighed in ...

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Trump Remains Silent On Moore, Rips Al “Frankenstien”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response. Trump moved quickly Thursday to condemn accusations against Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken as “really bad,” but he has remained conspicuously silent on the more serious claims leveled against Roy Moore, the ...

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Sen. Al Franken Apologizes After Groping Claim

The Washington Post reports: Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) “forcibly kissed” her and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, saying that “there’s nothing funny about sexual assault.” “You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in a blog post for Los Angeles radio station KABC, for whom she works as ...

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Jeff Sessions Under Fire For Not Disclosing Russia Convo With Papadopoulos During Senate Hearings

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again under scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding his candor about Russia and the Trump campaign amid revelations that he rejected a suggestion to convene a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump last year. According to court filings unsealed this week, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos suggested at ...

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Al Franken: Pence As President Could Be Even Worse

The International Business Times reports: If Donald Trump were impeached, as some Democrats would like, Mike Pence “would be worse” for domestic policy than the current president, U.S. Sen. Al Franken told International Business Times. But the vice president would be less dangerous on foreign policy, said Franken. “Pence ran the transition and some of the very worst nominees, I ...

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Al Franken: Jeff Sessions Committed Perjury [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., suspects Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have lied about his communications with Russian officials under oath when testifying during the Senate confirmation process. “I think that he did not answer truthfully under oath,” Franken said during an interview on MSNBC on Friday night. He was responding to the question of whether Sessions ...

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Senate Dems: Sessions May Have Committed Perjury

Politico reports: Two influential Senate Democrats disclosed Thursday that they had privately asked former FBI Director James Comey to investigate all contacts and communications that Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his aides may have had with officials from the Russian government — and raised the issue of whether Sessions had committed perjury in his Senate testimony. The revelation by Sens. ...

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Gorsuch On Marriage: Obergefell Is “Absolutely Settled Law” But Questions Remain About Its Scope [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The discussion of same-sex marriage was particularly pointed. When asked how his views on marriage have changed over the years, Gorsuch said he would not answer because it “would send a misleading signal to the American people.” Gorsuch was asked about same-sex marriage, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2015, and called it “absolutely ...

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Al Franken: Sessions Should Hold A Press Conference And Then We’ll Decide If He Should Resign [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions misled him during a Senate confirmation about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign. “His responses to me weren’t accurate,” Franken told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I would like to see him answer questions at a press conference and then we can decide whether he should resign ...

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Al Franken: GOP Senators Have Privately Expressed “Great Concern” About Trump’s Temperament [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Friday night that his Republican Senate colleagues privately express “great concern” about President Trump’s temperament, and he joked about the GOP eventually impeaching Trump. Appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher asked Franken what Republicans really say behind closed doors. Franken joked: “Well, there’s a range in what they’ll say, ...

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Sen. Al Franken: Trump’s Closing Message Ad Is An Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle To His Alt-Right Fans [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The Democratic senator for Minnesota, Al Franken, has accused Donald Trump of launching an antisemitic TV advertisement along the lines of the fake Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Franken, who is Jewish, said he immediately was struck by what he called “a German shepherd whistle, a dog whistle” in a new two-minute advert from the Trump ...

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Al Franken: Democrats Can Flip The Senate In 2016

Sen. Al Franken has launched a year-long battle to help Democrats flip the five Senate seats needed to assume the majority in 2016. Politico reports: In a rare interview in his Capitol office, the Minnesotan described his most ambitious effort yet to help elect Democrats in his more than six years in Washington. Franken is using his celebrity to help ...

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Come Again, Haaretz?

The tweet has already been deleted. As Mediaite says: “If he WERE gay, why would that matter in regards to his support for the Iran deal?” Haaretz is Israel’s oldest daily newspaper.

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Gays Won’t Be In Immigration Reform Bill

An amendment to add LGBT couples to the Senate immigration reform bill was withdrawn tonight in order to improve the bill’s chance of passage. Chris Geidner has the news at Buzzfeed: Sen. Patrick Leahy withdrew his proposed amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would have recognized the marriages of same-sex couples for immigration purposes on Tuesday night, after ...

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Sen. Al Franken Cheers MN Marriage

“I’ve been married to Franni for 37 years and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. As a long-time supporter of marriage equality, I believe that every loving couple-in Minnesota and across the country-should have the same opportunity. And now, thanks to courageous-and not to mention, bipartisan-votes by the Minnesota State Legislature and support from Minnesotans statewide, we ...

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Sen. Al Franken & Wife For MN Marriage

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CHARLOTTE: Top Politicos Address Second LGBT Caucus At Democratic Convention

A galaxy of the Democratic Party’s top stars literally waited in line outside the jammed LGBT Caucus ballroom today for a turn to address the overflow audience of activists, journalists, and delegates. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who entered to chants of COR-REE COR-REE, sent reporters flying to their Twitter accounts when he broadly hinted that he’d be the one to ...

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Sen. Al Franken For Marriage Equality

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

New York marriage, hate groups, DOMA, and Al Franken.

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DOMA DEBATE: Sen. Al Franken PWNS Focus On The Family

Video courtesy of Think Progress.

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