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Kirsten Gillibrand says she misses Al Franken

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said at a campaign stop in Iowa Thursday that she and her colleagues miss Al Franken, who she helped pressure into resigning from the Senate in 2017 over his apparent sexual misconduct.


Gillibrand campaign links low fundraising to Al Franken backlash: memo

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 's (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign suggested Sunday that the campaign's low first-quarter fundraising totals could be partly attributed to backlash over Gillibrand's decision in 2017 to call for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).


Don’t Give Joe Biden the Al Franken Treatment, Democrats

To cast Joe Biden into the #MeToo wilderness before the first primary vote is cast would be to ignore not just the whole history of politics—whose practitioners have been hugging and kissing, and not only babies, for years—but also our own social mores.


Kirsten Gillibrand's 2020 presidential campaign reports raising just $3 million in first quarter

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has raised $3 million since launching her presidential bid, her campaign said on Sunday, a modest haul that puts the lawmaker near the bottom of the 2020 fundraising leaderboard after the year's first quarter.


Gillibrand on calling for Al Franken’s resignation: I ain’t sorry

You’re about to witness history — the first semi-effective political answer Kirsten Gillibrand’s ever given. At least since 2008, when she was the most hardcore border hawk in the Democratic caucus.


Sarah Silverman on Al Franken, Louis C.K., Losing Her Hulu Show and More

Wearing a rainbow-striped hoodie and a “Beer Nuts” baseball cap, Sarah Silverman strode into our Burbank recording studio ready to talk. It had been just a few weeks since Hulu had unceremoniously canceled her weekly show I Love You, America and the comedian’s emotions were still a bit raw. But her


Second Biden Accuser Compares Him to Al Franken, Urges Against 2020 Run

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s second accuser on Monday likened the potential 2020 presidential contender to disgraced Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and suggested he not seek the White House, according to a report.


Former Senator Al Franken Makes Rare Appearance at HBO’s NY “Veep” Premiere, Reacts to Questions of a Political Comeback

There were a few non-cast members last night at HBO’s swanky final premiere of “Veep” last night in New York. Rather than take the screening audience to a fancy second venue like Tavern on the Green, the cabler– now under the reign of Bob Greenblatt– stayed at elegant Alice Tully Hall, which was dre


Democrats Need to Learn From Their Al Franken Mistake

Al Franken, the former Democratic senator from Minnesota, should never have been pressured, even bullied, into resigning from office. The accusations against him were not properly vetted. Their seriousness was not properly weighed. Nevertheless, the frenzy that followed the accusations resulted in h


Kirsten Gillibrand is a human being who admits mistakes

(CNN) — On Tuesday night, America was introduced to an unfamiliar woman: Kirsten Gillibrand, actual human being. Gillibrand has been in politics for more than a decade, and her identity is more often caricatured (she's Hillary Jr., she's Tracy Flick, she's the woman who brought down Al Franken) than


Democrat Gillibrand unapologetic for strong stance in Al Franken episode

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is one of six women running for president. That is an unprecedented number. There's no disputing that Gillibrand stands out among them in one respect.


Creepy Joe Biden Laughs At His Accusers

Ole Creepy Joe Biden is digging a hole in a field of a record number of Democratic candidates that he would have dominated years ago. This hubris is leading the 76-year-old to assume he was in the clear after his plastic apology for years of creepiness towards women and children.


Uncle Pervy strikes again!

It seems former US VP Joe Biden has joined Michael Jackson, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Al Franken (among others) in the list of sexual predators. To date, at least six women have complained about his inappropriate advances. In addition, there are close to two-dozen videos revealing his creepy


Former VP Joe Biden leads the 2020 Democratic field despite misconduct allegations

Two more women have reportedly come out against former Vice President Joe Biden saying that he engaged in unwanted and inappropriate behavior. Biden responded to the allegations in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday.


Kirsten Gillibrand: Joe Biden will 'have to address' #MeToo allegations if he wants to run

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y., who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said former Vice President Joe Biden will need to reckon with the #MeToo allegations he faces if he decides to run for president.


Roseanne Barr, Stephen Colbert, and 9 other comedians who ran for office

Zelenskiy is well known in his native Ukraine for his role on the hit TV show Servant of the People where he plays a high school teacher…who becomes the president of Ukraine. Zelenskiy is running on more than just his celebrity, he has taken a strong anti-corruption stance that has hit home with Ukr


Joe Biden Gets Super Unhelpful Defense from Mike Huckabee

The last thing Joe Biden needs right now is help from Mike Huckabee. But there was the former Arkansas governor and current Fox News pundit Monday morning on the Fox Business Network dismissing the allegation of inappropriate behavior by the former vice president and 2020 presidential hopeful.


Amy Klobuchar on Al Franken, Brett Kavanaugh and the Road Ahead

There’s a theory that every president is followed by his opposite. If that’s true, it would be good news for Amy Klobuchar. The Democratic senator from Minnesota, who announced her 2020 candidacy in February, is the president’s antithesis: competent, detail-oriented, even-tempered, Midwestern. In a


#YouToo, Al Franken?

Note: This story originally appeared on my blog on November 17, 2017. Senator Al Franken has recently apologized for sexually harassing a woman he met on a USO tour in 2006. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, alleges that he kissed her without permission and groped her while she slept, having someone els


Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks Me Too, Al Franken: 'He Was On The Right Side Of The Issues'

Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up about the Me Too movement and former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) in the latest issue of Time magazine, saying the movement “takes no prisoners” and praising the ex-senator.