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Ex-Sheriff David Clarke: Trump only one who 'cares about black American citizens'

Getty Former Milwaukee County, Wisc. Sheriff David Clarke ripped Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al FrankenMinnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resignDemocratic senator predicts Franken will resign ThursdayMORE (D-Ill.) on Tuesday, accusing him of "twiddli

THE HILL - 2018-01-17 01:43:06

Tim Pawlenty: I won't run for Al Franken/Tina Smith U.S. Senate seat

Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will not run for the U.S. Senate in November. Pawlenty, who has been courted by numerous donors and influential Republicans to run for the seat formerly held by Al Franken, made his announcement on the FOX Business Network Tuesday. "I am very interested

PIONEER PRESS - 2018-01-16 19:40:08

Pawlenty says no to Senate bid for Franken's seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty ruled himself out of the race for former Democratic Sen. Al Franken's seat on Tuesday, handing Washington Republicans their latest setback in recruiting top-tier candidates in the potentially bruising midterm elections. The two-term governor

WNCN.COM - 2018-01-16 19:36:46

Tim Pawlenty nixes Minnesota Senate run this year

WASHINGTON - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Tuesday he will not run for the U.S. Senate this year, dashing Republican hopes that he would mount a strong bid for Al Franken's old seat. Minnesota's going to be a "tough state for Republicans" to win in 2018, the Republican former governor told

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 21:49:00

MN Voters Believe Al Franken's Accusers - But Think He Should Have Stayed

A poll from the Minnesota Star Tribune newspaper found that a majority of Minnesotans believe that Al Franken did grope several women - but that he should not have resigned from office. Franken stepped down earlier this month. Of the 800 people polled statewide, 60 percent said they believe Franken

FORWARD - 2018-01-16 12:48:00

Invoice Maher gropes sleeping Bob Saget in picture mocking Al Franken

Bill Maher has faced criticism on social media after he appeared to grope a sleeping Bob Saget in a photo mocking disgraced former Sen. Al Franken. The photo showed Mr. Maher smiling at the camera as he appeared to grab Mr. Saget's chest as he slept mid-flight. "These New Years Hawaii trips are gett


Democratic nominees for TX-26 congressional seat debate impeachment, Al Franken

Democratic candidates for the TX-26th congressional seat Will Fisher and Linsey Fagan discussed health care, impeachment, higher education and Democrat disillusionment in a debate hosted Saturday at UNT. The debate, held in the Lyceum theater and moderated by WFAA's Jason Whitely, featured the two c


EMILY's List president: Franken did 'right thing' to resign

Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al FrankenSchumer called, met with Franken and told him to resignOvernight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement


No Country For Old Liberal White Men

#timesup. #metoo. #Blacklivesmatter. Harvey Weinstein. Bill O'Reilly. Charlie Rose. Matt Lauer. Roger Ailes. Mark Halperin. Roy Moore. Al Franken. Louis CK. Many others. Donald Trump. This is no time to be an older white man. It is especially tough to be an older liberal white man. The siege is ju


Margot Libertini: Democrats can be abusers too

In mid-November, news broke that Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., had forcibly kissed and groped radio newscaster Leann Tweeden on a USO tour in December 2006. On the morning after the story came out, I woke up and listened to NPR's"Up First" while scrambling eggs, like every other morning. I had heard


Al Franken shows himself to be a hypocrite

Editor, The News: The news about Sen. Al Franken on sexual abuse - he made a history of mocking priests and indeed the entire Catholic Church for sexual offenses. He mocked the Eucharist, ridiculed the crucifixion, slandered all priests as molesters, belittled practicing Catholics and disparaged chu


New Sens. Doug Jones and Tina Smith Join Senate Education Committee

Sen. Doug Jones, the Alabama Democrat who scored a big political upset in winning his seat last month, will join the Senate education committee, along with fellow congressional rookie Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn. Jones and Smith will take the place of Al Franken, the former Democratic senator from Minn


Democrats Force Vote for State-Run Internet

Al Franken may have left the Senate, but the rest of the Democrats are now seeking to push by any means necessary his extremist agenda of fondling the Internet. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leaves the Capitol after speaking on the Senate floor, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Fra


Susie Tompkins Buell may pull Dems cash over Al Franken

Top Democrat donor says she might take funding away from senators who told Al Franken to quit over groping revelations A top donor is thinking about cutting off her donations to the senators who pushed Sen. Al Franken out after he was accused of non-consensual touching. 'In my gut they moved too fa


Top Democratic donors threatens to withhold cash over Al Franken's resignation

Susie Tompkins Buell, a large donor to Democratic causes, says the party moved too quickly on Franken accusations One of the Democratic Party's most significant financial patrons is contemplating withdrawing her support from politicians she says moved too quickly to pressure former Minnesota Sen. Al


Here Are Possible Picks to Replace Al Franken on the Senate Ed. Committee

Al Franken left the Senate at the start of this year, and that means there are only ten Democrats on the Senate education committee. Presumably the panel's top Democrat, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, wants someone to step into Franken's spot and reduce the GOP's majority on the committee ba


Democratic donor considers pulling support from senators over treatment of Al Franken

Those who joined in with the calls for Franken to resign after a seventh woman came forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior. In the past Buell has championed female politicians, but with Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Maria Cantwell all pressuring Franken to announce his res


Al Franken's Replacement Has Less Than 20% Name Recognition, Faces Reelection in November

Minnesota's newly appointed Democratic senator Tina Smith, who faces reelection this year, is unknown to over 80 percent of people in the state, according to a survey conducted late last year. Smith, formerly the state's lieutenant governor, was tapped by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D.) to take the


More women unconvinced that Al Franken's resignation was best for women

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Former senator Al Franken (D.-Minn.) is no longer on Capitol Hill following repeated accusations of sexual misconduct. While he denied the allegations, for som


Dem Donor Considers Pulling Support From Lawmakers Who Urged Al Franken's Resignation

Image: Getty Susie Tompkins Buell, an entrepreneur, major liberal donor, and Hillary Clinton's bestie, is considering pulling financial support for lawmakers who called on former Sen. Al Franken to resign over allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. In a text message, she told the New York