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Senator Franken

Alan Al Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, and the junior United States Senator from Minnesota.

Senator Al Franken Saturday Night Live


Where is the call for The President to do the same ? Why are Senator Franken's accusers any different t…
“I think in one case, specifically, Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t,” Sanders said. “I th…
Rape victim, whose rapist interned for decides Senator Franken is not the best sponsor for her rape sur…
Senator Franken accused of sexual misconduct. So he should resign, right?
This statement is not enough, Senator Franken
Ethics Committee...Is this you Senator Franken?. Senator Franken...Yes. Ethics Committee...please put your app…
You don't want to miss our live interview of Senator Franken!
Tonight is in the center of the health care fight & the Sessions controversy. Senator Franken joins 1…
That would be epic! Senator Woods and Senator Franken debate in committee, and Stuart Smalley gets owned.
[big campaign] LCV Calls for Immediate Certification of Senator Al Franken
Shame on you for calling Senator Franken a domestic terrorist! Your cuts to healthcare are horri…
Senator Franken, can you PLEASE make a run for the White House in 2020? Please and thank you!
Franken’s rising national profile is no joke: But comedian-turned-senator keeps people laughing…
Schumer is my senator so I'm very familiar with him. Two Dems I'm a fan of are Eliz…
If Arnold could be governor.Al Franken a senator.Even Ruppert can for office. Coach Wade would be respe…
I pray that one day elects a senator who gets it like Sen. Franken.
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Thank you for all you do, Senator Franken!
Al Franken please run for president, I know you can do it senator.
Senator Al Franken please step up, I know you can be the next president of these united states.
Hobbits struggle with things in water... I remember the time he committed Perjury while being questioned by Senator…
Sessions: "Senator Franken ... and I didn't have - did not have communications with…
How about we investigate Al Franken. He's impersonating a Senator!
And she has ties to Russia as well. Listening to her try to answer Senator Franken's questions…
any State who would elect Jesse Ventura as Gov and Al Fran…
Senator Franken REALLY got Billo's goat that day!😂😂
LOW TICKET WARNING: Senator in conversation with on June 6 at 7:00 pm.
Senator Franken supports voting to violate the Establishment Clause.
Of course Cheetos Mussolini is backing down. My Senator Franken will not give up, however.
Al Franken calls Bill O'Reilly a liar. Years later, Franken is a Senator and O'Reilly is fired for sexual harassment.
Senator delivers Meals on Wheels to elderly Minnesotans
Thank you Sen. Franken. How nice to see a US Senator who has a heart. We sure could benefit here in WI if you represented us!
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Should Senator Al Franken of Minnesota run for president in 2020?
U.S. Senator Al Franken spends his recess delivering to elderly Minnesotans. More of our...
Thank you Senator Al Franken for supporting Duluth and recognizing Community Development Week which invests...
Dana Perino just predicted that MN Senator Al Franken will run for President in 2020. Heading off to bed I'm thinking, "my worst nightmare!"
I love my Senator so much!! Can we make a run for President happen in 2020? A Trump/Franken debate would…
Great job. Our people need meals on wheels. Thanks Senator Franken.
Senator Al Franken delivers Meals on Wheels to elderly Minnesotans
Boy, if you'd told me at the start of their feud that in 2017 Al Franken would be a U.S. senator and Bill O'Reilly would…
I read the Franken quote as "you can throw a rock on the Senate floor and you will hit a senator who ha…
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I do believe Senator Franken was Game Set Match. Gorsuch is not the SCJ this country needs. Just say no!
apparently Senator Franken had a temper tantrum today at the hearings..whining and moaning demanding Jeff Sessions come bac…
My god this is real life under a Trump administration. Thank you Senator Franken being blunt and pushing back.
Senator Franken was one of several who at least lifted the veil of incompetency.
Sad the Democratic Senator from North Dakota doesn't share this perspective. We should all have a Senator Franken i…
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What a great senator! Minnesota is proud to him Al Franken for a senator
As a Senator, I will continue to fight for safer workplaces for all. My Workers Memorial Day statement:
Meeting with Senator Franken's staffers & Lao ambassador about UXO clearance!
Thanks to Senator Al Franken for speaking to the audience at the Criminal Justice and Mental Illness Conference... htt…
This is not a joke. Senator Al Franken should be the Democratic Party’s choice for Vice President:
Warren is a Senator. McCaskill has good attitude but she's relatively conservative. Gillibrand, Franken, Leahy are good.
Franken is arguably the best senator there is ffs
explain to me how, Franken, a comedian-turned-1.5 term Senator, is "establishment". You can't.
wow, Klobuchar would be a fantastic presidential candidate and Franken has been great senator. Left-wing Tea Party here.
Senator Franken says it best: Senate Republicans are crippling the third branch of govt--unprecedented
I like Franken, too&MN's new senator wld be named by a DEM guv. Brown wld be replaced by Kasich.
Maybe Senator Al Franken was related to Benjamin Franklin. The names are similar. Franken..Franklin..see?
If Left darling standup comedian Al Franken can be Senator... Comedian Trump can get presidency... I admit the Kasich food schtick was funny
Nah. We're not doing a TV show. Al Franken is a much-loved successful Senator with a big heart. 👉🏼
having dinner with senator Franken tonight (yes from SNL)
Laptop insurance - because accidents happen!
Senator Al Franken has written to Oculus CEO Irabe detailing a list of privacy concerns about the Rift
Digging through the crawl space I found my collection of Al Franken books. They were enjoyable, but seem a bit silly now that he's a senator
I like the Hawaiian senator. Could heal Bernie support. Franken still my top.
SNL alum and Senator Al Franken shares tribute to Prince on US Senate floor:
"A brain isn't a mind and a mind isn't a soul... abd that's why we need the arts". Thank you Senator Franken
perhaps - but Franken in MN senator so I'm one Minnesotan who will give him a pass for this
U.S. Senator Al Franken thank you for this and for all your hard work in the Senate.
Al Franken for VP. Brown would be HORRIBLE! He'd get replaced with a republican. Only a Senator from a state with a Dem governor
Watch Minnesota Sen. Franken Praise 'Icon' Prince, in Senate: Watch as Senator Al Franken takes to the floor o...
Al Franken says that Ted Cruz is what happens when Joe McCarthy & Dracula have a baby (About a fellow Senator, yet.)
SNL alum and Minnesota Senator Al Franken shares a tribute to Prince on the US Senate floor:
Senator Al Franken (D, Minnesota) remembers Prince as an example of why the arts matter
Students grilling Senator Franken on veteran policy
Senator Al Franken responds to the passing of Prince.
About to experience an AE first, a meeting with Senator Franken.
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Democratic Senator Al Franken on Ted Cruz:. " ... lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula.". Hilarious!...
Senator Franken says he'd like to hear more from me via a noreply email!
And that's why Senator Franken was on Saturday Night Live for all those years (Please let him be Hillary's VP)
Al Franken, U.S. Senator, comedic genius. His hit on Cruz: "love child of Joe McCarthy and Dracula."
Thank U 4 support of the Anna Westin Act. FYI, Senator Franken has thankfully already signed on U may want to thank him instead.
Thank you Senator Franken for your support of the medical device tax repeal/suspension
AAVMC awards Senator Franken with Charter “President’s Award for Meritorious Service”
Another wonderful example of why I support Senator Franken! . . appoint a
Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gov Jesse 'The Body" Ventura and Senator Al Franken would all disagree.
Senator Franken recognizes importance of broadband and Blandin Foundation?s work to improve broadband in MN
Senator Franken. Let's elect and finish the Equal Rights Amendment!
Every time I remember that is a US Senator I smile. Well done people of Minnesota!
Al Franken is doing to senator Sanders on Meet the Press daily that he is accusing others of doing to him. Shame
Sen Al Franken says "I don't support Bernie because he can't achieve what he's talking about." Aren't you a senator, use your persuasion.
our tv weirdo with political ambition is… Senator Franken. Who turns out to be great.
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Thank you Senator Franken. You always make me very happy. We are lucky you in Washington DC watching out for us.
Wow, Al Franken has been a senator since 2009 and I totally missed it. Why has nobody told me? This could've been really interesting!
When Sen Franken was elected had my doubts and now a favorite Senator because he speaks the truth! Love it!
Senator Al Franken on Republicans refusing to hold hearing on next Supreme Court Justice:.
Saw Senator Franken on the news this morning and all I could think about was his breakthrough role in Trading Places
Senator Al Franken is a super strange guy. Super. Strange. And he never was very funny.
Can you ask Senator Franken if I can have his seats?
I liked a video Senator Franken's Q & A with Brian Roberts, Jeff Zucker, and Dr. Mark Cooper
"Senator Franken voices concerns over mail delivery service
Franken, Stanek: Inmates with mental illness are 'society's dirty little secret': Senator, sheriff and hospital…
Senator Franken voices concerns over mail delivery service
Senator Franken at our lunch last month applauding Awardee
Clarification: So Franken is ok before he became a senator?
While not lessening contributions as a Senator, still one of the best comedy skits ever:
Senator Franken stands on one extreme.
If only cared as much abt US-funded IDF jets bombing Gaza as he did abt FBI planes
Senator franken talking to his doctor 💀💀
Where we elect Mark Dayton, Time's worst US Senator, then reelect him Governor. Also Al Franken and Jesse.
spotted: Senator Al Franken nicely shaking hands w passerby near Busboys & Poets after some sort of fender bender. No one hurt.
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota is introducing a bill that would deny voter registration in stinkin' thinkin' districts.
We are excited to announce that Senator Al Franken of Minnesota will speak during the morning session of the symposium! Join us at 9 A.M. sharp on November 20! Send your R.S.V.P. to inspireThe event is free and open to the public. = Senator Al Franken's Biography Senator Al Franken was born on May 21, 1951, and grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. In 1973, he graduated from Harvard, where he met his wife Franni. They've been married for 37 years, and have two grown children, Thomasin and Joe. Senator Franken has one grandchild, Joe, born to Thomasin and her husband Brody in May 2013. Before running for the Senate, Al spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host and has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan - as well as visiting Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times. In 2008, Al was elected to the Senate as a member of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) Party from Minnesota. He currently sits on the Health, Education ...
UPDATE: The rally with Senator Franken will now be held on the east side of the Washington Avenue Bridge (by STSS) at 5:15. See you there!
Michael Hastings article in Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators My own Senator Franken was targeted.
Team Franken, Next weekend, May 3rd and 4th is the first parades of the AFS 2014 Parade season, and you definitely are not going to want to miss these. Come walk with Senator Franken in the Cinco de Mayo parade on Saturday and / or the May Day Parade on May 4th. Bring some comfy shoes, a Al Franken for Senate 2014 T-shirt if you have one, a smile and your waving hands and the rest will fall into place. Here are the details for each parade: Cinco de Mayo - 9:15am Saturday, May 3rd We will be joining the DFL in the parade. We will meet at DFL HQ at 9:15 AM and will walk to the parade shortly after from there. Location: DFL HQ 255 East Plato Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55107 Click here to RSVP for the Cinco de Mayo Parade May Day Parade - 11:00am Sunday, May 4th Join the campaign at 11:00am in the park at the corner of 18th Ave S and 25th St in Minneapolis. We will be in the Freedom of Speech section so we don’t know exactly when we will be marching, but we will be ready. Location: Cedar Field Park The Corner of 1 ...
Kudos to senator for hosting an open weekly breakfast to talk with MN constituents
The Obama Administration recently proposed new rules at the IRS to control the speech of certain non-profits. In 2012, Senator Franken pressured the IRS to target these groups. He thinks that free speech should be dependent on who is speaking and wants the IRS to make that call. Tell Senator Franken...
Conservatives are rallying behind State Senator Julianne Ortman to defeat Al Franken! Please share and ask your...
Al Franken would be funnier as a senator than he ever was as a comedian. Except, he's not funny.
Senator Franken supports Obama trying to kill our freedom of speech. Don't let him.
Watch out, Senator Franken. The Kochsuckers are coming after you. Again. With the same lies. Again. But a new name!
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Enjoyed learning about Senator Franken's apps bill 2day. MN residents must be proud to him as their Senator!
You KNOW something is a bad idea if Senator Al Franken and *I* both agree on something:
We are so proud & grateful Senator is fighting back against location tracking abuse & apps:
Al Franken qualifies as clown, not as a senator. He is a joke.
When the President said he's looking forward to Easter & March Madness too, sadly, Senator Al Franken misunderstood. h…
Somebody else who used to bring Bernie on...was Senator Franken, back when he had a radio show. I saw him on MSNBC a couple hours ago.
MN PATRIOTS: Listen to explain his agenda as MN's next US Senator. Much better man than Al Franken.
Senator Al Franken supports curbs to free speech? I can see that from him.
Franken can spare me his outrage on privacy
I liked a video Senator Franken Supports Obama's Attacks on Free Speech
is a very good man. Support him in effort 2 defeat Franken as senator in MN.
Feel like your being watched on your smartphone?? Find out what Senator Al Franken wants to do about it...right now on KSTC!
Just finished watching Trading Places? Any of y'all catch Giancarlo Esposito in the jail cell with Eddie Murphy? What bout Senator Franken?
Some Information on where Senator Franken stands on SNAP… We are writing to express our support for preventing harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill. SNAP is our nation's first line of defense against hunger. SNAP provides essential nutrition benefits to working families, children, senior citizens, and disabled individuals in every state and town in our country. Every dollar in new SNAP benefits generates up to $1.79 in economic activity, of which approximately 16 cents goes back to the farmers. for more information…
Super fun having one of our most famous alums, Senator Al Franken, at The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre today. . . shooting film for an upcoming feature on the BNW for Twin Cities Public Television's MN Original series. Thanks to Senator Franken and TPT! — with Al Franken and John Sweeney.
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Unlike some in Congress who claim they won’t be taking their salary, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) specified the charity to which his salary will be sent. Franken will be donating his salary during the GOP shutdown to Second Harvest Heartland, a hunger relief organization that works throughout Minnesota. “Second Harvest Heartland is a great organization that works throughout Minnesota, providing vital assistance to families who would otherwise go hungry,” said Senator Franken in a statement. “Just as I was prepared to do in 2011 when we faced a possible shutdown, I won’t be taking my salary. I believe that while the government is shut down, donating my salary to charity is the right thing to do, and I’m going to make sure that money goes toward helping people who might be badly affected by the shut down.” The Senator’s office explained that he chose this organization because “he said people who rely on the federal government’s safety net programs may need help making ends meet as a result ...
Senator Franken and Rep. Betty McCollum visit Friends in Need food shelf to talk SNAP Reform.
I refer you to Senator Franken of the United States Senate.
Senator Franken to Restore Funds for Indian Schools - Native News Network -
I'm on my couch jealous as *** that you're in a car with Senator Franken going to see Eddie Izzard.
What constituents are you speaking of Senator Franken? Mentions Paul Wellstone. How can anyone take this hearing seriously with this guy?
Occasionally a personally surprising moment comes along. Reading the following article was one such moment for me. It’s not the content of the article which is largely true and accurate but it’s source.. In order to more fully understand what’s happening in today’s America, I read articles and opinions from many sources, one of which is the ultra left wing website “ALTERNET. A visitor to the site would see many articles praising Obama and attacking various conservatives. The heroes of Alternet have been Al Gore, Senator Franken, Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al, but today on Alternet is the following article which I suspect will be attacked in the coming days by the liberal readers of the site. Maybe we are slowly coming together. Marvin. January 17, 2013 | Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick "American Empire: Get used to it" seemed commonplace. In the wake of 9/11, the United States had already invaded Afghanistan, was weeks away from invading Iraq and in the middle of a "global war on terror." S ...
Last week, Senator Franken hid his schedule of meetings in Ely from the press and the public.
I have written to Senator Franken and Tim Walz twice now asking about their plans for our financial and tax law future. Both times one of their staff have thanked me for my concern, however neither has ever attemped to answer my questions. Great taxation without representation we have here. I just sent a 1st letter to Senator Klobuchar with the same concerns and questions. It will be interesting to see if I will get any answers to my questions. I don't think I will be holding my breath waiting. :)
Wow! David Letterman just gave a thumbs up to our own Senator Franken!!!
And thank you, Senator Franken, for coming to CT tomorrow to rally for Christopher Murphy, your next colleague from the Land of Steady Habits!
The Senate Democrats hosted an event with Al Franken in Cottage Grove on Sunday October 14. The event brought candidates and constituents together to listen to Senator Franken and hear firsthand...
October 8, 2012 Dear Representative Cravaack: Dear Senator Klobuchar: Dear Senator Franken: We, the undersigned, call on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama not to sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. We believe it will lead to international gun control passed without consulting the American people. It frightens me to think of the ramifications of allowing an international organization impose laws on American citizens. As those SWORN to uphold the Constitution, I would be appalled if even one member of Congress voted in favor of ratifying this treaty. Sincerely, Mr. Mike Murphy Chisago City, MN 55013-5051
Hal Holloway From the Morrison Report from Austin, TX. The 2008 senate race for MN, Senator Franken should not be in office. the votes could only be reviewed pubically after the election was varified and certified by the SOS in MN. "In Minnesota's 2008 disputed US Senate election, won by Al Franken - who proceeded to cast the deciding vote in favor of ObamaCare - the margin of victory was 312, but it turned out that 1,099 votes were cast by felons who were ineligible to vote. Many of them have gone to jail, but Franken has remained in the Senate." In Compton, California, non-citizens admitted to voting under oath during an investigation. According to the Heritage Foundation, in 2008 between 24,000 and 36,000 of the people called in for jury duty in Orange County, California asked to be excused because they weren't citizens. Names of people called for jury duty are taken from voter registration rolls. The Heritage Foundation also reports that at one point in the 2000's there were some 80,000 illegal aliens ...
No Emmys for Community (that includes last week's ceremony)? No Emmy for Cat Deeley? I'd better board up my house before the fan revolt begins...however, I guess Hollywood isn't as liberal as I thought, as you would think the "In Memoriam" segment would have included Senator Franken's long-time writing partner, Tom Davis
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Been saying this for awhile. Teapublicans seem to have a problem with arithmetic. Could be they didn't pay attention. Anyway, Senator Franken wasn't confirmed until June, then in August, Senat Kennedy died and was replaced in special election by Senator Scott Brown. Count the days , if it goes beyond your fingers and toes, you need to get somebody else. You cannot just make up a number!
Rest in Peace Tom Davis. With Al Franken (now Senator Franken) Davis was one of the first writers for Saturday Night Live. They set the tone of SNL and as long as they were doing it, SNL was a very funny show, not to be missed.
Richard Wanglue, News Anchor for SHIBC News, interviewed Senator Franken at the 32nd Annual Hmong Freedom Celebration on July 1, 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
I find it amazing that so many continue to pass off as "FACT" that Obama had a "super majority" in the House and Senate between January 20, 2009 and January 19, 2011. They suggest Obama got everything he wanted and thus should take responsibility for where we are now. Of course, Obama got about ZERO what he wanted! The Republicans imposed a 60 vote (in person) majority (the filibuster) to get any vote on any issue (unprecedented) and the Dems had that, in reality, for about 2 months (most during a recess). Senators Kennedy and Byrd could not vote on their deathbeds and Senator Franken was not seated until July 7. Republicans blocked all Democratic legislation though it clearly had majority support and weren't embarrassed to do so using the ill health of two of America's most beloved and experienced Senators: Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd
Senator Franken (points out that his state, MN, has had an law since 1993 and "sky hasn't fallen".
Gilmore Girls marathon, letter to help out Senator Franken in support of introducing his new bill tomorrow, and research on higher education items. Nerd party.
It's always embarrassing for politicians when their supporters turn out to be stock photo models. Except when its done knowingly, like this genius pitch from Senator Al Franken. Senator Franken fired off an email to his supporters asking for a donation, because that's what politicians do.
U.S. Senator Al Franken will be the honorary chair for the 2012 Duluth Airshow. I couldn't be prouder that Duluth is home to such a prestigious event ... I can't wait to see all the action this September, Senator Franken said.
Senator Franken,We need to vote out of office Congressman Paul Ryan.Lets get it done WI!
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