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 2017-01-19 00:33 

MSNBC

Sen. Franken: I will not vote for Betsy DeVos... +

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., joins Chris Matthews to dissect the intensity of Betsy Devos confirmation hearing....

 2017-01-18 22:18 

McClatchy DC

Expect Democrats to go after energy nominee Rick Perry on ties to oil, gas industry... +

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to be confirmed as President-elect Donald Trumps secretary of energy, but he faces questioning from liberal senators like Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Maria Cantwell of Washington and Al Franken of Minnesota. Perrys ...

 2017-01-18 19:36 

Washington Examiner

Peace, Al Franken, but Democrats have plenty of time to ask questions... +

Even when going out of his way to be a nice guy, Lamar Alexander can't catch a break from Senate Democrats. Chairman of the committee currently vetting the next Health and Human Services secretary, Alexander has tried to treat Obama and Trump nominees...

 2017-01-18 12:51 

The American Mirror

VIDEO: Bitter Elizabeth Warren refuses to shake Trump nominees hand... +

Even Al Franken shook her hand. But a bitter Elizabeth Warren refused. As the confirmation hearing for Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos wrapped up late Tuesday evening, the nominee made her way to the senators to greet them. She shook hands with ...

 2017-01-18 04:38 

Raw Story

Jesus Christ. Grizzly bears?: Internet loses it as DeVos pushes guns in schools to stop grizzly attacks... +

Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Education had a particularly rough hearing on Tuesday, taking a battering from Minnesota Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) However, nothing quite caught the flavor of how poorly he...

 2017-01-18 02:27 

Crooks and Liars

Sen. Franken Exposes Betsy DeVos' Ignorance Of Education Policy... +

Senator Al Franken came to today's hearing on Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education Secretary armed with facts and figures and basic knowledge of education policy. Sadly, Mrs. DeVos did not, as Franken soon exposed. At one point, her answers showed she d...

 2017-01-18 00:56 

Raw Story

WATCH: Al Franken destroys Education appointee Betsy DeVos over her support for gay conversion therapy... +

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (D) left no doubt which way he will be voting for President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Education, hammering appointee Betsy DeVos for her and her family’s funding on anti-LGBTQ groups and ca...

 2017-01-18 00:27 

Sputnik International

Democrats Want to Postpone Health Secretary Nominee Hearing Due to Ethics Issues... +

The US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee should postpone the hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tom Price until his ethics issues are worked out, US senators Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken s...

 2017-01-18 00:04 

Washington Post

DeVos says she has never believed in gay conversion therapy... +

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trumps nominee for education secretary, told Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) Jan. 17 that she has never believed in gay conversion therapy....

 2017-01-13 21:21 

Newsmax

Sen. Al Franken: Put Pressure on Trump to Release His Taxes... +

Sen. Al Franken Friday called on pressure to be put on President-elect Donald Trump to release his income tax statements, especially considering the ongoing questions concerning his relationship with Russia and President Vladimir Putin....

 2017-01-13 18:16 

Rare.us

Al Franken thinks that President-elect Donald Trump is FBI Director James Comeys fault... +

Democrats are not too fond of FBI Director James Comey....

 2017-01-13 14:59 

Washington Examiner

Franken 'concerned' that Flynn called Russian ambassador when sanctions were announced... +

Democratic Sen. Al Franken said he's concerned about a report that incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn spoke several times with Russia's ambassador to the United States on the day President Obama announced new sanctions. I'm conce...

 2017-01-13 14:09 

Mediaite

Al Franken Gets Asked What Stuart Smalley Would Think About Todays State of Affairs... +

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it people like me!...

 2017-01-13 13:44 

Washington Times

Al Franken opposes Jeff Sessions confirmation as attorney general... +

Sen. Al Franken announced Friday he plans to vote against President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be attorney general, saying he has too many concerns about Sen. Jeff Sessions' past record....

 2017-01-13 13:31 

MSNBC

Franken: We must pressure Trump to release...... +

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., discusses why Donald Trump should release his taxes, how the FBI helped tip the election results and the impact the ACA has had on the country's uninsured....

 2017-01-12 00:59 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Al Franken signals he likely won't support Jeff Sessions... +

Sen. Al Franken signaled Wednesday that he is likely to vote against Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, saying after the second day of hearings on Capitol Hill that Jeff Sessions had yet to allay his concerns....

 2017-01-11 22:29 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Franken undecided how he'll vote on Sessions attorney general confirmation... +

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said he's skeptical of Jeff Sessions' ability to serve as attorney general, and he's still uncertain of how he&...

 2017-01-11 05:50 

Mother Jones

Al Franken Tears Into Sessions Over Civil Rights Claims... +

Watch the whole exchange....

 2017-01-11 01:04 

ThinkProgress

Al Franken lays into Trump for attacking Minnesotas Somali-American community... +
 2017-01-11 00:32 

Raw Story

What will you do if its true?: Franken puts Sessions on the spot over Trump-Russia allegations... +

In part of the questioning for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) brought up the recent bombshell report from a former British intelligence officer that revealed President-elect Donald Trump is being compromised by the Russians. Franken bro...

 2017-01-10 23:31 

Breitbart.com

Franken: I’m ‘Troubled’ By Sessions ‘Exaggerating, Misrepresenting’ His Civil Rights History... +

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “For the Record with Greta,” while discussing today’s confirmation hearing of President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said he was “v...

 2017-01-10 23:29 

Washington Post

Sessions unable to comment' on Trump intelligence briefing reports... +

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) questioned attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about news that intelligence officials briefed President-elect Trump on unconfirmed reports that Russia has compromising information on Trump....

 2017-01-10 23:02 

MSNBC

Sen. Franken: 'Troubled' by Sessions hearing... +

Senator Al Franken, D - Minnesota, joins Greta van Susteren to discuss the hearing on Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions....

 2017-01-10 22:17 

The Blaze

Watch: Al Franken accuses Jeff Sessions of lying, Ted Cruz sets the record straight... +

Confirmation hearings continued late into the afternoon for President-elect Donald Trump’s Attorney General-designateSen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Earlier on Tuesday, Sessions faced intense questioning fromcolleague Sen. ...

 2017-01-10 20:53 

Twitchy

We WILL adhere to the rule of law: Ted Cruz shreds Al Franken, highlights why Democrats fear Sessions... +

Oh Stuart Smalley, never cross Senator Ted Cruz. Just don't do it....

 2017-01-10 19:20 

Crooks and Liars

Sen. Al Franken Brings Fire To Jeff Sessions Confirmation Hearing ... +

Senator Al Franken never disappoints, especially in his hard-hitting inquisition of Jeff Sessions in today's A.G. Senate Confirmation Hearings. Jeff Sessions stated, numerous times, that he's definitely not a racist, I mean really, he has Black friends. F...

 2017-01-10 19:17 

Daily Kos

Busted! Senator Al Franken sets Sessions up and then traps him in his lies... +

Campaign Action The Jeff Sessions hearings are under way. Mr. Sessions would like to bring his brand of old-school Klansman-style racism into our country’s Department of Justice. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota got his chance to ask Sessions questions an...

 2017-01-10 17:47 

MSNBC

Sessions answers question about...... +

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a member of the Judiciary Committee, grills Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., during his confirmation hearing for Attorney General....

 2016-12-30 11:33 

Tech Times

Uber And Lyft Address Discrimination Concerns, Explaining Their Practices: Here's The Deal... +

Uber and Lyft have officially responded to a letter Senator Al Franken sent last month, following a study that pointed out discriminatory cases. The companies explained their practices and pledged to take further steps to combat potential discrimination....

 2016-12-30 03:22 

Engadget

Uber and Lyft answer concerns about discrimination... +

A study published earlier this year documenting the discrimination ride-hailing passengers face compelled Senator Al Franken to call Uber's and Lyft's attention. Now, the Senator's office has published the companies' responses to the l...

 2016-12-29 23:30 

KSTP

[ ABC St. Paul ]

Uber Privacy Settings Raise Concerns for Sen. Franken, App Users... +

Sen. Al Franken sent a letter to the president of Uber expressing concern over the latest update to the privacy settings. Uber defends the move, saying it will improve efficiency for users......

 2016-12-29 19:31 

TechCrunch

In light of discrimination concerns, Uber and Lyft defend their policies to show rider names and photos... +

Uber and Lyft have responded to Senator Al Franken's questions regarding potential racial discrimination against passengers. Last month, Franken wondered why.....

 2016-12-28 22:43 

Stamford Advocate

Uber, Lyft respond to Sen. Al Franken's discrimination concerns... +
 2016-12-26 16:00 

Salon

Lessons from Al Franken: Can Donald Trump shed his entertainer persona baggage once in office?... +

Concerns over Sen. Franken's "SNL" career melted away after his 2008 election. Will Trump's reputation follow suit?...

 2016-12-23 19:04 

WTNH

Senators celebrate behind-the-scenes bipartisan holiday tradition... +

Behind the scenes, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken invites fellow senators to share goodwill and enjoy a bipartisan Secret Santa gift exchange....

 2016-12-23 17:55 

Raw Story

These 7 weird and disturbing facts about Donald Trumps personality will make your skin crawl... +

Senator Al Franken, who formerly made his living in comedy, recently made a weirdly unsettling observation about Donald Trump. He never seems to laugh. And its true. TheNew York Timesreporter to whom Franken made the comment did some research, observing T...

 2016-12-23 17:52 

KXAN

[ NBC Austin, TX ]

Senators celebrate behind-the-scenes bipartisan holiday tradition... +

Behind the scenes, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken invites fellow senators to share goodwill and enjoy a bipartisan Secret Santa gift exchange....

 2016-12-21 22:58 

PC Magazine

Sen. Al Franken Asks Uber to Clarify Privacy Policy... +

Uber says it now tracks users' location even after a trip ends. ...

 2016-12-21 19:36 

TechCrunch

Senator Al Franken asks Uber for more clarity on new location data sharing... +

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) has penned an open letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asking the executive to either provide more transparency around.....

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