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 2017-08-19 12:47 

Raw Story

Unbelievably horrible: Watch Al Franken and Bill Maher shred Trumps sickening response to Charlottesville... +

Appearing on HBOs Real Time, Sen. Al Franken (D-MI) joined host Bill Maher to take some much-needed shots at President Donald Trump following what could be described as the worst week of his administration. Asked about recent comments by Republican senato...

 2017-08-19 02:59 

Hollywood Reporter

Al Franken Slams Trump on Bill Maher's 'Real Time': He's a "Terrible President"... +

The Democratic senator dropped by the HBO show for the first time since canceling his appearance over the host's widely criticized use of the N-word....

 2017-08-19 02:43 

The Daily Beast

Al Franken Not Impressed By Bannon Firing: ‘The Problem with This Administration Is Trump’... +

The Democratic senator from Minnesota explained to Bill Maher why the problems won’t stop now that Trumps chief strategist Steve Bannon is gone....

 2017-08-16 21:24 

Washington Examiner

Al Franken proves his decision to cancel on Bill Maher was an empty gesture... +

The gentleman from Minnesota just counted on our collective memory being too short to catch him in the act of flip-flopping....

 2017-08-16 17:37 

The Huffington Post

Senator Al Franken Will Return To Bill Maher's 'Real Time'... +

HBO confirmed that Sen. Franken will be appearing Friday, Aug. 18....

 2017-08-16 16:50 

Hollywood Reporter

Al Franken Books 'Real Time' Return After N-Word Boycott... +

The Democratic senator has not appeared since Bill Maher's highly criticized use of the N-word in early June....

 2017-08-15 17:57 

Yahoo News

Al Franken blasts President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence on 'Conan'... +

Sen. Al Franken did not mince words when it came to President Trump's reaction to the injuries and death that occurred in Charlottesville, Va....

 2017-08-15 17:54 

Yahoo News

Al Franken blasts President Trump's reaction to Charlottesville violence on 'Conan'... +

Sen. Al Franken went on Conan and discussed the tragic events that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville when white supremacists were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, and Franken did not mince words when it came to President Trump'...

 2017-08-15 04:44 

Deadline Hollywood

Al Franken Tells Conan OBrien I Have Trouble With This President After Donald Trumps Charlottesville Violence Reax... +

Today President Trump made a speech denouncing Neo Nazis and the KKK, but people were upset because he waited 48 hours to do it, Conan OBrien said Monday, joining the chorus of...

 2017-08-14 16:33 

Miami Herald

Senator Al Franken to appear at Miami Book Fair... +

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken isnt the only political name on the Miami Book Fair roster. Former vice president Joe Biden will also appear, as will the Bush twins, to talk about their new memoirs....

 2017-08-13 19:36 

WTNH

Capitol Report: Sen. Franken showcases comedy and well wishes to Mayor Boughton... +

Minnesota Senator Al Franken showed his sense of humor, taking his shtick to late night television in response to President Trump...

 2017-08-11 23:00 

Crooks and Liars

Al Franken And Chris Van Hollen Discuss Lowering Prescription Costs... +

I wish Al Franken would give a seminar to the entire Democratic Party apparatus about how to actually communicate with voters. In this short video conversation with Chris Van Hollen, Franken sidesteps the Democratic slogan "A Better Deal" to point out in...

 2017-08-11 18:15 

CNN Money

Franken, Sanders and Warren rule Senate bookstakes... +

Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker may one day battle for their party's presidential nomination. For now, they're just competing for book sales. ...

 2017-08-08 15:51 

Raw Story

David Letterman is getting his own Netflix show that sounds like his video series with Al Franken... +

Former “Late Show” host David Letterman is getting his own show on Netflix, according to an announcement. It has been less than three years since he handed the reigns over to Stephen Colbert and moved on, but the host went viral for a video se...

 2017-08-08 12:57 

ctpost.com

DeLauro: Low-wage workers often victims of employer theft... +

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3), along with U.S. senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Al Franken (D-MN), and U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), have introduced the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act to crack down on e...

 2017-08-07 08:00 

National Review

Al Franken, Un-Funny Man of the Senate... +

Al Franken was more prepared than you might think to run successfully for the U.S. Senate in 2008. Being a senator is serious business, and Franken had just spent 35 years not being funny. The challenge he faced was this: After years of trying to be funny...

 2017-08-03 22:29 

New Haven Register

Randall Beach: Franken is fighting Trump and urging others to join him... +

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sounded tired on his cellphone when we spoke to each other last Friday shortly after noon as he rode the train from Washington to New York....

 2017-08-03 20:00 

Tulsa World

Al Franken pushes senator to 'have fun,' but Tom Coburn says 'there is nothing humorous'... +

U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota has been getting a lot of mileage on his current book tour out of a story about having breakfast with the former Oklahoma senator known as "Dr. No."...

 2017-08-02 23:47 

Page Six

Al Franken got a kick out of Scaramuccis firing... +

As the Scaramucci news broke on all our phones, we suddenly heard a huge belly laugh come from Franken....

 2017-08-02 20:09 

Tulsa World

Watch what Sen. Al Franken said about former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn: 'There are some senators who aren't very funny'... +

Tuesday night on Stephen Colberts "The Late Show," Sen. Al Franken talked about the part of his new book about former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn....

 2017-08-02 17:30 

Hollywood Reporter

Al Franken Discusses Bonding With Funny Senators on 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' | THR News... +

During his appearance on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,' Al Franken -- the only man to play a senator on 'Saturday Night Live' and then become one in real life -- discussed which Senators are funny, and which are not....

 2017-08-02 16:07 

The Huffington Post

Senator Al Franken Doesn't Think Donald Trump Is 'Funny At All,' Except This One Time... +

During a long conversation with Seth Meyers, Franken offered new remarks on Trump....

 2017-08-02 15:18 

AlterNet.org

Al Franken Dishes on the Night Trumpcare Was Defeated... +

The Minnesota senator sat down with Stephen Colbert. Promoting his new book Giant of the Senate, Minnesota Senator Al Franken reminded the country of his comedy chops during his Tuesday night appearance on ...

 2017-08-02 14:42 

Hollywood Reporter

Al Franken Tells Stephen Colbert Which Senators Are Funny (And Which Aren't)... +

Franken also teases Bill O'Reilly, whom he says doesn't understand how satire works....

 2017-08-02 14:10 

The Hill

Al Franken: 'I make fun of the people who deserved it'... +

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 2017-08-02 12:59 

Mother Jones

Al Franken Recounts the Extraordinary Moments Leading Up to Health Care Vote... +

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) appeared on the Late Show on Tuesday to unpack the dramatic moments leading up to last weeks health care vote, telling Stephen Colbert that he had a hunch Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) might shoot down the Republican bill to repeal ...

 2017-08-02 12:12 

Salon

Al Franken tells Stephen Colbert which senators have a sense of humor... +

Franken never lost his comedic chops, but he reveals one senator in particular never had them in the first place...

 2017-08-02 10:04 

The Week

Sen. Al Franken tells Stephen Colbert about the moment McCain sunk TrumpCare, which senators are funny... +

Before Al Franken was a U.S. senator, he was a comedian, Stephen Colbert reminded the Minnesota Democrat on Tuesday's Late Show. "Now that I'm a senator," Franken replied, "I don't want you for a moment to think that what you do here every night is any le...

 2017-08-02 09:19 

The Huffington Post

Al Franken Relives Dramatic Moment John McCain Voted No On GOP Health Care Bill... +
 2017-08-02 04:35 

The Daily Beast

Al Franken and Stephen Colbert Bond Over Hatred of Bill O'Reilly... +

The Democratic senator told Colbert that Bill O’Reilly ‘didn’t understand that satire is protected speech in the U.S., even if the object of the satire doesn’t get it.’...

 2017-08-02 02:54 

Vulture

Al Franken Tells Colbert About That Time McCain Voted No to the Skinny Repeal... +

Senator Franken suspected it might happen when he noticed a certain vice-president missing....

 2017-07-30 23:23 

ctpost.com

Sen. Al Franken talks politics and humor in New Haven... +

NEW HAVEN - U.S. Sen. Al Franken tried to be serious when he spoke Sunday at the Shubert Theatre about topics such as health care, but as a former comedian, he couldn't stop himself from cracking jokes and drawing belly laughs from the partisan crowd....

 2017-07-30 04:00 

The Middletown Press

Al Franken talks health care at Shubert in New Haven; says Trump 'lies all the time'... +

NEW HAVEN >> Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota tried to be serious when he spoke Sunday at the Shubert Theatre about topics such as health care, but as a former comedian, he couldnt stop himself from cracking jokes and drawing belly laughs fr...

 2017-07-30 04:00 

New Haven Register

Al Franken talks health care at Shubert in New Haven; says Trump 'lies all the time'... +

NEW HAVEN >> Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota tried to be serious when he spoke Sunday at the Shubert Theatre about topics such as health care, but as a former comedian, he couldnt stop himself from cracking jokes and drawing belly laughs fr...

 2017-07-30 04:00 

The Register Citizen

Al Franken talks health care at Shubert in New Haven; says Trump 'lies all the time'... +

NEW HAVEN >> Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota tried to be serious when he spoke Sunday at the Shubert Theatre about topics such as health care, but as a former comedian, he couldnt stop himself from cracking jokes and drawing belly laughs fr...

 2017-07-29 16:16 

MSNBC

Al and Alex, Part 4: Who's the self...... +

Alex discusses new books coming from Hillary Clinton and Senator Franken himself. Both take critical looks at different electoral landmarks and where they fit in the course of the Democratic party....

 2017-07-29 16:10 

MSNBC

Al and Alex, Part 3: Kushner testifies,...... +

With the Russia probe calling more witnesses, Senator Franken reports on what he knows so far. Then he reacts to Senate's ill-fated attempt to pass multiple pieces of healthcare legislation....

 2017-07-29 16:06 

MSNBC

Al and Alex, Part 2: Did Jeff Sessions lie...... +

Al Franken recalls his line of questioning to Jeff Sessions during Sessions' confirmation hearing, all in light of new reporting that alleges Sessions discussed campaign matters with Sergey Kislyak....

 2017-07-29 16:01 

MSNBC

Al and Alex, Part 1: Trump's new staffer...... +

Alex sits down with Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to discuss the latest turbulence coming from the White House and Franken's position on incoming chief of staff John Kelly....

 2017-07-28 18:18 

Chicago Tribune

Al Franken and David Axelrod have dueling accounts of 2010 Obamacare fight... +

Republicans may be turning their guns on each other following Friday's failed attempt to pass the "skinny repeal" of Obamacare in the U.S. Senate. But it also was bumpy behind the scenes for the Democrats before they passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010...

 2017-07-28 02:44 

Raw Story

The American people hate all their plans: Al Franken scorches GOP on healthcare debacle... +

On Thursday night, with the vote on a possible “skinny repeal” of Obamacare looming in the Senate, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) told Rachel Maddow that the Republican healthcare bill is so bad that Republicans are demanding assurances from the House...

 2017-07-28 01:42 

MSNBC

GOP bill 'opposite of what Trump promised'... +

Senator Al Franken talks with Rachel Maddow about the disastrous health/tax bill Senate Republicans are struggling to jam through to passage....

 2017-07-26 16:29 

Raw Story

Al Franken blasts Trump for effectively spreading Russias misinformation with Scaramucci... +

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) hammered President Donald Trump during a Senate hearing for promoting a “Russian lie” about their efforts to interfere with the U.S. election. The Minnesota Democrat questioned FBI counterintelligence chief Bill Priestap...

 2017-07-26 04:00 

New Haven Register

Al Franken in conversation with Colin McEnroe at Shubert in New Haven July 30... +

NEW HAVEN >> If it gives you fits to hear the words President Donald Trump, consider how conservatives twitched when Al Franken became a U.S. senator....

 2017-07-26 02:13 

MSNBC

Franken: Trump firing Sessions would be a...... +

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joins Lawrence O'Donnell exclusively to react to the Senate's vote to proceed on a health care bill and the escalating turmoil around Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which Franken played a key role with his critical under-oath......

 2017-07-24 17:50 

Gothamist

Al Franken To Talk Politics With Seth Meyers At Cooper Union... +

Al Franken will be Stuart Smalley to me for as long as he lives. But since he was elected to represent Minnesota in Congress, his Daily Affirmations have been replaced with ferocity on the Senate floor, and as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, F...

 2017-07-24 12:47 

AlterNet.org

WATCH: Al Franken Laughs at Scaramucci's 'Bizarre' Decision to Rely on Trump's Claim That Russians Didn't Hack Election... +

I thought when he brought it up, I thought it was a disinterested intelligence expert, a laughing Franken said. Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) laughed about an extremely contentious interview host Jake Tapper had with new White Ho...

 2017-07-24 05:00 

American Thinker

Al Franken reveals fear of Kid Rock running against Debbie Stabenow... +

Fear stalks a friendly on-air conversation between Jake Tapper and Senator Al Franken when the name "Kid Rock" comes up....

 2017-07-23 15:14 

Breitbart.com

Al Franken: Sessions Has Not Been ‘Truthful’ — ‘More Likely’ Kislyak Is Telling the Truth... +

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” when asked about reports that Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak said Attorney General Jeff Sessions did discuss Trump’s White House campaign with him, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said he believed Kislyak....

 2017-07-23 14:39 

Raw Story

WATCH: Al Franken laughs at Scaramuccis bizarre use of Trump as a source that Russians didnt hack election... +

Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) laughed about an extremely contentious interview host Jake Tapper had with new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci who attempted to use President Donald Trump as an anonymous sourc...

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