Coco's bringing serious funny for a funny senatorIt's another sign that once oh-so-serious Sen. Al Franken is lightening up: Conan O'Brien has been booked for an invitation-only Franken fundraiser on May 17 at the Mount Curve Avenue home of Gloria Finley and Robert Levine. The following nigh ... More >>
Conservative activist Jason Mattera tries to sandbag Sen. Al Franken, insisting that there's "$7 billion to fund jungle gyms" in the health car bill. Franken tells him he has to "shut up right now." And that line about $7 billion for monkey bars? Mattera's spouting fiction.
Fits of pique reinforced Franken's image as a champion of the liberal left, but now he plays squash with Republicans.
Al Franken grants Roll Call his first major interview with a national publication.
Ironically, Comcast donated $5,000 to Franken's recount fund, helping to propel him into the Senate.
This is not news: Both sides of the abortion debate are dug in tighter than a stubborn mule. Here's a perfect example.
The giant defense contractor is already the object of scorn for profiteering off the war in Iraq with amoral abandon.
The right wing echo chamber is already assuming that a close election will automatically be stolen by Democrats.
The freshman senator again wades into the culture wars.
The news opens one more chapter in the contentious dispute over the legitimacy of the 2008 election results.
Franken said he was moved to act after hearing the story of a KBR employee who alleges she was gang-raped by others in the company while posted in Baghdad.
Reminder: Nothing ever dies on the Internet. Addendum: If it doesn't die, it may come back to bite you.
The junior senator from Minnesota makes life rough for Sen. Joe Lieberman during the health care debate.
Franken didn't let his freshman status in the U.S. Senate get in the way of a pointed critique of South Dakota Sen. John Thune on Monday evening.
It's the second time in recent weeks that Minnesota's junior senator has taken up traditionally feminist causes.
Weekend Update it's not: Minnesota's junior senator prefers to let his handlers do the talking.
Apparently most senators are scared to death of trying to draw the state they represent or they are pretending they are more important.
Al Franken is giving GOP senators fits because he's making it look as though they don't care about victims of rape.
Sen. Al Franken has had enough with the airlines messing up in Minnesota.
The senator from Minnesota is not to be trifled with on healthcare.
Sen. Dan Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat, might remove or change the amendment that passed the Senate a couple weeks ago.
Republicans were called "pro-rape" for voting against Franken's amendment, but what about the Department of Defense and the White House? They were against it too.
The amendment stops defense contractors from receiving federal funding if they use mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent victims of assault from going to court.
Sen. Al Franken pulled out his familiar, but still impressive, trick at he Minnesota State Fair last week.
Al Franken canceled a fundraiser tonight that was supposed to be hosted by a guy convicted of theft-by-swindle. Oops.
Two weeks into the job, SurveyUSA asked Minnesotans if they approved or disapproved of his work so far as senator. Here's what the poll found.
Maybe Al Franken learned his lesson when he let this seemingly innocent baby too close.
In our new social media column, we look at Franken and Digg. Do those heartless Diggers care? Maybe not.
Sonia Sotomayor was finally stumped by our very own Sen. Al Franken.
We have to admit Franken's first day questioning Sotomayor was "pretty cool".
In Sen. Al Franken's first vote as an elected official for Minnesota, he rejected a White House proposal to dump some terrorism funding.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling some online fear mongering with Al Franken's swearing-in today. The country is going to crumble in front of our eyes, they say.
If you're a political nut who has spent an unfortunate amount of time following Minnesota's U.S. Senate race unfold, it would only be fitting to see it officially end today with Al Franken's swearing-in ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Did this more than eight-month battle just end with an oath and signature? It sure did.
We know you were too busy watching Michael Jackson's casket travel all over L.A. today from one service to the next.
Franken is too serious for his own good and wants to be sure everyone knows it. We sent another boring white guy to the Senate.
Vice President Biden will administer the oath of office and Franken will be accompanied by former Vice President Walter Mondale and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Al Franken, along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other local politicians, rallied at the state Capitol Wednesday to celebrate his long-awaited win of the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Al Franken, who will likely be sworn in as Minnesota senator next week, has all eyes on him, even those pesky lobbyists who see him as potentially naive and impressionable.
The office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Senator-elect Al Franken is tentatively scheduled to be sworn in Tuesday at noon.
It's like the Democrats had everything ready for the moment Al Franken was finally considered Minnesota's senator-elect.
He won, get over it, and stop filling the world with your mouth garbage.
There were only a couple hours between the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling and Al Franken's victory speech, but the crowds made it to his downtown Minneapolis for his announcement.
Pawlenty says he will sign Franken's election certificate today.
The Metro area and beyond bestows some Twisdom on Franken's win. See what people were tweeting.
Minnesota Republican Party Chairman-elect Tony Sutton issued a statement in reaction to the state Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Al Franken.
Obama released an official statement on Al Franken's win of Minnesota's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Senator-Elect Al Franken just spoke in front of his Minneapolis home, happily accepting Norm Coleman's concession in the state's longest election contest.
See videos from Franken's speech outside his Minneapolis townhouse.
Since we have Al Franken, a former comedian, running for office it wouldn't be that surprising to have another celebrity running against him.