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Minnesota Names Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to Replace Franken in Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 11:30am 12/13/2017 at 11:30am
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Last week, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) announced he will resign in the coming weeks after facing numerous sexual misconduct allegations.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (D) has appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith (D) to take over Franken’s seat whenever the senator does decide to step down.

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Al Franken, Democrats’ Sacrificial Man

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:45pm 12/8/2017 at 8:45pm
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The speed with which Democrat Senators turned on Al Franken was startling.

After the first few allegations of groping, including the infamous breast-squeezing photo, Democrats mostly shrugged their shoulders. It was uncomfortable for Democrats, but not fatal. There were few calls for Franken to resign from his fellow Democrat Senators.

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Al Franken Announces He’ll Resign from the Senate in the Coming Weeks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:30am 12/7/2017 at 11:30am
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Sen. Al Franken is scheduled to give a speech this morning at 11:45 ET from the Senate floor. He’s expected to resign from his office.

The allegations of sexual misconduct continue to pile up with no end in sight.

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Democrats Wait Until Word of Impending Franken Resignation to Call for Franken Resignation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:51pm 12/6/2017 at 5:51pm
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Up until Wednesday, the Democrat talking points on Franken’s many alleged sexual misdoings were: 1) he made a “mistake” and 2) what Franken (allegedly) did was not nearly as bad as other recently unmasked sexual predators.

The second may be true, but that doesn’t make Franken’s alleged actions (see also: allegedly...

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UPDATE: Senators Now Call for Franken’s Resignation After Seventh Woman Comes Forward

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:30am 12/6/2017 at 11:30am
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Early this morning, Politico reported a seventh woman has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual misconduct. She claimed he tried to forcibly kiss her.

The “zero tolerance” senators have finally called for him to resign…after the seventh accuser.

When the woman fled the room, Franken

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UPDATE: Gillibrand Finally Calls for Franken’s Resignation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00am 12/6/2017 at 7:00am
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*UPDATE* After a seventh woman has come forward today and accused Franken of sexual misconduct, Gillibrand has finally called for him to resign.

New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is likely to run for president in 2020 so...

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Two More Women, Including an Army Vet, Accuse Franken of Sexual Misconduct

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:30am 11/30/2017 at 11:30am
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Two more females have come forward with accusations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), including an army veteran.

Army Veteran Stephanie Kemplin has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her breasts during a USO...

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‘Embarrassed’ Franken Won’t Resign, Apologizes for Groping Females

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/27/2017 at 4:30pm
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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) held a short press conference outside of his office to address the sexual misconduct allegations against him. He apologized profusely and promised to cooperate with the ethics committee. From Politico:

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Congress Pressured to End Sexual Harassment Secret Payoffs as They Expect More Scandals

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00am 11/27/2017 at 10:00am

Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken. Michigan Democrat Representative John Conyers. Who is next? It could be anyone! A Washington Post report from a few weeks ago showed that the “Office of Compliance has paid more than $17 million for 264 settlements and awards to federal employees for violations of various employment...

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Pelosi on Conyers: “Zero Tolerance” for behavior of former “Icon”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/26/2017 at 5:30pm
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Mary posted earlier on Representative John Conyers (D-MI) stepping down from his position as ranking member on the House Judiciary committee.  His language is hazy, and it sounds like he’s not leaving the committee and intends...

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Al Franken Thanksgiving Day statement: “I’m a warm person; I hug people.”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:45pm 11/23/2017 at 7:45pm
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From a purely partisan standpoint, it’s better for Republicans if Al Franken stays in the Senate.

Franken is a living, breathing monument to liberal hypocrisy, an accused serial groper and tongue-shover-in-mouther who reminds us daily that whatever else it is, the Democratic Party is the party that promoted and covered for the...

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HuffPo: Two Anonymous Women Accuse Al Franken of Inappropriate Touching

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:43pm 11/22/2017 at 9:43pm
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A report published by the Huffington Post Wednesday night cites two anonymous women who also accuse Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, bringing the total of inappropriate touching allegations against the Senator to four.

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If Roy Moore wins, thank Gloria Allred and Al Franken

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:00pm 11/21/2017 at 9:00pm

Based on the present state of affairs, and assuming there are no further revelations, it looks like Roy Moore will outlast the outrage over the accusations, which he denies, that he molested a 14-year-old girl and assaulted a 16-year-old girl almost 40 years ago. Those serious accusations of criminality have been...

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Why the SNL Women’s Defense of Franken Means Little

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 11/21/2017 at 2:30pm
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36 women who worked with Al Franken during his ‘Saturday Night Live’ years signed a letter testifying to his character. His former female Senate staffers made similar remarks.

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Elizabeth Warren evasive on whether Al Franken should resign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:30am 11/21/2017 at 11:30am

Elizabeth Warren is hardly a profile in courage as a politician. Warren loves to portray herself as brave for bashing Republicans, but when it is a matter of internal Democrat politics, she’s cowardly.

She sat out the Democratic primary without an endorsement until it was clear that Hillary had won. While she...

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Woman Claims Franken Groped Her Butt During Photo-Op in 2010

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00am 11/20/2017 at 10:00am
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Another woman has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of inappropriate behavior. According to CNN, 33-year-old Lindsay Menz claims that Franken grabbed her butt during a photo-op at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

Just days ago, radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden claimed that Franken forcibly kissed her and groped her breasts as...

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