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Sen. Franken says he can still be effective as crucial bills await

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Ending an 8-day silence, the senator says he's ashamed by the accusations of groping, but ready to get back to work today.

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Dec 7

Sen. Al Franken plans a morning announcement on the Senate floor

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The Minnesota senator, who called the latest anonymous accusation about his conduct “preposterous,” is set to speak about his future. It comes after Democratic leaders united to tell him it was time to go.

Nov 28

Back at work, Sen. Al Franken continues apology tour

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"I know there are no magic words I can say to regain your trust and I know that’s going to take time. I’m ready to start that process, and that starts with going back to work today.”

Nov 27

Sen. Franken says he can still be effective as crucial bills await

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Ending an 8-day silence, the senator says he's ashamed by the accusations of groping, but ready to get back to work today.

Nov 23

Two women say Sen. Al Franken groped them at Minneapolis events

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The Huffington Post cited two unnamed women who said that Franken grabbed their buttocks in separate incidents during his first Senate campaign.

Nov 20

Sen. Al Franken cut from PBS David Letterman tribute

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PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special airing Monday night.

Nov 17

Sen. Al Franken apologizes to his accuser; President Trump weighs in

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Senator apologizes, but his 2006 unwelcome kiss, grope lead to calls for his ouster.

Nov 17

Sen. Al Franken's behavior on USO tour cannot be excused

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Incident damages his ability to be a moral voice for Minnesotans.

Nov 10

With Sen. Dan Schoen accused of sexual harassment, allegations of wider problem at Capitol

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Amid allegations against Schoen, DFL state representative says sexual harassment is ‘bigger than one senator’ at Capitol

Nov 2

Watch Sen. Al Franken grill tech company officials about Russian ads

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U.S. senators questioned representatives of Facebook, Google and Twitter at a hearing Tuesday about Russian agents interfering with American politics and elections.

Oct 26

Sen. Al Franken tears up in speech paying tribute to Paul Wellstone

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The emotion was clear in a speech Tuesday night on the U.S. Senate floor.

Oct 7

Sen. Al Franken to donate campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein

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He joins a growing list of Democrats seeking to distance themselves.

Sep 13

Sen. Al Franken comes out for single-payer health-care plan offered by Bernie Sanders

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U.S. senators hear from MNsure CEO while hammering out a bipartisan fix they hope could stabilize state insurance exchanges.

Jan 13

Sens. Klobuchar, Franken will say no to AG nominee Sessions

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Sens. Klobuchar, Franken will say no to AG nominee Sessions

May 20

Al Franken is commander-in-chief on 'Jeopardy'

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Minnesota's U.S. senator had the edge over his competitors thanks to his knowledge on everything from which states have legalized marijuana to the theme song from “The Flintstones.”

Apr 13

Sen. Franken pushes Medtronic, FDA for Infuse study details

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Company has said review of its Infuse product did not reveal any new types of problems.

Mar 30

Sen. Al Franken to appear on special 'Jeopardy!' celebrity week

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The Minnesota senator will compete against journalists and entertainers in the long-running game show's charity event.

Jul 21

Franken: I was joking about Sen. John McCain

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Senator condemns Trump's remarks, praised McCain's "feats of courage."

Apr 24

After a year of railing against it, Sen. Al Franken relieved Comcast dropped bid to buy Time Warner

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After a year of railing against it, Sen. Al Franken relieved Comcast dropped bid to buy Time Warner

Apr 2

Sen. Al Franken urges David Letterman to run for Senate

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It came as the two discussed the controversy over Indiana's law to refuse serving individuals because they're gay.

Feb 23

Sens. Franken, Klobuchar adjust to life in the (Democratic) minority

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It’s a new world for both of Minnesota’s Democratic senators, who say they are slowly adjusting to a life in which they aren’t in charge, don’t run the committees, can’t call hearings and have little control over what gets voted on.