Al Franken 'Greatest Groper' billboard by artist Sabo stuns L.A. commuters

Los Angeles commuters on their way to work Thursday morning were greeting with an unexpected surprise: a giant billboard altered to draw attention to Sen. Al Franken's sex scandal.

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Jan 4

Bill Maher gropes sleeping Bob Saget in photo mocking Al Franken

Bill Maher has faced criticism on social media after he appeared to grope a sleeping Bob Saget in a photo mocking disgraced former Sen. Al Franken.

Dec 19

Sen. Leahy regrets calling for Franken's resignation

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Sen. Patrick Leahy says he regrets calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign instead of waiting for an ethics investigation.

Dec 8

Al Franken and Democratic strategy for 2018

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Dec 7

Al Franken quits Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations

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Sen. Al Franken on Thursday announced he was quitting the austere upper chamber amid mounting accusations that he forcibly kissed or groped women, bowing to resignation calls from at least 32 of his fellow Senate Democrats.

Dec 7

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, once a rising star in Democratic Party, is resigning amid sexual miscondu

WASHINGTON (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, once a rising star in Democratic Party, is resigning amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Dec 6

Al Franken must go, female Democratic senators say

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Several female Democratic senators on Wednesday are calling for Sen. Al Franken, a member of their own party, to resign from public office.

Nov 30

Woman accuses Franken of misconduct: unwanted 'wet, open-mouthed kiss'

Two more women came forward on Thursday to accuse Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate conduct as the Minnesota Democrat fights for his political life.

Nov 27

Sen. Al Franken says he 'let a lot of people down' amid sexual misconduct allegations, vows to work

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Al Franken says he 'let a lot of people down' amid sexual misconduct allegations, vows to work to regain trust.

Nov 26

Sen. Richard Durbin: Sen. Al Franken acted 'in a responsible way' with ethics probe

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Sen. Richard Durbin said Sunday that fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken has acted responsibly in his reaction to allegations of sexual assault by several women.

Nov 20

Bill Clinton 'half-smirked' when asked about Al Franken's sex scandal, NBC reporter says

Former President Bill Clinton had one reaction on Monday when asked about Sen. Al Franken's widening sexual misconduct scandal — a "half-smirk."

Nov 20

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, saying Monday that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 - after he had begun his…

Nov 17

Al Franken's days are numbered

Sen. Al Franken, who was just outed on a photograph wearing a big smile and groping the chest of a journalist while she slept, is now facing growing calls — many, from within his own liberal-minded ranks — to resign.

Nov 16

Statement by Sen. Al Franken on sexual harassment allegation

Text of a statement Thursday from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) after he was accused of sexual harassment by fellow performer Leeann Tweeden on a 2006 USO Tour: "The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was…

Nov 16

'The View' shreds Al Franken: 'This is not acceptable'

The predominantly liberal panel on ABC's "The View" condemned Democratic Sen. Al Franken after he was accused Thursday of forcibly kissing and groping a Los Angeles radio host while they were on a USO trip together in 2006.

Nov 16

Leeann Tweeden, radio host, says Al Franken 'kissed and groped me without my consent'

A Los Angeles radio host has accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her without her consent during a December 2006 USO tour, providing a photo of the alleged encounter that showed the Minnesota Democrat touching her chest with a smile on his…

Nov 16

Radio anchor says Franken forcibly kissed her amid USO tour

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

Jun 19

Al Franken warns Dems on Trump impeachment wish, says Mike Pence 'would be worse'

Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota has a message for fellow Democrats who yearn for President Trump's impeachment: Be careful what they wish for; they just might get it.

Jun 2

Al Franken: Time for Hillary Clinton, Democrats to 'move on'

Sen. Al Franken says it's time for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to “move on” from their presidential election loss and learn how to better reach voters. (Yahoo) more >. Print. By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - Friday,…

Jun 2

The Latest: Sen. Al Franken dis-invites Kathy Griffin

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on Kathy Griffin (all times local):; 8:29 a.m. Sen. Al Franken has dis-invited Griffin from an event promoting his new book, "Giant of the Senate."

Feb 13

Al Franken says Trump's mental health should be questioned

A Democratic senator claims that "a few" of his Republican colleagues have expressed concern to him about President Donald Trump's mental health - and that stems from questions about Trump's truthfulness.