Al Franken

Former Senator Al Franken Explains Why Ron Johnson is Clearly an Antifa Plant

Al Franken was, at one time, one of the most popular Democratic lawmakers in the country. Franken, though, stepped down…

2 years ago

Opinion: As Impeachment Trial Begins, Let’s Remember The Republican History Of Big Lies

The “big lie” is not unique to Trump but rather constitutes a long-standing Republican tradition and political practice that, far…

2 years ago

Defiant And Upbeat Al Franken Pledges Not To Give Up His Voice After Leaving The Senate

"Here is my promise to you: I may be leaving the Senate, but I'm not giving up my voice," the…

5 years ago

Sen. Joe Manchin Tells Al Franken Not To Resign Because He Is Being Railroaded

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) told CNN that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) shouldn't resign because he is being railroaded and denied…

5 years ago

Democrats Pushing Al Franken To Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Should Urge Trump To Do The Same

It's time for Democrats to remember that the sitting President of the United States still has paid no political or…

5 years ago

Mitch McConnell Supports Accused Pedophile Roy Moore While Calling On Al Franken To Resign

After refusing to say that accused pedophile Roy Moore doesn't belong in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is…

5 years ago

Al Franken Likely To Resign On Thursday As 18 Senators Call On Him To Step Down

Sen. Al Franken's office has scheduled an announcement for Thursday with all signs pointing toward the Minnesota Senator announcing his…

5 years ago

A Shaken And Contrite Al Franken’s Decency Shines Through At Sexual Harassment Press Conference

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was clearly contrite and embarrassed as he addressed reporters in a shaky voice during a brief…

5 years ago

Al Franken Says He Is Ashamed Of Groping Allegations But Returning To Work In The Senate

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) said that he is ashamed of the allegations that he groped women during photos, but that…

5 years ago

Two New Women Come Forward And Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Groping Them

Two new accusers have come forward to accuse Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of inappropriately touching them during his 2008 Senate…

5 years ago

Opinion: Subjecting Al Franken to the Same Consequences As Roy Moore Is Disproportionate

The Republican response to accusations made of both men is telling of a Republican Party that is quick to overlook,…

5 years ago

36 Women Who Worked With Him At SNL Sign A Statement Of Support For Al Franken

Three dozen women who worked with now Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Saturday Night Live released a statement saying that…

5 years ago

Al Franken Isn’t Going Anywhere As He Has No Plans To Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sen. Franken's office said that the Senator has no plans to resign over the sexual harassment allegations that have been…

5 years ago

Liberal Groups Are Beginning To Call On Al Franken To Step Down

After a second woman accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her, liberal groups are starting to call on him…

5 years ago

14 Female Staffers Say That Al Franken Treated Them With Respect And Was A Champion For Women

14 female staffers who worked for Al Franken are speaking out and saying that the Senator from Minnesota treated them…

5 years ago

Trump Completely Loses It After Hillary Clinton Reminds America That He’s A Sexual Predator

"Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump who have done neither,"…

5 years ago

GOP Attempts To Equate Al Franken And Roy Moore Fall Apart As Female Staffers Say Franken Treated Them With Respect

Former female staffers who worked for Sen. Al Franken issued a joint statement praising Sen. Franken for treating them with…

5 years ago

Hypocrite Sexual Assaulter Trump Stays Silent On Roy Moore But Attacks Al Franken

The last person in the world who should be talking about sexual harassment is Donald Trump, but that didn't stop…

5 years ago

Al Franken’s Accuser Says She Doesn’t Think He Should Resign From The Senate

The woman accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of sexual harassment, Leeann Tweeden, said that she does not think Franken should…

5 years ago

Al Franken Apologizes And Asks For A Senate Ethics Investigation Into His Own Sexual Harassment

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has apologized and requested a Senate ethics investigation into the allegation that he sexually harassed, Leeann…

5 years ago

Sen. Al Franken Nails Jeff Sessions For His Endless Series Of Russia Lies

In a new letter, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) his position as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to call…

5 years ago

Al Franken Vows To Fight The New GOP Effort To Rip Away Health Insurance Away From Millions

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) urged Republicans to ditch their latest effort to repeal Obamacare and vowed to fight against the…

5 years ago

Al Franken Perfectly Explains Why Donald Trump Is A Disgrace To The Presidency

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) took apart Trump for being lazy, refusing to learn about policy, or put in the work…

5 years ago

Al Franken Leads The Charge To Protect Nursing Home Residents From Trump Enabled Abuse

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is leading the effort to stop Trump from abandoning an Obama era rule that allowed residents…

5 years ago

Al Franken Pushes Trump Over The Edge By Demanding Donald Trump Jr. Testify Under Oath

In a move that is certain to make the scared president even jumpier, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is demanding that…

6 years ago

Al Franken Laughs As Susan Collins Talks About Not Being Invited To Trump Healthcare Meeting

A reporter asked Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) if she was going to the White House for a health care meeting…

6 years ago

Al Franken Tells Senate Republicans To Give It Up And Abandon Their Healthcare Bill

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is calling on Senate Republicans to abandon their effort to pass a healthcare bill that takes…

6 years ago

Al Franken Drops A Truth Bomb And Calls The GOP Health Care Bill A Tax Cut For Billionaires

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is calling the Republican health care bill what it really is. Franken described the bill as…

6 years ago

Relentless Al Franken Just Dropped The Hammer And Called Out Jeff Sessions

During an interview on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) responded to Jeff Sessions' testimony, by…

6 years ago

Al Franken Is Jeff Sessions’ Worst Nightmare As He Accuses The AG Of Whitewashing Perjury

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) didn't buy for a second that Jeff Sessions didn't understand his question when he lied under…

6 years ago

Al Franken Can’t Stop Laughing At Trump’s Cabinet Saying How ‘Blessed’ They Are To Serve Him

"If they feel blessed to be in his cabinet or to be around him, to be his chief of staff…

6 years ago

Here Are 2 Of The Letters That Al Franken Sent To Get Jeff Sessions Investigated By The FBI

Sen. Al Franken stated for the first time that he sent a letter to the FBI asking them to investigate…

6 years ago

Al Franken Reveals He Got Jeff Sessions Busted By Sending A Letter To The FBI

During an interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on The Last Word, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) revealed that he sent a…

6 years ago

Al Franken Storms The Senate And Obliterates The Secret Republican Health Care Bill

In a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) took apart the lies that make up the Republican…

6 years ago

Al Franken Rips The FCC For Voting To Destroy The Internet By Getting Rid Of Net Neutrality

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) unloaded on the FCC after they voted 2-1 to roll back net neutrality protections and in…

6 years ago

Al Franken Warns that Trump is Endangering National Security And Weakening The US Against ISIS

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) warned early Tuesday afternoon that President Trump is endangering U.S. national security.

6 years ago

Al Franken Explodes And Rips FCC Chairman’s Plan To End Net Neutrality

After FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a speech that he wants to reverse net neutrality rules and end open…

6 years ago

Al Franken Accuses Jeff Sessions Of Perjury As Russia Scandal Roars Back To Bite Trump

Sen. Al Franken told CNN's Jake Tapper that he thinks Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury, and he wants…

6 years ago

Al Franken Bursts Into Laughter Over Trump’s Crazy Wiretapping Accusations

"The President of the United States did not tap Donald Trump's phone. I mean, that's just ridiculous," Senator Al Franken…

6 years ago

Al Franken Just Hammered Jeff Sessions With An Amazing Letter Demanding Answers

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is pulling no punches as he just dropped an amazing letter demanding answers on Attorney General…

6 years ago

Ralph Reed Attacks Democratic Opposition to Betsy DeVos as ‘War on Religion’

Ralph Reed cites 'War on Religion' but as Al Franken has said, "She is fundamentally incompetent" to lead the Department…

6 years ago

Al Franken Torches Spineless GOP Colleagues For Not Opposing Betsy DeVos

The Minnesota Democrat said the Senate should simply tell Devos, "Thank you for your time. We'll let you know," and…

6 years ago

Bernie Sanders And Al Franken Responses Mean Big Trouble Ahead For Trump And Neal Gorsuch

The responses from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Al Franken (D-MN) focused on issues that represent big trouble ahead for…

6 years ago

Al Franken Stands Up For Democratic Values By Opposing Jeff Sessions For Attorney General

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is standing up for Democratic Party values by announcing that he will vote against the nomination…

6 years ago

Al Franken’s Dramatic Exposure of Sessions’ Civil Rights Record Gets Crickets

Through his questioning, Senator Al Franken exposed Jeff Sessions’ lies about his civil rights record in his questionnaire to the…

6 years ago

Sen. Al Franken Obliterates Republicans For Having No Plan To Replace Obamacare

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) tore apart Republicans on the Senate floor for having no plan to replace the Affordable Care…

6 years ago

Sen. Al Franken Mourns The Death Of Legendary Music Icon Prince

Upon the sad news that music legend Prince had died, Sen Al Franken (D-MN) released a statement calling Prince an…

7 years ago

Al Franken Erupts On Republicans And Calls Out Their Absurd Obama Obstruction Lies

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looked Republicans in the eyes and called out the absurd lies that they are using to…

7 years ago

Al Franken Blasts Mitch McConnell On Senate Floor For Blocking Obama SCOTUS Nominee

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) took to the Senate floor to blast Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans while revealing the absurdity…

7 years ago

Senate Liberals Roar With Bill To Give Seniors, The Disabled, And Veterans A Raise

Al Franken and Senate liberals are holding Republican feet to the fire with a bill that would give seniors, veterans,…

7 years ago

Liberals Roar As Senate Democrats Demand Unionization For Senate Workers

Thirty-four members of the Senate Democratic caucus including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sen. Al Franken…

7 years ago

Democrats Outsmart Mitch McConnell With Resolution Supporting Pope Francis On Climate Change

A group of liberal Senate Democrats turned the tables on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today by introducing a resolution supporting…

7 years ago

Senate Liberals Crush Republicans As Democrats Block Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

By a mostly party-line vote, Senate Democrats powered by the liberal caucus rose up and blocked a Republican bill to…

8 years ago

Liberals Bernie Sanders and Al Franken Win As Comcast Drops Time Warner Bid

The liberal senators who stood up in opposition to the Comcast-Time Warner merger scored a major victory as Comcast has…

8 years ago

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken Stand Up For The Free Market By Taking On Comcast

Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Al Franken (D-MN), Ed Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)…

8 years ago

Al Franken And Bernie Sanders Praise Net Neutrality As An Enormous Victory Over Corporations

In two separate statements, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) praised the passage of the FCC's new…

8 years ago

Bill O’Reilly Resorts To Name-Calling And Insults In Response To Mother Jones Story

During the Friday night broadcast of The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly responded to a Mother Jones story showing he…

8 years ago

Senate Republicans Unanimously Block Amendment To Keep Keystone Oil In The United States

GOP Senators killed amendments requiring Keystone oil be kept in the U.S., and mandating that the pipeline be built with…

8 years ago

Al Franken Sends Uber Running By Questioning Their Privacy Policies

Uber responds to Sen Franken, but "it still remains unclear how Uber defines legitimate business purposes for accessing, retaining, and…

8 years ago

Al Franken Didn’t Support the Funding Bill Because It Gives the Wealthy Even More Influence

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) issued the following statement condemning the gutting of campaign finance reform and putting taxpayers on the…

8 years ago

Sen. Al Franken Stands Up For Privacy By Pressing Uber to Enforce Its Privacy Policy

After an Uber exec revealed his idea to dig up dirt on journalists via the company's data collection, Al Franken…

8 years ago

Ted Cruz Proves Al Franken Right: Texas Senator Doesn’t Know What Net Neutrality Is

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to Sen. Al Franken's (D-MN) claim that the Texas senator doesn't know what net neutrality…

8 years ago

Bold Democrat Mary Landrieu Should Be Truthful About KeystoneXL

It may have been Democrat Howard Dean who said not long ago that if given a choice between voting for…

8 years ago

Al Franken Slams Ted Cruz By Strongly Calling Out His Idiocy and False Information

Sen. Al Franken was having none of Ted Cruz's intentional idiocy and propaganda. On CNN's State Of The Union, Franken…

8 years ago

Democrats Lost Because They Wasted Their Most Valuable Weapon in the Midterms

Barack Obama is still the President, and his administration's record achievements over the past five-and-a-half years were squandered by Democratic…

8 years ago

Al Franken Drops a Truth Bomb On The Senate: Citizens United Is Money Laundering

As the Senate continues to debate final passage of a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United, Sen. Al Franken…

8 years ago

Al Franken Blasts Net Neutrality Vote, Warning It Could Hand Corporations the Internet

After Thursday's vote, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who has called this issue "the free speech issue of our time," blasted…

9 years ago

Al Franken Drops the Hammer on the Comcast Time-Warner Deal

Senator Franken dropped the hammer on the Comcast Time Warner merger, saying that the deal needs careful scrutiny. He wants…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders and Al Franken Call Assad’s Use of Chemical Weapons an Inhumane Atrocity

In separate statements Sens. Bernie Sanders and Al Franken called the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons on the Syrian…

9 years ago

New Book Outs Democrats as Commies and Obamacare a Commie Plot

Since only a communist would oppose rampant crony capitalism and its corporatist/theocratic ideals, Democrats must be commies

9 years ago

Sen. Al Franken, ‘I don’t want transparency only where it’s convenient to the government.’

Sen. Al Franken has introduced a bill that would lift the secrecy surrounding FISA and the Patriot Act. Franken explained,…

10 years ago

Al Franken Would Crush Michele Bachmann 55%-38% In Senate Race

Things would go very badly for Rep. Michele Bachmann if she dared to challenge Al Franken for his Senate seat.…

10 years ago

Biden Expresses Doubts about the Legitimacy of Iranian Presidential Election

Vice President Joe Biden gave a wide ranging interview to Meet the Press today, where he expressed doubt about the…

14 years ago

Biden: Obama Has Not Apologized for Anything

Vice President Joe Biden was profiled on CBS's 60 Minutes tonight, where defended Obama against criticism, especially from former vp…

14 years ago

Biden Guarantees American National Security

The feud between the Obama administration and former vice president Dick Cheney took another step today as current vice president…

14 years ago

Biden Squares off With Jindal over Stimulus Package

On the Today show this morning Vice President Joe Biden and Gov.

14 years ago

Biden: More Tax Cuts Could Be Coming to Stimulus Package

In an interview with CNBC that airs tonight Vice President Joe Biden said that more possible changes to the economic…

14 years ago

Biden: GITMO Grew Terrorist Organizations

In an interview on Face the Nation today, Vice President Joe Biden gave more insight into the Obama ad

14 years ago

Cheney Blasts Biden

On Fox News Sunday, Vice President Dick Cheney denied that he had dangerously expanded the powers of the executive branch…

14 years ago

Biden: The Economy Is Worse Than We Thought It Was

Vice President Elect Joe Biden was on ABC's This Week program today, where he talked about the state of the…

14 years ago

Pittsburgh McCain Supporter Attack Story Is a Hoax

WPXI is reporting that the story of a politically motivated attack against a McCain supporter in Pittsburgh is a hoax.…

14 years ago

Biden: Bush and McCain Were in This Together

At a rally today in Charleston, WV, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden took aim at John McCain's recent criticism…

14 years ago

Palin: The Presidency is Not A Place for On The Job Training

In Reno, NV today Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made the argument that Obama is too inexperienced to handle…

14 years ago

Biden: The Economy Is Going To Hell In a Hand Basket

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden taped an interview with Terry Moran that will air on ABC's Nightline tonight. Biden…

14 years ago

Biden Mocks Palin on Global Warming

At a campaign stop in Rochester, New Hampshire, today Joe Biden took the gloves off against Sarah Palin, by openly…

14 years ago

Campaign ’08: The Missouri Report 10/9/08

Well, two presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate down, one more presidential debate to go. It has been a busy…

14 years ago

Polls Say Biden Won the VP Debate

Two polls, one of uncommitted voters done by CBS, and one of debate watchers done by CNN say that Joe…

14 years ago

Biden Brought Policy, Palin Talking Points

The first and only vice presidential debate was filled with talk of policy by Joe Biden, and talking points from…

14 years ago

5 Things To Watch For During the Biden-Palin Debate

Rarely in the modern era has a vice presidential debate been the subject of so much attention and hype. So…

14 years ago

Palin Jabs At Biden’s Age and Experience

During her interview with the CBS Evening News that will air tonight Sarah Palin defended her joke about listening Joe…

14 years ago

McCain Sold His Position on the Bermuda Tax Loophole for $50,000

Today, VP candidate Joe Biden accused McCain of changing his position on the Bermuda tax loophole for $50,000 in campaign…

14 years ago

The Palin Effect Vanishes: Obama Leads in Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, and Wisconsin

The latest Quinnipiac University swing state poll confirms that the Sarah Palin bounce is long gone as Obama is leading…

14 years ago

Biden: Taxes Will Still Be Less than Under Reagan

I noticed that the Associated Press story about Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden's comments about taxes and the wealthy…

14 years ago

Biden Debunks the McCain Equals Change Myth

While campaigning in Michigan today Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden retaliated against the idea that John McCain equals change…

14 years ago

Campaign ’08: The Missouri Report

Welcome to a new column here at Polticususa.com. For the next couple of months, until the election in November, I…

14 years ago

NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama Leads by One, 47%-46%

The results of the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll was just released, and these poll results confirm what three…

14 years ago

Biden Hits Palin on Disabled Kids and Stem Cell Research

https://www.politicususa.com/en/Biden-Palin-Stem-Cell-ResearchThe McCain campaign is outraged because today in Missouri Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden asked if Sarah Palin cares…

14 years ago

Poll: No Convention Bounce for McCain/Palin

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll has the presidential race has the presidential race between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack…

14 years ago

Biden: Palin’s Silence on the Issues Was Deafening

Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden was on Meet the Press this morning talking about a variety of issues, but…

14 years ago

Obama Laughs off Palin’s National Security Experience

During his interview on ABC's This Week program this morning, Obama laughed off the idea that Sarah Palin has more…

14 years ago