Sen. Al Franken announced yesterday that he would be fighting Comcast’s right to retool NBC’s executive structure prior to the merger’s regulatory approval, writing a letter with complaints to the Justice Department that cried “gun-jumping” on the part of the imposing cable behemoth. If the department hears Franken’s claim that the Read More
Senator Al Franken is coming to New York City to help raise for Sean Coffey’s attorney general campaign.
The two political neophytes crossed paths ten years ago aboard the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. Mr. Coffey, a former Naval officer, was on a reserve duty assignment as a Navy Captain during the International Naval Review Read More
Let the record show that Al Franken, freshman senator from Minnesota, bears little resemblance to Al Franken, onetime Saturday Night Live funnyman. At an otherwise genteel subcommittee grilling of the top executives from NBC Universal and Comcast over their proposed media mega-merger last week, Mr. Franken had none of the self-doubt of his famously sheepish Read More
On August 6th, ten Midwestern Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama that began the hardball phase of creating climate policy as it moves from the House’s Waxman-Markey bill to Senate deliberations in the fall. In this letter, the Senators insist that climate change legislation must protect U.S. manufacturers from unfair foreign competition. They Read More
The new senator from Minnesota is a comedian, writer and actor who lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and raised a lot of money from friends in Hollywood. The departing governor of Alaska is a hockey mom from a small backwoods town who likes to hunt and fish. Yet Al Franken looks wholesomely Read More
The walls are closing in on Norm Coleman.
Officially, the Minnesota Republican has been pursuing a legal contest of the state Canvassing Board's January 5 declaration that he'd been defeated by Al Franken by 225 votes in last November's Senate election.
But, really, that was just Coleman's cover story, a tactic to buy time to Read More
The constitutional proviso that “each house (of Congress) shall be the judge of the elections, returns, and qualifications of its own members” could well be put to the test in the coming weeks, if Al Franken ends up appealing the results of his Minnesota Senate race against Norm Coleman to the U.S. Senate.
The logic Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year's Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won't even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it's been obvious Read More
With a run-off in Georgia set for Tuesday and a lengthy recount still ongoing in Minnesota, not all of this year’s Senate races have been resolved. And yet it is a contest that won’t even take place for two years that has arguably stirred the most interest this past week.
For months, it’s been obvious Read More