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  • Sunday WashPost Puff Piece Champions Al Franken as 'Perfect Senator' and 'Breakout Political Star'

    03/19/2017 10:27:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 19, 2017 | Tim Graham
    To underline how The Washington Post is a Democratic Party newspaper, the Sunday edition has a front-page puff piece on Sen. Al Franken. “Franken takes a judicious approach,” reads the newspaper headline. Online, the love is more palpable: “Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era — a deadly serious funnyman.”
  • Sen. Franken: Sessions Committed Perjury During Confirmation Hearing

    03/09/2017 6:43:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 03/08/2017 | By Solange Reyner
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury during his confirmation hearing when he failed to disclose meetings with a Russian ambassador, Sen. Al Franken told CNN on Tuesday. "It's hard to come to any other conclusion," Franken said on "The Lead" with Jake Tapper. Sessions last week said he was recusing himself from any investigations related to President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign after reports surfaced he had spoken with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak while helping campaign for Trump. "I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns...
  • Relax, Trump is stone cold sane

    02/15/2017 7:47:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 15, 2017 | Dr Keith Ablow
    Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump. Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president’s sanity: Donald Trump is stone cold sane. When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally...
  • Al Franken says ‘a few’ of his GOP colleagues in the Senate have expressed concern over Trump’s

    02/14/2017 9:36:02 AM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2/14/17 | Dylan Stableford
    Full Title.......................................Al Franken says ‘a few’ of his GOP colleagues in the Senate have expressed concern over Trump’s mental health.................. Al Franken says “a few” of his Republican colleagues in the Senate have expressed concern over President Trump’s mental health. “It’s not the majority of them. It’s a few,” the Minnesota Democrat said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “In the way that we all have this suspicion that — you know, that he’s not — he lies a lot. He says thing that aren’t true. That’s the same as lying, I guess.” Franken cited Trump’s baseless claim that...
  • How weak is the Democrat bench? Try ‘President Al Franken’ weak

    02/07/2017 11:30:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Dawning dread and desperation 2016 was a disastrous year for Democrats - and not just because they lost a little thing called the White House. They woke up the day after the election with champagne hangovers, caviar breath, and the horrific realization that they’d become a small, ineffectual, bi-coastal political party-ette. Worse, they were forced to admit that their media allies could no sell their tin as gold. So, they took a look at their parties “bench” to determine what comes next.
  • Dem Sen. Al Franken: "We Have A Strategy" To Resist Trump, But I'm Not Going To Share

    01/27/2017 1:47:39 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 27, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) talks to Rachel Maddow about how Senate Democrats are planning to challenge and "resist" President Donald Trump's pick for cabinet. Franken, however, said he would not be telling her the strategy. Maddow said it was "one of the most heartening things" she has ever heard from a Democrat. From Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show:
  • WATCH: Rick Perry's Comment About 'Fun' On Sen. Al Franken's Couch Gets A Laugh

    01/19/2017 3:41:19 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    NPR ^ | 01/19/2017 | Jessica Taylor
    If there was going to be a moment of levity during Donald Trump's Cabinet hearings, leave it to Rick Perry to provide it. The former Texas governor is the president-elect's pick to be energy secretary, and he had a relatively smooth hearing with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But it was his humorous exchange with Sen. Al Franken that may be the most memorable of his testimony. The Minnesota Democrat began his questioning by thanking Perry for coming by to chat with him prior to his hearing. "Thank you so much for coming into my office. Did you...
  • Flashback: Have Republicans learned their lessons from the Franken-Coleman recount in Minnesota?

    11/28/2016 7:46:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    In the summer of 2009, the state of Minnesota conducted a recount that had the nation holding its breath. Would Al Franken unseat incumbent Norm Coleman, and allow Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the US Senate? After seven months, that’s exactly what happened. Townhall Magazine commissioned me to write an investigative cover piece on how Democrats flipped an Election Night deficit into a recount victory. (At the time, Townhall and Salem had not yet bought Hot Air.)Rather than skullduggery, I found that Republicans had been outfought after ignoring lessons from a 2004 defeat in Washington. The painful loss provides...
  • Revealed: Hillary Clinton Schemed Since Day After Election to Steal Presidency From Donald Trump

    11/26/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 400 replies
    Clinton campaign lawyer Marc E. Elias gave the scheme away in an article published Saturday morning at Medium announcing Clinton would join the recount effort in Wisconsin by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and that Clinton would join Stein should she also file for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Elias wrote that starting the day after the election the Clinton campaign worked to find ways to reverse TrumpÂ’s election. EliasÂ’ statement: Â…we have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in...
  • Report: Franken recount lawyer leading MA legal team

    01/19/2010 4:43:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies · 846+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/19/10 | Eric Roper
    The twittersphere is awash today with concern that today's Senate race in Massachusetts could become a repeat of Franken v. Coleman. And judging by a recent story from Politico, the stars might just be aligning. The website reports this afternoon that Al Franken's lead attorney during the recount, Marc Elias, "has arrived in Massachusetts to head up the Democratic legal team."
  • Franken: We Will Have Hearings on the ‘Rogue FBI’

    11/06/2016 7:54:22 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State Of The Union,”  while discussing the FBI reopening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)  said “I think we’ll have hearing and I think we’ll get into the rogue element of the FBI, trying to affect the election.” Franken said, “I think what’s troubling, we’ve heard out of the FBI, I think it was troubling that he put that vague letter out days before the election, even more troubling is what we’ve heard from sort of the rogue elements within the FBI, seemingly tipping off former Mayor Giuliani that something was...
  • National Democrats Slander Minnesota's Jason Lewis

    11/04/2016 7:32:21 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/04/2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    Desperate Democrat Angie Craig is accusing Jason Lewis of justifying rape and slavery. Rarely has an electorate been subject to such a brazen and transparent example of raw political ambition and outright duplicity than those unfortunate souls living in Minnesota’s second congressional district. While the race for the hotly contested open seat, which covers the southern half of the Twin Cities metro region and areas to its southeast, remains a “toss up” between Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig, according to the Cook Political Report — it has been the campaign of Craig and her Democrat surrogates at the...
  • Democrats' Mentions of Trump on Pace to Exceed RNC References to Clinton (138 on day one)

    07/26/2016 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 26, 2016, 12:35 AM ET | Adam Kelsey
    After watching Republicans invoke Hillary Clinton’s name almost 300 times in just four days last week at their convention, Democrats returned the favor on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The terms “Donald,” “Trump” or “Donald Trump” appeared in an ABC News transcript of the DNC 138 times unique times on Monday, including references to the Republican nominee as well as buildings, the university named for Trump and even the businessman’s line of steaks. Among notable speakers during the evening session of the convention, Trump was extremely popular. Major speakers such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...
  • So Much for 'Unprecedented' Jail Talk

    07/22/2016 4:33:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    The Republican National Convention's rowdy chants about Hillary Clinton -- "Lock her up!" -- have caused liberal journalists to get extremely distressed. In its lead editorial on July 21, The Washington Post fulminated that team Trump's "descent from standard red-meat partisanship to unprecedented accusations of criminality displays contempt for the rule of law and a startling disinterest in fact and reason." That's strong brew. It's too bad for them that it's completely false. Somehow, the Post writers are acting like they were born yesterday, or slept through the last Republican presidency. They've chosen to overlook that their liberal friends in...
  • Coulter sounds off in latest book

    09/24/2003 5:15:23 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 112 replies · 228+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | Wed Sep 24,12:27 PM ET | By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK - Ann Coulter rules as the saucy, blond siren of the Right. Lashing out at all things liberal and Democrat (labels she uses interchangeably), she treats conservative Republicans to a spicy brand of reassurance that has leveraged her into multimedia stardom with talk-TV appearances, a syndicated column and big-selling books with shrill titles. A year after her successful "Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right," Coulter carries on with "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism." The book already has spent 12 weeks on The New York Times list of best sellers, most...
  • Ann Coulter's final defense of Al Franken's accusations of her lies...

    10/09/2003 8:51:19 AM PDT · by jacket · 35 replies · 397+ views
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | October 8, 2003 | Ann Coulter
    RESPONSE TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS OF EDWARD NAWOTKA FOR PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY QUESTION: FRANKEN CLAIMS THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS FALSEHOODS IN YOUR BOOK, ESPECIALLY BURIED IN THE FOOTNOTES. . . . WHO IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ERRORS, YOU, THE PUBLISHER, OR BOTH? I see we're off to a good start! In your interview with Al Franken, after suggesting that some readers may want Franken to run for president, you ask him hardball questions like: -- "It's got to be a little grating to see your book on the same New York Times bestseller list as the Ann Coulter book." -- "You...
  • A Conversation Between Ann Coulter & Al Franken (Franken's "gotcha" debating style)

    12/18/2009 10:37:12 AM PST · by GOP_Resurrected · 9 replies · 934+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12/18/2009 | Myself
    Sorry for the vanity folks, but I stumbled across this video last night. It's a couple years old, before Al Franken was shaming the state of Minnesota as a Senator. An excerpt from a public forum featuring he and Ann Coulter, I think this so perfectly encapsulates Franken's weaselly methods in his attempts to smear conservatives as "liars," that it deserved addressing. Please take a few minutes to watch. Then, take a minute to read the ACTUAL ARTICLE by Thomas Friedman in question, and come back for my commentary. Now, did you notice what Franken did there? He started in...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Hillary Clinton: Fox News Megyn Kelly ‘A Superb Journalist’

    04/05/2016 9:41:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/5/16 | Alex Swoyer
    Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton praised Fox News’s Megyn Kelly as she bashed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump during an appearance on The View Tuesday morning. “The way he treated Megyn Kelly, who is a superb journalist. Right?” Clinton ridiculed, referencing Trump’s treatment of “so many women.” “I just don’t understand what he thinks is the role of somebody who is running for president,” she added, after saying Trump has attacked Mexicans and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) 37% , who Clinton said is “a friend of mine.” “He started on his very first day saying all Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals,...
  • The Case for Vice President Al Franken

    03/27/2016 9:41:59 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/16
    This is not a joke: Hillary needs someone like Franken if she’s going to beat Trump. Senator Al Franken should be the Democratic Party’s choice for Vice-President. If I had said that 10 years ago, or even six months ago, the notion would have been preposterous: a former Saturday Night Live writer, perhaps best known as the mock self help guru Stuart Smalley, Franken became synonymous with left-wing bombast thanks to his best-selling book “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.” He took the presidency itself as a joke, writing a satirical campaign memoir, “Why Not Me,” in which Franken...