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  • Ninth woman accuses Al Franken of inappropriate contact

    09/30/2019 9:01:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 | Zack Budryk
    A ninth woman has come forward to allege she was groped by former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), according to The Cut. The woman, who asked for her name not to be used, is now a senior staffer at an unnamed progressive organization, and said the incident occurred in 2006 shortly after she graduated from college and was working for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). While being photographed with Franken, who was then still exploring his eventual 2008 run for Senate, the woman said he placed his hand on her buttocks. “He’s telling the photographer, ‘Take another one. I think I blinked....
  • Al Franken, seeking to restart his public life ... will give a Portland talk

    09/08/2019 7:53:07 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    8 September 2019 ^ | Douglas Perry
    At Revolution Hall, Franken is expected to reminisce about his time at SNL and offer insight into the workings of the Senate. “Whether discussing his career in comedy or in public service,” the event’s program promises, “Franken delivers a singular experience -- leaving audiences thoroughly entertained, more knowledgeable, and either optimistic or extremely depressed about our nation’s future -- depending on how he feels that day.”
  • Can disgraced politicians get back in the game?

    09/04/2019 11:05:44 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 22 replies
    City & State NY ^ | 3 September 2019 | ZACH WILLIAMS
    Conventional wisdom dictates that taking bribes, frequenting prostitutes or shooting someone in broad daylight are good ways to end a political career. But in New York, a number of politicians forced out of office in the wake of a scandal have tried to get back in the game. Some run right away to avoid fading into obscurity, while others lie low to let things quiet down – or to serve out a prison sentence – before seeking office once again. These comeback candidates hold out hope that voters will give them a second chance – and every now and again,...
  • Jason Lewis announces run for U.S. Senate, attacks Sen. Tina Smith as ‘marching in lockstep..

    08/22/2019 1:14:15 PM PDT · by Fireone · 17 replies
    Former Congressman Jason Lewis announced Thursday morning he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Lewis, a Republican who lost his 2018 re-election bid to represent the 2nd Congressional District, will try to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. In his announcement, though, he targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar, the Democrat from Minneapolis who has been repeatedly criticized by President Donald Trump, just as much as Smith. “We are at a crossroads in Minnesota and across this country not seen since the chaos and turmoil of the 1960’s,” Lewis said in his announcement. “llhan Omar, with Senator Tina Smith marching...
  • Freeman: Charges to be announced against 'national celebrity' (MN)

    08/05/2019 11:26:35 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 83 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/5/19 | KSTP.com
    Updated: August 05, 2019 12:43 PM Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said charges against a "national celebrity" will be announced Monday afternoon. The attorney's office sent out a release stating the press conference will take place at 2 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center. There are no other details regarding the charges or the person being charged.
  • Why the Left Is Reconsidering Al Franken

    07/24/2019 2:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, The New Yorker printed a lengthy piece by reporter Jane Mayer about the sad fate of former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. Franken resigned from the Senate in 2017 after a bevy of women accused him of sexual harassment; their accounts ranged from unwanted kisses to unsolicited a-- grabbing. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Franken stepped down, all the while decrying President Trump's own record of allegations concerning mistreatment of women. At the time, there were two possible interpretations of events. The first was more inspiring: After decades of defending sexual misconduct by powerful Democratic figures, Democrats...
  • Don’t let The New Yorker get away with its brazen Al Franken hypocrisy

    07/23/2019 11:17:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 23 2019 | Maureen Callahan
    Nearly a year after co-authoring a suspect account damning Brett Kavanaugh as a serial sexual harasser — in the august pages of The New Yorker, no less — journalist Jane Mayer has taken up a curious cause: defending Al Franken. Recall that when Franken resigned from the United States Senate on Jan. 2, 2018, he was facing down eight accusers in a scandal that unfolded over just three weeks. The conservative Kavanaugh, approaching his confirmation hearing for the United States Supreme Court, had faced one accuser. The second, whom Mayer and co-author Ronan Farrow profiled favorably, told The New Yorker...
  • Al Franken regrets resigning from Senate over sexual misconduct scandal

    07/22/2019 12:16:08 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2019 | 1:16pm | Bob Fredericks
    Former Sen. Al Franken says he “absolutely” regrets his December 2017 resignation over a sexual misconduct scandal — and some of the senators who’d pressed him to quit are also questioning their actions. “I can’t go anywhere without people reminding me of this, usually with some version of ‘You shouldn’t have resigned,’” Franken, the former “Saturday Night Live” funnyman-turned-politician, said in a lengthy look back at the incident in The New Yorker. “Yup,” was his usual reply, he told the magazine. Pressed on whether he means it, he adds: “Oh, yeah. Absolutely.” Leeann Tweeden, a conservative talk-radio host, had accused...
  • Gillibrand wanted to destroy Kavanaugh's career but ignored sexual misconduct in her office

    03/14/2019 12:15:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    In April 2018, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand urged Senate leaders to pass her bipartisan Congressional Harassment Reform Act. "Congress has a sexual harassment problem -- and isn't taking it seriously," Gillibrand wrote in Fortune magazine. "If we can't clean up our own act, how can anyone expect Congress to do the right thing for victims and survivors in the rest of the country? Congress has to do better. I believe that elected officials should be held to the highest ethical standard -- not the lowest." Just a few months later, when a woman in her own office reported that a married...
  • Bernie Sanders aide defends Omar with term seen as anti-Semitic, apologizes

    03/13/2019 12:26:55 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A top staffer to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign apologized Tuesday for invoking “a dual allegiance” of Jewish Americans while defending Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Belén Sisa, Sanders’ national deputy press secretary, was discussing the term seen as anti-Semitic in a Facebook thread over the weekend -- and argued that questioning it was legitimate, Politico reported. “This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel? I’m asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was...
  • SEIU VP Dave Regan Accused of Sexual Misconduct & Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

    03/03/2019 5:44:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    PayDay Report ^ | 03/01/2019 | Mike Elk
    Reading aloud a letter addressed to her supervisors about retaliation she faced after reporting sexual misconduct within SEIU, Njoki Woods, a 42-year-old African American single mother of 4, begins to cry. Prior to joining the staff at SEIU United Healthcare West in 2015, Woods had spent a decade organizing her fellow co-workers as a certified nursing assistant and unit secretary at Riverside Community Hospital in Southern California. After leading a successful effort as a rank and file member to organize residual workers at nearby St. Mary’s hospital, Woods was offered a staff job in May of 2015. “I was excited....
  • Exculpatory Russia evidence about Mike Flynn that US intel kept secret

    01/02/2019 1:54:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/02/19 | John Solomon
    Sometimes public silence can be deafening or, for that matter, misleading. For nearly two years now, the intelligence community has kept secret evidence in the Russia collusion case that directly undercuts the portrayal of retired Army general and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn as a Russian stooge. That silence was maintained even when former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates publicly claimed Flynn was possibly “compromised” by Moscow. And when a Democratic senator, Al Franken of Minnesota, suggested the former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief posed a “danger to this republic.” And even when some media outlets opined about...
  • BALDWIN GOES BUST: The ‘Alec Baldwin Show’ Bumped After Ratings Disaster

    11/07/2018 3:13:43 PM PST · by tired&retired · 26 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | 11/7/2018 | Hannity Staff
    Alec Baldwin’s new talk show was abruptly “bumped” from its Sunday night schedule after dismal ratings this week; dropping to Saturday nights in December as ABC struggles to stem the flow of viewers. The Sunday night slot will be filled with repeat episodes of ‘Shark Tank.’ Baldwin made national headlines just days ago when he was arrested in New York City after allegedly assaulting another person.
  • Celebrities Lose Their Minds Over the Midterms

    11/06/2018 9:04:08 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/6/2018 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Celebrities that are sick of Donald Trump and the GOP have spent the few weeks leading up to today’s midterms crying about the “raving lunatic” President as they stoked their liberal fans to get to the polls to halt the GOP’s “nascent fascism.” Comedian Rosie O’Donnell even called for a coup: “I want to send the military to the White House to get him.” Singer/actress Barbra Streisand confessed to Trump keeping her awake at nights and actress/activist Jane Fonda saw the “parallels” to the Nazis: “If you’ve read anything about the rise of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler, you...
  • 'SNL' Has Been 'Hijacked': Palin Sends Message to Lorne Michaels Over Mocking of Wounded Vet

    11/05/2018 2:32:01 PM PST · by ETL · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | FoxNews.Insider
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted "Saturday Night Live" creator and producer Lorne Michaels after a comic on the show made fun of a Texas GOP congressional candidate who lost an eye serving in Afghanistan.Comedian Pete Davidson joked about retired Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw's eye patch, saying he looks like a pirate in a pornographic film.Davidson, 24, giggled afterwards, saying, "Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever." Read Full Article While Crenshaw said Monday on "Fox & Friends" that he would not demand an apology from Davidson or the show, Palin fired back at Michaels on...
  • ANOTHER POTENTIAL GOP HOUSE PICKUP

    11/01/2018 4:37:23 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 1,2018 | John Hinderaker
    The Democrats might capture the House this year, but every GOP pickup makes that prospect less likely. Here in Minnesota, we have two very strong pickup opportunities, open seats in the 1st and 8th Congressional districts, both of which went strongly for President Trump in 2016. I am pretty confident that the Republican candidates, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber, will win those races. Until now, hardly anyone has taken seriously the chance that Republican David Hughes can upset longtime Congressman Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s 7th. But, in a stunning move, Real Clear Politics now rates the contest a tossup. Peterson...
  • 'SNL': Pete Davidson Mocks Congressional Candidate Who Lost His Eye in War

    11/04/2018 12:57:38 PM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 18 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/4/2018 | Patrick Shanley
    Crenshaw responded to Davidson's comments on Twitter Sunday morning. "Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope @nbcsnl recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes," he wrote. Davidson's segment, which he introduced as a look at "gross" candidates during this election, focused primarily on Republicans.
  • 'SNL' Comedian Mocks Former Navy SEAL Who Lost Eye in IED Blast

    11/04/2018 7:57:08 AM PST · by ETL · 61 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Fox News Insider - As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend
    A congressional candidate in Texas was mocked over his appearance during a segment on "Saturday Night Live."Comedian Pete Davidson was giving his "first impressions" of some candidates ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections during the show's "Weekend Update."He said that there are "some gross people" running and mockingly described Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), among others.Davidson then gave his description of Dan Crenshaw (R), who lost his right eye in an IED blast in Afghanistan. "lost his eye in war or whatever."..... this is @snl - they address a cast members breakup as if it's of vital...
  • Pete Davidson mocks Republican veteran Navy SEAL who lost an eye in Afghanistan

    11/05/2018 12:13:45 AM PST · by LoicW · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/18 | Tyler McCarthy
    Pete Davidson is in hot water for some comments he made on “Saturday Night Live” about Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican running for Congress who lost an eye while serving in the U.S. military. On Saturday’s episode of the sketch series, Davidson appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment, the 24-year-old comedian gave his “first impressions” of some candidates ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. He giggled as an image of former Navy SEAL Crenshaw, who wears an eye-patch on his right eye after being injured by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, flashed across the screen. “You may be surprised to hear he’s...
  • SNL Continues to Not Be Funny as 'Comedian' Attacks Decorated War Veteran

    11/04/2018 12:44:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Further proving the late-night comedy show is garbage entertainment for garbage people, Saturday Night Live "comedian" Pete Davidson sparked controversy after he made an ugly joke targeting GOP congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw. The punchline? Crenshaw wears an eye-patch due to losing his right eye during an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan. That's funny stuff, apparently, to the liberals writing the jokes for SNL. Davidson was participating in a segment called  "The Weekly Rundown" where SNL participants give what is supposed humorous commentary on current events. Davidson remarked he noticed there was an unusual rash of "gross"...