5 hrs ago
'Parks and Recreation' star to help Franken raise campaign cash
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10 hrs ago
The Huffington Post
Amy Poehler Teams Up With Fellow 'SNL' Alum Al Franken For Senate Fundraiser
"Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler will give a reelection boost to fellow "Saturday Night Live" alum Sen. Al Franken at a Los Angeles fundraiser next week.
14 hrs ago
Amy Poehler fundraising for Al Franken
Franken's campaign is raffling off a chance to fly to Los Angeles to meet him and his fellow Saturday Night Live alum, with small donations entering supporters into the prize drawing for the April 24 event.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
MN-Sen: Al Franken (D) Urges Netflix To Weigh In On Comcast-TWC Deal
As you may or may not know, Senator Al Franken is a big opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and to make his case, he's calling on Netflix to speak up against this deal: In a letter Wednesday to Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings, the senator pressed Hastings to go on record about how the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal could hurt ... (more)
1st quarter fundraising efforts set stage for strong campaign season
The 2014 elections may be mid-term, but one political professor says it's more like a presidential campaign when it comes to fundraising.
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
Senate Campaigns Release Fundraising for 1st Quarter of 2014
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Comcast's Enemy May Be Comcast
And why not? Even senators get the basic argument. In their cable TV businesses, their merger wouldn't reduce competition because the duo already don't compete against each other, even as they compete with a growing array of third parties, including satellite everywhere, telephone companies in numerous markets, and In their broadband business, they ... (more)
Al Franken, trustbuster?
Sen. Al Franken's battle against consolidation in the media and communications industries is quickly becoming his signature issue.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Video: Al Franken Plays With Traffic Cone Boobs
Since his narrow election to the Senate in 2009, Sen. Al Franken has labored to create a new image for himself as a studious wonk.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
/Survey USA: Approval Ratings Might Challenge Democrats
Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.
We've seen this cable show before
Executives from the Philadelphia-based cable and Internet behemoth traveled to Capitol Hill to plead their case for a $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, part of its inexorable march toward complete domination of American viewers.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Pordland Mercury
Good Morning, News
Kshama Sawant, the Socialist Seattle City Councilwoman who won in a stunning upset last year, is paying us a visit this month to talk about the issue that led her to victory : a $15 minimum wage.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Franken, the former comedian, acquires studious reputation
It was there in New York two years ago that Franken, D-Minn., ran into Lorne Michaels, the creator of the NBC show and his former boss when he was a writer and performer there.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Lincoln Daily News
U.S. lawmakers press Comcast on Time Warner Cable merger
Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc executives sought to reassure lawmakers on Wednesday that their planned merger would not send cable TV prices skyrocketing but found a fair amount of congressional skepticism.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Comcast defends proposed Time Warner Cable deal
Cable giant Comcast has fired up its messaging machine to promote its proposed US$45.2 billion purchase of fellow cable television and broadband provider Time Warner Cable, arguing the deal will benefit Time Warner's broadband customers.
Al Franken Issues Dire Warning overPalin Endorsement of GOP Rival
Senator Al Franken is having a bit of a freak out out over Sarah PalinA s endorsement on Thursday of state senator Julianne Ortman, the leading candidate to win the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Minnesota and challenge him in the November general election.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Al Franken: Sarah Palin Endorsement of Ortman Mentioned in Email
Al Franken is using Sarah Palin's endorsement of his opponent to fundraise for his fast-approaching 2014 Senate re-election campaign in Minnesota.
Franken backing "minimum wage" boost
Senator Al Franken is backing a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
The Daily Beast
My Rocky - SNL' StintBy Carol Leifer
In 1985, Carol Leifer, who was discovered by David Letterman, became one of two female writers on Saturday Night Live , but her time there wasn't easy, and it didn't end so well.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Updated Location Privacy Protection Act Introduced
On March 27, 2014, Senator Al Franken introduced the Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014, a bill that addresses so-called "stalking apps."