6 hrs ago
CBS's Norah O'Donnell to Al Franken: 'It's Great...
CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell on Monday gushed over comedian turned Democratic Senator Al Franken.
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7 hrs ago
Al Franken Blasts Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger On 'CBS This Morning': Video
The most camera-ready opponent of Comcast's merger plans with Time Warner Cable - who, ironically, owes his big break to Comcast-owned NBC - went on CBS This Morning to once again blast the proposed merger, saying "consumers will end up paying more, there will be less competition, there will be less innovation and, worse, even worse service."
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Author Provides a Modern Discussion of Democracy and Democratic Culture
Want to more fully pursue and promote your vision of what happiness means to you? James Schacht provides an assessment of democracy in America and the world today.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
North High School student, Oakdale resident Alexander Barette...
On Feb. 25, U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his nomination of North High School student and Oakdale resident Alexander Barette for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Al Franken warns against Com-Warner Cable merger, citing history of broken promises
Senator Al Franken warned regulators in a letter last week that the proposed merger between cable industry giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable should be scrutinized because Comcast has "a history of breaching its legal obligations to consumers."
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
Why did Apple's Touch ID elicit paranoia while Samsung's Galaxy S5 flies under the radar?
When Apple first announced the Touch ID feature for the iPhone 5s, we were treated to a few weeks of misplaced paranoia that, if you didn't know any better, would have you believe that Apple was stockpiling user fingerprint data with the intention of selling them to the highest bidder.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
U.S. Sen. Franken sees higher prices if Comcast buys Time Warner Cable
U.S. Senator Al Franken warned telecommunications regulators on Thursday that Comcast Corp's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc could mean "higher prices, fewer choices, and even worse service for consumers."
Al Franken missed Obama's speech for Harold Ramis's funeral
Even though President Obama's Minnesota approval rating is at an all-time low and the Senate is in session in D.C., Al Franken planned to travel to St. Paul to be at POTUS's Union Depot speech .
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Why Sen. Al Franken Is Spending Millions Already
A handful of scary political possibilities worry Minnesota Democrats. They fret that the base won't turn out this year, that conservative groups will blanket the state in negative ads, and that the Affordable Care Act will weigh down the ticket.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Twin Cities Man, 92, Given Knight Of The Legion Of Honor Medal
At a ceremony in Coon Rapids Sunday, U.S. Senator Al Franken pinned the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal on 92-year-old Benny Arechiga.
Bipartisan Concern Over Comcast, Time Warner Cable Deal
Politicians agree upon little in the Age of Obama, but bipartisan concerns greeted the proposed $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
The Des Moines Register
Obradovich: Some legislative perspective for you and me
That's not the viewpoint of a Democratic senator from Minnesota. Those of you who are old enough to remember Franken in his former life as a comedian on "Saturday Night Live" know what I'm talking about.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
FCC commissioner weighs in on Comcast -Time Warner merger
Earlier this month, Comcast said it had agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion in a deal that would combine the two biggest cable companies in the United States.
Why Sen. Al Franken's 'smart card' schtick will likely fall flat with big banks
He used to be a comedian doing mediocre skits on Saturday Night Live. Now, Al Franken wants to protect consumer data from being stolen by Internet hackers.
National Conference of State Legislat...
NCSL on the Hill: NCSL Staff Gets Efficient
Senator Al Franken , whose state has been hit hard by the recent propane shortages, chaired a hearing last week on state energy efficiency programs that focused on what states are doing to create jobs and alleviate problems, such as the propane shortage, through innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency policies.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
New X-File: What is the 'McFadden Factor' in Minnesota's US Senate Race?
In a decidedly blue state, until recently Senator Al Franken has been considered pretty safe.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Your Car Is Spying on You and Congress Isn't Sure What to Do About It
Cars are finally talking to drivers-piping up with directions and making every person in a new vehicle feel at least a little bit like David Hasselhoff in the 1980s.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Minnesota Poll: Sen. Al Franken remains a divisive figure
More than half of Minnesotans say first-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is doing a good job, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Minnesota Poll results: Franken job approval
The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults Feb. 10-12, 2014. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
How Does Mike McFadden Change the Minnesota Senate Race?
Just when you thought Karl Rove was all but finished, a new kind of GOP mind twisting has surfaced in the Minnesota senate race.