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12 hrs ago | West Australian

Netflix says Comcast/TWC deal bad for video providers

Netflix Inc, which opposes the proposed Comcast deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, said on Thursday that the merger would result in video providers having to pay higher prices to get their movies and television shows into viewers' living rooms.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Daily Kos

CO, GA, KY, MI & NC-Sen: CREDO Action Forms Super PAC To Help Dems Hold Onto The Senate

We're on the verge of losing Democratic control of the Senate - the firewall that has held the line against the reckless Tea Party House of Representatives since 2010.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Representative Michele Bachmann, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Forbes.com

Best Of FORBES: Aereo's Supreme Court Hearing, McDonald's Profit Falls

FORBES reporters and contributors touched on Aereo's Supreme Court hearing that began on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Forbes, Publishing, Media, Theater, Arts, US News, US Supreme Court, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Startups, Netflix

Bloomberg

Charter Said to Near Deal With Comcast For 1.5 Million Customers

Charter Communications Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire about 1.5 million subscribers from Comcast Corp. and an equity stake in a newly formed company with another 2.5 million customers, people familiar with the situation said.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Telecom, Television, Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Daily Kos

MN-Gov & Sen: Dayton (D) & Franken (D) Stand Up For Healthy Student Lunches

Received this e-mail today from Governor Mark Dayton on behalf of himself and Senator Al Franken : This seems obvious, but a recent report found 46 school districts in Minnesota turn students away from the lunch line if they cannot pay - sometimes even throwing their lunches in the trash.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Education Etc., Minnesota

Boy Genius

Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger

In addition to news on possible price increases , Netflix on Monday also officially took a stance against the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Franken gets fundraising help from fellow 'Saturday Night Live' alum Amy Poehler

Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is turning to another celebrity friend to help raise money for his 2014 re-election campaign.

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Related Topix: Amy Poehler, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Daily Caller

Why Australia's richest person may doom Al Franken

In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Senate Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee Chairman Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Australia, Oceania, World News, Amy Klobuchar, Washington, DC, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling

The Washington Post

The picture that sums up what everyone in D.C. is thinking this Friday

Senator Al Franken tweeted out a Throwback Thursday photo yesterday that pretty much sums up how many people in D.C. -- and likely around the United States -- feel today.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sports

KSTP

MN Schools Get $465,000 for School Lunch Upgrades

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Senator Al Franken announced another $25 million dollars of federal funds will be distributed to schools throughout the country to create a healthier and more reliable school lunch program, nationwide.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Vilsack, Agriculture, Science

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Star Tribune

'Parks and Recreation' star to help Franken raise campaign cash

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Comedy, Democrat, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler

The Hill

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.

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Related Topix: Amy Poehler

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Kos

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)

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Related Topix: Startups, Netflix, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

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.

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Related Topix: Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Minnesota

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat

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)

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Time Warner, Media, Computers, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Warner Bros Television, Opinion

The Hill

Al Franken, trustbuster?

Sen. Al Franken's battle against consolidation in the media and communications industries is quickly becoming his signature issue.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Breitbart.com

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.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jon Kyl, Senator Jeff Flake

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KSTP

/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.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Mark Dayton, Minnesota Government

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