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13 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Tevlin: The sorry state of our political debate

I'd better just start by apologizing to all the politicians I'm going to offend.

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

17 hrs ago | NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Senator Franken visits MinnTac, shows support for PolyMet mine

US Senator Al Franken spent time on the Iron Range Tuesday touring MinnTac mine and pushing for more jobs at the Iron Range plant.

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

Yesterday | KSTP

Survey/Usa KSTP-TV Poll: Franken Leads McFadden in Us Senate Race

After winning his 2008 election to the U.S. Senate by the narrowest of margins, Senator Al Franken starts his 2014 general election campaign with a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mike McFadden.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, Norm Coleman, Minnesota, Minnesota Government

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Hill

Franken: Merger would give Comcast 'unprecedented' power

Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is bad news for the public, Sen. Al Franken warned the Federal Communications Commission on Monday.

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

Swing State Project

Election Diary Rescue: Week 33

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 52 diaries.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, Democrat, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Representative Colleen Hanabusa

New York Post

AT&T agrees to conditions with feds in $48.5B DirecTV purchase

AT&T has agreed with the feds on the conditions paving the way for it to buy DirecTV, a source close to the process told The Post.

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

Star Tribune

GOP demands apology for Franken video; maintains party did not approach MacDonald

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

Sun Aug 24, 2014

New York Post

Why comedians and a SNLa are shielding President Obama

We learn this from Jim Downey, the longtime "Saturday Night Live" specialist in political japery.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WKBT

Gov. Dayton takes 'Ice Bucket Challenge' at State Fair

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday in St. Paul.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Miami Herald

Laughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former "Saturday Night Live" performer lectures about financial products.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

ABC News

Laughs in Minnesota Senate Race Not From Franken

In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Comedy, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, Barack Obama, Law, Healthcare Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KAAL-TV Austin

GOP Candidates Trailing in Latest Governor, Senate Polls

We're still more than two months out from November's election and tonight we're getting a better look at where things stand with two of Minnesota's biggest races.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Democrats turn up heat on McFadden cheaper Chinese steel comment

Minnesota Democrats are trying to turn a comment about steel from Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden into a major campaign issue to unite Iron Range residents against him - something that could help the DFL in other races as well.

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

The Hill

Is Al Franken vulnerable?

After winning by just 312 votes in 2008, Sen. Al Franken sought to keep his head down and shed his comedian persona.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Norm Coleman, Comedy, Entertainment, Saturday Night Live, Television, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Aug 17, 2014

NH Insider

ALG's Daily Grind - So goes retail...

So goes retail So goes retail, so goes the economy. Well, retail growth is doing worse now than it was during the first three months of the year, and this time there's no cold spell or snow to blame.

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

Thu Aug 14, 2014

jdsupra.com

Recapping Minnesota's Primary Election

Minnesota's Primary Election was held yesterday, Tuesday, August 12. This was the busiest primary election Minnesota has seen in many years as more Republicans chose to buck the party endorsement process and let voters decide their fate, particularly in the Gubernatorial bid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, Minnesota, Hennepin County, MN

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Why Al Franken Should Be Worried

The state that gave us Michele Bachmann and Jesse Ventura just might decide to dump funnyman Al Franken from the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, W., George Bush

ABC News

Sen. Franken's Re-Election Bid Gets Hollywood Boost

Now, as the Minnesota Democrat and former comedian faces reelection, entertainers are once again pitching in on his behalf in his contest with Republican challenger, Mike McFadden.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Republican, Norm Coleman, Democrat, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Switched

Mike McFadden Wins Minnesota Senate Primary To Challenge Al Franken

MARCH 21: U.S. Sen. Al Franken speaks at a news conference March 21, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Republican, Comedy, Norm Coleman, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live

TwinCities

Mike McFadden declared winner of GOP Senate primary; faces Franken in November

Businessman and first-time candidate Mike McFadden won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate Tuesday and will get the match-up with first-term Democrat Al Franken he's been after since announcing 14 months ago.

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