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Friday Jul 25 | United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Al Franken vs. BDS

U.S. Sen. Al Franken speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dec. 11, 2013.

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

Friday Jul 25 | Free Republic

US senator expects 2014 RFS volumes to go up, following meeting with Obama adviser

Following a meeting with President Barack Obama's top energy adviser, Minnesota Senator Al Franken on Thursday said he believes the Environmental Protection Agency will raise its biofuels blending targets when it finalizes the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Senator Al Franken, US Senate, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Friday Jul 25 | The Winnipeg Free Press

When it comes to getting a few laughs, I've got the scoop

It's mostly because I own two dogs with hyperactive digestive systems and my wife expects me to trail them around with a plastic shovel clutched in one hand and a plastic grocery bag dangling from the other.

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Related Topix: Travel, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Star Tribune

Franken vs. McFadden starting to get interesting

A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Michael Brodkorb is an experienced communications, social media, public affairs & research consultant and is an observer of all things political.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Minnesota Government, University of Virginia

CEPR

Press Release: Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, the Center for Economic and Policy Research debuts a pay cut clock to show how much, down to the second, minimum wage workers continue to lose as long as the wage remains frozen at its current level.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, Liberal Political News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

GOP Seeks Jolt to Senate Race Against Dem Franken

Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations with political gridlock that some of her regular customers grumble about.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Forbes.com

One More Chance To Comment: FCC Extends Net Neutrality Deadline

After what it calls an "overwhelming surge in traffic" to its website, the Federal Communications Commission is extending the deadline for comments on its controversial Open Internet proceedings.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Sun Jul 13, 2014

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

US lawmakers voice support for Dept. of Commerce's ruling on illegal steel dumping

Some of Minnesota's US lawmakers are speaking out in support of the US Department of Commerce's recent decision on illegal foreign steel dumping.

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

Advanced-television.com

Senator urges close scrutiny of AT&T/DirecTV deal

US Senator Al Franken has urged key federal regulators to take a close look at AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV and determine if the deal is in consumers' best interests.

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Roll Call

Imperfect People Get Elected to the Senate

In the heat of the campaign, it can be easy to disqualify or dismiss candidates based on unsettling, or sometimes unseemly, revelations.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Richard Blumenthal, US House of Representatives, Representative Christopher Murphy, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, Senator Al Franken

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Slashdot

Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules

McGruber writes In a letter to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission and the Department of Justice , Senator Al Franken warned that letting AT&T acquire Direct TV could turn AT&T into a gatekeeper to the mobile Internet.

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

Washington Post

Al Franken raises a hefty $3.3 million, easily outpacing McFadden

Sen. Al Franken speaks about net neutrality during a discussion hosted by the Free Press Action Fund on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 8. Sen. Al Franken had another strong fundraising quarter, pulling in $3.3 million between April and June, outpacing his likely Republican opponent 3 to 1. Businessman Mike McFadden , who has the endorsement of ... (more)

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Common Dreams

Senator Al Franken: Net Neutrality 'Is the First Amendment Issue of Our Time'

Senator Al Franken , who has called net neutrality "the First Amendment issue of our time."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Etsy

Tue Jul 08, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Republican Punched In Crotch On Purpose

The first broadcast ad for Mike McFadden, the GOP challenger to Minnesota Senator Al Franken, features the Republican taking a punch from a youth football player.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Common Ills

Iraq snapshot

Monday, July 7, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, the Kurds refuse to be the White House's lackey, tomorrow's session of Parliament is cancelled, and much more.

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Roll Call

Deja Vu in Minnesota Senate Race?

In 2008, a first-time candidate dogged by his career history faced a formidable incumbent dragged down by an unpopular second-term president.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Norm Coleman, Senator Al Franken, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Fri Jul 04, 2014

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

US, state & local politicians hit the parade route in Eveleth

Senator Al Franken, Congressman Rick Nolan and Governor Mark Dayton were among the politicians shaking hands along the parade route.

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US Governors, Chisholm, MN, Hibbing, MN

Lucianne.com

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Thursday at a field hearing in Texas pertaining to the surge of unaccompanied minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee balked at the suggestion of Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul that the children filling the border facilities need to be detained and deported by holding up a bag of lollipops to demonstrate her view that ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Illegal Immigration, Senator Al Franken, US Senate

Thu Jul 03, 2014

News Max

Republicans Turn to Lazard Banker McFadden in Bid to Topple Al Franken

Investment banker Mike McFadden wants to trade a career at Lazard Ltd. for one in politics and is making his finance background a chief argument for unseating U.S. Senator Al Franken in Minnesota.

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

Wed Jul 02, 2014

NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Duluth postal processing facility faces closures

The center survived a threat of closure just a few years ago during a round of postal service budget cutting that threatened up to 60 Northland jobs.

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Related Topix: Duluth, MN, Bemidji, MN, St. Cloud, MN, Mankato, MN, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics

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