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Watch: Ted Cruz warns 'SNL' will be illegal if Dem-sponsored Citizens United amendment passes

Watch: Ted Cruz warns 'SNL' will be illegal if Dem-sponsored Citizens United amendment passes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to warn proposed changes to Citizens United would criminalize SNL by banning corporations from engaging in political speech.
Matt Bradwell
Obama, Dems push $10.10 minimum wage with Kristen Bell's help

Obama, Dems push $10.10 minimum wage with Kristen Bell's help

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --Five years to the day since the last increase in the federal minimum wage, Democrats are renewing a call to bring the minimum up to $10.10 an hour.
Gabrielle Levy
CCIA to regulators: Don't let the Comcast merger happen

CCIA to regulators: Don't let the Comcast merger happen

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --The CCIA told regulators Monday to block the merger between Comcast and Time Warner, saying it will enable them to suppress their business rivals.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By United Press International
Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

Warren, Democrats urge passage of student loan bill

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --College students joined six Democratic senators on Capitol Hill Wednesday to push for passage of a bill that would allow for refinancing of student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy

Democrats push bills in House, Senate to restore net neutrality

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and the House have introduced legislation to restore net neutrality rules at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Ford goes off grid, Toyota's fuel cell car makes splash

Ford goes off grid, Toyota's fuel cell car makes splash

Ford is taking its C-MAX gas-electric hybrid off the grid.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer

Automakers tracking drivers' GPS data

DETROIT, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Detroit's Big Three automakers and some foreign car companies are tracking and storing data from customers' on-board navigation systems, a report states.
Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

Lautenberg remembered as 'good man' in funeral attended by hundreds

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg was recalled as "a mensch [good man] through and through" Wednesday at a New York memorial attended by governors and top U.S. lawmakers.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
By United Press International
Colbert makes bid to be DeMint's successor

Colbert makes bid to be DeMint's successor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Satirist Stephen Colbert has begun a campaign to be named successor to Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who is retiring from the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation.

Comedian Tom Davis dead at 59

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Tom Davis died Thursday of throat and neck cancer at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife said. He was 59.
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Short, Hanks, Streep honor Ephron at memorial

Short, Hanks, Streep honor Ephron at memorial

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Martin Short paid tribute to the late writer-director Nora Ephron at a memorial in New York's Alice Tulley Hall Monday.
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Sen. Al Franken, D-MN, looks on as Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the start of her confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party.

Franken achieved note as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its inception in 1975 before moving to writing and acting in films and television shows. He then became a political commentator, author of five books and host of a nationally syndicated radio show on the Air America Radio network.

In 2008, Franken narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman, by 312 votes, after a mandatory statewide manual recount. Coleman contested the outcome in court, but the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld Franken's victory on June 30, 2009. Franken was sworn in to the Senate on July 7, 2009.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Al Franken."
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