Fox News loses suit against book

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Fox News lost its case alleging a book by liberal satirist Al Franken violated its trademark slogan "fair and balanced."

Franken apologizes for Ashcroft letter

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Comedian Al Franken reportedly has apologized to Attorney General John Ashcroft for sending him a bogus solicitation for his views on sex.

Joe Bob's week in review

As 50 million homes plunged into darkness, the United States blamed Canada, Canada blamed the United States, New York blamed Ottawa, Ottawa blamed something cal

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, May 21, the 141st day of 2003 with 224 to follow.
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Fred Rogers, who as "Mr. Rogers" delivered life's lessons to children for more than 30 years in quiet soothing tones, has died at age 74.
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Al Gore becomesTrent Lott for laughs

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Adding NBC's "Saturday Night Live" to his media blitz, former Vice President Al Gore donned a wig and gave a Democratic rendition of Republican Senate Majority

The world according to Al Franken

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- What does the war on terrorism, predatory lending, economic justice, Enron and the 700 Club's Pat Robertson all have in common?

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Nominees for 54th annual WGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of the nominees for the 54th annual Writers Guild of America Awards.

Nominees for 54th Annual WGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the TV and radio nominees for the 54th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards, announced Wednesday by the Writers Guild of America, East and w
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Al Franken
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)

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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