It is essentially the same thin gruel, warmed-over leftovers of meals that we've all been served the last few weeks3-judge panel to hear Coleman challenge Jan 07, 2009
I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzleCommentary: Alice in Pakistan Dec 26, 2008
We now have enough data that I can say with a very high degree of confidence that Al Franken will win this count and be seated as the next senator from MinnesotaFranken camp projects narrow win Dec 20, 2008
It was a good day for the Franken campaign. It was a good day for all the voters of Minnesota who were concerned that their lawful ballots may not be countedFranken hails absentee ballot decision Dec 13, 2008
I'm not going to speculate on where things could go and where things wouldn't go after thatMinnesota recount enters second week Nov 24, 2008
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.