If you ever wanted to assess the difference between DFL senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, this week’s vote to allow authorities to access phone logs, email records, cell-site data used to pinpoint locations, and your browser’s history without a warrant is a good place to start.
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Protesters with air horns disrupted last night’s MinnRoast, the fundraiser at the State Theater for the independent news site MinnPost [dislaimer: I am a financial contributor to MinnPost], after Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges used an incident during the 4th Precinct protests as the setting for a joke about her husband. Last November 18, a group Read more →
The irony? Franken is the one politician in Minnesota who isn’t obviously trying to get a bigger gig.
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Sen. John McCain and Sen. Al Franken mix it up over their NFL loyalties. Read more →
Why are the people who hold office so afraid of being questioned? Read more →
While generally making himself available as needed to the Minnesota news media, U.S. Sen. Al Franken doesn’t do a lot of interviews with national journalists, who generally consider themselves a cut above their local brethren.
It’s not hard to figure out why. National reporters just can’t seem to get over the idea that the guy was once on Saturday Night Live. Read more →
Sen. Al Franken can’t risk being funny. Read more →