Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Named To Fill Franken SeatThe governor of Minnesota has appointed Democrat Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election.
In Franken's Fall, Sudden Senate Pickup Chance For GOPMinnesota Sen. Al Franken's departure from the Senate means Democrats must now worry about keeping one more vulnerable seat when they already had their hands full in next year's election.
Franken Announces Resignation Amid Sexual Misconduct AccusationsSen. Al Franken said Thursday that he will resign from Congress following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations and a collapse of support from Democratic colleagues.
Sen. Franken Back To Work Amid Sexual Misconduct AllegationsMinnesota Sen. Al Franken said he doesn't remember whether he touched women inappropriately while having his picture taken with them at campaign events.
Past "SNL" Performers & Staff Members Sign Statement Supporting FrankenA group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on "Saturday Night Live" have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota politician.
Frisco Woman Becomes 2nd To Accuse Al Franken Of Improper ConductA second woman has accused Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture in 2010.
Franken Cut From PBS Letterman Tribute After Sexual Misconduct AllegationsPBS said that Sen. Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special airing on Monday night. He will only be visible at the end of the show.
Selective Outrage: Trump Criticizes Franken, Silent On MoorePresident Donald Trump is displaying selective outrage over allegations of sexual harassment against prominent men in politics, as his own tortured past lingers over his response.
Radio Anchor Says Franken Forcibly Kissed Her During USO TourMinnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.
Perry's Energy Confirmation Hearing Wraps Up On Light NoteIt was before Christmas last year when Donald Trump selected former Texas Go. Rick Perry to be Secretary of Energy. Perry testified on Thursday during his confirmation hearing.
Franken Urges Letterman To Run For SenateSen. Al Franken has urged David Letterman to run for the U.S. Senate in the TV host's native state of Indiana. The audience applauded and Letterman shook his head.