Al Franken To Officially Leave US Senate On Jan. 2MInnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's choice to replace Franken, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, is set to be sworn in Jan. 3.
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.
Minnesota Governor Set To Name Franken's Senate ReplacementMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
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.
As Franken's Support Collapses, Democrats Expect ResignationA majority of the Senate's Democrats called on the two-term lawmaker to get out after another woman emerged Wednesday saying he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006. That brought to at least seven the number of women accusing him of sexual impropriety.
At Capitol, Franken Apologizes And Sees Long Fight For TrustSen. Al Franken apologized Monday to "everyone who has counted on me to be a champion for women" as the Minnesota Democrat fought to bolster his support with his first Capitol public appearance since being drawn into a wave of sexual harassment accusations buffeting Congress.
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.
Price Tries To Reassure On Health Care; Dems Not Buying ItThe Affordable Care Act is providing coverage to about 20 million people, and government as well as experts say repealing without a concrete substitute would make millions uninsured and spike premiums.