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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

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Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken's resignation and Roy Moore's Senate campaign.
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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily': Al Franken and the Democrats

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The Democratic senator from Minnesota announced that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pressed him to do it?
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The Future Of Franken's Seat

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Sen. Al Franken's resignation creates a political opening in Minnesota. Margie Omero, Democratic pollster and partner at GBA Strategies, joins David Greene for a look at Democrats' strategy.
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Rep. Trent Franks, Who Allegedly Asked Staffers to Bear His Child as Surrogates, Resigns Alongside Sen. Al Franken

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U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges.
Franken, buffeted for weeks by sexual harassment charges and under pressure from party colleagues, said on the Senate floor he would leave in a few weeks, although he denied some of the allegations against him and questioned others.
The 66-year-old former comedian from Minnesota had been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party.
“I know in my...
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Will Disgraced Senator Al Franken Get A Second Crack At A Media Career?

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The question isn't if disgraced Senator Al Franken will make a media comeback but when. Whether he deserves one is another question.
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Deroy Murdock: Yes, we can have a 20 percent corporate tax ' next month!

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Former Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey, R-N.Y., has discovered the formula for delivering a 20 percent corporate-tax rate in 2018 ' as the U.S. House wishes ' not 2019, as the Senate voted, thus flirting with GOP political suicide.
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Right and Left React to Al Franken's Decision to Resign

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Writers from across the political spectrum on Senator Al Franken's decision to step down amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
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Minnesota's Female Lieutenant Governor Could Replace Al Franken in the Senate, Report Says

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Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith has reportedly been tipped to takeover a Senate seat after Al Franken announced his resignation amid multiple sexual harassment allegations.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune said Thursday that Smith was the likeliest choice to replace Franken. It cited an unnamed high-ranking Democrat source.
If selected, Smith would be the 22nd woman currently in the Senate, a new record for Capitol Hill and the first female appointment to come in the wake of sexual harassment scandals rocking Washington this year. However, Gov. Mark Dayton said in a statement that he...
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Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional. Read more ...

Russia investigation has cost roughly $25 million since May 2017, Justice...

Russia investigation has cost roughly $25 million since May 2017, Justice Department says

To date, the investigation has yielded charges against 36 people or entities. Seven people have pleaded guilty to various charges. Read more ...

Trump: Budget director Mick Mulvaney named acting chief of staff

Trump: Budget director Mick Mulvaney named acting chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney will replace John Kelly, who is leaving at the end of the year. Read more ...

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, will become the acting White House chief of staff replacing John Kelly Read more ...

19-year-old soldier from Johnstown dies in Afghanistan

19-year-old soldier from Johnstown dies in Afghanistan

Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky is the third soldier from Western Pennsylvania to die in the past month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.  Read more ...

When 'Christmas comet' streaks by Earth this weekend it will be brightest of...

When 'Christmas comet' streaks by Earth this weekend it will be brightest of the year

The "Christmas comet" will come within 7 million miles of Earth - a proximity that won't happen again for 20 years. Read more ...

'This was not a random act': Librarian fatally shot by man banned from...

'This was not a random act': Librarian fatally shot by man banned from library, police say

The man was first known to officers after causing a disturbance at the library on Oct. 13. Read more ...

21-year-old college student fatally stabbed by roommate, police say

21-year-old college student fatally stabbed by roommate, police say

Sarah Papenheim studied psychology and lived in the Netherlands since 2016. Read more ...

Michigan's Snyder joins parade of lame-duck GOP governors sabotaging things...

Michigan's Snyder joins parade of lame-duck GOP governors sabotaging things on the way out

When outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sat down to sign a few bills Friday, photographers and local news cameras were not invited. Fair enough. Subverting the popular will on... Read more ...

Here's Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2018 Christmas Card Portrait With...

Here's Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2018 Christmas Card Portrait With the Royal Kids

Louis has gotten so big! Read more ...