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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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Del Monte recalls select cans of corn distributed in 25 states

Del Monte recalls select cans of corn distributed in 25 states

Del Monte Foods Inc. is recalling more than 64,000 cases of the product due to potential contamination, according to a recall notice. Read more ...

Official: Military jet crashes in ocean off Hawaii

Official: Military jet crashes in ocean off Hawaii

A military spokesman says an aircraft crashed in the ocean Wednesday. Read more ...

Reports: 3 people missing in West Virginia coal mine found alive

Reports: 3 people missing in West Virginia coal mine found alive

Three people who were missing in an abandoned coal mine have been found, according to officials. Read more ...

Police officer demoted after giving retired police dog to animal shelter

Police officer demoted after giving retired police dog to animal shelter

Ringo, a police dog who retired from the force, ended up at an animal shelter. Read more ...

Takeaways from Parkland shooting report include security and law enforcement...

Takeaways from Parkland shooting report include security and law enforcement response failures

Unlocked and unmanned gates and an inadequate public address system are among the missteps highlighted in the draft report of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public... Read more ...

This state is considering a tax on text messages

This state is considering a tax on text messages

A tax on text messaging is being considered by California regulators. Read more ...

Here's how having a decorated Christmas tree during the holidays became a...

Here's how having a decorated Christmas tree during the holidays became a popular tradition

The tradition of keeping a decorated evergreen tree indoors dates back further than you might think. Read more ...

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Tribune, Tronc And Beyond: A Slur, A Secret Payout And A Looming Sale

Tribune Publishing secretly started to pay more than $2.5 million to a fired news executive to settle a lawsuit. It sought to keep a slur by controlling owner Michael Ferro... Read more ...

There's a Santa Claus school and, yes, you can attend

There's a Santa Claus school and, yes, you can attend

Learn how to make toys, fly sleighs and shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly! Read more ...

Family: 9-year-old killed herself after bullies mocked her for having a...

Family: 9-year-old killed herself after bullies mocked her for having a white friend

Family members say the girl committed suicide after being bullied with racist taunts. Read more ...