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  • Is ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ in Trouble, Bound for Second Place in Box Office Debut?

    03/07/2018 11:32:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    When “Black Panther” made its record-smashing $201 million start last month, it was expected that it would easily keep the No. 1 spot at the box office until Disney released its next film, Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” But as the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s famous science fantasy novel gets ready to enter theaters on 3,980 screens this weekend, that expectation may have been premature. When tracking for “A Wrinkle in Time” first came out three weeks ago, opening weekend estimates were set at approximately $35 million against a production budget of at least $103 million, according to California...
  • A Wrinkle in Time Review: Disney's Latest Is a Colossal Disappointment

    03/07/2018 4:25:59 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 46 replies
    MovieWeb ^ | March 7, 2018 | Julian Roman
    Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is a colossal disappointment. The classic science fiction novel by Madeleine L'Engle has been turned into a sappy melodrama; utterly devoid of mystery or wonder. DuVernay's approach to the story is to emphasize its outcast element. The result is a fire hose of gushing positive reinforcement for the bullied, angst ridden protagonist. It reminded me of Al Franken's famous SNL skit, "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley"; where he sits in front of a mirror saying, "You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like me". A Wrinkle in Time is...
  • Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas

    02/21/2018 1:51:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The author is longtime anti-Thomas journalist Jill Abramson. For more than 4,000 words, Abramson labors to relitigate Thomas accuser Anita Hill's dramatic loss in the court of public opinion. According to one poll at the time, 58 percent believed Thomas; only 24 percent believed Hill. Again the argument falls on its...
  • How an Alt-Right Bot Network Took Down Al Franken

    02/19/2018 12:56:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    Newsweak aka (DNC Blog) ^ | 2-19-2018 | Nina Burliegh
    White nationalist provocateurs, a pair of fake news sites, an army of Twitter bots and other cyber tricks helped derail Democratic Senator Al Franken last year, new research shows. While everyone has been focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to support Donald Trump, the Franken takedown originated in—and was propelled by—a strategic online campaign with digital tentacles reaching to, of all places, Japan. Analysts have now mapped out how Hooters pinup girl and lad-mag model Leeann Tweeden's initial accusation against Franken became effective propaganda after right-wing black ops master Roger Stone first hinted at the allegation.
  • Cuomo Ignores Big Difference between Photos of Franken, and Porter Wife

    02/12/2018 4:17:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hey Chris: it’s the difference between a photo of someone robbing a safe, and a photo of an empty safe . . . The allegations against former Trump aide Rob Porter are serious. There is reason to believe that he physically abused his former wives. That said, Chris Cuomo has ignored a big difference in the photos involved in the two cases. On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo said that Pres. Trump is “playing favorites,” given his strong reaction to the photo of Al Franken groping a woman and his muted reaction to the photo of a former wife of...
  • Gillibrand: Congress should take action if Trump doesn’t resign (Idiot)

    02/11/2018 4:39:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Sunday she believes Congress should hold President Trump accountable for the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him. “I think he should resign, and if he’s unwilling to do that, which is what I assume, then Congress should hold him accountable. We’re obligated to have hearings,” Gillibrand said in an interview with CBS's “60 Minutes.” Gillibrand, who was among the first to call for former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign due to sexual misconduct allegations, was also one of several Democratic senators who late last year said Trump should resign due to sexual...
  • Liberal Project Aims to Impact Election Oversight by Electing Secretaries of State

    01/06/2009 2:29:56 AM PST · by Man50D · 17 replies · 872+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 06, 2009 | Fred Luca
    The highly publicized vote recount in the Minnesota Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman is shining a light on Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the state’s chief election officer. Ritchie is chairman of the Minnesota Canvassing Board, which on Monday certified that Franken received 225 more votes than Coleman did. Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to a liberal 527 group, the Secretary of State Project, which says its goal is to “ensure fair, clean elections” by replacing conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats. “I want to thank the Secretary of State...
  • Major donor reconsiders support for Democrats who urged Franken to quit

    01/07/2018 4:12:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/7/18 | JACEY FORTIN New York Times
    A prominent donor to the Democratic Party says she is considering withdrawing support for senators who urged their colleague Al Franken to resign after he was accused of sexual misconduct. The donor, Susie Tompkins Buell, has been one of the Democratic Party’s most generous supporters for decades. In particular, she has been a champion of female politicians, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Last month, those senators were among the dozens who called for Franken to resign from the Senate after at least six women accused him of sexual harassment...
  • Al Franken resigns: Here's what happens to his Senate seat

    01/02/2018 12:49:06 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 56 replies
    FOX ^ | January 2, 2018 | By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Sen. Al Franken officially resigned on Jan. 2, nearly a month after he announced his plans to step down from Congress amid numerous sexual misconduct allegations that began in November of last year. Aides to the senator told Fox News that Franken has provided his letter of resignation to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, who is replacing Franken, is expected to be sworn in on Wednesday. Franken, a Minnesota Democrat who has been in office since 2009, was plagued by multiple accusations of sexual misconduct over the past month and faced a Senate Ethics Committee investigation....
  • Stuart Smalley Says Goodbye: Al Franken Is No Longer A U.S. Senator

    01/02/2018 3:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, after giving one of the most non-introspective speeches on the Senate floor regarding his sexual harassment allegations, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is now a private citizen. The Minnesota Democrat was hit with sexual misconduct allegations around the Thanksgiving holiday last year. He’s been accused of groping multiple women, forcibly kissing one as well. As of today, Stuart Smalley has left the building. Here’s his formal resignation letter: Here's Franken's letter of resignation, which took effect at noon CST. #mnsen pic.twitter.com/UpofdVrtiN— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) January 2, 2018 The Franken allegations arose just as the Alabama special election was winding down....
  • Franken officially out — and Bachmann unofficially in?

    01/02/2018 3:09:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    Those who bet on Al Franken changing his mind had better prepare to hear from their bookies. The Star Tribune reported earlier this afternoon that Franken formally submitted his resignation to Gov. Mark Dayton as promised, two months after a series of allegations regarding sexual misconduct emerged. His replacement will join the Senate tomorrow as planned: U.S. Sen. Al Franken is quitting the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.A spokesman for Franken said he had formally submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Mark Dayton. A copy of the letter was not immediately available, but the spokesman said the resignation would take...
  • Michele Bachmann says she's considering running for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 1:38:56 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/2/18 | Nicole Darrah
    ormer Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is considering running for the recently vacated U.S. Senate seat held by Al Franken. “I’ve had people contact me and urge me to run for that Senate seat,” Bachmann said recently on televangelist Jim Bakker's television show. “And the only reason I would run is for the ability to take these principles into the United States Senate and to be able to advocate for these principles.”
  • Michele Bachmann mulls run for Al Franken's Senate seat

    01/02/2018 10:48:41 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 85 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/2/18 | Khorri Atkinson
    Former Minnesota congresswoman and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she is considering a run for Al Franken's Senate seat. Background: Franken is officially resigning from Congress on Tuesday following a string of sexual misconduct allegations, with Minnesota's Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to take over the seat on Wednesday. Smith plans to run for the remaining two years of Franken's term in a special election in November. Bachmann told televangelist Jim Bakker last week that she has received calls about the race and is praying on whether to return to Washington at a time when "the swamp is...
  • Democrat Franken says goodbye in Minnesota (*sniff*)

    12/31/2017 7:27:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/28/17 | Dom Calicchio
    U.S. Sen. Al Franken said goodbye to staff members and supporters in Minneapolis on Thursday night, in his first public appearance in Minnesota since being accused of sexual harassment. Franken will officially step down from the Senate on Tuesday, with his successor – Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith – scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday to complete Franken’s term, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. The Democrat, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer and performer, said he didn't know what to expect when he first ran for office, “and of course, neither did Minnesotans.”
  • Franken Thanks Supporters, Says He Will Continue to Fight for Progressive Issues

    12/28/2017 7:27:07 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/28/17 | Ben Rodgers
    Days before his resignation from the U.S. Senate, Sen. Al Franken thanked family, staff and his constituents for support that allowed him to fight for issues for Minnesotans. "Serving the people in the U.S. Senate has been the honor of my life," the senator said. "And I'm here tonight to say thank you." Franken's speech to supporters and friends comes after he resigned earlier this month amid a storm of sexual misconduct allegations. He will officially step down on Tuesday. During his speech, Franken talked about how thankful he was to be able to grow up in a middle class...
  • Minnesota voters to Franken: Don’t quit — let us fire you

    12/28/2017 5:40:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December28, 2017 | ED MORRISSEY
    Luther Strange isn’t the only current US Senator on his way out the door. In a few days, Al Franken will submit his resignation as promised last week, and Tina Smith will take his seat at least until a special election in November chooses his successor. As it turns out, Minnesota voters aren’t entirely happy about Franken’s resignation — and half of them want Franken to renege on his pledge to resign, according to a new PPP poll: -50% of voters think he should not resign, to only 42% who think he should go through with his planned resignation. There...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘The stage is being set’ for GOP landslide in 2018

    12/28/2017 10:12:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 28, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Democrats are headed for a major political upset in 2018, mostly due to the mainstream media’s dishonesty and the party’s inability to learn from its own mistakes. “The great political surprise of 2018 will be the size of the Republican victory,” the former Republican House Speaker wrote in a column for Fox News. “After members of the elite media have spent two years savaging President Trump, lying about Republican legislation, and reassuring themselves that Republican defeat was inevitable, the size of the GOP victory in 2018 will be an enormous shock.” Mr. Gingrich said the...
  • Turmoil: CA Democrats' Sexual Harassment Problem Cost Them

    12/26/2017 10:26:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The sexual harassment reckoning has exposed many men in positions of power for their bad behavior. Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin and others have either been fired or suspended for sexual misconduct. In the political realm, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is resigning in early January after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) made his way to the exit after his sexual harassment allegations made it into the limelight; he paid $27,000 to settle a claim in 2015. And yes, that’s our money he used for that expenditure. This reached a boiling point during the...
  • Franken to resign in early January

    12/20/2017 4:41:56 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/20/17 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. Al Franken will step down on Jan. 2, a spokesman for the Minnesota Democrat said Wednesday.
  • Al Franken will resign Jan. 2

    12/20/2017 12:45:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 58 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/20/17 | Anon
    Sen. Al Franken will resign on Jan. 2, per multiple reports. His successor, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, will be sworn in on Jan. 3.