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  • Rape survivor dumps Franken as sponsor of her bill to help victims of sex assault

    11/17/2017 12:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    A young woman whose brutal rape and lengthy fight for justice spurred Sen. Al Franken to sponsor a law to help sexual assault victims wants his name off the legislation after a woman accused him of groping her. Abby Honold, 22, said she was stunned on Thursday when she learned of the arch-liberal Franken’s piggish behavior — and said she decided to part ways with the hypocritical creep. “He was one of the few people who listened to me and actually let me talk,” Honold told The Washington Post. “It felt really validating to be heard and to see something...
  • Feminist: Franken Shouldn’t Resign Because He’s A Dem

    11/17/2017 11:52:12 AM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/17/17 | Amber Athey
    She argues that there are probably other Democrats who have committed sexual misconduct, so “if we set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party’s solidarity with harassed and abused women, we’re only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women’s rights and freedoms.”
  • Al Franken to the Rescue - Minnesota’s most prominent imbecile steals all of Roy Moore’s bad press

    11/17/2017 11:27:23 AM PST · by advance_copy · 12 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/17/2017 | Scott McKay
    Since last week, the political news has been dominated not by the Bob Menendez corruption trial, not by the fight to pass tax reform in the House, which happened Thursday, not by the rather stupendous accomplishments of the president and his team during his Asia trip — including bailing out three UCLA basketball players who stupidly got themselves arrested for shoplifting at a Louis Vuitton store in China — but instead by a series of allegations about the Republican nominee in the special election in Alabama to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate. [SNIP] I said at my site that...
  • Meghan McCain Snaps at Joy Behar on 'The View' After Fox News Dig and Whoopi's Left Speechless

    11/17/2017 11:20:34 AM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    TooFab ^ | | November 17, 2017 8:18 AM | staff report
    Tensions erupt between the two co-hosts during a discussion about the sexual harassment allegations levied against Minnesota senator Al Franken. Things got uncomfortable on "The View" Friday morning, after a heated debate about sexual harassment in politics led to a war of words between co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain. Whoopi Goldberg kicked off the show by reading President Donald Trump's tweets condemning Senator Al Franken's alleged sexual harassment and groping of newscaster Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 U.S.O. tour. That didn't sit well with the moderator, who called our Trump for not speaking out against Alabama Senate Republican candidate...
  • The McConnell Standard - expel any sitting member accused of harassment. Start with Franken.

    11/16/2017 9:34:48 AM PST · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    11/16/2017 | dirtboy
    Just do it, Mitch. Prove your outrage over the allegations against Roy Moore isn't just political opportunism to reject a conservative you don't like. Apply your newfound sense of outrage to anyone in the Senate accused of harassment. Plus, think of the money we'd save since the taxpayers are currently on the hook for harassment settlements.
  • NBC’s Kasie Hunt Undermines Franken’s Alleged Victim: ‘Not Actually Groping’

    11/16/2017 2:15:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/16/17 | John Nolte
    Like something right out of the 1990s, when the news media did everything it could to undermine then-President Bill Clinton’s female accusers, Kasie Hunt, the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, claimed that what Democrat Senator Al Franken did to journalist Leeann Tweeden is “not actually groping.” Appearing on MSNBC, the left-wing Hunt said, “And then [Franken] took a picture, which his office now says was a joke, that shows him not actually groping, but mock-groping her while she was asleep.” This was not a mistake on Hunt’s part. It is all-too obvious that NBC has already manufactured a false...
  • Franken forces Dems to finally confront their own sexual assault scandals

    11/17/2017 6:22:59 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 11/16/17
    (FYI: This is mainstream media...) Democrats called Al Franken’s behavior unacceptable, returned his campaign donations, and hinted that — absent a satisfying explanation in response to a sexual harassment allegation — they’d eventually demand he resign. Anything less would risk catastrophe for a party that stakes its political reputation on fighting for women. Especially one that is just now, 20 years after the fact, grappling with its unyielding support of Bill Clinton.
  • CNN Belittles Franken’s Accuser: ‘He was Just a Comedian’

    11/17/2017 6:09:36 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | Trey Sanchez
    Chief political analyst Gloria Borger said: "He was not a member of the Congress at the time this occurred. He was just a comedian.”
  • Twin Cities Sexual Assault Victim Doesn't Want Franken's Name on Legislation

    11/16/2017 6:52:55 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/16/17 | Ryan Raiche
    The Twin Cities woman who helped Senator Al Franken draft a new bill to aid sexual assault victims now hopes someone else can champion the legislation. The bill was designed to provide funding for training first responders on ways of interviewing victims who have been traumatized. Just last month, Abby Honold stood side-by-side with Franken at a press conference announcing the bill. Then came the bombshell report Thursday morning. A Los Angeles radio anchor said Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. Leeann Tweeden also said Franken posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept...
  • Vanity: Al Franken's U.S. Senate Letter on College Sex Assaults

    11/16/2017 6:06:41 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
  • Obama's Valerie Jarrett retweets the Al Franken grope photo!

    11/16/2017 3:58:55 PM PST · by ETL · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 15, 2017
    Link provided below.https://twitter.com/ValerieJarrett https://web.archive.org/web/20171116230959/https:/twitter.com/ValerieJarrett https://web.archive.org/web/20171116230959/https:/twitter.com/ValerieJarrett
  • Al Franken: I'd serve as Hillary Clinton's VP

    11/16/2017 3:31:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Louis Nelson
    If Hillary Clinton asked him, Al Franken says, he would gladly join the presumptive Democratic nominee as her running mate. The Minnesota senator said in an interview with the Associated Press that to his knowledge, he is not being vetted for a vice presidential bid, but Franken, a former comedian and “Saturday Night Live” writer, has been a longtime Clinton backer and would jump on board the campaign if invited.
  • Al Franken will seek third term in 2020

    11/16/2017 3:22:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    twincities.com ^ | 5/30/17 | Bill Salisbury
    If anyone doubted Al Franken loves his job and wants to keep it for a long time, Minnesota’s junior U.S. senator announced in a Pioneer Press interview last week that he plans to seek a third term in 2020. He also makes his intentions perfectly clear in his new memoir, facetiously titled, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.” While he lampoons President Donald Trump, congressional Republicans and the rest of the Washington establishment, he writes that being a senator is the greatest — if not most fun — job he’s ever had. And he figuratively gives lots of big, sloppy...
  • Hassan to contribute $10K she received from Franken PAC to NH Women’s Foundation (Radioactive)

    11/16/2017 3:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Three of the four Democratic women who represent New Hampshire in Congress voiced support Thursday for an ethics probe into allegations that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped a woman more than a decade ago while they were on a USO tour of the Middle East. The fourth delegation member, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, is a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, which may be conducting an investigation, and said she could not comment on “specific cases that may come before the committee.” WMUR has learned that Shaheen, Sen. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter...
  • Dumping Franken and the Clintons Is Democrats’ Best Option

    11/16/2017 3:13:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 16, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Leeann Tweeden, who is the woman that has gone public with the sexual harassment and abuse visited upon her by Al Franken in 2006 on a USO tour has spoken up more, and CNN has been forced to carry this. This was actually I think around 1:30 this afternoon, half hour ago. She’s a radio/TV host in LA and a model. She’s a sportscaster, and she’s done a bunch of USO tours in which Franken was the headliner, which is where the sexual abuse that’s been reported today happened. We have a couple more sound bites of her describing...
  • Al Franken's USO Comedy Tour Humor Was Creepy

    11/16/2017 1:42:21 PM PST · by drewh · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 16 2017 | Tim Carney
    When Al Franken was on tour with the USO, one of his jokes involved pointing to the cheerleaders on stage and saying he would think of them while having sex with his wife. "I don't know how you guys do it for nine months," Franken in a 2004 article quoted himself as saying, "I've been over here a week, and the first thing I'm going to do when I get home is have sex with my wife — while thinking about the cheerleaders. Not so different from you guys, except I won't be alone."There's a long tradition of sexualized humor...
  • Al Franken 'Allegedly' Grabbed Joy Behar’s Breast at Comedy Central Roast for Rob Reiner (Photo)

    11/16/2017 1:03:53 PM PST · by drewh · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Amid the emergence of a 2006 photo of Al Franken groping journalist and talk radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, a photo of the embattled Minnesota Senator appearing to grab comedian Joy Behar’s breast has also resurfaced. The photo was taken at the New York Friar’s Club Roast of Rob Reiner. The event, which took place in October 2000, was presented by Comedy Central. On Thursday, The View co-host reacted to the photo of Franken and Tweeden — taken during a two week USO Tour by, according to the USO, Sen. Franken’s brother Owen Franken — and said, “it’s just so disappointing.”...
  • Al Franken Should Resign Immediately: Democrats Credibility On Sexual Harassment Is At Stake

    11/16/2017 12:59:31 PM PST · by drewh · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | 3 hours ago | By Mark Joseph Stern
    On Thursday morning, Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden wrote in a disturbing article alleging that Sen. Al Franken sexually harassed her on a 2006 USO tour. According to Tweeden, Franken coerced her into “rehearsing” a kiss for a skit, then forcefully stuck his tongue in her mouth. She also provided a photograph of Franken appearing to grope her while she slept. There is no rational reason to doubt the truth of Tweeden’s accusations, no legitimate defense of Franken’s actions, and no ambiguity here at all: Franken should resign from the Senate immediately. Democrats should call for him to step...
  • Sen. Franken claims comic’s privilege in groping saga: ‘Coming from the world of comedy…’

    11/16/2017 12:50:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/16/17 | Neil W. McCabe
    Sen. Alan S. “Al” Franken (D.-Minn.) issued a new statement Thursday to supplement his previous short explanation about his take on the charge made earlier in the day by Leeann Tweeden that that Franken constructed a sexually awkward comedy skit for her to perform with him during their 2006 Middle East USO tour and that Franken insisted on a private rehearsal, where he groped and kissed her.After she shook off his sexually-tinged advances, Tweeden said Franken began ridiculing her for the rest of the tour–and at one point drew devil horns on a photo of her.Also after the rehearsal incident, Franken posed...
  • Victim Shaming? MSNBC's Kasie Hunt Says Senator Al Franken's Actions 'Not Actually Groping'

    11/16/2017 11:51:27 AM PST · by drewh · 94 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | nov 16 2017 1:35 pm | Scott Whitlock
    What happened to believing women when they speak out against powerful male accusers? On Thursday, evidence broke of a 2006 incident in which Democrat Al Franken groped and forcibly kissed TV and radio personality Leeaan Tweeden. Photographic proof backs up her claim. Yet, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt described the now-Senator's predatory behavior this way: “[Franken] took a picture, which his office now says was of a joke, that showed him potentially — not actually groping — but mock-groping her while she was asleep." In the noon hour, Hunt repeated her mild description. This time, she didn't cite the Franken staff and...