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  • Senator Franken Voted Against Ambassador Friedman for Calling Him a "Clown" and a "Moron"

    03/30/2017 8:19:46 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sometimes truth really is the best defense. All but two Democrats sided with J Street over Israel and voted against the confirmation of Ambassador Friedman. Republicans stood with the Jewish pro-Israel community. J Street lost. Jews and supporters of Israel won. Of the Senate Dems who spoke against Friedman, all but one were recipients of sizable amounts of J Street money. J Street is the anti-Israel pressure group set up by George Soros. Schatz, Udall, Van Hollen and Leahy had all gotten cash from J Street. Al Franken had not. But he had a better grievance against Ambassador Friedman. "Mr....
  • Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.22.2017

    03/22/2017 4:45:44 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 3 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.22.2017 | David Blackmon
    So, are you going to love the judge, or list the judge?: I don’t know about anyone else, but it is really difficult to even listen to these confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch. The questioning and posturing by the Democrats has become so transparently fake and scripted that it’s become like watching one of those “Love it or List it” shows on HGTV. You know, one of those shows that is supposed to be “reality”, but is painful to watch because every word anyone on the show says is so obviously written by someone else and recited in a...
  • Franken Takes Shot at the Late Antonin Scalia’s Understanding of the Constitution

    03/21/2017 6:40:07 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 70 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 20, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) questioned the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's understanding of the Constitution on Monday during the confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to the high court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Franken began his line of questioning to Gorsuch by discussing Trump's "litmus test" for his Supreme Court nominee. "In fact, he openly discussed his litmus test. He said that he would ‘appoint judges very much in the mold of Scalia' during the final presidential debate," Franken said. "Then-candidate Trump said, ‘The justices I'm going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent.'" Franken...
  • Jeff Sessions Must Have Disclosed Sept 8 Meetint With Russ Amb UNDER OATH Prior To Franken Query.

    03/09/2017 7:28:56 AM PST · by TruthTruck · 15 replies
    Truth Truck and ABC News ^ | March 7, 2017 | Bill Ette
    "Since ABC is reporting that the meeting was listed on then Senator Sessions' public schedule, it is likely to have been immediately available to the public from Sept. 8th, and to the Judiciary Committee throughout the confirmation process, inclusive of January 10, 2017, when Sen. Al Franken asked the famous question."
  • Franken: Jeff Sessions Committed Perjury

    03/08/2017 6:42:58 PM PST · by Angels27 · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | 3-8-17 | Ian Scwartz
    Sen. Al. Franken tells CNN's Jake Tapper he thinks Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury when he failed to mention to him his contacts with the Russian ambassador during his confirmation hearings. JAKE TAPPER, CNN 'THE LEAD' HOST: So, yesterday, Attorney General Sessions sent a letter defending what he told you during his confirmation hearing. Just to bring our viewers back to what this is about, your question talked about the story CNN broke at that moment about whether there may have been contacts between Trump campaign advisors and Russians known to U.S. intelligence and whether U.S. intelligence had been...
  • Why has Al Franken not been asked what he askes Sessions?

    03/03/2017 7:09:25 PM PST · by tophat9000 · 26 replies
    3-3-17
    So I know Franken and we'll tow the party line but I just wanted to get him on record. Senator Franken and what was the intent of your question Were you asking had Senator Sessions ever met with any Russian officials in the context of the election? Or were you asking if Senator Sessions at ever met with any Russian officials ever? If your question was the later do you think your question was clear on that point of Harry ever met with any Russian officials for any reasons.... and as working Senator Franken you would know that in your...
  • How did Al Franken come into possession of the fake dossier-McCain's? (Question!)

    03/03/2017 10:07:39 AM PST · by John S Mosby · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 03/03//2017 | Vanity Question
    An open question for FReepers. 1) How did Franken get the "dossier" the proven fake one from the MI5 guy hired by democratic operatives to create it? 2.) What part did McCain play in this "dossier" being shared with the White House- not the FBI as he said, but the White House? 3.) Has anyone competently asked McCain about his role in all this, and his ability to do his job, having obviously been "punked" and faked out by dirty tricks leftists?
  • Video: CNN Deceptively Edits Sessions Confirmation Video

    03/03/2017 9:19:36 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 12 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/3/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    During March 3rd's CNN "New Day", anchor Alisyn Camerota again ran the edited confirmation hearing clip. We have presented the confirmation hearing segment and CNN's deceptive edit of the complete question by Senator Franken to Jeff Sessions in context.
  • Sessions: I Never Met With Russians About Trump Campaign, Reply To Franken ‘Honest and Correct’

    03/02/2017 3:07:52 PM PST · by davikkm · 43 replies
    During a press conference on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated, “I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign,” and “no such things were discussed” during his meeting with the Russian ambassador, and “my reply to the question of Senator Franken was honest and correct as I understood it at the time. I appreciate that some have taken the view that this was a false comment. That is not my intent. That is not correct.”
  • Al Franken triples down on stupid

    02/10/2017 8:55:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/10/17 | Paul Mirengoff
    I’m not enough of an elitist to believe that only Senators with legal training should serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, the ability to engage competently in legal reasoning ought to be a prerequisite.In his work on the Judiciary Committee, Al Franken has failed to display this ability. Indeed, he shows a lack of competence in basic logic that, in a better world, would disqualify him from the Senate.In this post, I discussed Franken’s laughable attempt, when questioning Jeff Sessions, to show that the then-Senator misrepresented his involvement in prosecuting several civil rights cases while he served as a...
  • [Vanity]Does anyone remember Al Franken on SNL?

    02/09/2017 5:35:21 AM PST · by StormPrepper · 46 replies
    2/9/2017 | Stormprepper
    Does anyone remember watching SNL when Al Franken was there? He was part of a duo called "Franken and Davis". The reason I bring it up, is because it bugs me that no one ever talks about this. When the announcer would introduce "Franken and Davis", he always added, "Brought to you by the American Communist Party. Sooner or later we will all be communist." That was the intro every time they appeared on SNL. The reaction of the crowd was always very hushed. It was almost like there was disbelief. I want someone in media to ask Al Franken...
  • Dem Sen. Al Franken: "We Have A Strategy" To Resist Trump, But I'm Not Going To Share

    01/27/2017 1:47:39 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 27, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) talks to Rachel Maddow about how Senate Democrats are planning to challenge and "resist" President Donald Trump's pick for cabinet. Franken, however, said he would not be telling her the strategy. Maddow said it was "one of the most heartening things" she has ever heard from a Democrat. From Thursday's broadcast of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show:
  • 2020 Election

    12/01/2016 10:38:29 PM PST · by Justice · 27 replies
    Today | Dunno
    Al Franken is running for president in 2020 and will select Jill Stein for running mate. The Franken/Stein ticket for 2020.
  • Franken: We Will Have Hearings on the ‘Rogue FBI’

    11/06/2016 7:54:22 PM PST · by detective · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State Of The Union,”  while discussing the FBI reopening the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)  said “I think we’ll have hearing and I think we’ll get into the rogue element of the FBI, trying to affect the election.” Franken said, “I think what’s troubling, we’ve heard out of the FBI, I think it was troubling that he put that vague letter out days before the election, even more troubling is what we’ve heard from sort of the rogue elements within the FBI, seemingly tipping off former Mayor Giuliani that something was...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 November 2016

    11/06/2016 4:31:05 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 260 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 6 November 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Nov 6th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Clinton adviser Joel Benenson. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): John Podesta, Clinton campaign chairman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. THIS WEEK (ABC): Podesta; Priebus.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kellyanne Conway, Trump campaign manager; Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
  • Democrats' Mentions of Trump on Pace to Exceed RNC References to Clinton (138 on day one)

    07/26/2016 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 26, 2016, 12:35 AM ET | Adam Kelsey
    After watching Republicans invoke Hillary Clinton’s name almost 300 times in just four days last week at their convention, Democrats returned the favor on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The terms “Donald,” “Trump” or “Donald Trump” appeared in an ABC News transcript of the DNC 138 times unique times on Monday, including references to the Republican nominee as well as buildings, the university named for Trump and even the businessman’s line of steaks. Among notable speakers during the evening session of the convention, Trump was extremely popular. Major speakers such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...
  • Franken: RNC "Ugly" Convention "Spewing Hate" An "Extension Of The Candidate"

    07/21/2016 11:35:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC's coverage of the Republican National Convention, Senator Al Franken (D-M) declared the convention to be "the ugliest convention" he had ever seen and said it was "an extension of the candidate".
  • Franken jokes Cruz is ‘lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula’

    04/20/2016 1:35:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 20, 2016 | Brianna Ehley
    Sen. Al Franken dusted off his comedic chops over the weekend and took some jabs at his Senate colleague and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, declaring him “the lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula.” “Republicans are in kind of a bind since their best hope for stopping Donald Trump is a guy who’s the lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula,” Franken said at MinnPosts's annual variety show, MinnRoast. The event took place last Friday, with video posted on Wednesday. That wasn’t the end of it. He also quipped that “Cruz can be really hard to get along with, but I...
  • Minn. Somali Restaurant Owner Invited to D.C. for State of Union Address

    01/08/2016 7:18:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/8/16 | Brandi Powell
    It's not every day you get a call inviting you to the State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C., but that's exactly what happened to a local restaurant owner. On Tuesday, a Minnesota entrepreneur will be in the House Chamber when President Obama makes his final State of the Union Address. SNIP Funding to start the Minneapolis Afro Deli and Grill came in part from Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund, a program of the United States Treasury Department, as well as the Office of Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED) with the City of Minneapolis, and also the...
  • Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so

    08/13/2015 9:44:01 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    JTA ^ | aug 13 2015 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement. “Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., wrote in an Op-Ed on CNN’s website. “It isn’t a perfect agreement,” he said. “But it is a strong one. This agreement is, in my opinion, the most effective, realistic way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon anytime in the next 15 years.”