Al Franken
Al Franken
04/22/2017 at 14:54. Facebook
You shouldn't have to choose between paying for your groceries, making rent on time, or being able to afford your prescriptions. And while I can't say I was pleased by much of what President Trump said leading up to Election Day, I didn't have a problem with his promise of “when it comes time to negotiate the cost of drugs, we are going to negotiate like crazy." It's time for President Trump...
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You shouldnt have to choose between paying for your groceries making rent

Bernie Sanders, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown Quietly Knifed Trump On High Drug Prices

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I've said it before, but it bears repeating: women should be able to make their own decisions about their health and bodies.

President Trump and Republicans in Congress seem to think otherwise.

Yesterday, in an effort to defund Planned Parenthood, President Trump signed legislation that reverses a crucial rule that prohibits state and local governments from withholding federal funding from...
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Trump Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood Funding

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President Trump and Republicans in Congress undid a rule that protected your private information online—because, you know, that's not important. Now whenever you look at something online, the huge company you pay for access to the internet—like Comcast or Verizon—can collect your information, sell it to the highest bidder, and tell you nothing.

If you’re like me and you think this is a...
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Trump and the GOP Sold Us Out to Big Telecom

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As a resident of the 7th ward, I wish I could be in Minnesota tomorrow to caucus for my Council Member, Lisa Goodman. Lisa has a track record of progressive accomplishments, and I'm proud to support her.

Are you also a DFLer in Minneapolis? If you'll be in our state tomorrow, make your voice heard at the local level by participating in your caucus.

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As a resident of the 7th ward I wish I could be

2017 Minneapolis & St. Paul Caucuses and Conventions

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I've always believed that your fundamental right to privacy is more important than corporate interests, but it's clear that the Republicans who voted to kill important internet privacy rules don't necessarily agree. You deserve to know or control the extent to which your personal data are being collected, shared, or sold by your internet service provider. But right now, your privacy is under...
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Ive always believed that your fundamental right to privacy is more important

Republicans Attack Internet Privacy

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Women deserve to be able to make their own choices about their health. I care deeply about Planned Parenthood because they've been making it possible for women to make choices for themselves and their families for over 100 years. With continued attacks on women's reproductive rights and efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Republicans in Congress are telling women that they don't deserve to...
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Today, and every day, you can count on me to do whatever I can to defend Planned Parenthood.

#PinkOut #IStandWithPP
Today and every day you can count on me to do whatever I can to defend Planned Parenthood
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President Trump's budget cuts vital programs and leaves Minnesota families to choke down the consequences. Join me and reject this budget: [ Alfranken.com Link ]
President Trumps budget cuts vital programs and leaves Minnesota families to choke

Stand Against Trump's Disastrous Budget

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How deep do Russia's ties to Trump World run? What do the Russians have on Trump?

I want answers. Add your name if you want an independent investigation too.

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How deep do Russia's ties to Trump World run What do the Russians have on Trump

We Deserve Answers

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President Trump is trying to distract Americans from the facts with his outrageous claim that President Obama put a wiretap on him. This is just a distraction from the very serious interference by a foreign power—Russia—in our American democracy and the question of whether those in the Trump world—including members of his campaign team and his business associates—had anything to do with it or...
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President Trump is trying to distract Americans from the facts with his

Franken: 'We don't know what the Russians have on Donald Trump'

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During his confirmation hearing, I asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions a question about contacts the Trump team may have had with the Russian government during the course of his campaign. He replied that he was not aware of any such activities and he also said that he did not have communications with Russian officials.

Turns out that, at best, his answer was misleading. The Washington Post...
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During his confirmation hearing I asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions a question

MSNBC: Senator Franken: Sessions should recuse himself

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My friend Keith Ellison has been working hard for the Minnesotans he represents for over a decade. He's a progressive champion for middle-class families, and I know he would work hard on behalf of all Americans as head of the DNC.
My friend Keith Ellison has been working hard for the Minnesotans he
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Was Flynn just the fall guy? Who else in the Trump administration has ties with Russia? How far does this deception go? Americans deserve the answers to these questions.

I’m calling for an independent, bipartisan investigation into the Trump administration’s connections with Russia. Add your name to join me.

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Was Flynn just the fall guy Who else in the Trump administration

We Deserve An Investigation

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It's a beautiful sunny day in Minneapolis today, and I'm glad I was able to stop in to Punch Pizza. A few years ago, the founder and co-owner of Punch and a kitchen worker attended President Obama's State of the Union speech in Washington. They were invited because the pizza joint embraces paying workers fairly and raising up middle class Minnesotans. That's something I'm committed to working...
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Its a beautiful sunny day in Minneapolis today and Im glad I
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Last night, I joined Bill Maher on HBO's Real Time. He asked me about a number of things that have been going on in our country, and I told him that there's no quick fix to a lot of the harmful things that President Trump is putting forward.

(Trust me, I would tell you if there were).

I told Bill that it's going to be a bit of a marathon, but that I've been so encouraged by the Minnesotans...
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Last night I joined Bill Maher on HBOs Real Time He asked

The Al Franken Millennium | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B Senator Al Franken joins Bill to discuss how elected officials feel about the Trump presidency. Co...

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Executive Orders that seek to bar Muslims from entering the United States and ban refugees from finding safety in our country. Cabinet nominees who clearly don’t know their subject matter. Battles over Planned Parenthood and net neutrality.

A lot of people out there are frustrated. And you know, I’m frustrated too.

But maybe “frustrated” just isn’t strong enough of a word anymore when we...
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Executive Orders that seek to bar Muslims from entering the United States

Sign Al’s Petition - Tell Trump to Reverse His Executive Order

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I am grateful for the hundreds of thousands of people--including thousands of Minnesotans--making their voices heard today in women's marches in Washington and around the country.

It couldn't be more timely.

Last night, hours into his Presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at gutting the Affordable Care Act as quickly as possible, just days after Republicans in Congress...
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I am grateful for the hundreds of thousands of peopleincluding thousands of

Hundreds of thousands of women protest against Trump

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Today, President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to wrongfully claim that Congressman John Lewis is "all talk" and "no action."

Well, Donald, I think you may have caught a bad case of projection. Because the John Lewis I know has been getting results for more than 50 years. Congressman Lewis stood by Martin Luther King Jr.'s side during the Civil Rights Movement and he's been working...
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Today Presidentelect Donald Trump took to Twitter to wrongfully claim that Congressman
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This is not a partisan issue. We should all agree that a foreign power should never interfere in our democracy. Every American should read this: [ Thehill.com Link ]
This is not a partisan issue We should all agree that a

Declassified report: Putin ordered election interference to help Trump

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