Al Franken
03/18/2017 at 15:42. Facebook
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 ]

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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ]

Declassified report: Putin ordered election interference to help Trump

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Today marks the start of the 115th Congress. What did House Republicans do last night on the eve of the new session? They voted in secret to gut an independent ethics office that was established nearly a decade ago​ to curb abuses of power by lawmakers​. ​Opening the door to corruption is not the way to start the new congress, or the new year. And it's not the way to treat the American people,...
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With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office

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So far, my holiday time with family today—including Jacob and Avery, pictured here, my two youngest grandchildren—has been filled with smiles and some much-needed relaxation. I hope the same is true for you.
From my family to yours, have a happy and healthy holiday.
This is a direct departure from decades of bipartisan efforts to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security policy.‬ As Americans look to Donald J. Trump to move our country forward, I urge him to rethink his position on nukes for the safety of our nation and the global community.
This year, I spent some time with Mark Leibovich to show him what I'm fighting for—and what my life is like—as a senator working on behalf of Minnesotans. He visited my office in Washington, joined me at a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, and even attended the Great Minnesota Get-Together with me. This week, he shared his experience in a piece that I hope you'll read:

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Al Franken Faces Donald Trump and the Next Four Years

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VOTE TODAY → Democracy for America is holding a vote on who to endorse for DNC chair. Join me in supporting my friend who works hard for Minnesotans—and who I know will work hard for all Americans—Keith for DNC.

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This is deeply troubling. We need to get to the bottom of this and figure out what happened. The future of our country should rest in the hands of American voters; interference by a foreign power should never play a role.

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Obama Orders Intelligence Report on Russian Election Hacking

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This is a photo of me with John Glenn on a USO tour. We flew to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, to Aviano Air Base in Italy, to the USS Truman (where this photo was taken) in the Mediterranean, and to additional stops in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Kosovo. I got to spend a lot of time with Senator Glenn and his wife, Annie, and I asked him about his time as a Marine pilot in World War II, the...
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