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Sen. Al Franken got a "sweet" payoff when North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp made good on a friendly wager the two made before April's Frozen Four semi-final hockey game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the University of North Dakota. Photo and Caption via Franken's Senate Office

The “One Decision” Heidi Heitkamp Would Take Back Isn’t Outing Sexual Assault Survivors but Calling on Al Franken to Resign

The “One Decision” Heidi Heitkamp Would Take Back Isn’t Outing Sexual Assault Survivors but Calling on Al Franken to Resign

I’m certain that former Senator Heidi Heitkamp has a lot to regret these days. Not winning her re-election campaign last year is no doubt one of them, but you’d think she’d be regretful about things less self-serving than that too. Like her campaign’s outing of sexual assault survivors, perhaps. Or her state political party’s efforts

Senator Heitkamp Didn’t Mean It When She Said “Zero Tolerance” for Sexual Harassment

Earlier this month embattled Minnesota Senator Al Franken delivered a self-serving, self-pitying speech on the Senate floor in which he announced that he’d be announcing his resignation at some point in the future. It was a truly bizarre speech, and many (including this observer) thought it was Franken buying himself some time to rehabilitate his

What if Al Franken Isn’t Really Resigning?

When Senator Al Franken, amid calls for resignation from his fellow Democrats, announced that he’d be making an announcement on the floor of the Senate it was obvious that he’d strike a defiant tone. People resigning in disgrace send out a press release. They don’t deliver a floor speech. As expected, Franken was defiant. Not

FILE -- Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 5, 2017. A growing national outcry over sexual harassment reached the Senate on Nov. 16, when a radio newscaster accused Franken of kissing and groping her without consent during a 2006 USO tour of the Middle East before he took public office. Franken almost immediately released an apology to the newscaster, Leeann Tweeden. (Eric Thayer/The New York Times)

What Exactly Is Senator Al Franken Apologizing For?

Senator Al Franken, fresh off more allegations that he groped the rear ends of women he took pictures with, is returning to work today. His fellow Democrats are trying to circle the wagons around him, giving him all sorts of credit for his supposed contrition. Case in point, Senator Dick Durbin, speaking on CNN this

U.S. Sen. Al Franken. Photo by Eric Hylden/Forum News Service

No, Senator Heitkamp, Al Franken Hasn’t Really Apologized

In the wake of accusations against Senator Al Frank (D-Minnesota) by model and broadcaster Leeann Tweeden, in which she claims that he forced a kiss on her and groped her breasts, fellow Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced that she’d be donating to charity Franken’s contributions to her campaign: Senator Franken’s conduct was inappropriate and unacceptable

Will Heidi Heitkamp Return Campaign Dollars To Colleague Facing Corruption Problems?

Senator Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has a major ethics issue on his hands. He’s been indicted by the federal government on corruption charges for allegedly using his office improperly to help to Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor in Florida. Melgen “offered the senator an array of perks including trips on his private jet, three nights

Democrats Join With Republicans To Repeal Obamacare Tax, Heidi Heitkamp Nowhere To Be Found

Back during her campaign for the US Senate, the one in which she cloaked herself with the “independent” mantle while distancing herself from her party, Senator Heidi Heitkamp said that Obamacare was “good and bad” and “needs to be fixed.” Right now there’s a bi-partisan group of Republican and Senate Democrats who want to do

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