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Al Franken

Al Franken
Personal data
Date of birthMay 21, 1951(age 63)
Place of birthNew York City, New York
Birth nameAlan Stuart Franken
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic-Farmer-Labor
SpouseFranni Bryson Franken
ChildrenThomasin
Joe
ResidenceMinneapolis, Minnesota
Alma materHarvard College (A.B.)
OccupationU.S. Senator, comedian, actor, author, screenwriter, political commentator, politician, and radio host
ReligionJudaism
Assumed officeJuly 7, 2009
Serving with Amy Klobuchar
Preceded byNorm Coleman

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Alan Stuart "Al" Franken (born May 21, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, which affiliates with the national Democratic Party.

Franken achieved note as a writer and performer for the television show Saturday Night Live from its inception in 1975 before moving to writing and acting in films and television shows. He then became a political commentator, author of five books and host of a nationally syndicated radio show on the Air America Radio network.

In 2008, Franken narrowly defeated incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman, by 312 votes, after a mandatory statewide manual recount. Coleman contested the outcome in court, but the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously upheld Franken's victory on June 30, 2009.

Franken was sworn in to the Senate on July 7, 2009.

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Senator Al Franken Thinks My Future Is Bright, And I Have The Letter To Prove It - TechCrunch Tweet this news
TechCrunch--Last month at SXSW, I had the opportunity to interview Senator -Al Franken-, who was speaking at the conference to discuss the importance of Net Neutrality. The interview went well (I doubt you can tell he was my first Senator), and as I walke - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 23:42:32 GMT+00:00
Your iPhone is Spying on You: Al Franken Questions Steve Jobs - NowPublic Tweet this news
NowPublic--The iPhone spying issue hit mainstream media, and Minnesota Senator -Al Franken- sent a letter to Steve Jobs demanding to know the extent of the issue. (-Al Franken- letter to Steve Jobs-pdf) This creepy iPhone-stalking "feature&qu - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 20:29:05 GMT+00:00
Franken Expresses Apple Security Worries - FOX 9 News Tweet this news
FOX 9 News---Al Franken- began voicing concerns about security. FOX 9 News invited Franken to come explain why the news prompted him to write to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and discuss the issue of tech privacy in depth.--- - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:14:52 GMT+00:00
The Score: Apple Stirring Up Hornets - Mobiledia Tweet this news
Mobiledia--This week we tackle Apple's problems with iPhone tracking, Samsung and -Al Franken-. Get the score. The Score is a weekly column scoring controversial events in the mobile industry. Want to get to the point? ... - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:26:58 GMT+00:00
Northland projects benefit from housing grants for tribes - Duluth News Tribune Tweet this news
Duluth News Tribune---Al Franken- announced $1.7 million in housing grants for tribes in northern Minnesota during a Wednesday afternoon ceremony in a building that's soon to become Duluth's first American Indian center. Sen. -Al Franken-, D-Min - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 04:50:43 GMT+00:00
Franken presses Apple on privacy - Minnesota Public Radio Tweet this news
Minnesota Public Radio---Al Franken- wrote a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs demanding an explanation. "Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of a user's home, the businesses he frequents, the doctors - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:25:13 GMT+00:00
Apple's iPhone Records and Stores Personal Information - KSTP.com Tweet this news
KSTP.com--Senator -Al Franken- sent a letter to Apple's Steve Jobs today demanding answer. In the letter Franken asks why the information is being gathered, and who, if anyone, the information is shared with. He's also concerned that millions of - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 03:54:22 GMT+00:00
Al Franken rallies Democrats in Detroit at annual dinner - Detroit Free Press Tweet this news
Detroit Free Press---Al Franken-, D-Minn., said Democrats in Michigan have a ready-made issue when battling the GOP next year. BY KATHLEEN GRAY Faced with the memory of 2010's Republican sweep in the nation and state, Michigan Democrats gathered in D - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 05:23:55 GMT+00:00
Epsilon breach grabs US Senate attention - PC World Magazine Tweet this news
PC World Magazine--Specifically, in his role as chairman of the Privacy, Technology and the Law subcommittee, -Al Franken-, D-Minn., along with Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have asked the Department of Justice to clarify its interpretation of the Computer - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 01:02:48 GMT+00:00
Boigon drops out of mayor's race: endorses Michael Hancock - The Colorado Independent Tweet this news
The Colorado Independent---Al Franken- is the sponsor of legislation introduced in the US Senate late last week that would give binational same-sex couples the same rights as married couples for immigration purposes. By Scot Kersgaard | 04.18.11 | 11:22 a - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:27:19 GMT+00:00

Party political offices
Preceded by
Walter Mondale
DFL nominee for U.S. Senator from Minnesota
(Class 2)
2008
|recent
United States Senate
Preceded by
Norm Coleman
United States Senator from Minnesota
Served alongside: Amy Klobuchar

2009-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Dick Durbin
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
2011 - present
Incumbent
United States order of precedence

Al Franken

BibliographyI'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! * Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations * Why Not Me? * Oh, the Things I Know! * Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them * The Truth (With Jokes)
Political careerMidwest Values PAC * United States Senate election in Minnesota, 2008 * Employee Free Choice Act
See alsoThe Al Franken Show * Saturday Night Live * Stuart Smalley * Stuart Saves His Family

United States Senators from Minnesota

Class 1Rice * Ramsey * McMillan * Davis * Towne * Clapp * Kellogg * Shipstead * Thye * McCarthy * H. Humphrey * M. Humphrey * Durenberger * Grams * Dayton * Klobuchar |
Class 2Shields * Wilkinson * Norton * Windom * Stearns * Windom * Edgerton * Windom * Sabin * Washburn * K. Nelson * Johnson * Schall * Benson * Howard * Lundeen * Ball * A. Nelson * Ball * H. Humphrey * Mondale * Anderson * Boschwitz * Wellstone * Barkley * Coleman * Franken |

Current statewide elected officials and legislative leaders of Minnesota

U.S. SenatorsAmy Klobuchar * Al Franken
State governmentTim Pawlenty, Governor * Carol Molnau, Lieutenant Governor * Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State * Lori Swanson, Attorney General * Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
SenateLarry Pogemiller, Majority Leader * James Metzen, President * David Senjem, Minority Leader
HouseMargaret Anderson Kelliher, Speaker * Tony Sertich, Majority Leader * Kurt Zellers, Minority Leader
Supreme CourtLorie Skjerven Gildea, Chief Justice * Alan Page * Paul H. Anderson * Helen M. Meyer * G. Barry Anderson * Christopher Dietzen * David R. Stras
Appeals CourtEdward Toussaint, Jr., Chief Judge * Harriet Lansing * Thomas J. Kalitowski * Roger M. Klaphake * Randolph W. Peterson * Gordon W. Shumaker * Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks * Terri J. Stoneburner * David Minge * Natalie E. Hudson * Wilhelmina M. Wright * Renee L. Worke * Kevin G. Ross * Heidi S. Schellhas * Francis J. Connolly * Matthew E. Johnson * Michelle Ann Larkin * Larry Stauber * Louise Dovre Bjorkman

Air America (and List of affiliates)

Hosts:Richard Belzer * David Bender * Angie Coiro * Chuck D * Steve Earle * Sue Ellicott * Jon Elliott * Laura Flanders * Al Franken * Gia'na Garel * Janeane Garofalo * Mark Green * Arianna Huffington * Kyle Jason * Marty Kaplan * Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. * Bob Kerrey * Ron Kuby * Katherine Lanpher * Bob Linden * Lionel * Rachel Maddow * Ben Mankiewicz * Marc Maron * Mike Malloy * Mike Papantonio * Jill Pike * Ron Reagan * Betsy Rosenberg * Mark Riley * Sam Seder * Jerry Springer * Cenk Uygur * Peter Werbe * Montel Williams * Lizz Winstead
Programs:The Air Americans * Air America Mornings * The Al Franken Show * Clout * Doin' Time with Ron Kuby * EcoTalk * Go Vegan * The Lionel Show * The Marc Maron Show * The Majority Report * Marc Sussman s Money Message * The Mark Riley Show * The Mike Malloy Show * Morning Sedition * Montel Across America * On the Real * The Rachel Maddow Show * RadioNation * The Ron Reagan Show * Ring of Fire * 7 Days in America * Springer on the Radio * State of Belief * The Steve Earle Show * This Is America with Jon Elliott * The Time Is Now * Unfiltered * The Young Turks
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