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Franken resigns from Senate
amid new claims of sexual
misconduct, backlash from Dems

Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/7/2017 12:27:32 PM

DEVELOPING: Calling it “the worst day of his political life,” Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from the U.S. Senate following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Minnesota Public Radio reported late Wednesday he would resign, though Franken’s office pushed back saying it wasn’t a done deal yet. It will be up to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to appoint a successor. (Snip) Multiple sources reported that the likely candidate could be Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a close ally of Franken. Any successor, if he steps down, would serve until a special election is held in

That headline is misleading. Franken said he would ´resign in the coming weeks.´ He did not give a date, nor did he say when that will occur. He will still be there to vote and cause mischief until he actually resigns. Who knows, he could change his mind couldn´t he?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/7/2017 12:30:27 PM     (No. 11473513)

The Al Franken Century has gone pear shaped.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/7/2017 12:30:55 PM     (No. 11473514)

Hopefully the odious Franken has bloviated from the US Senate floor for the last time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: vingoombatz, 12/7/2017 12:32:44 PM     (No. 11473516)

Remarkably horrid speech. All about him...how great he is, how he has done nothing wrong, etc. Paul Wellstone is so proud!

And yes, he did not resign. Said he "will be resigning..."

A jerk, a creep, an embarrassment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 12/7/2017 12:34:20 PM     (No. 11473519)

Just watched Franken´s speech and that was the weirdest non-resignation resignation ever.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/7/2017 12:35:25 PM     (No. 11473524)

Rush thinks this "resignation" is contingent on whether Roy Moore wins and is seated. He thinks that if Roy Moore takes a senate seat then Frankenstein will change his mind and stay on.

I find all of this laughable, that the party of The Clintons, with all of their sexual scandals and shrillary´s vicious handling of Bill´s accusers, is suddenly deciding that such behavior is no longer acceptable.

They are not doing this because they are repenting of past indiscretions and turning over a new leaf. They are up to something that will ultimately bring them more power and benefits if successful.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mythman, 12/7/2017 12:35:29 PM     (No. 11473525)

Franken is a creep who could change his mind about leaving in a heartbeat.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 12/7/2017 12:36:38 PM     (No. 11473527)

Effective after Jan 6 2018, to add another year to his Senate pension.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lizzyboo, 12/7/2017 12:37:32 PM     (No. 11473529)

I noted that in the list list of things Franken had faith in that faith in God was notably absent. Perhaps that is one reason he finds himself embroiled in these circumstances.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Historybuff, 12/7/2017 12:39:48 PM     (No. 11473537)

First funny thing I ever heard from him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 12/7/2017 12:40:09 PM     (No. 11473540)

Franken stole the election. He cheated. I voted for his opponent -- which means he stole from ME, and everyone else who voted for Norm Coleman.

Today I dance on his political grave.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair, 12/7/2017 12:45:06 PM     (No. 11473543)

Zackly #7 Resign WITH pension.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: judy, 12/7/2017 12:45:20 PM     (No. 11473544)

The dems plan every angle , if Moore wins Franken stays if Moore loses who knows??? Dems hate to lose senate seats. They care more about senate seats than DACA or open borders.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: qwerty, 12/7/2017 12:46:09 PM     (No. 11473545)

I wish I could say "good riddance" ... however this buffoon is one of those kind that has become famous for being famous. He´ll not go gently into the night. Rather, we´ll be subjected forever to his living.

I can only pray that he receives his eternal reward .... soon.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rinohunter, 12/7/2017 12:47:12 PM     (No. 11473546)

Obozo´s pastor got one thing right in that infamous statement: "The chickens are coming home to roost". Amen and Halleluia!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 12/7/2017 12:48:07 PM     (No. 11473547)

Yes, Poster 10, although the election was stolen from Norm Coleman, rino governor Pawlenty let the democrats get away with it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: sueblue, 12/7/2017 12:51:59 PM     (No. 11473553)

He grew up in Minnesota then left for decades until he decided to carpetbag a Senate seat. Election fraud got him in office first time around.

A fitting end to an unfit Senator.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Donna M, 12/7/2017 12:59:32 PM     (No. 11473564)

The man is a piece of filth who disgraced the Senate. Rumor has it that he´s being paid off to resign (and yes, he´s staying till Jan to get another year on the pension.) Having resigned but not admitting guilt, he will be free to pursue entertainment and other political opportunities as none of the women accusers have the resources to bring charges against him.

The payoffs to help him resign but not deny his harassment likely came from big lefties like Soros, Tom Steyer, or Tides (Teresa Heinz)

Franken should be gelded and put in a dirty stable. Having said what he did about Trump and Roy Moore, it should be done without anesthesia.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/7/2017 1:00:00 PM     (No. 11473566)

But as far as his comedic career today is at the top.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bubby, 12/7/2017 1:02:14 PM     (No. 11473568)

My guess is that if Roy Moore gets elected and seated in the Senate Franken will not resign due to Moore´s election as the reason. He will piously declare that what he did was nothing compared to Moore so need to resign.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Penney, 12/7/2017 1:03:27 PM     (No. 11473571)

He didn´t resign. ...What a ham for the spotlight he is.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/7/2017 1:11:59 PM     (No. 11473580)

No, he didn’t exactly resign. He said he will resign. But not yet.

That was one of the most barf-inducing self-eulogies I’ve ever heard.

You could almost hear the Democrats saying “Go. Just go, already!!!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/7/2017 1:14:29 PM     (No. 11473582)

I believe he is a pawn, being used by those who need to do everything possible to control the Senate.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Harlowe, 12/7/2017 1:33:50 PM     (No. 11473593)

OP, #21 are correct and clarification much appreciated. Rush Limbaugh discussed the verbiage of Franken’s “resignation” that allows him to stay long enough to vote on some key issues and it also allows time for him to possibly, possibly, decide he is not going to resign.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CEP, 12/7/2017 1:36:34 PM     (No. 11473596)

What a slimeball he is, that speech was disgusting. Poor me but other people do it too. Disgusting piece of trash.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/7/2017 1:48:46 PM     (No. 11473604)

There have been bad Senators (Barrack Hussein to name one) and then there is Al Frankenstein, who may forever hold the title of worst elected (fraudulently - cheating) in history. Good riddance!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/7/2017 1:49:48 PM     (No. 11473605)

I´ve never hears so many sour grapes, excuses and pure B.S.!

Stuff it Al. You have always been a phony who was never qualified to be dog catcher. You were never funny as a comedian either!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/7/2017 1:54:26 PM     (No. 11473607)

´Minnesota Nice´ is actually self-regarding passive aggression.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: littleorby, 12/7/2017 2:25:10 PM     (No. 11473631)

RE #5: I think Rush is wrong on this one. I think Franken’s resignation is to add impetus to NOT seating Judge Moore (should he win), but more importantly setting up grounds to impeach President Trump for sexual mis-conduct.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: avanti1, 12/7/2017 2:26:35 PM     (No. 11473632)

Franken is a shallow minded failure as a Senator, yet his speech was one of self-aggrandizement and unearned praise. I guess no one else, including fellow Senators, could find nothing Franken has done worthy of praise.

Al, do America a favor and go quietly into the oblivion you rightfully earned.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: varjo, 12/7/2017 2:27:38 PM     (No. 11473633)

Mr. Franken here´s how to resign, repeat after me...

I´m vulgar enough, I´m predatory enough, and doggone it, people despise me. I resign!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: provide, 12/7/2017 2:32:44 PM     (No. 11473635)

He´ll walk this back like James Brown on stage singing, "Please".

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/7/2017 2:37:12 PM     (No. 11473641)

I agree with poster #5, if Moore ends up in the Senate Franken will not resign. There is a difference between the allegations being faced by Franken and Moore, Franken’s problem stems from from occurances that happened when he was an elected Senator, and Moore’s problems stem from occurances that took place about fourty years ago. Chances are that Moore will be elected in Alabama, a Bible Belt State that does believe In “redemption”. Franken is just too arrogant to simply resign.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: snakeoil, 12/7/2017 2:41:22 PM     (No. 11473645)

Frankenstein didn´t resign. He announced his intention to resign. Expect weeks from now, after Senator Elect Moore has been dealt with, he will announce that he has been inundated with pleas for him to remain and he intends to stay put.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: BillW., 12/7/2017 2:43:40 PM     (No. 11473646)

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

I posted a tongue-in-cheek review of his book on Amazon. Some of the lefty nitwits who are sorry to see him go probably believe every word of the thing.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/7/2017 3:20:10 PM     (No. 11473674)

The always disgusting ABC News is delighting in repeating ad nauseam the erroneous accusations Franken spewed against the President and Roy Moore. Franken is not fit to be a representative of people however stupid they were to vote for him.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/7/2017 3:41:17 PM     (No. 11473693)

No, he did not , he said he WOULD. Democrats never talk in plain language.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Flipper3, 12/7/2017 3:54:56 PM     (No. 11473708)

Buh-bye. Don´t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/7/2017 5:50:00 PM     (No. 11473833)

The Democrats have succumbed to their need for virtue-signalling. They want to appear "woman-friendly", so they insist that Al Franken resign on the basis of sketchy, context-free allegations. Everything is about virtue-signalling, not facts.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: dvc, 12/7/2017 11:21:46 PM     (No. 11474163)

No, the slimeball did not resign. He said he would "in the coming weeks"....which is probably not going to happen, I am guessing.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/8/2017 12:31:24 AM     (No. 11474195)

Did he really resign ? Or was it a stage to criticize the President?

Will he be like Gary Hart and put off resigning until he qualified for his pension?

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A suspect is in custody following an explosion at one of New York City’s busiest transit hubs in Times Square during Monday morning’s rush hour, police said. The bombing suspect was identified as Akayed Ullah, 27, according to New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill. Ullah had an explosive device strapped to his body, O’Neill said. What do we know about the suspect? Law enforcement sources told Fox News Ullah lives in Brooklyn. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion was an “attempted terrorist attack.” Sources told the Associated Press that Ullah may be of Bangladeshi descent. What else do we know about the

Trump sexual misconduct accusers
to call for Congress probe

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Times of Israel, by Sue Surkes    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 12/11/2017 2:41:42 PM     Post Reply
Several women who have accused US President Donald Trump of sexual assault and harassment were expected Monday to call on Congress to open an investigation. A press conference by the women will be hosted by Brave New Films, a media company that recently produced a clip detailing sexual harassment or assault claims by 16 women against Trump. A press release from Brave New Films on Sunday said the women would relate their accounts of Trump’s alleged “groping, fondling, forcibly kissing, humiliating, and harassing women.” The White House has dismissed all of the accusations as lies. During Trump’s presidential campaign, more than

Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet
critics say is sexually suggestive
and demeaning

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Washington Post, by Ashley Parker    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/12/2017 12:07:28 PM     Post Reply
President Trump attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in a sexually suggestive tweet Tuesday morning that implied Gillibrand would do just about anything for money, prompting a swift and immediate backlash. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Charles E. Schumer and someone who would come to my office ´begging´ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” the president wrote. “Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!”

Obama tries to claim credit for
Trump economic boom, finally
gets smacked down

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American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 12/11/2017 11:28:35 AM     Post Reply
One of the more obvious things about the Trump economy is how much better it is than the Obama economy. Yet incredibly, President Obama, as if jealously looking on at this night-and-day difference, is trying to claim credit for it. From the Washington Times: Former President Barack Obama is taking credit for the robust economic growth that is taking place under President Trump. At a conference of mayors in Chicago, Mr. Obama congratulated himself Tuesday for strong employment numbers in the U.S. this year, saying his climate-change policies have contributed to growth.

Weak 14: NFL Stadiums Look Like Ghost
Towns As Attendance Crisis Continues

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Breitbart, by Warner Todd Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: Pros7767- 12/11/2017 8:26:57 AM     Post Reply
The plague of empty seats which has befallen the National Football League reached biblical proportions this week, as teams continued to find it hard to fill stadiums. Naturally, a large number of players also continued their anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem as Week 14 rolled into stadiums everywhere. And as a result, ticket prices are plummeting. The league is having such a tough time finding fans to fill seats that some tickets are selling for the unheard of price of three dollars a seat, Breitbart Sports reported on Sunday.

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