Minnesota Sen. Al Franken quit just a day after new allegations brought the number of women alleging misconduct by him to at least eight. Franken is the latest to fall in the national wave of sexual harassment allegations that have brought down powerful men in Hollywood, the media and state capitals across the nation.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of women who worked alongside Al Franken on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” have signed a statement of support for the Minnesota senator. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006. Another woman says he placed his hand on her buttocks while posing for a photo […]
Lindsay Menz spoke to CNN about the senator, whom she claims grabbed her inappropriately in 2010.
Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Al Franken “forcibly kissed” and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, two years before the Minnesota Democrat’s election to the U.S. Senate. “You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in a blog post for KABC-AM Los Angeles, for which she works as a morning news anchor. Tweeden’s blog post included an image of Franken looking into a camera, his hands either over or on Tweeden’s chest as she slept.
Sen. Al Franken has written to newly appointed FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in defense of net neutrality, vowing to “fight to protect it every step of the way.” Pai has publicly opposed net neutrality as championed by former Chairman Tom Wheeler since before the Open Internet order was put in place — and afterwards, publishing a 67-page critique of its implementation.
They want the commission to launch a rulemaking to allow consumers to use set-top boxes of their choice to receive MVPD programming.
Appearing on “The Late Show” Wednesday for the first time since he went to Washington in 2009, Franken denounced Indiana’s newly passed religious objections law that critics say sanctions discrimination against lesbians and gays. He suggested that his longtime friend could fill the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Dan Coats. The audience applauded […]
Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday reached out to Netflix boss Reed Hastings to get details about his recent interconnection deal with Comcast. Franken (D-Minn.), an outspoken critic of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, told Hastings in the letter he is concerned interconnection deals like the Netflix-Comcast one will raise prices for consumers.
The most camera-ready opponent of Comcast’s merger plans with Time Warner Cable — who, ironically, owes his big break to Comcast-owned NBC — went on CBS This Morning to once again blast the proposed merger, saying “consumers will end up paying more, there will be less competition, there will be less innovation and, worse, even worse service.” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) this morning told CBS This Morning he sent out an email to his constituents to get their “feelings about what kind of service they get from Comcast” and whether they think the proposed deal “will be good.”
Sen. Al Franken is wondering: If Comcast failed to keep its promises in the NBCUniversal deal, why should it be trusted with Time Warner Cable? The Minnesota Democrat is questioning whether Comcast has adequately complied with Net Neutrality, local content and unbundled access to Internet services — promises it made as part of the NBC acquisition — and has raised concerns that the Time Warner deal could raise cable prices.
Sen. Al Franken, who has been outspoken about his concerns with Comcast Corp.’s proposed deal to take over control of NBC Universal, has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the cable giant was violating antitrust rules.