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4 months ago

Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

Former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who resigned in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, is launching a new SiriusXM radio show
4 months ago
Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show
1 year ago

Al Franken says he hasn't ruled out running for office again

Al Franken says has not ruled out running again for office.
1 year ago
Al Franken might run for office again
2 years ago

Al Franken's replacement in the Senate said she wishes 'ethics process' for him had run its course

Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota became one of 22 women now in the U.S. Senate.
2 years ago
Al Franken's replacement in Senate wishes 'ethics process' for him had been completed
2 years ago

Al Franken marks last day as US senator after sexual misconduct accusations

Al Franken will be serving his last day as a U.S. senator.
2 years ago
Al Franken marks last day as senator after sexual misconduct accusations
2 years ago

Al Franken's Senate replacement announced

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
2 years ago
Al Franken's Senate replacement announced
2 years ago

Growing list of senators call on Al Franken to resign in wake of sexual misconduct scandal

At least 39 senators say Franken should resign after eight accusers alleged sexual misconduct, some of which he has called "categorically not true."
2 years ago
Growing list of senators call on Al Franken to resign in wake of sexual misconduct scandal
2 years ago

Al Franken accusers respond to his resignation announcement: 'I expected him to come and share the truth'

Lindsay Menz and Leeann Tweeden are two of eight women to publicly speak out.
2 years ago
Franken accusers respond to his resignation: 'I expected him to share the truth'
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken to resign from Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations

The Minnesota senator said he will resign "in the coming weeks."
2 years ago
Sen. Al Franken to resign from Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken says he'll resign from Senate 'in the coming weeks' amid sexual harassment allegations

A chorus of Franken's colleagues called for his resignation Wednesday.
2 years ago
Franken to step down from Senate, hits Trump, Moore in resignation speech
2 years ago

Women speak out after Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced Thursday that he will resign from the United States Senate "in the coming weeks."
2 years ago
Women speak out after Sen. Al Franken's resignation announcement
2 years ago

Who may be on the shortlist to replace Al Franken in the Senate

Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, will appoint an interim senator.
2 years ago
Who may be on the shortlist to replace Al Franken in the Senate
2 years ago

ANALYSIS: In Franken's withdrawal, a challenge to Republicans

Sen. Al Franken is leaving Congress. But he’s not going quietly.
2 years ago
ANALYSIS: In Franken's withdrawal, a challenge to Republicans
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken to resign from Senate amid sexual harassment allegations

"Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate," said Senator Al Franken, D-Minn.
2 years ago
Sen. Al Franken to resign from Senate amid sexual harassment allegations
2 years ago

Franken says no final decision to resign, but Democratic sources expect he will

Sen. Al Franken's office is denying reports that he has made a final decision
2 years ago
Franken says no final decision to resign, but Democratic sources expect he will
2 years ago

At least 38 senators call on Al Franken to resign

The Minnesota senator has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least eight women.
2 years ago
At least 38 senators call on Al Franken to resign
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken's accusers and their allegations against him

Eight women have made claims of inappropriate behavior, including groping.
2 years ago
Sen. Al Franken's accusers and their allegations against him
2 years ago

Franken to make announcement Thursday as chorus grows for his resignation

Franken is accused by multiple women of groping and forcibly kissing them.
2 years ago
Franken to make announcement Thursday as chorus grows for his resignation
2 years ago

Multiple female Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign

Sen. Franken, D-Minn., continues to feel pressure from his own party to resign, after his admission of sexual misconduct. ABC News political director Rick Klein weighs in.
2 years ago
Multiple female Democratic senators call for Al Franken to resign
2 years ago

Sen. Franken called on to resign by female colleague

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in the wake of allegations that he groped multiple women.
2 years ago
Sen. Franken called on to resign by female colleague
2 years ago

Al Franken vows 'to be much more careful' in wake of sexual misconduct allegations

Sen. Franken, D-Minn., said, "I've been trying to take responsibility by apologizing."
2 years ago
Al Franken vows 'to be much more careful' in wake of sexual misconduct allegations
2 years ago
Franken vows to 'be more careful' around constituents amid harassment allegations
2 years ago

Sen. Franken says he's 'embarassed' by groping claims, needs to 'rebuild' trust

Sen. Franken said "I've let the people down" adding he was "embarrassed and ashamed" of the sexual assault allegations but has no plans to resign.
2 years ago
Sen. Franken says he's 'embarassed' by groping claims, needs to 'rebuild' trust
2 years ago

Sen. Franken is 'ashamed' of Tweeden photo, says 'she didn’t have any ability to consent'

"I've let a lot of people down," the senator told reporters.
2 years ago
Franken is 'ashamed' of Tweeden photo, says 'she didn’t have any ability to consent'
2 years ago

Franken gives interview for first time since allegations surfaced

The Minnesota senator says he's "embarrassed and ashamed," and he'll work to regain the trust of the people he let down.
2 years ago
Franken gives interview for first time since allegations surfaced
2 years ago

2nd Al Franken accuser Lindsay Menz on why she went public with her story

A woman says Sen. Al Franken groped her while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.
2 years ago
2nd Al Franken accuser on why she went public with her story
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken accuser speaks out about groping allegation

Lindsay Menz, 33, the second woman to accuse Franken of sexual misconduct, told ABC News how she says the Democratic senator violated her while taking a photo together.
2 years ago
Sen. Al Franken accuser speaks out about groping allegation
2 years ago

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of groping

Lindsay Menz, 33, alleges that Franken, a Democrat, put his hand on her buttocks while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 as Franken faces a possible ethics investigation.
2 years ago
2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of groping
2 years ago

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching

"The View" co-hosts discuss the allegation and how the senator should move forward.
2 years ago
2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching
2 years ago

Renewed discussion on combating sexual harassment

The campaign against sexual harassment allegations sweeps from Hollywood to Capitol Hill.
2 years ago
Renewed discussion on combating sexual harassment
2 years ago

White House reacts to Franken and Moore scandals

Trump under fire for refusing to address allegations of sexual misconduct by Republican candidate Roy Moore while not hesitating to express outrage at the allegations against Democratic Senator Al Franken.
2 years ago
White House reacts to Franken and Moore scandals
2 years ago

Trump blasts Sen. Al Franken

The president stays silent on the accusations against Roy Moore.
2 years ago
Trump blasts Sen. Al Franken
2 years ago

Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden says she 'stayed quiet, but I was angry'

Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her in 2006.
2 years ago
Woman who accused Al Franken of forcibly kissing her shares his apology letter
2 years ago

Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo

A female radio host claims Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., made a lewd gesture while she was sleeping aboard a military plane on her way home from a USO tour several years ago.
2 years ago
Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken apologizes for questionable behavior

Leeann Tweeden says Franken forcibly kissed her in 2006 during a USO tour and posed for an inappropriate picture with her while she slept; an ethics investigation is underway.
2 years ago
Sen. Al Franken apologizes for questionable behavior
2 years ago

Trump breaks silence on Al Franken, but White House quiet on Roy Moore

President Trump tweeted about the photo of Franken, saying "last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women," but still did not respond on whether Senate candidate Moore should drop out of the race.
2 years ago
Trump breaks silence on Al Franken, but White House quiet on Roy Moore
2 years ago

Radio anchor speaks out on accusing Al Franken of sexual misconduct

Leeann Tweeden speaks exclusively with "GMA" about her encounter with then-comedian Al Franken and discusses why she is speaking up over 10 years later.
2 years ago
Radio anchor speaks out on accusing Al Franken of sexual misconduct
2 years ago

Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Franken said, "I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture ... it's completely inappropriate," after Leeann Tweeden claimed he groped her while she was sleeping on her way home from a USO tour in 2006.
2 years ago
Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo
2 years ago

Al Franken accuser reads apology letter from senator

Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read an apology letter written to her by Sen. Al Franken.
2 years ago
Al Franken accuser reads apology letter from senator
2 years ago

Who is Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden?

She has been in the public eye for some time.
2 years ago
Who is Al Franken accuser Leeann Tweeden?
2 years ago

Sen. Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo

The accusations stem from a 2006 USO trip to Afghanistan.
2 years ago
Al Franken apologizes after radio anchor says he forcibly kissed her, took lewd photo
2 years ago

Capitol Hill reacts to the Al Franken allegations

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for an ethics investigation.
2 years ago
Capitol Hill reacts to the Al Franken allegations
2 years ago

Sen. Franken asks for ethics investigation, writes long apology after sexual misconduct accusation

"I don't know what was in my head when I took that picture," Franken said.
2 years ago
Franken asks for ethics investigation of himself, apologizes in long statement