Alan Stuart “Al” Franken, satirist, comedy writer, talk-show host and now U.S. senator from Minnesota, was by turns reflective, ethnic and funny as he tackled the topic “Public Service: How the Jewish Tradition Has Influenced One U.S. Senator” during a recent evening at USC.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), longtime writer for “Saturday Night Live,” discusses “How the Jewish Tradition Has Influenced One Senator” for the University of Southern California’s 12th annual Warschaw Distinguished Lecture.
Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Sony Bono, George Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all entertainers who launched their political careers in California, and they are all Republicans. Indeed, aside from Al Franken, no prominent Democratic officeholder on the scene today started out in the entertainment industry.
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state's long-running Senate race.
With the polls predicting a big Democratic year, the number of Jewish lawmakers in the U.S. Congress is likely to increase and Jewish GOPers could end up losing a few of their favorite lawmakers
Al Franken has taken the lead over incumbent Norm Coleman in the Minnesota Senate race, according to a new poll.
A l Franken, "Saturday Night Live" alumnus, political commentator and satirist made headlines recently when the Fox News Channel sued him for using the term "Fair and Balanced" in the title of his new book, "Lies and the Lying Liars who Tell Them, A Fair and Balanced Look at The Right" (Dutton, 2003).