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  • The Jews who influenced Sen. Al Franken

    By Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    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.

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  • March 30-April 5

    By Ryan Torok

    March 28, 2013 | 3:53 am

    SAT MARCH 30

    LIONEL ROLFE AND JULIA STEIN

    Former editor of the B’nai B’rith Messenger, Rolfe reads select passages from his new picaresque memoir, “The Misadventures of Ari Mendelsohn: A Mostly True Memoir of California Journalism,” which follows the sexual and political...

  • How Hollywood’s biggest politicos leaned right, not left

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 14, 2012 | 10:54 am

    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...

  • Supreme Court says Al Franken wins Minnesota Senate seat

    June 30, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race.

    The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm Coleman, whose options for regaining the Senate seat...

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  • Minnesota Jewish battle for Senate narrows to 239 votes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 7, 2008 | 4:08 pm

    Minnesota law requires a recount in any election where the margin of victory is less than 0.5 percent, which means Democrat Al Franken, who has narrowed the gap on incumbent Republican Norman Coleman to a mere 239 voters, or one one-hundredth of a percent, may still have won a seat...

  • Jews running for Congress: Old faces, new challengers and ‘me, Al Franken’

    October 28, 2008 | 6:21 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- With the polls predicting a big Democratic night, the number of Jews in the U.S. Congress is likely to swell and Jewish GOPers could end up losing a few of their favorite lawmakers.

    The Senate matchup in Minnesota between two Jewish candidates could end up...
  • Al Franken leads in Senate race, poll finds

    October 9, 2008 | 11:39 pm

    Al Franken has taken the lead over incumbent Norm Coleman in the Minnesota Senate race, according to a new poll.

    The Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll, conducted Sept. 30-Oct. 2, showed the Democrat and former writer-performer for "Saturday Night Live" with a 43 percent to 34 percent...

  • Q & A with Al Franken

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    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...