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Senate Democrats, Republicans join in seeking federal probe of 'stalking apps'updated: Tue Oct 25 2011 16:52:00

A bipartisan group of senators is asking federal authorities to determine whether mobile phone "stalking apps" are legal.

Sell-off goes globalupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 11:07:00

Market analyst Michael Hewson discusses the stock market sell-off and what it means for global investors.

Wall Street rating agencies' corrupt systemupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 11:07:00

"Let's hope we are all wealthy and retired by the time this house of cards falters."

CNNMoney: Senators propose new mobile data privacy lawupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 14:59:00

Two senators proposed a mobile privacy bill on Wednesday, in response to a furor over the news that Apple and Google devices can track and store users' location information.

CNNMoney: AT&T and T-Mobile defend merger on Capitol Hillupdated: Wed May 11 2011 13:04:00

The federal government famously smashed up AT&T in a landmark antitrust action that completely revamped the telecom market. Almost 30 years later, is AT&T once again poised to grow so big it eclipses all rivals?

CNNMoney: Apple and Google get grilled on privacyupdated: Tue May 10 2011 17:14:00

Google and Apple were grilled on Capitol Hill Tuesday over their so-called "Locationgate" problems.

Senator questions Apple over trackingupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 07:38:00

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) wants answers. Security researchers Wednesday revealed the existence of a file on iPhones and on their computer backups that logs detailed cell phone triangulation data -- and has ever since iOS 4 was released last summer.

FCC approves controversial 'net neutrality' rulesupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 09:29:00

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved "high-level rules of the road" designed to ensure that internet providers grant everyone equal access to the Web.

Big government the real threat to Internetupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:46:00

In his recent opinion piece, "Net neutrality is foremost free speech issue of our time," Sen. Al Franken claims that "our free speech rights are under assault -- not from the government but from corporations seeking to control the flow of information in America."

GOP leader to senator: 'This isn't 'Saturday Night Live'updated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:01:00

Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell complained he mocked him while the latter was delivering a speech opposing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

CNNMoney: Rating agency rule watered downupdated: Wed Jun 16 2010 19:39:00

A proposed rule to stop financial firms from shopping for credit ratings will instead be postponed and studied, under an agreement finalized Wednesday by lawmakers negotiating a final Wall Street reform package.

CNNMoney: Senate moves to curb ratings agency conflictsupdated: Thu May 13 2010 19:37:00

The U.S. Senate approved two amendments to the sweeping financial reform bill Thursday that seek to curb conflicts of interest between ratings agencies and Wall Street banks.

Senators urge Facebook to change privacy settingsupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 20:51:00

Four Democratic senators called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday to reconsider the recent changes in its privacy settings and asked the Federal Trade Commission to streamline guidelines regarding privacy on all social networks.

Is Facebook compromising your privacy?updated: Tue Apr 27 2010 20:51:00

Sen. Schumer is outraged that Facebook can now share your information with other websites. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Franken handles Senate debut with a light touchupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 11:42:00

It was the role of a lifetime for comedian-turned-inquisitor Sen. Al Franken this week during Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination hearings.

Franken's debutupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 11:42:00

Al Franken makes Senate debut with questioning of Sotomayor. Jessica Yellin reports.

From satirist to senatorupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 23:35:00

Al Franken says he's ready to go to work as a U.S. senator. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Al Franken: From satirist to senatorupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 23:35:00

Ten years ago, Al Franken wrote a satirical book detailing his fictitious race for the White House. In "'Why Not Me?" Franken trounces former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to win the election, but after countless scandals, a mental breakdown and a cloning incident, President Franken is forced to resign.

Commentary: Democrats should act nowupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 10:44:00

Democrats are elated because Sen. Al Franken, former comedian and radio host, is finally coming to town. The gates of political heaven seemed to open when former Sen. Norm Coleman finally conceded.

Commentary: Franken victory is not funnyupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 14:32:00

The metric system is the kind of thing that you can expect from the 60-vote filibuster-proof majority Democrats now have in the United States Senate.

Franken 'thrilled' after court declares his Senate victoryupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 21:43:00

Democrat Al Franken said Tuesday evening he is "thrilled and humbled" the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled him the winner of a contentious Senate race that played out in court over several months.

Coleman concedes Senate seatupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 21:43:00

Sen. Norm Coleman says he is conceding the Senate race to challenger Al Franken.

Specter primary challenger drops outupdated: Thu May 14 2009 21:51:00

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter received welcome news Thursday evening when the Pennsylvanian's only current primary challenger abandoned a run for the Democratic Senate nomination, two Democratic sources told CNN.

GOP blocks Obama nominee for No. 2 at Interiorupdated: Wed May 13 2009 17:30:00

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked President Obama's choice to be the number two official at the Department of the Interior.

Franken lies low as he takes high road in Senate raceupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 15:20:00

While he waits to see whether the latest court ruling will allow him to take Minnesota's open seat in the Senate, Al Franken has been lying low.

Judges say Franken is winner of Senate raceupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 13:25:00

A three-judge panel ruled Monday against Republican Norm Coleman in his dispute with Democrat Al Franken over who should be declared the winner of the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota.

Is end finally near for Minnesota Senate showdown?updated: Fri Mar 13 2009 18:55:00

One hundred twenty-nine days on Friday.

Commentary: Minnesota recount's comedy of errorsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 17:42:00

Minnesotans are a peculiar breed, the stereotype goes. They are disproportionately well-mannered. When dinner is offered, Minnesotans refuse at least three times before accepting.

Commentary: Time for Coleman to concedeupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 17:32:00

You know you're low when you have lower ethical standards than a convicted felon, but that's where former Sen. Norm Coleman finds himself.

Coleman to argue Franken won by bogus recountupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 09:13:00

A three-judge panel will begin hearing testimony Monday in Republican Norm Coleman's post-election legal challenge for the U.S. Senate seat.

Coleman packs, vows to continue legal fight for Senate seatupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 22:14:00

Sen. Norm Coleman began packing his Capitol Hill office Wednesday, but said he has no intention of giving up his legal fight to serve another term in Congress.

New Congress begins with stimulus at top of agendaupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 19:18:00

The first session of the 111th Congress officially convened at noon Tuesday, with the troubled economy at the top of its agenda.

Franken declares Senate race win after state rulingupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 19:02:00

Democrat Al Franken declared victory in the hotly contested Minnesota Senate race Monday, saying the win is "incredibly humbling."

Coleman to contest recountupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 19:02:00

Sen. Norm Coleman says he is going to contest the results of a recount that has him being ousted from the Senate.

Panel to declare Franken winner of Senate raceupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 18:37:00

A state election board on Monday will announce Democrat Al Franken has defeated Republican incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, state officials told CNN Sunday.

Tense moments in Minnesota Senate recountupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 16:43:00

One of the last remaining steps in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race recount was temporarily halted Saturday morning when attorneys with Republican incumbent Norm Coleman's campaign attempted to stop the counting of about 950 improperly rejected absentee ballots.

Senate GOP prepared to fight if Dems try to seat Frankenupdated: Sat Jan 03 2009 01:02:00

Sen. John Cornyn weighed in on Minnesota's close and still unresolved U.S. Senate race, saying Friday that no one should be seated until a winner is made official by both Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

Franken leads, but fighting lingers in Minnesota recountupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 16:57:00

Democrat Al Franken maintained his slim lead of 50 votes Tuesday in the race for a Minnesota Senate seat. Al Franken Claims Decisive Lead in Senate Raceupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 15:57:00

The ex-SNL regular says he's won a seat for Minnesota, but his opponent disagrees

Franken takes lead in Minnesota Senate race, paper saysupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 16:30:00

Democrat Al Franken has pulled ahead of incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in Minnesota's still unresolved U.S. Senate race, according to a running tally on the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Web site.

Missing ballots stall Minnesota Senate recountupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 19:57:00

A missing envelope containing about 130 ballots has stalled the recount in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken.

Board rules against Franken in Minnesota Senate recountupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 14:19:00

Minnesota's Canvassing Board voted unanimously Wednesday to reject a request from Democrat Al Franken to count thousands of rejected absentee ballots in the recount of votes in his Senate race against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

Minnesota Senate race recount could get uglyupdated: Wed Nov 19 2008 16:53:00

The Senate campaign in Minnesota between incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken was considered to be quite nasty, with attack ads and angry statements by both sides.

Alaska, Minnesota set for key steps in unresolved Senate racesupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 23:59:00

Officials in Alaska, one of three states yet to certify winners in the November 4 U.S. Senate races, say they hope to have nearly all ballots counted on Tuesday.

Franken wants recountupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 19:27:00

Al Franken says that with his Senate race too close to call, he will seek a recount.

Oregon Democrat Merkley takes Senate seatupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 19:27:00

Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley declared victory over Republican incumbent Sen. Gordon Smith, moving Democrats one seat closer to a filibuster-proof majority in the U.S. Senate.

4 contested Senate races to determine Democrats' powerupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:29:00

Although Democrats gained a decisive majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, their hopes are fading for a filibuster-proof 60 seats.

Senate Democrats eye 'magic 60'updated: Sun Oct 26 2008 20:56:00

Sens. Mitch McConnell and Elizabeth Dole are two top Republicans lawmakers who find themselves fighting to hold on to their Senate seats.

On the hunt for 60updated: Sun Oct 26 2008 20:56:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on the Democrats' hunt for 60 seats in the U.S. Senate. Not So Funnyupdated: Thu Aug 14 2008 18:00:00

Do all those old jokes work against Al Franken in his race for a Senate seat in Minnesota? You betcha

Preston on Politics, part 1updated: Mon Jul 28 2008 11:03:00

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston talks to actor, author, economist and former White House speechwriter Ben Stein.

Preston on Politics: Bueller? Bueller? -- McCain needs Roveupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 11:03:00

Ben Stein says he knows how Sen. John McCain can win in November: Karl Rove. Activism, Hollywood-Styleupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 14:00:00

Joel Stein checks out L.A.'s hot liberal fund-raising scene -- and falls for The Fall Guy's girl

Ventura: I'm not running for Senateupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 23:13:00

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has decided not to run for U.S. Senate in that state, he told CNN's "Larry King Live" Monday night. Al Franken to Pay $70K in Back Taxesupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 09:00:00

Senate candidate Al Franken, dogged by accusations that he failed to file tax returns in California, said he will pay about $70,000 in back income taxes in 17 states dating to 2003

Ex-SNL comic Al Franken running for Senateupdated: Wed Feb 14 2007 09:46:00

Outspoken comedian and liberal radio host Al Franken announced Wednesday that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate from his home state of Minnesota.

Fortune: All hail Arianna, queen of blogsupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 10:27:00

When Arianna Huffington collected $2.5 million from eight friends to create a website in May 2005, it seemed unlikely that she'd ever turn a profit. But the Huffington Post drew 2.3 million unique ...

showbuzzupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 13:41:00

Musicians including Chrissie Hynde, Mick Hucknall and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand will perform at a concert to benefit the people of Sudan's war-torn Darfur province.

showbuzzupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 13:42:00

Who's the kingpin, Al Franken or Bill O'Reilly? If Franken had his way, the answer would be decided with a bowling ball.

Polls show Bush taking leadupdated: Mon Sep 13 2004 08:39:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

Bomb threats at GOP laugh festupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 16:16:00

Leave it to a group of comedians to find humor in a bomb scare.

Blog, Day 3: Wednesday, July 28, 2004updated: Wed Jul 28 2004 11:49:00

Posted: 12:13 a.m. ET From Todd Leopold,

CNNMoney: It's showtime for 'Outfoxed'updated: Thu Jul 22 2004 12:44:00

Move over Michael Moore. It's Robert Greenwald's time to shine.

American Forces Radio: Objective view of the home front?updated: Wed Jun 02 2004 16:54:00

Over the thunder of the tanks Rush Limbaugh's voice is heard for an hour Monday through Friday in Baghdad.

A bus, a bio, a bid for Al Franken?updated: Tue May 04 2004 08:22:00

Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.

Fortune: The Wrap News Of Noteupdated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

INFLATION RIDES AGAIN An unexpectedly strong rise of 0.5% in March's consumer price index raised the specter of inflation--and the probability that the Fed will soon have to boost key short-term in...

Fortune: The Al Frank Fund Is No Joke Manager John Buckingham produces serious returns by focusing on undervalued small caps.updated: Mon Mar 22 2004 00:01:00

No question, small-cap funds have been hot. Among the hottest is the $244 million Al Frank (VALUX) fund. Launched in 1998 by the publishers of the widely respected Prudent Speculator newsletter, it...

LaRouche supporters disrupt Democratsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 07:46:00

Followers of perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche interrupted a campaign event for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean on Monday before being drowned out by Dean supporters and removed from the room with the assistance of comedian Al Franken.

Franken: USO tour in Iraq 'very moving'updated: Sun Jan 04 2004 21:40:00

Comedian Al Franken, known for his criticism of President Bush, recently wrapped up a tour of Iraq, where he entertained U.S. troops.

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