A bipartisan group of senators is asking federal authorities to determine whether mobile phone "stalking apps" are legal.
Market analyst Michael Hewson discusses the stock market sell-off and what it means for global investors.
"Let's hope we are all wealthy and retired by the time this house of cards falters."
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.
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?
Google and Apple were grilled on Capitol Hill Tuesday over their so-called "Locationgate" problems.
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.
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.
In his recent CNN.com 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Schumer is outraged that Facebook can now share your information with other websites. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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.
Al Franken makes Senate debut with questioning of Sotomayor. Jessica Yellin reports.
Al Franken says he's ready to go to work as a U.S. senator. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Norm Coleman says he is conceding the Senate race to challenger Al Franken.
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.
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked President Obama's choice to be the number two official at the Department of the Interior.
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.
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.
One hundred twenty-nine days on Friday.
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.
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.
A three-judge panel will begin hearing testimony Monday in Republican Norm Coleman's post-election legal challenge for the U.S. Senate seat.
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.
The first session of the 111th Congress officially convened at noon Tuesday, with the troubled economy at the top of its agenda.
Democrat Al Franken declared victory in the hotly contested Minnesota Senate race Monday, saying the win is "incredibly humbling."
Sen. Norm Coleman says he is going to contest the results of a recount that has him being ousted from the Senate.
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.
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.
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.
Democrat Al Franken maintained his slim lead of 50 votes Tuesday in the race for a Minnesota Senate seat.
The ex-SNL regular says he's won a seat for Minnesota, but his opponent disagrees
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Al Franken says that with his Senate race too close to call, he will seek a recount.
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.
Although Democrats gained a decisive majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, their hopes are fading for a filibuster-proof 60 seats.
Sens. Mitch McConnell and Elizabeth Dole are two top Republicans lawmakers who find themselves fighting to hold on to their Senate seats.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on the Democrats' hunt for 60 seats in the U.S. Senate.
Do all those old jokes work against Al Franken in his race for a Senate seat in Minnesota? You betcha
CNN Political Editor Mark Preston talks to actor, author, economist and former White House speechwriter Ben Stein.
Ben Stein says he knows how Sen. John McCain can win in November: Karl Rove.
Joel Stein checks out L.A.'s hot liberal fund-raising scene -- and falls for The Fall Guy's girl
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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.
Who's the kingpin, Al Franken or Bill O'Reilly? If Franken had his way, the answer would be decided with a bowling ball.
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Leave it to a group of comedians to find humor in a bomb scare.
Posted: 12:13 a.m. ET From Todd Leopold, CNN.com
Move over Michael Moore. It's Robert Greenwald's time to shine.
Over the thunder of the tanks Rush Limbaugh's voice is heard for an hour Monday through Friday in Baghdad.
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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...
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...
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.
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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