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Al Franken Projected To Keep Senate Seat

5th November 2014

Comedian-turned-politician Al Franken is projected to win a new term as a U.S. Senator.The former Saturday Night Live star is expected to keep his Democratic Senate seat in Minnesota after gaining a six-point lead over...

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Al Franken Is A Grandfather

5th June 2013

Funnyman Al Franken has become a grandfather.The former Saturday Night Live regular-turned-Minnesota Senator and his wife Franni were celebrating on Thursday (30May13) after their daughter Thomasin gave birth to a little boy. Franken says,...

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Al Franken's Comedy Partner Tom Davis Dies

20th July 2012

Funnyman Al Franken has paid tribute to his comedy partner Tom Davis, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday (19Jul12).The Saturday Night Live writer succumbed to throat and neck cancer at his home in...

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Franken Wins Epic Senate Race

30th June 2009

Comedian-turned-politician AL FRANKEN has been declared the winner of an eight-month long U.S. senate race.Franken ran for the Minnesota Senate on 4 November (08) - the same night Barack Obama was named the new President...

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Franken 'Humbled' By Senate Win

6th January 2009

Comedian AL FRANKEN has officially won his marathon race for the U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota - but his opponent has already vowed to challenge the results. The former Saturday Night Live star has been...

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Franken Takes Lead In U.s. Senate Race

22nd December 2008

Comedian AL FRANKEN has pulled ahead in the marathon race for the U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Minnesota. The former Saturday Night Live star has been deadlocked with his political opponent, Republican...

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Senate Rival: 'Franken Highly Presumptuous'

18th November 2008

Comedian AL FRANKEN's opponent for a for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota has lashed out at the star for meeting with Congress leaders pending a vote recount. The former Saturday Night Live star beat...

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Franken Running For Senator

10th September 2008

Comedian AL FRANKEN is running for a U.S. Senator seat in Minnesota after winning the Democratic nomination on Tuesday (09Sep08). The former Saturday Night Live star beat six opponents, taking 66 per cent of the...

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Comedian Franken Confirms Us Senate Candidacy

15th February 2007

LATEST: Comedian-turned-radio host AL FRANKEN has officially announced he will seek the Democratic nomination to run for the US Senate seat now held by Minnesota Republican NORM COLEMAN. The 55-year-old former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE star...

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Comedian Franken To Become Us Senate Candidate

1st February 2007

Former SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member AL FRANKEN will run for the US Senate in Minnesota in 2008. A senior Democratic official from Minnesota confirmed the comedian has decided to run for office, but he...

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Graham To Perform At Nantucket Festival

16th June 2006

HEATHER GRAHAM is teaming up with former THE WEST WING star JIMMY SMITS and BIG LOVE actresses MARY KAY PLACE and TINA MAJORINO to perform at the Nantucket Film Festival in Massachusetts this weekend (17-18JUN06)....

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Stars Flock To White House Dinner

11th April 2005

The White House Correspondents dinner is set to be a star-studded affair, with Hollywood actresses JANE FONDA and SALLY FIELD attending as guests of publishing giant KNIGHT RIDDER later this month (30APR05). JOHN McLAUGHLIN's...

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New Yorkers Urged To Blast Bush

3rd September 2004

American political pundit AL FRANKEN and former THE SOPRANOS star VINCENT PASTORE organised the ultimate New York put-down for US President GEORGE W BUSH at last night's (02SEP04) Republican Party Conference. The two Democrats...

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Chuck D Gets His Own Radio Show

16th March 2004

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D has landed himself a daily radio show. The FIGHT THE POWER rapper will host a new talk show, called UNFILTERED, on America's AIR AMERICA RADIO network, which is set...

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