In our news wrap Thursday, Sen. Al Franken is resigning in the face of sexual misconduct allegations, after dozens of colleagues from his own party demanded the Minnesota Democrat step down. He insisted some of the allegations are false. Also,…
By Laura Santhanam
Sen. Al Franken provided no specific date for his departure.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Sen. Al Franken is under intense pressure to step down as allegations of sexual misconduct have mounted, with at least eight women accusing him of acting inappropriately.
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken came under growing pressure on Wednesday to step down. After a seventh woman accused Franken of sexual misconduct, more than 20 Democratic colleagues demanded he resign, including at least a dozen female senators. Lisa Desjardins joins…
By Lora Strum, Dan Cooney and Associated Press
Sen. Al Franken's office now says the Minnesota Democrat will make an announcement Thursday.
By Associated Press
The woman, who’s not identified by name, says Franken pursued her after a taping of his radio show in 2006. She said the incident occurred after her boss had left and she was collecting her belongings.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, the Senate Ethics Committee opened an investigation into Sen. Al Franken as a fifth woman came forward to claim he groped her during a USO comedy tour in Kuwait. Also, music mogul Russell Simmons announced…
Before the ethics committee announcement, his spokesman released a statement saying that Franken “has never intentionally engaged in this kind of conduct.”…
By Richard Lardner and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press
An Army veteran has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriately touching her more than a decade ago while she was on a military deployment to Kuwait.
Franken said at a briefing Monday that he was "tremendously sorry," adding that he will try to regain trust, but it will "take time."…
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