Dems Hail House Sit-In A Success; Republicans Call It ‘Publicity Stunt’ The Orlando massacre prompted dramatic action by House Democrats, who ended a raucous 24-hour sit-in Thursday to get a vote on gun control.
Franken's Humor Could Be Key In Clinton CampaignFor years, Sen. Al Franken has kept one of his most potent political weapons in check: his wit. The former "Saturday Night Live" comic was determined to establish himself as a serious senator after winning his Minnesota seat by a razor-thin margin.
Minnesota Senators Join In Gun Control FilibusterConnecticut Senator Chris Murphy seized the floor unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, trying to force a Senate vote on two gun safety measures.
Franken Gets Response From Oculus On Privacy QuestionsOculus has responded to Sen. Al Franken's questions about consumers' privacy when using the its s Rift virtual reality system.
U.S. Education Dept. Issues Transgender GuidelinesPublic schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive.
Walz Wins Franken's 2016 Hotdish CompetitionAfter being postponed from its original date on March 16, Sen. Al Franken's sixth annual Hotdish Competition was held on Wednesday.
Klobuchar, Franken Pay Tribute To PrinceMinnesota's senators are reflecting on the passing of music icon Prince. Authorities say Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator inside of his Paisley Park complex in Chanhassen Thursday morning.
Franken's Bill Gives Incentives To Zika Vaccine MakersA bill that will speed up the development of treatments against the Zika virus will soon become law. Sen. Al Franken wrote the bill that will add the Zika virus to the Food and Drug Administration's Priority Review Voucher Program.
Sen. Franken Meets With Obama's SCOTUS NomineeMinnesota Senator Al Franken will sit down with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Wednesday. Judge Merrick Garland is on Capitol Hill this week for another round of meetings with senators.
Sen. Franken Urges Congress To Begin Hearings For New SC JusticeA Minnesota lawmaker is joining in the fight to start hearings on appointing a new Supreme Court justice. Vice President Joe Biden addressed law students at Georgetown Thursday. He defended his record on judicial nominations.
Sen. Franken Announces Expansion For Diabetes Prevention ProgramMinnesota Senator Al Franken announced Wednesday an expansion of a diabetes prevention program. The focus is on reducing Type 2 Diabetes in seniors as part of Affordable Care.
Update: Sen. Franken's 6th Annual Hotdish Competition PostponedThe sixth annual hotdish competition in Washington D.C. has been postponed. For six years, Senator Al Franken has been hosting the competition for Minnesota's delegation.