- Colorado school drops sexual harassment label on boy who kissed girl’s hand
- Australia court strikes down 5-day-old, gay-marriage law
- Fake interpreter at Mandela service: ‘Sorry,’ I have schizophrenia
- George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute
- Russian officials press bilateral U.S. trade deal
- Creator of ‘Selfies at Funerals’ blog retires after Obama flub: ‘Our work here is done’
- New Obama adviser Podesta is against Keystone but will steer clear of pipeline deliberations
- 40 Australian adults, children found in ‘one of the worst accounts of incest ever made public’
- Venezuela’s Maduro calls on student ‘price vigilantes’ to hit the streets, report businesses
- Atheists smug as Hindus join Satanists to demand display at Oklahoma Statehouse
Latest Al Franken Items
At the Minnesota Supreme Court on July 17, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued that Gopher State people aren't smart enough to be allowed to vote in November on whether to approve a voter photo ID constitutional amendment.
Tom Davis, a writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of "Saturday Night Live," was remembered by his former partner as "great friend, a good man, and so funny." He was 59.
Tom Davis, a writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of "Saturday Night Live," died Thursday at age 59.
One by one, Republicans and Democrats recognized a singular achievement by a singular woman - Sen. Barbara Mikulski, now the longest-serving female member of Congress.
When Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania endorsed moderate Arlen Specter over conservative Pat Toomey in the state's GOP Senate primary in 2004, the head of the conservative Club for Growth predicted "our members won't forget that for a very long time."
For a movement that prides itself on equality, too many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) advocacy groups and their congressional supporters are surprisingly consistent in their promotion of special rights for GLBT people. Pro-GLBT inequality apparently is acceptable, even if other kinds are not.
A senior executive at a technology company that makes monitoring software secretly installed on 141 million cellphones said Thursday that the FBI approached the company about using its technology but was rebuffed. The disclosure came one day after FBI Director Robert Mueller assured Congress that agents "neither sought nor obtained any information" from the company, Carrier IQ.
A story about Carrier IQ Inc. erroneously reported that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has called for an investigation into the information that the company's software records on smartphones. Franken sent the company a letter with questions, but has not called for an official inquiry. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has called for an investigation.
Technology bloggers are asking if our cellphones are spying on us after a security researcher said a piece of software hidden on millions of phones was recording virtually everything people do with them.