Grandchildren’s Pictures Could Mediate Potential Constitutional Conflict

Minnesota’s governor and soon-to-be lieutenant governor will sit down to discuss their relationship, and potential constitutional conflict, over pictures of their grandchildren. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Senate President Michelle Fischbach, a Paynesville Republican, plan a Friday, Dec. 15, lunch at the governor’s residence to discuss a rare relationship between a Democratic governor and…
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Dayton: ‘No One I Trust More’ Than Lt. Gov. Smith In U.S.Senate

Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. “This is an extraordinary moment,” Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith said Wednesday, Dec. 13, after accepting a gubernatorial appointment to replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken. She added that that although she plans to run for public office alone for the first time next year, “I shouldn’t be underestimated. And…
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Franken Career Collapses Under Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Al Franken was one of the most recognized U.S. senators from the day he took office in 2009, thanks to fame he gained on the “Saturday Night Live” television show, and this year his political capital rose even more with Democrats across the country promoting him as a 2020 presidential candidate. But eight women came…
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Tina Smith Quickly Rising To Top Of Senate Speculation

It took only minutes after the first sexual misconduct allegation was waged against Al Franken for speculation to begin about who would replace him in the U.S. Senate. That was back on Nov. 16, and the top prospect for Gov. Mark Dayton to replace Franken was Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Other names were added in…
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Timeline Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Franken

Here are some key dates in U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s sexual misconduct allegations: Nov. 16: Los Angeles radio host says Franken forced a kiss on her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. She also posted online a photo showing Franken’s hands above her breasts. Franken apologized for the photo, but said he…
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