11:38 AM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 06/04/2013 03:15PM
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken – also known to SNL fans as the character Stuart Smalley – became a grandfather Thursday!
"Franni and I are thrilled that our grandson Joseph Bryson Greenwald was born [May 30]," Franken said Tuesday. "He came in at 6 lbs. 11 oz. ... Somehow, in the last few hours, Franni and I have already managed to spoil the baby."
Of proud parents Thomasin Franken and Brody Greenwald, Franken added: "Mother and baby are healthy and happy."
Originally posted 12/23/2008 11:20AM
Claiming a 35- to 50-vote lead over Republican opponent Norm Coleman, former Saturday Night Live regular Al Franken is declaring that he will win Minnesota's contested U.S. Senate seat race.
"We are more confident than ever that Al Franken will be the winner of this election," reads a posting on the Democrat's Web site.
Only not so fast, counters the Coleman campaign. "This process is still a long way form being complete," the incumbent said in a statement. The state canvassing board is set to complete its work counting votes today, Bloomberg.com reports.
The Coleman camp insists 100 votes have been double-counted, and has announced that it intends to go to the state Supreme Court to lodge a protest.
– Stephen M. Silverman
Originally posted 04/01/2004 01:50PM
TERMINATED: Reps for California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have crushed an Oregon beer brewer's plans to market Governator Ale, Reuters reports. The proposed libation alluded to Schwarzenegger's "Terminator" movies, and featured a Pumping Iron label, a reference to the actor turned politician's early career as a professional bodybuilder. A spokesman for Schwarzenegger said the governor had to protect against unauthorized uses of his name and image. Portland Brewing Co., makers of the beer, offered no comment, but has reportedly canceled plans to go ahead with the brew.
Originally posted 01/14/2004 01:00PM
In a major push to get out the youth vote -- among Democrats, at least -- the political activist group MoveOn.org enlisted some star power this week at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom as it announced the winner of its "Bush in 30 Seconds" ad contest, PEOPLE reports.
Originally posted 03/05/2002 01:00AM
The political satirist speaks up for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition at the National Press Club and keeps his foot out of his mouth.
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