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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Al Franken, a Democrat from Minnesota, waits to start a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C.

Anti-Franken Super-PAC Emerges

A super-political action committee has organized to oppose Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s re-election in Minnesota, a state Republicans are seeking to put in play amid an expanding field of competitive Senate elections. “The Heartland Campaign Fund has been formed to...

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Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from the television show "Mad Men."

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Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from the television show "Mad Men."

Mad Man Hamms it Up for Franken

Sen. Al Franken has enlisted one of the top ad-men to his fundraising team. Too bad he’s not real. Actor Jon Hamm, who plays infamous ad-man Don Draper in AMC’s award winning drama, “Mad Men,” has agreed to help the...

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Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on Sept. 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale speaks at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on Sept. 24, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Mondale Applauds Senate Rule Change

Former Vice President Walter Mondale said he was surprised by the Senate’s move Thursday to lower a 60-vote requirement for most presidential nominees. He wasn’t surprised that it happened, or that it succeeded, but that it was over so fast....

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

Tater Tots and Pepperoni (Hold the SPAM) — What Congress is Cooking

Can you smell what Congress is cooking? Tater-tots and more, washed down with Jell-O. Not to mention Rep. Michele Bachmann’s volcanic “Metro” dish with a whole can of sweet corn, or Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s hold-the-SPAM (not to be confused with e-mail) pepperoni...

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Ashley Judd, center, attends the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2014 Senate Primer: Why Democrats Have to Worry

Democrats have been here before — confronting a numbers game that undercuts their bid to keep a Senate majority. They confounded such odds in 2012, but by necessity their sigh of relief was brief. The Democrats face a similar scenario in the 2014 midterms, and later...

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks at a rally for Elizabeth Warren (D), in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 19, 2012.

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks at a rally for Elizabeth Warren (D), in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 19, 2012.

Franken, Party Friends to Gain from Minnesota Democratic Super-PAC

A Democratic-aligned advocacy group in Minnesota is adding a super-political action committee to prepare for 2014 federal elections in the state. WIN Minnesota, a 501c4 nonprofit, is adding the super-PAC “to explore the option of doing work in federal races,”...

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