THE DULLUM FILE Franken & Davis
Before there was Al Franken, Senate candidate, radio host, television personality, actor and writer, there was Franken and Davis, the comedy team. The Davis half of the team was Tom Davis who ha... Posted on 4/9/09 at 10:44 AM
It is a month into Minnesota’s new political world, and the kind words keep flowing. Republican legislative leaders continually refuse to bad-mouth Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and vice versa. But the coming days will show whether the love fest is all talk or genuine.
Don Davis and Associated Press
, February 06, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS — Rejected absentee ballots count as private information under the state’s Data Practices Act, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, rejecting a TV station’s effort to gain access to ballots that were never counted in the state’s 2008 U.S. Senate race.
General Mills — the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs — plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children. "The reduction ... doesn't represent perfection but it represents improvement," said Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.
August is the time when children try to forget they are about to head back to classes, families rush to fit in last-minute vacations and members of Congress, this year at least, think about health care. Most members of the Minnesota congressional delegation plan to spend part of their monthlong break talking to constituents about proposed health care reform legislation.
Turns out that not-funny senator bit was an act.
“I’m an extremely good-looking person,” satirist-turned-senator Al Franken cracked as photographers snapped his picture Tuesday after he took the oath of office.
It’s fitting that as our nation approaches the Fourth of July, a hard-fought electoral contest in Minnesota ended just the way our founders intended: peacefully and with absolute acceptance of the result by all concerned.
Both are New York natives and Jewish, not the demographics of most Minnesotans. Neither sounds Minnesotan to this day, although that did not prevent party loyalists from giving them enthusiastic support.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s close-up could be coming soon — whether he wants it or not. The Minnesota Supreme Court convenes next month to rule on the long-running Minnesota Senate race. Six months after the polls closed, Democrat Al Franken leads Republican Norm Coleman by a narrow margin after a statewide recount.
Democrat Al Franken moved ahead Wednesday with another big pick for his potential U.S. Senate office by choosing a veteran consultant as his chief of staff, while Republican Norm Coleman expects an uptick in fundraising over a defection in his party.
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