1. Sen. Al Franken will not resign following allegations of sexual misconduct, a spokesman said Sunday. Franken has kept a low profile in the wake of the allegations. He’s spending time in Washington with family and he will stay there through the Thanksgiving holiday. Franken is doing “a lot of reflecting,” according to his staff. Franken has continued to be the subject of numerous news stories and analysis. He’s been lambasted by fellow comedians.
Good morning, and happy Friday. It seems like Thursdays are always the busiest news days of the week, and yesterday was no exception. Here’s the Digest. 1. Minnesota DFL Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and called for an inquiry into his own behavior after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Leeann Tweeden posted the allegations on the website of KABC in Los Angeles where she is a morning radio show host.
Good morning, and here we are at Thursday already. The Minnesota Supreme Court is expected to deliver its long-awaited decision today in the Legislature’s lawsuit over the governor’s vetoes. While we’re waiting for that, let’s check the Digest. 1. Four months after the launch of new computer system for vehicle licensing and registration, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said it remains far from where it should be. Dayton offered an apology, acknowledging glitches and failings in the system.
Sen. Franken has just issued a second longer statement. Excerpt: “I respect women. I don't respect men who don't. And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed."
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