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Frankenstein in Baghdad (Book)

Books of The Times: In ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad,’ a Fantastical Manifestation of War’s Cruelties

Ahmed Saadawi’s novel, set in U.S.-occupied Iraq, is an ingenious updating of Mary Shelley’s classic.

Michele Bachmann eyeing run for Franken's Senate seat

Former GOP congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she is considering running for Democratic former Sen. Al Franken's Minnesota seat.

Al Franken officially leaves Senate today

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken marks his final day in the US Senate on Tuesday after he announced he would step down in the wake of groping allegations.


Review: In ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,’ a Monster to Love

The dancer Robert Fairchild’s creature has a delicate, disarming beauty in Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s ambitious but awkward production.

Books and Literature

Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.


Robert Fairchild: From God to Monster (and Choreographer)

Mr. Fairchild is playing Frankenstein’s monster — and making choreography that reveals the monster’s inner life.


Democrat Franken to leave Senate on January 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who earlier this month announced his plan to resign following sexual misconduct allegations against him, will step down on Jan. 2, a representative for the lawmaker said on Wednesday.


Democrat Franken to leave U.S. Senate on Jan. 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who earlier this month announced his plan to resign following sexual misconduct allegations against him, will step down on Jan. 2, a representative for the lawmaker said on Wednesday.


Democrat Franken to leave Senate on Jan. 2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken, who announced his plans to resign earlier this month in the wake of a series of sexual misconduct allegations, will retire on Jan. 2, a spokesperson for the senator said on Wednesday.

Franken to leave Senate on January 2

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who announced plans earlier this month to resign his seat, will leave the Senate on January 2, his office said.

Sen. Manchin on Al Franken: 'I definitely think he should not resign'

Sen. Joe Manchin says fellow Sen. Al Franken should not resign in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Al Franken continues working while departure date unclear

Even though he announced he would resign within "the coming weeks" amid accusations he groped women, Sen. Al Franken is still reporting for duty to Capitol Hill with no departure date set.


Minnesota lieutenant governor to replace Franken in Senate

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.

Al Franken's Senate replacement named

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken’s Minnesota Seat to Be Filled by Tina Smith, a Democrat

The appointment of Ms. Smith, Minnesota’s lieutenant governor, followed weeks of debate over Senator Al Franken’s fate. The seat will be up for grabs in 2018.


Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken

(Reuters) - Minnesota's Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith was appointed as U.S. senator on Wednesday to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the state's governor said at a news conference.


Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to replace Franken: report

(Reuters) - Minnesota's governor will appoint Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith as U.S. senator to replace Al Franken, who resigned after being accused of sexual harassment, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

#MeToo Movement

Op-Ed Contributor: I’m Not Convinced Franken Should Quit

Congress needs a new process for investigating harassment complaints and disciplining offenders.

Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

‘S.N.L.,’ Santa and James Franco Relentlessly Tackle Sexual Harassment

This weekend’s episode opened with children asking Santa questions like “What did Al Franken do?” and “Is President Trump on the naughty list?”

The easy way to catch up on politics

Sen. Al Franken leaves the US Capitol on Thursday after announcing his plans to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment. The Minnesota Democrat said he plans to step down "in the coming weeks," and he decried the "irony" of his doing so as President Donald Trump and US Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, both of whom have been accused of sexual harassment, continue their political careers.

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Columnist: The Great Al Franken Moment

His downfall was really a positive sign of the times.

Franken, Al

With Al Franken Coming Home, Minnesotans Watch and Reel

In a state that prides itself on clean politics, Minnesotans seemed puzzled and dazed to be the latest focal point for the nation’s reckoning with sexual harassment.

Why Klobuchar didn't denounce Franken

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who serves in the Senate representing Minnesota with Al Franken, explained that she didn't publicly ask Franken to resign this week because of their relationship.

The Daily

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Al Franken and the Democrats

The Democratic senator from Minnesota announced that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pressed him to do it?

Noah, Trevor (1984- )

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.


Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges.

United States Politics and Government

On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

United States Politics and Government

Al Franken to Resign From Senate Amid Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota announced his plans to resign, a day after a sixth woman accused him of misconduct and dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

Sexual Harassment

Editorial: What Congress Can Learn from Al Franken

Will other lawmakers who abuse their power be held to the same standard?

Los Angeles, Al Franken, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Why 'irony' was the wrong word for Franken to use

Your ball, GOP.

Analysis: Debate about Trump's treatment of women not over

On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Al Franken's description of President Donald Trump as "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Is Leaving and Trump Is Still Here

The #MeToo movement works only with men who can be shamed.

Smerconish: I'm not sure this is the end for Franken

CNN's Michael Smerconish says he thinks Sen. Al Franken's announcement that he will resign from the Senate in the coming weeks may not be "the end" and Franken may be waiting to see the results of the Alabama Senate race before he resigns.


Democratic Senator Franken says he will resign over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

S.E. Cupp slams resignation speech

HLN's S.E. Cupp responds to Sen. Al Franken's resignation speech on the Senate floor, saying his entire speech was self-serving.

Asia and Australia Edition: Jerusalem, Al Franken, Los Angeles: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Analysis: Senate landscape shifts again with Franken resignation

As the calendar nears 2018, the battle for control of the Senate is shifting in all sorts of unexpected ways -- changes driven primarily by bad behavior but also a national political environment heavily colored by President Donald Trump's widespread unpopularity.

Franken accusers disappointed with his defense

In the wake of Democratic Sen. Al Franken's resignation, some of his accusers of sexual misconduct told CNN they are disappointed with his defense of the allegations, saying he shouldn't have continued to dismiss them.

Franken resigns amid harassment claims

Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is resigning following allegations that he touched women inappropriately, he announced on the Senate floor Thursday.

Sexual Harassment

Al Franken: From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to Congress

Mr. Franken was a star on the sketch comedy show and then a talk-radio host before running for political office.

White House responds to Franken's callout

Politics and Government

Al Franken’s Rise and Fall

Once a star of “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken took his liberal politics to Washington in 2008 when he narrowly won a Minnesota Senate seat. He said he would resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Watch Al Franken resign on the Senate floor

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has resigned, following a raft of allegations he touched women inappropriately and dozens of his Democratic colleagues calling for him to step aside.

Who could replace Franken?

Should Sen. Al Franken decide to step down, his resignation would set up a gubernatorial appointment and open up a new Senate battleground in 2018.

United States Politics and Government

On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their colleague Al Franken to resign.

Schumer quiet on latest Franken allegation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will not comment on a woman's new allegation Thursday that she was inappropriately touched by Sen. Al Franken years ago, a Schumer spokesman told CNN.

Ethics Committee looks into Franken

The Senate Ethics Committee has begun looking into the allegations against Sen. Al Franken, according to a statement from the committee issued Thursday.


Senate Ethics Committee opens probe of Senator Franken

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee said on Thursday it has opened a preliminary inquiry into alleged misconduct by Senator Al Franken, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriately touching women.

Army vet: Franken groped me, too

An Army veteran says Sen. Al Franken groped her in December 2003, telling CNN that while she was deployed in Kuwait, the Minnesota Democrat cupped her breast during a photo op.

United States Politics and Government

Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping

Responding to accusations of serial groping, Senator Al Franken tells women and the press that he is “tremendously sorry” and vows to regain women’s trust.

Analysis: Exactly what is Franken sorry for?

On Monday afternoon, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized.


Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows 'this will not happen again'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing "this will not happen again."


Franken on Groping Allegations: ‘I Am Sorry’

Senator Al Franken responded to allegations of sexual harassment during a news conference on Monday. “This will not happen again going forward,” he said.

Sen. Al Franken on allegations: 'This has been a shock'

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since reports of sexual harassment against him were reported last month, apologizing for letting people down and vowing to regain lost trust.

Soon: Sen. Al Franken speaks following groping allegations


'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career amid accusations of groping or inappropriately touching women, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed."

Franken 'embarrassed and ashamed'

Sen. Al Franken said Sunday that he plans to return to the Senate on Monday and expressed embarrassment and shame after several women said he had touched them inappropriately.

Franken apologizes for making 'some women feel badly'

Sen. Al Franken released a statement Thursday addressing recent allegations of sexual harassment.


Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

36 women from 'SNL' stand up for Franken

Al Franken's deafening silence

Al Franken now stands accused of not only kissing and groping a woman in 2006, but also of grabbing another woman's butt while she was taking a picture with him in 2010.

Opinion: Al Franken must resign

I was shopping for Thanksgiving with my wife in suburban St. Paul when the news came scrolling across my phone that Sen. Al Franken had been accused of sexual harassment. I saw the photographic evidence. I may have sworn. We had a quiet moment in the busy store, angry to learn that one of our favorite politicians had behaved so badly.

Women's Rights

Op-Ed Columnist: When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment

The case of Al Franken shows how painful and confusing it is when the #MeToo juggernaut comes for men we respect.

United States Politics and Government

Facing Second Accuser, Franken Sees His Once-Rising Star Dim

Lindsay Menz told CNN that in 2010, when Mr. Franken was a senator, he grabbed her rear end as they took a photo. Mr. Franken says he does not remember it.

Comedy and Humor

Critic’s Notebook: Franken and Trump, Hiding Behind Their ‘Jokes’

Men get away with bad behavior under the guise of show business in both comedy and politics. Too often, women are just the material.


Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of groping: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.


Second woman accuses U.S. Senator Franken of groping: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

New accuser: Franken groped me in 2010

A woman says Sen. Al Franken inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair.

Woman says Franken inappropriately touched her

A woman says Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) inappropriately touched her in 2010, telling CNN that he grabbed her buttocks while taking a photo at the Minnesota State Fair. MJ Lee reports.

Klobuchar takes sponsorship of Franken's sexual assault bill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has taken over the sponsorship of a bill championed by fellow Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken that aims to help survivors of sexual assault.

Franken won't resign, staffer tells newspaper

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken has no intention of stepping down, a Franken staffer told the Star Tribune on Saturday.

Saturday Night Live (TV Program)

‘Saturday Night Live’ Takes Aim at Al Franken, an ‘S.N.L.’ Alumnus

“S.N.L.,” where Senator Al Franken became famous as a comedy writer and performer, used its “Weekend Update” segment to criticize him over recent allegations of sexual misconduct.

Sanders on Franken: His fate is up to Minnesota

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Senator Bernie Sanders addresses Sexual misconduct allegations against fellow Senator Al Franken

'SNL' takes on Senator -- and former 'SNL' performer --Al Franken

'SNL' makes soulful plea to Obama

"Saturday Night Live" took aim at Sen. Al Franken during its Weekend Update skit, meanwhile host Chance the Rapper belted out a few musical numbers including "Come Back Barack."

Sex Crimes

Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

By criticizing Senator Al Franken for inappropriate behavior, President Trump has reignited the debate around his own alleged misconduct.

Trump dredges up his own past with Franken remark

As a swirl of sexual impropriety allegations roil Washington, President Donald Trump's top aides are trying to inoculate him from comparisons with the stories of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

Tapper goes through Trump accusers one-by-one

President Trump went after Sen. Franken (D-MN) on Twitter for sexual harassment accusations, despite numerous women who have accused President Trump of sexual harassment.

Women's Rights

Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

Trump blasts Franken, silent on Moore

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

United States Politics and Government

White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.

Franken, Al

In Minnesota, Outrage and Sorrow Over Al Franken Allegations

Minnesotans reeled over the news that their senator had become the latest politician accused of mistreating women, though many stopped short of calling for his resignation.

North Korea, Al Franken, Leonids: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

WH: Franken admitted wrongdoing, Trump hasn't

CNN's Sara Murray reports on the White House's defense of President Trump's attack on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) while staying silent on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Trump biographer: He revels in getting away with it

Trump's long history of abusive treatment of women liklely explains his silence on Roy Moore, but he couldn't resist slamming Franken who he sees now as a weakling for being brought to account--unlike Trump who got elected President, writes Michael D'Antonio.

Analysis: Why did Trump attack Franken? Simple.

When it comes to making sense of President Donald Trump's public statements, especially his tweets, the first rule is to not think too hard. Trump is not operating out of a secret genius playbook. There is no game theory reasoning in effect here.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless

Friday: The thousands who seek shelter during winter, sexual harassment allegations reach Al Franken, and a $29 loaf of bread in San Francisco.

Colbert, Stephen

Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Doesn’t Think Much of Al Franken’s Apologies

The “Late Show” host didn’t think “intended to be funny” was a sufficient excuse for the Minnesota senator’s behavior.

Al Franken, Tesla, ‘Justice League’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Sexual Harassment

Trump, a Veteran of Sexual Harassment Accusations, Scolds Franken

In a pair of tweets late Thursday night, President Trump weighed in on the sexual assault allegation against Senator Al Franken.

Cardona: Trump tweets highlight hypocrisy

In a panel discussion, CNN political contributor Maria Cardona says that President Trump's tweets about Al Franken highlights the hypocrisy and lack of moral leadership from Trump.

Analysis: Can Al Franken survive?

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken's political future is decidedly dicey in the wake of reports that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman named Leeann Tweeden during a 2006 USO tour of the Middle East.

United States Politics and Government

Al Franken Issues Apology After Accusation of Forcible Kissing and Groping

A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized.


Woman accuses Senator Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Senator Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Columnist: Franken Should Go

It’s not necessarily fair to him. But it’s what needs to happen now.

Louis: Liberals, don't waste your time trying to defend Franken

Add liberal Democratic Sen. Al Franken to the long and growing list of prominent men (yes, it's all men) who turn out to have abused their power by engaging in sleazy, self-indulgent misconduct. A credible, infuriating account by radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden describes Franken allegedly forcibly kissing Tweeden against her will in 2006 while rehearsing for a USO overseas tour to entertain troops in the Middle East.

Al Franken accused of groping, forced kiss

Leeann Tweeden has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of unwanted contact during a 2006 USO tour.

Franken accuser speaks to CNN (full interview)

Radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper after accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006.

Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years

Leeann Tweeden, who has said that Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped her, said Thursday that Franken's forced kiss on her years ago was "persistent" and "uncomfortable."