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region, Germany: see FranconiaFranconia
, Ger. Franken, historic region and one of the five basic or stem duchies of medieval Germany, S Germany. The region was included in the Frankish kingdom of Austrasia, becoming in the 9th cent. a duchy and the center of the East Frankish (or East German) kingdom.
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Second, it is striking that Mayer would come to Franken's defense, and use the word "railroaded," given that just last year she tried to railroad Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with a flimsy, damning and unverified allegation of sexual misconduct.
Caleigh is not the only one among the Franken brood to be blessed with musical chops.
But Franken was subject to a series of less-than-clear accusations and almost immediately, without any careful investigation or due progress, demands were made for his resignation.
While the Democratic Party has forced influential legislators like Michigan Representative John Conyers and Minnesota Senator Al Franken to resign, Moore was ultimately supported by the Republican National Committee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump himself -- a man who not only has been accused of sexual harassment by at least 15 women but was caught on tape in 2005 boasting about kissing and groping women without their permission.
It was a historic moment that had virtually nothing to do with Franken himself.
Franken's official Twitter account Wednesday posted: "Senator Franken will be making an announcement tomorrow.
[USA], Nov 22 ( ANI ): Less than a week after two women stepped forward to accuse Senator Al Franken of sexual misconduct, the female staffers of 'Saturday Night Live' penned a letter saying they were "compelled to stand up" for the former-cast-member-turned-politician.
Tweeden said Franken wrote a skit that included a kiss between the two and said he insisted upon rehearsing it, which she at first resisted.
Al Franken said Friday that while Republican colleague John McCain announced his opposition to the latest Republican health care plan, Franken is not ready to declare victory.
Al Franken is funny and irreverent; he can't help it.
Al Franken, D-Minn., said the new Republican bill might simply eliminate some ACA provisions, such as the individual mandate and employer coverage offer mandate.
"US Senators Chris Murphy and Rand Paul, members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and US Senator Al Franken introduced on Thursday a joint resolution of disapproval to force the US Senate to vote on a resolution blocking a portion of new weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in support of their military campaign in Yemen," the statement said on Thursday.