Al Franken

Senator, Comedian

Senator from Minnesota, author of the new book “Al Franken: Giant of the Senate”

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US Senator Al Franken dishes about confirmation hearings, Ted Cruz and telling jokes again…

Is Senator Al Franken ready to joke again?

US Senator Al Franken dishes about confirmation hearings, Ted Cruz and telling jokes again…

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