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Franken Wins – How sweet it is! (Update)

Sen. Al Franken. That has a very good ring to it, doesn’t it? Former Sen. Norm Coleman has called Al Franken and conceded. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy The Minneapolis Star Tribune has more — Eight months after Election Day, Minnesota once again has two United States senators. Republican Norm Coleman ended his bruising court fight over the Senate seat he held for one term this afternoon, conceding to Democrat Al Franken after the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in Franken’s favor. The justices ruled today that Franken won the U.S. Senate election and said

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Arlen Specter joins the Dems

This is huge. Arlen Specter (Republican-Pennsylvania) has announced that he will be joining the Democratic Party. There appears to be little or no room for moderate Republicans in the Republican Party. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From WaPo: Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and announced today that he will run in 2010 as a Democrat, according to a statement he released this morning. Specter’s decision would give Democrats a 60 seat filibuster proof majority in the Senate assuming Democrat Al Franken is eventually sworn in as

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Franken remains the victor

It is now clear that Al Franken should be addressed as Senator Al Franken. Former Senator Norm Coleman has lost his appeal (pun is intended). From Minn Trib: After a trial spanning nearly three months, the judicial panel dismissed Coleman’s central argument that the election and its aftermath were fraught with systemic errors that made the results invalid. “The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the Nov. 4, 2008, election was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately,” the panel said in its unanimous decision. The panel concluded that Franken, a DFLer, “received the highest number of votes legally cast” in the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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