In the nearly five years since Al Franken resigned from the Senate in disgrace following several allegations of groping and other inappropriate sexual behavior, he has slowly mounted a comeback. But instead of trying to work his way back into the political sphere, he has returned to his original love: comedy. There have been late-night guest appearances with old friends like Conan O’Brien and Bill Maher , a weekly podcast where he interviews former colleagues like Senator Amy Klobuchar and former SNL cast member Chris Rock, and even a stand-up tour of theaters and comedy clubs across the country. On Tuesday night, Franken made what may have been his highest-profile move yet when he joined comedians like Chelsea Handler and Dana Carvey in guest-hosting for Jimmy Kimmel. He introduced himself as “the only former U.S. senator to guest-host Jimmy Kimmel Live! ,” before insisting, “Tonight is not about politics, it’s about comedy and having fun.” … [Read more...] about Al Franken Sounds Off on ‘Huge Dick’ Ted Cruz in ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Guest-Hosting Gig
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WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved on Thursday a $40 billion emergency military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine, moving quickly and with little debate to deepen the United States’ support for an increasingly costly and protracted fight against a brutal Russian invasion. The measure, paired with an initial emergency infusion of aid to Kyiv that was approved in March, amounts to the largest package of foreign aid passed by Congress in at least two decades, bringing to roughly $54 billion the total American investment in the war in just over two months. The lopsided vote, with just 11 senators in opposition — all Republicans — reflected the remarkable bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for a massive investment in Ukraine’s war effort, which propelled the bill through the House last week. And the speed with which it moved through Congress, where the leaders of both parties raised few questions about how much money was being spent or what it would be used for, was … [Read more...] about The Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in aid to Ukraine, sending it to Biden.
See the article in its original context from February 10, 2002 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, whose troubled private life aroused both worldwide sympathy and widespread reprobation, died yesterday morning in London. She was 71. She suffered a stroke on Friday afternoon, the latest in a series that had left her partly paralyzed in recent months, and developed heart problems overnight, Buckingham Palace said. The queen announced the death ''with great sadness,'' according to a statement from the palace. Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is touring West Africa, said he was ''deeply saddened.'' Attractive and fun-loving, Princess Margaret earned a reputation in her youth as a free spirit. But her 20's were clouded by an unlucky romance with Group Capt. Peter Townsend of the Royal Air Force, a Battle of Britain … [Read more...] about Princess Margaret Dies at 71; Sister of Queen Elizabeth Had a Troubled Life
close Video US mass shooters share 'common thread': Williams Fox News contributor and former D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams says the Buffalo, Uvalde and Highland Park shooters are white, between the ages of 18-21, with "internal rage." House Democrats want the federal government to analyze content created by mass shooters on websites and social media platforms to understand how they communicate, and then use that analysis to "early identify" people who might become mass shooters. The "Identifying Mass Shooters Act" was introduced by Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., and a handful of other Democrats. A summary of the bill says officials should "collect, study, and analyze online content created by mass shooters in an effort to early identify potential mass shooters ." The legislation does not go so far as to establish a new federal program that has officials scanning social media posts for certain words or content and investigating the people … [Read more...] about Democrats want government to ID mass shooters before they shoot by studying social media posts
close Video Baby formula shortage to continue into 2023: Report Louisiana mother Amber Bergeron joined 'Fox & Friends First' to discuss the latest on the baby formula shortage and the Biden administration's handling of the issue. Nearly one year has passed since the baby formula shortage began impacting America’s kids and parents — and the issue may not end this year. A new report by Reckitt Benckiser, the maker of Enfamil, indicates shortages are expected to persist until at least the spring of 2023. Amber Bergeron, a Louisiana mother of four, confirmed to "Fox & Friends First" on Thursday that feeding her eight-month-old twins has been continuously difficult for her. BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE: SHOULD YOU USE IMPORTED PRODUCTS? WHAT TO KNOW NOW "I’m beyond struggling," she said. Bergeron shared how she was down to only half a can of her formula of choice last week and wasn’t able to find more in stock "anywhere." … [Read more...] about Baby formula shortage will continue to wreak havoc on families in new year: ‘I’m beyond struggling’
A Ukrainian commander over the weekend identified two Americans who were recently killed in the nation’s eastern Donbas region. Ruslan Miroshnichenko, the Ukrainian commander, identified the Americans in a Facebook post as Luke Lucyszyn and Bryan Young, and said they were killed on July 18 alongside two other foreigners: Emile-Antoine Roy-Sirois of Canada and Edvard Selander Patrignani of Sweden. The State Department announced the deaths of two Americans on Friday but provided no further information about their identities or the circumstances of their deaths, citing respect for their families. The Donbas region is the front line of the fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Russia concentrated its forces after failing to take Kyiv in the spring, though Moscow has in recent days suggested it may have plans to broaden its territorial ambitions into the south. Mr. Young’s family did not immediately respond to messages and calls on Sunday. A longtime friend of Mr. … [Read more...] about An American killed in Ukraine was moved to volunteer by his heritage, a friend says.