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Because you're cutting from the chimp on the tricycle to what the camera on the chimp's head is showing. It looks stupid and ridiculous and it's endlessly entertaining. So it's chaotic, but there's a basic, brilliant idea behind this hilarious chaos. It's basically this is color television.feedback
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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Al Franken is associated, including Comcast and Senate. Most recently, Al Franken has been quoted saying: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians.” in the article Give me a break’: Sessions gets heated with Franken over shifting Russia denials.
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Jul 20 2017 - Slavery

They are awful, they are disgraceful.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real. What you and I need to do is prove that we're organized enough and persistent enough and passionate enough to force Washington to act.feedback

Jul 10 2017 - Climate change

Since taking office, President Trump has decided to disregard science in order to repeatedly put the short-sighted interests of his friends in the fossil fuel industry ahead of the safety of our planet. We hope to bring some much needed attention to this critical issue and ultimately, to help encourage people in Minnesota, Dave's home state of Indiana and all Americans to make their voices heard and join the fight to combat climate change.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

I know he's guilty, but I'm going to give him a robust defense.feedback

Jun 20 2017

Those of us who serve on an Indian Affairs committee just know how woefully underfunded the tribes are. How do these cuts support sovereignty?feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

It had been characterized one way, but we had some reason to believe that wasn't the case. It had been described in a way that he could say, I don't remember that.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I condemned that immediately. I called her. She's a friend. I told her you can't do that.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I told her there is no place in our discourse for an image like this. I condemn that but I do believe in forgiveness.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Climate change

We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has decided to withdraw from the Paris Agreement ... While the U.S. decision is disheartening, we remain inspired by the growing momentum around the world to combat climate change and transition to clean growth economies.feedback

Jun 01 2017

We served with the attorney general in the Senate and on the Judiciary Committee for many years. We know he would not tolerate dishonesty if he were in our shoes. If it is determined that the attorney general still has not been truthful with Congress and the American people about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign, he needs to resign.feedback

May 30 2017 - Russia

My feeling is that there was some cooperation between the Trump campaign and the Russians. I think everything points to that. They just haven't been acting like people who have nothing to hide.feedback

May 30 2017

You can't whine about something that's over, and this is what we've got right now. It would have been much better to win, to have been able to confirm Merrick Garland or somebody else – it would be a different world. But it is what it is. And I'm glad I'm here. I feel like it makes my being here that much more essential.feedback

May 30 2017

I think I didn't, partly because I was kind of hoping that was Obama's play. That he'd go, like, I can call you every morning if you want!' I didn't want to ruin it.feedback

May 30 2017

Benny was all about timing and his personality more than anything.feedback

May 29 2017

My staff said no. But they didn't say I couldn't put it in a book someday! I like Ted Cruz more than most of my other colleagues like Ted Cruz. And I hate Ted Cruz.feedback

May 27 2017

It's a nice bonding time and something he does now with my kids. He tickles Joe's back until he falls asleep.feedback

May 26 2017

It began to leak out that that some of the cast and writers at the show were smoking dope and snorting cocaine … The truth is that many on the show thought that you can't do a ninety-minute live comedy show week after week without doing cocaine. I did [stop]. I think Belushi dying was an, Okay.' I started going to Al Anon. That was really when I stopped using.feedback

May 26 2017

It didn't kill in the room, and it shouldn't have.feedback

May 26 2017

They can't all be great. Again, I judge on a higher bar. I worked with Dan Aykroyd and Dana Carvey and Steve Martin and Gilda Radner.feedback

May 24 2017 - Saturday Night Live

The music I hear on there now is a bunch of noise. I'm such an old guy.feedback

May 24 2017 - Saturday Night Live

The idea that the Russians offered to put out a transcript of their conversation–that's just funny. And seeing it acted out in Russian accents might be fun.feedback

May 24 2017

Yeah, I'm not going to do that. I got way, way, way too much to do right now to even think about that, other than to say, No, I'm not going to do that.feedback

May 23 2017

This heartless spending plan attempts to balance the budget on the backs of the American middle class and would make life much harder for families and seniors.feedback

May 14 2017 - Russia

This is a complete betrayal of his commitment to the public that he wouldn't be involved in the investigation.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - SCOTUS

And then in about–I think in 1925, Congress passed the law called the Federal Arbitration Act.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - SCOTUS

No, I just thought it was very odd questions for this, but it's great. I'm sorry I laughed. I just – it caught me.feedback

Mar 20 2017

The Roberts Court bears a great deal of responsibility for that.feedback

Mar 18 2017

I just want to keep bringing it up, so they keep hearing it. It "one the most embarrassing performances by a nominee in the history of the United States Senate. We wouldn't accept a secretary of defense who couldn't name the branches of the military. We wouldn't accept a secretary of state who couldn't find Europe on a map. We wouldn't accept a treasury secretary who doesn't understand multiplication. Please. Oh my lord. I don't think humor is the tool I'm supposed to be using. Very often, when I think someone isn't being truthful, that gets my ire up. That was fun for me.feedback

Mar 18 2017

A little freer to be myself, and so every once in awhile, something comes out.feedback

Mar 18 2017

I won by 312 votes, right? I had to show people that I was taking the job seriously, and I had come here for serious purposes, and I am still here for serious purposes. So I think I just felt like I was on probation.feedback

Mar 07 2017

It can't be a gotcha question if he didn't answer the question.feedback

Mar 07 2017

It was not a gotcha question, sir. He answered a question I didn't ask. And for him to put this in his letter as a response is insulting. I've bent over backward not to say that he lied. He needs to come back.feedback

Mar 07 2017

I think Senator Sessions should come back. I think he owes it to this committee to come back and explain himself.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn't have, did not have communications with the Russians, and I'm unable to comment on it.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Russia

The ambassador from Russia is a Russian. I would say that at the very least this was extremely misleading. I don't – I would love for him – I'm going to be sending him a letter to have him explain himself. But he made a bald statement that during the campaign he had not met with the Russians. That's not true. Whether he, in his head, thought that he was answering whether he had talked to any Russians about the campaign, then he should have said so. He should have said, I met with the Russian ambassador a couple times, but we didn't discuss the campaign.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I had simply asked him: What would he do if he had learned that other members of the campaign had met with the Russians, hoping he would say that he would recuse himself. He chose not to answer that but instead chose to say that he had not met with the Russians.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Russia

The American people deserve to know the truth about what happened between Russia and the Trump team, and I believe we need thorough and impartial investigations to get to the bottom of it.feedback

Mar 01 2017

If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?feedback

Mar 01 2017 - Russia

It's clearer than ever now that the attorney general cannot, in good faith, oversee an investigation at the Department of Justice and the FBI of the Trump-Russia connection, and he must recuse himself immediately.feedback

Feb 12 2017

"In the way that we all have this suspicion that – you know, that he's not – he lies a lot, he says things that aren't true, that's the same thing as lying, I guess,". "You know, that is not the norm, uh, for a president of the United States or, actually, for a human being,".feedback

Feb 07 2017

She had no idea what I was talking about. I can't overstate how central this issue is to education.feedback

Feb 01 2017

Cruz "personally went after me, he personally impugned my integrity. You didn't object then, did you?feedback

Feb 01 2017

We have an important job to do here and it's important that we understand the nominee's record accurately. It's important that we know if Sen. Sessions is able or willing to separate fact from fiction and speak truth to power.feedback

Jan 18 2017

This sounds like a sweetheart deal. And I think our job in this body and this Congress is to avoid the appearance of conflict, and boy, have you not done this.feedback

Jan 18 2017

It really begs credulity ... when you say you did not get a discount on this, sir.feedback

Jan 18 2017

I think our job is to avoid the appearance of conflict. And you have not done that.feedback

Jan 18 2017

I find it absolutely amazing that you responded that you did not know you got a discounted price.feedback

Jan 18 2017

Allowing Congressman Price's nomination to move to a hearing with questions about his ethical qualifications left unanswered would send an early, clear, and deeply troubling signal that the Senate's critical oversight functions will be given a back seat to the demands of the Trump Administration.feedback

Oct 24 2016 - AT&T

And regulators often agree, like when Comcast unsuccessfully tried to buy Time Warner Cable, a deal that I fiercely opposed.feedback

Oct 23 2016

I'm skeptical of huge media mergers because they can lead to higher costs, fewer choices, and even worse service for consumers.feedback

Jul 26 2016

I am proud to call Hillary Clinton my friend. And I can't wait to call her Madam President.feedback

Jul 12 2016 - Pokemon

I am concerned about the extent to which Niantic may be unnecessarily collecting, using, and sharing a wide range of users' personal information without their appropriate consent. As the augmented reality market evolves, I ask that you provide greater clarity on how Niantic is addressing issues of user privacy and security, particularly that of its younger players.feedback

Jun 23 2016

I really miss hanging around funny people.feedback

Jun 23 2016

I've learned not to offer jokes, cause you just get your heart broken.feedback

Jun 23 2016

I think as the campaign progresses everyone will have a larger role. I think I will along with so many of my colleagues.feedback

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