But on Monday morning, his good pal Harold Ramis passed away, and Al instead spent yesterday in Chicago for Ramis's funeral.
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|Republicans think Obama is more of a curse than a blessing for local Dems these days.|
|'Tis the season... for arguments about Santa's race?|
|Mark Reilly on Twitter|
|The line outside Uptown's Apple Store just before 9 this morning.|
|Tom Weber on Twitter|
|You'd raise it up too if you could draw a map like this from memory.|
|Who would've thought a few years ago that you'd see a headline like this in 2013?|
|Franken, married for nearly 40 years to his wife Franni, gave roses and a message of congratulations to last Thursday's happy couples.|
|Franken knew things Keith Ellison didn't.|
The election is still 18 months away, but Al Franken already holds a commanding lead over all potential challengers, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.
Franken scored above 50 percent against every potential challenger.
If the election were to take place tomorrow, Franken would jaunt to an easy victory, according to these poll results. Partly because he's exceptionally popular (51 percent approval rate vs. 42 percent disapproval). Partly because everyone in a position to run against him so far is exceptionally unpopular. Franken also has a pretty powerful war chest built up so far, which doesn't hurt either.More »