For one community, Columbus Day is a marker of genocide and shame. For another, it's a celebration of history and heritage. Now some cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis are siding with the former, rebranding the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day.
After several recounts and challenges, Al Franken, humorist turned politician, finally won Minnesota's Senate race. The Takeaway turns to Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck and Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small to explain the effect on Washington.
Tom Davis met Al Franken when they were both in high school, undoubtedly vying for title of class clown. They eventually both became writers for Saturday Night Live. Tom Davis joins The Takeaway to share his memories of his partner in comedy.
Al Franken and Norm Coleman face off today in Minnesota Supreme Court as oral arguments start for the selection of junior senator in the land of ten thousand lakes. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck visits to tell us more.
It ain't over till it's over. A day before the 111th Congress convenes, Republican senators are claiming that they will block any attempts to seat Democrat Al Franken, who currently holds a slim lead over Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.
The punishing recount between Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken was supposed to end today, but 130 lost ballots in Minneapolis that could sway the outcome must be found first.
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