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Sen. Franken keeps lid on comedy – mostly

Since he arrived in the Senate three years ago, the former “Saturday Night Live” star has tried to project an ultra-serious public image of a studious and hard-working senator who shuns the media spotlight and whose past career as a comedian and satirist is just that — a thing of the past. But in private settings, he's still getting laughs. Politico profiles the Minnesota lawmaker who seldom gives interviews on Capitol Hill.
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Since he arrived in the Senate three years ago, the former “Saturday Night Live” star has tried to project an ultra-serious public image of a studious and hard-working senator who shuns the media spotlight and whose past career as a comedian and satirist is just that — a thing of the past. But in private settings, he's still getting laughs. Politico profiles the Minnesota lawmaker who seldom gives interviews on Capitol Hill.

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