Heard on the Hill

Al Franken Works the Middle-School Crowd

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who made his bones as head writer for "Saturday Night Live" and worked his way to federal office, knows how to work a crowd.

But it seems like the students from Mahtomedi Middle School of Mahtomedi, Minn., proved to be a very tough one, judging from how few appear to be giving him their rapt attention on Thursday in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.

Sen. Al Franken speaks to students. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Al Franken speaks to students. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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