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Al Franken takes Senate job seriously (he's still funny in private)

It must be said at this point: Sen. Al Franken is just dull. How dull is he? He says the most memorable conversation he's had as a senator — "hilarious" even — was a wonkish discussion with former President Clinton about how to finance energy retrofits. During travels throughout the state, he stops at Dairy Queen and always orders the same thing: a plain vanilla cone. The former "Saturday Night Live" writer and actor generally shuns the national media unless it's to talk about one of his obscure pet issues, such as corporate media mergers or net neutrality. Even his reelection is a little bit boring. More than five years after the Minnesota...

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