April 13th, 2014
01:38 PM ET

Money and power

Senator Al Franken discusses his opposition to the proposed merger between Comcast Time Warner and the influence that lobbyist money might have on the senators' scrutiny of the deal.

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  3. Joel Lederer

    Lord Acton once said,"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." Comcast has become not only "too big to fail"but they are certainly too big to care about their customers. If they are allowed to buy out their only competition in SW Florida it will only be worse. This is not a partisan issue, but rather one of fairness. Sen. Franken has a better perspective on this merger than anyone else in Congress.

    April 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Reply
  4. Patt Carr

    It's more than clear that Comcast will donate to those who have an ability to influence business generally by the same concepts they believe in. Consequently, you see a different amounts of money given to those on the Judiciary Committee. What you fail to realize is that Al Frankin, as a Senator, has zero stroke on this committee or any other. No other Senator listens to this man in that he has spent his time in Congress being a fool more than a considered legislator. I doubt he'll survive his election in that it's apparent he had a squeek of a win last time and he's more than iffy this time. See ya Frankin. Sorry you can't seem to find a job you're equal to as this one, like your on air persona, failed.

    April 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Reply

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