With the outcome of Minnesota’s US Senate election still tied up in court, Al Franken is in DC preparing for what appears to be his new job. "It's a symbolic step to show Minnesota voters that Franken is doing what he needs to do to be ready to serve," writes Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post. And opponent Norm Coleman's there, too—awkward!
Franken is meeting with Senate staffers and policy advisers; Coleman's in town for a fundraiser supporting his continuing court battle. Meanwhile, the trial drags on. "I admit to being frustrated at times," Franken told the AP. "But it's a little out of my control. What is in my control is to prepare so that when I get to the Senate, I'm ready to go on day one."