A Democratic official who has spoken to Al Franken and key aides says Franken will resign his Minnesota Senate seat tomorrow, the official tells MPR News.

Franken’s support among his fellow Democrats cratered today as a host of female Democratic senators called upon him to resign and more women came forward with allegations against him.

“The Silence Breakers” of the anti-harassment #MeToo movement have been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.”

House Democrats overwhelmingly joined Republicans to defeat an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. But 58 Democrats supported the bid to consider impeachment over the objections of House Democratic leaders, who viewed the measure as a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he will seek reelection in his country’s elections in March.

Trump raised the possibility of a government shutdown ahead of a meeting with Democrats for a second consecutive week, even as tensions on Capitol Hill appeared to diminish after hard-line House conservatives backed off plans to oppose a short-term stopgap.

Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz, two longtime hosts at WNYC, have been put on leave effectively immediately pending investigations into allegations of inappropriate conduct.

The announcement regarding Lopate and Schwartz comes a few days after reports of harassment by the former host of the The Takeaway, John Hockenberry.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNN’s “New Day” to defend Trump’s endorsement of Roy Moore, hailing the president’s “tremendous moral standards” in backing the Alabama Senate candidate whom numerous women have accused of sexual assault and harassment.

AG Eric Schneiderman released updated guidance – “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Know Your Rights” – to inform New Yorkers about the laws that protect them from sexual harassment at work.

John Conyers III, a Detroit hedge fund manager named as a possible successor to his scandal-rocked father, Rep. John Conyers, was arrested in Los Angeles this year on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors declined to charge him.

The 2018 State of the State Address will be held on Wednesday, Jan.3 at 1:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

A bill to scuttle Cuomo’s naming of the new Tappan Zee Bridge for his father is expected to be filed later this week by Republican Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, a Putnam County legislator whose grandfather worked on the original span.

As Cuomo tacks left in preparation for a potential presidential run in 2020, a Democrat – Gov.-elect Phil Murphy of New Jersey – is ascending to office in Cuomo’s backyard with none of the baggage Cuomo carries from his seven years as a triangulating Democrat.

Three people suffered minor injuries when two small fires broke out at two of Midtown’s most-traveled transit hubs: Grand Central and Penn Station.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute has yet to receive a $25 million loan that was approved by the state university system’s board of trustees back in September, and it is unclear why the process has taken so long, or why the institute is in financial trouble.

This year’s race for Syracuse mayor was the most expensive in city history. A crowded field of candidates spent more than $1.3 million throughout the year. The two frontrunners – Ben Walsh and Juanita Perez Williams – led spending with a combined $887,000.

The state Association of School Business Officials is out with a study detailing the rising percentage of kids with special needs. Of note: the percentage of kids with autism has more than doubled over the past decade while those with ED, or emotional disturbances has fallen sharply.

The former head of the Niagara Falls Housing Authority has admitted to theft charges, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced.

The family of a 62-year-old man who died last year in Nassau County jail custody has filed a $60 million federal lawsuit against the county and the facility’s former medical provider that claims the inmate died because he was denied proper care, court papers say.