Through Laughter And Tears By David Kurtz | September 21, 2010 2:57 p.m. JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1 Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) mixed in some humor but also got choked up on the Senate floor today as he lamented the DADT policy. David Kurtz (@TPM_dk) is TPM's executive editor and Washington Bureau chief. He oversees the news operations of TPM. Have a tip? Send it Here!