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Barney Frank

Barney Frank
Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He represents the 4th District of Massachusetts. Barney Frank is the chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Previously, he was a Massachusetts state representative and an assistant to the mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston-area universities.
Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He represents the 4th District of Massachusetts. Barney Frank is the chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Previously, he was a Massachusetts state representative and an assistant to the mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston-area universities. « Show less

Top Barney Frank Articles

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  • Fannie and Freddie, not banks, deserve blame

    In its editorials and Dan Rodricks columns, The Sun continues to emphasize and underscore the big lie that banks or "predatory lenders" were the cause of the housing crash ("What took so long?" Jan. 26). "Predatory lending" is a term of relatively...
  • Boston mayor had defused racial tensions

    Boston mayor had defused racial tensions
    Former Boston Mayor Kevin Hagan White, who steered the city through the racial storm caused by court-ordered school desegregation and is credited with giving political access to blacks, women and gays, died late last month at his Beacon Hill home. White,...
  • Fox analysts mock Paul-Frank bill to decriminalize marijuana

    Fox analysts mock Paul-Frank bill to decriminalize marijuana
    Fox Business Network's Lou Dobbs and his so-called "A Team" analysts on Wednesday mocked legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D.-Mass.) that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level and leave its...
  • Financial arms race underway in Washington

    When it comes to money in politics, the new normal is already on vivid display. It could be seen last week in posh restaurants and corporate townhouses on Capitol Hill, where politicians held fundraisers at a record pace. It was evident at Washington's...
  • The Bucks Start There: Greenwich A Rich Source For Romney

    It seemed that everyone at the party was a millionaire.     In one corner was NBA basketball star Grant Hill. In another was Linda McMahon, who spent $50 million of her own money in 2010 in a race for the U.S. Senate. Nearby was David Einhorn, who made...
  • Berman enlists help from Barney Frank to dispute Sherman claims

    Berman enlists help from Barney Frank to dispute Sherman claims
    It seemed pretty remarkable: a prominent Democratic congressman excoriating a colleague of the same party in a conference call set up for reporters.  But this is, after all, California, which has produced an unusual, and increasingly nasty, race between...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Goldberg: Quit blaming Bush

    Goldberg: Quit blaming Bush
    "Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place." —...
  • Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage

    Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage
    Sixteen years after U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives has disavowed that view and is pushing to uphold Maryland's new same-sex marriage law. Hoyer's...
  • For the record

    Financial crisis: Jonah Goldberg's Oct. 9 column stated that Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was chairman of the House Financial Services Committee in 2003, and that President Herbert Hoover nearly tripled government spending. Frank was ranking member on...
  • KAL cartoon got the causes of the economic meltdown all wrong

    Cartoonist Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher's highly-slanted cartoon about the economy got the causes of the ballooning deficit and financial collapse all wrong (June 3). The second panel should have shown Bush giving the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2007...