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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

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  • State to consider legal online poker

    State to consider legal online poker
    While some Florida legislators talk of setting up Las Vegas-style casinos in a few years, others suggest there's a way to immediately raise gambling revenues with a click of a mouse. They want to allow horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons to have...
  • Occupy movement should focus on D.C.

    Oh, Amiee Klem. Since you feel Washington is ignoring this noble Occupy movement (“Laughing all the way to the bank,” Nov. 11), the 99%, please suggest they pull away from the evil 1% bankers and start over. Begin their rally in front of...
  • Nancy Pelosi gets nostalgic about retiring Barney Frank

    With Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank's retirement, Congress will lose arguably its most colorful, powerful, quotable characters. As expected, the news has longtime Capitol hands pulling out their best Frank anecdotes.  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-...
  • Retirement of Barney Frank and others bodes ill for Democrats

    Retirement of Barney Frank and others bodes ill for Democrats
    The decision of Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts to retire next year after 32 years in the House is a blow to the Democratic Party, to the cause of liberal politics and to the effort bring public responsibility to Wall Street. It's also a setback to...
  • Punishments to fit the politicians' crimes

    I enjoyed the letter "A punishment that fits the crime: Sentence Schurick to register African-American voters." Tailoring punishment to fit crimes is exactly what good judges do. Here are some additional suggestions: Sentence Democratic congressman...
  • Boehner Makes "Weiner Crack" During Commencement Speech

    Boehner Makes "Weiner Crack" During Commencement Speech
    House Speaker John Boehner couldn't resist taking a shot at Rep. Anthony Weiner during a commencement speech Sunday at Ohio State University. During the address at Ohio Stadium, Boehner made fun of his own surname being pronounced to rhyme with "honor,"...
  • Weiner May Step Down "In A Couple Of Days": Democrats

    Weiner May Step Down "In A Couple Of Days": Democrats
    Before the week is out, Rep. Anthony Weiner could resign. That's what some Democrats on Capitol Hill are saying now. But what Congressman Weiner will say, now that he has a chance to meet with his wife for the first time in over a week, will determine...
  • Obama impersonator cut off at Republican conference

    Obama impersonator cut off at Republican conference
    A comedian impersonating President Barack Obama was cut short and ushered off the stage at a gathering of Republican activists on Saturday after a series of off-color jokes. The Obama impersonator, Reggie Brown, poked fun at Obama's biracial heritage,...
  • 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,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Revels in Crossfire After "Slut" Comment

    Rush Limbaugh Revels in Crossfire After "Slut" Comment
    Republican kingmaker or entertainer? Truth teller or "big fat idiot"? How about "lightning rod"? Once again, Rush Limbaugh -- the conservative provocateur with the self-described "talent on loan from God" -- is in hot water. Limbaugh, who has been the...