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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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  • Barney Frank: Obama shift important in Md.

    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday night that one place President Obama's change of position to open support of same-sex marriage could have a significant impact is Maryland. Frank, a Massachusett Democrat who is perhaps the nation's best-known openly...
  • Obama could boost same-sex marriage cause in Md.

    Obama could boost same-sex marriage cause in Md.
    Advocates trying to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law hope President Barack Obama's new stance will boost their efforts by firing up supporters and nudging black voters who traditionally have been resistant to the idea. Opponents played down the...
  • JPMorgan $2 Billion Loss Hits Shares, Credit, Image

    JPMorgan $2 Billion Loss Hits Shares, Credit, Image
    NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co lost $15 billion in market value and a notch in its credit ratings on Friday while a chorus of regulators and politicians reacted to its surprise $2 billion trading loss by demanding stiffer oversight for...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Obama helped create the mess President Obama 'inherited'

    All too often, I hear that President Barack Obama inherited this economic mess that we're in right now. Let's get the story straight for a change. He helped create this mess. In 2005, President Bush tried to push legislation through Congress to place...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congressman Barney Frank Weds In Same-Sex Marriage

    Congressman Barney Frank Weds In Same-Sex Marriage
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added...
  • 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,...
  • 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...