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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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  • Letters to the editor

    Will 'card check' work? Re “The flaw in ‘card check,’ ” editorial, March 29 Your proposal for a secret ballot for employees would be fine in an ideal world. In the real world, however, the forces of intimidation available to...
  • Financial reform bill is likely to include new protections for home buyers and mortgage applicants

    Although the Wall Street and banking features of the giant financial industry reform bill taking shape on Capitol Hill have drawn most of the attention, home buyers and mortgage applicants should be major winners when the legislation is finally signed...
  • 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...
  • Fannie and Freddie, hardball experts

     
    by Frank James If you want to read a disturbing tale of how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac used their clout in Washington to try to brush back their critics like pitchers throwing at the heads of batters, check out......
  • "Proud to be a senator from the West"

     
    by Jill Zuckman Albuquerque, N.M. - At a sparsely attended campaign rally today, Sen. John McCain appealed to his western neighbors for support and warned of the dangers of total Democratic control if Sen. Barack Obama is elected president. "I......
  • Barack Obama (SNL): 'Playing it safe'

     
    by Mark Silva That half-hour of prime time TV that Barack Obama is buying midweek gets a preview from the Saturday Night Live crew, which suggests it's time to "play it safe'' and go for a "variety show.'' Featuring Bill......
  • Bill O'Reilly, Dave Letterman: Now, BFFs?

     
    I don't know - I just can't figure these two guys out. I always assumed Dave kinda didn't like Bill too much and Bill kinda returned the favor. (Remember waaaay back in January of '06, when Dave said to......
  • Sarah Palin's Halloween party

     
    Although Owl Meat didn't know it at the time, my daughter went to a Halloween party last night as...Sarah Palin!!!! Amazing coincidence!!!! Here's the Owl Man with a very topical Funtastic Thursday. If anyone wants to riff on Obama's Halloween......
  • McCain: Targeting defense in Va.

     
    A new McCain radio focused on a potent local issue in Virginia. Triggered by a comment by Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank about possible defense cuts, it brings respected outgoing GOP Sen. John Warner into the fray and warns of......
  • GM bailout: Does Obama want us to subsidize Viagra?

     
    Obama, having received lots of campaign help from the UAW including a $3 million anti-McCain ad buy in battleground states in October, seems onboard with bailing out GM. There's no sign yet that he's going to insist that UAW......
  • Auto industry bailout: 'No endgame here'

     
    by Mark Silva As lawmakers debate a new federal loan for the ailing auto industry this week, a bailout that appears to lack the support necessary in the Senate, Democrats insist that a stumbling economy can not afford to lose......