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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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  • 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...
  • Internet gambling: Push to legalize online gambling has powerful backing

    WASHINGTON -- Backed by a powerful House member, the online gambling industry is waging a campaign in Congress to legalize Internet betting, saying it will continue regardless of its legal status and can be regulated and taxed if not outlawed. Opponents...
  • The tired war on Rush Limbaugh

    The tired war on Rush Limbaugh
    Here we go again. Rush Limbaugh is public enemy No. 1. Liberal bloggers and media chin-strokers are aghast at Limbaugh's statement that he hopes Barack Obama fails. Well, given what Obama wants to do, I hope he fails too. Of course I want the...
  • Does Antonin Scalia hate gays?

    Does Antonin Scalia hate gays?
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has been widely criticized for referring in a recent interview to "that homophobe Antonin Scalia," an injudicious exercise in name-calling that obscures Frank's larger and more valid point: that the opinions of the tart-tongued...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • McCain to pound on Rezko dealings

     
    by Jill Zuckman Mesilla, N.M. - With just nine days left in the race, the McCain campaign plans to step up its attacks against Barack Obama for his connection to Tony Rezko, the convicted developer who was an early patron......
  • "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......