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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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  • Pennsylvania Senate debate: Pat Toomey vs. Joe Sestak

     
    Full transcript. ABC News stages another U.S. Senate debate, this one in the Keystone state....
  • Sunday shows: Biden, Pence, Clyburn, Cornyn, Hoyer

     
    Also, Barney Frank, J.D. Hayworth, Bill Richardson, Mitch McConnell, David Webb, Ben Jealous, Bob Menendez, Pete Sessions...
  • 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...
  • What to do with Fannie and Freddie?

    What to do with Fannie and Freddie?
    What's the right role and structure for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? How about the Federal Housing Administration? Previously, Abromowitz and Mitchell discussed John McCain’s proposal for the government to buy bad mortgages, the biggest players in...
  • Whither President Bush?

    Whither President Bush?
    Today's question: Why did President Bush wait so long to take a public leadership role on the credit crisis? Does he deserve any of the blame directed at him by the candidates? Previously, Kuttner and Foster debated what Washington should do , the...
  • Equal rights for the bilious, choleric, melancholic and sanguine!

    Can a law prohibiting job discrimination itself be discriminatory? That's the charge being leveled against a compromise version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, a bill in Congress that would add sexual orientation — but not gender...
  • Mortgage tightrope

    With Congress back from recess, Washington is resuming discussion of the sub-prime mortgage mess and how government might help the millions of American homeowners facing foreclosure. So far, policymakers have advocated restraint. In a speech last week,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Act on gay rights bill

    In light of the illness of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Democratic leaders in the Senate have indicated that they will not bring up a civil rights bill he has championed this year. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, approved last year by 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...