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Nancy Pelosi gets nostalgic about retiring Barney Frank
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-Calif.) regaled the news corps this morning with a few of her favorites – launching into a rare riff of storytelling. Pelosi told of one of her early phone conversations with Frank, shortly after she arrived in the House in 1987. A fellow California lawmaker – former Orange County Rep. William Dannemeyer – made comments on the floor that Pelosi considered anti-gay, she said. She was outraged and wanted to talk to...

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