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Barney Frank Retirement

Barney Frank Hurls 'Fictional' Charge At House Of Cards

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Cover your eyes, "House of Cards" fans. Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) likely won't be joining your next watch party. In a Sunday op-ed for the...

Barney Frank Blasts 'Extreme Right-Wing' Takeover Of GOP

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) blasted the Republican Party on Sunday for creating gridlock in Washington and rooting for government failure, pinn...

Frank Donates 'Massive Treasure Trove' To Small University

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

DARTMOUTH, Mass. — Retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank has donated his personal papers to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, a gift that one ...

Yes, Barney Frank Is Really Making His Musical Theater Debut

Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Barney Frank is kicking off his retirement with a bang -- and maybe some jazz hands and high notes, too. The former congressman is gearing up for ...

Frank Weighs In On 'Stupid' Problems

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said he's more than ready to retire and looking forward to not dealing with "stupid" problems in Washington. “After 4...

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Defends Westboro's Right To Protest, Labels Antonin Scalia A 'Flat Out Bigot' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.21.2012 | Gay Voices

In one of his last interviews before leaving Congress, Rep. Barney Frank gave a preview of the kind of no-holds-barred pundit he will be as he moves o...

Barney Frank Has 'No Interest In Encouraging People To Watch' Fox News

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even in retirement, Barney Frank promises to antagonize the right wing. The 72-year-old Massachusetts representative ends a storied con...

Barney Frank Recalls Coming Out To Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) recently spoke with the Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe about the process of becoming the first openly gay congressi...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Barney Frank

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices

"I'm used to being in the minority. I'm a left-handed gay Jew. I've never felt, automatically, a member of any majority," U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Ma...

Barney Frank To Speak At Final Night Of Democratic National Convention

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) will speak on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, a last-minute change that means he...

Congressman Barney Frank Gets Personal and Political

David Goodfriend | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
David Goodfriend

In his final term as Massachusetts Congressman, Barney Frank joins us in the Jab room with thoughts on his career, the economy, his reaction to Obama's support of gay marriage and his plans for retirement.

Barney Frank: Conservatives 'Retarded' Economy

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

In a Thursday appearance on CNN, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said conservative opposition "retarded" the economy. "The American economy today, of a...

Barney Frank Is In Love

Boston Globe | Joanna Weiss | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

Barney Frank is in love. This is not exactly news -- he's getting married in July -- but it's still striking, the way a congressman who has cultivated...

Robert Redford Endorses

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

As the 2012 elections loom, both parties are starting to pour resources into congressional and gubernatorial races across the country. While Republica...

Barney Frank's Newest Target

Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Congressman Barney Frank on Wednesday asked his colleagues to hold a hearing on alleged mortgage abuses at Ally Financial, a day after the attorne...

PHOTOS: Who Will Be The Next Barney Frank?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

Liberal champion Barney Frank's decision not to seek re-election has been deemed a considerable blow to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

Thank You, Barney Frank

Rebecca Juro | Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Juro

For those who've read my work and listened to my radio shows over the years, the title of this post will probably come as a surprise, but there's good reason for trans people and allies to be grateful to Barney Frank.

Barney Frank Sounds Off On Retirement, His Sex Scandal With A Hustler, Anthony Weiner, And More

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.31.2012 | Home
Michelangelo Signorile

Congressman Barney Frank says his leaving Congress will make it harder to get LGBT rights legislation passed, though he has faith in the openly gay an...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republican Leaders Unsure If They'll Miss Barney Frank | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lots of people on Capitol Hill are going to miss Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who announced Monday that he is retiring after 31 years in...

Jason Linkins

Barney Frank: Of Thee I Zing | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

As you know by now, longtime Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank will be retiring from the House of Representatives, opting to forego a post-redistricting...

Ryan Grim

TWEETS: Reporters Recall Being Chewed Out By Barney Frank | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the new Congress convenes in January 2013, a familiar scene will no longer play out. Just off the House floor is a room known a...

Barney Frank Weighs In On Retirement

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Barney Frank says he's retiring because his Massachusetts district has changed so much he'd have to spend too much time campaigning...

The 9 Funniest Barney Frank Takedowns

Matt Wilstein | Posted 01.28.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Congress is losing one of its most tenacious, sharp and throughly entertaining members. Here's a look back at some of Frank's more infamous outbursts

Andrea Stone

What Will Barney Frank Do Next? Gay Rights Lobbyist? Cabinet Secretary? None of the Above? | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- What will Barney Frank do now? Now that the blunt-spoken Democrat from Massachusetts is calling it quits after 30 years in Congress, ...

Frank Invites Gingrich Debate On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) took a few swipes at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich Monday at a press conference in Newton, Mass. announc...