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Zach Carter

Barney Frank 'Appalled' By Obama Administration: 'They Just Lied To People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Fina...

Zach Carter

Barney Frank Wants Elizabeth Warren To Run For President. He Just Doesn't Want Her To Win.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is keen on the current activist campaign to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into a 2016 preside...

Michelangelo Signorile

Barney Frank Critical Of GOP Lawmakers' Gay Marriage Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices

No longer a member of Congress, Barney Frank is still weighing in with his well-known blunt positions, but "relaxing" while doing so. Responding to Se...

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Craig Snyder | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Craig Snyder

Today, restoring the means for thoughtful and respectful discourse must be a primary national goal. Neither the Left nor the Right has a monopoly on wisdom or justice. What they do have is a stronghold on their own disciples - resulting in utter gridlock in Washington.

A 'Frank' Lesson in American (Minority) Politics

Ravi K. Perry | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Ravi K. Perry

If Americans think of representation of minority interests in politics as a mathematical equation, rather than a continual effort endemic to realizing the promise of American democracy, we, as a country, will likely never see the day that "all (wo)men are created equal."

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...

WATCH: Barney Frank Rips Newt Gingrich Over Gun Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) ripped into Newt Gingrich during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday night, criticizing the former House speaker for...

The People Who Can't Even Vote

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 12.17.2012 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

So to the gentleman who was upset about seating arrangements, I ask: Do you want change in America? Participate in democracy. Attend the debates. Hold up campaign signs. Chant slogans. Send the right man (in this race it will be a man) to Washington.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Barney Frank: Mitt Romney's Ideas 'Impossible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.04.2012 | Business

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took aim at Dodd-Frank financial reform during Wednesday's debate, but Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who ...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Barney Frank Bashes Republican Fed Complaints

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

Republican critics have taken issue with the Federal Reserve's stimulus measures in the past. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) believes it's time for voter...

Congressman Barney Frank On LGBT Youth And Being Openly Gay In Congress

Mike Spradley | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

As I reflect on my search for LGBT role models in the '70s and '80s, I realize that they were few and far between. That's why Congressman Barney Frank's coming out in 1987 set the federal stage for future lawmakers, and why he is a historic figure in American LGBT history.

Another Conservative Myth Busted -- Did Fannie and Freddie Really Cause the Financial Sector Meltdown?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Another Big Lie circulating among conservatives is the belief that the Wall Street meltdown was caused by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Community Re...

Pot Advocates Lose Friends In High Places

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Pot advocates have already been hard hit by the retirement announcements of Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who've long lobbied t...

Another Republican Announces Run For Barney Frank's Seat

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Another Republican has joined the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat being vacated by retiring Democratic U.S. Rep. Bar...

Barney Frank's Nipples Steal The Show During House Address (VIDEO)

Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) appeared to have the congressional equivalent of a wardrobe malfunction Monday, when he delivered an address from...

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) ...

Jason Linkins

Barney Frank: Of Thee I Zing

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Political World Reacts To Barney Frank Retirement (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) confirmed that, after 16 terms in Congress, he will not seek reelection in 2012. As news of Frank's retirem...

Barney Frank -- the Man, the Quips, the Impact

Hilary Rosen | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Hilary Rosen

Barney Frank will always be my dear friend. But I will miss his vote counting, his policy analysis, his creativity and his ability to cut the opposition in half without breaking an intellectual sweat. There won't be another like him.

Michael McAuliff

Barney Frank: I Was Wrong About Tim Geithner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Quick-tongued Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is retracting a suggestion he made to cut the deficit by making Treasury Secretary Tim Geithne...

Barney Frank Blasts GOP 'Arsonists' For Blocking Obama Nominees

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) sharply criticized Senate Republicans Friday for blocking President Barack Obama's nominees to head government agencies. ...

Lucia Graves

Top Dems Break With Treasury Over Fannie, Freddie Losses

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to the White House Friday, demanding the Federal...

Lucia Graves

Top Dem Says Fannie, Freddie 'Should Be Abolished'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be abolished, Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said Tuesday when asked whether...