Thursday, April 30, 2015
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Barney Frank, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013, talks about his political career, his time in Washington, and being the first openly gay congressman. He’s the subject of a new documentary, “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” a peek into his life as he was on the verge of his retirement. “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” is showing in New York Sunday, April 27, 2:30 pm, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Friday, June 01, 2012
A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously yesterday that the controversial Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, as it discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by denying them the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the ruling with Congressman Barney Frank.
Friday, December 02, 2011
This week, we've seen Newt Gingrich continue to climb in the Republican polls as Herman Cain has continued to falter. Also out of Washington, Rep. Barney Frank announced his intention to not seek re-election after his fiery 32-year career. And, a new study rejuvenates the perennial debate about legalizing marijuana.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Bloomberg News reports what the Federal Reserve wouldn't: that the United States' central bank committed $7.77 trillion to bailing out the financial industry in the wake of the 2008 crisis, netting banks $13 billion in profits in the process.
The Fed's bailout package was more than ten times ...
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By Anna Sale
Occupy Wall Street will protest a high-dollar Obama fundraiser in Manhattan this week. A look at retirement and redistricting: Rep. Barney Frank in 2011 and Rep. Tom DeLay in 2006. And while Republicans campaign on Obama's "job-killing regulations," NPR stops to look at exactly how a White House office has been treating regulations, and finds Obama's doing more tweaking than Bush did.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank announced Monday that he will not seek re-election next year, after representing his district in Congress for more than 30 years. The announcement brings to an end the career of one of Congress's most quotable and cantankerous members. Frank leaves behind a legacy of notable achievement in economic policy, and will be remembered by history as the first member of Congress to come out as gay.
Monday, October 17, 2011
—Slate political reporter Dave Weigel on The Brian Lehrer Show
Friday, August 12, 2011
The countdown to December 23 has begun for the Congressional "super committee" that's tasked with reducing the nation’s debt. Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi named the last three members: Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, Rep. Xavier Becerra of California and Rep. Chris Von Hollen of Maryland. Will the committee be able to compromise, particularly as each party begins to prepare for the heavy political sparring yet to come out of the 2012 presidential election?
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Representatives Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced a bill Thursday that would end federal prohibition of marijuana production, distribution and possession.