Franck Elicits Frankness from Frank
That is, Matthew Franck, constitutional scholar and Bench Memos contributor, got former representative and prominent LGBT rights spokesperson Barney Frank to respond the following way at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the proposed First Amendment Defense …
Firm Working for Sean Bielat Lets Us Know He’s Still Thinking About a Bid
Our Brian Bolduc had the first interview with Sean Bielat, but now it appears the potential candidate is sending out press releases . . .
BOSTON, MA – Sean Bielat (pronounced: Bee-lot), the 2010 Republican nominee in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, would enter race …
Barney Frank: The Community Reinvestment Act Was a ‘Republican Failure’
In today’s Wall Street Journal:
Asked who was to blame for the 2008 financial crisis and whether any bankers should have been prosecuted, Mrs. Bachmann and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich put the onus on the federal government, with Mr. …
Bad News, Leader Pelosi. The In-Flight Movie Is ‘An American Carol.’
A reader wonders just how badly Nancy Pelosi wants to be House Minority Leader: “Let’s see how she feels after a year or so of flying on (shudder) commercial airplanes with hoi polloi. She may decide that’…
Bailout Recipient Gave Barney Frank a Free Ride on His Private Jet
That headline is not a veiled metaphor.
Rep. Barney Frank, immersed in one of the toughest political fights of his career, took a free private jet to the Virgin Islands courtesy of a Maine congresswoman’s billionaire fiance — whose …
A Quick Chat With Sean Bielat
At BlogCon I had a quick chat with Sean Bielat, a businessman and Marine Corps reservist who in 2010 ran against Barney Frank and garnered a larger share of the vote than any Republican running against Frank since 1980.
Unfortunately, that largest …
Word is out that Rep. Barney Frank will not seek reelection in 2012.
In February, Frank denied retirement rumors. Massachusetts Democrats had faced a bit of a challenge in redistricting, because for a while they had 10 Democrat incumbents and only nine …
Barney Frank Isn’t Retiring Yet.
Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts is running for reelection to the House.
This is significant for two reasons. First, Frank is not running against Republican Sen. Scott Brown, as a few folks had speculated. Second, this means that, as of …
What’s Got Barney Frank Digging Into His Own Pockets?
From this morning’s Jolt . . .
Frankly, That’s a Hell of a Lot of Money For Barney
Er . . . what? “Longtime Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years. A …
Who Went Into Our Dreams and Planted the Idea of the Tea Parties?
For many of us, between high unemployment, a collapsed housing market, a health-care bill we didn’t want, runaway debt, an unsecure border, a sluggish oil-spill response, promises broken, our elected lawmakers standing and applauding a foreign leader as he denounces …