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Barney Frank

Barney Frank
Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He represents the 4th District of Massachusetts. Barney Frank is the chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Previously, he was a Massachusetts state representative and an assistant to the mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston-area universities.
Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He represents the 4th District of Massachusetts. Barney Frank is the chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Previously, he was a Massachusetts state representative and an assistant to the mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston-area universities. « Show less

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  • Democrats get it wrong, again

     Democrats get it wrong, again
    Last Sunday's edition had a couple of topics that merit responses. JP Morgan Chase's record $13 billion tentative settlement with the U.S. Justice Department concerning the alleged misrepresentation of residential mortgage-backed securities begs the...
  • The real culprits of the housing crisis go unpunished

    The real culprits of the housing crisis go unpunished
    Those of you who read my first book ("Turn This Car Around") will recall my indictment of the many contributors to our historic mortgage industry meltdown and worldwide recession, AKA "The greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression," per...
  • NOAA official joining National Aquarium

    NOAA official joining National Aquarium
    Eric Schwaab, a native Baltimorean who's spent the last three years in the federal government overseeing fisheries and coastal conservation efforts, is returning home to take a new post at the National Aquarium. Schwaab, 52, currently an acting...
  • It's time to stop blaming Bush

    It's time to stop blaming Bush
    I am not a fan of former President George W. Bush, but I must comment on the hatchet job that was The Sun's editorial about the opening of the Bush library in Dallas ("Misoverestimating Bush," April 28). During the last two years of Mr. Bush's...
  • Bush was a lousy president

    Bush was a lousy president
    I am writing response to the letter writer who stated that the policy of forcing banks to give loans to people who could not afford them was pushed by Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1). The housing bubble burst in 2006-...
  • Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage

    Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage
    Sixteen years after U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives has disavowed that view and is pushing to uphold Maryland's new same-sex marriage law. Hoyer's...
  • Calling Obama on his lie: Bush tax cuts did not cause the economic crisis

    Calling Obama on his lie: Bush tax cuts did not cause the economic crisis
    "Now Gov. Romney believes that with even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy, and fewer regulations on Wall Street, all of us will prosper. In other words, he'd double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place." --...
  • Barney Frank: Obama shift important in Md.

    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Wednesday night that one place President Obama's change of position to open support of same-sex marriage could have a significant impact is Maryland. Frank, a Massachusett Democrat who is perhaps the nation's best-known openly...
  • Obama could boost same-sex marriage cause in Md.

    Obama could boost same-sex marriage cause in Md.
    Advocates trying to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law hope President Barack Obama's new stance will boost their efforts by firing up supporters and nudging black voters who traditionally have been resistant to the idea. Opponents played down the...
  • This is why voters are angry

    I am genuinely puzzled by the bewilderment of people like Dan Rodricks who do not understand the anger of voters and the source of that anger ("At long last, it's time to cast our votes," Nov. 6). They are angry about the augmented intrusion of...
  • KAL cartoon got the causes of the economic meltdown all wrong

    Cartoonist Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher's highly-slanted cartoon about the economy got the causes of the ballooning deficit and financial collapse all wrong (June 3). The second panel should have shown Bush giving the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2007...
  • Sen. Obama helped create the mess President Obama 'inherited'

    All too often, I hear that President Barack Obama inherited this economic mess that we're in right now. Let's get the story straight for a change. He helped create this mess. In 2005, President Bush tried to push legislation through Congress to place...