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Maddow reflects on the career of Barney Frank

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow highlighted the career of Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on her show Tuesday night. Frank, a long-serving member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee and the first openly gay member of Congress, announced Monday he would not seek re-election. Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit…

Frank: ‘I wish we could talk substance sometimes in the media’

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) gave NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and the media a stern critique Tuesday morning over their coverage of politics. On The Today Show, Guthrie began asking Frank if he “was leaving his fellow Democrats in the lerch” by not seeking re-election in 2012. “I didn’t say I wasn’t…

WATCH LIVE: Rep. Barney Frank announces retirement

Rep. Barney Frank (R-MA) was expected to announce his retirement from Congress at a press conference Monday. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET. Watch this live video from MSNBC, broadcast Nov. 28, 2011. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Barney Frank will not seek reelection in 2012

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), a long-serving member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, will not seek reelection, according to published reports Monday morning. He planned to explain his reasoning during a press conference later Monday, sources reported. Frank has served Massachusetts’ fourth Congressional district since 1981, and is the…

Rep. Barney Frank: Democrats have gained inertia

Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (D) said that Democrats in Congess had stolen inertia from Republicans thanks to the failure of the deficit “super committee.” The 12-member committee failed to reach an agreement on how to reduce the deficit, triggering automatic cuts to defense spending and other programs. “For those of…

Barney Frank: Reduce the deficit by slashing military spending

Though he drew a less-than-capacity crowd at the early morning plenary of the Take Back The American Dream summit (and skipped answering questions in favor of an appearance on the CBS Morning show), Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-MA) appearance got his lefty audience on their feet for his speech about cutting…

Rep. Barney Frank: NPR cut me off because they didn’t like my argument

After three decades in Congress, it’s understandable that Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has a lot to say — too much to say, according to NPR. Frank gave an interview to Morning Edition Tuesday morning, and host Steve Inskeep had to interrupt Frank, he said, to cut back to local stations.…

Arizona pastor’s sermons call for execution of gays, Barney Frank and the President

Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona is a bible-quoting hellfire and damnation sort of guy. He calls for the execution of gays in numerous sermons that you can listen to here. “The same God who instituted the death penalty for murders is the same god…

Like clockwork – Rushbo makes crass joke about Barney Frank’s sexual orientation

These right-wing gasbags are so predictable. Barren of any original thought, Rush Limbaugh resorts to high school, towel-snapping-boys-in-the-locker room drivel as a response to the verbal beat-down that Rep. Barney Frank gave to a deranged wingnut spewing the “Obama as Hitler” meme. Who’s the one fixated on the anus, Rush?…

Why can’t the rest of the Dems learn from Barney Frank and OWN these town hall protestors?

These spine-free Dems need to take a page from the Massachusetts Congressman and lay the verbal beat-down on these beyond-know-nothings and fearmongers. At a Barney Frank town hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA, this exchange occurred: Wingnut: Why do you continue to support a Nazi policy, as Obama has expressly supported…

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