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Barney Frank: Donald Trump Will Cause Another Great Recession

Count Barney Frank among those skeptical of Donald Trump’s plans to make America great again. The retired Massachusetts Congressman railed against the President-Elect’s desire to scrap the […]

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Barney Frank Explains Why More Pols Aren’t Backing Legalized Weed

Three years of retirement have done little to mollify Barney Frank. The former Massachusetts congressman squared off with state Sen. Jason Lewis on WCVB’s On the Record this […]

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Barney Frank Bashes Bernie Sanders, Calls Mitt Romney a ‘Pretend Governor’

Barney Frank got feisty during a recent interview with Slate, firing shots at everyone from Bernie Sanders to Mitt Romney. The former Democratic congressman did […]

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Barney Frank Thinks The West Wing Gets Politics Right

Former congressman Barney Frank appeared on Conan Thursday night, and the late night comedian asked Frank about his opinions on television shows based on American […]

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Barney Frank Still Hates ‘House of Cards’

Barney Frank hated the first season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” so much, he felt compelled to write an op-ed for the Portland Press Herald about it. […]

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Barney Frank Does Not Have Sympathy For Aaron Schock

Barney Frank, never particularly guarded with an opinion, had a lot of thoughts about Congressman Aaron Schock in the wake of Schock’s planned resignation from office. […]

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Q&A with Barney Frank

An occasionally contentious, consistently fascinating conversation with the former congressman.

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Barney Frank Really Hated ‘House of Cards’

Six months after Netflix uploaded its first original TV series “House of Cards” to the web and most of us disappeared for a weekend to […]

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Where Deval and Barney Differ: Military Cuts

Barney Frank might be a liberal’s dream, so why does Gov. Deval Patrick seem so lukewarm on the idea of appointing him as the state’s […]

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Barney Frank Would Like That Interim Senate Appointment, Please

Barney Frank photo by the World Economic Forum via Flickr After cagily dancing around the idea last month, Barney Frank has explicitly declared that he’d like […]

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Barney Frank Would Be Cool with a Short-Term Senate Gig

Barney Frank has an amusingly cagey answer to a Politico reporter asking him whether he’d accept a nomination to serve as a temporary stand-in for […]

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Barney Frank: Coming to a TV Near You

Barney Frank photo by the World Economic Forum via Flickr Provided the Mayan Apocalypse passes uneventfully on Friday, we’re facing the Retirement Apocalypse of Congressman […]

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Barney Frank Has a Way With Words

Here are a few of Barney Frank’s greatest verbal hits.

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Barney Frank Once Ate a 'Special' Brownie

In keeping with his ability to say whatever the heck he wants now that he’s retiring (or just in general), U.S. Rep. Barney Frank gives […]

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Massachusetts' Dwindling Political Muscle

From the first days of the United States, Massachusetts has exhibited outsize influence (see: Adams, John and Revolutionary War, The). And sure, as we added […]