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  • Frank To Liberals: Only Target Conservative Dems In Safe Districts

    08/14/2010 8:27:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | August 14, 2010 | Steven T. Dennis
    House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has some advice for liberal activists upset at the votes of the party’s conservative members: defeat them in primaries — but only in safe Democratic districts. Frank told liberals at a Congressional Progressive Caucus Foundation event in Los Angeles in April that primaries are the place to push for more liberal Members. “I said don’t defeat conservative Democrats in November . . . the place to do that is in the primary,” Frank said Friday in an interview. But Frank added his caveat that such a primary challenge should only come in districts...
  • Panel commissioned by Barney Frank recommends nearly $1T in defense cuts

    06/11/2010 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies · 1,021+ views
    the hill ^ | 6/11/10
    A panel commissioned by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is recommending nearly $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon’s budget over the next 10 years. The Sustainable Defense Task Force, a commission of scholars from a broad ideological spectrum appointed by Frank, the House Financial Services Committee chairman, laid out actions the government could take that could save as much as $960 billion between 2011 and 2020.
  • Barney Frank calls for probe of Gaza raid

    06/04/2010 2:05:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 533+ views
    boston herald ^ | 6/4/10 | Hillary Chabot and Marie Szaniszlo
    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank had harsh words yesterday for the Israeli Navy after a bloody raid on a pro-Palestinian flotilla outside of Gaza, describing nine activists killed in the conflict as “innocent” and calling for an independent inquiry into the showdown. Frank, in a wide-ranging interview with the Herald, went on to say that “as a Jew,” Israeli treatment of Arabs around some of the West Bank settlements “makes me ashamed that there would be Jews that would engage in that kind of victimization of a minority.”
  • Are Cameras the New Guns?

    06/03/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by RoseyT · 56 replies · 1,031+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 6/2/2010 | Wendy McElroy
    In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer. Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists. The legal justification for arresting the "shooter" rests on existing wiretapping or eavesdropping laws, with statutes against obstructing law enforcement sometimes cited. Illinois, Massachusetts, and Maryland are among the 12 states in which...
  • Barney Frank has a history of denying his role in housing meltdown

    05/22/2010 11:22:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 635+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/21/10 | Ed Lasky
    On May 20th, Congressman Barney Frank (a promoter of the Community Reinvestment Act, a promoter of increased Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac exposure to risky mortgages - in other words, he helped cause the financial crisis) again denied that he pushed for increased home ownership. He did this most recently yesterday on CNBC but has a history over the last couple of years of denying his culpability. Here we go again. Let's read (or listen to) his own words from 2005: Barney Frank June 27, 2005 - House Floor "We have, I think, an excessive degree of concern right now...
  • John Houseman for Smith-Barney

    05/11/2010 4:01:53 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 2 replies · 221+ views
    You Tube ^ | SmithBarney
    The commercial for S/B starts at the :23sec period of the commercial..
  • Christian preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin

    05/02/2010 6:29:28 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 40 replies · 1,462+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 2, 2010 | Heidi Blake
    Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships. Police officers are alleging that he made the remark in a voice loud enough to be overheard by others and have charged him with using abusive or insulting language, contrary to the Public Order Act. Christian campaigners have expressed alarm that the Public Order Act, introduced in 1986 to tackle violent rioters and football hooligans, is being used to curb religious free speech.
  • Sarah Palin Challenges Barney Frank To Weenie Roast In Honor Of Boy Scouts

    04/18/2010 4:27:08 PM PDT · by writer33 · 60 replies · 2,691+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/18/10 | Chris Davis
    Wasilla, AK—In honoring the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary, Sarah Palin has laid down the gauntlet on Congressman Barney Frank, D-MA, challenging him to a weenie roast at high noon on the White House lawn on April 25, 2009. Many agree that this is a daunting challenge for Palin, considering that there isn’t a weenie that Frank doesn’t know how to roast. The challenge will determine who would’ve been the better Boy Scout: Palin or Frank? And Palin isn’t holding back, breaking out the Hebrew National brand of Kosher Beef Hot Dogs, knowing that Barney Frank’s strength in weenies...
  • Barney Frank Calls Retirement Report 'Right-Wing Lie'

    04/10/2010 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies · 1,488+ views
    Wicked Local ^ | 4/09/10
    Barney Frank Calls Retirement Report 'Right-Wing Lie'WCVB/The Boston Channel Posted Apr 09, 2010 @ 08:42 PM Needham — Newton Rep. Barney Frank is calling a Twitter post by conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a "false story" that exemplifies what he called the "right-wing technique of spreading a lie," WCVB TV is reporting. Ingraham posted a message on her Twitter account that reads "Sources tell me Bawney Fwank (sic) won't run for re-election. Wants to work on the board of a bank and make $ before retirement." "She made no attempt to verify whether or not this is true -- which it...
  • Homebuyers scramble as mortgage rates jump

    04/07/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 48 replies · 1,511+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | April 7, 2010 | Alan Zibel and Adrian Sainz
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The era of record-low mortgage rates is over. The average rate on a 30-year loan has jumped from about 5 percent to more than 5.3 percent in just the past week. As mortgages get more expensive, more would-be homeowners are priced out of the market—a threat to the fragile recovery in the housing market. And if you wanted to refinance at a super-low rate, you may have missed your chance. Mortgages under 4 percent are still available, but only for loans that reset in five or seven years, probably to higher rates. Rates are going up because...
  • Barney Frank: Financial reform on way (Killing the wealthy takes another socialist step forward)

    04/02/2010 5:51:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 713+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/02/10 | Thomas Grillo
    Barney Frank: Financial reform on wayBill to require firms to keep stake in risky investments, derivatives By Thomas Grillo Friday, April 2, 2010 On the heels of a major overhaul of the health-care system, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank predicted that financial reform legislation would reach the president’s desk by Memorial Day with a lot less rancor. “This is not health care,” Frank (D-Newton) told business leaders at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce event yesterday. “The public is overwhelmingly on the side of reform.” A major element of the legislation will require a 5 percent “risk retention” for any securities...
  • Barney Frank Dances With His Fannie/Freddie Skeletons (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    03/28/2010 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3/23/10 | Michael Corkery
    Barney Frank Dances With His Fannie/Freddie SkeletonsBy Michael Corkery March 23, 2010, 3:02 PM ET Congress is trying to figure out how to overhaul Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but we get this feeling this might take awhile. Why? Well, first up before the House Financial Services Committee this morning was Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, who was to speak about what to do with the mortgage giants that are currently propping up the U.S. housing market. But before Geithner got to speak, the hearing was hijacked by the rambling spat of committee Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) and Scott Garrett...
  • Rep. Barney Frank: ‘I shouldn’t be a homeowner’ (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    03/10/2010 5:22:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 668+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/08/10 | Christina Wlkie
    Rep. Barney Frank: ‘I shouldn’t be a homeowner’By Christina Wlkie - 03/08/10 07:57 PM ET The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee wields a gavel with jurisdiction over the nation’s housing industry. But he’s not a homeowner. And he likes it that way. In a speech Friday to three real estate groups, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said that despite having owned condominiums before, he prefers to rent his living space. Or spaces, as it were. Frank classified himself as a double renter — he has an apartment in Washington and one in Newton, Mass. “Given my personality and my...
  • U.S. Rep. Barney Frank in Orlando to stump for Grayson

    02/23/2010 5:36:50 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 38 replies · 751+ views
    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has teamed up with U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in Congress on credit card legislation, proposed laws to blunt corporate giving in campaigns and regulating the financial derivatives that sent Wall Street spiraling. On Friday, Frank will meet with a broad range of supporters — from the arts- and gay and lesbian community as well as party and financial sector stalwarts — for a fund raiser to support Central Florida’s fiery Democrat at The Sanctuary Downtown. The $250 event is being hosted by Ted Maines and Jeff Miller, local backers of Equality Florida, a group that...
  • Westminster Dog Show Scottish Terrier Won

    02/16/2010 8:20:14 PM PST · by mojo114 · 48 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Scottish Terrier won tonight.
  • Dems urge faster 'don't ask' repeal

    02/03/2010 2:13:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies · 440+ views
    Politico ^ | February 3, 2010 | Jen Dimascio
    The sponsor of a House bill to repeal the "don’t ask don’t tell” ban on openly gay service in the military said Wednesday that the Pentagon should move faster to implement the policy change recommended by Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “I’m skeptical that the review needs to take one year,” said Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.). Mullen’s efforts won the endorsement of retired Gen. Colin Powell, who as chairman of the Joint Chiefs in 1993 helped usher in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, but the day after declaring that the need to repeal the...
  • U.S. Rep. Frank sees global moves on bank regulation (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/28/2010 2:51:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 245+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/10
    U.S. Rep. Frank sees global moves on bank regulation2 hours 48 mins ago Barney Frank, chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, said on Thursday international regulators agree they need to work together on tough new rules for global banks. Skip related content Frank said his talks with regulators and lawmakers from the European Union and other nations at this week's World Economic Forum showed a consensus that it would be dangerous to give banks the opportunity to go shopping for the easiest regulator. "There is an international consensus that we need tough regulation and we can't afford to...
  • BARNEY MAE (instead of Fannie Mae)

    01/23/2010 1:07:13 PM PST · by BraveNewCommie · 8 replies · 321+ views
    Facebook Page ^ | 1/23/2010 | FannieMae is BARNEY MAE
    Instead of "Fannie Mae," please speak of BARNEY MAE. To remind everyone that BARNEY FRANK nearly destroyed the world economy. Our mission? To STOP Barney Frank's plans for LARGER government meddling in mortgages. And to hold him responsible for his crimes. Enjoy our Photos/Videos. Become a Fan + Suggest to Friends!
  • Recruitment day (Barney Frank's district goes RED - still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/20/2010 4:33:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies · 1,266+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/20/10 | CHARLES MAHTESIAN
    Recruitment dayBy CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 1/20/10 3:00 PM EST Among other things, Scott Brown’s win appears to be shot of adrenaline to GOP recruitment efforts. Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in charge of new talent for the NRCC, told me Wednesday he was spending the day dialing for candidates, revisiting some of those who’d previously taken a pass on races. He spoke to at least five and left messages for several others. “A couple have agreed to look at it again,” McCarthy said. ”If you can carry Barney Frank’s seat as Scott Brown did, you can carry any district in the...
  • Barney Frank: Fed's Role in AIG 'Troubling' (Still no investigation of the Banking Queen)

    01/09/2010 12:40:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 395+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/08/10 | Alison Vekshin and Peter Cook
    Frank: Fed's Role in AIG 'Troubling'Fri Jan 8, 8:08 am ET By Alison Vekshin and Peter Cook (Bloomberg) -- Representative Barney Frank said the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's 2008 order to American International Group Inc. to suppress disclosures of bank payments is "troubling" and he supports hearings on the issue. Frank retains confidence in Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who led the New York Fed at the time, he said today in a Bloomberg Television interview. The U.S. House last month passed legislation that would prevent the Fed from having the power to bail out companies such as AIG,...