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Barney Frank: Scalia Was ‘The Leading Advocate of Fag-Burning’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) quipped that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia “was actually the leading advocate of fag-burning, not flag burning,” which caused confusion for President-Elect Donald Trump. Frank, after noting that Justice

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Barney Frank: Trump ‘Almost an Accidental President’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) argued President-Elect Donald Trump is “almost an accidental president, who’s advocating, in fact, a lot of things that go against what he said.” Frank argued Trump’s tweet about outlawing flag-burning

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Why I support Spike Lee’s #Oscarsmustfall campaign

Someone called Spike Lee is threatening to boycott this year’s Oscars for having failed to include a sufficient quota of black talent on their nominations list. This is an excellent campaign and one I shall definitely support once I’ve managed

Barney Frank: GOP Sex Scandals Make Bill Clinton Look Like a Virgin

Monday on HuffPost Live, former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) criticized former Republican Speakers Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston and Dennis Hastert for their hypocrisy in participating in former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment stemming from his sexual misconduct, when they all have sexual

EXCLUSIVE – Barney Frank Confirms: No Congressional Oversight of Clinton Cash Uranium Deal

Retired Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) tells Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that while he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Congress exercised no oversight over the activities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). The portrait of Frank that emerges from the exclusive Breitbart interview is of someone totally disinterested in exercising Congressional oversight responsibilities over any CFIUS approved transactions.

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House Financial Services Committee Chair Demands Answers from Treasury on Uranium Deal, May Hold Hearings

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) has sent a letter to Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew asking for answers on the 2010 approval by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) of a controversial deal in which the Russian government gained control of 20 percent of America’s uranium deposits.

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Dodd-Frank Hurts Latino and First-Time Home Ownership

According to the California Realtors’ home ownership affordability report, only 28 percent of Los Angeles residents can afford to buy a home in Los Angeles, due to the combination of low inventory and the fact that the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act made it much harder for immigrants and first-time buyers to qualify for a loan.

Barney Frank: ‘Right-Wing Mouthpiece’ Bill O’Reilly a ‘Bully’

This week on “HuffPost Live,” former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) attacked Fox News correspondent Bill O’Reilly as a “right-wing mouthpiece” who “distorts consistently for the right-wing.” Frank said, “He’s also a bully. I’ve had shouting matches with him. You have this problem when

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Sub-Prime Mortgage Loans are Back, Again

Despite all the pain Americans suffered from sub-prime lending, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Community Redevelopment Act (CRA) are once again pushing low-income people with little or financial cushion into dicey mortgage loans.