Barney Frank retires

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Barney Frank: Looking Forward to No Responsibility

After lifetime in politics, Frank happily retiring

(Newser) - After a lifetime in politics, Barney Frank is looking forward to retirement in a matter of days, as he explains in a farewell interview with Politico . “After 45 years, I’m tired,” he says. With his contentious and storied career on Capitol Hill headed for history, what's... More »

Joseph Kennedy III Running for Barney Frank's Seat

Bobby Kennedy's prosecutor grandson aims for Congress

(Newser) - There could be another Kennedy in DC soon. Joseph P. Kennedy III, Bobby Kennedy's grandson, has announced he's running for the Massachusetts congressional seat currently held by retiring Rep. Barney Frank . "I believe this country was founded on a simple idea: that every person deserves to be... More »

Check Out Barney's Best Videos on YouTube

From ribbing Newt Gingrich to battling Bill O'Reilly

(Newser) - With Barney Frank retiring from Congress , "It’s about to get a little dumber, and a lot duller" on Capitol Hill, Ezra Klein writes in the Washington Post . Need any proof of Frank's chutzpah? YouTube is rife with videos that display his sharp wit and natural toughness. Whether... More »

Barney Frank to Retire

Says he didn't want to go through tough reelection campaign

(Newser) - Barney Frank has decided not to run for reelection next year, he announced today at a typically feisty press conference in Newton, Mass. “It would have been a rough campaign,” he said, according to the Boston Globe . “I don’t like raising money.” Frank has $760,... More »

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