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March 8, 2012 Partisan fighting took a rare backseat as the GOP-led House passed financial legislation that both President Obama and congressional Republicans agreed on. But despite the agreement, the partisan sniping was never far away.
Joseph P. Kennedy III.
January 5, 2012 Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is exploring a race for Congress.
November 29, 2011 Rep. Barney Frank, the long-time liberal voice (and a fast-talking and brusque one at that) who has announced he won't be running for re-election, discussed with NPR's Guy Raz, co-host of All Things Considered, the items of unfinished business he plans attend to during his remaining year in Congress.
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November 29, 2011 So while Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Steve Israel of New York, are duty-bound to keep talking up the possibilities of their party regaining control (it's difficult to recruit candidates and attract campaign contributions otherwise) everyone else is free to state the obvious — it's likely not going to happen.
November 28, 2011 Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank says he decided not to seek re-election to a 17th term in 2012 because congressional redistricting would have given him a slew of new constituents and a difficult, expensive campaign."I think I would have won," Frank, 71, said during a Monday press conference in Massachusetts announcing his retirement. "But it would have been a tough campaign."
November 28, 2011 Rep. Barney Frank, the veteran House Democrat who announced Monday that he won't be running for re-election, is known for not only not suffering those he considers fools but smiting them some of the sharpest rhetoric you're likely to hear from a politician.That being so, as he retires from Congress, he'll be leaving behind many good video moments.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
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November 28, 2011 The Massachusetts Democrat is in his 16th term. Back in February, he said he would be running again. Now, he says the new boundaries of his district would have required he spend too much time campaigning and not enough on key issues.
August 10, 2011 Our inbox filled up after Steve Inskeep interrupted the Democratic Representative from Massachusetts, prompting Frank to say, "I wish you wouldn't ask me complicated questions with five seconds to go."
February 18, 2011 Rep. Barney Frank seemed ready to upset the House's march toward completing work on a spending bill that will make deep cuts in the federal budget.
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