Michele Bachmann to Barney Frank: ‘Welcome to Minnesota’

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A still from Michele Bachmann’s new video. (Photo: YouTube)

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is heading to Minnesota tomorrow to appear at a fundraiser for his fellow Democrat, Jim Graves, who is running against congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Ms. Bachmann’s campaign marked the occasion by releasing a video yesterday entitled “Barney Frank is Coming to Town.”

“Roll out the red carpet, shine up your shoes, but hide your wallets,” a narrator says in the clip as a jazzy soundtrack plays. “Jim Graves needs a little more campaign cash, so he’s doing what any good Wall Street banker, auto executive and corporate welfare fan would do: Ask Barney Frank to bring in the bucks.” Continue reading “Michele Bachmann to Barney Frank: ‘Welcome to Minnesota’”

Barney Frank Blasts ‘Crazy Tea Party Republicans,’ With ‘Cockamamie Ideas’ And ‘Crazy Fat Cat Friends’

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Barney Frank

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank may be retiring at the end of this term, but he still has plenty of fight left in him. Today, Mr. Frank sent out a fiery fundraising email slamming Tea Partiers on behalf of his colleague from Western New York, Louise Slaughter.

“These crazy tea party Republicans make logic disappear faster than Houdini. The worst part is that their crazy fat cat friends are literally throwing money at them to help them win so they can enact their cockamamie ideas,” Mr. Frank wrote. Continue reading “Barney Frank Blasts ‘Crazy Tea Party Republicans,’ With ‘Cockamamie Ideas’ And ‘Crazy Fat Cat Friends’”

Barney Frank To Raise For Chelsea Council Candidate

barney frank getty Barney Frank To Raise For Chelsea Council CandidateCorey Johnson, a candidate for the west side city council seat now belonging to the term-limited Christine Quinn, is getting some high-powered help in his bid for office.

Two openly gay members of the House of Representatives–Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Jared Polis of Colorado–are hosting a fundraiser for Mr. Johnson–at a townhouse tonight in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C.

Tickets go for $50-$150, but because the soiree is in Washington D.C, it is unlikely that very many of the people there will be city residents, and those any contributions will not be able counted in the city’s generous campaign finance matching program. Continue reading “Barney Frank To Raise For Chelsea Council Candidate”

Roundup: Carl Kruger's Day In Court; Robots Want Hillary to Run Again

State Senator Carl Kruger will appear in Manhattan Federal Court tomorrow to discuss making a plea in the bribery case against him.

Someone is making mysterious robocalls in support of an effort to draft Hillary Clinton to enter the presidential race.

Councilwoman Tish James knew the woman who was burned alive in Brooklyn this weekend and has set up a fund to help her family afford a funeral.  Continue reading “Roundup: Carl Kruger's Day In Court; Robots Want Hillary to Run Again”

Barney Frank Explains Why He Was No Anthony Weiner

anthonyweiner media Barney Frank Explains Why He Was No Anthony WeinerOutgoing and outspoken Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank appeared on the SiriusXM OutQ radio network and explained why he was able to withstand his own major scandal but New York’s own Anthony Weiner was not.

In case you need a refresher, in 1989 it was discovered that Mr. Frank was having a relationship with a male prostitute, who it turned out, was using Mr. Frank’s home for his liaisons.   Continue reading “Barney Frank Explains Why He Was No Anthony Weiner”

Barney Frank Bids Farewell, Wishes Newt Gingrich Luck

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Barney Frank (Getty)

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank went out with a bang. In a nearly hourlong press conference this afternoon, Congressman Frank explained his decision not to seek re-election and why he hopes Newt Gingrich will win the Republican nomination.  Continue reading “Barney Frank Bids Farewell, Wishes Newt Gingrich Luck”