Barney Frank

Newseum announces plans for gay rights exhibit

Former Rep. <b>Barney Frank</b>’s coming out in 1987 is among topics to be addressed in the Newseum’s upcoming gay rights exhibit. (Washington Blade photo by …

LGBTQI

Architect of Sweeping Post-Crisis Bank Regulation Warms Toward Smaller Banks

Barney Frank now supports releasing smaller lenders from the Volcker rule after retiring from Congress in 2013<p>A decade after the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal has checked in on dozens of the bankers, government officials, chief executives, hedge-fund managers and others who left a mark …

Great Depression

Architect of Sweeping Post-Crisis Bank Regulation Warms Toward Smaller Banks

A decade after the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal has checked in on dozens of the bankers, government officials, chief executives, hedge-fund managers and others who left a mark on that period to find out what they are doing now. Today, we spotlight U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former …

Wall Street

Is Barney Frank really a reliable source on rolling back Dodd-Frank bank reform? He works for a bank | Salon.com

The Dodd-Frank rollback also relaxes banks’ reporting requirements on borrowers, and adds exemptions for banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the Volcker Rule, a Dodd-Frank provision that bars banks from investing deposits in risky private equity and hedge funds.<p>The Senate version of the …

Doug Jones

When Barney Frank Said It Was OK for Democrats to Deregulate Banks, He Was Getting Paid by a Bank

Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law bipartisan legislation loosening some of the key provisions of the post-financial banking rules known as …

Finance

A lot of people heard what Barney Frank said about the new banking law. Few knew he works for a bank.

As Senate Democrats successfully pushed into law a plan that rolls back post-financial-crisis banking rules, Barney Frank was a go-to figure.<p>Frank, a former House Democrat from Massachusetts and author the 2010 “Dodd-Frank” banking rules that the new law scales back, said the plan left his rules …

Business

Bill does not weaken regulations for largest banks: Barney Frank

Former Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Richard Hunt, Consumer Bankers Association, discuss Dodd-Frank reforms Congress is voting on today that …

Democrats

Dodd-Frank overhaul doesn't weaken rules put in place to prevent financial crisis: Barney Frank

There is "nothing" in the legislation to overhaul Dodd-Frank that diminishes the regulations intended to curb risk-taking by large banks, Democratic …

Bernie Sanders

Co-author of Dodd-Frank says bill's foundation will survive

President Donald Trump vowed to do a "big number on" the banking law enacted after the financial crisis a decade ago, but the law's co-author and namesake says he's confident that the essence of Dodd-Frank will survive Republican efforts to dismantle it.<p>"It's much better than where I thought we …

Business

Trump skips correspondents' dinner, but cartoon Trump takes his place

While President Trump was at a rally in Michigan, the White House Correspondents' Dinner replaced his presence with a cartoon.

Donald Trump

Barney Frank Looks Back On Boston's Mood The Day Of The MLK Assassination

Support the news<p>After Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, riots broke out in major cities across the nation.<p>Boston was one of the few cities that …

Democrats

If Democrats seize House, Massachusetts is poised to recapture some former glory

WASHINGTON — The once mighty Massachusetts delegation — locked out of power and languishing in the minority in Congress — may be poised to seize back …

Edward M. Kennedy

Today's Birthdays, March 31: Al Gore

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, is 74.<p>Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 63.<p>Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is 78.<p>Actor Brian Tyree Henry (TV: …

Al Gore

It's time to modify Dodd-Frank, the financial regulation bill| Opinion

This spring marks the 10th anniversary of what became known as the Great Recession, America’s slide into the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing …

Chris Coons

Pakistan's First Ever Transgender Anchor Makes Historic TV Debut

Marcia Malik tells BBC she was “able to climb on the first stair to achieving” her dreams<p>A model and journalism school graduate is making history as …

LGBTQI

Opinion: The principle behind anti-Trump pragmatism

WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Barney Frank and the writer William F. Buckley Jr. could hardly have been more at odds in their political views.<p>The …

Political Science

Justin Raimondo on the "Libertarian Remnant" | Jeff Deist

Unable to attend AERC 2018 in person? Thanks to our generous sponsors, you can watch live broadcasts of the named lectures at Mises.org/live. All …

Economics

1 Big Banking Reform That Could Be Coming Soon

The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill to relax certain banking regulations, and the biggest change is that the definition of a Systemically Important Financial Institution, or SIFI, would change dramatically. In this clip, Michael Douglass and Matt Frankel break down what a SIFI is and what the …

Bank of America

Claire McCaskill slams 'special interest' and 'banking lobbyists' before touting endorsement from special interest and banking lobbyists

Staring into an electoral abyss, Sen. Claire McCaskill snapped last week and joined Republicans to significantly dismantle Obama-era fiscal …

Claire McCaskill

The Senate's Banking Reform Bill: Here's What Investors Need to Know

The Senate just passed a bill that would loosen regulations on all but the largest U.S. banks. In this episode of <i>Industry Focus: Financials</i>, host Michael Douglass and banking specialist Matt Frankel discuss what's in the bill and which banks could be the winners and losers.<p>A full transcript follows …

Finance

Heidi Heitkamp - Is the Senate banking bill a big win for Wall Street? Yes and no

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Is the Senate banking bill a big win for Wall Street? Yes and no<br>The Senate just passed what may become the first …

Fact Checking

Senate to Vote on Continuing US Support for Saudi's War on Yemen | Tho Bishop

Unable to attend AERC 2018 in person? Thanks to our generous sponsors, you can watch live broadcasts of the named lectures at Mises.org/live. All …

Kim Jong-un

Vox Gets it Wrong: the Left is Abandoning Free Speech | Tho Bishop

The Federal Reserve continues to slowly increase the federal funds rate from 1.5 to 1.75 percent today, the first such decision of the Jerome Powell …

Kim Jong-un

Trump Pushes Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Can We Start with the CIA? | Tho Bishop

The Federal Reserve continues to slowly increase the federal funds rate from 1.5 to 1.75 percent today, the first such decision of the Jerome Powell …

Kim Jong-un

For Trump's Opponents, Electability Is the Key Principle

Former Rep. Barney Frank and the writer William F. Buckley Jr. could hardly have been more at odds in their political views.<p>The Massachusetts …

Liberal View

The principle behind anti-Trump pragmatism

Former Rep. Barney Frank and the writer William F. Buckley Jr. could hardly have been more at odds in their political views.<p>The Massachusetts …

Republicans

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem | Ron Paul

The Federal Reserve continues to slowly increase the federal funds rate from 1.5 to 1.75 percent today, the first such decision of the Jerome Powell …

Economics

10 years after the financial meltdown, the politics of selfishness persists

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the financial meltdown. However, a critical turning point took place on a single night at the Capitol when …

Real Estate

Bill to rewrite Dodd-Frank post-crisis banking rules is 'mostly' reasonable: Barney Frank

Former congressman Barney Frank calls the Senate bill that reduces Dodd-Frank regulations on smaller banks "mostly" reasonable.<p>"I like a lot of that …

Finance

The Senate Just Passed a Bill to Ease Bank Regulations -- Here’s What You Need to Know

The cost of doing business could decline for many U.S. banks.<p>The Senate just passed a bill that would represent the first major reforms to the U.S. …

Investing