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Barney Frank's Live-In Hooker Sex Scandal Remembered in Wake of His Departure

By JJ Duncan on
The strange tale of Barney Frank and his live-in hooker sex scandal is being recalled by many today in the wake of the House Democrat's announcement Monday that he wouldn't be seeking reelection in 2012.While Frank is mostly being written about for his legislative abilities and sharp mind (and wit) he has at least one peculiar story in his background. In 1990, Frank almost lost his seat in the House of Representatives when his bizarre relationship with male prostitute Steve Gobie came to...Read Full Story

Barney Frank -- Talks new compensation laws

By Jake on
Barney Frank says that the structure of executive compensation needs to be changed.He believes that currently executives are encouraged to take too much short-term risk.From an article at the Wall Street Journal: House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank (D., Mass.) said Thursday the U.S. government shouldn't restrict corporate pay, but he backs new laws to fix problems with compensation structures that may even go beyond the Obama administration's proposals. "We are not talking here...Read Full Story

Barney Frank, Anderson Cooper Top Gay Power List

By JJ Duncan on
Barney Frank and Anderson Cooper both made Out.com's top 5 most influential homosexuals in America. (Getty Images)Congressman Barney Frank (D-IA) took number 1, and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper was placed third in a list or the most influential gay men and women in America.Out.com published its third annual Power 50 , and slotted Frank, the most visible openly gay politician in America in its top slot. Out.com's writers concede that Cooper has been mum about his sexuality (meaning no one is...Read Full Story

Gay Representative Barney Frank Calls Justice Scalia a 'Homophobe'

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images)In a Monday interview with 365gay.com (video below), Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank (who is openly gay) let it be known exactly what he thinks of Justice Antonin Scalia. Defense of Marriage Act The bill was passed by Congress by a vote of 85-14 in the Senate and a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. It has two effects.1. No state (or other political subspanision within the United...Read Full Story