Barney Frank: Will Not Vote For Gang of 6 Deal

By: Tuesday July 19, 2011 3:46 pm

I spoke with Barney Frank today about the current debt ceiling debate. He said he would not vote for any bill that raised the debt ceiling which included cuts to Social Security or Medicare benefits, including a chained CPI, which is included in the Gang of 6 deal.

Glenn Greenwald and Eliot Spitzer on the Gaza Flotilla

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 7:39 am

You don’t often get a piece of cable TV this good, so it’s worth transcribing and posting in its entirety. Yesterday, two Netanyahu propagandists appeared on MSNBC prior to Glenn Greenwald, painting a picture of the flotilla raid that was so grossly distorted it was unrecognizable as the incident that is being rightfully condemned around [...]

FDL Statement on Health Care Reform

By: Wednesday January 20, 2010 1:42 am

Ezra Klein says that “a Democratic Party that would abandon their central initiative this quickly isn’t a Democratic Party that deserves to hold power.” I would add that if they don’t stand up to the lobbyists they’ve kowtowed to from the start, “holding power” won’t be anything they have to worry about.

Lieberman Whines About Photos, Barney Frank Wants Hearings

By: Wednesday June 10, 2009 9:10 am

Joe Lieberman on NPR, on his demand to hold the Senate hostage until the release of the detainee abuse photos is blocked:

If this amendment is dropped, senator Graham and I will not go quietly into that good night.
Of course you won’t, Joe.  You’ll be the giant narcissistic pain-in-the-ass showboating demagogue you’ve always been, which your colleagues who helped to empower you so richly deserve.