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  • Former Jewish lawmakers urge backing for Iran nuclear deal

    August 31, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    Jane Harman, a former Jewish lawmaker who once was the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was among 75 ex-Congress members who signed a letter urging their sitting colleagues to support the Iran nuclear deal.

    “We know of no viable alternatives to the Joint...

  • 11 Jewish ex-congressmen back Iran deal; 190 former generals oppose

    August 27, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Eleven Democratic Jewish former congressmen signed a letter supporting the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, while 190 former generals signed a letter opposing the agreement.

    The letter backing the deal, released Thursday, touted the signers’ pro-Israel bona fides, and...

  • A ‘Frank’ assessment

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 11, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    Now and then, a politician comes along who is both cantankerous and somehow lovable, highly principled and yet open to argument, possessed of both a sense of honor and a sense of humor. The late New York Mayor Ed Koch was one example, and Arizona Sen. John McCain is another. And so...

  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    December 16, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the financial reform that Frank helped...

  • Let’s not lose our political voice

    By Sam Yebri

    November 8, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Something in our DNA inspired Jews to be a voice for social justice and public service in America. Jews have served at all levels of civic leadership since the founding of this country. Whether motivated to advance perceived Jewish interests or to champion social justice issues, a...

  • Pro-Sherman mailer labeled 'despicable' may have ties to former Sherman staffer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    A pro-Brad Sherman mailer sent out in October to Republican voters in the San Fernando Valley’s new 30th Congressional district features a shadowy and ominous-looking image of Rep. Howard Berman, Sherman’s Democratic opponent for Congress, shown alongside Rep. Maxine Waters...

  • Three Senators—2 GOP, one Independent – go for Berman

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Joe Lieberman announced on Monday that they were going to support Rep. Howard Berman in his race against fellow Democrat, Rep. Brad Sherman, the press couldn’t stop talking about “unusual,” “rare,” and “surprising” it was to see Republicans...

  • Rep. Barney Frank: Brad Sherman “not a very good legislator”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    August 7, 2012 | 5:30 pm


    That’s how Rep. Barney Frank (D – Mass.) described the role played in Congress by Rep. Brad Sherman (D – Sherman Oaks) on a conference call with reporters on Aug. 7, organized by Rep. Howard Berman’s (D – Van Nuys) reelection campaign.

    Frank described...

  • In Jewish election season, old themes and new concerns about Iran

    May 8, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    Simmering beneath the presidential season’s familiar refrains of support for Israel is a passionate partisan argument over how best to confront Iran and deal with the new Middle East.

    The Jewish election debate season was launched informally on May 4 at the annual American Jewish...

  • Barney Frank to wed same-sex partner in Mass.

    January 26, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Barney Frank, a 16-term U.S. congressman from Massachusetts, plans to marry his partner, his office said on Thursday.

    Frank, 71, who announced his decision to retirement from the House of Representatives late last year, will marry partner Jim Ready in a ceremony in Massachusetts,...

  • Barney Frank leaves as he served: With a sharp wit

    November 29, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Barney Frank’s talk of retirement was anything but retiring.

    The veteran Jewish congressman’s announcement on Monday that he would not seek re-election was replete with the same caliber of verbal bombs—lobbed and received—that characterized much of his career.

    Frank, a...

  • Rep. Barney Frank, author of Wall Street reform, to retire

    November 28, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    U.S. Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat who helped to craft the landmark overhaul of financial regulations that bears his name, will not seek re-election in 2012, his office said on Monday.

    Frank, 71, one of the most outspoken liberals in Congress, will hold a 1 p.m. EST news...

  • Rep. Barney Frank will run for 17th term

    February 3, 2011 | 10:27 am

    U.S. Rep. Barney Frank pledged to run in 2012 for his 17th term.

    “While I would have preferred to put off a discussion about the next election until a later date, I have been asked on a number of occasions about my plans,” Frank (D-Mass.), one of the most senior Jewish members of...