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EDGE 10.0: The Decade in Politics

By Steve Weinstein | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
In celebration of our tenth anniversary EDGE is proud to launch "EDGE 10.0: The Decade in," a retrospective series of features examining the past ten years of headlines, personalities, trends, arts, parties, etc... We kick off the series with politics.

Frank Predicts Gay U.S. Prez in 20 Years

By James Patterson | Sunday May 19, 2013
Outspoken gay former Congressman Barney Frank was in San Francisco this week and told a gathering of the Commonwealth Club that while he won’t consider a presidential run, he predicted the U.S. could have a gay president in 20 years.

Barney Frank Talks Future

By Justin Snow | Friday Jan 25, 2013
It is a bittersweet day for the Massachusetts Democrat. Thirty-two years earlier, he was sworn in as the representative for Massachusetts’s 4th District.

Mass. Gov. Pressed to Name Frank to Kerry Seat

By Steve LeBlanc | Thursday Jan 10, 2013
Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former Congressman Barney Frank to Sen. John Kerry’s seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.

Barney Frank Wants to be Interim Mass. Senator

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 4, 2013
Although Barney Frank has only been out of Congress for a single day, he said he told Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick that he wants to be interim senator when Sen. John Kerry leaves to become secretary of state.

Liberal Icon Barney Frank Eyes High-Profile Retirement

By Steve Peoples | Monday Dec 17, 2012
Even in retirement, Barney Frank promises to antagonize the right wing: he has already sent his agent two book proposals, one offering a recipe for future liberal success and the other a "semi-memoir" about the history of the gay rights movement.

Ultra-Right Fights GOP for Helping Mass. Gay House Candidate

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 18, 2012
Richard Tisei, an out-Republican running for Congress in Massachusetts, has come under fire by conservatives for being too liberal, especially regarding gay marriage, as well as by Democrats like retiring Mass. Rep. Barney Frank.

Rep. Barney Frank Opposes Gay GOP Congressional Hopeful

By Steve LeBlanc | Monday Sep 17, 2012
Democratic U.S. Rep. Barney Frank is arguing that the election of Republican congressional hopeful Richard Tisei would set back efforts to expand gay rights - even though both Frank and Tisei are openly gay.

Frank Facts: A History Lesson with Barney Frank

By Michael Sradley | Tuesday Jul 24, 2012
Not only was Mr. Frank kind enough to share his thoughts on LGBT youth in America, we also had a chance to talk about his landmark coming out process as a member of the House of Representatives.

Mass. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank Weds Jim Ready

By Steve Weinstein | Sunday Jul 8, 2012
Barney Frank, the outspoken congressman from Massachusetts, wed his long-time boyfriend Jim Ready in a ceremony presided over by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick