Watch Nancy Pelosi Mom-Dance at Barney Frank's Wedding Reception

If you ever wished that you could watch California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi cutting a rug to ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man," then today is your lucky day. » 7/10/12 4:20pm 7/10/12 4:20pm

Congressman Barney Frank is Engaged

Barney Frank, the most prominent gay politician in the US, has confirmed that he'll be marrying his longtime partner after he retires from public service at the end of his current term. Since marriage has a one-in, one-out policy, this of course means that a straight couple in Massachusetts must now divorce. » 1/26/12 1:20pm 1/26/12 1:20pm

Museum Hosts Dick Marathon

Moby Dick, that is. This weekend, the whaling museum in New Bedford, MA hosted hosted a 25 hour tag team reading of Melville's classic. Congressman Barney Frank was among the readers, and several gluttons-for-punishment former English majors among the listeners. » 1/09/11 4:30pm 1/09/11 4:30pm

Crazy Town Hall Lady Wants To Win Barney Frank's Seat, Colonize Mars

Remember the young woman who demanded Representative Barney Frank explain his support for a "Nazi policy" (that would be health care reform) at a town hall meeting last year? Undaunted by Frank's verbal smackdown, she's now running against him. » 9/07/10 1:15pm 9/07/10 1:15pm

Call Me...Tired.

The 13th annual Moby-Dick Marathon took place in New Bedford in January. 170 people, including Melville's great-great-grandson and Barney Frank, read the 800-page novel aloud for 24 hours straight. This FT reporter hated it. [FT] » 4/07/09 3:40pm 4/07/09 3:40pm

Sarah Palin's Wardrobe, The Universe Completely Crazy

The end of the week is a time to sit and digest the insanity that the week has spawned. More news on Sarah Palin's style? Check. Canadian Parliamentary crisis? Check. A Supreme Court case on Barack Obama's birth certificate? Yup, got that, too. Between all of that, plus calls for Robert Mugabe to resign, Tim Geithner… » 12/05/08 10:00am 12/05/08 10:00am

Obama Wins: The Not-So-Crappy Morning After

It's like I can't stop typing it, but last night the United States of America elected an African-American man the 44th President of the United States. Many parts of America erupted in cheers, while the bitterness that characterized the losing campaign (and its supporters) continued to appear as small, oozing,… » 11/05/08 10:00am 11/05/08 10:00am

It's Election Day, So Go Vote Already

Election Day marks the end of this interminable campaign, though not the issues that drive it or, one hopes, the electorate's interest in politics. To help me mark the time, former Jezebel Moe Tkacik » 11/04/08 10:00am 11/04/08 10:00am takes a break from running up and down the East Coast and hobnobbing with the intellectual elites and a Congressman or…

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