Barney Frank

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US president Donald Trump. “You got worked over by the Republican leadership and the business community, who set you up to do their bidding.” Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Dear Donald, We’ve known each other a long time, so I think I can be blunt. You know how you said at campaign rallies that you did not like being iden(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hugs supporters after her introduction at a ‘town hall meeting’ at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Hillary Clinton’s campaign workers at the Orpheum Theatre busily sign up supporters to commit their vote to the Democrat in the first nominating conte(...)

No surprise: the first move of the new Republican Senate is an attempt to push Barack Obama into approving pipeline. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

It should come as no surprise that the very first move of the new Republican Senate is an attempt to push US president Barack Obama into approving (...)

Barney Frank: former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee ensured mark-to-market practice ended. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

The economic crisis sparked by the subprime mortgage market in the US was the fault of an accounting rule, guests heard a US economist argue over dinn(...)

Bono criticised the US oil lobby for killing a bill that would have forced greater transparency: “You can’t give alms to the poor on one level and have your hands on their throat on the other.” Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

It was an impression of which any great impersonator would be proud. Bono nailed Bill Clinton’s southern drawl when he took advantage of a delay at(...)

Morning commuters walk on Wall Street in New York’s financial district

I f the size of Wall Street bonuses is a gauge of how much has changed since the banking crisis five years ago, then the financial sector has learned (...)