Political Points: Focus on Frank, three Emanuels, Newt's foreign team
By Daniel Treiman · November 29, 2011
FRANK FRUSTRATION: Rep. Barney Frank said part of the reason he decided to not run for a new term was his frustration with governance in the current politically polarized climate.
BEST OF BARNEY: The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein rounds up some of Barney Frank’s best YouTube moments.
WHO WILL REPLACE FRANK?: Politico looks at the potential candidates for Frank’s seat.
CONGRESS’ LOSS: The Daily Beast’s Michelle Cottle looks at what Congress will lose when Barney Frank retires.
FRANK, FANNIE AND FREDDIE: The American Enterprise Institute’s Peter Wallison says Barney Frank was too late to recognize problems with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
THE BROTHERS EMANUEL: Health care expert Ezekiel Emanuel has a new book out about growing up with his two now-famous brothers — super agent Ari and super-politician Rahm — in which he notes that they faced anti-Semitism growing up as well as hostility from neighbors over their mother’s civil rights activism.
NEWT’S FOREIGN TEAM: Foreign Policy magazine looks at Newt Gingrich’s foreign policy advisers.
SEEING NEOCONS: Talking Points Memo spots some folks its sees as neoconservatives among Gingrich’s advisers.
WEINER 2028?: Andy Borowitz sees potential.