A mellow and feisty Barney Frank visits the Hill

Barney Frank says he does not miss Congress.

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$300m later, IT system in disarray

Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems.

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JFK: 50 Years Later

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A five-part series examining the profound impact of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

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Gay marriage in the US

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