. . . And Frank's

The House of Representatives was also grappling with vexing ethics charges against one of its members. After a 10-month investigation, the 12-member ethics committee unanimously recommended that Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank be given a "reprimand" by the full House for his help to a male prostitute, Steve Gobie. The committee had been deadlocked for weeks, as Democrats argued for issuing only a mild letter of "reproval" to Frank while Republicans demanded a more severe punishment. The committee asked the House to scold Frank for fixing parking tickets that Gobie had picked up while driving the Congressman's car, and for using his...

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