Rep. Barney Frank (D) of Massachusetts speaks at a news conference announcing that he would not seek a 17th term in Congress next year, in Newton, Mass. on November 28. Adam Hunger/Reuters
In this Dec. 22, 2010 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank applauds at the Interior Department in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP/File
In this Dec. 16, 2010 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank reads a newspaper on Capitol Hill in Washington. Harry Hamburg/AP/File
From left, Taunton Mayor Charles Crowley, former President Bill Clinton, and Rep. Barney Frank acknowledge the crowd during a campaign rally on Sept. 26, 2010, in Taunton, Mass. Stew Milne/AP
In this June 17, 2009 file photo, President Obama is congratulated by Franklin E. Kameny (r.) after delivering brief remarks and signing a Presidential Memorandum regarding federal benefits and non-discrimination during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Applauding from left are, Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Barney Frank, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, (I) of Connecticut. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP/File
Rep. Barney Frank was the guest at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast for reporters on April 24, 2008 in Washington, D.C. Andy Nelson/ The Christian Science Monitor
In this image from video, Rep. Barney Frank speaks during debate on the Terri Schiavo case on March 20, 2005, in the House Chambers in Washington. US House of Representatives Television/AP/File
In this September 1989 file photo, Rep. Barney Frank (c.) speaks with reporters at a Washington, D.C. hotel. Charles Tasnadi/AP/File
On Monday Russia's ambassador the U.N. said ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych requested Russian troops in the Crimea region. Yanukovych had previously stated he would not ask for Russian forces.
Edith M. Lederer and Peter James Spielmann, Associated Press /
March 3, 2014
Ukraine's fugitive president requested Russian soldiers in the strategic Crimea region "to establish legitimacy, peace, law and order," Russia's U.N. ambassador said Monday, contradicting the president's own comments last week, while Ukraine's ambassador said 16,000 troops are now deployed there.