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When Barbara Boxer was running for the U.S. Senate from California last year, her No. 1 sure-fire gag line came when she stretched to the full measure of her 4-foot-11 frame and declared mischievously: "When I get to the Senate, I'm going to look Jesse Helms in the eye and tell him . . . " Women's groups loved it, their laughter drowning out just what it was Boxer planned to tell Helms, the lanky, drawling conservative from North Carolina who...
December 19, 1993 | Robert Scheer, Robert Scheer is a contributing editor to the Times
Are women a class with broad common interests? Do a welfare mother in Watts and a female executive in Beverly Hills share a common oppression that can be addressed by the women's movement? The unexamined assumption of both of these books is that they do. On the level of civil rights, both books are obviously correct: It is not difficult to postulate a common stake in equal protection of the law and freedom of opportunity.
May 8, 2011 | By Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
At one of the many gatherings that marked the recent state Democratic convention, the party's future could be glimpsed. As Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke to a group of activists, his eyes briefly darted to a commotion at the back of the room. Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris was trying to leave after her own speech but had been mobbed by admirers begging for autographs and pictures. Moments later, Newsom was surrounded by his own crush as he tried to exit. Democrats have swept the statewide offices in recent elections, but their success has masked a looming problem: The party's top officeholders — Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Sens.
November 19, 1995 | Nina J. Easton
It is midweek in mid-October and the Republican-controlled Congress has just launched its latest, and for them most dangerous, assault on the liberal welfare state, this time targeting Medicare and Medicaid. Barbara Boxer smears a glob of cream cheese on a bagel, picks up her freshly brewed cup of coffee and settles into one end of a couch in her warm-hued office. A dozen reporters gather around, but their questions must wait.
February 24, 2002
Sen. Barbara Boxer should be awarded the coveted Poster Girl award for financial acumen in the complex arena of pension planning ["Sponsors Fight 401(k) Plan Limits," Feb. 18]. Isn't this the same Barbara Boxer who avoided culpability and accountability in the famous House [check-kiting] scandal by claiming she didn't (or couldn't) balance her own checkbook? Ralph McCall Costa Mesa
December 3, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Despite a flood of efforts by outside groups hoping to defeat Barbara Boxer, the three-term Democratic senator significantly outraised her challenger Carly Fiorina and ultimately outspent Fiorina and her allies on the airwaves. In final campaign reports filed with the Federal Election Commission a month after Boxer's victory, the senator reported raising just over $28 million and spending almost all of it over the course of the campaign. Fiorina raised $22.6 million and spent more than $22 million, including a $1-million personal loan to the campaign that was repaid.
January 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will lead the Senate Ethics Committee during Sen. Tim Johnson's recovery from brain surgery. Johnson (D-S.D.) has been hospitalized in critical condition since Dec. 13, when he suffered a brain hemorrhage. His doctor said his recovery was expected to take several months.
June 18, 1993 | Reuters
Anthony Rodham, brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Nicole Boxer, daughter of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), are engaged, the senator's office said Thursday. They plan to be married next spring but no details were announced. Nicole Boxer, 25, is a writer and film producer in Washington.
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