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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.
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.
March 24, 2010 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Legislature's standing among the public has sunk to record depths -- with an approval rating now in single digits -- as billionaire Republican Meg Whitman has taken the lead in the race for governor, according to a new poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California. The statewide survey, conducted March 9-16, found that just 9% of likely voters approve of the job the Legislature is doing. Its findings on the governor's race, similar to those of a Field Poll released earlier in the week, are that Whitman, who has spent tens of millions of dollars saturating the airwaves with campaign ads, now has the support of 61% of likely GOP primary voters.
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
November 4, 2004
* *--* Statewide 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Barbara Boxer* (D) 5,599,305 58 Bill Jones (R) 3,642,425 38 Marsha J. Feinland (PF) 190,429 2 James Gray (L) 171,925 2 Don Grundmann (AI) 64,844 1 *--* *--* Los Angeles County 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Barbara Boxer* (D) 1,704,641 67 Bill Jones (R) 734,192 29 Marsha J.
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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