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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Over the last decade, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer has used her political action committee to galvanize supporters behind some of her top priorities ? collecting petition signatures to ban drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or pressing for an exit strategy in Iraq ? while steadily building a list of donors that has allowed the PAC to contribute more than $1.2 million to federal candidates. By the senator's own account, the driving force behind the successes of her PAC for a Change ?
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NEWS
July 12, 1993 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
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...
NEWS
December 21, 1992 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In July, Mark Murray began hearing rumors from friends in Democratic circles that Republican Bruce Herschensohn regularly visited the Seventh Veil nude dancing club in Hollywood. As policy director of the Sacramento-based lobbying group Californians Against Waste, Murray is an ardent environmentalist who wanted a like-minded Democrat such as Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate. So, in the weeks before Election Day, Murray watched with dismay as Boxer squandered a 22-point lead in statewide polls without attacking her conservative opponent for patronizing a Sunset Boulevard strip joint.
BOOKS
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.
MAGAZINE
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2010 | By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
One night a few years back, a California communications executive named Deborah Bowker was worried about her husband, who was sick and hospitalized. An old friend told her she shouldn't be alone, that she should come over and stay the night. The guest bedroom at the friend's house was used most often by grandchildren, and contained two tiny beds. That night, Bowker was crying herself to sleep in one of them when the door cracked open. Without a word, Carly Fiorina padded across the room and crawled into the other bed. Bowker and Fiorina have been close friends since they went to MIT together, and little changed for 20 years ?
BUSINESS
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NATIONAL
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.
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