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June 7, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Rep. Dan Boren will not seek reelection from his conservative Oklahoma district, a move considered to be a serious blow to efforts by his fellow Democrats to retake control of the House of Representatives in 2012. The retirement was first reported by the Oklahoman newspaper and quickly confirmed by other media outlets. Boren, who will be 38 years old this summer, is scheduled to formally announce his decision at a news conference on Tuesday in his hometown of Muskogee. Boren becomes the first member of the House in this election cycle to announce he will retire rather than seek another office.
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June 7, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Rep. Dan Boren will not seek reelection from his conservative Oklahoma district, a move considered to be a serious blow to efforts by his fellow Democrats to retake control of the House of Representatives in 2012. The retirement was first reported by the Oklahoman newspaper and quickly confirmed by other media outlets. Boren, who will be 38 years old this summer, is scheduled to formally announce his decision at a news conference on Tuesday in his hometown of Muskogee. Boren becomes the first member of the House in this election cycle to announce he will retire rather than seek another office.
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NATIONAL
June 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic Rep. Dan Boren said Barack Obama was "the most liberal senator" in Congress and he would not endorse him for the White House. But he will vote for Obama at the Democratic National Convention in August and will vote Democratic on Nov. 4, Boren said. Boren, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, is seeking a third term in a conservative rural district.
NEWS
June 7, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Brad Carson said Tuesday he will run as a Democrat in the congressional district he once held in Oklahoma, a seat being vacated by Rep. Dan Boren. Boren, the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation, will give up the seat in 2012. His retirement puts the conservative eastern Oklahoma district into play as Democrats and Republicans jockey for control of Congress. Carson, an enrolled tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, held the seat from 2001 to 2005.
OPINION
August 1, 1993 | Bruce McCall, Bruce McCall is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker
In a dramatic speech on the U.S. Senate floor (all chairs were occupied, according to well-placed sources), Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.), until today a bitter opponent, offered a drastically reduced set of conditions for his "yes" vote on President Bill Clinton's forthcoming deficit-reduction plan, now in conference committee. Gone are the senator's formerly "non-negotiable" quid pro quo demands for season Redskin tickets and free re-stringing of his tennis rackets.
NEWS
January 13, 1987 | Associated Press
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee clamped new security restrictions on senators and staff members Monday to prevent further leaks of sensitive information from the panel's files. The action, by Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.), the committee's new chairman, is intended to prevent the release of committee documents to the news media and others. Boren and Sen. William S. Cohen (R-Me.
NEWS
October 11, 1985
A 36-year-old Los Angeles man dubbed the "Flat-Tire Rapist" was sentenced today to 113 years and seven life terms in state prison for assaults on 11 local women in 1984. Paul Seward, who was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger W. Boren, had been charged with kidnaping, robbing and attacking the women after letting the air out of their car tires and then waiting around to offer help.
NEWS
October 26, 1985 | United Press International
Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.), citing "increasing danger" to the political process, said Friday that he will press for legal maximums on the amounts of money congressional candidates may accept from political action committees. Boren said he will offer legislation to limit each House candidate to $100,000 in campaign contributions from the PACs, and Senate candidates to between $175,000 and $750,000, depending on the size of their states.
NEWS
June 7, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Brad Carson said Tuesday he will run as a Democrat in the congressional district he once held in Oklahoma, a seat being vacated by Rep. Dan Boren. Boren, the only Democrat in the state’s congressional delegation, will give up the seat in 2012. His retirement puts the conservative eastern Oklahoma district into play as Democrats and Republicans jockey for control of Congress. Carson, an enrolled tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, held the seat from 2001 to 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1986 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Overruling defense objections that the prosecution is "grandstanding" and turning the "Twilight Zone" manslaughter trial into a "theatrical production," a judge agreed Wednesday to transport jurors to a Beverly Hills theater next week to view footage of the 1982 film scene that came before the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two child actors. "We have a film of the actual incident involving the death of the victims in the case.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic Rep. Dan Boren said Barack Obama was "the most liberal senator" in Congress and he would not endorse him for the White House. But he will vote for Obama at the Democratic National Convention in August and will vote Democratic on Nov. 4, Boren said. Boren, the lone Democrat in Oklahoma's congressional delegation, is seeking a third term in a conservative rural district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2004 | David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
A former top executive of the Manhattan Bagel chain was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty in three separate criminal fraud cases, including one in which he swindled his in-laws out of their life savings. Allan Boren, 39, squandered most of the millions of dollars he stole on a lavish lifestyle that included high-roller gambling trips to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, the Bahamas and Europe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2000
Oak Park resident Lynn Miller Boren died Monday at a local hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62. Boren was born Nov. 22, 1937, in American Fork, Utah. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Utah State University. Boren took several graduate courses in education at George Washington University before joining the Army as a teacher in El Paso, Texas. In the mid-1960s, Boren moved to California to teach at the Mariann Frostig Center of Educational Therapy in Pasadena.
NEWS
May 5, 1994 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Democratic senators Wednesday announced their support for a Republican health care reform plan that seeks to achieve universal coverage by forcing all individuals to buy insurance while freeing employers from that responsibility. Sens. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska and David L. Boren of Oklahoma said they are backing the GOP bill--whose sponsors include Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.)--in hopes of breaking what they see as partisan gridlock-in-the-making over health care reform.
NEWS
April 28, 1994 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.) announced Wednesday that he will resign his seat at the end of this session of Congress, raising Republican hopes of ending Democratic control of the Senate and checking President Clinton's ambitious domestic programs. Boren, 53, who once had presidential ambitions, announced in Norman, Okla., that he will resign in November from the seat he has held for 16 years to become president of the University of Oklahoma.
NEWS
April 27, 1994 | Associated Press
Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.), who has battled for campaign reform and in defense of his state's energy industry, will resign from the Senate to head the University of Oklahoma, acquaintances said Tuesday. The former Rhodes scholar reportedly will make the announcement today, when the university's Board of Regents meets to name the school's new leader.
NEWS
August 13, 1986 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
The Senate on Tuesday moved to check the growing power of special interest groups over federal elections as it endorsed a Democratic plan to cut the size and scope of contributions that candidates can accept from political action committees. The 69-30 vote for the proposal of Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.
NEWS
December 4, 1985 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
The Senate Tuesday backed away from a showdown vote over a proposal opposed by the GOP leadership that would reform campaign financing by limiting the influence of political action committees. Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) used the power of his position to remove the measure from the Senate agenda after failing to muster enough votes to table it.
NEWS
November 16, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An American oilman who spent 205 days of an eight-year prison term in Iraqi jails was freed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on Monday after a U.S. senator went to Baghdad to appeal for his release. Kenneth Beaty, an exploration expert for the Dallas-based Santa Fe Drilling Corp., ranked among America's least-known prisoners abroad through nearly seven months of quiet diplomacy that ended after U.S. Sen. David L. Boren (D-Okla.) met with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz on Sunday night.
NEWS
August 2, 1993 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Richard H. Bryan (D-Nev.) had a problem with President Clinton's budget package. And as the bargaining between the White House and Capitol Hill over the controversial legislation turned feverish this past weekend, whenever a Senate Democrat had a budget problem, the President had one too. Nevada lives and dies with gambling and entertaining, and Bryan feared that Clinton's proposed reduction in corporate tax deductions for business meals and entertaining would hit Las Vegas hard.
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