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February 25, 1992 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and MURRAY WAAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Frantz is a Times staff writer and Waas is a special correspondent
On the last day of October, 1989, nine months before Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, Secretary of State James A. Baker III placed a telephone call to Agriculture Secretary Clayton K. Yeutter. A problem had developed. Baker needed to talk with someone who could fix it.
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December 7, 2006 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
His hair was a touch thinner, the skin on his face less taut. At one point Wednesday, James A. Baker III joked that he was presiding over a "bunch of has-beens" as he unveiled the findings of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan panel of former government officials charged with charting a new course for the United States in Iraq.
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July 7, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As their Western alliance moves into its fifth decade, its past mission fast disappearing and its future as misty and uncertain as these often-damp mornings in London, the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization found themselves with so little to argue over at their summit here that they couldn't even fill the time allotted for their meetings. So, they stopped talking and went home early.
WORLD
June 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III resigned as the top U.N. envoy to Western Sahara after years of frustrated attempts to resolve the conflict between Morocco and independence-seeking rebels, a U.N. spokesman said. Baker had grown increasingly frustrated in his job as Secretary-General Kofi Annan's personal envoy. He was initially unable to arrange a referendum on the territory's future and later failed to get Morocco to accept his peace plan.
NEWS
November 17, 1990 | JOEL HAVEMANN and ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Agriculture Secretary Clayton K. Yeutter met with European Community officials Friday and emerged "very pessimistic" about the prospects for concluding an agreement to boost world trade. "And I'm usually an optimist," said Yeutter, in Brussels with a delegation of U.S. officials headed by Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Baker, appearing at a news conference with Yeutter and other U.S.
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September 22, 1989 | ROBERT C. TOTH, Times Staff Writer
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze presented significant new proposals to President Bush on Thursday in an effort to break the logjam in strategic arms reduction talks, U.S. and Soviet officials said. The two sides also agreed that a "general time frame" for the next U.S.-Soviet summit should be found during discussions in Wyoming this weekend between Shevardnadze and Secretary of State James A. Baker III.
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July 28, 1994 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In an unprecedented partisan broadside, four of the Republican Party's biggest foreign policy guns raked President Clinton on Wednesday for undermining U.S. prestige abroad, weakening U.S. defenses and--most of all--being inconsistent in his leadership. "With Haiti, the Administration seems to have changed policies more often than most of us change our shirts--and it's July in Washington," said former Secretary of State James A.
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August 2, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze concluded two days of talks in the Siberian city of Irkutsk today by agreeing on the importance of Soviet and American cooperation in Asia. "In Asia, too, the Soviet Union and the United States do not regard each other as adversaries," Shevardnadze told reporters during a news conference after the talks. The U.S.
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February 14, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big Four victors of World War II and the two halves of defeated Germany agreed here Tuesday to begin historic talks "shortly" to reunify Germany and to discuss the security concerns of neighboring states. After a frenetic day of bilateral talks among their foreign ministers, the six nations issued a brief statement that, however vague, begins a process that will finally lead to a peace settlement with Germany 45 years after the end of the war.
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October 30, 1990 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a hint that the Bush Administration may be considering some new action soon against Iraq, Secretary of State James A. Baker III warned Monday that "Saddam Hussein must realize there is a limit to the international community's patience." Baker, in a toughly worded speech to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, repeatedly emphasized that the United States may have to resort to military action in the Persian Gulf. "All options are being considered," he said.
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December 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Statement Tuesday by Bush's advisor, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III: "I have just spoken to Gov. Bush and Secretary Cheney. They are, of course, very pleased and gratified that seven justices of the United States Supreme Court agreed that there were constitutional problems with the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.
NEWS
June 26, 1995 | JIM MANN
The Republican Party was awash in Gulf War nostalgia last week--further proof that, when it comes to foreign policy, the party stalwarts find it much easier to dwell in the past than the present. The stars of the George Bush Administration's foreign policy team--National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Defense Secretary Dick Cheney--gathered before a Republican audience for a symposium on "The Lessons of the Gulf War."
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July 28, 1994 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In an unprecedented partisan broadside, four of the Republican Party's biggest foreign policy guns raked President Clinton on Wednesday for undermining U.S. prestige abroad, weakening U.S. defenses and--most of all--being inconsistent in his leadership. "With Haiti, the Administration seems to have changed policies more often than most of us change our shirts--and it's July in Washington," said former Secretary of State James A.
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December 15, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional investigators have requested copies of White House phone logs, appointment calendars, computer records and memos to Chief of Staff James A. Baker III and two senior aides in connection with the pre-election search of Bill Clinton's passport file. Stepping up its formal inquiry, the General Accounting Office notified the White House on Monday that it wants any records that document contacts between the three officials and the State Department in the passport matter.
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December 10, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If former Secretary of State James A. Baker III had continued to shepherd the Middle East peace process instead of moving to the White House to try to rescue President Bush's reelection campaign, Israel and the Palestinians probably would have agreed by now on a limited self-government plan for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a key PLO official said Wednesday.
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November 27, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department has taken the first step toward possibly appointing an independent counsel to investigate the Bush Administration's presidential campaign search of State Department files for material damaging to then-candidate Bill Clinton, government officials said Thursday.
NEWS
February 28, 1988 | ART PINE and TOM REDBURN, Times Staff Writers
James A. Baker III is sitting in his comfortable, ornate office on the third floor of the Treasury building, contemplating his remaining months on the job. His computer terminal, usually alive with up-to-the-second developments in the financial markets, is turned off. Baker's mind is on the November election--and the new Administration that will take over in January.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr. and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's government fell Thursday night on a tense parliamentary vote of no confidence as the rightist Likud Party leader doggedly refused to accept an American formula to start Israel's first peace talks with the Palestinians. The vote was 60 against Shamir's government, 55 in favor of it and five key abstentions. Shamir's defeat marked the first time in Israel's 41 years of independence a government had lost a no-confidence vote in the Knesset, Israel's Parliament.
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November 20, 1992 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional investigators said Thursday that they suspect one or more top aides to White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III did not tell the truth in the inquiry over the State Department's handling of Bill Clinton's passport file, and said they plan to pursue the issue in a probe that may take several months.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fired State Department official Elizabeth M. Tamposi has told investigators that the White House demanded a search of Bill Clinton's passport records to try to substantiate charges by conservative congressmen that the Democratic presidential nominee had considered renouncing his citizenship during the Vietnam War, sources familiar with her testimony said Sunday.
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