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June 2, 1992 | From Times Staff Writer
James A. Baker III is not going to leave his job as secretary of state to run President Bush's reelection campaign, State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said Monday. At least not now. Reacting to a spate of news stories suggesting that Baker and perhaps one of his key aides, Undersecretary of State Robert Zoellick, will soon try to reinvigorate the Bush campaign, Tutwiler said Bush and Baker "have never had a conversation about the possibility of the secretary of state resigning."
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February 14, 1992 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting on the floor of a two-room Tajik rural house and eating roast pheasant with his hands, Secretary of State James A. Baker III seemed far away Thursday from the pin-striped diplomatic world he usually inhabits. He stopped for carefully choreographed hospitality in the home of a teacher in the village of Romit at the edge of a spectacularly beautiful river gorge about 40 miles from the capital of this mountainous republic, which is sometimes called "the roof of the world."
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February 9, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bipartisan group of 17 U.S. senators has sent an unusual classified letter to Secretary of State James A. Baker III complaining about recent arms sales by China to countries such as Iran, according to U.S. and congressional sources. The letter, sent a week ago, was signed by Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) and by leading Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations, Armed Services and Intelligence committees.
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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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July 21, 1992 | DANIEL WILLIAMS and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even though Israeli officials stressed that they will continue to develop some settlements in the occupied territories, Secretary of State James A. Baker III laid the groundwork Monday for President Bush to approve U.S. loan guarantees to Israel within a few weeks. Baker met with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin throughout the day Monday. While U.S.
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July 23, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the return of James A. Baker III to the White House helm now only a matter of time, a sense of Republican relief is mixed with concern that even the savvy secretary of state cannot right a badly listing George Bush reelection campaign. In the craft of politics, Baker is a recognized master: an organizer, a decisive leader, a trusted confidant able to speak frankly to the President--and to speak authoritatively on his behalf.
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July 23, 1992 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Secretary of State James A. Baker III leaves his job to run President Bush's reelection campaign as expected, he will leave considerable unfinished business behind: peace negotiations in the Middle East and the reconstruction of a newly democratic Russia. "We're going to be on automatic pilot," a State Department official complained. "We're basically dog-paddling already, because of the (presidential) campaign."
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July 20, 1992 | JIM MANN and DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Secretary of State James A. Baker III on Sunday hinted that the Bush Administration will clear the way for U.S. loan guarantees to Israel, hours after the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gave itself the power to halt the construction of settlements approved by the previous Israeli government.
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July 25, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his Middle East diplomacy this week, Secretary of State James A. Baker III seemed to be gambling, against long odds, that the Bush Administration can help broker a Middle East peace settlement within a matter of months, perhaps even before the November election. The Middle East peace talks may now resume as early as next month.
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