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January 14, 2005 | JONATHAN CHAIT
When the White House appointed retired Sen. John B. Breaux (D-La.) to co-chair its commission on tax reform last week, newspapers described him, as they always do, with phrases like "moderate," "valuable broker between the parties" and "legendary dealmaker." Given the conventions of objective journalism, a truly accurate description, like "repellent sleazebag," might be too much to expect. But was it truly necessary to shower him with such lofty descriptions?
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January 14, 2005 | JONATHAN CHAIT
When the White House appointed retired Sen. John B. Breaux (D-La.) to co-chair its commission on tax reform last week, newspapers described him, as they always do, with phrases like "moderate," "valuable broker between the parties" and "legendary dealmaker." Given the conventions of objective journalism, a truly accurate description, like "repellent sleazebag," might be too much to expect. But was it truly necessary to shower him with such lofty descriptions?
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NEWS
April 7, 2001 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the Senate voted Friday to approve a tax cut roughly 25% lower than President Bush wanted, Sen. John B. Breaux declared it "a great victory for all Americans . . . a great victory for the American political process." His beaming presence at a news conference indicated he also understood it was a great victory for John B. Breaux. The Louisiana Democrat has yearned for years to be a congressional power broker. And he may finally have achieved that status with Friday's 65-35 vote. The $1.
NEWS
April 7, 2001 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the Senate voted Friday to approve a tax cut roughly 25% lower than President Bush wanted, Sen. John B. Breaux declared it "a great victory for all Americans . . . a great victory for the American political process." His beaming presence at a news conference indicated he also understood it was a great victory for John B. Breaux. The Louisiana Democrat has yearned for years to be a congressional power broker. And he may finally have achieved that status with Friday's 65-35 vote. The $1.
NEWS
June 29, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you want to see what floats, says Sen. John B. Breaux, you just have to keep throwing things on the water. In the past few weeks, the Louisiana Democrat has tossed out four entirely different approaches to health care reform: First, he supported a plan that bets almost entirely on the free market. He switched to a scheme that would have the government require most employers to provide health insurance.
NEWS
April 24, 1987 | United Press International
Sen. John B. Breaux (D-La.) was named Thursday as the Senate's representative on the Democratic National Committee and the DNC Executive Committee. Senate and House leaders are automatically committee members and each chamber appoints another representative.
NEWS
March 18, 1987
Two senators charged that federal environmental officials were "asleep at the wheel" in failing to warn of potential toxic hazards posed by gas pipelines from Texas to New Jersey. Sen. John B. Breaux (D-La.) and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) lodged their criticisms as a federal Environmental Protection Agency chief acknowledged delays in warnings about the pipelines operated by Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Corp.
NEWS
April 22, 1994 | Associated Press
Sen. Jim Sasser (D-Tenn.) on Thursday entered the race to succeed Sen. George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) as majority leader. Sasser, 57, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is competing against Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) for the leadership post. Democratic senators will choose their new leader at the end of the year. Mitchell will retire from the Senate in January. Several other Democrats have recently declared that they would not seek Mitchell's job, including Sens. Wendell H.
NEWS
January 4, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. John B. Breaux said he will not run for governor of Louisiana, ending months of speculation and leaving the race to succeed Gov. Mike Foster wide open. Breaux, a moderate Democrat, had said for months that he was considering a run next year to succeed Foster, a popular Republican barred from seeking a third consecutive term. "After weighing all the advice and counsel, I think that I can be most effective in helping Louisiana grow and prosper by continuing to serve in the U.S.
NEWS
April 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Senate compromise that pared President Bush's proposed tax cut to $1.2 trillion from $1.6 trillion set a bipartisan tone that could resolve disputes over Medicare and education reform, Democratic Sen. John B. Breaux of Louisiana said. In the weekly Democratic response to Bush's radio address, Breaux said the 50-50 split in the Senate and the House's narrow GOP edge made a productive working relationship between Democrats and Republicans a necessity.
NEWS
June 29, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you want to see what floats, says Sen. John B. Breaux, you just have to keep throwing things on the water. In the past few weeks, the Louisiana Democrat has tossed out four entirely different approaches to health care reform: First, he supported a plan that bets almost entirely on the free market. He switched to a scheme that would have the government require most employers to provide health insurance.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Senators Introduce Repeal of Alaska Oil Export Ban: On the first day of the 104th U.S. Congress, Sen. Frank H. Murkowski (R-Alaska), the incoming chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced a bill to repeal the two-decade ban on the export of Alaskan North Slope crude oil. The proposed legislation is co-sponsored by Alaska Republican Sen. Ted Stevens and Sen. John. B. Breaux (D-La.).
NEWS
November 5, 1986
Results of key national races in Tuesday's elections: --Democratic Gov. Bob Graham unseated first-term Republican Sen. Paula Hawkins in Florida. --Republican Guy Hunt defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Bill Baxley to become Alabama's first GOP governor in 112 years. --Rep. John B. Breaux kept the Louisiana Senate seat of retiring Russell B. Long in Democratic hands with a victory over GOP Rep. W. Henson Moore. --Republican Gov. James R.
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