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June 27, 1989 | From United Press International
Nancy Sununu, wife of John H. Sununu, White House chief of staff, has not ruled out a race for a congressional seat from her native New Hampshire, White House aides said Monday. The seat she would be eligible for is currently held by Rep. Chuck Douglas (R-N.H.).
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August 27, 2012 | By David Lauter
Republicans hope to use their convention to spotlight some of the party's rising Latino stars --  Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Senate hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas all have prominent speaking roles. But at Monday's news briefing for Spanish-language press, the headliner was neither rising nor Latino, but John H. Sununu, the former governor of New Hampshire and chief of staff in George H.W. Bush's White House. Despite his Palestinian and Lebanese ancestry, Sununu speaks fairly fluent Spanish by virtue of his mother's birth in El Salvador and his childhood in Havana.
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January 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Bush will not resort to exotic weapons like the neutron bomb to hasten the end of the Gulf War, White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu said. "There's been no one even from the military that has suggested that approach," Bush's top aide said in an ABC-TV interview. He said Iraqi President Saddam Hussein will probably try to use every weapon available to him but Bush will not.
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July 18, 2012 | By Jon Healey
In the spirit of bipartisanship, I propose that Americans give both President Obama, a Democrat, and former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, a Republican, the benefit of the doubt. On Friday, Obama said, "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that," a remark that drew howls of derision from conservatives. Responding to Obama on Tuesday, Sununu (a surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney) said that the president should "learn how to be an American," prompting some to accuse him of playing the "birther" card . I don't think either man revealed some deeper, darker truth about their beliefs.
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September 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu said the Bush Administration will take a position on the nationwide crisis in medical care and coverage before the 1992 elections, but will not embrace any "grandiose plan." Sununu, interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press," said: "The last thing in the world you want to do is rush to a magic health care solution." Democrats in both the House and Senate have proposed legislation to require employers to offer medical insurance.
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May 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu's travel practices are under review by the Office of Government Ethics, an independent government agency that oversees standards of ethical conduct in the Executive Branch. Officials said the ethics agency is reviewing the investigation of Sununu's activities that was conducted by White House legal counsel C. Boyden Gray. Gray found that some political travel was undertaken as part of a taxpayer-funded official trip.
NEWS
February 10, 1992 | From Times staff writers
RETURN OF SUNUNU: If he isn't immediately visible during Bush's campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday, John H. Sununu will surely be lurking nearby. . . . Given credit for helping Bush win the primary there in 1988, Sununu of late has been quietly politicking across his home state. Sununu was governor before he was Bush's tempestuous White House chief of staff--the post from which he resigned in December.
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June 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has dispatched an envoy to the White House to study the inner workings of the U.S. presidency, President Bush's spokesman reported Monday. Spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the visit was arranged after Gorbachev, meeting at Camp David during his recent summit meeting with Bush, expressed interest in the operations and organization of the Executive Office of the President.
NEWS
December 9, 1988
New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, chosen by President-elect George Bush to serve as White House chief of staff, said in an interview that he is considering running for the U.S. Senate in 1990 or 1992. Sununu told the Boston Globe that since his role as chief of staff will involve helping set domestic policy, and given the large war chest left from his last gubernatorial campaign, he would be attracted to running for the Senate. Incumbent Sen. Gordon J.
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May 17, 1988 | United Press International
Also dropping out of the political chase Monday was Republican Gov. John H. Sununu, who helped the vice president win the crucial New Hampshire GOP primary Feb. 16. In a surprise move, Sununu, 48, announced in Concord that he will not seek a fourth two-year term. He said he will leave office at the end of his term in January so that he can get a job in the "real world" and spend more time with his family.
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June 6, 1992 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the beginning, it seemed like a marriage made in heaven. President Bush, fresh from the 1988 campaign in which he declared himself "an environmentalist," named William K. Reilly--a soft-spoken lawyer with impeccable credentials as a conservationist--to head the Environmental Protection Agency, the government's top anti-pollution enforcement arm. After years of rebuffs during the Ronald Reagan Administration, it looked as though environmentalists finally were going to have their day.
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April 23, 1992 | THE WASHINGTON POST
After today, it's going to be difficult to say John H. Sununu didn't leave his mark on the White House. With the debut of a new 29-cent stamp marking the bicentennial of the White House, there will be 913 million red, white and blue examples of his clout on sale in the nation's post offices. Last year, when Sununu was still running the White House as chief of staff, postal officials sent a copy of its proposed stamp to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for review.
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April 8, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John H. Sununu has reimbursed the government $4,242.80 for personal use of Air Force jets and government cars during his three-year tenure as White House chief of staff, the White House said Tuesday, as the Office of Government Ethics ended a yearlong investigation. Besides sharply criticizing Sununu, the report found fault with White House counsel C.
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February 10, 1992 | From Times staff writers
RETURN OF SUNUNU: If he isn't immediately visible during Bush's campaign stop in New Hampshire on Wednesday, John H. Sununu will surely be lurking nearby. . . . Given credit for helping Bush win the primary there in 1988, Sununu of late has been quietly politicking across his home state. Sununu was governor before he was Bush's tempestuous White House chief of staff--the post from which he resigned in December.
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December 10, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT
Departing White House Chief of Staff John Sununu has been offered Pat Buchanan's spot as co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" on an interim basis if the conservative columnist runs for President. A CNN spokesman confirmed Monday that CNN President Tom Johnson offered Sununu the position. Sununu said he would consider the offer. Buchanan, who opened a Vienna, Va., campaign office last week, has scheduled a 9 a.m. (PST) address today at the State House Hall of Flags in Concord, N.H.
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December 6, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush named Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner as his new chief of staff Thursday and moved to ignite his sputtering reelection campaign by picking a group of longtime advisers to direct it. "Sam Skinner takes over as a firm right hand at the time when the nation's economy presents a difficult challenge," the President said.
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December 5, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The White House said Wednesday that "a number of candidates" are under consideration for the powerful job of chief of staff, but sources close to President Bush said that Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner, an experienced politician from Illinois, remains at the top of the list to replace John H. Sununu. Sununu himself, in an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live" Wednesday night, said he expected Skinner to get the post.
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December 4, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John H. Sununu, under fire throughout his three years as President Bush's senior assistant, quit Tuesday as White House chief of staff, in an unexpectedly peaceful departure that ended a bitter Republican feud. After being warned by Bush's oldest son that sentiment was mounting against him, Sununu told Bush in a handwritten letter that, "as we enter the contentious climate of a political campaign, I believe it is in your best interest for me to resign."
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