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July 18, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
They were the rich boys of Sigma Nu--sons of Texas aristocrats who gathered at the university in Austin for fun and studying before they would take over the banks, the businesses and the government of their state. In 1942, Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. was their president. Following a custom of that time and place, the fraternity brothers decorated their walls with the phone numbers of their girls--until the wallpaper in some rooms looked like a telephone directory.
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July 18, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
They were the rich boys of Sigma Nu--sons of Texas aristocrats who gathered at the university in Austin for fun and studying before they would take over the banks, the businesses and the government of their state. In 1942, Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. was their president. Following a custom of that time and place, the fraternity brothers decorated their walls with the phone numbers of their girls--until the wallpaper in some rooms looked like a telephone directory.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1991
I must take issue with Baker's implication that the Democratic Party will not likely be able to field a presidential candidate for 1992. I see the perfect candidate arising. If Dan Quayle does get bumped from the 1992 Republican ticket, as it occasionally rumored, then maybe Democratic Party Chairman Ron Brown and company can convince a disillusioned, discombobulated Quayle to cross over and run against his former mentor Bush. Maybe even Sen. Lloyd Bensten (D-Tex.), Jesse Jackson or New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (or Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone?
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November 9, 1988
George Bush captured Oklahoma's eight electoral votes, marking the sixth straight time Republicans have won the state's presidential race despite a Democratic voter registration edge of 2 to 1. Bush piled up huge margins in the heavily Republican areas of Tulsa and Oklahoma City even though the state's oil-based economy had suffered in recent years. With 98% of the precincts reporting, Bush had 58% of the vote to 42% for Michael S. Dukakis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1988
Kevin Phillips' discovery of parallels between Michael Dukakis and Thomas Dewey (Opinion, Sept. 4) may be apt. I don't really know since I'm not old enough to remember 1948. It seems to me, however, that the similarities emerging between Dukakis and Richard Nixon are uncanny. Both are stiff, wooden figures trying to make the most of administrative experience ("competence counts"--"experience counts"). Both chose a running mate of millionaire, patrician status (Lloyd Bensten-Henry Cabot Lodge)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1991
House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt made an astute decision when he endorsed President Bush's free-trade talks with Mexico. The Missouri Democrat showed courage, and even a little vision, in tempering his usual get-tough trade policy for the sake of helping promote Bush's ambitious plan for a North America free-trade system that will eventually include Canada.
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July 14, 1989 | TOM REDBURN, Times Staff Writer
The last bastion of support for the beleaguered new Medicare program that protects the elderly and disabled against the high cost of catastrophic illness started to crumble Thursday as the House Ways and Means Committee agreed to consider whether it should be repealed or modified. Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.
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December 9, 1993 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Clinton Administration, hoping to generate billions of dollars in new loans for small businesses and residents in poor and minority neighborhoods, on Wednesday unveiled proposed new rules requiring banks and thrifts to aggressively seek new customers in all parts of their communities. Federal regulators will now be much tougher in demanding that financial institutions make credit available to the poor as well as the affluent, said Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A.
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February 2, 1993 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signaling his sympathy with his former fellow governors, President Clinton on Monday took steps to help states run their Medicaid programs by streamlining government procedures and possibly even paying a larger share of the costs. Clinton said he had ordered administrators to improve the process by which states seek waivers of Medicaid rules.
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July 26, 2000 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In selecting Dick Cheney as his running mate Tuesday, George W. Bush paradoxically took the big risk of picking a low-risk partner. Leading in the polls, Bush has chosen a vice presidential candidate who could help him enormously in the White House--but may not help him much in getting there, analysts in both parties believe. Across the Republican Party Tuesday, officials praised Cheney's character, steadiness and experience in jobs from White House chief of staff to Defense secretary.
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