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January 13, 1987 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan on Monday named a replacement for Larry Speakes, the chief spokesman for the White House. He gave the job to Marlin Fitzwater, who served as deputy presidential press secretary before his most recent job as press secretary to Vice President George Bush. "It's obvious that the President wanted an anchorman type--thin, with a lot of hair," said the red-nosed, cigar-smoking Fitzwater, who is distinctly not thin and quite bald.
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July 25, 1997 | JAMES R. GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a moment, let's put aside all the heroics: the gun-slinging president-turned-pilot; the F-15s turning their missiles, at the president's command, on the presidential aircraft; even the Cabinet rebellion fought off by the loyal vice president. That's pure fiction. Instead let's consider Step No.
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August 11, 1995 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Former President Gerald R. Ford tried to persuade then-President George Bush to dump Dan Quayle from the Republican ticket during the 1992 campaign the way Ford dropped Nelson Rockefeller in 1976, according to a soon-to-be-published book by former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater.
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August 11, 1995 | JACK NELSON, TIMES WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
Former President Gerald R. Ford tried to persuade then-President George Bush to dump Dan Quayle from the Republican ticket during the 1992 campaign the way Ford dropped Nelson Rockefeller in 1976, according to a soon-to-be-published book by former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater.
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May 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson of Sweden has accepted President Reagan's invitation to meet at the White House on Sept. 9, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announced Tuesday.
NEWS
February 12, 1991
President Bush conferred with the defense chiefs of Britain and France, although White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the gathering of the principal allied partners did not signal that a ground offensive was imminent.
NEWS
April 8, 1987
Advisory groups will begin meeting soon to carry out President Reagan's promise to consider an accord with Canada on acid rain, presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said. The situation will be reviewed by the Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Working Group, which is an interagency committee coordinated by the White House Domestic Policy Council, and by the Bilateral Consultative Advisory Group in the State Department, Fitzwater said.
NEWS
July 21, 1987
CIA Director William H. Webster plans to meet with President Reagan every two weeks at the President's suggestion, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said as the first of the meetings was held. "The President, in reviewing the management of his schedule, just suggested that would be a good way to do it," Fitzwater said. Reagan holds similar meetings each week with Secretary of State George P. Shultz and every other week with Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger.
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April 21, 1989 | From Times wire service s
President Bush invited a divergent group of economists and business leaders for "a freewheeling and open discussion of the economy" this weekend at Camp David, Md., a White House spokesman said today. Marlin Fitzwater said the guests would include former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker, now a New York investment consultant and professor at Princeton University, IBM chief John Akers and Paul O'Neill, the chairman of Alcoa. "It's another one of these kinds of discussions the President likes to have with authorities and experts outside of the government to discuss all kinds of issues without worrying about policy decisions," Fitzwater said.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | Associated Press
The report in TV Guide that former President Ronald Reagan didn't vote for George Bush is nonsense, the President's press secretary said Wednesday. "What an outrage!" Marlin Fitzwater exploded. "How can anybody suggest that?" Fitzwater, who also served as press secretary for Reagan, was asked about the magazine's quoting "a top Clinton inaugural official" as saying that Reagan cast his ballot for Clinton. "Ronald Reagan has supported George Bush right down the line," Fitzwater said.
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September 11, 1992 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seizing an opportunity to score points off an apparent Bush Administration flip-flop, Democratic vice presidential nominee Al Gore on Thursday ripped into White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater's apparent softening of his boss's promise to never raise taxes. While campaigning Wednesday in New Jersey, Bush said he had learned his lesson and vowed he would not "ever, ever" raise taxes again.
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May 5, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush dispatched a team of federal officials to Los Angeles on Monday to assess the city's needs in the wake of three days of rioting, while the White House blamed the upheaval on "the liberal programs of the '60s and '70s." The President complained that Congress' refusal to heed his Administration's requests are hampering government efforts to deal with urban problems.
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February 29, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL and MIKE ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush's chief spokesman injected new vitriol in the Republican presidential race Friday, denouncing Patrick J. Buchanan as a candidate who seeks only to "tear everything down." In blunt and bitter terms, White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater labeled Buchanan a "town bully" whose candidacy aimed to "destroy" the Republican Party, the Establishment and the President himself.
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January 27, 1992 | From Reuters
In advance of his State of the Union speech, President Bush moved Sunday to strengthen White House communications and halt a perceived failure to get his message out. As Bush prayed and sang at a church service in a black neighborhood, there were also indications that the White House wished to play down expectations for the Tuesday night speech. White House Chief of Staff Samuel K.
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February 26, 1991 | Associated Press
Here is a transcription of White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater's statement Monday night on the war: We continue to prosecute the war. We have heard no reason to change that. And because there is a war on, our first concern must be the safety and security of United States and coalition forces. We don't know whether this most recent claim about Iraqi withdrawal is genuine. We have no evidence to suggest the Iraqi army is withdrawing. In fact, Iraqi units are continuing to fight.
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February 14, 1991 | From Associated Press
Here is the text of White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater's comments Wednesday on an allied bombing of Baghdad that Iraq says killed 500 civilians: Last night, coalition forces bombed a military command and control center in Baghdad that, according to press reports, resulted in a number of civilian casualties. The loss of civilian lives in time of war is a truly tragic consequence. It saddens everyone to know that innocent people may have died in the course of military conflict.
NEWS
February 12, 1991
President Bush conferred with the defense chiefs of Britain and France, although White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the gathering of the principal allied partners did not signal that a ground offensive was imminent.
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