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February 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An increase in taxes for those making more than $80,000 to finance a cut for middle-income earners "belies logic" and would become an election issue against Democrats, White House Chief of Staff Samuel K. Skinner said. Appearing on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," Skinner declined to say whether President Bush would veto such a measure now making its way through the Congress.
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August 14, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a dramatic maneuver that underscores the depth of his political difficulties, President Bush named Secretary of State James A. Baker III as his chief of staff Thursday, shaking up the top of the nation's diplomatic hierarchy and, for the second time in eight months, imposing a new team at the upper reaches of the White House. Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger, a career diplomat, will be named acting secretary, a position that does not require Senate confirmation. Samuel K.
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May 31, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush on Saturday denounced as "pure fiction" and "simply nuts" reports that a shake-up of the troubled White House staff is near, but he held out the possibility that "we'll have some changes later on." His remarks reflected the turmoil that continues under White House Chief of Staff Samuel K. Skinner, and in the President's reelection campaign.
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April 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The General Accounting Office has issued an audit that found that Vice President Dan Quayle used military planes several times last year for trips with Samuel K. Skinner, mostly to play golf. Skinner, the White House chief of staff, was transportation secretary at the time. The New York Times, in today's editions, quoted aides to Quayle and Skinner as saying the government had been partly reimbursed for trips involving political events.
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March 12, 1990 | Associated Press
The federal government still will have a "very major" role in transportation programs, despite a Bush Administration proposal that would shift more spending to the state and local level, Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner said Sunday. Skinner, whose national transportation plan last week was criticized by transport industries and some members of Congress, defended the proposed increase in user fees and local gas taxes that would raise costs for travelers and shippers.
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July 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner said he has no plans to stop using government planes and instructors for flying lessons, despite news reports that taxpayers are footing the bill. At a news conference in Texarkana, Tex., after a presentation on a proposed 500-mile link in the federal interstate system, Skinner said he will not change his flying status on government planes.
NEWS
December 23, 1988
The Tennis Cabinet of George Bush continues to build. Last week, seven senior appointees of the new Administration were known to share the President-elect's love of tennis. Two more names were added Thursday. Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, dean of Atlanta's Morehouse School of Medicine, was chosen as secretary of health and human services. A "B" player, he regularly faces off with Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. His strength: Hustle. His weakness: He's a gentleman and a southpaw. Samuel K.
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April 12, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four months after assuming control of a White House staff thoroughly demoralized by John H. Sununu's troubled three-year reign, Chief of Staff Samuel K. Skinner is struggling to hit his stride in an unforgiving environment made even more intense by the pressures of a presidential election campaign.
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April 9, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The General Accounting Office has issued an audit that found that Vice President Dan Quayle used military planes several times last year for trips with Samuel K. Skinner, mostly to play golf. Skinner, the White House chief of staff, was transportation secretary at the time. The New York Times, in today's editions, quoted aides to Quayle and Skinner as saying the government had been partly reimbursed for trips involving political events.
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February 10, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
White House Chief of Staff Samuel K. Skinner said Sunday the economic embargo of Iraq is weakening President Saddam Hussein's hold over his country and the Iraqi people will succeed in ousting their leader. But Skinner declined to say whether the United States would assist Iraqi citizens in an uprising or pursue military intervention to depose Hussein.
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February 10, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An increase in taxes for those making more than $80,000 to finance a cut for middle-income earners "belies logic" and would become an election issue against Democrats, White House Chief of Staff Samuel K. Skinner said. Appearing on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press," Skinner declined to say whether President Bush would veto such a measure now making its way through the Congress.
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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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December 18, 1991 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The White House retreated Tuesday from its past pattern of upbeat assertions that the nation's economy is on the rebound and acknowledged that the country remains mired in recession. "You can get an argument from the economists about the numbers but, certainly from any practical standpoint, the recession does continue," White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said.
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February 8, 1989
Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner said he will seek strong measures to combat air terrorism but nothing that will put U.S. carriers at a disadvantage in world travel markets. Skinner said at a news conference that he will attend a meeting of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal next week to look for ways to prevent attacks on civilian aviation. Skinner also announced that Federal Aviation Administrator T.
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February 1, 1989
The Senate, voting unanimously, confirmed Carla Anderson Hills as U.S. trade representative, Robert A. Mosbacher as secretary of commerce and Samuel K. Skinner as secretary of transportation. But one troubled nomination hit an unexpected snag. Acting at the request of the White House, the Senate Finance Committee indefinitely postponed today's confirmation hearing for Louis W. Sullivan to be health and human services secretary.
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December 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Samuel K. Skinner quietly took over as President Bush's chief of staff on Monday and delivered a pep talk encouraging White House workers to be loyal team players. Skinner, a pragmatic moderate who served as transportation secretary the last three years, replaced John H. Sununu, who had alienated many people with his combative style. Sununu took up residence in the Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House.
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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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