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August 14, 1995
Re "Loss on Ethics Amendment Is Still a Win for Boxer," Aug. 3: So, Sen. Boxer has proclaimed herself the leader of a movement to force public hearings on ethics violations! Isn't this the same Barbara Boxer who fought to keep her own ethics violations in the House banking scandal a secret from the public? She succeeded in keeping that investigation confined to the Ethics Committee, although we ultimately learned (over her objections) she had "kited" 143 checks. Until Boxer comes clean about her own sleazy activities and goes after just one liberal Democrat (perhaps a long overdue public hearing into Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick or Bill Clinton and Paula Corbin Jones)
October 31, 2013 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON -- Arnold Schwarzenegger met with a bunch of California Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday while on Capitol Hill to lobby for after-school programs. But it was notable that the one with whom he strode to the podium at a Capitol news conference was Sen. Barbara Boxer. The once strident opponents and ideological firebrands have mellowed over the years. Schwarzenegger's path to the political middle is well-documented. Activists in the state GOP were ready to ex-communicate the movie star who first ran for office as an antitax crusader, but who had raised taxes by the time he exited government in 2010.
February 18, 2010 | By Seema Mehta
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer formally filed for reelection Thursday, a move that kicked off a challenging battle for the three-term Democrat amid a national backlash against incumbents and the party controlling the White House and Congress. "I only have one goal, to get California back on track by creating jobs and making life better for the people that I represent. That is what I have always done, and that is what I will always do," Boxer said at the Riverside County Registrar of Voters' office.
June 12, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they do not increase the nation's borrowing authority. "It is an American value to pay your bills. It's also an American value to do your job," Boxer (D-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. "If we as members of Congress refuse to pay the bills we have incurred, we should not be paid our salaries. " Boxer announced the legislation along with the lead House sponsor, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
April 19, 2010 | By Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
President Obama is expected to raise nearly $3.5 million in Los Angeles on Monday evening, appearing at events honoring California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is facing at a tough reelection battle this year. The Los Angeles events are the latest in an accelerating fundraising schedule for the president. He has been attending such affairs at a pace that has already exceeded that of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was criticized by Democrats for the amount of time he spent on campaign fundraising.
January 22, 2010 | By Shane Goldmacher
The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping ruling Thursday to allow corporate spending in federal political campaigns could shift the playing field in Sen. Barbara Boxer's reelection effort, congressional races across California and some municipal elections, notably in Los Angeles and San Diego. The decision removes prohibitions on corporations and unions from spending their money to influence federal elections. California already allows union and corporate spending in races for statewide offices such as governor.
February 8, 2010 | By Seema Mehta
Two of the major Republican candidates aiming to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer made their case this weekend to the party's most active women, arguing that both Boxer's record and anti-incumbent sentiment nationally have put momentum on their side. Their arguments crystallized their central pitches to party voters before the June primary. Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief making her first bid for elective office, detailed her ascension from receptionist to multimillionaire corporate chief.
May 26, 2010 | By Maeve Reston and Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Tom Campbell attacked Carly Fiorina for her sparse voting record and questioned her party loyalty. Chuck DeVore pounded Fiorina for supporting a proposition that would have made it easier to pass school bonds. Fiorina chided Campbell for backing tax increases to help balance the state's budget. That was how it went Tuesday during a freewheeling debate among the three Republican candidates vying to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer. With sunbathers catching rays at a pool a few steps away, the trio sparred in a Costa Mesa hotel meeting room over taxes, immigration and who would be Boxer's toughest opponent this fall.
November 24, 2000
Since Rep. Mary Bono (R-Palm Springs) professes to walk, talk and quack like a Democrat (George Skelton, Nov. 16), perhaps she'd best bite the bullet and run as one against Sen. Barbara Boxer in the Democratic primary. Or is this just more Republican rhetoric? SHELLEY MILLS Studio City
February 12, 1994
In my letter of Feb. 3, two sentences were accidentally word-processed into confusion. The letter should have read: "In fact, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Henry Waxman, and 16 of their liberal California colleagues wrote to Gov. Pete Wilson demanding that he buckle under to EPA demands, even though that would result in 21,000 lost jobs. If the governor refused to go along with the EPA and its Democrat boosters, California would lose $1 billion in highway funding that is due the state. Either way, California would lose."
May 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A letter from a Southern California Edison executive shows the company became concerned about the potential for serious design flaws in replacement steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear plant as early as 2004. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who released the letter Tuesday, said it showed that Edison misled regulators about the extent of differences between the old and new generators and said she will ask the U.S. Justice Department to investigate. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's office of investigations and office of inspector general are already investigating whether there was any wrongdoing by Edison.
March 26, 2013 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are in an unusual position in today's era of Washington austerity: They could soon receive more federal money. A bill sent to the Senate by a committee chaired by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) seeks to address a long-standing California gripe: Its ports receive pennies back for every dollar raised by a tax on cargo. The measure would nearly double, to about $1.6 billion a year, funding for harbor maintenance nationwide, give priority to the busiest ports and expand the use of the money to include work that the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports are eager to undertake.
June 1, 2011
Sen. Boxer's vision Re "It's time to get out," Opinion, May 27 It appears that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is confused. We went to war against the Taliban, which was the actual government of Afghanistan, not Al Qaeda. The Taliban allowed Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to exist within its borders. So while we may have one of those groups under control, we still need to defeat the Taliban. The Taliban is one of the most oppressive and hateful governments that has ever existed.
October 22, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
President Obama will return to Los Angeles on Friday, and the city is bracing for a repeat of extreme gridlock because of his visit. Obama felt the sting of Angeleno road rage in August when street closures for his motorcade stretched Westside commutes from the normal 45 minutes to the duration of a one-way flight from L.A. to Chicago. Will traffic conditions be smoother this time? Los Angeles police say don't count on it. Even in places where streets aren't closed, traffic could be affected well into the evening rush hour.
October 21, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas and Michael Muskal
President Obama tried to light a spark under an enthusiastic crowd in the state of Washington on Thursday, hoping to ignite voters to keep Democrats in control of Congress and re-elect  Sen. Patty Murray, locked in a tight race. Speaking at rally in Seattle, part of his swing through the West, Obama stressed how hard his administration has worked to deal with inherited economic woes and urged voters, especially women, to cast the ballots needed to keep Democrats in control of the House and Senate.
October 21, 2010 | By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
After the 1994 midterm elections, when Republicans rode an anti-incumbent wave to win both houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years, they sought to roll back regulations they called cumbersome to industry. FOR THE RECORD: Barbara Boxer: In the Oct. 21 Section A, a photo caption accompanying a profile of Sen. Barbara Boxer said she had served 10 years in Congress and 18 years in the Senate. It should have said she served 10 years in the House of Representatives and 18 in the Senate.
May 26, 2010
John Chiang Party: Democratic Occupation: State controller Age: 47, born in New York City City of residence: Torrance Personal: Married Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, University of South Florida; law degree, Georgetown University Law Center Career highlights: Aide to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), 1992; aide to then-Controller Gray Davis, 1989-91. Elected to State Board of Equalization, 1998. Elected state controller in 2006.
February 16, 1997
A review of Clara Bingham's "Women on the Hill" (Book Review, Jan. 12) mischaracterized Sen. Barbara Boxer's reaction to Sen. Patty Murray's encounter with Sen. Strom Thurmond in an elevator. The review, based on a pre-publication copy of the book, states that when Murray told Boxer about the inappropriate conduct, Boxer "laughs it off." Bingham's account in the published version of the book states that Boxer took the conduct seriously and urged Murray "to go public with this. Who knows how many more people he'll do this to?"
October 19, 2010 | By Kim Geiger, Tribune Washington Bureau
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dumping more money into the California race for U.S. Senate, airing ads against Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Bakersfield and Fresno. A new ad titled "Bad with Money" will air in Los Angeles. The ad attacks Boxer for bouncing checks at the House bank in the late '80s and early '90s. "For 28 years, Barbara Boxer's been bad with our money," an announcer says as doomy music plays in the background. "Remember when she bounced 143 checks in the congressional bank scandal?
August 10, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Fresno Republican U.S. Senate nominee Carly Fiorina locked down the potentially key endorsement Monday of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as she and her opponent, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, clashed long-distance over their competing plans to create jobs in the state. Wasting no time at the start of a month-long congressional recess when both Boxer and Fiorina will be campaigning full-time, Fiorina touched off a two-day tour covering ground from San Diego to Fresno to highlight the endorsement as well as her economic agenda, including her support for making all of the Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 permanent.
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