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February 15, 1996
If Steve Forbes becomes president, then "Gilligan's Island" must have been a prophetic metaphor! BRENT BAKER Isla Vista
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October 24, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
The original flat taxer, Steve Forbes, has endorsed Rick Perry's presidential bid the day before the Texas governor plans to unveil his own flat-tax plan during a speech in South Carolina. “It's going to be very exciting,” the former presidential candidate told Fox News. “A very low rate, generous exemptions for adults and for children, make it worthwhile to invest in America again, drastically simplying the tax code, lowering the corporate tax rate.” Forbes called it a “win-win all around” and praised its “radical simplicity.” That simplicity, of course, is what fueled Herman Cain's rise from near-anonymity to first-tier candidate.
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NEWS
October 24, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
The original flat taxer, Steve Forbes, has endorsed Rick Perry's presidential bid the day before the Texas governor plans to unveil his own flat-tax plan during a speech in South Carolina. “It's going to be very exciting,” the former presidential candidate told Fox News. “A very low rate, generous exemptions for adults and for children, make it worthwhile to invest in America again, drastically simplying the tax code, lowering the corporate tax rate.” Forbes called it a “win-win all around” and praised its “radical simplicity.” That simplicity, of course, is what fueled Herman Cain's rise from near-anonymity to first-tier candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
  The first time Forbes magazine named Stockton "America's most miserable city," people here sent angry letters to the editor and suffered a kind of civic heartburn. When it happened again this year, they'd reached their limit. "I'm gratified that so many people are saying they're mad as hell at Forbes," Mayor Ann Johnston said. "Enough is enough. " After the latest list came out in February, Peter Jaffe, the Stockton Symphony's music director, brought it up during a concert.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
Steve Forbes' name is conspicuously absent each year when his magazine lists the 400 richest Americans. The competition wants to correct that. Fortune magazine estimates in its Feb. 5 edition that the Republican presidential candidate has a personal net worth of $439 million, most from his inherited stake in the family publishing and land empires.
OPINION
February 4, 1996 | Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler is the author of "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood." His new book is "Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Cult of Celebrity" (Knopf)
There was a time in America when an affluent presidential candidate who proposed a tax scheme to further enrich the wealthy would have been reviled as a self-serving plutocrat, and a time when an heir to a vast industrial fortune who went loco and murdered someone would have been adduced, unfairly or not, as an example of the degeneracy of the rich. No more.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1996 | From Associated Press
Forbes magazine has put its biggest advertisers off-limits to tough editorial criticism by its writers and has watered down unfavorable stories on others, Fortune magazine says in an unusually high-profile attack on a rival publication. Forbes called the allegations, which appear in a Feb. 5 Fortune cover story, an act of desperation by an also-ran in a tough battle for advertising and readers. Veteran magazine consultant Martin S.
OPINION
January 28, 1996 | William Schneider, William Schneider, a contributing editor to Opinion, is a political analyst for CNN
In their speeches to the nation on Tuesday, President Bill Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) had to contend with a presence looming over the 1996 presidential campaign. Someone who wasn't there, who holds no office but who's a threat to both men: Steve Forbes. Forbes is the latest in a long tradition of anti-Washington outsiders that stretches back to Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gary Hart, Ross Perot and Colin L. Powell. Forbes is the man of the moment.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2009 | Janet Hook
Silvan Johnson adores Sarah Palin, belongs to a conservative discussion group and fumes at President Obama's spending policies. But when it comes to picking a new congressional representative for her upstate New York district, she is in no mood to help the Republican Party. In fact, Johnson and many other conservatives want to use a Nov. 3 special election to teach the GOP a lesson about sticking to conservative values -- even though that lesson could mean the party loses a House seat it has held for decades.
SPORTS
May 2, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Pay no mind to the sports book, Steve Forbes insists. Certainly, he didn't look at the odds himself as he was leaving training camp in Las Vegas en route to L.A. for Saturday night's fight against Oscar De La Hoya. The 35-year-old De La Hoya is a staggering 18-to-1 favorite, according to the MGM/Mirage sports book. "Somebody forgot to tell me that," Forbes (33-5, nine knockouts) said this week as he concluded preparations for the bout at the Home Depot Center's soccer stadium in Carson.
SPORTS
April 27, 2008 | Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press
Oscar De La Hoya feels like a contender, which is only right because he's fighting a guy from "The Contender." Never mind that Steve Forbes couldn't even win the now-defunct reality television show. He's a big winner now that De La Hoya hand-picked him to be his latest comeback opponent next week in Los Angeles. Forbes is used to following scripts, so this one should be simple enough. His job is to make De La Hoya feel like a champion again, just in time for his September rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. There's really no other purpose for the May 3 fight, other than to draw a big crowd to the Home Depot Center for something other than watching David Beckham sit on the bench.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
James W. Michaels, the former editor of Forbes magazine whose cantankerous manner and contrarian take on American business flavored the publication and fueled its growth during a career spanning four decades, has died. He was 86. He died of pneumonia Tuesday in New York City, the magazine announced. Michaels was both a relentless advocate of free markets and a dogged critic of financial scoundrels and politicians given to meddling in the markets and promoting regulatory excess.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2007 | Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writer
It was a typical oddball Milken conference matchup: longtime Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens sparring with magazine editor and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes in a lively debate on oil prices and energy policy. The result in the packed Beverly Hills ballroom Tuesday? Horror -- and amusement. Pickens drew a mix of groans and quiet gasps with his prediction that U.S. oil prices would top last year's record high of $78.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2000
Over the past decade, Billy Crystal has emerged as Hollywood's MVP on Oscar night. Why? His flair for entrances: riding his "City Slickers" steed onstage in 1991, wheeled in as a masked Hannibal Lecter in 1992, leaning over the bow as the "Titanic's" King of the World in 1998. The parody song medleys at the start of the shows have become a popular staple, and who can forget the complete Jack Palance joke cycle in 1992?
NEWS
February 11, 2000
Capitalist Tools: "I guess Steve Forbes is throwing in the monogrammed towel. . . . It's true what they say, good looks can only carry you so far. He dropped out after finishing a disappointing third in Delaware. I understand he locked himself in the wine cellar and wouldn't come out." (Jay Leno) Forbes Play: "Steve Forbes announced he will drop out of the GOP presidential race after spending $65 million to finish third in Delaware, Iowa and New Hampshire.
NEWS
February 10, 2000 | MARK Z. BARABAK and ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Steve Forbes abruptly quit the presidential race Wednesday after spending more than four years and $76 million on a quest that helped shape Republican thinking but won him little personal following. The multimillionaire publisher made his decision after finishing a distant third in Tuesday's Delaware primary, which he won in 1996 during his first try for president. "I have no regrets except not winning," Forbes told NBC News. "But I think we did help change the agenda in America."
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