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March 9, 1987 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
When Sen. Edward M. Kennedy showed up in Beverly Hills to talk politics not long ago, he was unprepared for the question. Was he, his hosts wanted to know, a liberal in retreat? For a man whose liberalism is as recognizable and inescapable as his ancestry, whose liberalism is every conservative's favorite nightmare, the question was manifestly surprising. "I'm frankly not used to having to defend myself as a liberal," Kennedy replied sourly.
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May 17, 2007 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
Nicolas Sarkozy took office as France's 23rd president Wednesday and moved quickly to deliver on promises of change by assembling a Cabinet of historic diversity that is likely to include an internationally known leader of the leftist opposition. Sarkozy, 52, succeeded fellow conservative Jacques Chirac, 74, during an elegant ceremony at the Elysee Palace.
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April 12, 1990 | GEORGE SKELTON, TIMES SACRAMENTO BUREAU CHIEF
Ask voters to compare men and women politicians and they probably will reply that the women are "harder working," "more caring" and "more ethical." But they also probably will say that the men are "tougher" and "emotionally better suited" for politics. Then also ask the voters to describe the differences between former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein and state Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp.
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June 5, 2006 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Maya Miller, a political activist who helped found the Women's Campaign Fund that sponsors female candidates seeking political office and who once ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic primary for U.S. senator from Nevada, has died. She was 90. Miller died Wednesday at her home in Washoe Valley in northern Nevada of natural causes, her daughter, Kit, said. She ran for the Senate in 1974, primarily to break through the male stronghold, she later said. "Maya wasn't a real politician.
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April 23, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rosario Green's first baby was on the way, but that wasn't going to stop her. The professor, under pressure to finish a book, presented the outline to a faculty meeting between contractions, just hours before her son was born. Days later, at home with her newborn, she set up a crib alongside her typewriter and banged out her book in three months. "When he had to eat, I put him here and kept typing," she recalled, clapping an imaginary infant to her breast.
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April 3, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In previous political incarnations, Edith Cresson had earned a reputation as a fighter and tough campaigner. But in her brief, unhappy 10-month stint as prime minister, the first woman in history to hold the job as head of the French government, Cresson-the-fighter was knocked out almost before she could get in the ring.
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March 1, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although they are seeking different offices--and in one case competing against one another--the leading women candidates for citywide offices in Los Angeles share a sense that they are battling against traditions and habits formed over decades. "It's still a very, very male-dominated arena," Councilwoman Laura Chick, a candidate for city controller in the April 10 municipal primary, told a women's forum Tuesday night. "It's adversarial and hostile. . . . We need to change that."
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October 28, 1998 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years ago, Patty Murray wore a pair of scruffy sneakers all the way to the U.S. Senate. Her image as a "mom in tennis shoes" and her plain talk about neighbors and schools carried the day in what turned out to be the "year of the woman," with nearly two dozen sweeping into Congress. This time around, with Murray facing a tough reelection fight, the political landscape is more complex.
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November 10, 1994 | JEFF BRAZIL and SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Just like their counterparts across the nation, voters in many of Orange County's local elections spelled relief C-H-A-N-G-E. Women and Latinos made precedent-setting gains on several city councils. Numerous incumbents were turned away. Laguna Beach, the county's bastion of liberalism, took a decidedly conservative turn. And in the hard-to-figure-category, voters in Fullerton reelected a councilman who was booted out of office just five months ago in a $200,000 recall election.
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May 8, 1996 | EDWIN CHEN and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole conceded Tuesday that he is "bothered" by polls showing that he lags far behind President Clinton, particularly among women, but insisted that he could close the gap and "broaden the base of our party."
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September 8, 2005 | Joe Holley, The Washington Post
Kathy Wilson, whose frustrations as a woman in the 1970s-era workplace fueled her rise to leadership of the National Women's Political Caucus, died of a heart attack Sept. 1 in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She was 54. After working briefly just out of college as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines, Wilson took a job in sales for a Kansas City, Mo., hotel. She rapidly became the company's leading salesperson and was so successful that the company asked her to train two new men.
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March 8, 2004 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
Ferial Amin Masry pulled off a rare double in last week's election, qualifying as a Democratic write-in candidate in the 37th Assembly District for the fall general election while winning a seat outright on the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee. But if Masry's feat was unprecedented locally, it pales beside what the Thousand Oaks woman hopes to accomplish in November. If elected, the 55-year-old U.S.
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October 3, 2003 | Peter Nicholas, Carla Hall and Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writers
Sexual misconduct allegations against Arnold Schwarzenegger roiled California's gubernatorial recall race Thursday as the Republican apologized for having "behaved badly" toward women while insisting he would champion their cause. Responding to a Los Angeles Times story on accusations by six women that he touched them in a sexual manner without their consent, Schwarzenegger dismissed the report as "trash politics," but went on to acknowledge unspecified wrongdoing.
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October 14, 2001 | SALLY ANN CONNELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan may be the man to beat among Republicans vying to be governor. But Secretary of State Bill Jones and businessman Bill Simon Jr. aren't ready to accept that. All three appeared Saturday before volunteers from the California Federation of Republican Women, with Jones pointing out that Riordan has contributed to a "virtual who's who of liberal candidates" in the last two decades. The accusation drew groans from many in the crowd.
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August 15, 2001 | PATRICIA BRENNAN, WASHINGTON POST
Bonnie Erbe was appearing regularly as a panelist on a television news talk show in the late 1980s when she decided to take things into her own hands and try to craft a series that would cover issues women cared about. "I was a panelist on 'The McLaughlin Group' when God was a baby, 100 years ago, and I thought there's more to life than arguing over whether the Senate was going to table an amendment or not," she said.
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May 11, 2001 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angry that the pregnant governor held a key meeting by speakerphone from her hospital bed, a group of Democratic lawmakers asked the state's highest court Thursday to rule whether Jane M. Swift can legally conduct critical state business by phone. Swift, the Republican acting governor who is expecting twins June 15, entered the hospital Tuesday after experiencing contractions, and doctors ordered her to remain there until the babies are born.
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May 21, 1993 | RICHARD SIMON and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Richard Riordan, seeking to improve his appeal among women voters and minimize political damage caused by his contributions to anti-abortion groups, showed off his support Thursday from women who favor abortion rights. "I'm supporting Dick Riordan because he too believes in a woman's right to choose," Susan Humphreville, a board member of Planned Parenthood, said at a news conference of about 25 women at a San Fernando Valley women's clinic.
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August 13, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
They emerged from nowhere three years ago, 100 mothers with two things in common: a white scarf tied around their heads and a deep-seated concern for the health and safety of their East Los Angeles neighborhoods. Galvanized by Father John Moretta of Resurrection Church to battle construction of a proposed $100-million state prison in East Los Angeles, the group of Latinas helped stall the project and have gone on to tackle issues ranging from environmental pollution to overcrowded classrooms.
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March 25, 2001 | The Washington Post
A new bipartisan survey suggests that, although female candidates continue to fare well in races for Congress and state legislatures, they still face voter doubts about their ability to serve as governors. Only four states have female chief executives: Arizona, Delaware, Montana and New Hampshire. According to data compiled by Democrat Celinda Lake and Republican Linda DiVall, men and older voters still tend to prefer male candidates in gubernatorial races.
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March 1, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although they are seeking different offices--and in one case competing against one another--the leading women candidates for citywide offices in Los Angeles share a sense that they are battling against traditions and habits formed over decades. "It's still a very, very male-dominated arena," Councilwoman Laura Chick, a candidate for city controller in the April 10 municipal primary, told a women's forum Tuesday night. "It's adversarial and hostile. . . . We need to change that."
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