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Graham pushes 20-week abortion ban

Graham pushes 20-week abortion ban

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) --South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham attempted to push through a measure banning abortions after the 20th week Tuesday.
Gabrielle Levy
John Kerry clarifies his 'apartheid' comment on Israel

John Kerry clarifies his 'apartheid' comment on Israel

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement Monday saying he regretted using the phrase "apartheid state" in reference to Israel and the Palestinians.
Aileen Graef
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will make a cameo on the Season 6 finale of "Parks and Recreation," NBC said Thursday.
Obama offers short-term relief to California; warns of global warming

Obama offers short-term relief to California; warns of global warming

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama announced a four-prong approach Friday to help Californians get through one of the state's worst-ever droughts.
Senators push for support of military sexual assault bill

Senators push for support of military sexual assault bill

Veterans who were victims of sexual assault while on active duty joined a bipartisan group of senators on Thursday to push for a bill that takes prosecution of such crimes out of the military chain of command.
Christophe Haubursin -- Medill News Service

Statewide drought emergency declared in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for all of California Friday, saying the state faced "terrible consequences" from the stubborn winter dry spell.

Production halted at Los Angeles oilfield for fume investigation

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Production at a small oilfield in Los Angeles was suspended while environmental regulators check its emissions, the oil company said.
Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday mounted an effort to thwart states' attempts to clamp down on abortion rights.

Boxer, Graham introduce plan to protect military victims of rape

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Victims of sexual assault in the U.S. military should be spared from testifying at preliminary hearings, a bipartisan group in the Senate says.

Fertilizer company fined $118,000 for blast at Texas plant

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A blast at a fertilizer plant that devastated a small central Texas town has now cost the facility's parent company a $118,300 fine, an official said Thursday.

Senate ethics panel dismisses Vitter's complaints against Reid, Boxer

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Senate ethics panel dismissed a case alleging improper conduct by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Ethics Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Senate Republican requested an ethics investigation of Democrats who hinted they may use his personal scandal to fight his effort to defund part of Obamacare.
Locks to embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's office changed

Locks to embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's office changed

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The locks on the office of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women, were changed, the city attorney's office said.

Aide: Mayor Filner has completed therapy

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has completed therapy for his sexual harassment, an aide said Friday.
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Barbara Boxer
SXP98110301 - 3 NOVEMBER 1998 - GREENBRAE, CALIFORNIA, USA: Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA, leaves a polling place in Greenbrae, California, flanked by her son Doug (L) and her husband Stuart Boxer after voting November 3. Boxer is in a tight race with challenger Matt Fong for her seat. iw/ts/Terry Schmitt UPI
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Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is the junior United States Senator from California (since 1993). A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1983–1993).

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College. She worked as a stockbroker for several years before moving to California with her husband. During the 1970s, she worked as a journalist for the Pacific Sun and as an aide to U.S. Representative John L. Burton. She served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors for six years and become the board's first female president. With the slogan "Barbara Boxer Gives a Damn", she was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982, representing California District 6. She sat on the House Armed Services Committee, and was involved in government oversight, passing several procurement reforms.

Boxer won the 1992 election for the U.S. Senate. She holds the record for the most popular votes in any U.S. Senate election in history, having received 6.96 million votes in her 2004 re-election. Boxer is the chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee and the chair of the Select Committee on Ethics, making her the only senator to preside over two committees simultaneously. She is also the Democratic Chief Deputy Whip.

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