Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer Declares Retirement To Shorts-Wearing Grandson

By on 1.8.15 | 11:39AM

As expected, Sen. Barbara Boxer is declaring her retirement ahead of the 2016 cycle. After she finishes out her current term in Congress, the longtime Senator will be forced to turn her unexplained ire on Neiman Marcus personal shoppers instead of Army brigadier Generals.

She made the announcement this morning on her official website with a video of herself doing a serious media interview with her grandson Zach, who stands in for DC reporters, and who clearly felt no need to dress up for the occasion. 

An Officer and a Gentleman

By on 2.13.11 | 6:01PM

CNN contributor and former Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene tells the story of a gracious act by Four-star Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli toward White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, after President Obama's longtime friend mistook the General for a waiter at a dinner and asked him to bring her a glass of wine:

Rather than take offense, or try to make Jarrett feel small for her blunder, the general, in good humor, went and poured her a glass of wine. It was evident that he wanted to defuse the awkward moment, and to let Jarrett know that she should not feel embarrassed.

As Chiarelli wrote in an e-mail to CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr:

"It was an honest mistake that ANYONE could have made. She was sitting, I was standing and walking behind her and all she saw were the two stripes on my pants which were almost identical to the waiters' pants -- REALLY. She apologized and will come to the house for dinner if a date can be worked out in March."

Carly Commits Cardinal Sin

By on 6.7.10 | 3:58PM

That would be former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Carly Fiorina, Republican candidate for Barbara Boxer's senatorial seat in California, by calling "climate change" the "weather," that is, in the eyes ofUSA Today (and presumably ABC's Bill Blakemore).

Let’s Not Call the Whole Thing Off

By on 12.2.09 | 5:34PM

What does Senate Environment and Public Works chairwoman (I assume she doesn't want to be called "chairman") Barbara Boxer call Climategate?

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Kerry’d Away on Cap and Trade

By 10.2.09

It's not going to be easy for John Kerry and Barbara Boxer to get their climate bill through the Senate.