Barbara Boxer

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    February 27, 2013

    Bill Russell College Hoops Footage Captures a Remarkable Era in San Francisco History

    The above footage is 12 seconds. That's about the time it took a young Bill Russell to snag a rebound, dribble the ball coast-to-coast, then drop in a finger roll while leaping over a hapless defender. It popped up on Youtube a few days ago, then was picked up by Deadspin on Monday, before making t ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Barbara Boxer Diagnoses Todd Akin, Republican Party With Mommy Issues

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) took a brief break from politics yesterday and tapped into her inner Freud to conclude that all of this Republican crazy talk about rape and abortions is a sure sign that members of the GOP -- specifically Todd Akin -- suffer from some kind of weird mother fixation.The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein Are Stinking Rich

    ​Here is something that might inspire the dwindling Occupiers to return to their tents: While our very own Nancy Pelosi was pushing to extend unemployment  benefits that will, ideally, keep Spam on the tables of the 99 percent -- and provide a boatload of jobs! -- the San Francisco Democrat h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Tras Gustav Karlsson Berg Jailed for Threatening to Shoot Senator Over Wolf Legislation

    Loves wolves​Readers might recall the angry wolf man who threatened to kill a California Senator for not taking enough action to protect the carnivorous beasts from being dropped off the list of endangered species. Tras Gustav Karlsson Berg, a registered sex offender and active environmentalist, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    John Boehner, GOP House Speaker: Does He Truly Define Silicon Valley?

    Represents the Silicon Valley?​When we read in the Chronicle today that supporters of our very own Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer were rolling out the red carpet for GOP House Speaker John Boehner, we had to give it a second read -- just to make sure that we hadn't misunderstood. And then we gave i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Royal Wedding Is Over: Bombastic Weddings We Want To See

    The bride wore white - and oil drilling boots. The groom wore freedom.​We're rather relieved that the royal wedding happened while we were sleeping and the media pandemonium is coming to a ceremonious close. Did anyone this side of the Atlantic even care to begin with? Now that the bedlam is over, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

    This sucks​It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. might be surpassing the SFHA's notoriousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The Year in Gay, 2010 Edition

    What a year it was​Who Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were three major federal trials (four, technically -- but two were sorta merged in Massachusetts), promises ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Which Comes First? DADT Repeal or Target Store in San Francisco?

    Bad dog! Homophobic! ​The Week in GayDid you miss me? I spent the last week in Buffalo, N.Y., visiting family and NOT getting groped by anyone at any of the four airports I visited. Granted, I had to pass inspection at only two of the four airports, but I kept an open mind about being fondled and ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Recession's Latest Victim: Plans to Restore Old Mint

    Were local tycoons too cheap to bankroll this? ​Nine years after Mayor Willie Brown put in motion a plan to turn the 136-year-old San Francisco's Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets into a "21st-century mixed-use cultural center dedicated to the residents and visitors of the Bay Area," the San F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Election Results Show Tea Party Fails to Gain Traction in Western States

    Is that Harry Reid in the middle?​Some of you might have found it particularly hard to greet the Red Dawn of Nov. 3. We admit that it's difficult to face the idea of Tea Party-propelled candidates marching off to Washington with plans to combat imagined New World Order conspiracies within the vaul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Carly Fiorina Hospitalized

    No campaign pit stop...​In a role reversal from having angry nurses follow her around the state, Carly Fiorina has opted to visit them instead. The Republican Senate candidate's campaign confirmed that the breast cancer survivor was undergoing treatment due to an infection related to reconstructiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Barbara Boxer Aide Marcus Stanley Busted for Pot

    ​Marcus Stanley, a senior economic adviser to Sen. Barbara Boxer, was busted for alleged marijuana possession as he walked into the Hart Senate Office Building in the nation's capital yesterday. He was, remarkably quickly, an ex-senior economic adviser. "Marcus Stanley is no longer with this offic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Republicans' Love/Hate Relationship With the Gays

    Is pink the GOP's color after all? ​The Week in GayRepublicans are much more entertaining than Democrats, don't you think? They make the most outlandish and flamboyant statements without a hint of irony about the incredible insincerity of their positions. Democrats usually just bite their lips wai ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Barbara Boxer Helps Score $36.8 Million for California Counties. S.F. Gets a Piddling $5,668.

    Hey, thanks a lot!​Sen. Barbara Boxer, in a tight re-election contest against Republican Carly Fiorina, has helped largely poor and rural California counties to a vat federal funds. Boxer has lent a hand in hastening this year's installment of government payments showered upon counties to com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    The Week in Gay - Vaughn Walker returns! Obama serves cocktails! Elton rims Rush!

    Lennon then Limbaugh -- why not?​ OK ok ok ok...Elton John didn't really perform anal-lingus on Rush Limbaugh - technically - but he was paid $1 million to sing at Limbaugh's 4th (FOURTH) wedding last weekend and as far as I'm concerned Elton's breath will always smell like Rush's ass from now o ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    GetEqual Grilled! Good for the gays?

    by Patrick Connors www.fixitordeal.wordpress.comEveryone loves the shish​ For those of you not keeping up, the hot gay dish this Pride season is the GetEqual shish kebab. The group responsible for the attention grabbing stunts at the White House and at Barbara Boxer fundraisers in California h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Election 2010 Results: Demon Sheep, Gavin Newsom, Open Primaries Triumph

    Meg Whitman never liked voting, but plenty of Californians voted for her​Results are starting to roll in from today's voting on ballot initiatives and primaries for statewide office. Wanna know the latest, greatest bad decisions California's electorate has chosen to impose upon itself? SF Weekly h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    You Think Carly Fiorina Gives a F*ck About Global Warming?

    Soft on terrorism, just like Barbara Boxer​Republican Carly Fiorina has launched a doozy of an attack ad (view after the jump) against incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, managing to make herself look like a wannabe national-security hawk and something of an ecological cretin in just over 30 ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010
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    May 26, 2010

    Obama Rakes in $1.7 Million in San Francisco, Takes On Heckler

    Jason KinneyHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, Barack! How's my second-favorite Democratic presidential candidate? ​Nice work if you can get it: President Barack Obama hit up San Franciscans yesterday to the tune of $1.7 million. Sen. Barbara Boxer's vulnerable re-election campaign will benefit to the tune of $60 ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Video Breakdown: Obama's Heckler Death Scowl

    As noted earlier, a heckler urging President Barack Obama to move faster repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell disrupted his San Francisco speech yesterday. We've found a better video (above). We're also a bit tickled by the president's initial reaction:

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Obama in San Francisco -- Nightmare Town For Many Presidents

    President Warren Harding left his heart in San Francisco -- and everything else​President Barack Obama's agenda in San Francisco today: Get in, raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer, safeguard the Senate's Democratic majority, and get out. But just because Muni will stop for him doesn't necessarily m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Boxer, Feinstein to Call for Permanent Moratorium on Offshore Oil Drilling

    Good riddance? ​California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein -- along with their counterparts from both Oregon and Washington -- will tomorrow officially introduce legislation calling for a permanent ban on oil drilling off the West Coast, Boxer's office has told SF Weekly. The call for a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Are Gays Losing Patience With Obama? Don't Ask.

    Has Barack Obama enacted all the sweet talk he directed toward the gay community? Well...​Some people are so desperate for leadership that they will cling to anyone that gives them the time of day - even when they know the heart-shaped boxes they are given are always empty. If certain gay Demo ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    Yeah, we want to fly through that airport! ​It's easy, friends! Just answer the five questions correctly, send us an e-mail and you win a damn prize. What could be better? 1. Which of the following isn't featured in San Francisco International Airport's wicked new ad? A. The Brown twins! B. A flig ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    The Week in Gay -- A Nation of Uppity Fags

    ​ A blogswarm was launched on March 18 to encourage the community to contact Nancy Pelosi's offices about her lack of effort behind the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In addition to the pressure on the phone lines, her offices in D.C. and San Francisco were visited by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Adman Behind 'Demon Sheep,' Boxer Blimp Has No Idea How He'll Top This

    Fred Davis' message is simple: "Carly Fiorina, in our opinion, is a more appealing and proper candidate than Barbara Boxer." The Southern California adman has chosen, intuitively enough, to convey said message by depicting Boxer's head swelling grotesquely like Jerry Quarry's after one too many salv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Carly Fiorina's Latest Insane Attack Ad Leaves Us Counting 'Demon Sheep'

    Republican candidate for senate Carly Fiorina clearly feels the path to victory will be forged by depicting her opponents as Terry Gilliam-esque monsters -- or she's been snowed by cunning filmmakers who wanted to make crazy, crazy movies to amuse their pot-smoking buddies and get paid top dollar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Blackwater: DiFi's Questionable H2O Moves Muddy Dems' Election Hopes

    Will Sen. Dianne Feinstein's shady water deal shoot down Dems' election chances? ​Take one part frozen orange juice concentrate, mix it with three parts water, and you have a delicious morning drink.Take one sleazy political juice deal, and mix it with rotten water policy, however, and California' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Bay Links: Bike Saddles, Meryl Streep & Tequila

    via BoingBoing​Bike saddles almost too nice to sit on. [BoingBoing] Senator Barbara Boxer has a piggy bank worth $6.3 million cash. [SFGate] Frank Chu hits up the Sanctuary City meeting. He. Is. Everywhere. [Sweet Melissa] Holy crap. They're remaking Red Dawn!!! [Burrito Justice] Ride along in an ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Slow Food Potluck Draws Hundreds to Civic Center on Labor Day

    mental.masala/FlickrThe Civic Center event was one of several in the city.​Slow Food San Francisco president Dava Guthmiller estimated about 400 people showed up at a potluck in Civic Center yesterday. The event was one of more than 300 Labor Day Eat-Ins organized by Slow Food USA, a kickoff t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Potential Savior of South Bay Baseball May Be Politically Conflicted

    Tick, tick, tick...As we noted earlier this week, hope springs eternal on Opening Day -- but the Oakland A's tenure in the East Bay may not be nearly as perpetual. For those of you who were unaware that Oakland owner Lew Wolff and the South Bay -- a region that craves Major League sports franchises ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    We Won! Feinstein, Boxer Top 2009 Earmark List

    To paraphrase Peggy Lee, Barbara Boxer brings home the bacon, and Dianne Feinstein fries it up in a pan, according to the most recently updated list of senatorial porkmiesters and mistresses compiled by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington advocacy group. According to the list, California's ... More >>

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    February 15, 2008
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    January 17, 2007

    Let the Gaming Begin

    Has a labor boss in trouble with the feds joined a high-powered Democratic lobbyist to merge Konocti Harbor Resort with Indian gambling?

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    January 10, 2007

    A Union Made in Political Heaven

    A labor boss in trouble with the feds joins a high-powered Democratic lobbyist to merge Konocti Resort with Indian gaming

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    October 18, 2006
  • Culture

    November 30, 2005

    A Time to Run

    The good senator sure can write a sex scene -- between horses

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2005

    Cat Food

    Artist roasts hypocrisy

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    July 6, 2005

    She's a Fighter

    Bay Area represent!

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    April 27, 2005

    Look Carefully

    Art that goes bump in the night

  • Dining

    February 9, 2005

    Chard Into Memory

    Food for when you're in danger of becoming a hopeless pessimist

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    May 29, 2002

    Undercover Brother

    What can a man do when he's constantly being mistaken for a woman?

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    May 22, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of May 22, 2002

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    May 23, 2001

    Pointed Queries

    Three California members of Congress are demanding information from the Navy about radioactive materials at Hunters Point Shipyard

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    July 12, 2000


    Mint Conditions

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    March 4, 1998

    Uno Mas

    Ed Rollins fights another round in California state politics

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    April 24, 1996
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