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Wed., July 16, 1997

Ten years ago: Former White House political director Lyn Nofziger was charged with violating federal ethics laws in a six-count indictment. His convictions on three counts of illegally lobbying White House officials were overturned by an appeals court.

Five years ago: Bill Clinton delivered his acceptance speech a day after winning the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in New York City. To the dismay and anger of supporters, Ross Perot announced he would not run for president. He later changed his mind.

One year ago: President Clinton told the National Governors’ Association he was granting states new powers to deny benefits to recipients who refuse to move from welfare to work.


 
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