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April 18, 1997 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a surprising twist to his lengthy ethics ordeal, House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced Thursday that he will accept a personal loan from 1996 GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole to pay a $300,000 penalty. After informing Republican colleagues of his decision during a closed-door meeting, Gingrich stood in the well of the House chamber to say that he felt a "moral obligation" to reimburse taxpayers with "personal funds."
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April 10, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Dole is unemployed no more. The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee signed on as special counsel with the Washington law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand. Fellow employees will include former Democratic Sens. George J. Mitchell of Maine and Lloyd Bentsen of Texas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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April 10, 1997 | MARC LACEY and JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Senate committee probing campaign finance irregularities agreed on Wednesday to issue subpoenas to Bob Dole's presidential campaign and a handful of GOP-linked advocacy groups, while the House appeared to be moving toward an inquiry that would allow its investigators to look beyond the Clinton administration, as well.
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March 20, 1997 | From Associated Press
Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole announced a drive Wednesday to raise $100 million for a new World War II memorial and defended its prime National Mall site. President Clinton chimed in with a letter wishing Dole well "in this noble undertaking." But Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), a Medal of Honor winner in Vietnam, said the memorial would spoil the beauty of the Mall site. Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee and longtime Kansas senator, said at a ceremony on the 7.
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January 18, 1997 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a gesture of his determination to put the partisan wars of the last four years behind him, President Clinton bestowed the nation's highest civilian honor on erstwhile political nemesis and presidential rival Bob Dole. But no sooner did Clinton drape the Presidential Medal of Freedom around Dole's neck than the flinty Kansas Republican infused the solemn White House ceremony with his trademark irreverence.
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January 16, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Clinton plans to present Bob Dole with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Clinton plans to award the medal to Dole on Friday during an event to unveil the winning design for a World War II battle monument. During the presidential campaign, Clinton spoke highly of Dole, honoring his record in World War II and his 35 years of service in the Senate.
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January 3, 1997 | Associated Press
Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) is offering House members of both parties a novel suggestion: Elect Bob Dole as speaker. Although the House has never chosen a speaker who was not already a member of the House, nothing in the Constitution bars lawmakers from selecting an outsider. Stupak said his suggestion was prompted by the realization that, even with Speaker Newt Gingrich facing ethics charges, a Democrat cannot be elected in the House.
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December 21, 1996 | Associated Press
President Clinton and former Republican rival Bob Dole met Friday, making good on an election-night agreement to sit and chat. Meeting alone in the Oval Office, the two men talked for about an hour--a visit the president described as "fascinating and fun," White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry told reporters. Clinton and Dole "compared notes on the election, and probably agreed on how miserable their staffs were," McCurry joked.
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November 6, 1996 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the final blunder of a star-crossed campaign. Just before 6:30 p.m. PST, an aide to Bob Dole electronically released a written statement conceding the candidate's defeat to reporters waiting for Dole outside Washington's Watergate Hotel. "Bob Dole has completed his mission with courage and honor. Even in defeat, he has much to claim in the way of success," declared the statement, which bore the name of Dole's press secretary, Nelson Warfield.
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November 6, 1996
Apparent winners state by state in the presidential race. Electoral votes listed in each state.
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