THE GREAT DEBATE|
SEPTEMBER 29: The Senate has begun debate of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform bill. The proposal, a slightly altered version of the one killed in 1996. The Online NewsHour explores the differences between the old and new bills and the status of the debate.
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION?
AUGUST 3: With news of the "Asian connection" coming from the Senate investigation, many are asking what impact is the hearings having on the political participation of Asian-Americans? The Online NewsHour explores the issue with elected representatives and political activists.
JULY 27: When members of the Senate's
Governmental Affairs Committee
decided last week to grant immunity
to five individuals connected with
possible violations of campaign
finance law, they came down on
one side of a tricky balancing act --
the need to bring out the truth
versus the need to prosecute
RESISTING CHANGE & RESISTING ARREST
JULY 16: Congress is often seen as a place
that maintains the status quo and resists changes to the system. But the
campaign finance reform fight of
1988 may be one of the most
violent and strangest in Senate
THE FIGHT TO START THE HEARINGS
JULY 7: In preparing
for their investigative hearings
members of Senate Governmental
Affairs Committee have faced a
number of challenges, not the least
of which is pronouncing the
names of some potential witnesses. Kwame Holman report on the political manuevers behind the hearings.