Politics

  • March 3, 1999  

    Should money for Social Security be invested in the stock market? Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution and Martin Feldstein of Harvard University give their take on efforts to reform the system. Continue reading

  • March 1, 1999  

    Responding to their party’s letdown in the 1998 elections, California Republicans regrouped in Sacramento to debate the future of their party. Continue reading

  • March 1, 1999  

    For the first time in 15 years, Nigeria will be ruled by a civilian government. General Olusegun Obasanjo, a former military ruler, easily defeated his opponent in recent presidential elections. But questions have surfaced regarding the results. Elizabeth Farnsworth and guests discuss. Continue reading

  • February 25, 1999   BY Admin 

    President Clinton has declared that saving Social Security should be the priority when using the current budget surplus. The White House published the following description of their proposal. Continue reading

  • February 25, 1999  

    A bipartisan commission is attempting to rework the current Medicare system, which will soon run out of money. Susan Dentzer of the health unit reports. Continue reading

  • February 25, 1999  

    Congressional Democrats say they are ready to tackle a number of issues, including the approaching insolvency of the Social Security system. Jim Lehrer talks with Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle about his party’s legislative agenda, U.S. involvement in the Kosovo crisis and trust in Washington. Continue reading

  • February 23, 1999  

    Congressional Correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the return home of House Impeachment Manager and U.S. Rep. James Rogan (R-CA). Continue reading

  • February 19, 1999  

    What effect has the Clinton-Lewinksy matter and the subsequent impeachment trial had on the language and culture of America? Elizabeth Farnsworth and guests discuss. Continue reading

  • February 17, 1999  

    Two Senators, Republican Gordon Smith and Democrat Ron Wyden, return home for joint appearances at town hall meetings across the state to talk with residents about issues other than impeachment. Lee Hochberg of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. Continue reading

  • February 16, 1999  

    Republicans mapped out their legislative agenda for 1999. Topping the list is a 10 percent income tax cut. The tax cut, which would take $743 billion to fund, would come out of the projected budget surplus. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Republican governor John Engler of Michigan debate the proposal. Continue reading