Politics

  • October 3, 1996  

    Bob Dole is staking a large portion of his presidential campaign on his 15 percent across-the-board tax cut. But President Clinton has challenged Dole’s assertion that the cuts would not increase the deficit, and the President proposed a smaller tax cut of his own. Two econonists analyze the two plans. Continue reading

  • October 2, 1996  

    Though they are not voted for specifically, in 1996 the potential first ladies are being scrutinized and listened to as never before. Hillary Clinton was in Boca Raton, Florida, yesterday, and she spoke at Florida Atlantic University. Continue reading

  • October 2, 1996  

    Elizabeth Brackett of WTTW-Chicago reports on the Illinois Senate race, one of fourteen this year to fill the seat of a retiring Senator, in this case, Democrat Paul Simon. The contenders in this race of converging ideologies are Republican State Rep. Al Salvi and Democratic Rep. Dick Durbin. Continue reading

  • October 2, 1996  

    Though they are not voted for specifically, in 1996 the potential first ladies are being scrutinized and listened to as never before. Elizabeth Dole spoke yesterday at a fair in Fresno, California. Continue reading

  • September 18, 1996  

    Spiro Agnew, vice president from 1969 through 1973, died Wednesday in Maryland. The controversial conservative resigned from the Nixon administration under a flurry of charges. NewsHour regular Haynes Johnson and David Keene, who was Agnew’s political assistant at the White House, join Jim Lehrer in remembering Spiro T. Agnew. Continue reading

  • September 5, 1996  

    Two-thirds of the world’s oil is in the Middle East. Though the U.S. buys relatively little, an interdependent world economy means the Iraqi conflict could directly, and indirectly, hurt us. Charles Krause provides a backgrounder. Continue reading

  • September 5, 1996  

    Two-thirds of the world’s oil is in the Middle East. Though the U.S. buys relatively little, an interdependent world economy means the Iraqi conflict could directly, and indirectly, hurt us. A discussion with Elizabeth Farnsworth and strategic experts. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1996  

    In a Convention week, the city of Chicago seems all baloons and goofy hats. But there is a real, and in some ways deeply troubled, city surrounding the United Center. David Gergen talks to author Alex Kotlowitz, of "There Are No Children Here." Continue reading

  • August 29, 1996  

    Vice President Al Gore accepts his nomination at the Democratic National Convention Continue reading

  • August 29, 1996  

    Senator Edward Kennedy speaks at the Democratic National Convention. Continue reading