Politics

  • July 24, 1998  

    Kwame Holman reports from the U.S. Capitol after a shooting there left two Capitol police officers dead, a tourist injured, and the alleged gunman in crititical condition. Continue reading

  • July 24, 1998  

    Japan’s ruling party has chosen Foreign Minister Keizo Obuchi to become the country’s next leader. After a background report, Walter Mondale, former ambassador to Japan and a Japanese journalist discuss the country’s new prime minister. Continue reading

  • July 23, 1998  

    The House once again took up the contentious issue of abortion this week when it attempted to override President Clinton’s veto of a ban on a specific late-term abortion technique. Kwame Holman reports on the stormy deliberations. Continue reading

  • July 23, 1998  

    The NAACP and other groups have recently criticized the Supreme Court for not hiring more minorities to serve as clerks. The clerk position, in addition to helping shape the decisions handed down by the top court, is also a door into the upper echelons of the legal profession. Continue reading

  • July 22, 1998  

    As the Republican party gears up for the Fall elections, one of the issues that has troubled moderates is the GOP’s stand against homosexuality. Continue reading

  • July 22, 1998  

    As the Republican party gears up for the Fall elections, one of the issues that has troubled moderates is the GOP’s stand against homosexuality. Four advocates square off. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    New Nigerian leader Abdulsalam Abubakar said he would end military rule next year in favor of a democratically-elected leadership. Here is a background report on Abubakar’s rise to power. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    New Nigerian leader Abdulsalam Abubakar said he would end military rule next year in favor of a democratically-elected leadership. Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations Ibrahim Gambari and Nigerian dissident Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti discuss the proposal for democracy. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    A federal judge ruled the Environmental Protection Agency evaluated the effects of second-hand cigarette smoke on “selective information.” Carol Browner of the EPA and Charles Blixt of R.J. Reynolds tobacco company discuss the investigation. Continue reading

  • July 21, 1998  

    The NewsHour’s regional commentators discuss Chief Justice William Rehnquist’s decision not to keep secret service agents from testifying in front of the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky matter. Continue reading