Politics

  • March 20, 1996  

    A U.S. Circuit Court in Louisiana told the University of Texas that it may not consider race in admitting students to its law school. Legal correspondent, Stuart Taylor, talks to Elizabeth Farnsworth about how the move could result in a dramatic reduction of racial minorities in state graduate education programs. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1996  

    Political columnists Mark Shields and Paul Gigot analyse the results of the Midwestern primaries which clinched the Republican presidential nomination for Senator Bob Dole. Continue reading

  • March 19, 1996  

    Kwame Holman reports on the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 1997. Several Republicans were quick to criticize the plan for placing many of its cuts towards the end of the seven year cycle. Continue reading

  • March 19, 1996  

    President Clinton introduced his budget proposal for fiscal year 1997 in the midst of continuing debate over 1996 appropriations. The plan includes a tax cut along with savings in programs such as welfare and Medicare. The NewsHour discusses the proposal with OMB Director Alice Rivlin and Senate Budget Chairman Peter Domenici. Continue reading

  • March 18, 1996  

    Congress is expected to pass a version of product liability reform this week. The bill would limit punitive damages that could be awarded to those people injured by defective products. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a debate over the merits of the bill. Continue reading

  • March 15, 1996  

    This was the week Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole took a commanding lead in the Republican delegate count and drove Steve Forbes out of the contest. Kwame Holman reports on how the looming face-off between Dole and President Clinton is affecting the course of legislation in Congress. Continue reading

  • March 14, 1996  

    With Senator Bob Dole and Patrick Buchanan fighting for their party’s nomination, several rifts within the GOP have emerged. The NewsHour’s panel of historians look at changes in the party and how conflicting ideologies threatened the party’s cohesion in the past. Continue reading

  • March 14, 1996  

    Margaret Warner talks with Susan Dentzer of U.S. News and World Report about the continuing struggle in Congress to balance the federal budget. Continue reading

  • March 13, 1996  

    Pat Buchanan talks about his determination to continue to seek the Republican nomination for President, even after Senator Bob Dole’s sweep in Super Tuesday. Buchanan believes he is “winning the battle for the heart and soul and the future of the Republican Party, ” and plans to “stay in right to the convention.” Continue reading

  • March 13, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Paul Raeburn of Business Week about what the ramifications are for the tobacco industry following the Liggett Group’s decision to settle it’s part of a class action lawsuit. Continue reading