Politics

  • April 25, 1996  

    Jim Lehrer speaks to White House Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    A major political problem facing the international community is the apprehension and prosecution of war criminals. Two Bosnian Serb leaders, Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, have been indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, but so far have been roaming in relative freedom. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    Over the past three days, Sothebys in New York City, has been auctioning off many possessions of the late former first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Offering prices for “pieces” of the life of one of America’s most respected women have been outrageous, and interest in the auction has been enormous. Continue reading

  • April 25, 1996  

    Jim Lehrer speaks to Republican Congressman John Kasich of Ohio, Chairman of the House Budget Committee. Continue reading

  • April 24, 1996  

    Republicans are re-examining President Clinton’s appointments to the federal bench. The Republican nominee, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, has criticized several of federal judges as being “liberal” and has promised his appointees would be more “tougher on criminals.” Margaret Warner examines the issue. Continue reading

  • April 24, 1996  

    President Clinton signed a new anti- terrorism bill into law. Another consequence of the Oklahoma City bombing was a focus on the armed militia groups that have existed in this country for many years. Several Western and Northwestern states have since stepped up efforts to police their activities. Continue reading

  • April 19, 1996   BY Admin 

    The new Telecommunications Bill passed by Congress will have a sweeping effect on the way telephone and cable companies can do business. Continue reading

  • April 17, 1996  

    Is it overstepping the bounds to seize the property of drug dealers as well as handing them tough sentences? Jeffrey Kaye looks at the question of double jeopardy in the U.S. governments’ war on drugs. Continue reading

  • April 17, 1996  

    There are two cases before the Supreme Court questioning whether the government can both confiscate property and hand down prison sentences to people guilty of drug offences. To look at the particulars of these questions, Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Stuart Taylor of The Amercican Lawyer magazine. Continue reading

  • April 16, 1996  

    Margaret Warner is joined by a panel of historians to look at a familiar political parlor game, guessing who the presidential candidate will select as his running mate. Continue reading