Politics

  • February 17, 1997  

    Conflict and unrest continue to haunt the Central African nation of Zaire and its neighbors. Charlayne Hunter-Gault re-examines the centuries-old causes of the violence. Continue reading

  • February 13, 1997  

    Here’s another look at the Clinton agenda as set out in the President’s State of the Union address last week. This time, the U.S. and its delinquent dues to the United Nations. Charlayne Hunter-Gault has the story. Continue reading

  • February 12, 1997  

    This is the second time in two years a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of Senators and Representatives has arrived on the floor of the House. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • February 10, 1997  

    The FDA’s authority to regulate tobacco was argued in a federal court in North Carolina. Those regulations were adopted under the watch of Food & Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, who has announced he will leave the agency later this month. Here’s a parting interview with him. Continue reading

  • February 5, 1997  

    The jury of the O.J. Simpson Civil Trial found that Simpson willfully and wrongfully caused the death of Ronald Goldman and that he committed battery with malice and oppression against Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports, followed by an analysis of the verdicts. Continue reading

  • February 3, 1997  

    On this eve of President Clinton’s State of the Union address Tuesday night some thoughts about the importance and impact of these annual speeches. The thoughts are those of NewsHour regulars. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1997  

    Two of the nation’s most powerful leaders, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, faced tough questions about their election activities. The NewsHour’s political analysts, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Wall Street Journalist Paul Gigot, debate the charges and if a “double standard” exists for Democrats and Republicans. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1997  

    Scandal dominated the political scene in Washington this week. Two of the nation’s most powerful leaders, President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, faced tough questions about their election activities. Continue reading

  • January 31, 1997  

    Political cartoonists assess the year thus far. The President and Congress have barely started new terms, but they’ve already provided rich material for pen and ink. Now the drawings and views of Michael Ramirez and Ann Telnaes, Doug Marlette, and Steve Kelley. Continue reading

  • January 30, 1997  

    A panel of historians debates bipartisanship in government operations. Continue reading