Politics

  • August 20, 1998  

    President Clinton’s decision to launch military strikes against terrorist bases in Sudan and Afghanistan received support from many members of Congress today. Four members of Congress give their opinions on the military strikes. Continue reading

  • August 19, 1998  

    The president admitted earlier this week that he misled the public about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. In response, many Republicans have called for the president’s resignation. One of them, Senator John Ashcroft (R-MO), debates the issue with Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA). Continue reading

  • August 17, 1998  

    Phil Ponce discusses the arrest of a suspect allegedly connected to the embassy bombings in Africa with David Breset, a former Secret Service chief of foreign intelligence who also worked at the CIA. He’s now with the private security company, Beckett Brown International. Continue reading

  • August 6, 1998  

    The House Government Oversight Committee has voted to beginning contempt of Congress actions against Attorney General Janet Reno for failing to turn over documents related to the Justice Department campaign finance investigation. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • August 6, 1998  

    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern, testified before the grand jury about her relations with President Clinton. But do Americans care? Pollster Andy Kohut joins the NewsHour’s regional commentators in a discussion of the public’s mood. Continue reading

  • August 4, 1998  

    Thalidomide, a drug that caused birth defects in thousands of children outside the United States, has received a limited approval from the Food and Drug Administration to treat leprocy. Is this a good idea? Continue reading

  • August 3, 1998  

    With each election season comes a flurry of ballot initiatives. Some state governments argue these intiatives spawn “bad laws” and have introduced regulations meant to control access to the ballot. However, some political activists worry these restrictions infringe on citizens’ rights. Lee Hochberg explains. Continue reading

  • August 3, 1998  

    Before the Shays-Meehan campaign finance reform bill passed the House of Representatives, congressmen particpated in a free debate on the subject. Margaret Warner discusses the matter with Representatives Zach Wamp and Anne Northup. Continue reading

  • July 30, 1998  

    Since 1983, a combination of civil war and famine has taken the lives of more than 1.5 million people in Sudan. And according to the World Food Programme, another 2.6 million people are currently facing starvation. Continue reading

  • July 30, 1998  

    Since 1983, a combination of civil war and famine has taken the lives of more than 1.5 million people in Sudan. And according to the World Food Programme, another 2.6 million people are currently facing starvation. Charles Krause and guests discuss Sudan’s troubles. Continue reading