Politics

  • April 22, 1999  

    Speaking before the Chicago Economic Club, British Prime Minister Tony Blair unveiled his "Doctrine of the International Community". Among other things, the doctrine outlines circumstances that warrant the international community to intervene in the affairs of other nations.The following is the full text of the speech. Continue reading

  • April 22, 1999  

    President Clinton spent some time Thursday talking about school violence with students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. Continue reading

  • April 21, 1999   BY Admin 

    In what police have called an apparent "suicide mission," two students opened fire on classmates and faculty Tuesday at a suburban Denver high school, killing 15 and sending 23 to the hospital. Continue reading

  • April 21, 1999  

    Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on yesterday’s shooting spree — which claimed 15 lives in a school in the Denver suburb of Littleton. Continue reading

  • April 20, 1999  

    The Senate debated a resolution authorizing the president to use “all necessary force,” including ground troops, to stop the ethnic cleansing of Kosovo. After a report on the Senate debate by Kwame Holman, four members of Congress discuss the ground troop option. Continue reading

  • April 12, 1999  

    Congress returns after a two-week recess to face the war in Yugoslavia. After a background report by Kwame Holman, Jim Lehrer discusses the situation with Republican Senators Chuck Hagel and Tim Hutchinson, and Democratic Senators Joe Lieberman and Paul Wellstone. Continue reading

  • April 1, 1999   BY Admin 

    Talks between the Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down over the weekend. The following is a statement released April 1 by U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard Posner in Chicago, the talks’ mediator. Continue reading

  • March 30, 1999  

    According to government reports, the strong economy has added a few years of life to the ailing Social Security and Medicare programs. Social Security will now remain solvent until 2034 and Medicare will until 2015. That is up from past estimates of 2032 and 2008. The following remarks are from President Clinton’s announcement. Continue reading

  • March 26, 1999  

    The Balkans represent a crossroads between East and West and has long been a source of conflict. Margaret Warner discusses the history and politics of the region with a panel of experts. Continue reading

  • March 26, 1999  

    The Balkans represent a crossroads between East and West and has long been a source of conflict. Continue reading