Politics

  • February 27, 1996  

    The NewsHour continues with its second round of the Republican Presidential candidates’ speeches. Tonight it is by Sen. Bob Dole, delivered yesterday outside the Veterans Center in Columbus, Georgia. Continue reading

  • February 27, 1996  

    The Food and Drug Administration was created around the turn of the century as a result of consumer concerns over food packaging. Ninety years later, Congress is debating how to restructure the agency for the next century. Elizabeth Farnsworth reports. Continue reading

  • February 27, 1996  

    Congress is considering shortening the length of time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can spend for approving new substances. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a discussion between representatives of two organizations lobbying for and against reform. Continue reading

  • February 26, 1996  

    Stuart Taylor, legal correspondent for “The American Lawyer” and “Legal Times,” examines a case pending before the Supreme Court on alleged racism in the criminal justice system. Taylor discusses the arguments with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Continue reading

  • February 26, 1996  

    The NewsHour continues its periodic series of presidential stump speeches with former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander speaking this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Continue reading

  • February 26, 1996  

    At issue in Monday’s Supreme Court hearing was whether blacks accused of selling crack cocaine have been targeted for federal prosecution because of their race. Jeffrey Kaye of station KCET-Los Angeles has a background report. Continue reading

  • February 23, 1996  

    With Super Tuesday only a few weeks away, the NewsHour’s regular regional commentators analyze the psychological battles within the Republican party. Continue reading

  • February 21, 1996  

    The exodus from New Hampshire has begun. The candidates left for the Dakotas and Arizona which hold primaries next week. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • February 21, 1996  

    Senator Bob Dole describes primary rival Patrick Buchanan as “extreme.” Buchanan says he is “taking on the Republican establishment.” Many Republicans are concerned over possible fractures within the party. Jim Lehrer discusses these issues with four party faithful. Continue reading

  • February 20, 1996  

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about what is a “fair” amount of time a convicted person must serve for a crime. Judges on a local level have not neccessarily followed Congress’ mandates. Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to legal correspondent Stuart Taylor of “The American Lawyer.” Continue reading