Politics

  • January 20, 1997  

    The NewsHour’s regular pundits, Mark Shields and Paul Gigot, and historians Michael Beschloss, Haynes Johnson, Steven Ambrose, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, share their impressions of President Clinton’s inaugural address with Jim Lehrer and Margaret Warner. Continue reading

  • January 20, 1997  

    More analysis now by Shields & Gigot, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, and Wall Street Journal columnist Paul Gigot. Continue reading

  • January 20, 1997  

    President Clinton took the oath of office for a second term on Monday. Kwame Holman reports on the days events that comprised the nation’s 53rd presidential inaugural. Continue reading

  • January 17, 1997  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Andrew Kohut discuss the public mood of the country on this inaugural weekend. Continue reading

  • January 17, 1997  

    Former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta is on his way home to California. On his last day in office he talks to Margaret Warner about ethics, money in politics, and Clinton’s Presidency. Continue reading

  • January 17, 1997  

    House Speaker Newt Gingrich agreed to pay a $300,000 fine as part of his punishment for violating House ethics rules. A report by the House Ethics Committee special counsel also recommended Gingrich be reprimanded by the full House in a vote scheduled for Tuesday. Continue reading

  • January 17, 1997  

    The NewsHour pundits analyze the findings of the House Ethics Committee special counsel who recommended that Newt Gingrich be reprimanded by the full House in a vote next week. Gingrich will also have to pay a $300,000 fine for violating House rules. Mark Shields, Paul Gigot and Norman Ornstein speak with Jim Lehrer. Continue reading

  • January 15, 1997  

    In the context of the Food Lion case involving undercover reporting of allegedly unsanitary food handling, journalistic practices are now on trial. Continue reading

  • January 14, 1997  

    The Supreme Court is considering whether Georgia can require politicians to take a drug test before running for office. When are mandatory drug tests legal, and when do they trample on an individual’s civil rights? Stuart Taylor, of The American Lawyer magazine describes the case and the oral arguments before the Court. Continue reading

  • January 14, 1997  

    The latest in the never-ending saga of the Gingrich ethics story is now also a McDermott ethics story dealing with a cellular phone call. Our coverage begins with a report by Kwame Holman, followed by an analysis of the technical aspects of the intercepted phone call, and a discussion with two legislators. Continue reading