Politics

  • December 18, 1996  

    A veteran FBI agent has been charged with spying on the U.S. for Russia. Earl Edwin Pitts is alleged to have sold classified information to the Soviet Union, and then Russia, in the 1980s and 1990s for more than $224,000. Charles Krause reports. Continue reading

  • December 17, 1996  

    President Clinton announced a new national strategy to reduce the impact of the AIDS virus. Critics say the report is too vague, while the administration responds that the plan will provide more access to treatment and will push doctors to develop new drugs. Continue reading

  • December 17, 1996  

    Is unpasteurized juice safe to drink? That’s the question behind some Food & Drug Administration hearings in Washington this week. Our coverage of the issue begins with this backgrounder from Spencer Michels in San Francisco. Continue reading

  • December 13, 1996  

    Now an update on California’s Proposition 209, the constitutional amendment that would end the state’s affirmative action programs. It was approved in last fall’s election, but the fight about it continues. Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles reports. Continue reading

  • December 12, 1996  

    Margaret Warner looks at a debate over television rating proposals. Continue reading

  • December 11, 1996  

    A 38 day nightmare is over for an American pilot and two other Red Cross workers who were taken hostage in the Central African nation of Sudan. Congressman Richardson, who has just returned from the war-torn region, successfully negotiated their release with Sudanese rebel leaders. Continue reading

  • December 10, 1996  

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Kansas man convicted of child molesting whose prison term is complete, but who the state does not want to release. Continue reading

  • December 9, 1996  

    Is gerrymandering necessary to assure minority representation in Congress? The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Georgia case that centers on that question. Our coverage begins with this report by Kwame Holman, and then on to a discussion with Margaret Warner. Continue reading

  • December 4, 1996  

    The Supreme Court hears a challenge to Arizona’s English-only law. Our coverage begins with this report by Spencer Michels. Continue reading

  • December 3, 1996  

    The U.S. Supreme Court hears a legal challenge to the Brady Gun Control bill. Our coverage begins with this backgrounder by Betty Ann Bowser. Continue reading