Politics

  • May 28, 1997  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt discusses Chinese dissident Wei Jingsheng. Continue reading

  • May 27, 1997  

    The Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton may now proceed. In an unanimous ruling, the US Supreme Court said Jones could sue, as long as the trial does not interfere with the President’s duties. Stuart Taylor explains the legal issues behind the case. Continue reading

  • May 27, 1997  

    The Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton may now proceed. In an unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Jones could sue, as long as the trial does not interfere with the President’s duties. Elizabeth Farnsworth leads a discussion on the ramifications of the ruling on the office of the Presidency. Continue reading

  • May 23, 1997  

    After four weeks of laying out their case against Timothy McVeigh, federal prosecutors took a back seat as McVeigh’s lawyers began the defense with blast survivor Dana Bradley. Continue reading

  • May 22, 1997  

    As residents in the former Zaire adjust to life after Mobutu, their new leader, Laurent Kabila, has pushed back his deadline for forming a government. Kabila’s supporters are confident he’ll create a diverse governing body, but his critics say he’s untrustworthy. Continue reading

  • May 22, 1997  

    The Senate this afternoon worked through dozens of amendments on its way to near certain passage of the budget agreement. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • May 21, 1997  

    Federal prosecutors outlined how they believe Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb out the Oklahoma City federal building. Now the defense has an up-hill battle to prove McVeigh’s innocence. Jim Lehrer leads a discussion of the prosecution’s case and McVeigh’s defense with a panel of legal experts. Continue reading

  • May 21, 1997  

    In a tight efficient presentation lasting only 18 days, federal prosecutors outlined how they believe Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb outside the Oklahoma City federal building. Now the defense has an up-hill battle to prove McVeigh’s innocence. Continue reading

  • May 20, 1997  

    Betty Ann Bowser reports on the impact of a federal court decision on affirmative action programs at the University of Texas. Continue reading

  • May 19, 1997  

    The U.S. will recognize Zaire as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Laurent Kabila as its interim leader. Experts analyze whether free elections or another dictatorship are in store. Continue reading