Politics

  • February 2, 1998  

    President Clinton’s 1999 federal budget is the first to be in balance in 30 years. The $1.73 trillion proposal includes a $9.5 billion surplus, and an overall spending increase of 3.9 percent over last year. The White House Budget Director Franklin Raines debates the numbers with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici. Continue reading

  • January 27, 1998  

    President Bill Clinton, in an hour and fifteen minute speech, outlined his major goals for the coming legislative year. Continue reading

  • January 26, 1998  

    Experts expect that President Clinton will have an enormous audience for the beginning of his State of the Union address. The NewsHour’s regular panel of historians, joined by former Clinton adviser David Gergen, discuss the opportunities and perils that the big speech present to a President mired in a growing crisis. Continue reading

  • January 23, 1998  

    After judges refused allow Theodore Kaczynski to represent himself, he changed his plea to guilty to all charges, admitting to planning and committing all 16 Unabomber crimes. Kacyzinski received a life sentence with no possibility of parole for his crimes. Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with David Jackson. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1998  

    In day two of the investigation into President Clinton’s possible cover-up of a sexual affair, conflicting reports have added fuel to the fire. Continue reading

  • January 22, 1998  

    Over the past 200 years, the White House has seen its fair share of sex scandals. How does the investigation into President Clinton’s possible cover-up of a sexual affair compare? NewsHour regulars put the latest scandal into historical perspective. Continue reading

  • January 20, 1998  

    Oprah Winfrey and representatives of the Beef industry went to trial in a case that tests the boundaries of food defamation laws passed by Texas and 12 other states recently. Winfrey made disparaging remarks about beef on her popular talk show two years ago, which cattlemen say caused a drop in the price of beef. Continue reading

  • January 20, 1998  

    Algeria’s six year civil war between Islamic militants and the secular government has produced some of the most ghastly atrocities in recent memory. After a background report, an expert examines the causes of this bloody conflict that has claimed 75,000 lives. Continue reading

  • January 16, 1998  

    Oprah Winfrey and representatives of the Beef industry went to trial in a case that tests the boundaries of food defamation laws passed by Texas and 12 other states recently. What effect will food defamation laws have? Continue reading

  • January 16, 1998  

    Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski’s trial remains on hold while federal psychiatrists conduct tests to determine his competency to stand trial. The report was expected Friday. Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with experts on issues surrounding mental competency and the law. Continue reading