Politics

  • April 17, 1997  

    Jim Lehrer discusses the Newt Gingrich’s announcement with Republican Conference Chairman John Boehner (OH) and Ethics Committee Member Ben Cardin (D-MD). Continue reading

  • April 16, 1997  

    Journalist Stuart Taylor and Charlayne Hunter-Gault discusses a Supreme Court case that is tussling with the definition of insider trading. Continue reading

  • April 15, 1997  

    The separation of church and state. The justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments today in an education case from New York State. Continue reading

  • April 10, 1997  

    The Treasury Secretary’s recent trip to Vietnam made him the highest ranking U.S. official to visit that country since it fell to Communist forces in 1975. He discusses his impressions of Asia’s newest economic tiger, as well as his trade talks in Japan and the Clinton administration’s fiscal policy. Continue reading

  • April 9, 1997  

    Yesterday a federal appeals court panel in San Francisco upheld the constitutionality of a California measure outlawing state affirmative action programs. The measure known as Proposition 209, was adopted by California voters last November. Continue reading

  • April 8, 1997  

    Part of South Africa’s transition from a minority white government to majority black rule was the creation of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the apartheid era. Charlayne Hunter-Gault discusses the effectiveness of the commission with Dullah Omar. Continue reading

  • April 8, 1997  

    Margaret Warner discusses the Newt Gingrich’s future with five influential GOPers. Continue reading

  • April 4, 1997  

    Since the beginning of the 105th Congress Speaker Newt Gingrich has been plagued with ethics investigations and calls for his resignation. In the past month, many of those criticizing the Speaker have been fellow Republicans who question Gingrich’s ability to lead. Continue reading

  • April 3, 1997  

    Two years ago the Oklahoma City bombing brought much attention to the various anti-government, paramilitary organizations operating throughout the country. We have an update on the present state of the militia movement. Continue reading

  • April 1, 1997  

    Stricter immigration laws took effect despite efforts to delay their enactment. The new regulations will make it more difficult for people to seek political asylum and will require sponsors in this country to prove they can financial support the new immigrants. Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses the new rules with Doris Meissner. Continue reading