Politics

  • July 22, 1997  

    Since Speaker Newt Gingrich’s ethical problems at the beginning of the 105th Congress, a group of conservative Republicans have been working to oust the Speaker. Last week, their efforts resulted in a failed “coup” and led to the resignation of the chairman of the Republican Leadership, Rep. Bill Paxon (R-NY). Continue reading

  • July 22, 1997  

    A group of conservative Republicans have been working to oust the Speaker. Last week, their efforts resulted in a failed “coup” and led to the resignation of the chairman of the Republican Leadership, Rep. Bill Paxon (R-NY). Margaret Warner talks with three Republicans about the state of their party. Continue reading

  • July 18, 1997  

    What a week! House Speaker Newt Gingrich quashed an attempt by conservative rebels to oust him. Then there were the campaign spending hearings. Are they getting anywhere? Continue reading

  • July 10, 1997  

    Television ratings were only adopted in December, but they are already being revised. In addition to age-based ratings, letters will be displayed to warn parents if a show contains sexual content, violence or other objectionable content. A group of major networks and producers have agreed to go along with the system. Continue reading

  • July 10, 1997  

    Television ratings were adopted in December, but they are already being revised. In addition to age-based ratings, letters will be displayed to warn parents of contains objectionable content. A group of major networks and producers have agreed to go along with the system. Margaret Warner leads a discussion of the new system. Continue reading

  • July 9, 1997  

    As Congress prepares to debate the agreement reached between 40 states’ attorneys general and the tobacco industry, a report by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and former FDA commissioner David Kessler questions the wisdom of endorsing the proposal. Kessler and Matthew Myers discuss the possible impact of the proposal. Continue reading

  • July 4, 1997   BY Admin 

    On a day meant to celebrate our independence and our diversity, the Online NewsHour is reminded of a fascinating, symbolic coincidence in our history. Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • June 27, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Brady gun law, ruling 5 to 4 that the Federal government couldn’t make local sheriffs run background checks on handgun purchasers. The NewsHour’s Betty Ann Bowser and Stuart Taylor of the American Lawyer provide background. Continue reading