Politics

  • May 25, 1999  

    The Congressional committee investigating possible Chinese espionage reported that China has stolen secrets about every nuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal. After Chairman Christopher Cox (R-CA) and ranking member Norman Dicks (D-WA) assess their findings. Continue reading

  • May 25, 1999  

    The Congressional committee investigating possible Chinese espionage reported that China has stolen secrets about every nuclear weapon in the U.S. arsenal. The NewsHour reports on how officials throughout Washington reacted. Continue reading

  • May 24, 1999  

    Jan Crawford Greenburg, national legal affairs correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, discusses the Supreme Court’s rulings on media ride-alongs and sexual harassment at schools. Continue reading

  • May 21, 1999   BY Admin 

    After weeks of debate and dozens of amendments, the Senate approved a juvenile justice bill that includes new restrictions on gun sales and ownership. The debate now shifts to the House of Representatives. Continue reading

  • May 21, 1999   BY Admin 

    The student who opened fire on his classmates Friday in Conyers, Georgia reportedly got the guns by breaking into his parents’ locked gun cabinet. Continue reading

  • May 20, 1999   BY Admin 

    Exactly one month after the deadly shooting at Columbine High School and on the day of another school shooting in Georgia, the Senate has voted to impose new restrictions on gun sales. Continue reading

  • May 20, 1999   BY Admin 

    A sophomore on the final day of classes opened fire at his high school in Conyers, Georgia Thursday. Continue reading

  • May 20, 1999  

    One month after two students opened fire, killing classmates and a teacher in Columbine, Colorado, there was a different school shooting in a Georgia. This time, none of the victims died. NewsHour essayists respond to the tragedies. Continue reading

  • May 19, 1999   BY Admin 

    In a move lauded by gun control advocates and Senate Democrats, Republican leaders have decided to allow consideration of more gun control amendments to the juvenile crime bill currently under consideration. Continue reading

  • May 19, 1999  

    In the wake of the Colorado school shooting, the Senate moved to place greater restrictions on gun sales. Following a background report, Jim Lehrer and guests discuss the debate and the vote. Continue reading