Politics

  • January 9, 1997  

    When President Clinton announced that those convicted of domestic violence would be denied gun permits, most praised it as a beneficial step. But police departments have discovered an unexpected side effect, several officers have had to turn in their weapons under the new law. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    Watching today’s Supreme Court hearing was NewsHour regular Stuart Taylor, correspondent for the American Lawyer and Legal Times. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    Kwame Holman reports on Madeleine Albright’s hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    A panel of NewsHour historians puts perspective on political scandal, in light of the furor over Speaker Gingrich. Ethical violations over the course of U.S. history have, in fact, been more egregious than those committed by Gingrich or other recent politicians, although the public perception is different. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    The Supreme Court is considering arguments over whether physicians may assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide. Lower Federal courts have already thrown out laws in New York and Washington State that prohibit the practice. But Justice department lawyers believe legalizing assisted suicide could lead to abuses. Continue reading

  • January 8, 1997  

    The Supreme Court is considering arguments over whether physicians may assist terminally ill patients in committing suicide. Lower Federal courts have already thrown out laws in New York and Washington State that prohibit the practice. But Justice department lawyers believe legalizing assisted suicide could lead to abuses. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1997  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments on a major sexual harassment case involving a former Tennessee state judge convicted of assaulting 5 women in his courthouse. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1997  

    Some reaction to and analysis of the Gingrich re-election. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1997  

    Newt Gingrich (R-GA) was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives by a 216-vote majority. Following his victory, Gingrich told members that two years ago when he was elected the first Republican Speaker in 40 years, he may have become “too brash, too self-confident, or too pushy,” and apologized. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1997  

    Newt Gingrich (R-GA) was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives by a 216-vote majority. A discussion between Margaret Warner, and Congressional analyst, Norman Ornstein follows. Continue reading