Politics

  • June 13, 1996  

    Margaret Warner examines Hazel O’Leary’s term as Secretary of Energy and the history of criticism of her management. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    Several Congressional Republicans have called for the dismissal of Secretary of Energy Hazel O’Leary. The Secretary has come under criticism over her excessive spending while on trade missions. Jim Lehrer leads a debate between the head Republican and Democrat on the investigating committee. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    Kwame Holman reports on Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down five minority districts. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    In a 5-4 decision handed down by the Supreme Court on Thursday, five congressional districts in North Carolina and Texas ceased to exist. The states had designed the districts to contain a majority of minority voters. The Court held that any district based predominantly on race was unconstitutional. Continue reading

  • June 12, 1996  

    Oil-rich Nigeria is a country gripped by lawlessness and political violence. Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights John Shattuck, who recently visited the troubled nation recently, talks to Charlayne Hunter-Gault about possible measures directed at the repressive military regime. Continue reading

  • June 4, 1996  

    As the Freemen standoff in Montana enters its 10th week, FBI turned off power to the outlaws’ ranch and moved helicopters and assault vehicles into the area. Are the FBI ready to end the standoff with force, or will they continue to peacefully wait out the Freeman? Continue reading

  • June 3, 1996  

    The Supreme Court heard a case Monday that will decide the constitutionality of one provision in the recently passed Anti-Terrorism Act. The act allows only one appeal to those convicted of murder and other capital offenses. Following Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s background report on the case, Jim Lehrer discusses today’s actions. Continue reading

  • May 28, 1996  

    Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses the Whitewater trial, the coming election, public opinion about her and her experiences in the White House. The first lady spoke with Jim Lehrer a few hours before the jury in Little Rock, Arkansas, returned guilty verdicts against the Clintons’ business partners. Continue reading

  • May 28, 1996  

    Remarks by President Clinton in the veteran’s announcement. Continue reading

  • May 23, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Susan Rice, deputy National Security Advisor for Africa, about the growing tensions and violence in Burundi, a country neighboring Rwanda and sharing it’s ethnic make-up. Continue reading