Politics

  • 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

  • April 1, 1997  

    The Oklahoma City bombing trial underway in Denver has refocused attention on domestic terrorism. One city that has had more than its share of bomb attacks recently is Atlanta. Betty Ann Bowser reports. Continue reading

  • March 31, 1997  

    Jury selection began for the Timothy McVeigh/Oklahoma City bombing trial that is being held in Denver. To get an idea of what we can expect from the man on trial and the trial itself Jim Lehrer talks to a criminal lawyer, a former prosecuting attorney and a Time magazine correspondent who has interviewed McVeigh. Continue reading

  • March 28, 1997  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, and Washington editor for the National Review, Kate O’Beirne, discuss Al Gore’s China trip and Newt Gingrich. At issue: most favored nation status vs. China’s human rights record and Gingrich’s leadership problems in Congress. Continue reading

  • March 26, 1997  

    In the final installment of his three part series on money in politics, special correspondent Hedrick Smith focuses on various efforts at reform in Washington and the states. The boldest action so far is the the referendum passed last fall in Maine for public financing of state elections. Continue reading

  • March 25, 1997  

    In the second installment of his three part series on money in politics, special correspondent Hedrick Smith looks at one groups efforts to protect their interests. The sugar producers have supplied millions of dollars to political campaigns to protect price supports they receive from the government. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1997  

    Smoking cigarettes is additive and can cause cancer admits the Liggett Group, the smallest of the five major U.S. tobacco companies. In an historic settlement, Liggett will include a warning on its cigarette products and turn over documents that indicate cigarettes were specifically marketed to minors. Continue reading

  • March 20, 1997  

    Paul Raeburn, Business Week correspondent analyzes the Liggett Group settlement. Continue reading