Thursday, March 20, 1997

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  • Local Campaign Finance Reform

    Lost in all the noise of the campaign finance scandals in Washington are the efforts of hundreds of grassroots organizations nationwide that are fighting for real campaign reform at a local level. Over the next few days, we’re going around the country to hear what grassroots groups are doing to expose and reduce the influence of private money and special interests on campaigns in their towns, cities and states.

  • George Tenet Nominated For CIA Chief

    President Clinton nominated George Tenet for the post of CIA chief yesterday. Tenet, 44, is a career intelligence officer and is widely viewed as acceptable to both the CIA covert operations wing and conservative Republicans. He was formerly staff director of the Senate Intelligence Committee from 1989 to 1992, and he has served as the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence since July 1995 and the Acting Director since December.

  • Crisis in Zaire

    After more than 30 years of brutal dictatorship, President Mobuto Sese Seko of the Central African country of Zaire faces a powerful insurgent army. The rebel Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zairian now controls the eastern portion of Zaire and is now threatening to move on to the capital Kinsasha.

  • Chemical Weapons: U.S. Isn’t Party to Convention

    Today marks the second anniversary of the Sarin gas attack in the Tokyo
    subway system that left 12 people dead and 5,500 injured. Today also marks the 40-day countdown to April 29, when the Chemical Weapons Convention becomes activated. Unlike other countries worldwide, the United States is not a party to the Convention, which aims to rid the world of these weapons.

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