Friday, June 13, 1997

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  • Code of Conduct

    In a voice vote earlier this week, the House of Representatives approved a major change in US policy governing weapons sales. In an overwhelming vote Tuesday night, the House adopted a '’code of conduct'’ for countries seeking to buy US arms.

  • Electoral Politics in the West

    A continuing tour around the country to hear from grassroots groups about their efforts to reform the electoral system and specifically to change the way that campaigns are financed.

  • Iraq Sanctions

    The Gulf War may be over, and Iraqi forces have long left Kuwait. But six years later international sanctions are still biting hard on Iraq.

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