Tuesday, September 15, 1998

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  • Overlooked Anti-Environment Legislation Circulating in Congress

    Congress is quietly preparing to pass a series of spending bills containing drastic anti-environmental provisions. At least 22 separate anti-environmental provisions are attached to the Senate Interior Appropriations bill, with votes expected in the next few weeks. These "riders," as the provisions are called, will cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and will have devastating effects on the environment. If the riders are approved, public funds will be used for such things as clear-cutting national forests and as handouts to the oil industry. The biggest beneficiaries of these provisions will be the timber, oil, grazing and mining industries.

  • Revisiting Watergate — the Nixon Scandal

    In June 1972, as president Nixon was seeking re-election, a security guard at the Watergate apartment complex in Washington, D.C., arrested five employees of the Nixon campaign as they were breaking into the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters. After Nixon’s re-election, details of the scandal appeared in The Washington Post, and a special committee set up by the Senate held televised hearings on the break-in.

  • What Clinton Should Really Be Impeached for — a Look at Policy

    Our next guest has battled both Kenneth Starr and President Clinton in court on the issue of Haiti. And he says that there is a list of political crimes for which Clinton should be impeached.

  • U.S. Charges Cubans with Spying

    Attorneys for the United States have charged ten people with spying for the Cuban government.

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