For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
The 2000 presidential election was marked by voting inconsistencies, unclear ballots and possibly malfunctioning vote-counting machines. Members of Congress are among those suggesting ways to address these irregularities and make elections more fair and accurate. A panel talks about the precedural and technical problems of the 2000 election and how they could be fixed.
- Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
- Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich executive director of the Black Leadership Forum
- Lloyd Cutler former White House Counsel
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