Politics

Tax Cut Proposals

September 5, 2000

Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush have proposed dueling income tax cuts in their battle to attract voters. Economists say the candidates are depending on optimistic predictions about the U.S. economy that might or might...

Clinton Legacy at the Democratic Convention

August 15, 2000

President Clinton is the featured speaker at the opening night of the Democratic Convention. His vice president, Al Gore, now becomes the party's presidential nominee. Diane and her guests talk about Clinton's legacy and what it means to...

U.S. Aid to Colombia

August 14, 2000

A panel talks about the complex problems in Colombia and whether a new, $1.3 billion U.S. aid package aimed to fight the drug trade could help pave the way to peace and prosperity.

Immigration as a Campaign Issue

August 9, 2000

America is a nation of immigrants, but generations have debated who should be allowed to cross the border and become citizens, and on what terms. A panel talks about how both political parties are positioning themselves on immigration...

Jeffrey Birnbaum: "The Money Men" (Crown)

August 7, 2000

Campaign finance reform has been in and out of the headlines in recent years, but it's an issue that many of us still find confusing. In his new book, journalist Jeffrey Birnbaum spotlights the political fundraising process and the people...

Getting Out the Vote

August 7, 2000

Advocates of all stripes are making nationwide efforts to increase turnout among young voters, minority voters, voters with disabilities, and other populations. Diane talks with advocates and election-watchers about the missions behind...

U.N. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke

August 2, 2000

AIDS, global peacekeeping efforts, and American foreign policy are on the agenda as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Richard Holbrooke, joins Diane for a one-on-one conversation.

Convention Coverage Preview

July 31, 2000

As Republican delegates from around the country gather in Philadelphia for this week's GOP convention, Diane and her guests discuss the forces shaping the media coverage of the event. The TV networks are scaling back their prime-time...

"Nine and Counting"

July 27, 2000

Of the one hundred Americans serving in the U.S. Senate, only nine are women. Although they come from different parties, different regions, and different backgrounds, they meet regularly for dinner to talk about both politics and their...

Middle East Peace Talks

July 17, 2000

A panel talks about the latest effort toward peace in the Middle East: the ongoing talks at Camp David between Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak. They'll discuss the issues on the table, and the...

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