Democracy Now! January 15, 1999

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Democracy Now! January 15, 1999
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Profile of Wisconsin House Prosecutor; Feminists Offer Alternative Trial; A Look at Controversial Conservative Group's Republican Members

Profile of Wisconsin House Prosecutor Opening the case against the President was Representative James SEnsenbrenner (R-WI), one of the wealthiest men in the House. He is heir to the Kimberley-Clark paper and cellulose fortune, an dhis great-grandfather invented the sanitary napkin. GUEST: John Nichols, columnist for the Capitol Times in Madison, WI. GUEST: Jason Ziedenberg, policy analyst for the Justice Policy Institute. Feminists Offer Alternative Trial Republican House prosecutors yesterday opened their case against President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, and urged Senators sitting as jurors to vindicate "rule of law" by determining that "the President of the US has no license to lie under oath." Today we look at who is trying President Clinton, and why he should be impeached for other high crimes and misdemeanors. GUEST: Gwendolyn Mink, professor of U.S. Politics at the UC Santa Cruz, and author the BOOK: WELFARE'S END. She is also completing a book on the law and the politics of sexual harassment. GUEST: Barbara Ehrenreich, columnist. A Look at Controversial Conservative Group's Republican Members A look at the link between the Conservative Citizens Council, a white supremist organization, and Republican Congressman Bob Barr form Georgia and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott from Mississippi. Both politicians have spoken at CCC events, and Lott's involvement with the group dates back more than a decade. GUEST: Thomas Edsall, staff reporter for the Washington Post who broke the story about the CCC's connections to Senate Majority leater Trent Lott and Georgia Congressman Bob Barr. GUEST: Juan Gonzalez, columnist for the New York Daily News who is in Jackson, Mississippi, working on a story about Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

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January 15, 1999
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January 15, 1999
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WPFW; Maria Carrion, Norman Kelley, Amy Goodman; January 15, 1999
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