NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Proposes Armed Police In US Schools

The National Rifle Association has proposed a program to put armed police guards into all American schools.


At an extraordinary press conference today, the Executive Vice-President of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, said that it was necessary to match a “bad guy with a gun” with a “good guy with a gun”. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment Trial: Opening Statement By Asa Hutchinson

This is the opening statement by Asa Hutchinson in the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

Hutchinson, a Republican congressman from Arkansas, was one of the House Managers who had responsibility for the presentation of the case for impeachment.

His presentation focused on the case for obstruction of justice outlined in the second Article of Impeachment.

  • Listen to the final part of Hutchinson’s statement (16m)

Opening statement by House Manager Asa Hutchinson.

REP. ASA HUTCHINSON (R-ARKANSAS), IMPEACHMENT TRIAL MANAGER: Mr. Chief Justice, senators, I’m Asa Hutchinson, a member of Congress from the Third Congressional District of Arkansas. I’m grateful for this opportunity, although it is — comes with deep regret to be before you. [Read more…]

Clinton Impeachment Trial: Profiles of the House Managers

Thirteen Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee have been appointed as “managers” who will serve as prosecutors in the trial.

Every one of the House prosecutors has worked as a lawyer, but their experience varies widely.


REP. BOB BARR, Ga., 50, elected 1994

DUTIES: Outline how president’s conduct relates to obstruction of justice and perjury laws.

Long before Monica Lewinsky became a household name, Barr introduced the first impeachment resolution against Clinton over alleged fund-raising irregularities and other matters. The conservative, who has co-authored an anti-Clinton book, introduced House Res. 304 in November 1997, a resolution directing the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether grounds existed to impeach Clinton. Some members of his own party criticized Barr for that, although the measure did garner 22 Republican cosponsors. Barr also is closely allied with the National Rifle Association and is vocal about gun ownership issues. [Read more…]