Budget Impasse; Ian McKellen; Parliamentary Elections in Russia; Michael Isikoff

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Friday 01/05/1996

Representative Joe Scarborough and political scientist Norman Ornstein debate the deadlocked budget negotiations between the Clinton administration and the Republican leadership in the Senate and the House. Sir Ian McKellen shares his experience as an actor, writer, and executive producer on the film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III." Professor Stephen Cohen and Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, discuss the future of democracy in Russia following the 1996 parliamentary elections. Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff addresses the continuing controversy in the travel office of the White House.