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Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on Debt and Deficit Reduction

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5:58:59 AM - 6:58:23 AM
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Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on Debt and Deficit Reduction

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Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff” at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. They co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, producing a framework referred to as the Simpson-Bowles plan for debt and deficit reduction. Topics included the possibility of the country “going over the fiscal cliff,” the consequences of that, the partisan politics being played with the negotiations, and the need for compromise.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
The program includes language that some may find offensive,

0 hours, 59 minutes | 589 Views

Open Phones

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7:00:37 AM - 7:40:23 AM
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Open Phones

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Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' call for spending cuts in any deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 

0 hours, 39 minutes | 170 Views

House Committee Chair Appointments

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7:40:25 AM - 7:49:44 AM
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House Committee Chair Appointments

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The Hill correspondent Molly Hooper spoke by phone about Speaker John Boehner’s House committee chair recommendations.

0 hours, 9 minutes | 142 Views

Challenges to the Health Care Law

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7:52:19 AM - 8:35:00 AM
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Challenges to the Health Care Law

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Julie Rovner talked about the looming battles over the 2010 health care law (Affordable Care Act) in Congress, the courts, and at the state level. Some of those issues included issues over Medicaid, federal subsides, taxes, insurance rules, and the Independent Payment Advisory Board. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 42 minutes | 332 Views

Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts

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8:37:02 AM - 9:15:11 AM
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Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts

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Kim Dixon talked about the temporary payroll tax cuts put in place in 2011, and how they relate to negotiations between Congress and President Obama on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included the tax cuts' benefits to taxpayers, their impact on the economy, and the possibility that they would be extended. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”

0 hours, 38 minutes | 476 Views

Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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William McBride and Seth Hanlon talked about the possibility of extending the temporary payroll tax cuts enacted in 2011, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the tax cuts' impact on the economy.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 1,277 Views

Morning Hour

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Morning Hour

House Proceeding

The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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Report on British Media Practices

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10:57:43 AM - 11:20:43 AM
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Report on British Media Practices

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Lord Justice Brian Leveson gave his final report into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He called for a new regulatory body to be established in law to oversee press behavior.

0 hours, 23 minutes | 535 Views

Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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11:21:25 AM - 11:36:49 AM
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Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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Vice President Biden spoke to employees and customers at the grand opening of the first District of Columbia-area Costco Wholesale store. While there, he used his CostCo membership card to purchase several items. He also made remarks to reporters about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. 

0 hours, 15 minutes | 489 Views

House Speaker News Conference

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11:36:55 AM - 11:39:07 AM
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House Speaker News Conference

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Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions about a number of issues. He said no progress had been made between the White House and congressional leadership in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also said that House Republicans had agreed to consider increased tax revenue, but they had not yet heard what kind of spending cuts the Obama administration would accept in return.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 

0 hours, 2 minutes | 1,320 Views

Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts

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11:39:13 AM - 11:40:49 AM
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Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts

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Kim Dixon talked about the temporary payroll tax cuts put in place in 2011, and how they relate to negotiations between Congress and President Obama on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included the tax cuts' benefits to taxpayers, their impact on the economy, and the possibility that they would be extended. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”

0 hours, 1 minutes | 476 Views

House Speaker News Conference

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11:40:55 AM - 11:50:37 AM
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House Speaker News Conference

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Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions about a number of issues. He said no progress had been made between the White House and congressional leadership in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also said that House Republicans had agreed to consider increased tax revenue, but they had not yet heard what kind of spending cuts the Obama administration would accept in return.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 

0 hours, 9 minutes | 1,320 Views

Challenges to the Health Care Law

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11:50:43 AM - 11:59:56 AM
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Challenges to the Health Care Law

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Julie Rovner talked about the looming battles over the 2010 health care law (Affordable Care Act) in Congress, the courts, and at the state level. Some of those issues included issues over Medicaid, federal subsides, taxes, insurance rules, and the Independent Payment Advisory Board. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 9 minutes | 332 Views

House Session

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12:00:02 PM - 3:25:22 PM
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House Session

House Proceeding

The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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House Speaker News Conference

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House Speaker News Conference

News Conference

Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions about a number of issues. He said no progress had been made between the White House and congressional leadership in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also said that House Republicans had agreed to consider increased tax revenue, but they had not yet heard what kind of spending cuts the Obama administration would accept in return.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 

0 hours, 9 minutes | 1,320 Views

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestinian statehood. The resolution upgraded the Palestinians' status to a “non-member observer state” and was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member general assembly with a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstaining. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the vote places “further obstacles in the path of peace.” Israel and the United states were against the resolution because they said it conflicts with peace deal negotiations. 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and others addressed the General Assembly.

1 hours, 28 minutes | 756 Views

Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

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Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

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Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.

1 hours, 44 minutes | 800 Views

U.S.-Israel Relations

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6:49:18 PM - 7:27:04 PM
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U.S.-Israel Relations

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak conducted a joint press conference. Defense Minister Barak re-emphasized that Palestine’s decision to apply for statehood status in the United Nations was a mistake. Other topics included the recent Israeli-Gaza conflict and Iran’s nuclear program. He said that a military option would never be taken off the table. Secretary Panetta presented the soon to be retiring Minister Barak with a medal and picture.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 217 Views

Ambassador Rice United Nations General Assembly Address

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Ambassador Rice United Nations General Assembly Address

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice spoke at the United Nations General Assembly after a vote upgraded the Palestinians' status to a “non-member observer state.” Ambassador Rice said the vote places “further obstacles in the path of peace.” Israel and the United states were against the resolution because they said it conflicts with peace deal negotiations. 

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Senators on U.N. Vote on Palestine Statehood

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Senators on U.N. Vote on Palestine Statehood

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As the United Nations voted on Palestine’s bid for statehood status in the United Nations, senators discussed bipartisan legislation that would penalize Palestine by shutting down the Palestinian office in Washington and would withholding U.S. aid if Palestinians join the International Criminal Court. They held that Palestine seeking statehood status was a provocative and unhealthy step in the peace process

0 hours, 20 minutes | 199 Views

House Speaker News Conference

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8:01:07 PM - 8:10:03 PM
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House Speaker News Conference

News Conference

Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions about a number of issues. He said no progress had been made between the White House and congressional leadership in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also said that House Republicans had agreed to consider increased tax revenue, but they had not yet heard what kind of spending cuts the Obama administration would accept in return.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 

0 hours, 8 minutes | 1,320 Views

House Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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8:10:26 PM - 8:28:43 PM
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House Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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Newly elected House Democratic leaders urged Republican leaders to pass a middle class tax cut and negotiate a deal on the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.

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Senate Democratic Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff

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8:31:59 PM - 8:52:07 PM
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Senate Democratic Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders briefed reporters on negotiations on a “fiscal cliff” compromise. They said they were “optimistic” that Congress could come up with a deal before Christmas. 
Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.

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Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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Vice President Biden spoke to employees and customers at the grand opening of the first District of Columbia-area Costco Wholesale store. While there, he used his CostCo membership card to purchase several items. He also made remarks to reporters about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. 

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President Obama Meeting with Mitt Romney

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President Obama Meeting with Mitt Romney

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The White House released a photograph of former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office. In their first meeting since the November 6, 2012, election, Governor Romney again congratulated the president on his victory. They then had lunch and an hour-long discussion.

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Secretary Clinton on U.S. Foreign Policy

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9:12:01 PM - 10:14:55 PM
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Secretary Clinton on U.S. Foreign Policy

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the foreign policy issues and trends likely to confront the U.S. during the year ahead. Of the Syrian civil war, she said that the Syrian opposition was “now capable of holding ground” and “better equipped” to bring the fight to the government, but stopped short of declaring the country at its “tipping point.” She also discussed the future of U.S. foreign policy and economic growth and Pacific Asia. In addition, she spoke about the various challenges in the Middle East, stating that the biggest challenge was getting “the big crises right.”
Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning introduced Secretary Clinton.

1 hours, 2 minutes | 333 Views

Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

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Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

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Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations. Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.

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Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

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Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

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Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations. Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 36,960 Views

House Speaker News Conference

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House Speaker News Conference

News Conference

Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions about a number of issues. He said no progress had been made between the White House and congressional leadership in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also said that House Republicans had agreed to consider increased tax revenue, but they had not yet heard what kind of spending cuts the Obama administration would accept in return.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 

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House Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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2:11:19 AM - 2:29:49 AM
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House Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

News Conference

Newly elected House Democratic leaders urged Republican leaders to pass a middle class tax cut and negotiate a deal on the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.

0 hours, 18 minutes | 94 Views

Senate Democratic Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff

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Senate Democratic Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff

News Conference

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders briefed reporters on negotiations on a “fiscal cliff” compromise. They said they were “optimistic” that Congress could come up with a deal before Christmas. 
Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.

0 hours, 20 minutes | 113 Views

Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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Vice President Biden spoke to employees and customers at the grand opening of the first District of Columbia-area Costco Wholesale store. While there, he used his CostCo membership card to purchase several items. He also made remarks to reporters about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. 

0 hours, 3 minutes | 489 Views

Secretary Clinton on U.S. Foreign Policy

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Secretary Clinton on U.S. Foreign Policy

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the foreign policy issues and trends likely to confront the U.S. during the year ahead. Of the Syrian civil war, she said that the Syrian opposition was “now capable of holding ground” and “better equipped” to bring the fight to the government, but stopped short of declaring the country at its “tipping point.” She also discussed the future of U.S. foreign policy and economic growth and Pacific Asia. In addition, she spoke about the various challenges in the Middle East, stating that the biggest challenge was getting “the big crises right.”
Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning introduced Secretary Clinton.

1 hours, 3 minutes | 333 Views

Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

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Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

House Committee

Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations. Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 36,960 Views

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestinian statehood. The resolution upgraded the Palestinians' status to a “non-member observer state” and was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member general assembly with a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstaining. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the vote places “further obstacles in the path of peace.” Israel and the United states were against the resolution because they said it conflicts with peace deal negotiations. 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and others addressed the General Assembly.

1 hours, 25 minutes | 756 Views

British Foreign Secretary William Hague on U.N. Palestine Vote

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague on U.N. Palestine Vote

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague gave a statement to the House of Commons on the United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood.

1 hours, 6 minutes | 163 Views

Prime Minister Harper on U.S.-Canada Relations

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Prime Minister Harper on U.S.-Canada Relations

International Telecasts

At a forum with business leaders in Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed relations between the U.S. and Canada and described his government as “extremely pro-American.” Topics included the “fiscal cliff,” cross-border trade, and the current U.S.-Canada relationship.
He was interviewed by Maryscott Greenwood at the Canadian American Business Council 18th Annual Fall Policy Forum and Business Achievement Award Luncheon in Ottawa.

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Chinese Rule of Law

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Chinese Rule of Law

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Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was joined in discussion by law professors from Yale, Harvard, and New York University. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Prospects and Challenges for Rule of Law” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.

1 hours, 22 minutes | 813 Views

Report on British Media Practices

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Report on British Media Practices

International Telecasts

Lord Justice Brian Leveson gave his final report into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He called for a new regulatory body to be established in law to oversee press behavior.

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Senator Dick Durbin Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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Senator Dick Durbin Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) talked about the “fiscal cliff” and deficit reduction. He said he remained optimistic that Republicans and Democrats could agree on a solution to avoid the fiscal cliff. He added, however, that in order to reach a deal, Democrats needed to be open to Medicare and Medicaid changes, although not Social Security in the near future. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was part of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

0 hours, 29 minutes | 1,305 Views

Senate Session

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Senate Session

Senate Proceeding

The Senate resumed for an hour of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of amendments to S. 3254, the defense authorization bill.
The Senate adjourned as a mark of further respect to the memory of former Senator Warren B. Rudman.

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Report on British Media Practices

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Report on British Media Practices

International Telecasts

Lord Justice Brian Leveson gave his final report into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He called for a new regulatory body to be established in law to oversee press behavior.

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Prime Minister Cameron on Leveson Inquiry Report

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Prime Minister Cameron on Leveson Inquiry Report

International Telecasts

British Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to Lord Justice Brian Leveson’s final report into the culture, practices, and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Prime Minister Cameron said that he agreed with most of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, but not with proposals for new laws on grounds of “principles and practicality.” He said new laws were not necessary. He responded to questions from members of the House of Commons.

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Leveson Inquiry Report

International Telecasts

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg reacted to Lord Justice Brian Leveson’s final report into the culture, practices, and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He addressed the House of Commons separately as he did not agree with Prime Minister Cameron’s position that no new laws were needed to regulate the media. He responded to questions from members, including explaining that members of a coalition government were allowed to disagree on some issues. This is a portion of the debate.

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BBC Newsnight

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BBC Newsnight

International Telecasts

BBC Newsnight reported on the events surrounding the release that day of the Leveson Report of the year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Lord Justice Brian Leveson delivered his final report into the culture, practices, and ethics of the British press earlier that day in London. Later in the day, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg addressed members of the House of Commons on the findings and recommendations of the report and the balance of freedom of the press and the rights of individuals. Those interviewed also reflected on the future of journalism and the impact of Leveson’s recommendations on the Internet and digital media.

0 hours, 33 minutes | 136 Views

Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery

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Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery

Senate Committee

Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments several members showed photographs of destruction to businesses, personal property, and beaches in their districts and states. Senator Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) held back tears as she told stories of families who lost children to the storm.

2 hours, 29 minutes | 1,303 Views

Report on British Media Practices

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Report on British Media Practices

International Telecasts

Lord Justice Brian Leveson gave his final report into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He called for a new regulatory body to be established in law to oversee press behavior.

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Prime Minister Cameron on Leveson Inquiry Report

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Prime Minister Cameron on Leveson Inquiry Report

International Telecasts

British Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to Lord Justice Brian Leveson’s final report into the culture, practices, and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Prime Minister Cameron said that he agreed with most of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, but not with proposals for new laws on grounds of “principles and practicality.” He said new laws were not necessary. He responded to questions from members of the House of Commons.

0 hours, 34 minutes | 151 Views

Congress and National Security

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5:20:25 AM - 6:06:27 AM
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Congress and National Security

Public Affairs Event

A Republican member and a member-elect of the House who served in the military talked about national security priorities in Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear program, and Israel. They were interviewed by Mr. Senor and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“From the Front Lines to Capitol Hill: Perspectives from Emerging National Security Leaders” was a session of the forum “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of Foreign Policy,” held at the Newseum.

0 hours, 46 minutes | 338 Views

Cyber and Drone Warfare

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6:10:17 AM - 7:19:11 AM
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Cyber and Drone Warfare

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Panelists talked about drones and cyber attacks as tools of modern warfare, including the ability to find the source of cyber attacks and the rules of engagement for unmanned aerial drones. Speakers included NATO Commander Jean Paul Palomeros and Elisa Massimino of the group Human Rights First.
This was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.

1 hours, 8 minutes | 343 Views

Gaming and Solving World Problems

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7:21:23 AM - 8:09:42 AM
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Gaming and Solving World Problems

Public Affairs Event

Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.

0 hours, 48 minutes | 765 Views

Public and Private Universities

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8:12:12 AM - 9:36:11 AM
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Public and Private Universities

Public Affairs Event

Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.

1 hours, 23 minutes | 538 Views

Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery

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9:36:17 AM - 12:05:05 PM
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Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery

Senate Committee

Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments several members showed photographs of destruction to businesses, personal property, and beaches in their districts and states. Senator Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) held back tears as she told stories of families who lost children to the storm.

2 hours, 28 minutes | 1,303 Views

Senate Boxer on Hurricane Sandy

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12:05:05 PM - 12:13:23 PM
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Senate Boxer on Hurricane Sandy

News Conference

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke to reporters after chairing a hearing by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee about Hurricane Sandy, “Sandy and Its Impacts: A Local Perspective.” Topics included what efforts have been made to mitigate global climate change and future legislative efforts.

0 hours, 8 minutes | 90 Views

Challenges to the Health Care Law

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12:16:17 PM - 12:56:32 PM
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Challenges to the Health Care Law

Call-In

Julie Rovner talked about the looming battles over the 2010 health care law (Affordable Care Act) in Congress, the courts, and at the state level. Some of those issues included issues over Medicaid, federal subsides, taxes, insurance rules, and the Independent Payment Advisory Board. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

0 hours, 40 minutes | 332 Views

Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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1:00:38 PM - 1:44:53 PM
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Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Call-In

William McBride and Seth Hanlon talked about the possibility of extending the temporary payroll tax cuts enacted in 2011, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the tax cuts' impact on the economy.

0 hours, 44 minutes | 1,277 Views

Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts

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1:46:05 PM - 1:51:11 PM
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Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts

Call-In

Kim Dixon talked about the temporary payroll tax cuts put in place in 2011, and how they relate to negotiations between Congress and President Obama on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included the tax cuts' benefits to taxpayers, their impact on the economy, and the possibility that they would be extended. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”

0 hours, 5 minutes | 476 Views

Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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1:51:41 PM - 2:01:16 PM
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Vice President Biden at Costco Opening

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Vice President Biden spoke to employees and customers at the grand opening of the first District of Columbia-area Costco Wholesale store. While there, he used his CostCo membership card to purchase several items. He also made remarks to reporters about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. 

0 hours, 9 minutes | 489 Views

Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

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2:01:18 PM - 5:51:02 PM
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Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates

House Committee

Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations. Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.

3 hours, 49 minutes | 36,960 Views

Report on British Media Practices

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5:53:16 PM - 6:16:23 PM
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Report on British Media Practices

International Telecasts

Lord Justice Brian Leveson gave his final report into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He called for a new regulatory body to be established in law to oversee press behavior.

0 hours, 23 minutes | 535 Views

Prime Minister Cameron on Leveson Inquiry Report

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6:16:59 PM - 7:31:19 PM
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Prime Minister Cameron on Leveson Inquiry Report

International Telecasts

British Prime Minister David Cameron reacted to Lord Justice Brian Leveson’s final report into the culture, practices, and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Prime Minister Cameron said that he agreed with most of Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendations, but not with proposals for new laws on grounds of “principles and practicality.” He said new laws were not necessary. He responded to questions from members of the House of Commons.

1 hours, 14 minutes | 151 Views

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Leveson Inquiry Report

International Telecasts

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg reacted to Lord Justice Brian Leveson’s final report into the culture, practices, and ethics of the British press. The report followed a year-long investigation after revelations of telephone hacking and other illegal behavior surfaced at Rupert Murdoch’s News International. He addressed the House of Commons separately as he did not agree with Prime Minister Cameron’s position that no new laws were needed to regulate the media. He responded to questions from members, including explaining that members of a coalition government were allowed to disagree on some issues. This is a portion of the debate.

0 hours, 38 minutes | 164 Views

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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8:12:47 PM - 9:53:05 PM
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U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestinian statehood. The resolution upgraded the Palestinians' status to a “non-member observer state” and was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member general assembly with a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstaining. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the vote places “further obstacles in the path of peace.” Israel and the United states were against the resolution because they said it conflicts with peace deal negotiations. 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and others addressed the General Assembly.

1 hours, 40 minutes | 756 Views

Senators on U.N. Vote on Palestine Statehood

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9:53:29 PM - 10:14:23 PM
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Senators on U.N. Vote on Palestine Statehood

News Conference

As the United Nations voted on Palestine’s bid for statehood status in the United Nations, senators discussed bipartisan legislation that would penalize Palestine by shutting down the Palestinian office in Washington and would withholding U.S. aid if Palestinians join the International Criminal Court. They held that Palestine seeking statehood status was a provocative and unhealthy step in the peace process

0 hours, 20 minutes | 199 Views

U.S.-Israel Relations

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10:14:28 PM - 10:52:17 PM
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10:14:28 PM - 10:52:17 PM

U.S.-Israel Relations

News Conference

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak conducted a joint press conference. Defense Minister Barak re-emphasized that Palestine’s decision to apply for statehood status in the United Nations was a mistake. Other topics included the recent Israeli-Gaza conflict and Iran’s nuclear program. He said that a military option would never be taken off the table. Secretary Panetta presented the soon to be retiring Minister Barak with a medal and picture.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 217 Views

Job Creation Efforts

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10:54:05 PM - 1:21:35 AM
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Job Creation Efforts

Senate Committee

Witnesses testified on a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, and to assist and bolster the entrepreneurial community. The committee examined legislative proposals and programs geared by Small Business Administration, along with the Success Act.

2 hours, 27 minutes | 280 Views

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

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1:23:35 AM - 3:03:47 AM
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1:23:35 AM - 3:03:47 AM

U.N. Vote on Palestinian Statehood

United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of Palestinian statehood. The resolution upgraded the Palestinians' status to a “non-member observer state” and was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member general assembly with a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstaining. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said the vote places “further obstacles in the path of peace.” Israel and the United states were against the resolution because they said it conflicts with peace deal negotiations. 
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and others addressed the General Assembly.

1 hours, 40 minutes | 756 Views

Senators on U.N. Vote on Palestine Statehood

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3:03:49 AM - 3:24:09 AM
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3:03:49 AM - 3:24:09 AM

Senators on U.N. Vote on Palestine Statehood

News Conference

As the United Nations voted on Palestine’s bid for statehood status in the United Nations, senators discussed bipartisan legislation that would penalize Palestine by shutting down the Palestinian office in Washington and would withholding U.S. aid if Palestinians join the International Criminal Court. They held that Palestine seeking statehood status was a provocative and unhealthy step in the peace process

0 hours, 20 minutes | 199 Views

U.S.-Israel Relations

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3:24:28 AM - 4:02:03 AM
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3:24:28 AM - 4:02:03 AM

U.S.-Israel Relations

News Conference

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak conducted a joint press conference. Defense Minister Barak re-emphasized that Palestine’s decision to apply for statehood status in the United Nations was a mistake. Other topics included the recent Israeli-Gaza conflict and Iran’s nuclear program. He said that a military option would never be taken off the table. Secretary Panetta presented the soon to be retiring Minister Barak with a medal and picture.

0 hours, 37 minutes | 217 Views

Job Creation Efforts

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4:03:43 AM - 6:31:07 AM

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Job Creation Efforts

Senate Committee

Witnesses testified on a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, and to assist and bolster the entrepreneurial community. The committee examined legislative proposals and programs geared by Small Business Administration, along with the Success Act.

2 hours, 27 minutes | 280 Views