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3:00 am AKT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy: ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy: “Are they freak storms or the result of global climate change?” 1:46 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Middle East Business and Employment Environment Representatives from both U.S. and Middle Eastern organizations talked about how the uncertain ... Representatives from both U.S. and Middle Eastern organizations talked about how the uncertain political situation in many countries was contributing to a lack of investment in the region. 
The forum “Policymaking Opportunities in Business Finance, and Human Resource Edelopment” was part of the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
2:10 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Palestinian Authority Finances Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the ... Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank report on the crisis. The writers of the reporter concluded the problem would worsen unless foreign funding increased and Israel eased restrictions on economic activity. Topics in this discussion included the role of the international community in proposing and implementing a solution. They responded to questions from the audience.
3:48 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Last-Minute Election Surprises ; Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” ... Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” which he defined as “the notion of the last-minute big moment that changes the trajectory of any given race.” He said the phrase was coined in 1972 when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stated a couple of days before the election that there was a possibility of peace in the Vietnam War. He referenced other events that happened before elections, such as the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 or stories that popped up about George W. Bush’s military record in 2004. He also discussed other congressional and state races around the country, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:02 am AKT Approx. 56 min. New York 27th Congressional District Debate Candidates for New York’s 27th Congressional District, Representative Kathy Hochul (D) and ... Candidates for New York’s 27th Congressional District, Representative Kathy Hochul (D) and Chris Collins (R), debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of YNN. 3:49 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Economics of the New Chinese Government Panelists talked about the economic future of China as new leaders were to take the control for ... Panelists talked about the economic future of China as new leaders were to take the control for the upcoming decade on November 8, 2012. They discussed the effects of the transition on the country’s economy, China’s domestic consumption, and the chances for economic reform. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
4:34 am AKT Approx. 29 min. LIVE New Hampshire and the 2012 Election ; ; Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the top 2012 campaign issues in the state, the state’s political history and demographics, and the gubernatorial race between Maggie Hassan (D) and Ovide Lamontagne (R).
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part eight of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
4:00 am AKT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Question Time Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. The main topics were the European Union (EU) budget, a report on the future of the British economy, and the closure of a Ford Motor plant. On the EU budget, Prime Minister Cameron said he would veto the budget if it were not in the best interest of the United Kingdom and accused the opposition of having the position of “opportunism.” The prime minister also responded to a recent review criticizing the government’s economic growth plan.
5:11 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. 2012 Election Outlook Former Pennsylvania officials Governor Ed Rendell (D) and Senator Rick Santorum (R) talked about ... Former Pennsylvania officials Governor Ed Rendell (D) and Senator Rick Santorum (R) talked about the 2012 election
5:05 am AKT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Democratic Strategy in New Hampshire ; ; Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along ... Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along with the gubernatorial race and contests in both of the state’s congressional districts. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
4:34 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. and Arab Strategies Toward Iran Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the ... Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the Middle East. Topics included the effectiveness of economic sanctions, the consequences of a military attack on Iran, Israel’s influence in the negotiations, and U.S. strategies in the region.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
6:23 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Robocalls and the Telecommunications Industry Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on ... Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on robocalls. He said “nothing is off the table” when it comes to his agency’s efforts to stop illegal robocalls, and that more than a dozen enforcement actions had been taken since he arrived at the FTC, with billions of illegal calls stopped. Following Mr. Leibowitz, industry representatives talked about the history of telephone communications and robocalls.
5:36 am AKT Approx. 23 min. LIVE Republican Party Strategy in New Hampshire ; Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with ... Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with the gubernatorial and congressional races. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:06 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Avoiding Future Financial Crises Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro ... Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro crisis, derivatives regulation, title vii implementation, and the potential for Japan or China to be the next financial crisis. Panelists also spoke about the interconnectedness of markets, including the 1995 market crash in Mexico that triggered crashes in Hong Kong, Hungary, India, and Poland, and how that crash relates to current problems resulting from economic instability in Greece and other small or emerging markets. 8:03 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the ... Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws surrounding robocalls. They responded to questions from the audience.
6:02 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on ... Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of newspapers, journalism ethics, citizen journalism, non-profit and educational and government journalistic enterprises, and journalism’s role as the guardian of democracy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event at the San Diego Museum of Art
7:13 am AKT Approx. 43 min. Last-Minute Election Surprises ; Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” ... Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” which he defined as “the notion of the last-minute big moment that changes the trajectory of any given race.” He said the phrase was coined in 1972 when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stated a couple of days before the election that there was a possibility of peace in the Vietnam War. He referenced other events that happened before elections, such as the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 or stories that popped up about George W. Bush’s military record in 2004. He also discussed other congressional and state races around the country, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:07 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Rural Telecommunications Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural ... Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural communities. Hanns Kuttner began the discussion with a slide presentation of his study, “Broadband for Rural America: Economic Impacts and Economic Opportunities.” Afterward, the panelists in their reaction to the study agreed that rural areas were likely to fall behind the rest of the country unless significant changes in government policy were made. Larry Thompson, an engineer and consultant, said that rural customers would be forced to pay more for broadband unless there was an effort similar to the depression-era program that extended telephone service to most of the country. They discussed the economic implications of a lack of broadband service. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Hudson Institute. This joint economic summit on “The Future of Rural Telecommunications” was co-sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service.
7:23 am AKT Approx. 52 min. Utah Senate Debate ; ; Utah Senate candidates Orrin Hatch (R) and Scott Howell (D) debated various campaign ... Utah Senate candidates Orrin Hatch (R) and Scott Howell (D) debated various campaign issues. Their only televised debate was hosted by Brigham Young University.
Courtesy of KBYU-TV.
7:57 am AKT Approx. 19 min. Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy: ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy: “Are they freak storms or the result of global climate change?” 11:11 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Future of Teacher Unions ; ; Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that ... Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that because of their power teachers unions hinder lawmakers efforts to reform the educational system and that one remedy is to eliminate collective bargaining rights. Joe Williams advocated for challenging unions to change while still retaining collective bargaining. The discussion included questions from audience members.
8:21 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. Technology, Jobs, and the Urban Future Panelists talked about technology and entrepreneurial activity in urban areas throughout the ... Panelists talked about technology and entrepreneurial activity in urban areas throughout the country. They talked about U.S. competitiveness, creating jobs, economic growth, and revitalizing cities focusing on Detroit. Topics included innovation, education, infrastructure, immigration, and global competition. There were several panels and individual speakers with visual presentations. The final panel was co-sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. There were some questions from audience members.
Techonomy Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, was a multidisciplinary conference held in Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium.
8:17 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. LIVE Government Assistance Programs Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance ... Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance programs, specifically removing barriers, increasing access, and easing the strain on agencies' administrative capacities. They focused on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP and formerly called food stamps), and the challenges of moving the application process online. They also answered questions from audience members. 1:37 pm AKT Approx. 56 min. Education Reform Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of ... Education policy leaders and professors, contributors to the recently published The Futures of School Reform, talked about reform of the education model in American schools.*They discussed the teacher’s role in the classroom, tenure, and collective bargaining and responded to questions from members of the audience. Ross Weiner moderated.
10:24 am AKT Approx. 6 min. New Hampshire and the 2012 Election ; ; Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the top 2012 campaign issues in the state, the state’s political history and demographics, and the gubernatorial race between Maggie Hassan (D) and Ovide Lamontagne (R).
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part eight of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
9:45 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Indiana Senate Debate Indiana Senate candidates State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), U.S. Representative Joe Donnelly ... Indiana Senate candidates State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), U.S. Representative Joe Donnelly (D), and Andrew Horning (L) met in debate for the seat of Indiana Senator Dick Lugar, who Richard Mourdock defeated in the May 2012 primary for the Republican nomination.*This debate took place in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center of Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.*The questions were submitted by citizens. Topics included health care, Medicare and Social Security, and abortion for rape victims. 2:34 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Syrian Civil War and Russia Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how ... Panelists talked about the important issues surrounding the Russian-Syrian relationship and how the United States should approach Syria’s civil war. Panelists agreed that Russia’s leaders are unlikely to change their stance on the Syrian civil war. Ariel Cohen of Heritage said Russia’s support for the Assad regime in Syria has changed the dynamics in the region, causing Islamist groups to view Russia as their “number one enemy.” Since the start of the conflict, Russia has vetoed U.N. Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the violence. Russian arms were found aboard a Syrian commercial airliner that was forced to land by the Turkish military.
10:32 am AKT Approx. 26 min. LIVE Hurricane Sandy Briefing Federal public safety officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding ... Federal public safety officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They gave updates on the weather forecast, how to apply for federal disaster assistance funds, rescue operations, power and transportation system restoration, and shelter operations.
This program was audio only except for some graphics from government Web sites.
10:45 am AKT Approx. 57 min. Missouri Senate Debate Missouri Senate candidates Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and Representative Todd Akin (R) debated ... Missouri Senate candidates Senator Claire McCaskill (D) and Representative Todd Akin (R) debated campaign issues. 4:03 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Government Assistance Programs Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance ... Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance programs, specifically removing barriers, increasing access, and easing the strain on agencies' administrative capacities. They focused on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP and formerly called food stamps), and the challenges of moving the application process online. They also answered questions from audience members.
11:00 am AKT Approx. 11 min. Last-Minute Election Surprises ; Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” ... Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” which he defined as “the notion of the last-minute big moment that changes the trajectory of any given race.” He said the phrase was coined in 1972 when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stated a couple of days before the election that there was a possibility of peace in the Vietnam War. He referenced other events that happened before elections, such as the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 or stories that popped up about George W. Bush’s military record in 2004. He also discussed other congressional and state races around the country, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 11:45 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Illinois 13th Congressional District Debate Candidates for Illinois' 13th Congressional District Rodney Davis (R) and David Gill (D) debated ... Candidates for Illinois' 13th Congressional District Rodney Davis (R) and David Gill (D) debated campaign issues. Rodney Davis was serving as U.S. Representative John Shimkus' project director, and Dr. David Gill was working in the emergency room at Advocate Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. 
The debate in Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center’s Brown Ballroom was co-sponsored by Illinois State’s American Democracy Project, Phi Sigma Alpha, McLean County Chamber of Commerce, League of Women Voters, and the Student Government Association.
Courtesy of the Illinois Channel and Illinois State University.
5:30 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. The main topics were the European Union (EU) budget, a report on the future of the British economy, and the closure of a Ford Motor plant. On the EU budget, Prime Minister Cameron said he would veto the budget if it were not in the best interest of the United Kingdom and accused the opposition of having the position of “opportunism.” The prime minister also responded to a recent review criticizing the government’s economic growth plan.
11:11 am AKT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Vice President Biden Campaign Rally in Ocala, Florida Vice President Biden spoke at an Obama campaign rally. He talked about relief and recovery ... Vice President Biden spoke at an Obama campaign rally. He talked about relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. Among campaign topics, he called references in a Romney campaign ad running in Ohio on Jeep operations in China an “outrageous” lie. 
This rally in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida, was his second event of the day.
12:50 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi ... Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the country after the Arab Spring including changes to the judicial system, increasing investments in education, and creating what the ambassador called “a real sense of accountability” to the people in the country. 
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
6:03 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Robocalls and the Telecommunications Industry Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on ... Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on robocalls. He said “nothing is off the table” when it comes to his agency’s efforts to stop illegal robocalls, and that more than a dozen enforcement actions had been taken since he arrived at the FTC, with billions of illegal calls stopped. Following Mr. Leibowitz, industry representatives talked about the history of telephone communications and robocalls.
11:46 am AKT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Open Phones after Biden Campaign Event Following Vice President Biden’s campaign speech in Ocala, Florida, telephone lines were ... Following Vice President Biden’s campaign speech in Ocala, Florida, telephone lines were open for viewers on a question related to the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign: “What do you want to hear from the candidates?” Live scenes of the end of the rally in Tuscawilla Park were shown as well as video clips of the event. 1:55 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Pennsylvania and the 2012 Election Terry Madonna talked about Pennsylvania’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Terry Madonna talked about Pennsylvania’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the state’s political history and demographics, strategies of the Obama and Romney campaigns, and some of the state’s congressional races.
Tom Fitzgerald spoke by phone about the results of his newspaper’s survey of 600 likely voters.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part five of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
Bobbi Jackson previewed Sunday morning political talk shows.
7:46 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the ... Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws surrounding robocalls. They responded to questions from the audience.
12:02 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. Hurricane Sandy Briefing Federal public safety officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding ... Federal public safety officials held a telephone conference call with news media regarding federal, state, and local relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. They gave updates on the weather forecast, how to apply for federal disaster assistance funds, rescue operations, power and transportation system restoration, and shelter operations.
This program was audio only except for some graphics from government Web sites.
2:06 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. The main topics were the European Union (EU) budget, a report on the future of the British economy, and the closure of a Ford Motor plant. On the EU budget, Prime Minister Cameron said he would veto the budget if it were not in the best interest of the United Kingdom and accused the opposition of having the position of “opportunism.” The prime minister also responded to a recent review criticizing the government’s economic growth plan.
8:50 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. Electoral College Reform ; ; John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They ... John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Tara McGuinness moderated.
“Picking a President: Is It Time to Reform the Electoral College?” was an event at the Center for American Progress.
12:16 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. LIVE President Obama Tour of Brigantine, New Jersey President Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey U.S. Senators Lautenberg and ... President Obama, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey U.S. Senators Lautenberg and Mendendez, Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, and other officials toured Hurricane Sandy damage in Brigantine, New Jersey. 2:40 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. National Security, Panel 3 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks former CIA acting general counsel John Rizzo and former Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine. Center on National Security hosts this event. It’s about 1 hour and 20 minutes. 9:51 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Government Assistance Programs Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance ... Panelists talked about ways to improve the application and receiving process of public assistance programs, specifically removing barriers, increasing access, and easing the strain on agencies' administrative capacities. They focused on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP and formerly called food stamps), and the challenges of moving the application process online. They also answered questions from audience members.
12:38 pm AKT Approx. 15 min. LIVE President Obama in New Jersey on Hurricane Relief Efforts ; President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, ... President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, New Jersey. President Obama told the residents of New Jersey that the federal government was working closely with storm-stricken states and would make sure they get all the help they need as states prepare to rebuild their communities. The president also stated that he had instituted a “15-minute rule,” giving his staff a timeline to return phone calls and “figure out a way to say yes.” Governor Christie praised the president for federal support during and after Hurricane Sandy hit. 4:02 pm AKT Approx. 44 min. Secretary Napolitano Remarks at Cybersecurity Summit ; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at a conference on cybersecurity. She said ... Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at a conference on cybersecurity. She said she hoped the Senate would revisit legislation on the issue after the presidential election. She also talked about Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, saying the federal government is “moving heaven and earth” to help states restore power to affected areas. She responded to questions from members of the audience. 11:21 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Question Time Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. The main topics were the European Union (EU) budget, a report on the future of the British economy, and the closure of a Ford Motor plant. On the EU budget, Prime Minister Cameron said he would veto the budget if it were not in the best interest of the United Kingdom and accused the opposition of having the position of “opportunism.” The prime minister also responded to a recent review criticizing the government’s economic growth plan.
12:54 pm AKT Approx. 57 min. Delaware Gubernatorial Debate Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) debated various campaign issues with his challenger, ... Delaware Governor Jack Markell (D) debated various campaign issues with his challenger, businessman Jeff Craig (R). Seated in Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware’s Newark campus they were questioned by Nancy Karibjanian and Professor David Wilson and responded to pre-recorded video questions from students. 
Courtesy of Delaware First Media and the University of Delaware.
4:46 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Cyber Attack Scenario Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing ... Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing game as part of a cybersecurity conference. The participants pretended a foreign country had launched a cyber attack against a U.S. oil company. They talked about how the government had not yet come up with a policy defining “an act of war” in the context of a cyber attack. 11:54 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Robocalls and the Telecommunications Industry Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on ... Jon Leibowitz made opening remarks at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference on robocalls. He said “nothing is off the table” when it comes to his agency’s efforts to stop illegal robocalls, and that more than a dozen enforcement actions had been taken since he arrived at the FTC, with billions of illegal calls stopped. Following Mr. Leibowitz, industry representatives talked about the history of telephone communications and robocalls.
1:53 pm AKT Approx. 2 min. Last-Minute Election Surprises ; Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” ... Reid Wilson talked about the history and exaggeration of election “October surprises,” which he defined as “the notion of the last-minute big moment that changes the trajectory of any given race.” He said the phrase was coined in 1972 when former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stated a couple of days before the election that there was a possibility of peace in the Vietnam War. He referenced other events that happened before elections, such as the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 or stories that popped up about George W. Bush’s military record in 2004. He also discussed other congressional and state races around the country, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:05 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Senate Cybersecurity Legislation ; ; Panelists talked about prospects for passing cybersecurity legislation in the U.S. Senate, S.2105. ... Panelists talked about prospects for passing cybersecurity legislation in the U.S. Senate, S.2105. Topics included the necessity of the legislation what is included in the bill, and reasons it was stalled in the Senate. They also answered questions from audience members.
This discussion was part of a Washington Post conference on cybersecurity.
1:38 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. Enforcement of Anti-Robocall Laws Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the ... Panelists talked about law enforcement efforts to stop illegal robocalls. Topics included the implications for consumers, limitations and challenges for enforcement, and the varying laws surrounding robocalls. They responded to questions from the audience.
1:56 pm AKT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Senator Portman at Romney Campaign Rally ; ; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Ohio State Treasurer ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel spoke at a Romney campaign rally in Fayette County, Ohio. They urged residents to vote early for the Romney-Ryan ticket and Representative Turner and U.S. Senate candidate Mandel talked about their own campaigns. Senator Portman was then seen mingling with the crowd.
This stop in the city of Washington Court House, Ohio, held in the Crown Room Banquet Hall, was part of the “Commit to Mitt Early Vote” bus tour in Ohio.
6:31 pm AKT Approx. 45 min. Future of Cybersecurity Panelists talked about challenges to Congress passing legislation on cybersecurity. They ... Panelists talked about challenges to Congress passing legislation on cybersecurity. They responded to questions from members of the audience. 2:41 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. Electoral College Reform ; ; John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They ... John Koza and John Samples debated possible changes to the electoral college system. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Tara McGuinness moderated.
“Picking a President: Is It Time to Reform the Electoral College?” was an event at the Center for American Progress.
2:41 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. President Obama in New Jersey on Hurricane Relief Efforts ; President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, ... President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, New Jersey. President Obama told the residents of New Jersey that the federal government was working closely with storm-stricken states and would make sure they get all the help they need as states prepare to rebuild their communities. The president also stated that he had instituted a “15-minute rule,” giving his staff a timeline to return phone calls and “figure out a way to say yes.” Governor Christie praised the president for federal support during and after Hurricane Sandy hit. 7:21 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. and Arab Strategies Toward Iran Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the ... Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the Middle East. Topics included the effectiveness of economic sanctions, the consequences of a military attack on Iran, Israel’s influence in the negotiations, and U.S. strategies in the region.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
2:56 pm AKT Approx. 27 min. New Hampshire and the 2012 Election ; ; Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the top 2012 campaign issues in the state, the state’s political history and demographics, and the gubernatorial race between Maggie Hassan (D) and Ovide Lamontagne (R).
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part eight of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
8:51 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Arab Media on U.S.-Arab Relations Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern ... Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern networks. They also talked about the changing news environment, including the influence of social media.
Then John Duke Anthony delivered a closing summary of the conference.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
3:24 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Democratic Strategy in New Hampshire ; ; Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along ... Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along with the gubernatorial race and contests in both of the state’s congressional districts. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
10:11 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Secretary Napolitano Remarks at Cybersecurity Summit ; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at a conference on cybersecurity. She said ... Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke at a conference on cybersecurity. She said she hoped the Senate would revisit legislation on the issue after the presidential election. She also talked about Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, saying the federal government is “moving heaven and earth” to help states restore power to affected areas. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
3:52 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Republican Party Strategy in New Hampshire ; Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with ... Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with the gubernatorial and congressional races. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:55 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Cyber Attack Scenario Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing ... Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chair James Cartwright and others took part in a role-playing game as part of a cybersecurity conference. The participants pretended a foreign country had launched a cyber attack against a U.S. oil company. They talked about how the government had not yet come up with a policy defining “an act of war” in the context of a cyber attack.
4:01 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush in Jacksonville, Florida ; ; Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event, saying America needed a ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event, saying America needed a “new course.” Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also spoke, saying that President Obama was blaming his brother for the economy. 
This event in Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida, was former Governor Romney’s third and final event of his first day of campaigning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
12:14 am AKT Approx. 26 min. Senate Cybersecurity Legislation ; ; Panelists talked about prospects for passing cybersecurity legislation in the U.S. Senate, S.2105. ... Panelists talked about prospects for passing cybersecurity legislation in the U.S. Senate, S.2105. Topics included the necessity of the legislation what is included in the bill, and reasons it was stalled in the Senate. They also answered questions from audience members.
This discussion was part of a Washington Post conference on cybersecurity.
4:35 pm AKT Approx. 18 min. LIVE Open Phones after Romney Rally After former Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a presidential campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, ... After former Governor Mitt Romney spoke at a presidential campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, telephone lines were open for viewers on a question related to the final week of the 2012 presidential campaign: “What do you want to hear from the candidates?” Live scenes of the end of the rally in Metropolitan Park were shown as well as video clips of the event. 12:40 am AKT Approx. 45 min. Future of Cybersecurity Panelists talked about challenges to Congress passing legislation on cybersecurity. They ... Panelists talked about challenges to Congress passing legislation on cybersecurity. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
4:54 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. President Obama in New Jersey on Hurricane Relief Efforts ; President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, ... President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, New Jersey. President Obama told the residents of New Jersey that the federal government was working closely with storm-stricken states and would make sure they get all the help they need as states prepare to rebuild their communities. The president also stated that he had instituted a “15-minute rule,” giving his staff a timeline to return phone calls and “figure out a way to say yes.” Governor Christie praised the president for federal support during and after Hurricane Sandy hit. 1:30 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Poverty in the United States Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income ... Jared Bernstein and Charles Murray debated the role of government in addressing poverty and income inequality. Mr. Murray argued that communities work best with a traditional family structure, and “advance welfare states” discourage people from working and holding jobs. Mr. Bernstein countered that government assistance provides opportunity to help lift people out of poverty, saying, “If economy isn’t creating enough jobs, then it is the role of the public sector to create jobs.”
5:09 pm AKT Approx. 48 min. Vice President Biden Campaign Rally in Ocala, Florida Vice President Biden spoke at an Obama campaign rally. He talked about relief and recovery ... Vice President Biden spoke at an Obama campaign rally. He talked about relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. Among campaign topics, he called references in a Romney campaign ad running in Ohio on Jeep operations in China an “outrageous” lie. 
This rally in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida, was his second event of the day.
2:50 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Investigative Reporting and Collaborative Journalism Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on ... Panelists assessed the current and future state of the news industry, focusing specifically on investigative reporting and collaborative journalism practices. Topics included the budget constraints of newspapers, journalism ethics, citizen journalism, non-profit and educational and government journalistic enterprises, and journalism’s role as the guardian of democracy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was a Zócalo/Cal Humanities “Searching for Democracy” event at the San Diego Museum of Art
5:57 pm AKT Approx. 36 min. Senator Portman at Romney Campaign Rally ; ; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Ohio State Treasurer ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel spoke at a Romney campaign rally in Fayette County, Ohio. They urged residents to vote early for the Romney-Ryan ticket and Representative Turner and U.S. Senate candidate Mandel talked about their own campaigns. Senator Portman was then seen mingling with the crowd.
This stop in the city of Washington Court House, Ohio, held in the Crown Room Banquet Hall, was part of the “Commit to Mitt Early Vote” bus tour in Ohio.
6:35 pm AKT Approx. 27 min. New Hampshire and the 2012 Election ; ; Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the top 2012 campaign issues in the state, the state’s political history and demographics, and the gubernatorial race between Maggie Hassan (D) and Ovide Lamontagne (R).
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part eight of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
7:02 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Democratic Strategy in New Hampshire ; ; Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along ... Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along with the gubernatorial race and contests in both of the state’s congressional districts. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
7:29 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Republican Party Strategy in New Hampshire ; Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with ... Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with the gubernatorial and congressional races. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
7:55 pm AKT Approx. 56 min. Arizona Senate Debate Arizona Senatorial candidates Representative Jeff Flake (R) and former Arizona Surgeon General ... Arizona Senatorial candidates Representative Jeff Flake (R) and former Arizona Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) debated various campaign issues.
8:53 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. Colorado and the 2012 Election ; Curtis Hubbard talked about Colorado’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Curtis Hubbard talked about Colorado’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among other topics he discussed Obama and Romney and campaign strategy and some the state’s key House races.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part seven of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
9:03 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush in Jacksonville, Florida ; ; Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event, saying America needed a ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event, saying America needed a “new course.” Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also spoke, saying that President Obama was blaming his brother for the economy. 
This event in Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida, was former Governor Romney’s third and final event of his first day of campaigning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
9:44 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. President Obama Speaking with New Jersey Residents ; President Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate talked to ... President Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate talked to residents after they and other officials toured Hurricane Sandy damage in Brigantine, New Jersey.
9:48 pm AKT Approx. 13 min. President Obama in New Jersey on Hurricane Relief Efforts ; President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, ... President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, New Jersey. President Obama told the residents of New Jersey that the federal government was working closely with storm-stricken states and would make sure they get all the help they need as states prepare to rebuild their communities. The president also stated that he had instituted a “15-minute rule,” giving his staff a timeline to return phone calls and “figure out a way to say yes.” Governor Christie praised the president for federal support during and after Hurricane Sandy hit.
10:03 pm AKT Approx. 48 min. Vice President Biden Campaign Rally in Ocala, Florida Vice President Biden spoke at an Obama campaign rally. He talked about relief and recovery ... Vice President Biden spoke at an Obama campaign rally. He talked about relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims. Among campaign topics, he called references in a Romney campaign ad running in Ohio on Jeep operations in China an “outrageous” lie. 
This rally in Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida, was his second event of the day.
10:52 pm AKT Approx. 36 min. Senator Portman at Romney Campaign Rally ; ; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Ohio State Treasurer ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), U.S. Representative Michael Turner (R-OH), and Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel spoke at a Romney campaign rally in Fayette County, Ohio. They urged residents to vote early for the Romney-Ryan ticket and Representative Turner and U.S. Senate candidate Mandel talked about their own campaigns. Senator Portman was then seen mingling with the crowd.
This stop in the city of Washington Court House, Ohio, held in the Crown Room Banquet Hall, was part of the “Commit to Mitt Early Vote” bus tour in Ohio.
11:30 pm AKT Approx. 27 min. New Hampshire and the 2012 Election ; ; Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Neil Levesque talked about New Hampshire’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included the top 2012 campaign issues in the state, the state’s political history and demographics, and the gubernatorial race between Maggie Hassan (D) and Ovide Lamontagne (R).
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part eight of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
11:58 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Democratic Strategy in New Hampshire ; ; Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along ... Kathy Sullivan talked about Democratic efforts to win New Hampshire for President Obama, along with the gubernatorial race and contests in both of the state’s congressional districts. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
12:25 am AKT Approx. 22 min. Republican Party Strategy in New Hampshire ; Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with ... Jim Merrill talked about Republican Party efforts to win New Hampshire for Mitt Romney, along with the gubernatorial and congressional races. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
12:51 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Arizona Senate Debate Arizona Senatorial candidates Representative Jeff Flake (R) and former Arizona Surgeon General ... Arizona Senatorial candidates Representative Jeff Flake (R) and former Arizona Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) debated various campaign issues.
1:50 am AKT Approx. 7 min. Colorado and the 2012 Election ; Curtis Hubbard talked about Colorado’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 ... Curtis Hubbard talked about Colorado’s role as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Among other topics he discussed Obama and Romney and campaign strategy and some the state’s key House races.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes. 
This was part seven of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
1:59 am AKT Approx. 40 min. Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush in Jacksonville, Florida ; ; Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event, saying America needed a ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a campaign event, saying America needed a “new course.” Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush also spoke, saying that President Obama was blaming his brother for the economy. 
This event in Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida, was former Governor Romney’s third and final event of his first day of campaigning after Hurricane Sandy made landfall.
2:40 am AKT Approx. 3 min. President Obama Speaking with New Jersey Residents ; President Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate talked to ... President Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate talked to residents after they and other officials toured Hurricane Sandy damage in Brigantine, New Jersey.
2:44 am AKT Approx. 14 min. President Obama in New Jersey on Hurricane Relief Efforts ; President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, ... President Obama and New Jersey Governor Christie speak after touring storm damage near Brigantine, New Jersey. President Obama told the residents of New Jersey that the federal government was working closely with storm-stricken states and would make sure they get all the help they need as states prepare to rebuild their communities. The president also stated that he had instituted a “15-minute rule,” giving his staff a timeline to return phone calls and “figure out a way to say yes.” Governor Christie praised the president for federal support during and after Hurricane Sandy hit.