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3:00 am AKT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on including Social Security and Medicare reform in any ... Telephone lines were open for comments on including Social Security and Medicare reform in any congressional “fiscal cliff” agreement. "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 2:12 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Chancellor Merkel European Parliament Address German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of the European Parliament on solving the ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of the European Parliament on solving the eurozone financial crisis. She talked about Germany’s continued support of the eurozone and warned against the U-K leaving the European Union. Her speech came on the same day she visited British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, where the two leaders discussed the E-U budget and other eurozone matters. Prime Minister Cameron has been outspoken against plans to increase the EU budget. Following the Chancellor’s remarks, she took questions from European Parliament party leaders. 2:03 am 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.
3:50 am AKT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Resignation of CIA Director Petraeus Nancy Calo; Ronald Kessler; Greta Brawner Ronald Kessler talked about the media furor surrounding retired General David Petraeus' ... Ronald Kessler talked about the media furor surrounding retired General David Petraeus' resignation as director of the CIA, and the implications for national security and the intelligence community. Mr. Kessler said that he was told by an FBI source on October 10, 2012, that the investigation began in Spring 2012 but “was not gonna end until the election was over, and then at that point Petraeus would be asked to resign.” He further stated, “I think there is a real cover-up going on.” He also discussed upcoming hearings on the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Kessler is the author of The Secrets of the FBI and The CIA at War.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
4:02 am AKT Approx. 59 min. Guide to the 113th Congress Jason Dick; David Hawkings; Emily Pierce Panelists talked about upcoming leadership elections and likely committee assignments in both the ... Panelists talked about upcoming leadership elections and likely committee assignments in both the House and Senate for the 113th Congress. Topics included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future, possible replacements for retiring Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, and Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s relationship with Senator Rand Paul.
“Guide to the New Congress” was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
3:20 am AKT Approx. 36 min. Voter Demographics and 2012 Elections Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election ... Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election results. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
Gregory Capelli made luncheon remarks about the education of the work force.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
4:35 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Congress and the Fiscal Cliff Evan Bayh; Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner Former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talked about ways to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talked about ways to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He also talked about General David Petraeus' resignation as director of the CIA, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
5:02 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. LIVE 2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options: 1) do nothing and let tax cuts expire 2) agree to a “grand bargain” 3) do nothing drastic and take time to make the right decision. All agreed not harming the economy took priority over reducing the budget deficit and national debt. A PowerPoint presentation was included. They also answered questions from audience members.
This program was part of the Economists for Peace and Security Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium “Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?” It was held in cooperation with New America Foundation’s Economic Growth Program at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
3:58 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Gender Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including ... Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality and the 2012 Elections” was a program of The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane University. It was held in Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Hall and co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
5:18 am AKT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Obama Administration Foreign Policy Agenda Benjamin Pauker; Greta Brawner Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the ... Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the president’s foreign policy agenda for his second administration. Mr. Parker discussed Iran, the Middle East, Kenya, and China, and other countries as well. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:35 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. LIVE Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control ... Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the fiscal cliff. The across-the-board cuts, also called "sequestration, were to go into effect if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement by the end of 2012. Topics included shifting power back to the civilian force, removing outdated military programs such as nuclear weapons and tanks, and the impact of military spending on the economy. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program. 
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
6:01 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Al-Qaida Influence in Yemen Daniel Byman; Gregory Johnsen; Ibrahim Sharqieh Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively ... Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively tackle the terror group and its acts of violence. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Gregory Johnsen questioned whether this is an effective U.S. strategy to combat al-Qaida. Both agree there are many legal issues surrounding it. Sharqieh argues that Yemen is a hot spot for al-Qaida because it’s very politically unstable. 
Ibrahim Sharqieh participated by remote video access from Doha, Qatar.
6:03 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. U.S. Elections and Latin America Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy ... Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug policy. They also discussed the rise of the Latino population and voters in the recent election and their impact on Obama administration immigration and trade policies. Topics included the implications of the legalization of marijuana in certain U.S. states for drug policy in Mexico. In addition, the speakers compared China’s relations with Latin and South America to its relationship with the U.S. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 7:53 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE Social Programs and Budget Cuts Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, ... Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included a gradual increase in payroll taxes to offset increased life expectancies, overall tax rates, and the possibility that the fiscal cliff could be used as leverage to force changes to social programs that would otherwise not be considered. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
9:09 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. U.S. Elections and Latin America Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy ... Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug policy. They also discussed the rise of the Latino population and voters in the recent election and their impact on Obama administration immigration and trade policies. Topics included the implications of the legalization of marijuana in certain U.S. states for drug policy in Mexico. In addition, the speakers compared China’s relations with Latin and South America to its relationship with the U.S. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
7:14 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Social Enterprise and Social Movements Musician and activist Bono spoke at Georgetown University on social enterprise and the power of ... Musician and activist Bono spoke at Georgetown University on social enterprise and the power of social movements to create change. He called on students to focus their energies on hunger, education, and health in Africa. He urged U.S. politicians not to cut foreign aid for malnourished children or people with HIV/AIDS as they deal with the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Bono also responded to questions from members of the audience in Gaston Hall. 9:11 am AKT Approx. 48 min. Senator Schumer on the Fiscal Cliff Charles Schumer Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members ... Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members try to reach a compromise on the “fiscal cliff,” 'the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress agree on a new budget. He also discussed Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York, the tea party movement, the Democratic agenda, and former George W. Bush administration adviser Karl Rove. This was a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. 10:19 am AKT Approx. 57 min. Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in ... Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the the World Affairs Councils of America.
8:11 am AKT Approx. 46 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on including Social Security and Medicare reform in any ... Telephone lines were open for comments on including Social Security and Medicare reform in any congressional “fiscal cliff” agreement. "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 10:00 am AKT Approx. 4 hr. 55 min. LIVE Senate Session The U.S. Senate convened the first day of its “lame duck” session. The Senate ... The U.S. Senate convened the first day of its “lame duck” session. The Senate agreed to a motion to proceed to S.3525, a sportsman’s bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting on federal lands. 11:17 am AKT Approx. 55 min. U.S. Economic Competitiveness Heidi Crebo-Rediker; Chrystia Freeland; Steven Rattner Steven Rattner, former counselor to the Obama Administration, and the State Department’s ... Steven Rattner, former counselor to the Obama Administration, and the State Department’s Chief Economist Heidi Crebo-Rediker spoke at the World Affairs Councils of America’s national conference. Mr Rattner discussed the auto bailout, saying that addressing the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to agree on a new budget, is crucial to the nation’s economic health now and in the future. Ms. Crebo-Rediker discussed attracting foreign companies and job creation. She argued that one of the great opportunities is shale gas and an abundant low-price gas supply. Part of a national security conference Friday hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America.
8:59 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Holiday Travel and Homeland Security John Pistole John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the ... John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the upcoming holiday travel season. 2:56 pm AKT Approx. 52 min. Divided Government and Bipartisanship Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator ... Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. They agreed that resolving it would require leadership, some political sacrifices, and bipartisanship from all involved. They thought it would be possible, but unlikely. Other topics included the results of the 2012 presidential election. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Making Government Work” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
12:14 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Gender Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including ... Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality and the 2012 Elections” was a program of The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane University. It was held in Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Hall and co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
9:02 am AKT Approx. 46 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He said President Obama appreciated the ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He said President Obama appreciated the service of Afghanistan War commander General John Allen, but confirmed that the general’s nomination to lead NATO had been put on hold. The Defense Department inspector general was investigating General Allen after receiving FBI material uncovered during its probe of former CIA Director David Petraeus. Other topics included the president’s deficit reduction plan he was discussing with labor, business leaders and members of Congress throughout the week. 3:48 pm AKT Approx. 9 min. Holiday Travel and Homeland Security John Pistole John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the ... John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the upcoming holiday travel season. 2:28 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Arabian Peninsula States Arabian Gulf states scholars talked about the decline of American power. Kuwait ... Arabian Gulf states scholars talked about the decline of American power. Kuwait University’s Political Science Professor Abdullah Al-Shayji called the U.S. “a broken superpower” when describing its influence in the Arabian Gulf states. Panelists agreed that the East is rising in influence and Arab nations were looking more to Asia for economic interests. 
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.
9:50 am AKT Approx. 9 min. Congress and the Fiscal Cliff Evan Bayh; Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner Former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talked about ways to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talked about ways to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He also talked about General David Petraeus' resignation as director of the CIA, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
3:59 pm AKT Approx. 45 min. U.S. Debt and the Global Economy Panelists talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts ... Panelists talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They also talked about the overall global economy, focusing on China. 
“Global Economic Outlook” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
4:02 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. Resignation of CIA Director Petraeus Nancy Calo; Ronald Kessler; Greta Brawner Ronald Kessler talked about the media furor surrounding retired General David Petraeus' ... Ronald Kessler talked about the media furor surrounding retired General David Petraeus' resignation as director of the CIA, and the implications for national security and the intelligence community. Mr. Kessler said that he was told by an FBI source on October 10, 2012, that the investigation began in Spring 2012 but “was not gonna end until the election was over, and then at that point Petraeus would be asked to resign.” He further stated, “I think there is a real cover-up going on.” He also discussed upcoming hearings on the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Kessler is the author of The Secrets of the FBI and The CIA at War.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
10:00 am AKT Approx. 13 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for the first meeting of the “lame-duck” ... The U.S. House of Representatives convened for the first meeting of the “lame-duck” session of the 112th Congress.
The minority leader reappointed Mr. Michael Wessel of Falls Church, Virginia, to the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
4:46 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Public Diplomacy in the Obama Administration's Second Term State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. ... State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. diplomacy in President Obama’s second term. Among the topics they addressed were student exchange programs and the operation of media programs such as the Voice of America. They responded to questions from the audience. 4:44 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. Obama Administration Foreign Policy Agenda Benjamin Pauker; Greta Brawner Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the ... Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the president’s foreign policy agenda for his second administration. Mr. Parker discussed Iran, the Middle East, Kenya, and China, and other countries as well. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
10:13 am AKT Approx. 11 min. LIVE Newly-Elected House Democrats Steve Israel; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ... Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Representative Steve Israel, spoke to reporters about newly-elected Democratic members of the House. In the 113th Congress the Democratic Caucus comprised a majority of women and minorities, the first time that white males were not the majority. 6:29 pm AKT Approx. 9 min. Holiday Travel and Homeland Security John Pistole John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the ... John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the upcoming holiday travel season. 5:29 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Al-Qaida Influence in Yemen Daniel Byman; Gregory Johnsen; Ibrahim Sharqieh Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively ... Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively tackle the terror group and its acts of violence. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Gregory Johnsen questioned whether this is an effective U.S. strategy to combat al-Qaida. Both agree there are many legal issues surrounding it. Sharqieh argues that Yemen is a hot spot for al-Qaida because it’s very politically unstable. 
Ibrahim Sharqieh participated by remote video access from Doha, Qatar.
10:25 am AKT Approx. 52 min. Divided Government and Bipartisanship Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator ... Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. They agreed that resolving it would require leadership, some political sacrifices, and bipartisanship from all involved. They thought it would be possible, but unlikely. Other topics included the results of the 2012 presidential election. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Making Government Work” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
6:40 pm AKT Approx. 52 min. Divided Government and Bipartisanship Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator ... Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. They agreed that resolving it would require leadership, some political sacrifices, and bipartisanship from all involved. They thought it would be possible, but unlikely. Other topics included the results of the 2012 presidential election. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Making Government Work” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
7:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. U.S.-Asia Relations Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future ... Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future challenges and task. In a discussion focusing on China and East Asia, they advised that future U.S. policy focus heavily on Asia. They also advised Congress and political leaders to end political gridlock and rebuild some bipartisanship, suggesting that U.S.-China policy would be a good place to start. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
11:19 am AKT Approx. 10 min. Holiday Travel and Homeland Security John Pistole John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the ... John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the upcoming holiday travel season. 7:36 pm AKT Approx. 36 min. Senator Rob Portman Post-Election Analysis Paul Gigot; Rob Portman Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican Party. He provided an analysis of the November 6, 2012, election results, saying the Democrats did a better job of getting their voters to the polls. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
“The Future of the Republican Party” was the luncheon program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held in the Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:43 pm AKT Approx. 19 min. Education of African-American Males Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) spoke at a conference on ideas for improving the education of ... Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) spoke at a conference on ideas for improving the education of African-American males. State and local education officials focused on promising practices to close racial and ethnic achievement and opportunity gaps, and discussed new strategies and partnerships aimed at improving the social, educational and economic outcomes of African-American males. They responded to questions from the audience.
11:30 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Al-Qaida Influence in Yemen Daniel Byman; Gregory Johnsen; Ibrahim Sharqieh Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively ... Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively tackle the terror group and its acts of violence. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Gregory Johnsen questioned whether this is an effective U.S. strategy to combat al-Qaida. Both agree there are many legal issues surrounding it. Sharqieh argues that Yemen is a hot spot for al-Qaida because it’s very politically unstable. 
Ibrahim Sharqieh participated by remote video access from Doha, Qatar.
8:13 pm AKT Approx. 46 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He said President Obama appreciated the ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He said President Obama appreciated the service of Afghanistan War commander General John Allen, but confirmed that the general’s nomination to lead NATO had been put on hold. The Defense Department inspector general was investigating General Allen after receiving FBI material uncovered during its probe of former CIA Director David Petraeus. Other topics included the president’s deficit reduction plan he was discussing with labor, business leaders and members of Congress throughout the week. 11:04 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. Resignation of CIA Director Petraeus Nancy Calo; Ronald Kessler; Greta Brawner Ronald Kessler talked about the media furor surrounding retired General David Petraeus' ... Ronald Kessler talked about the media furor surrounding retired General David Petraeus' resignation as director of the CIA, and the implications for national security and the intelligence community. Mr. Kessler said that he was told by an FBI source on October 10, 2012, that the investigation began in Spring 2012 but “was not gonna end until the election was over, and then at that point Petraeus would be asked to resign.” He further stated, “I think there is a real cover-up going on.” He also discussed upcoming hearings on the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Mr. Kessler is the author of The Secrets of the FBI and The CIA at War.
Nancy Calo read the latest headline news from C-SPAN Radio.
1:03 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House passed H.R. 6371, the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees ... The House passed H.R. 6371, the Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act. 9:02 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Public Diplomacy in the Obama Administration's Second Term State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. ... State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. diplomacy in President Obama’s second term. Among the topics they addressed were student exchange programs and the operation of media programs such as the Voice of America. They responded to questions from the audience. 11:46 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. Obama Administration Foreign Policy Agenda Benjamin Pauker; Greta Brawner Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the ... Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the president’s foreign policy agenda for his second administration. Mr. Parker discussed Iran, the Middle East, Kenya, and China, and other countries as well. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
2:08 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Obama Administration Foreign Policy Agenda Benjamin Pauker; Greta Brawner Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the ... Benjamin Pauker talked about global reaction to President Barack Obama’s re-election and the president’s foreign policy agenda for his second administration. Mr. Parker discussed Iran, the Middle East, Kenya, and China, and other countries as well. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:45 pm AKT Approx. 9 min. Holiday Travel and Homeland Security John Pistole John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the ... John Pistole briefed reporters on what travelers should expect in security line waits during the upcoming holiday travel season. 12:30 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Al-Qaida Influence in Yemen Daniel Byman; Gregory Johnsen; Ibrahim Sharqieh Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively ... Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively tackle the terror group and its acts of violence. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Gregory Johnsen questioned whether this is an effective U.S. strategy to combat al-Qaida. Both agree there are many legal issues surrounding it. Sharqieh argues that Yemen is a hot spot for al-Qaida because it’s very politically unstable. 
Ibrahim Sharqieh participated by remote video access from Doha, Qatar.
2:31 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 The House passed H.R.6371, Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees ... The House passed H.R.6371, Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act.
David Curson, Suzan DelBene, and Thomas Massie were sworn in to complete vacated terms and each addressed the House. The chair announced that the whole number of the House was 433.
10:57 pm AKT Approx. 52 min. Divided Government and Bipartisanship Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator ... Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. They agreed that resolving it would require leadership, some political sacrifices, and bipartisanship from all involved. They thought it would be possible, but unlikely. Other topics included the results of the 2012 presidential election. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Making Government Work” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
2:03 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. U.S.-Asia Relations Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future ... Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future challenges and task. In a discussion focusing on China and East Asia, they advised that future U.S. policy focus heavily on Asia. They also advised Congress and political leaders to end political gridlock and rebuild some bipartisanship, suggesting that U.S.-China policy would be a good place to start. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
3:35 pm AKT Approx. 46 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He said President Obama appreciated the ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He said President Obama appreciated the service of Afghanistan War commander General John Allen, but confirmed that the general’s nomination to lead NATO had been put on hold. The Defense Department inspector general was investigating General Allen after receiving FBI material uncovered during its probe of former CIA Director David Petraeus. Other topics included the president’s deficit reduction plan he was discussing with labor, business leaders and members of Congress throughout the week. 11:50 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Elections and Latin America Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy ... Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug policy. They also discussed the rise of the Latino population and voters in the recent election and their impact on Obama administration immigration and trade policies. Topics included the implications of the legalization of marijuana in certain U.S. states for drug policy in Mexico. In addition, the speakers compared China’s relations with Latin and South America to its relationship with the U.S. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
4:23 pm AKT Approx. 21 min. Newly-Elected House Democrats Steve Israel; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ... Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Representative Steve Israel, spoke to reporters about newly-elected Democratic members of the House. In the 113th Congress the Democratic Caucus comprised a majority of women and minorities, the first time that white males were not the majority. 12:59 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Election Analysis Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan ... Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan Glickman posed ten questions, and the panelists then responded. Ron Brownstein in his analysis said the election would be viewed historically as a “milestone,” and that the “single, most telling fact” was that Mitt Romney fared as well as any previous Republican challenger among white voters but still lost. David Wasserman determined that “culture and lifestyle are driving voting, not policy.” Other topics included the shifting demographics of members of the House, young voter and various other demographic trends, and the percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement.
4:45 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell on the Fiscal Cliff Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the floor of the ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the floor of the chamber about avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. 2:29 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control ... Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the fiscal cliff. The across-the-board cuts, also called "sequestration, were to go into effect if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement by the end of 2012. Topics included shifting power back to the civilian force, removing outdated military programs such as nuclear weapons and tanks, and the impact of military spending on the economy. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program. 
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
5:09 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Representative Christopher Van Hollen on the Fiscal Cliff Alan Murray; Christopher Van Hollen U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee ... U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee on the Budget, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He endorsed a Simpson-Bowles approach for the “grand bargain,” but refused to rule out going over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by Alan Murray.
“The Fiscal Clif BUsget, Tax and Debt 'Showdown'” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
5:44 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks Timothy Geithner; David Wessel Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill ... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill that extends Bush-era tax rates for those making $250,000 or more, calling Republican opposition to the move “deeply implausible.” Mr. Geithner also said the financial situation in Europe would continue to stabilize despite recent developments. He was interviewed by David Wessel.
“Administration Response” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
6:16 pm AKT Approx. 27 min. Senator Kent Conrad on the Fiscal Cliff John Bussey; Kent Conrad Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He listed a number of options he believed could be part of a deficit reduction package, guessing that the final bill would contain about $5 trillion in savings, and saying it was conceivable that negotiations would break down, sending the country over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by John Bussey.
“A Retiring Senate Budget Chairman Peers Over the Fiscal Cliff” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
6:45 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. 2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options: 1) do nothing and let tax cuts expire 2) agree to a “grand bargain” 3) do nothing drastic and take time to make the right decision. All agreed not harming the economy took priority over reducing the budget deficit and national debt. A PowerPoint presentation was included. They also answered questions from audience members.
This program was part of the Economists for Peace and Security Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium “Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?” It was held in cooperation with New America Foundation’s Economic Growth Program at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
8:13 pm AKT Approx. 21 min. Newly-Elected House Democrats Steve Israel; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ... Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Representative Steve Israel, spoke to reporters about newly-elected Democratic members of the House. In the 113th Congress the Democratic Caucus comprised a majority of women and minorities, the first time that white males were not the majority.
8:36 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell on the Fiscal Cliff Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the floor of the ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on the floor of the chamber about avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” The fiscal cliff referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
9:00 pm AKT Approx. 33 min. Representative Christopher Van Hollen on the Fiscal Cliff Alan Murray; Christopher Van Hollen U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee ... U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee on the Budget, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He endorsed a Simpson-Bowles approach for the “grand bargain,” but refused to rule out going over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by Alan Murray.
“The Fiscal Clif BUsget, Tax and Debt 'Showdown'” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
9:35 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks Timothy Geithner; David Wessel Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill ... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill that extends Bush-era tax rates for those making $250,000 or more, calling Republican opposition to the move “deeply implausible.” Mr. Geithner also said the financial situation in Europe would continue to stabilize despite recent developments. He was interviewed by David Wessel.
“Administration Response” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:07 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Senator Kent Conrad on the Fiscal Cliff John Bussey; Kent Conrad Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He listed a number of options he believed could be part of a deficit reduction package, guessing that the final bill would contain about $5 trillion in savings, and saying it was conceivable that negotiations would break down, sending the country over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by John Bussey.
“A Retiring Senate Budget Chairman Peers Over the Fiscal Cliff” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:35 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. 2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options: 1) do nothing and let tax cuts expire 2) agree to a “grand bargain” 3) do nothing drastic and take time to make the right decision. All agreed not harming the economy took priority over reducing the budget deficit and national debt. A PowerPoint presentation was included. They also answered questions from audience members.
This program was part of the Economists for Peace and Security Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium “Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?” It was held in cooperation with New America Foundation’s Economic Growth Program at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
12:04 am AKT Approx. 43 min. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Foreign Policy Henry Kissinger; Gerald Seib Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in ... Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in China, the Iran nuclear program, the Syrian conflict, and Russia. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
This was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
12:47 am AKT Approx. 37 min. Senator Rob Portman Post-Election Analysis Paul Gigot; Rob Portman Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican Party. He provided an analysis of the November 6, 2012, election results, saying the Democrats did a better job of getting their voters to the polls. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
“The Future of the Republican Party” was the luncheon program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held in the Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
1:25 am AKT Approx. 33 min. Representative Christopher Van Hollen on the Fiscal Cliff Alan Murray; Christopher Van Hollen U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee ... U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee on the Budget, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He endorsed a Simpson-Bowles approach for the “grand bargain,” but refused to rule out going over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by Alan Murray.
“The Fiscal Clif BUsget, Tax and Debt 'Showdown'” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
1:59 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks Timothy Geithner; David Wessel Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill ... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill that extends Bush-era tax rates for those making $250,000 or more, calling Republican opposition to the move “deeply implausible.” Mr. Geithner also said the financial situation in Europe would continue to stabilize despite recent developments. He was interviewed by David Wessel.
“Administration Response” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
2:31 am AKT Approx. 27 min. Senator Kent Conrad on the Fiscal Cliff John Bussey; Kent Conrad Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He listed a number of options he believed could be part of a deficit reduction package, guessing that the final bill would contain about $5 trillion in savings, and saying it was conceivable that negotiations would break down, sending the country over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by John Bussey.
“A Retiring Senate Budget Chairman Peers Over the Fiscal Cliff” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.