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3:00 am AKT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of the federal government and states in mental ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of the federal government and states in mental health. The question was related to the Connecticut elementary school that claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven. 4:07 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. High-Speed Rail Program Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the ... Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the Northeastern United States, which includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. 1:51 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in ... Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. It was his first state of the nation address since winning a third term as president. He outlined a broad range of economic goals over the next few years and vowed to root out corruption in the political system. 
This is a Russian television broadcast. Simultaneous interpretation into English.
Courtesy of Russia Today Television.
3:48 am AKT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Gun Control Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Fund John Fund talked about possible gun control responses to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary ... John Fund talked about possible gun control responses to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven. Topics included the complications and controversies surrounding gun control measures, such as assault weapons bans, gun-free zones, background checks, and loopholes for gun shows. He also discussed mental health treatment issues and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:16 am AKT Approx. 15 min. Senator Akaka on Death of Senator Inouye Daniel Akaka Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died earlier in the ... Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died earlier in the day at the age of 88. Senator Inouye was the Senate’s most senior member and a Medal of Honor recipient for his service during World War II. 3:14 am AKT Approx. 57 min. Voter Registration Improvements Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of ... Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. 
“Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
4:35 am AKT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Gun Control and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Allyson Schwartz Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations, the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, and gun control issues. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communication.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:32 am AKT Approx. 28 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview Daniel Inouye; Ronald Sarasin American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian ... American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii who had youthful dreams of being an orthopedic surgeon before he was wounded in combat during World War II with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all-volunteer Japanese American unit. He is now the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. This interview is about a half hour. 4:12 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. William Eskridge on Marriage Equality William Eskridge; Linda McClain Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality ... Yale Law Professor William Eskridge said President Obama’s support for marriage equality helped him win re-election. The gay rights activist spoke at Boston University Law School a week after the election when voters approved to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. He said the country is moving beyond political backlash, and that the results of the 2012 election were good for President Obama.
5:21 am AKT Approx. 39 min. LIVE States and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner Marcia Howard talked about the impact on states of sequestration and the “fiscal ... Marcia Howard talked about the impact on states of sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. "Fiscal cliff" referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. She said that states had been unable to plan, due to the uncertainty of what would happen and that the impact of budget cuts was “pretty isolated,” but that federal funding for education programs would be the most significant effect. 6:01 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 34 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a legislative session.
Vice President Joe Biden swore in Senator ...
The Senate convened for a legislative session.
Vice President Joe Biden swore in Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as president pro tempore of the Senate.
5:31 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. LIVE Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors.
6:01 am AKT Approx. 57 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 8:36 am AKT Approx. 27 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview Daniel Inouye; Ronald Sarasin American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian ... American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii who had youthful dreams of being an orthopedic surgeon before he was wounded in combat during World War II with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all-volunteer Japanese American unit. He is now the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. This interview is about a half hour. 6:55 am AKT Approx. 44 min. Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
6:59 am AKT Approx. 9 min. House Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts that would take effect at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Speaker Boehner said that he was ready to moved on a “Plan B” proposal that would allow tax cuts to expire for people making over $1 million per year and keep current tax rates for everyone else. 9:04 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Future of the U.S. Military Leon Panetta; Theresa Werner Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in 2013. He said that the U.S. military force would be “smaller and leaner.” In addition, he discussed the state of the Defense Department if sequestration takes effect, the situation in the Middle East, and America’s role in the Pacific region.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and were to take effect in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
7:44 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Future of Egypt Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution ... Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed Morsi. The draft had resulted in protests by supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Mr. Cook talked about U.S. policy in the region, Mr. Trager gave a detailed explanation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mr. Cohen spoke about his experience as the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt.
7:10 am AKT Approx. 23 min. House Democratic Agenda House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. They responded to questions about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 10:05 am AKT Approx. 10 min. Majority Leader Reid Tribute to Senator Inouye Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the ... Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. 8:48 am AKT Approx. 54 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. He said President ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. He said President Obama’s latest offer on tax rates was different from what he promised during his reelection campaign, but he rejected House Speaker Boehner’s announcement of a “Plan B” to avert parts of the fiscal cliff." He also said that President Obama met with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to talk about gun control in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 
7:33 am AKT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Gun Violence Prevention In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates ... In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates and mass shooting victims and families of victims spoke to reporters about the need for stricter gun control laws. Dan Gross called the shooting a “tipping point.” 10:16 am AKT Approx. 5 hr. 36 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate considered relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Tributes were made to Senator ...
The Senate considered relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Tributes were made to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. The Senate adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.624, as a mark of further respect to the memory of Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI).
9:46 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Cybersecurity Priorities Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity ... Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave the opening address. He said cybersecurity was an ongoing challenge the U.S. faces every day. He added that in order to address the vulnerabilities effectively there needs to be a public-private partnership. Representative Michael McCaul, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then made opening remarks in a panel discussion. They agreed that information sharing between the government and private sector was critical to identifying threats and best practices. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
8:02 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 3:52 pm AKT Approx. 23 min. Majority Leader Reid Tribute to Senator Inouye Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the ... Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. 11:32 am AKT Approx. 38 min. Federal Rental Assistance Programs Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing ... Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 and rental housing assistance programs, and opportunities for improvement.
10:06 am AKT Approx. 9 min. House Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts that would take effect at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Speaker Boehner said that he was ready to moved on a “Plan B” proposal that would allow tax cuts to expire for people making over $1 million per year and keep current tax rates for everyone else. 4:16 pm AKT Approx. 11 min. Senators Durbin and Boxer Tribute to Senator Inouye Barbara Boxer; Richard Durbin Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), ... Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. 12:13 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
10:16 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Erik Wasson on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Bill Scanlan; Erik Wasson Erik Wasson gave an update on the status of negotiations between President Obama and House ... Erik Wasson gave an update on the status of negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 4:29 pm AKT Approx. 40 min. Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal on Connecticut School Shooting Richard Blumenthal; Joseph Lieberman Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, ... Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. They also reflected on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) the previous day. 1:40 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Medicare Eligibility Age Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to ... Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue. Among the topics raised after Ms. Cubanski’s presentation were encouraging people to stay in the work force longer, income levels of beneficiaries, and the impact on Medicare of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law).
10:20 am AKT Approx. 9 min. LIVE Senate Majority Leader Reid on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Reid spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Majority Leader Reid spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 5:12 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Global Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin; Daniel Byman; Bruce Riedel Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated ... Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence internationally. The Brookings Institution hosted the event. 3:18 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Universities, Innovation, and the Economy Drew Faust; Neera Tanden Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She ... Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education leadership training for students and teachers, the importance of training science teachers, and other topics. Professor Faust in her remarks said that U.S. immigration problems were both economic development and human rights issues, and stressed the need for legislation such as the DREAM Act. She also answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
10:30 am AKT Approx. 8 min. LIVE Senate Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 6:39 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Gary Locke on U.S.-China Relations Gary Locke; Orville Schell; George Stephanopoulos U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George ... U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George Stephanopoulous, who moderated the event, talked about what’s next in U.S.-China relations. Ambassador Locke said that there will be continuity in U.S.- China relations, and that the new Chinese leader Xi Jinping is “more at ease with people” but noted that it’s too soon to get a “sense” of his policies.The event took place at the Asia Society in New York City 4:02 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors.
10:40 am AKT Approx. 26 min. House Democratic Agenda House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. They responded to questions about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 8:06 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Majority Leader Reid Tribute to Senator Inouye Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the ... Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. 5:25 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff Nina Olson; Steven Scully Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress ... Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum tax, her job at the IRS as a taxpayer advocate, and the top issues for the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in 2013. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
11:06 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Erik Wasson on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Bill Scanlan; Erik Wasson Erik Wasson gave an update on the status of negotiations between President Obama and House ... Erik Wasson gave an update on the status of negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 8:29 pm AKT Approx. 11 min. Senators Durbin and Boxer Tribute to Senator Inouye Barbara Boxer; Richard Durbin Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), ... Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. 6:09 pm AKT Approx. 48 min. Federal Tax Changes in 2013 Kevin McCormally; Robb Harleston Kiplinger Editorial Director Kevin McCormally offered advice to those preparing their 2012 federal ... Kiplinger Editorial Director Kevin McCormally offered advice to those preparing their 2012 federal taxes. He also discussed new taxes taking effect in 2013 and how taxpayers could be affected if tax rates go up. Topics included ways to plan for potential tax increases, the alternative minimum tax, sales tax deductions, and potential impacts that tax policy changes will have on investors.
11:11 am AKT Approx. 54 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. He said President ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. He said President Obama’s latest offer on tax rates was different from what he promised during his reelection campaign, but he rejected House Speaker Boehner’s announcement of a “Plan B” to avert parts of the fiscal cliff." He also said that President Obama met with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to talk about gun control in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 
8:41 pm AKT Approx. 40 min. Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal on Connecticut School Shooting Richard Blumenthal; Joseph Lieberman Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, ... Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. They also reflected on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) the previous day. 7:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Cybersecurity Priorities Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity ... Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave the opening address. He said cybersecurity was an ongoing challenge the U.S. faces every day. He added that in order to address the vulnerabilities effectively there needs to be a public-private partnership. Representative Michael McCaul, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then made opening remarks in a panel discussion. They agreed that information sharing between the government and private sector was critical to identifying threats and best practices. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
12:05 pm AKT Approx. 42 min. Gun Control and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Allyson Schwartz Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Representative Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations, the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, and gun control issues. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communication.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:23 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Global Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin; Daniel Byman; Bruce Riedel Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated ... Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence internationally. The Brookings Institution hosted the event. 8:47 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Syrian Transition After Assad Regime Gregory Aftandilian; Joseph Holliday; Mona Yacoubian Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to ... Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but a slow decline today/Tuesday at a panel discussion on the future of Syria after Assad. He was joined in the discussion by the Stimson Center’s Mona Yacoubian. Both agreed that If the Assad Regime falls, it could lead to less stability in the region. 
Syria’s civil war began as an uprising in March 2011 with peaceful protests but turned into a civil war after the government’s crackdown on dissent.
12:48 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Erik Wasson on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Bill Scanlan; Erik Wasson Erik Wasson gave an update on the status of negotiations between President Obama and House ... Erik Wasson gave an update on the status of negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 10:51 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Gary Locke on U.S.-China Relations Gary Locke; Orville Schell; George Stephanopoulos U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George ... U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George Stephanopoulous, who moderated the event, talked about what’s next in U.S.-China relations. Ambassador Locke said that there will be continuity in U.S.- China relations, and that the new Chinese leader Xi Jinping is “more at ease with people” but noted that it’s too soon to get a “sense” of his policies.The event took place at the Asia Society in New York City 9:51 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors.
12:53 pm AKT Approx. 39 min. Gun Violence Prevention In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates ... In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates and mass shooting victims and families of victims spoke to reporters about the need for stricter gun control laws. Dan Gross called the shooting a “tipping point.” 12:18 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Electric Power Grid Vulnerabilities Frank Cilluffo; Paul Stockton Assistant Defense Secretary Paul Stockton talked about protecting the U.S. electric power grid ... Assistant Defense Secretary Paul Stockton talked about protecting the U.S. electric power grid from natural disasters and cyber threats. He described Hurricane Sandy as a “wake up call” for officials, and talked about Pentagon efforts to build backup power plants at DOD facilities in order to deal with unexpected outages. The event was moderated by former White House Homeland Security Assistant Frank Cilluffo, who now heads the Homeland Security Institute at George Washington University. 11:14 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff Nina Olson; Steven Scully Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress ... Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum tax, her job at the IRS as a taxpayer advocate, and the top issues for the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in 2013. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:35 pm AKT Approx. 40 min. Gun Control Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Fund John Fund talked about possible gun control responses to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary ... John Fund talked about possible gun control responses to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven. Topics included the complications and controversies surrounding gun control measures, such as assault weapons bans, gun-free zones, background checks, and loopholes for gun shows. He also discussed mental health treatment issues and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
1:37 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors. 11:57 pm AKT Approx. 48 min. Federal Tax Changes in 2013 Kevin McCormally; Robb Harleston Kiplinger Editorial Director Kevin McCormally offered advice to those preparing their 2012 federal ... Kiplinger Editorial Director Kevin McCormally offered advice to those preparing their 2012 federal taxes. He also discussed new taxes taking effect in 2013 and how taxpayers could be affected if tax rates go up. Topics included ways to plan for potential tax increases, the alternative minimum tax, sales tax deductions, and potential impacts that tax policy changes will have on investors.
2:15 pm AKT Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 12:48 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Cybersecurity Priorities Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity ... Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave the opening address. He said cybersecurity was an ongoing challenge the U.S. faces every day. He added that in order to address the vulnerabilities effectively there needs to be a public-private partnership. Representative Michael McCaul, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then made opening remarks in a panel discussion. They agreed that information sharing between the government and private sector was critical to identifying threats and best practices. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
5:26 pm AKT Approx. 9 min. House Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts that would take effect at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Speaker Boehner said that he was ready to moved on a “Plan B” proposal that would allow tax cuts to expire for people making over $1 million per year and keep current tax rates for everyone else. 2:35 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Syrian Transition After Assad Regime Gregory Aftandilian; Joseph Holliday; Mona Yacoubian Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to ... Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but a slow decline today/Tuesday at a panel discussion on the future of Syria after Assad. He was joined in the discussion by the Stimson Center’s Mona Yacoubian. Both agreed that If the Assad Regime falls, it could lead to less stability in the region. 
Syria’s civil war began as an uprising in March 2011 with peaceful protests but turned into a civil war after the government’s crackdown on dissent.
5:35 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. House Democratic Agenda House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. They responded to questions about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
6:02 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Senate Majority Leader Reid on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Reid spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Majority Leader Reid spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
6:11 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. Senate Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
6:19 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Gun Violence Prevention In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates ... In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates and mass shooting victims and families of victims spoke to reporters about the need for stricter gun control laws. Dan Gross called the shooting a “tipping point.”
7:02 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Future of the U.S. Military Leon Panetta; Theresa Werner Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in 2013. He said that the U.S. military force would be “smaller and leaner.” In addition, he discussed the state of the Defense Department if sequestration takes effect, the situation in the Middle East, and America’s role in the Pacific region.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and were to take effect in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
8:07 pm AKT Approx. 25 min. Defense Authorization Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters after finishing ... Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters after finishing negotiations on a $633 billion Defense Programs bill for fiscal year 2013.
8:33 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Gun Control Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Fund John Fund talked about possible gun control responses to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary ... John Fund talked about possible gun control responses to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven. Topics included the complications and controversies surrounding gun control measures, such as assault weapons bans, gun-free zones, background checks, and loopholes for gun shows. He also discussed mental health treatment issues and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:19 pm AKT Approx. 9 min. House Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of negotiations with President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts that would take effect at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Speaker Boehner said that he was ready to moved on a “Plan B” proposal that would allow tax cuts to expire for people making over $1 million per year and keep current tax rates for everyone else.
9:29 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. House Democratic Agenda House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a new task force to address gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Connecticut. They responded to questions about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
9:56 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Senate Majority Leader Reid on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Reid spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Majority Leader Reid spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
10:04 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Senate Republicans on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
10:13 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. He said President ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. He said President Obama’s latest offer on tax rates was different from what he promised during his reelection campaign, but he rejected House Speaker Boehner’s announcement of a “Plan B” to avert parts of the fiscal cliff." He also said that President Obama met with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to talk about gun control in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 
10:35 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Gun Violence Prevention In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates ... In reaction to the December 14, 2012, Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting, advocates and mass shooting victims and families of victims spoke to reporters about the need for stricter gun control laws. Dan Gross called the shooting a “tipping point.”
11:20 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Future of the U.S. Military Leon Panetta; Theresa Werner Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in 2013. He said that the U.S. military force would be “smaller and leaner.” In addition, he discussed the state of the Defense Department if sequestration takes effect, the situation in the Middle East, and America’s role in the Pacific region.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and were to take effect in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
12:24 am AKT Approx. 25 min. Defense Authorization Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters after finishing ... Leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters after finishing negotiations on a $633 billion Defense Programs bill for fiscal year 2013.
12:52 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Global Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin; Daniel Byman; Bruce Riedel Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated ... Daniel Benjamin and Bruce Riedel talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts, including complicated relations with Pakistan, the use of drones by U.S., and al-Qaida’s influence internationally. The Brookings Institution hosted the event.
2:18 am AKT Approx. 40 min. Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal on Connecticut School Shooting Richard Blumenthal; Joseph Lieberman Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, ... Senators Lieberman (I-CT) and Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. They also reflected on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) the previous day.