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3:00 am AKT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Shane Goldmacher; Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on tax increases and/or spending cuts to avoid ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on tax increases and/or spending cuts to avoid sequestration budget cuts. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
National Journal correspondent Shane Goldmacher spoke by phone about allegations involving Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), including involvement with prostitutes, and intervention with federal agencies on behalf of friend and campaign donor Salomon Melgen, who was under investigation for health care fraud. Senator Menendez was also facing a Senate ethics inquiry about two free trips he took in 2010 on Melgen’s private plane.
2:00 am AKT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life ... Barbara Matusow, editor of Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter, recounted the life and career of her late husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jack Nelson (1929-2009). Mr. Nelson, a former reporter for the Atlanta Constitution and Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, is remembered for his investigative reportage of the civil rights movement and Watergate. Barbara Matusow was joined by former President Jimmy Carter, former Mayor of Atlanta and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young, and former Justice Department spokesman Terry Adamson to discuss Jack Nelson’s memoir, Scoop: The Evolution of a Southern Reporter. The event was moderated by Hank Klibanoff, and took place at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia 2:00 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. History in the Digital Age Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked ... Panelists at the American Historical Association’s annual conference in New Orleans talked about how the Internet, YouTube, and Twitter have changed the way historians present their material to the public.
3:50 am AKT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Gun Control and Immigration Reform Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Amy Walter Amy Walter talked about the congressional politics of gun control and immigration reform, and she ... Amy Walter talked about the congressional politics of gun control and immigration reform, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the 2014 Senate elections and the varying factors contributing to congressional Republican and Democrats' stances on gun control, the 1994 assault weapons ban, and voter demographics.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:00 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Book Discussion on Invisible Armies Max Boot; Steven Bucci; John Hilboldt Max Boot, fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about ... Max Boot, fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talked about his book, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the Present, in which he presents a history of guerrilla warfare. The author posited that unconventional warfare, often thought of as a modern means of war, has a long tradition that dates back to antiquity. Max Boot spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 4:01 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Manufacturing and Immigration Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve ... Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve Clemons about the effects of immigration reform on the manufacturing industry, job creation, and economic growth. Topics included guest worker visas, biometric worker verification systems, and allowing students who attain college degrees in the U.S. to stay in the country after graduation. The senators also answered questions from the audience.
“Manufacturing & Jobs in the Next American Economy: Post-Partisan Viewpoints on Immigration” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
4:36 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Youth Vote and Civic Engagement Abby Kiesa talked about her Center for Information and Research for Civic Learning and ... Abby Kiesa talked about her Center for Information and Research for Civic Learning and Engagement’s (CIRCLE) report on the level of civic activity and community engagement of “millenials,” the generation of Americans born between 1984-1995. The report highlighted the diverse ways in which these voters were taking action both online and offline, in their communities, and across different regions of the country. She responded to viewer calls and electronic communications, and to questions from Taylor High School students in North Bend, Ohio.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:00 am AKT Approx. 25 min. Communicators with David Steel Peter Slen; David Steel David Steel, Samsung Electronics North America’s executive vice president for strategy, ... David Steel, Samsung Electronics North America’s executive vice president for strategy, talked about the expanding American consumer market for technology, the future of television, and the latest developments in the technology market. Samsung is the world’s largest technology company in sales and is the second highest recipient of U.S. patents. 
This is the fourth in a series of “The Communicators” interviews taped at the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.*The interviews highlight some of the newest developments in TV and communications and consumer technology, as well as policy issues flowing from them. "The Communicators" talked with technology industry leaders, policymakers, and legislators, and with innovators showing technology products set to be unveiled during the coming year.
5:10 am AKT Approx. 38 min. Delaware State of the State Jack Markell Governor Jack Markell (D) gave his annual state of the state address. Governor Jack Markell (D) gave his annual state of the state address.
5:21 am AKT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Afghanistan Reconstruction Greta Brawner; John Sopko John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ... John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, approximately $87 billion had been spent since 2002. He also talked about how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it, and concerns over waste, fraud, and abuse.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
4:27 am AKT Approx. 32 min. New Mexico State of the State Address Susana Martinez Governor Susana Martinez (R) delivered the annual state of the state address to a joint session of ... Governor Susana Martinez (R) delivered the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature in the State Capitol in Santa Fe. She called on lawmakers to work on legislation addressing childhood literacy and education reform and had a first-grade student read from one of his projects. Other topics included jobs, the economy, and equipping the workforce.
The address ends abruptly.
5:52 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Government Waste, Part 1 Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce ... Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce spending by identifying fraud, abuse and redundancy. Among the topics addressed were federal enforcement powers and operations, instances where inspectors had identified mismanagement of government programs, and government contracting practices.
6:02 am AKT Approx. 53 min. Town Hall with Senator Ben Cardin Benjamin Cardin; Francis Collins Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with federal workers at the National Institutes of Health in ... Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with federal workers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland about looming budget cuts through the sequestration process. Sen. Cardin said that it was “unlikely” that an alternative to the severe budget cuts called for in sequestration would be avoided before the March 1st deadline. Sequestration calls for across-the board cuts to government agencies totaling $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years, with $1.6 billion coming out of the NIH budget. 
Sen. Cardin told NIH employees to “put a face on and personalize what you do” saying that people are not attacking federal workers but government.
5:02 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Sequestration Spending Cuts Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration ... Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, and research and urged political leaders to come to a solution.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were rdelayed until March 1, 2013.
7:15 am AKT Approx. 52 min. Government Waste, Part 2 Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce ... Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce spending by identifying fraud, abuse and redundancy.*Among the topics addressed were federal enforcement powers and operations, instances where inspectors had identified mismanagement of government programs, and government contracting practices.
6:58 am AKT Approx. 53 min. Manufacturing and Technology Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of ... Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of the topics they discussed were 3-D printing, the cost of developing new manufacturing technologies, and the measurement of manufacturing outfit.
“Designing the Future: The Effects of Technology on Industry” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
5:48 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Debate on Same Sex Marriage Bill Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. 8:10 am AKT Approx. 20 min. Senator Ron Wyden on Global Internet Ronald Wyden Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talked about ways to promote technological advances and economic growth ... Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talked about ways to promote technological advances and economic growth through a free and open global Internet.
This was part of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
7:56 am AKT Approx. 51 min. Advanced Manufacturing Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions ... Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions included improving negative attitudes toward manufacturing jobs, better education, and targeting currency manipulation. The program included questions from audience members.
“What Advanced Manufacturing Requires to Keep Advancing” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
7:20 am AKT Approx. 38 min. Afghanistan Reconstruction Greta Brawner; John Sopko John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ... John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, approximately $87 billion had been spent since 2002. He also talked about how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it, and concerns over waste, fraud, and abuse.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
8:31 am AKT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Financial Regulation Members of the American Enterprise Institute’s “Shadow Financial Regulatory ... Members of the American Enterprise Institute’s “Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee” talked about suggestions for improving financial regulations on home mortgage lending and bank capital requirements. They also responded to questions from the audience.
The “Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee” met periodically to discuss timely issues such as new rules on home mortgages, global financial market,s and the latest enforcement efforts by regulatory agencies.
8:51 am AKT Approx. 47 min. Farewell Ceremony for Secretary Leon Panetta President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to ... President Obama and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey paid tribute to outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The ceremony included members from all of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as performances by the U.S. Army Band. 7:59 am AKT Approx. 17 min. Open Phones Shane Goldmacher; Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on tax increases and/or spending cuts to avoid ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on tax increases and/or spending cuts to avoid sequestration budget cuts. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
National Journal correspondent Shane Goldmacher spoke by phone about allegations involving Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), including involvement with prostitutes, and intervention with federal agencies on behalf of friend and campaign donor Salomon Melgen, who was under investigation for health care fraud. Senator Menendez was also facing a Senate ethics inquiry about two free trips he took in 2010 on Melgen’s private plane.
9:09 am AKT Approx. 37 min. Afghanistan Reconstruction Greta Brawner; John Sopko John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ... John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, approximately $87 billion had been spent since 2002. He also talked about how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it, and concerns over waste, fraud, and abuse.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
9:38 am AKT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Debt Reduction and Federal Budget A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged ... A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to address the national debt. They also responded to questions from reporters. 8:17 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. LIVE Medicare Policy Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The ... Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the panelists covered were the costs of the program, its portion of gross domestic product, fees for service, and eligibility, and the benefits it covers. 9:47 am AKT Approx. 25 min. LIVE Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha Barack Obama; Clinton Romesha; Donald Rutherford President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton ... President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Sergeant Romesha was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009, battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded.
In remarks President Obama said U.S. troops should never again be asked to “defend the indefensible,” a reference to Sergeant Romesha’s outpost, which was positioned at the bottom of a valley, making it vulnerable to attack.
10:14 am AKT Approx. 42 min. Sequestration Spending Cuts Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration ... Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, and research and urged political leaders to come to a solution.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were rdelayed until March 1, 2013.
9:59 am AKT Approx. 4 hr. 41 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate resumed consideration of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate resumed consideration of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. 10:14 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
10:57 am AKT Approx. 2 min. Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing, Part 1 Former Senator Chuck Hagel testified on his nomination to be secretary of defense. Among the ... Former Senator Chuck Hagel testified on his nomination to be secretary of defense. Among the topics he addressed were military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, his opinions and votes on military operations, U.S. relations with Israel, projected Defense Department budget cuts, service by openly gay and lesbian personnel, Iranian nuclear development programs, and future roles for the U.S. military.
He was introduced at the hearing by former Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Sam Nunn (D-NC).
2:42 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Sequestration Spending Cuts Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration ... Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, and research and urged political leaders to come to a solution.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were rdelayed until March 1, 2013.
11:43 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Debate on Same Sex Marriage Bill Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain. Members of Parliament debated a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in Great Britain.
11:03 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Future of the European Union French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the ... French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the future of the European Union. He also answered questions from European party leaders. 3:28 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Debt Reduction and Federal Budget A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged ... A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to address the national debt. They also responded to questions from reporters. 1:16 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. No Child Left Behind Waivers Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under ... Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education Commissioner Holliday also said that the automatic sequestration spending cuts would deeply affect his state’s schools, students, and teachers through loss of jobs and services. 
NCLB was an education program passed during the George W. Bush administration.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
1:26 pm AKT Approx. 25 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha Barack Obama; Clinton Romesha; Donald Rutherford President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton ... President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Sergeant Romesha was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009, battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded.
In remarks President Obama said U.S. troops should never again be asked to “defend the indefensible,” a reference to Sergeant Romesha’s outpost, which was positioned at the bottom of a valley, making it vulnerable to attack.
4:00 pm AKT Approx. 25 min. Communicators with David Steel Peter Slen; David Steel David Steel, Samsung Electronics North America’s executive vice president for strategy, ... David Steel, Samsung Electronics North America’s executive vice president for strategy, talked about the expanding American consumer market for technology, the future of television, and the latest developments in the technology market. Samsung is the world’s largest technology company in sales and is the second highest recipient of U.S. patents. 
This is the fourth in a series of “The Communicators” interviews taped at the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas.*The interviews highlight some of the newest developments in TV and communications and consumer technology, as well as policy issues flowing from them. "The Communicators" talked with technology industry leaders, policymakers, and legislators, and with innovators showing technology products set to be unveiled during the coming year.
4:02 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. U.S. and European Economy Matthias Machnig; Richard Trumka; Janet Yellen Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, ... Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, minister of economy for the German Federal State of Thuringia, discussed the U.S. and European economies and their relationships. Ms. Yellen focused on factors contributing to a weak U.S. economic recovery, unemployment, and Federal Reserve monetary policy. Minister Machnig discussed the Eurozone financial crisis, major challenges of the European economy, and the impact of environmental and industrial policies on full employment and prosperity.
“Restoring Shared Prosperity and Full Employment” wsa the luncheon program of the “Trans-Atlantic Agenda for Shared Prosperity” economic summit held by the AFL-CIO with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Boeckler Foundation at the AFL-CIO headquarters.
1:51 pm AKT Approx. 4 min. Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha on Medal of Honor Dan Murphy; Clinton Romesha Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor ... Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor from President Obama for his actions during an October 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in the Afghanistan mountains near the Pakistan border. 4:29 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Papers of Clay T. (Tom) Whitehead The Library of Congress held a panel discussion with some former colleagues of the late Clay T. ... The Library of Congress held a panel discussion with some former colleagues of the late Clay T. (Tom) Whitehead to discuss his legacy and unveil his collected papers.
The Library of Congress recently accepted the papers of Clay T. Whitehead, who many credit as a visionary who helped create the modern telecommunications industry, first as a member of the Nixon administration and then as an entrepreneur. Mr. Whitehead led government efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to deregulate telecommunications and break up communications monopolies such as the Bell companies, paving the way for cable TV, cell phones, and other now widely used technologies.
5:33 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the ... Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance.
1:58 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Afghanistan Reconstruction Greta Brawner; John Sopko John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ... John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, approximately $87 billion had been spent since 2002. He also talked about how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it, and concerns over waste, fraud, and abuse.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
6:17 pm AKT Approx. 6 min. Senate Minority Leader McConnell on the State of the Union Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the next day’s State of the Union ... Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the next day’s State of the Union address. He urged the president to address the consequences of “Obamacare” (the Affordable Care Act) and of the budget sequestrations that would come into effect March 1, 2013, if alternative legislation was not passed. 7:53 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Public Health Effects of State Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s ... Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s marijuana laws and lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco regulations. Health policy professors as well as economists and behavioral scientists talked about the restrictions on the use, sale, and advertising of marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco.
Alexander Wagenaar and Rebecca Collins participated by telephone.
2:38 pm AKT Approx. 6 min. Senate Minority Leader McConnell on the State of the Union Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the next day’s State of the Union ... Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the next day’s State of the Union address. He urged the president to address the consequences of “Obamacare” (the Affordable Care Act) and of the budget sequestrations that would come into effect March 1, 2013, if alternative legislation was not passed. 6:23 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Medicare Policy Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The ... Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the panelists covered were the costs of the program, its portion of gross domestic product, fees for service, and eligibility, and the benefits it covers. 9:45 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. and European Economy Matthias Machnig; Richard Trumka; Janet Yellen Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, ... Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, minister of economy for the German Federal State of Thuringia, discussed the U.S. and European economies and their relationships. Ms. Yellen focused on factors contributing to a weak U.S. economic recovery, unemployment, and Federal Reserve monetary policy. Minister Machnig discussed the Eurozone financial crisis, major challenges of the European economy, and the impact of environmental and industrial policies on full employment and prosperity.
“Restoring Shared Prosperity and Full Employment” wsa the luncheon program of the “Trans-Atlantic Agenda for Shared Prosperity” economic summit held by the AFL-CIO with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Boeckler Foundation at the AFL-CIO headquarters.
2:45 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. British Prime Minister Cameron on European Union Summit Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year ... Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year budget cut deal. He told lawmakers this the agreement was a “good deal for Britain.” 8:06 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Government Waste, Part 1 Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce ... Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce spending by identifying fraud, abuse and redundancy. Among the topics addressed were federal enforcement powers and operations, instances where inspectors had identified mismanagement of government programs, and government contracting practices. 11:17 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the ... Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance.
4:01 pm AKT Approx. 25 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha Barack Obama; Clinton Romesha; Donald Rutherford President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton ... President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Sergeant Romesha was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009, battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded.
In remarks President Obama said U.S. troops should never again be asked to “defend the indefensible,” a reference to Sergeant Romesha’s outpost, which was positioned at the bottom of a valley, making it vulnerable to attack.
9:26 pm AKT Approx. 52 min. Government Waste, Part 2 Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce ... Non-governmental organization representatives testified on ways the government could reduce spending by identifying fraud, abuse and redundancy.*Among the topics addressed were federal enforcement powers and operations, instances where inspectors had identified mismanagement of government programs, and government contracting practices. 1:36 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Public Health Effects of State Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s ... Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s marijuana laws and lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco regulations. Health policy professors as well as economists and behavioral scientists talked about the restrictions on the use, sale, and advertising of marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco.
Alexander Wagenaar and Rebecca Collins participated by telephone.
4:27 pm AKT Approx. 4 min. Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha on Medal of Honor Dan Murphy; Clinton Romesha Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor ... Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor from President Obama for his actions during an October 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in the Afghanistan mountains near the Pakistan border. 10:22 pm AKT Approx. 6 min. Senate Minority Leader McConnell on the State of the Union Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the next day’s State of the Union ... Senate Minority Leader McConnell spoke about the next day’s State of the Union address. He urged the president to address the consequences of “Obamacare” (the Affordable Care Act) and of the budget sequestrations that would come into effect March 1, 2013, if alternative legislation was not passed.
4:32 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Afghanistan Reconstruction Greta Brawner; John Sopko John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ... John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, approximately $87 billion had been spent since 2002. He also talked about how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it, and concerns over waste, fraud, and abuse.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
10:28 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Medicare Policy Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The ... Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the panelists covered were the costs of the program, its portion of gross domestic product, fees for service, and eligibility, and the benefits it covers.
5:12 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Journalism and Social Media Chris Hughes; Alex Jones Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of ... Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of Facebook, he recently purchased The New Republic. He talked about his vision for the company and how to better engage an online audience. He said that there was a surfeit of opinion pieces available, and called for dialogue rather than provocative writing. He was interviewed by Alex Jones and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Changing Media Landscape: Smart News in the Age of Social Media” was held at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
12:10 am AKT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Manufacturing Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he ... Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he responded to questions from three more journalists. He discussed the impact of political uncertainty at the national level on the economy, saying that small and medium-sized businesses were affected much more than large businesses such as General Electric. Other topics included the role of colleges and universities in supplying manufacturing labor, employee benefits, and corporate tax code simplification.
“Writing America’s Next Manufacturing Chapter: Designing a New Compact Between Firms, Workers, Communitites & Government” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
6:16 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Debt Reduction and Federal Budget A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged ... A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to address the national debt. They also responded to questions from reporters. 1:08 am AKT Approx. 53 min. Manufacturing and Technology Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of ... Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of the topics they discussed were 3-D printing, the cost of developing new manufacturing technologies, and the measurement of manufacturing outfit.
“Designing the Future: The Effects of Technology on Industry” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
6:47 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Sequestration Spending Cuts Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration ... Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, and research and urged political leaders to come to a solution.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were rdelayed until March 1, 2013.
2:04 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 18 min. National Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Conference Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about ... Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about institutional bias and racism, and recommendations for addressing it within the educational and criminal justice systems. This event was the closing plenary session of the annual legislative conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held in Washington, DC. It was moderated by author, professor and radio talk show host Michael Eric Dyson.
7:33 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Oregon State of the State Address John Kitzhaber Governor John Kitzhaber (D) gave his annual state of the state address. Governor John Kitzhaber (D) gave his annual state of the state address.
8:01 pm AKT Approx. 25 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha Barack Obama; Clinton Romesha; Donald Rutherford President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton ... President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Sergeant Romesha was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009, battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded.
In remarks President Obama said U.S. troops should never again be asked to “defend the indefensible,” a reference to Sergeant Romesha’s outpost, which was positioned at the bottom of a valley, making it vulnerable to attack.
8:26 pm AKT Approx. 4 min. Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha on Medal of Honor Dan Murphy; Clinton Romesha Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor ... Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor from President Obama for his actions during an October 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in the Afghanistan mountains near the Pakistan border.
8:32 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Afghanistan Reconstruction Greta Brawner; John Sopko John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction ... John Sopko talked about his Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report on Afghanistan reconstruction, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, approximately $87 billion had been spent since 2002. He also talked about how the money gets spent, what’s been accomplished with it, and concerns over waste, fraud, and abuse.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
9:13 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Journalism and Social Media Chris Hughes; Alex Jones Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of ... Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of Facebook, he recently purchased The New Republic. He talked about his vision for the company and how to better engage an online audience. He said that there was a surfeit of opinion pieces available, and called for dialogue rather than provocative writing. He was interviewed by Alex Jones and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Changing Media Landscape: Smart News in the Age of Social Media” was held at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
10:15 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. Debt Reduction and Federal Budget A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged ... A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to address the national debt. They also responded to questions from reporters.
10:46 pm AKT Approx. 43 min. Sequestration Spending Cuts Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration ... Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, and research and urged political leaders to come to a solution.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were rdelayed until March 1, 2013.
11:33 pm AKT Approx. 26 min. Oregon State of the State Address John Kitzhaber Governor John Kitzhaber (D) gave his annual state of the state address. Governor John Kitzhaber (D) gave his annual state of the state address.
12:01 am AKT Approx. 51 min. British Prime Minister Cameron on European Union Summit Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year ... Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year budget cut deal. He told lawmakers this the agreement was a “good deal for Britain.”
12:55 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Economic Outlook The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly briefing on the outlook for the U.S. ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly briefing on the outlook for the U.S. economy. Martin Regalia talked about recent gross domestic product (GDP) figures and policies the Obama administration and Congress should propose to help stimulate economic growth.
2:28 am AKT Approx. 25 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha Barack Obama; Clinton Romesha; Donald Rutherford President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton ... President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Sergeant Romesha was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009, battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded.
In remarks President Obama said U.S. troops should never again be asked to “defend the indefensible,” a reference to Sergeant Romesha’s outpost, which was positioned at the bottom of a valley, making it vulnerable to attack.
2:54 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha on Medal of Honor Dan Murphy; Clinton Romesha Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor ... Former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha spoke to reporters after he received a Medal of Honor from President Obama for his actions during an October 3, 2009, attack on Combat Outpost Keating in the Afghanistan mountains near the Pakistan border.