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3:00 am AKT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Do red light cameras make streets ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Do red light cameras make streets safer?” 1:07 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 4 min. Debt Reduction and the Federal Budget Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their ... Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their departments. Some of the services that would be cut included Agriculture Department inspections, airport customs, special education programs, and Transportation Security Administration agents. Secretary Donovan said that veterans receiving housing assistance would be displaced. Secretary Napolitano said that maintaining national security would be huge problem. Travelers passing through customs would face longer wait times. Mr. Werfel said that food inspections would be cut, leading to greater economic pressures and rising food prices. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
2:10 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 19 min. Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s ... The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination as secretary of the treasury. Mr. Lew answered questions on tax reform, sequestration budget cuts, his knowledge about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In his testimony he said that he saw no conflicts of interest from his Cayman Island investment while serving as Citigroup’s chief operating officer.
3:48 am AKT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Governmental Waste, Fraud and Abuse Bobbi Jackson; Chris Mihm; Libby Casey Chris Mihm talked about the latest Government Accountability Office’s “High Risk ... Chris Mihm talked about the latest Government Accountability Office’s “High Risk List,” a regular analysis of government operations identified as a risk over concerns of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. The latest list reviewed 30 high risk areas and added two new areas, climate change and data collection from weather satellites. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:14 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Marissa Mayer on the Future of New Technology Marissa Mayer; Erik Schatzker Marissa Mayer shared her experiences and insight on the direction of new technology. She ... Marissa Mayer shared her experiences and insight on the direction of new technology. She talked about the success of human interaction with technology, as in the case of the Siri function on Apple’s iPhone and added that the future of Yahoo was to partner with other companies that have a lot of power in various sectors. 
The World Economic Forum is an annual event held in Davos, Switzerland attended by thousands of global leaders from government, business, economics and philanthropy.
5:31 am AKT Approx. 44 min. West Virginia State of the State Address Earl Ray Tomblin Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the ... Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the Legislature.
4:34 am AKT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Congressional Agenda Meghan Hughes talked about upcoming congressional budget issues, including sequestration budget ... Meghan Hughes talked about upcoming congressional budget issues, including sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, and the March 27 expiration of the continuing resolution. She also discussed gun control and immigration, to the implementation of the health care law, and states' issues as governors were to gather in Washington, D.C., for their Winter National Governors Association meeting. Ms. Hughes also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, and questions from James Madison University students aboard the C-SPAN bus in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:47 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. North Korean Nuclear Threat Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North ... Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat with its recent third nuclear test. Then he was joined by a panel of discussants. They agreed that the U.S. would need a new strategy to respond, what one called a shift from defensive to offensive containment and that the U.S. should apply more pressure on China. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sang Joo Kim moderated. 
“North Korea’s Nuclear/Missile Threat?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
6:17 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program.
5:23 am AKT Approx. 37 min. LIVE U.S. Job Market Laurent Belsie; Libby Casey Laurent Belsie talked about his Christian Science Monitor cover story, "Where Are the ... Laurent Belsie talked about his Christian Science Monitor cover story, "Where Are the Jobs?". He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
6:24 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 6:22 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Financial Regulations Law Implementation Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. There was occassional applause, such as when Senator Warren said that she was concerned that “too big to fail” was too big for trial.
6:01 am AKT Approx. 59 min. Same-Sex Marriage Debate Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against ... Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against same-sex marriage, saying the issue was not about equality but rather what marriage is and the reasons states are involved in the question. He said “marriage is fulfilled by the bearing and rearing of whole new children.” Mr. Koppelman made his case in favor of same-sex marriage by refuting Mr. Sherif’s thesis. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from moderator Richard Fallon and audience members.
Sherif Girgis is the author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Andrew Koppelman wrote Defending American Religious Neutrality.
6:31 am AKT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
8:55 am AKT Approx. 33 min. Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Remarks on the British Economy Edward Balls; Edward Miliband British Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband outlined his party’s plan to rebuild the British ... British Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband outlined his party’s plan to rebuild the British economy. He called his party’s agenda “One Nation” and focused on re-introducing the ten pence tax rate for low income earners and creating gold-star vocational institutions for students who want an alternative to traditional university. He spoke to residents in Bedford, England, at Bedford Training Group and took questions following his speech.
7:04 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. LIVE Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 7:28 am AKT Approx. 1 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 9:32 am AKT Approx. 57 min. Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as ... Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones.
8:10 am AKT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Open Phones on Foreign Policy Bill Scanlan Following John Kerry’s first address since becoming secretary of state, telephone lines were ... Following John Kerry’s first address since becoming secretary of state, telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “What are your foreign policy priorities?” 7:32 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Justice Ginsburg on Women as Judges Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and ... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and the audience about her experiences in law including her two decades on the Supreme Court, the important cases she had heard, and those coming up. She spoke at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 13th annual Women and the Law Conference, “Her Honor: Women in the Judiciary,” in San Diego, California. 10:31 am AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs.
8:26 am AKT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Agenda Meghan Hughes talked about upcoming congressional budget issues, including sequestration budget ... Meghan Hughes talked about upcoming congressional budget issues, including sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, and the March 27 expiration of the continuing resolution. She also discussed gun control and immigration, to the implementation of the health care law, and states' issues as governors were to gather in Washington, D.C., for their Winter National Governors Association meeting. Ms. Hughes also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, and questions from James Madison University students aboard the C-SPAN bus in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:45 am AKT Approx. 17 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 10:40 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. North Korean Nuclear Threat Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North ... Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat with its recent third nuclear test. Then he was joined by a panel of discussants. They agreed that the U.S. would need a new strategy to respond, what one called a shift from defensive to offensive containment and that the U.S. should apply more pressure on China. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sang Joo Kim moderated. 
“North Korea’s Nuclear/Missile Threat?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
8:31 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE U.S. Civilian Response in Afghanistan and Iraq Frederick Barton; Claudia Rosette Ambassador Barton talks about U.S. foreign policy and State Department efforts to prevent conflict ... Ambassador Barton talks about U.S. foreign policy and State Department efforts to prevent conflict and encourage stabilization in various parts of the world. In his remarks he focused on on-going conflict and crises in Syria, Kenya, Burma and Honduras. He also responded to the potential impact of budget cuts envisioned in the sequester scheduled to take place beginning on March 1. He responded to questions from the audience. 9:03 am AKT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Defense Cut Preparations Robert Hale; Jessica Wright Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for ... Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin next month unless Congress and the President come to a deficit reduction agreement. They talked about their plan to furlough certain civilian employees, and responded to questions from the audience. 12:18 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs.
9:34 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 9:47 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. U.S.-Canada Relations Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the ... Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the environment, and trade. The main topic was the Keystone XL Pipeline which would move crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico. Delays in the project had strained relations between the countries. A video about the issues was shown. Panelists referenced President Obama’s State of the Union speech and some major comments made by the Canadian prime minister and the media. Panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Peter Van Dusen moderated.
“Canada-U.S.: What’s the Future for Energy, Environment and Trade?” was part of the Maclean’s-CPAC “In Conversation” series of town halls. It was held at the Newseum.
12:24 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Higher Education Forum Business and student leaders talked about ways the business community and higher education ... Business and student leaders talked about ways the business community and higher education institutions could better engage with one another to improve employment prospects for graduating students. The panelist discussed students graduating without the necessary skills for available high-paying jobs but with large loads of student debt. Topics included the cost of higher education, the increased number of online classes, and certain educational institutions becoming obsolete. The program opened with remarks by Margaret Spellings and
The panel “The Future of Higher Education: From the Business and Student Lens” was part of the forum, “Getting to Work: What Students and Employers Need from Higher Education,” held by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and Young Invincibles in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags.
11:10 am AKT Approx. 54 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 11:47 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. U.S.-Mexico Migration Stephen Johnson; B. Lowell; Gustavo Mohar Gustavo Mohar, a former Mexican government senior immigration official, talked about the latest ... Gustavo Mohar, a former Mexican government senior immigration official, talked about the latest migration trends between the U.S. and Mexico. He said that the U.S. economic downturn and Mexico’s own recent economic success had contributed to a decrease in overall migration into the U.S., while Mexico was seeing increased migration from neighboring countries such as Guatemala. He also gave an historical perspective on immigration between the U.S. and Mexico and described some of the immigration issues Mexico was facing. 1:44 pm 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.
12:05 pm AKT Approx. 2 min. Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. Plea Reid Weingarten Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) pleaded guilty to one count of wire and mail ... Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) pleaded guilty to one count of wire and mail fraud in connection with his use of $750,000 in campaign funds to buy exotic items. After the court proceedings, Reid Weingarten spoke to reporters outside the courthouse. 1:23 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 2:26 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Anti-Bullying Efforts and School Safety Marvin Berkowitz; Allison Dymnicki; Sonya Whitaker Professor Mark Berkowitz and researcher Allison Dymnicki talk about how teaching tolerance and ... Professor Mark Berkowitz and researcher Allison Dymnicki talk about how teaching tolerance and compassion is more effective in combating bullying. Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education held a bullying summit for educators. The summit highlighted ways to address bullying through a holistic method of social and emotional learning and character building initiatives.
12:08 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Defense Cut Preparations Robert Hale; Jessica Wright Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for ... Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin next month unless Congress and the President come to a deficit reduction agreement. They talked about their plan to furlough certain civilian employees, and responded to questions from the audience. 1:35 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Future of the Federal Communications Commission Harold Furchtgott-Roth; Richard Wiley Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the ... Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the future of Internet accessibility. He focused on the wireless spectrum, broadcast ownership rules, and speculation that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski may resign this year. He also responded to questions from the audience. 3:10 pm AKT Approx. 49 min. South Carolina State of the State Address Nikki Haley Governor Nikki Haley made her annual state of the state of the address to a joint session of the ... Governor Nikki Haley made her annual state of the state of the address to a joint session of the legislature in the South Carolina State House. She urged lawmakers to “start a conversation” on overhauling the public school funding. She also spoke about the need for tax reform and investing in the state’s roads and infrastructure.
Courtesy of South Carolina ETV.
12:51 pm AKT Approx. 56 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. Questions focused on sequestration budget ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. Questions focused on sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. 2:54 pm AKT Approx. 4 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 4:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. The State of the Presidential Studies Field Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly ... Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The Miller Center at the University of Virginia hosted this discussion.
1:47 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 3:00 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. Same-Sex Marriage Debate Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against ... Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against same-sex marriage, saying the issue was not about equality but rather what marriage is and the reasons states are involved in the question. He said “marriage is fulfilled by the bearing and rearing of whole new children.” Mr. Koppelman made his case in favor of same-sex marriage by refuting Mr. Sherif’s thesis. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from moderator Richard Fallon and audience members.
Sherif Girgis is the author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Andrew Koppelman wrote Defending American Religious Neutrality.
5:55 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Presidents in World Affairs Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt ... Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold War. This was part of the conference, “Recasting Presidential History,” held at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. The presentation, “Presidents in the World” was the annual Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy.
1:56 pm AKT Approx. 45 min. Congressional Agenda Meghan Hughes talked about upcoming congressional budget issues, including sequestration budget ... Meghan Hughes talked about upcoming congressional budget issues, including sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, and the March 27 expiration of the continuing resolution. She also discussed gun control and immigration, to the implementation of the health care law, and states' issues as governors were to gather in Washington, D.C., for their Winter National Governors Association meeting. Ms. Hughes also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, and questions from James Madison University students aboard the C-SPAN bus in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on My Beloved World Randall Morton; Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in ... Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale Law School, as well as her legal and judicial career, which led to her appointment as the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor spoke at the Wortham Center in Houston. 7:38 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. The State of the Presidential Studies Field Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly ... Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The Miller Center at the University of Virginia hosted this discussion.
2:43 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Advisory Board Meeting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) advisory board members talked about a range of ... Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) advisory board members talked about a range of consumer finance market issues. CFPB Director Richard Cordray made opening remarks. 5:23 pm AKT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on An Intriguing Life Christine Black; Cynthia Helms Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and ... Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster, in which she recounts her life. Ms. Helms who grew up in England and served in World War II, remembers her introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the CIA, and the couples time spent in Tehran as Richard Helms served as American ambassador prior to the Iranian Revolution. Cynthia Helms spoke at the British Embassy in Washington,D.C. and responded to questions from the audience. 9:33 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Presidents in World Affairs Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt ... Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold War. This was part of the conference, “Recasting Presidential History,” held at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. The presentation, “Presidents in the World” was the annual Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy.
4:00 pm AKT Approx. 54 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 6:17 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on If Not Us, Who? Lee Edwards; David Frisk David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National ... David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National Review,” and the Conservative Movement, in which he recounts the life and career of William Rusher, the publisher of National Review. Mr. Frisk examines Rusher’s involvement in the conservative movement and his relationship with National Review founder William F. Buckley. David Frisk spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. 11:14 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. The State of the Presidential Studies Field Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly ... Presidential scholars and others talked about the intersection between popular and scholarly history, including the narrative approach of authors David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The Miller Center at the University of Virginia hosted this discussion.
4:56 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 7:19 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Nuclear Arsenals Edward Helminski; Ellen Tauscher Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher spoke about U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. She said ... Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher spoke about U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. She said the U.S. and Russia should further reduce their nuclear arsenals down to 1000 deployed weapons and 2500 weapons overall. The former undersecretary of state for arms control said that a new arms treaty was unlikely in the next couple of years, and that new reductions should be done after accounting for the nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea. Topics included budgetary restraints. This was the opening keynote address at the Fifth Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit, “Maintaining a Credible Deterrent Amidst Funding Constraints,” held February 19-22, 2013, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel by ExchangeMonitor Publications and Forums. 1:09 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Presidents in World Affairs Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt ... Scholars talked about the differences in leadership styles between Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, as well as President Dwight Eisenhower’s ideology, and how it guided his decision-making during the Cold War. This was part of the conference, “Recasting Presidential History,” held at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. The presentation, “Presidents in the World” was the annual Ambassador William C. Battle Symposium on American Diplomacy.
5:02 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Defense Cut Preparations Robert Hale; Jessica Wright Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for ... Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin next month unless Congress and the President come to a deficit reduction agreement. They talked about their plan to furlough certain civilian employees, and responded to questions from the audience. 7:58 pm AKT Approx. 28 min. Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East Shmuel Bar; Guy Roberts Professor Shmuel Bar said hopes for a nuclear-free Middle East were unrealistic in light of ... Professor Shmuel Bar said hopes for a nuclear-free Middle East were unrealistic in light of circumstances in Iran. He described waning U.S. influence in the region, and warned that nuclear proliferation could lead to a similar problem in Asia as countries began to rely less on America’s ability to project a nuclear deterrent.
“The Feasibility of Deterrence in a Poly-Nuclear Middle East” was an address at the Fifth Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit, “Maintaining a Credible Deterrent Amidst Funding Constraints,” held February 19-22, 2013, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel by ExchangeMonitor Publications and Forums.
2:51 am AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs.
5:46 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Campaign Strategists on the 2012 Presidential Election Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke ... Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke about a number of issues touching on their experiences and strategic decisions, the campaign primaries, debates, vice presidential candidate pick, third party candidates, the polls, the conventions, and election night activities. Chuck Todd moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 8:27 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 2:59 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Internet Coverage and Wi-Fi Technology The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open meeting on ways to improve wireless ... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held an open meeting on ways to improve wireless coverage and wi-fi technology through use of signal boosters. Commissioners acted on expanding availability of high frequency airwaves or spectrum to unlicensed devices. Chair Julius Genachowski said the proposed rules and expansion would make wi-fi exchanges much faster and meet the growing demand of consumer connectivity through multiple devices.
7:30 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 8:33 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Book Discussion on My Beloved World Randall Morton; Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in ... Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale Law School, as well as her legal and judicial career, which led to her appointment as the first Hispanic and third woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor spoke at the Wortham Center in Houston.
7:37 pm AKT Approx. 54 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 9:55 pm AKT Approx. 51 min. Book Discussion on An Intriguing Life Christine Black; Cynthia Helms Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and ... Cynthia Helms talked about her book, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster, in which she recounts her life. Ms. Helms who grew up in England and served in World War II, remembers her introduction to the world of secret intelligence via her husband, the internal politics of the CIA, and the couples time spent in Tehran as Richard Helms served as American ambassador prior to the Iranian Revolution. Cynthia Helms spoke at the British Embassy in Washington,D.C. and responded to questions from the audience.
8:34 pm AKT Approx. 41 min. Defense Cut Preparations Robert Hale; Jessica Wright Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for ... Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin next month unless Congress and the President come to a deficit reduction agreement. They talked about their plan to furlough certain civilian employees, and responded to questions from the audience. 10:49 pm AKT Approx. 59 min. Book Discussion on If Not Us, Who? Lee Edwards; David Frisk David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National ... David Frisk talks about his book, If Not Us, Who?: William Rusher, “National Review,” and the Conservative Movement, in which he recounts the life and career of William Rusher, the publisher of National Review. Mr. Frisk examines Rusher’s involvement in the conservative movement and his relationship with National Review founder William F. Buckley. David Frisk spoke at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
9:19 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Campaign Strategists on the 2012 Presidential Election Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke ... Obama and Romney campaign strategists talked about the 2012 presidential election. The spoke about a number of issues touching on their experiences and strategic decisions, the campaign primaries, debates, vice presidential candidate pick, third party candidates, the polls, the conventions, and election night activities. Chuck Todd moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 11:52 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Nuclear Arsenals Edward Helminski; Ellen Tauscher Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher spoke about U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. She said ... Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher spoke about U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. She said the U.S. and Russia should further reduce their nuclear arsenals down to 1000 deployed weapons and 2500 weapons overall. The former undersecretary of state for arms control said that a new arms treaty was unlikely in the next couple of years, and that new reductions should be done after accounting for the nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea. Topics included budgetary restraints. This was the opening keynote address at the Fifth Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit, “Maintaining a Credible Deterrent Amidst Funding Constraints,” held February 19-22, 2013, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel by ExchangeMonitor Publications and Forums.
11:03 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs. 12:30 am AKT Approx. 29 min. Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East Shmuel Bar; Guy Roberts Professor Shmuel Bar said hopes for a nuclear-free Middle East were unrealistic in light of ... Professor Shmuel Bar said hopes for a nuclear-free Middle East were unrealistic in light of circumstances in Iran. He described waning U.S. influence in the region, and warned that nuclear proliferation could lead to a similar problem in Asia as countries began to rely less on America’s ability to project a nuclear deterrent.
“The Feasibility of Deterrence in a Poly-Nuclear Middle East” was an address at the Fifth Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit, “Maintaining a Credible Deterrent Amidst Funding Constraints,” held February 19-22, 2013, at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel by ExchangeMonitor Publications and Forums.
11:14 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 1:00 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs.
12:47 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Marissa Mayer on the Future of New Technology Marissa Mayer; Erik Schatzker Marissa Mayer shared her experiences and insight on the direction of new technology. She ... Marissa Mayer shared her experiences and insight on the direction of new technology. She talked about the success of human interaction with technology, as in the case of the Siri function on Apple’s iPhone and added that the future of Yahoo was to partner with other companies that have a lot of power in various sectors. 
The World Economic Forum is an annual event held in Davos, Switzerland attended by thousands of global leaders from government, business, economics and philanthropy.
1:06 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. U.S.-Canada Relations Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the ... Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the environment, and trade. The main topic was the Keystone XL Pipeline which would move crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico. Delays in the project had strained relations between the countries. A video about the issues was shown. Panelists referenced President Obama’s State of the Union speech and some major comments made by the Canadian prime minister and the media. Panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Peter Van Dusen moderated.
“Canada-U.S.: What’s the Future for Energy, Environment and Trade?” was part of the Maclean’s-CPAC “In Conversation” series of town halls. It was held at the Newseum.
1:19 am AKT Approx. 41 min. Defense Cut Preparations Robert Hale; Jessica Wright Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for ... Senior Defense Department officials briefed reporters on the preparations they’re making for the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin next month unless Congress and the President come to a deficit reduction agreement. They talked about their plan to furlough certain civilian employees, and responded to questions from the audience.
2:03 am AKT Approx. 54 min. Secretary of State John Kerry Remarks on U.S. Foreign Policy In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy ... In his first speech as secretary of state, John Kerry spoke about U.S. foreign policy challenges. Saying “we can’t be strong in the world unless we are strong at home,” he called on legislators to avoid automatic spending cuts that could jeopardize $2.6 billion in aid, security assistance, and other international programs.