C-SPAN Schedule

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3:00 am AKT Approx. 9 min. LIVE Meredith Shiner on the Fiscal Cliff Steven Scully; Meredith Shiner Meredith Shiner spoke via telephone about the latest developments and efforts in Congress to pass ... Meredith Shiner spoke via telephone about the latest developments and efforts in Congress to pass legislation to avoid sequestration and the “fiscal cliff.” 2:38 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Casket Arrival Ceremony Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol ... Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The service included invocation and closing prayer and remarks from congressional leaders and Vice President Biden.
Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
3:42 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize.
3:09 am AKT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Open Phones Steven Scully Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day including potential congressional action ... Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day including potential congressional action on taxes and spending. 3:56 am AKT Approx. 51 min. 2012 Drug Abuse Survey The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug ... The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that drinking and cigarette smoking was down among high school students in 2012, but marijuana use remains high. The abuse of drugs like adderall was also a concern cited by the Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse Nora Volkow. 4:50 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.
3:50 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Representative Paul Broun on Fiscal Cliff Paul Broun; Steven Scully Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and ... Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:51 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 10 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). 6:16 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“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.
4:36 am AKT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Representative Rick Larsen on Fiscal Cliff Rick Larsen; Steven Scully Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and ... Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:32 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. LIVE Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a ... President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) at the Washington National Cathedral. He died of respiratory complications on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old and was the second longest serving senator in history. 7:23 am AKT Approx. 7 min. Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff Mary Carey; Peter Slen Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, ... Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
5:15 am AKT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Meredith Shiner on the Fiscal Cliff Steven Scully; Meredith Shiner Meredith Shiner spoke via telephone about the latest developments and efforts in Congress to pass ... Meredith Shiner spoke via telephone about the latest developments and efforts in Congress to pass legislation to avoid sequestration and the “fiscal cliff.” 8:36 am AKT Approx. 24 min. LIVE Republican Reaction to Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Kelly Ayotte; Lindsey Graham; John McCain Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on ... Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libys, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and thee other Americans were killed. The previous day senior officials told Congress that the State Department would implement all of the report’s recommendations in an effort to improve diplomatic security, including more U.S. Marines at high risk posts and increased funding. 7:30 am AKT Approx. 8 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
“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.
5:22 am AKT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Josh Rogin on the State Department Benghazi Report Josh Rogin; Steven Scully Josh Rogin spoke about a State Department report on the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in ... Josh Rogin spoke about a State Department report on the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya and testimony by officials before a Senate panel the previous day. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:00 am AKT Approx. 6 hr. 20 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened and began consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.4310, the ... The Senate convened and began consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.4310, the National Defense Authorization Act.
Thereafter, the Senate proceeded to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment to H.R.1, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for the relief of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
7:43 am AKT Approx. 55 min. Presidential Appointment Process James Pfiffner George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential ... George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face delays in getting approved by Congress. Senate rules allow lawmakers to anonymously delay a vote on a nominee for 30 days. 
Mr. Pfiffner is a public policy professor at George Mason University, and has written several books on the presidency.
6:00 am AKT Approx. 10 min. LIVE Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider. 3:22 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference. 8:42 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. Health Care Law Implementation Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health ... Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health care insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). Health secretaries from three states that decided against running an exchange also testified. Other topics included the expansion of Medicaid as contained in the law.
6:11 am AKT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Reaction to House Speaker Statement Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s unsuccessful ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. 4:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a ... President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) at the Washington National Cathedral. He died of respiratory complications on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old and was the second longest serving senator in history. 11:35 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.
6:27 am AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider. 5:49 pm AKT Approx. 3 hr. 6 min. Annual British Youth Parliament Debate More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the ... More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that would be considered for their national campaign. They discussed public transportation costs, better employment opportunities, marriage equality, an equal national minimum wage, and a curriculum that better prepares students in life skills. Speaker of the House John Bercow presided over the morning and afternoon sessions, with a few remarks by other members of Parliament. Following their debate, the students voted that of the five topics debated “curriculum for life skills” would be the issue for their national campaign.  1:01 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Representative Rick Larsen on Fiscal Cliff Rick Larsen; Steven Scully Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and ... Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
6:39 am AKT Approx. 22 min. Representative Paul Broun on Fiscal Cliff Paul Broun; Steven Scully Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and ... Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:57 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a ... President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) at the Washington National Cathedral. He died of respiratory complications on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old and was the second longest serving senator in history. 2:52 pm 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.
7:01 am AKT Approx. 31 min. LIVE NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference. 1:29 am AKT Approx. 22 min. Annual British Youth Parliament Debate More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the ... More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that would be considered for their national campaign. They discussed public transportation costs, better employment opportunities, marriage equality, an equal national minimum wage, and a curriculum that better prepares students in life skills. Speaker of the House John Bercow presided over the morning and afternoon sessions, with a few remarks by other members of Parliament. Following their debate, the students voted that of the five topics debated “curriculum for life skills” would be the issue for their national campaign.  4:03 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters.
7:33 am AKT Approx. 19 min. LIVE Open Phones on NRA Statement Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Nation Rifle Association’s reaction to ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Nation Rifle Association’s reaction to an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut the previous week. 1:53 am 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). 5:49 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the ... State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. They spoke about violence from the rebel group M23 which was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed were the role of ivory poaching and U.S. federal budget issues that could limit resources available to assist Congo.
7:54 am AKT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Representative Rick Larsen on Fiscal Cliff Rick Larsen; Steven Scully Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and ... Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) spoke about the latest proposals put out by the White House and House Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:31 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2 Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. The rebel group M23 was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed was the effectiveness of the U.N. mission in the Congo.
8:32 am AKT Approx. 31 min. NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference. 8:55 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“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.
9:07 am AKT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached. 10:03 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters.
9:39 am AKT Approx. 7 min. LIVE Secretary of State Nominee Announcement John Kerry; Barack Obama President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, ... President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran, was chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. 11:49 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the ... State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. They spoke about violence from the rebel group M23 which was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed were the role of ivory poaching and U.S. federal budget issues that could limit resources available to assist Congo.
9:47 am AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider. 1:30 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2 Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. The rebel group M23 was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed was the effectiveness of the U.N. mission in the Congo.
10:00 am AKT Approx. 6 min. LIVE House Session John Boehner; Patrick Conroy The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. 2:55 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“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.
10:08 am AKT Approx. 31 min. NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference.
10:40 am AKT Approx. 24 min. Senators Feinstein and Blumenthal React to NRA Richard Blumenthal; Dianne Feinstein Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and ... Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and proposal. They criticized the NRA’s proposal to have armed security outside schools following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Senator Feinstein called it a blame tactic and distraction strategy that does not address the issue. Senator Blumenthal said what happened at Sandy Hook was a call for action and if the NRA needs to alter approach if it wants to be a part of this national debate.
11:04 am AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider.
11:15 am AKT Approx. 34 min. Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached.
11:49 am AKT Approx. 15 min. Senate Leadership on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and ... Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and spending known as the “fiscal cliff.”
12:05 pm AKT Approx. 32 min. Republican Reaction to Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Kelly Ayotte; Lindsey Graham; John McCain Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on ... Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libys, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and thee other Americans were killed. The previous day senior officials told Congress that the State Department would implement all of the report’s recommendations in an effort to improve diplomatic security, including more U.S. Marines at high risk posts and increased funding.
12:38 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. Secretary of State Nominee Announcement John Kerry; Barack Obama President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, ... President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran, was chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.
12:47 pm AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider.
12:58 pm AKT Approx. 33 min. Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached.
1:32 pm AKT Approx. 2 min. Senate Leadership on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and ... Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and spending known as the “fiscal cliff.”
1:35 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. LIVE President Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:43 pm AKT Approx. 16 min. LIVE Open Phones on President Obama's Fiscal Cliff Statment Telephone lines were open for viewer commentary on President Obama’s remarks regarding the ... Telephone lines were open for viewer commentary on President Obama’s remarks regarding the “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts set to take place at the end of 2012.
1:59 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a ... President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) at the Washington National Cathedral. He died of respiratory complications on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old and was the second longest serving senator in history.
3:47 pm AKT Approx. 5 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also 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.
3:53 pm AKT Approx. 6 min. Sequestration and National Security Policy Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Robert Levinson Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how ... Robert Levinson talked about sequestration and the “fiscal cliff,” and how sequestration could affect the defense budget and national security policy. "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. Mr. Levinson also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was the ninth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:01 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. President Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
4:09 pm AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider.
4:20 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached.
4:54 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. Senate Leadership on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and ... Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and spending known as the “fiscal cliff.”
5:11 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. Secretary of State Nominee Announcement John Kerry; Barack Obama President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, ... President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran, was chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.
5:19 pm AKT Approx. 32 min. Republican Reaction to Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Kelly Ayotte; Lindsey Graham; John McCain Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on ... Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libys, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and thee other Americans were killed. The previous day senior officials told Congress that the State Department would implement all of the report’s recommendations in an effort to improve diplomatic security, including more U.S. Marines at high risk posts and increased funding.
5:55 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference.
6:28 pm AKT Approx. 24 min. Senators Feinstein and Blumenthal React to NRA Richard Blumenthal; Dianne Feinstein Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and ... Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and proposal. They criticized the NRA’s proposal to have armed security outside schools following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Senator Feinstein called it a blame tactic and distraction strategy that does not address the issue. Senator Blumenthal said what happened at Sandy Hook was a call for action and if the NRA needs to alter approach if it wants to be a part of this national debate.
6:52 pm AKT Approx. 39 min. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on School Safety Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on community leaders to step up efforts to ensure safety in ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on community leaders to step up efforts to ensure safety in schools in response to the previous week’s school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in his keynote address at a school safety forum at Neval Thomas Elementary School. Secretary Duncan said the recent mass shootings have “fundamentally changed” the world and addressed the need for comprehensive protocols and gun control measures, including access to mental health care, to protect students and teachers from violence. In addition, he announced a new round of Promise Neighborhoods grants which are awarded to organizations to improve educational and developmental outcomes for students.
7:34 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. President Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
7:42 pm AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider.
7:52 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached.
8:27 pm AKT Approx. 15 min. Senate Leadership on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and ... Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and spending known as the “fiscal cliff.”
8:44 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State Nominee Announcement John Kerry; Barack Obama President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, ... President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran, was chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.
8:53 pm AKT Approx. 32 min. Republican Reaction to Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Kelly Ayotte; Lindsey Graham; John McCain Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on ... Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libys, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and thee other Americans were killed. The previous day senior officials told Congress that the State Department would implement all of the report’s recommendations in an effort to improve diplomatic security, including more U.S. Marines at high risk posts and increased funding.
9:28 pm AKT Approx. 31 min. NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference.
10:00 pm AKT Approx. 24 min. Senators Feinstein and Blumenthal React to NRA Richard Blumenthal; Dianne Feinstein Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and ... Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and proposal. They criticized the NRA’s proposal to have armed security outside schools following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Senator Feinstein called it a blame tactic and distraction strategy that does not address the issue. Senator Blumenthal said what happened at Sandy Hook was a call for action and if the NRA needs to alter approach if it wants to be a part of this national debate.
10:25 pm AKT Approx. 39 min. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on School Safety Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on community leaders to step up efforts to ensure safety in ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on community leaders to step up efforts to ensure safety in schools in response to the previous week’s school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in his keynote address at a school safety forum at Neval Thomas Elementary School. Secretary Duncan said the recent mass shootings have “fundamentally changed” the world and addressed the need for comprehensive protocols and gun control measures, including access to mental health care, to protect students and teachers from violence. In addition, he announced a new round of Promise Neighborhoods grants which are awarded to organizations to improve educational and developmental outcomes for students.
11:09 pm AKT Approx. 7 min. President Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
11:17 pm AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider.
11:27 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached.
12:02 am AKT Approx. 15 min. Senate Leadership on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and ... Senators Reid and McConnell spoke about the latest developments in negotiations over tax rates and spending known as the “fiscal cliff.”
12:20 am AKT Approx. 8 min. Secretary of State Nominee Announcement John Kerry; Barack Obama President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, ... President Obama nominated Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to be secretary of state. Senator Kerry, a Vietnam War veteran, was chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.
12:29 am AKT Approx. 32 min. Republican Reaction to Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Kelly Ayotte; Lindsey Graham; John McCain Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on ... Senators McCain (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), and Ayotte (R-NH) reacted to a State Department report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libys, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and thee other Americans were killed. The previous day senior officials told Congress that the State Department would implement all of the report’s recommendations in an effort to improve diplomatic security, including more U.S. Marines at high risk posts and increased funding.
1:05 am AKT Approx. 31 min. NRA Response to Connecticut School Shootings Asa Hutchinson; David Keene; Wayne LaPierre Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary ... Wayne LaPierre spoke about the National Rifle Association’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In his remarks he called for congressional action to fund armed law enforcement officers in all public schools, and criticized the nation’s entertainment industry for creating a culture of violence. His remarks were interrupted by protestors favoring gun control policies. He did not answer questions despite the event’s billing as a news conference.
1:37 am AKT Approx. 24 min. Senators Feinstein and Blumenthal React to NRA Richard Blumenthal; Dianne Feinstein Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and ... Senators Feinstein (D-CA) and Blumenthal (D-CT) responded to the NRA’s statement and proposal. They criticized the NRA’s proposal to have armed security outside schools following the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Senator Feinstein called it a blame tactic and distraction strategy that does not address the issue. Senator Blumenthal said what happened at Sandy Hook was a call for action and if the NRA needs to alter approach if it wants to be a part of this national debate.
2:04 am AKT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Eric Cantor House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters and answered questions on unsuccessful efforts to pass a “plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and automatic sequestration. He said that the burden now rest with President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to present legislation for the House to consider.
2:15 am AKT Approx. 34 min. Democratic House Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others spoke to reporters and answered questions on negotiations with republicans on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” and the way forward as the new year approached.
2:50 am AKT Approx. 7 min. President Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... President Obama delivered a statement on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.