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6:00 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Justice Department announcement that BP had ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Justice Department announcement that BP had agreed to accept criminal responsibility for its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The 14 charges included 11 counts of murder and one obstruction of justice.*BP further agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation and conservation.*
Reuters Foreign Policy and National Security Editor Warren Strobel spoke by phone about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
3:21 am CT Approx. 3 hr. 56 min. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Impact Panel Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie ... Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie Lovelace, who contracted the disease from a tainted injection. The outbreak was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440 others, and was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured the shots. Ms. Lovelace in her testimony said that no one called to tell her the cause of her husband’s death; she found out through the press. 5:19 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Social Programs and Budget Cuts Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, ... Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included a gradual increase in payroll taxes to offset increased life expectancies, overall tax rates, and the possibility that the fiscal cliff could be used as leverage to force changes to social programs that would otherwise not be considered. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
6:48 am CT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Senator Ron Johnson on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations to avoid ... Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:19 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the ... Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. The two spoke as congressional leaders of both parties met with the president at the White House.
The panel “The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond: The Consequences of Inaction” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
6:31 am CT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Policy in Asia ; National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon previewed President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia ... National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon previewed President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia that included stops in Burma and Cambodia, where he was to attend a conference with Chinese and Russian leaders. He responded to questions from the audience.
7:29 am CT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Representative Keith Ellison on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations ... Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:05 am CT Approx. 17 min. Fiscal Cliff, Presidential Adviser ; President Obama’s top economic adviser Gene Sperling talks about the “fiscal ... President Obama’s top economic adviser Gene Sperling talks about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He reaffirmed that he would advise not renewing Bush-era tax cuts and that those making over $250 thousand a year should pay higher taxes.
This was part of the panel, “What Happens Now: the Post-Election Agenda and the Path for Negotiations” at the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
7:25 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated.
8:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The extension of normal ... The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The extension of normal trade relations with the Russian Federation and Moldova was debated. 8:21 am CT Approx. 9 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Members of Congress ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) explained their party’s position on the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They were interviewed separately.
This was part of the panel, “What Happens Now: the Post-Election Agenda and the Path for Negotiations” at the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
8:48 am CT Approx. 4 min. Warren Strobel on Senate Intelligence Hearing on Benghazi ; Warren Strobel spoke by phone about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the ... Warren Strobel spoke by phone about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
10:00 am CT Approx. 9 min. Representative King on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David ... House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 8:30 am CT Approx. 1 min. LIVE Senate Pro Forma Session The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session. The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session. 8:55 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Public Diplomacy in the Obama Administration's Second Term State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. ... State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. diplomacy in President Obama’s second term. Among the topics they addressed were student exchange programs and the operation of media programs such as the Voice of America. They responded to questions from the audience.
10:10 am CT Approx. 13 min. Representative Ruppersberger on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director ... House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 8:32 am CT Approx. 25 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Members of Congress ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) explained their party’s position on the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They were interviewed separately.
This was part of the panel, “What Happens Now: the Post-Election Agenda and the Path for Negotiations” at the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
10:41 am CT Approx. 31 min. European Debt Crisis ; Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar gave an overall assessment of the European debt ... Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar gave an overall assessment of the European debt crisis and future of the European Union. He was interviewed by Gerard Baker. 
“Europe: The Economic Crisis, Prospects for Growth, and the Future of the EU” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:25 am CT Approx. 2 min. President Obama on Debt and Deficit Reduction Negotiations President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the ... President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. 8:59 am CT Approx. 5 min. Warren Strobel on Senate Intelligence Hearing on Benghazi ; Warren Strobel spoke by phone about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the ... Warren Strobel spoke by phone about the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 11:12 am CT Approx. 27 min. Online Consumer Privacy ; Federal Trade Commission Chair Jon Leibowitz talked about online consumer privacy, children online ... Federal Trade Commission Chair Jon Leibowitz talked about online consumer privacy, children online protection, and the FTC agenda. He was interviewed by Julia Angwin.

“Big Data: Opportunity and Risk” was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting.
10:27 am CT Approx. 4 min. Russia Trade Bill Vicki Needham talked by Skype about H.R. 6156, the Russia trade bill, specifically lingering ... Vicki Needham talked by Skype about H.R. 6156, the Russia trade bill, specifically lingering concerns over 1974 human rights language. 9:04 am CT Approx. 9 min. Representative King on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David ... House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 11:40 am CT Approx. 33 min. Representative Christopher Van Hollen on the Fiscal Cliff ; U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee ... U.S. Representative Christopher Van Hollen, Jr., (D-MD), the ranking member of the House Committee on the Budget, talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He endorsed a Simpson-Bowles approach for the “grand bargain,” but refused to rule out going over the “fiscal cliff.” He was interviewed by Alan Murray.
“The Fiscal Clif BUsget, Tax and Debt 'Showdown'” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:31 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. *H.R. 6156 was passed, to ... The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. *H.R. 6156 was passed, to extend normal trade relations to the Russian Federation and Moldova, while requiring reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization. H. Res. 813 to expressing support to the State of Israel was passed. 9:17 am CT Approx. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the ... Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. The two spoke as congressional leaders of both parties met with the president at the White House.
The panel “The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond: The Consequences of Inaction” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
12:14 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection ... Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In his testimony he said that the CFPB would draft a proposal to address a provision of the Credit CARD Act that required companies to consider an applicant’s ability to pay before issuing a credit card. Among the other issues he addressed were mortgages, overseas money transfers, and the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law.
12:23 pm CT Approx. 9 min. Representative King on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David ... House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 9:21 am CT Approx. 24 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked ... Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 
The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
2:56 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Child and Young Adult Cancer Treatment Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers ... Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers for children and teens. Mr. Daltrey discussed the importance of the initiative and urged hospitals across the country to build their own child and teen centers. He said the centers see a 10-15 percent improvement in survival rates in their child and teen medical centers.
During the second half of the program, Mr. Daltrey responded to written questions from audience members. Fellow Who guitarist Pete Townshend, a co-founder of the charity, also participated during questions from the audience.
The program includes language that some may find objectionable.
12:33 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Representative Ruppersberger on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director ... House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 9:46 am CT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Budget Cuts Economic experts talked about their recommended solutions for the “fiscal cliff,” ... Economic experts talked about their recommended solutions for the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Ben White moderated. Mr. Peterson made opening remarks.
The panel “The Solutions Initiative II: Policy Recommendations to the President and Congress” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
4:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. George Mason University Post-Election Analysis Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 ... Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble dealing with more liberal members of his party on certain issues than Republicans. Jeremy Mayer said the Republican Party needed to moderate its position on tax hikes. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Election 2012 One Week Later: An Analysis by Mason Faculty” was held in Founders Hall on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington County, Virginia.
12:47 pm CT Approx. 33 min. UN Ambassador Rice and Benghazi Consulate Attack Several female members of the House Democratic Caucus defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice against ... Several female members of the House Democratic Caucus defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice against accusations that she lied to the American people regarding the September 11, 2001, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said that sexism and racism played a role in the charges that Senator John McCain and others leveled at Ambassador Rice. 10:31 am CT Approx. 30 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal ... Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag was President Obama’s budget director and Martin Feldstein was the top economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Peter Cook moderated.
The panel “Finding Common Ground on Tax Reform: Policy Options and Political Realities” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
5:17 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Elections and Latin America Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy ... Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug policy. They also discussed the rise of the Latino population and voters in the recent election and their impact on Obama administration immigration and trade policies. Topics included the implications of the legalization of marijuana in certain U.S. states for drug policy in Mexico. In addition, the speakers compared China’s relations with Latin and South America to its relationship with the U.S. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
1:21 pm CT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society ; Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was not something judicial conservatives could accept or embrace. Senator Lee said Justice Roberts' decision was a “sharp aberration from the standard he had established early in his career.” He also talked about the possibility of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) attempting to change the Senate’s filibuster rules in the next Congress.
The former constitutional lawyer spoke before lawyers at an annual convention sponsored by the Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
11:02 am CT Approx. 2 min. President Obama on Debt and Deficit Reduction Negotiations President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the ... President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. 6:29 pm CT Approx. 30 min. Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks ; Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill ... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill that extends Bush-era tax rates for those making $250,000 or more, calling Republican opposition to the move “deeply implausible.” Mr. Geithner also said the financial situation in Europe would continue to stabilize despite recent developments. He was interviewed by David Wessel.
“Administration Response” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
1:50 pm CT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Senator-Elect Ted Cruz at the Federalist Society ; Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R) discussed the results of the 2012 elections and statements made ... Texas Senator-Elect Ted Cruz (R) discussed the results of the 2012 elections and statements made during the campaigns. He said Republicans lost because they never made an argument against Democratic attacks such as a Republican “war on women” and contraceptive coverage.
The Federalist Society held its annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
11:04 am CT Approx. 5 min. Bipartisan Congressional Leaders at the White House Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with ... Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Obama about the “fiscal cliff.” All four described the meeting as “very constructive.” House Speaker John Boehner said he outlined a framework during the meeting for moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he could see the “cornerstones” of a deal, and vowed that work would continue through the Thanksgiving recess in order to reach agreement before the end of December.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
7:01 pm CT Approx. 22 min. Google and E-Mail Privacy ; ; Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond spoke about the privacy of electronic ... Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond spoke about the privacy of electronic mail. He said that Google and e-mail content and information are stored in order to allow quick usage and searches and people need to understand that that law enforcement can obtain the contents of e-mails through search warrants and subpoenas. The case of General David Petraeus was used as an example. How computer technology was used in the 2012 elections was also discussed. He was interviewed by Katty Kay.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
2:21 pm CT Approx. 2 min. President Obama on Debt and Deficit Reduction Negotiations President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the ... President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. 11:12 am CT Approx. 48 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated. 7:25 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Cybersecurity Threats ; Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and ... Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and intelligence products, gave details of a Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report on U.S. government cyber vulnerabilities. He also described state-sponsored threats from Korea and China, organized crime, small-time criminal organizations seeking fraud or identity theft, and hackers, and more. He used Powerpoint slides to reinforce his presentation.
“The Threat Landscape” was a presentation at the Eighth Annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus.
2:24 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Bipartisan Congressional Leaders at the White House Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with ... Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Obama about the “fiscal cliff.” All four described the meeting as “very constructive.” House Speaker John Boehner said he outlined a framework during the meeting for moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he could see the “cornerstones” of a deal, and vowed that work would continue through the Thanksgiving recess in order to reach agreement before the end of December.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
12:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. LIVE State of the Navy and Strategy ; Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its ... Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its long-term operational strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The move was part of the Obama administration’s overall military strategy as the transition out of Afghanistan and the Middle East continued. In a recent article published in Foreign Policy magazine, Admiral Greenert said the Navy planed to increase the number of ships in the Asia-Pacific by 20% reaching a total of 60 by 2020. He responded to questions from the audience. 8:26 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. CIA Security Director McCaffrey on Cyber Threats ; Central Intelligence Agency Director of Security Mary Rose McCaffrey talked about about evolving ... Central Intelligence Agency Director of Security Mary Rose McCaffrey talked about about evolving cyber threats to national security. Topics included the history of intelligence, current cyber threats, and the vulnerabilities of our networks. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
“National Security Challenges in the 21st Century” was the keynote speech at the Eighth Annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus.
2:29 pm CT Approx. 3 min. Russia Trade Bill Vicki Needham talked by Skype about H.R. 6156, the Russia trade bill, specifically lingering ... Vicki Needham talked by Skype about H.R. 6156, the Russia trade bill, specifically lingering concerns over 1974 human rights language. 1:02 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 36 min. Afghanistan War Commander Nomination The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph ... The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe havens for insurgents in Pakistan, and President Obama’s timeline for withdrawal. General Dunford in his testimony said that the U.S. would maintain a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 during the “decade of transition.” 9:34 pm CT Approx. 17 min. Porter Goss Remarks on Intelligence and Public Policy Former CIA Directory Porter Goss gave the keynote address at a symposium on the relationship ... Former CIA Directory Porter Goss gave the keynote address at a symposium on the relationship between the CIA head, Congress, and the presidency. Audience questions were not shown. In his prepared remarks, he spoke about serving during the George W. Bush administration. The event also served as the official release of more than 800 recently declassified documents covering the first four CIA directors.
2:35 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the ... Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. The two spoke as congressional leaders of both parties met with the president at the White House.
The panel “The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond: The Consequences of Inaction” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
3:40 pm CT Approx. 20 min. Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff ; ; Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement before then. He said that the sequestration of funds would be more damaging than the tax increase and that the “fiscal cliff” would cause a “short-term bump to the economy,” which could be undone. Representative Frank also said the 2012 election was a mandate against severe domestic funding cuts. He was interviewed by Andrew Sorkin.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:53 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Gender Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including ... Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality and the 2012 Elections” was a program of The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane University. It was held in Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Hall and co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
3:13 pm CT Approx. 22 min. Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked ... Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 
The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
4:01 pm CT Approx. 7 min. Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked ... Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 
The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
12:08 am CT Approx. 52 min. Divided Government and Bipartisanship Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator ... Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MI), and former Senator James Sasser (D-TN) discussed the role of divided government. They focused on the “fiscal cliff,” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. They agreed that resolving it would require leadership, some political sacrifices, and bipartisanship from all involved. They thought it would be possible, but unlikely. Other topics included the results of the 2012 presidential election. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Making Government Work” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
3:36 pm CT Approx. 52 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Report House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters ... House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters about their report on the investigation into to the collapse of MF Global which found that then chief executive officer Jon Corzine played a significant role in the company’s demise. Other findings included poor company internal controls, recordkeeping, and accounting procedures. The report also cited regulatory community negligence in spotting signs of trouble and communicating with each other. 4:11 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Obama and Romney Campaign Advisers Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed ... Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the 2012 presidential election. Mr. Madden said that they did not believe President Obama would have the same turnout as 2008 and relied on the lack of enthusiasm for the Democrats. Ms. Psaki said the 2012 election was “harder fought” and after the first debate it was a moment of “hunkering down.” Mr. Madden and Ms. Psaki were interviewed by CBS News political director John Dickerson.
Justin Smith made opening remarks for the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum, which was held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
1:00 am CT Approx. 22 min. Google and E-Mail Privacy ; ; Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond spoke about the privacy of electronic ... Google’s chief legal officer David Drummond spoke about the privacy of electronic mail. He said that Google and e-mail content and information are stored in order to allow quick usage and searches and people need to understand that that law enforcement can obtain the contents of e-mails through search warrants and subpoenas. The case of General David Petraeus was used as an example. How computer technology was used in the 2012 elections was also discussed. He was interviewed by Katty Kay.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
4:29 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LGBT Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related ... Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related policies at the federal level, and the impact of gay and lesbian voters in the 2012 elections. They responded to questions from the audience. 4:39 pm CT Approx. 29 min. SuperPacs in the 2012 Election Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees ... Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, said SuperPACs could play a damaging role in politics, and that without reform, all candidates would have their own SuperPACs. Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA, a SuperPAC supporting President Obama, supported its ad attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, saying that it brought attention to an important issue in the election. They were interviewed by James Bennet.
The program was opened by a video clip of Trevor Potter on “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert transferred his SuperPAC to Jon Stewart.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
1:24 am CT Approx. 59 min. Cybersecurity Threats ; Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and ... Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and intelligence products, gave details of a Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report on U.S. government cyber vulnerabilities. He also described state-sponsored threats from Korea and China, organized crime, small-time criminal organizations seeking fraud or identity theft, and hackers, and more. He used Powerpoint slides to reinforce his presentation.
“The Threat Landscape” was a presentation at the Eighth Annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus.
6:05 pm CT Approx. 54 min. State of the Navy and Strategy ; Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its ... Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its long-term operational strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The move was part of the Obama administration’s overall military strategy as the transition out of Afghanistan and the Middle East continued. In a recent article published in Foreign Policy magazine, Admiral Greenert said the Navy planed to increase the number of ships in the Asia-Pacific by 20% reaching a total of 60 by 2020. He responded to questions from the audience. 5:09 pm CT Approx. 17 min. Women in the Senate ; ; Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the ... Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the legislative process. She said that women senators are working well together and getting things done. She also remarked that the women senators' group was “very collegial” and had “forged these relationships.” She was interviewed by Katty Kay.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
2:26 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. CIA Security Director McCaffrey on Cyber Threats ; Central Intelligence Agency Director of Security Mary Rose McCaffrey talked about about evolving ... Central Intelligence Agency Director of Security Mary Rose McCaffrey talked about about evolving cyber threats to national security. Topics included the history of intelligence, current cyber threats, and the vulnerabilities of our networks. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
“National Security Challenges in the 21st Century” was the keynote speech at the Eighth Annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 2 min. President Obama on Debt and Deficit Reduction Negotiations President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the ... President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. 5:29 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Al-Qaida Influence in Yemen ; ; Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively ... Panelists talked about the rise and influence of al-Qaida in Yemen and U.S. efforts to effectively tackle the terror group and its acts of violence. Ibrahim Sharqieh and Gregory Johnsen questioned whether this is an effective U.S. strategy to combat al-Qaida. Both agree there are many legal issues surrounding it. Sharqieh argues that Yemen is a hot spot for al-Qaida because it’s very politically unstable. 
Ibrahim Sharqieh participated by remote video access from Doha, Qatar.
3:34 am CT Approx. 17 min. Porter Goss Remarks on Intelligence and Public Policy Former CIA Directory Porter Goss gave the keynote address at a symposium on the relationship ... Former CIA Directory Porter Goss gave the keynote address at a symposium on the relationship between the CIA head, Congress, and the presidency. Audience questions were not shown. In his prepared remarks, he spoke about serving during the George W. Bush administration. The event also served as the official release of more than 800 recently declassified documents covering the first four CIA directors.
7:02 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Bipartisan Congressional Leaders at the White House Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with ... Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Obama about the “fiscal cliff.” All four described the meeting as “very constructive.” House Speaker John Boehner said he outlined a framework during the meeting for moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he could see the “cornerstones” of a deal, and vowed that work would continue through the Thanksgiving recess in order to reach agreement before the end of December.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
7:01 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Florida Governor Rick Scott at the Federalist Society ; Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He urged the members of the National Lawyers Convention to band together and demand fiscal management, conservative solutions, and economic growth from the federal government. He said conservative solutions like cutting taxes and eliminating regulations work and they will preserve the American dream. Governor Scott also talked about governing in Florida and his focus on expanding employment. He said he would work with Secretary Sebelius and the administration to reduce the cost of health care and increase access.
The Federalist Society held its annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
3:53 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Gender Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including ... Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality and the 2012 Elections” was a program of The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane University. It was held in Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Hall and co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
7:07 pm CT Approx. 18 min. Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice ... Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” the impending budget cuts and tax increases at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. They focused on extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class and protecting entitlement programs while also noting noted the strong support from minority groups for the president in his re-election bid. 7:35 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society ; Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was not something judicial conservatives could accept or embrace. Senator Lee said Justice Roberts' decision was a “sharp aberration from the standard he had established early in his career.” He also talked about the possibility of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) attempting to change the Senate’s filibuster rules in the next Congress.
The former constitutional lawyer spoke before lawyers at an annual convention sponsored by the Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
7:27 pm CT Approx. 22 min. Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked ... Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 
The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
8:35 pm CT Approx. 59 min. State of the Navy and Strategy ; Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its ... Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its long-term operational strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The move was part of the Obama administration’s overall military strategy as the transition out of Afghanistan and the Middle East continued. In a recent article published in Foreign Policy magazine, Admiral Greenert said the Navy planed to increase the number of ships in the Asia-Pacific by 20% reaching a total of 60 by 2020. He responded to questions from the audience.
7:49 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the ... Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. The two spoke as congressional leaders of both parties met with the president at the White House.
The panel “The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond: The Consequences of Inaction” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
9:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. International Security Panel Panelists discussed the global perception of Europe and America’s power and leadership in ... Panelists discussed the global perception of Europe and America’s power and leadership in world as well as advances in military and defense technology. Topics included foreign policy under Obama as compared to previous U.S. presidents, global perception of America’s leadership and power, and technology issues such as drones and cyber security. 
This event was part of the Halifax International Security Forum, where Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered to discuss pressing security and defense issues. The three-day summit addressed cyber security, modern warfare, Syria and China.
8:27 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Fiscal Cliff, Members of Congress ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) explained their party’s position on the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They were interviewed separately.
This was part of the panel, “What Happens Now: the Post-Election Agenda and the Path for Negotiations” at the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
10:45 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Obama and Romney Campaign Advisers Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed ... Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the 2012 presidential election. Mr. Madden said that they did not believe President Obama would have the same turnout as 2008 and relied on the lack of enthusiasm for the Democrats. Ms. Psaki said the 2012 election was “harder fought” and after the first debate it was a moment of “hunkering down.” Mr. Madden and Ms. Psaki were interviewed by CBS News political director John Dickerson.
Justin Smith made opening remarks for the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum, which was held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:04 pm CT Approx. 9 min. Representative King on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David ... House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 11:10 pm CT Approx. 29 min. SuperPacs in the 2012 Election Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees ... Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, said SuperPACs could play a damaging role in politics, and that without reform, all candidates would have their own SuperPACs. Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA, a SuperPAC supporting President Obama, supported its ad attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, saying that it brought attention to an important issue in the election. They were interviewed by James Bennet.
The program was opened by a video clip of Trevor Potter on “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert transferred his SuperPAC to Jon Stewart.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:13 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Representative Ruppersberger on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director ... House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 11:41 pm CT Approx. 33 min. Florida Governor Rick Scott at the Federalist Society ; Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He urged the members of the National Lawyers Convention to band together and demand fiscal management, conservative solutions, and economic growth from the federal government. He said conservative solutions like cutting taxes and eliminating regulations work and they will preserve the American dream. Governor Scott also talked about governing in Florida and his focus on expanding employment. He said he would work with Secretary Sebelius and the administration to reduce the cost of health care and increase access.
The Federalist Society held its annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
9:28 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Representative Adam Smith on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony ... Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 12:15 am CT Approx. 58 min. Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society ; Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was not something judicial conservatives could accept or embrace. Senator Lee said Justice Roberts' decision was a “sharp aberration from the standard he had established early in his career.” He also talked about the possibility of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) attempting to change the Senate’s filibuster rules in the next Congress.
The former constitutional lawyer spoke before lawyers at an annual convention sponsored by the Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
9:35 pm CT Approx. 12 min. Senators Feinstein and Chambliss on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack ; Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) spoke to reporters after hearing ... Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senator Feinstein also said that attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice not being qualified were a mistake. 1:17 am CT Approx. 59 min. State of the Navy and Strategy ; Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its ... Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert spoke about the state of the Navy and its long-term operational strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The move was part of the Obama administration’s overall military strategy as the transition out of Afghanistan and the Middle East continued. In a recent article published in Foreign Policy magazine, Admiral Greenert said the Navy planed to increase the number of ships in the Asia-Pacific by 20% reaching a total of 60 by 2020. He responded to questions from the audience.
9:48 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Senator Conrad on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senator Conrad also defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, saying that she used talking points that the intelligence community had signed off on. 2:19 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. International Security Panel Panelists discussed the global perception of Europe and America’s power and leadership in ... Panelists discussed the global perception of Europe and America’s power and leadership in world as well as advances in military and defense technology. Topics included foreign policy under Obama as compared to previous U.S. presidents, global perception of America’s leadership and power, and technology issues such as drones and cyber security. 
This event was part of the Halifax International Security Forum, where Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered to discuss pressing security and defense issues. The three-day summit addressed cyber security, modern warfare, Syria and China.
9:53 pm CT Approx. 1 min. Senator Nelson on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director ... Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 3:26 am CT Approx. 24 min. Obama and Romney Campaign Advisers Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed ... Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the 2012 presidential election. Mr. Madden said that they did not believe President Obama would have the same turnout as 2008 and relied on the lack of enthusiasm for the Democrats. Ms. Psaki said the 2012 election was “harder fought” and after the first debate it was a moment of “hunkering down.” Mr. Madden and Ms. Psaki were interviewed by CBS News political director John Dickerson.
Justin Smith made opening remarks for the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum, which was held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:54 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Senator Coats on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David ... Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 3:51 am CT Approx. 29 min. SuperPacs in the 2012 Election Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees ... Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, said SuperPACs could play a damaging role in politics, and that without reform, all candidates would have their own SuperPACs. Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA, a SuperPAC supporting President Obama, supported its ad attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, saying that it brought attention to an important issue in the election. They were interviewed by James Bennet.
The program was opened by a video clip of Trevor Potter on “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert transferred his SuperPAC to Jon Stewart.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
9:56 pm CT Approx. 34 min. UN Ambassador Rice and Benghazi Consulate Attack Several female members of the House Democratic Caucus defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice against ... Several female members of the House Democratic Caucus defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice against accusations that she lied to the American people regarding the September 11, 2001, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said that sexism and racism played a role in the charges that Senator John McCain and others leveled at Ambassador Rice. 4:21 am CT Approx. 17 min. Women in the Senate ; ; Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the ... Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the legislative process. She said that women senators are working well together and getting things done. She also remarked that the women senators' group was “very collegial” and had “forged these relationships.” She was interviewed by Katty Kay.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
10:32 pm CT Approx. 2 min. President Obama on Debt and Deficit Reduction Negotiations President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the ... President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. 4:40 am CT Approx. 45 min. U.S. Debt and the Global Economy Panelists talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts ... Panelists talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They also talked about the overall global economy, focusing on China. 
“Global Economic Outlook” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
10:34 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Bipartisan Congressional Leaders at the White House Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with ... Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Obama about the “fiscal cliff.” All four described the meeting as “very constructive.” House Speaker John Boehner said he outlined a framework during the meeting for moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he could see the “cornerstones” of a deal, and vowed that work would continue through the Thanksgiving recess in order to reach agreement before the end of December.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:27 am CT Approx. 33 min. Florida Governor Rick Scott at the Federalist Society ; Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He urged the members of the National Lawyers Convention to band together and demand fiscal management, conservative solutions, and economic growth from the federal government. He said conservative solutions like cutting taxes and eliminating regulations work and they will preserve the American dream. Governor Scott also talked about governing in Florida and his focus on expanding employment. He said he would work with Secretary Sebelius and the administration to reduce the cost of health care and increase access.
The Federalist Society held its annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
10:38 pm CT Approx. 18 min. Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice ... Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” the impending budget cuts and tax increases at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. They focused on extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class and protecting entitlement programs while also noting noted the strong support from minority groups for the president in his re-election bid.
10:58 pm CT Approx. 22 min. Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked ... Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 
The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
11:20 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the ... Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. The two spoke as congressional leaders of both parties met with the president at the White House.
The panel “The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond: The Consequences of Inaction” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
11:58 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Fiscal Cliff, Members of Congress ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) explained their party’s position on the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They were interviewed separately.
This was part of the panel, “What Happens Now: the Post-Election Agenda and the Path for Negotiations” at the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
12:35 am CT Approx. 9 min. Representative King on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David ... House Homeland Security Chair Peter King (R-NY) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
12:45 am CT Approx. 14 min. Representative Ruppersberger on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director ... House Homeland Security Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
12:59 am CT Approx. 4 min. Representative Adam Smith on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony ... Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) reacted to former CIA director General David Petraeus' testimony on the investigation of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
1:06 am CT Approx. 12 min. Senators Feinstein and Chambliss on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack ; Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) spoke to reporters after hearing ... Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senator Feinstein also said that attacks on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice not being qualified were a mistake.
1:19 am CT Approx. 4 min. Senator Conrad on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senator Conrad also defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, saying that she used talking points that the intelligence community had signed off on.
1:23 am CT Approx. 1 min. Senator Nelson on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director ... Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
1:25 am CT Approx. 2 min. Senator Coats on U.S. Consulate in Libya Attack Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David ... Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) spoke to reporters after hearing testimony from former CIA Director David Petraeus at a closed hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
1:28 am CT Approx. 33 min. UN Ambassador Rice and Benghazi Consulate Attack Several female members of the House Democratic Caucus defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice against ... Several female members of the House Democratic Caucus defended U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice against accusations that she lied to the American people regarding the September 11, 2001, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said that sexism and racism played a role in the charges that Senator John McCain and others leveled at Ambassador Rice.
2:03 am CT Approx. 37 min. Senator Ron Johnson on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations to avoid ... Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
2:41 am CT Approx. 31 min. Representative Keith Ellison on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations ; Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations ... Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) discussed the congressional lame-duck agenda, and negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
3:15 am CT Approx. 22 min. Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked ... Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 
The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
3:38 am CT Approx. 37 min. Fiscal Cliff, Federal Reserve Panel Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the ... Former Federal Reserve Chairs Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. The two spoke as congressional leaders of both parties met with the president at the White House.
The panel “The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond: The Consequences of Inaction” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
4:15 am CT Approx. 34 min. Fiscal Cliff, Members of Congress ; ; House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam ... House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) explained their party’s position on the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They were interviewed separately.
This was part of the panel, “What Happens Now: the Post-Election Agenda and the Path for Negotiations” at the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
4:49 am CT Approx. 42 min. Fiscal Cliff, Budget Cuts Economic experts talked about their recommended solutions for the “fiscal cliff,” ... Economic experts talked about their recommended solutions for the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Ben White moderated. Mr. Peterson made opening remarks.
The panel “The Solutions Initiative II: Policy Recommendations to the President and Congress” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum.
5:32 am CT Approx. 2 min. President Obama on Debt and Deficit Reduction Negotiations President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the ... President Obama spoke to reporters before meeting with congressional leaders about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement.
5:34 am CT Approx. 4 min. Bipartisan Congressional Leaders at the White House Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with ... Bipartisan congressional leaders spoke to reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Obama about the “fiscal cliff.” All four described the meeting as “very constructive.” House Speaker John Boehner said he outlined a framework during the meeting for moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he could see the “cornerstones” of a deal, and vowed that work would continue through the Thanksgiving recess in order to reach agreement before the end of December.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:38 am CT Approx. 18 min. Activists After White House Fiscal Cliff Meeting Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice ... Political activists spoke outside the White House after meeting with President Obama and Vice President Biden to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” the impending budget cuts and tax increases at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. They focused on extending Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class and protecting entitlement programs while also noting noted the strong support from minority groups for the president in his re-election bid.