C-SPAN Schedule

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6:00 am CT Approx. 13 min. LIVE 2013 Flu Season Greta Brawner; Anthony Fauci Dr. Anthony Fauci talked by phone about trends in the 2012-13 Winter flu season. Dr. Anthony Fauci talked by phone about trends in the 2012-13 Winter flu season. 5:19 am CT Approx. 40 min. British Government Coalition Priorities David Cameron; Nick Clegg Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg held their first joint news ... Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg held their first joint news conference of 2013, outlining the coalition’s mid-term priorities. Both leaders stated that the economy was “healing” at a much slower pace than expected, but added they were confident the coalition had a plan in place to promote growth. They responded to questions from reporters. 5:51 am CT Approx. 49 min. Energy Policy Former Senators Trent Lott and Byron Dorgan led a discussion on U.S. energy policy. Topics ... Former Senators Trent Lott and Byron Dorgan led a discussion on U.S. energy policy. Topics were expected to include developments in domestic gas and oil production, energy security threats and environmental challenges. They also responded to questions from the audience.
6:14 am CT Approx. 36 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should flu vaccines be mandatory ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should flu vaccines be mandatory for health care professionals?” 6:00 am CT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Several members referenced the prime minister’s mid-year review news conference on January 7. Other topics included the British economy, benefits for poor families with children, unemployment,and minimum child benefits. 6:42 am CT Approx. 43 min. Women in Leadership Roles Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked ... Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan and Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) talked about women in leadership. Michelle Kwan discussed using the discipline she learned as an Olympic athlete to her transition out of sports. Representative Herrera Beutler spoke about being a woman in Congress. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
6:53 am CT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Progressive Agenda for 2013 Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Adam Green Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the ... Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the organization’s agenda for the 113th Congress.*He also outlined what progressives would like to see from President Obama in his second term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Topics included tax rates, Social Security and Medicare, jobs in the oil and gas industry, AIG’s potential lawsuit against the U.S. government, and President Obama’s negotiation skills. 
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Breaking Our Addiction to Incarceration Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, ... Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, which addresses systemic problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty, and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. In addition, Gupta is an adjunct clinical professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches and oversees a racial justice litigation clinic 7:27 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. History and Future of The New York Times Sarah Henry; Daniel Schwarz Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, ... Daniel Schwarz talked about his book, Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. In his book, Mr. Schwarz explores the inner workings of The Times during a pivotal decade, providing an in-depth history of the paper’s transformation from the age of print into the digital age. His investigation draws on more than 40 one-on-one interviews with Times staff, including the publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., every living executive editor, masthead figures, section editors, and reporters. In his book he concludes of this iconic New York institution in transition that “It is the worst newspaper in the world, except for all the others.” Professor Schwarz responded to questions from members of the audience.
7:34 am CT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Republican Agenda for 2013 Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Chris Chocola Chris Chocola talked about his Club for Growth’s agenda for the 113th Congress. He ... Chris Chocola talked about his Club for Growth’s agenda for the 113th Congress. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included “fiscal cliff” legislation, the Club for Growth’s stance on aid for Hurricane Sandy flood victims, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
7:48 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. State of American Energy Martin Durbin; Jack Gerard Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American ... Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American Energy” address in the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Reporting on the industry’s investments in the U.S., he said that energy is fundamental to America’s future and more domestic production only translates into more economic growth, jobs, and government revenue while punitive taxation would be counterproductive. After lunch he took questions from the media and members of the audience. 8:35 am CT Approx. 29 min. Shareholders and Investors Charles Fleeman; Lynn Stout Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues ... Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues that corporations placed too much emphasis on increasing their stock price. She said the focus on shareholder value has prevented corporations from making a full contribution to solving the problems of the world, and described a corporate world where the effort to maximize profits in the short term had degraded the long-term value of many companies. She responded to questions from the audience.
8:18 am CT Approx. 41 min. LIVE House Speaker John Boehner Greta Brawner; Robert Costa Robert Costa talked about his recent National Review piece, “Boehner the ... Robert Costa talked about his recent National Review piece, “Boehner the Survivor,” on House Speaker John Boehner’s tenure and legacy. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Costa discussed extensively the speaker’s leadership during “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the difficulty of managing the tea party members of the Republican Party, and the previous week’s House leadership election. Other topics included 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI).
“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.*
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
9:02 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook. 9:04 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. LIVE Future of Mexican Politics Panelists talked about Mexico’s future with new President Enrique Pena Nieto in ... Panelists talked about Mexico’s future with new President Enrique Pena Nieto in power. They focused on Mexico’s governance issues and the need for reforms to deal with government corruption, violence, energy resources, investments and fiscal issues. All agreed on the aggressiveness of the new president’s agenda, but that his ability to fulfill campaign promises was yet to be known. Former Ambassador Davidow said that U.S. reforms of immigration and gun control would have implications for Mexico. The event “Mexico: From the PAN to the PRI-A Preview of the Next Sexenio” was the culmination of a project from the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
9:03 am CT Approx. 58 min. LIVE State of the States Address Mary Fallin; Jack Markell National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the organizations first annual State of the States address. They reviewed current conditions in and challenges faced by states, and highlighted governors' priorities for 2013. They talked about the effects of budget uncertainties at the federal level on state budgets and employment. The two governors also took questions from audience members on immigration reform, gun control, and health care reform. 10:35 am CT Approx. 56 min. Space Exploration Buzz Aldrin; David Nazar Buzz Aldrin talked about the past and future of space exploration, detailing his own time at NASA ... Buzz Aldrin talked about the past and future of space exploration, detailing his own time at NASA and walking on the Moon. He urged more leadership from Washington, D.C., and a return to big aims in space such as putting a colony on Mars. He was interviewed by David Nazar. "Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration" was a World Affairs Council of Orange County event at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel. 12:44 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California ... Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California Representatives Janice Hahn (D) and Kevin McCarthy (R) testified before the committee about California’s high speed rail program, on which they disagreed. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood also focused on California as he testified about the management of the administration’s program, the status of rail projects, and ways the program can be improved. Other officials, including from other states, also testified.
10:03 am CT Approx. 12 min. 2013 Flu Season Greta Brawner; Anthony Fauci Dr. Anthony Fauci talked by phone about trends in the 2012-13 Winter flu season. Dr. Anthony Fauci talked by phone about trends in the 2012-13 Winter flu season. 11:34 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. State of American Energy Martin Durbin; Jack Gerard Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American ... Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American Energy” address in the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Reporting on the industry’s investments in the U.S., he said that energy is fundamental to America’s future and more domestic production only translates into more economic growth, jobs, and government revenue while punitive taxation would be counterproductive. After lunch he took questions from the media and members of the audience. 1:48 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Amtrak Structural Reorganization Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a ... Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a structural reorganization plan for the passenger rail service. Ted Alves reported that Amtrak had or was in the process of implementing several of changes, such as human capital management and food and beverage programs. He said that the company was focused on operating more like a profit-making business, and that Amtrak had improved its invoice review process and recovered over $20 million in overpayments in 2012.
Republican committee members spoke of Amtrak’s heavy dependence on government subsidies and stressed the need for efficiency.
10:16 am CT Approx. 46 min. New Jersey State of the State Address Christopher Christie Governor Chris Christie gave the annual state of the state speech before a joint session of the ... Governor Chris Christie gave the annual state of the state speech before a joint session of the New Jersey State Assembly. He talked about Hurricane Sandy and the effect the storm had on economic growth and job creation in the state. He also called for congressional action for more disaster relief aid to Sandy and spoke about education reform in the state of New Jersey. 12:52 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Chris Chocola Chris Chocola talked about his Club for Growth’s agenda for the 113th Congress. He ... Chris Chocola talked about his Club for Growth’s agenda for the 113th Congress. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included “fiscal cliff” legislation, the Club for Growth’s stance on aid for Hurricane Sandy flood victims, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. For-Profit Education Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included ... Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included metrics to measure performance and outcomes, the ability of for-profit operators to pioneer new services and tools, and the Obama administration’s approach to education. The discussion included questions from audience members.
11:07 am CT Approx. 4 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters about the administration’s effort to develop gun ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters about the administration’s effort to develop gun control policy proposals before a meeting in the White House Cabinet Room with groups representing victims of gun violence and gun control organizations. 1:30 pm CT Approx. 57 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He answered questions on media reports that ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He answered questions on media reports that Jack Lew would be President Obama’s nominee for treasury secretary, the debt ceiling and the economy, and Vice President Biden’s next-day gun task force meeting with the National Rifle Association members. 5:13 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing ... Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed that the government agency was more than $16 billion in debt because of low interest rates and slow rising home prices. Following her remarks, housing experts talked about the FHA.
11:12 am CT Approx. 10 min. LIVE Connecticut State of the State Address Dannel Malloy; Nancy Wyman Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he ... Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he remembered the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting and honored several officials from that city. He advocated the need for creating safer communities, saying more guns was not the answer. Other topics included Connecticut’s economy and budget, energy security, and response to Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. He said the federal government not providing storm aid was unacceptable. 2:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Conservatives on Environmental Policy Panelists talked about the conservative role in environmental stewardship. Lynn Scarlett, ... Panelists talked about the conservative role in environmental stewardship. Lynn Scarlett, former deputy secretary of the interior, moderated the discussion hosted by the Conservation Leadership Council. During the event at the Reserve Officers Association the council released a set of policy papers focusing on such issues as water security, species protection, and land management. Then there was discussion with members of the audience. 9:44 pm CT 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. 
11:23 am CT Approx. 10 min. Progressive Agenda for 2013 Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Adam Green Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the ... Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the organization’s agenda for the 113th Congress.*He also outlined what progressives would like to see from President Obama in his second term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Topics included tax rates, Social Security and Medicare, jobs in the oil and gas industry, AIG’s potential lawsuit against the U.S. government, and President Obama’s negotiation skills. 
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:20 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Progressive Agenda for 2013 Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Adam Green Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the ... Adam Green talked about the work of his Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the organization’s agenda for the 113th Congress.*He also outlined what progressives would like to see from President Obama in his second term, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Topics included tax rates, Social Security and Medicare, jobs in the oil and gas industry, AIG’s potential lawsuit against the U.S. government, and President Obama’s negotiation skills. 
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
10:07 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. U.S.-Asia Policy Ambassadors representing Australia, India and the Philippines talked about their regional ... Ambassadors representing Australia, India and the Philippines talked about their regional priorities and relationship with the U.S. Topics which include unresolved disputes with China, opportunities for increased exports, and the Obama administration’s renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region. They were interviewed by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the Congressional China Caucus.
“All Eyes on Asia: Perspectives from our Allies” was a session of the forum “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of Foreign Policy,” held at the Newseum.
11:34 am CT Approx. 41 min. Connecticut State of the State Address Dannel Malloy; Nancy Wyman Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he ... Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he remembered the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting and honored several officials from that city. He advocated the need for creating safer communities, saying more guns was not the answer. Other topics included Connecticut’s economy and budget, energy security, and response to Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. He said the federal government not providing storm aid was unacceptable. 5:00 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Michael Hastings Michael Hastings; Brian Lamb Michael Hastings discussed his book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of ... Michael Hastings discussed his book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan, which expands upon his June 2010 Rolling Stone article that resulted in the firing of General Stanley McChrystal. He described how he was granted access to the general and his closest staff, and his surprise upon hearing the them make blunt remarks about political leaders, leading diplomats, and European allies. He addressed criticism of his reporting techniques and talked about other war reporters dating back to Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam during the Vietnam War. 
Michael Hastings graduated from New York University with a degree in English and was a Newsweek war correspondent from 2002 to 2008. His first book, I Lost My Love in Baghdad chronicles the death of his fiancée in a terrorist bombing in Iraq.
11:16 pm CT Approx. 39 min. Women and Children in Afghanistan Shamim Jawad Shamim Jawad discussed her first-hand experiences in Afghanistan and the rights of women and ... Shamim Jawad discussed her first-hand experiences in Afghanistan and the rights of women and children in the country. She painted a bleak picture with many obstacles towards the mobilization of these groups including education, cultural prejudices, lack of monetary capital, and few resources. She emphasized the need for international groups to reach out to women and children to give them the resources they need to raise their quality of life. Audience members asked questions.
12:16 pm CT Approx. 33 min. State of the States Address Mary Fallin; Jack Markell National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the organizations first annual State of the States address. They reviewed current conditions in and challenges faced by states, and highlighted governors' priorities for 2013. They talked about the effects of budget uncertainties at the federal level on state budgets and employment. The two governors also took questions from audience members on immigration reform, gun control, and health care reform. 6:01 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Gretchen Morgenson Brian Lamb; Gretchen Morgenson Gretchen Morgenson discussed the book she co-wrote, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized ... Gretchen Morgenson discussed the book she co-wrote, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Created the Worst Financial Crisis of Our Time, that detailed the 2008 financial crisis. She suggested that many agencies charged with consumer interests were complicit to the actions that created the crisis. In this interview she talked about the role of government in housing finance, and Fannie Mae and Countrywide Financial. She also talked about her early career as a stock broker, what prompted her move into journalism, and her decision to serve as press secretary for Steve Forbes in 1995.
Gretchen Morgenson is assistant business and financial editor at the New York Times and writes a Sunday business section column, “Fair Game.” She has worked at Forbes and Worth magazines.
11:58 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Gaming and Solving World Problems Jane McGonigal; Larry Smarr Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well ... Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
12:49 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. LIVE New York State of the State Address Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza ... Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. He used slides and audiovisual material as he talked about education and campaign finance reform, raising the state minimum wage, tourism in upstate New York, Hurricane Sandy, and his call for a New York state assault weapons ban in light of the elementary school shootings in nearby Newtown, Connecticut. The event also included an official recognition of public service employees and first responders who had distinguished themselves in service to the state.
Courtesy of NYS Media Services Center.
7:02 pm CT Approx. 36 min. House Speaker John Boehner Greta Brawner; Robert Costa Robert Costa talked about his recent National Review piece, “Boehner the ... Robert Costa talked about his recent National Review piece, “Boehner the Survivor,” on House Speaker John Boehner’s tenure and legacy. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Costa discussed extensively the speaker’s leadership during “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the difficulty of managing the tea party members of the Republican Party, and the previous week’s House leadership election. Other topics included 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee and Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI).
“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.*
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
3:30 am CT 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. 
2:36 pm CT Approx. 23 min. LIVE Open Phones on Governor Cuomo Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state of the ... Telephone lines were open for comments on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s state of the state address in which he called for an assault weapons ban. The video was shown of Vice President Biden’s remarks earlier in the day as he headed a meeting of his task force on gun violence. 7:38 pm CT Approx. 49 min. LIVE President Nixon Centennial Birthday Gala A gala dinner marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Richard Nixon. The event ... A gala dinner marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Richard Nixon. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel where President Nixon’s two inaugural balls were held in 1969 and 1973.
This portion of the event featured speeches by the dinner chair, former Nixon administration Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, former adviser and speechwriter Pat Buchanan, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
3:54 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. U.S.-Asia Policy Ambassadors representing Australia, India and the Philippines talked about their regional ... Ambassadors representing Australia, India and the Philippines talked about their regional priorities and relationship with the U.S. Topics which include unresolved disputes with China, opportunities for increased exports, and the Obama administration’s renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region. They were interviewed by Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), Armed Services Committee member and co-chair of the Congressional China Caucus.
“All Eyes on Asia: Perspectives from our Allies” was a session of the forum “The Price of Greatness: The Next Four Years of Foreign Policy,” held at the Newseum.
2:59 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook. 8:30 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. State and Federal Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of ... Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to questions from members of the audience. 5:02 am CT Approx. 39 min. Women and Children in Afghanistan Shamim Jawad Shamim Jawad discussed her first-hand experiences in Afghanistan and the rights of women and ... Shamim Jawad discussed her first-hand experiences in Afghanistan and the rights of women and children in the country. She painted a bleak picture with many obstacles towards the mobilization of these groups including education, cultural prejudices, lack of monetary capital, and few resources. She emphasized the need for international groups to reach out to women and children to give them the resources they need to raise their quality of life. Audience members asked questions.
4:31 pm CT Approx. 58 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He answered questions on media reports that ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. He answered questions on media reports that Jack Lew would be President Obama’s nominee for treasury secretary, the debt ceiling and the economy, and Vice President Biden’s next-day gun task force meeting with the National Rifle Association members. 10:08 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Conservatives on Environmental Policy Panelists talked about the conservative role in environmental stewardship. Lynn Scarlett, ... Panelists talked about the conservative role in environmental stewardship. Lynn Scarlett, former deputy secretary of the interior, moderated the discussion hosted by the Conservation Leadership Council. During the event at the Reserve Officers Association the council released a set of policy papers focusing on such issues as water security, species protection, and land management. Then there was discussion with members of the audience. 5:43 am CT Approx. 48 min. Gaming and Solving World Problems Jane McGonigal; Larry Smarr Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well ... Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
5:30 pm CT Approx. 32 min. State of the States Address Mary Fallin; Jack Markell National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the organizations first annual State of the States address. They reviewed current conditions in and challenges faced by states, and highlighted governors' priorities for 2013. They talked about the effects of budget uncertainties at the federal level on state budgets and employment. The two governors also took questions from audience members on immigration reform, gun control, and health care reform. 12:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Academics and Advocates on the 2012 Election Process Academics and voter advocates talked about the administration of the 2012 election. Academics and voter advocates talked about the administration of the 2012 election.
6:03 pm CT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address Robert McDonnell Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint ... Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint General Assembly session in the Virginia House of Delegates. He talked about transportation funding, education innovation, Virginia’s budget and economy, and mental health. He also criticizes the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., and the increases to the national debt. 1:41 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. State and Federal Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of ... Panelists talked about conflicts between federal and state laws following the 2012 legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Washington and Colorado. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
6:57 pm CT Approx. 29 min. Connecticut State of the State Address Dannel Malloy; Nancy Wyman Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he ... Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he remembered the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting and honored several officials from that city. He advocated the need for creating safer communities, saying more guns was not the answer. Other topics included Connecticut’s economy and budget, energy security, and response to Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. He said the federal government not providing storm aid was unacceptable. 3:18 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Deficit and Debt Reduction Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal ... Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the tax elements of the bill, including alternative minimum, estate, and tax cuts from the George W. Bush administration. Robert Reichauser and Rudolph Penner in their assessments were pessimistic about what was in the bill and the prospects for the budget process in the 113th Congress. The program included questions from audience members.
“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.
7:27 pm CT Approx. 1 min. New York State of the State Address Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza ... Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. He used slides and audiovisual material as he talked about education and campaign finance reform, raising the state minimum wage, tourism in upstate New York, Hurricane Sandy, and his call for a New York state assault weapons ban in light of the elementary school shootings in nearby Newtown, Connecticut. The event also included an official recognition of public service employees and first responders who had distinguished themselves in service to the state.
Courtesy of NYS Media Services Center.
4:48 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Poll Workers on the 2012 Election Process Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 ... Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 elections.
*Poll Workers, Washington, D.C.
*Poll Workers, Maryland
*Megan Dillon, Computer Engineer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
7:28 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters about the administration’s effort to develop gun ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters about the administration’s effort to develop gun control policy proposals before a meeting in the White House Cabinet Room with groups representing victims of gun violence and gun control organizations.
7:36 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Secretaty Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with reporters who welcomed her back at work after an ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke with reporters who welcomed her back at work after an injury. She said that she was thrilled to be back and was looking forward to a smooth transition to nominee Senator John Kerry. Secretary Clinton said that she was not calling her imminent departure a retirement but rather just stepping off the fast track for a while.
These brief remarks with the press are a portion of an event at the State Department.
7:39 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook.
9:11 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Defense Budget and Sequestration Todd Harrison Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder ... Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder of the fiscal year 2013 Defense Department budget. He analyzed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which delayed and changed the sequestration provisions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the automatic January 2013 tax increases and sequestration budget cuts 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. The cuts were delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
10:16 pm CT Approx. 53 min. Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address Robert McDonnell Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint ... Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint General Assembly session in the Virginia House of Delegates. He talked about transportation funding, education innovation, Virginia’s budget and economy, and mental health. He also criticizes the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., and the increases to the national debt.
11:12 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. New York State of the State Address Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza ... Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. He used slides and audiovisual material as he talked about education and campaign finance reform, raising the state minimum wage, tourism in upstate New York, Hurricane Sandy, and his call for a New York state assault weapons ban in light of the elementary school shootings in nearby Newtown, Connecticut. The event also included an official recognition of public service employees and first responders who had distinguished themselves in service to the state.
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12:30 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook.
2:05 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Defense Budget and Sequestration Todd Harrison Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder ... Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder of the fiscal year 2013 Defense Department budget. He analyzed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which delayed and changed the sequestration provisions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the automatic January 2013 tax increases and sequestration budget cuts 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. The cuts were delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
3:50 am CT Approx. 35 min. State of American Energy Martin Durbin; Jack Gerard Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American ... Jack Gerard delivered the American Petroleum Institute’s annual “State of American Energy” address in the Andrew Mellon Auditorium. Reporting on the industry’s investments in the U.S., he said that energy is fundamental to America’s future and more domestic production only translates into more economic growth, jobs, and government revenue while punitive taxation would be counterproductive. After lunch he took questions from the media and members of the audience.
4:28 am CT Approx. 57 min. State of the States Address Mary Fallin; Jack Markell National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the ... National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell and Vice Chair Mary Falling gave the organizations first annual State of the States address. They reviewed current conditions in and challenges faced by states, and highlighted governors' priorities for 2013. They talked about the effects of budget uncertainties at the federal level on state budgets and employment. The two governors also took questions from audience members on immigration reform, gun control, and health care reform.
5:29 am CT Approx. 29 min. Connecticut State of the State Address Dannel Malloy; Nancy Wyman Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he ... Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he remembered the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting and honored several officials from that city. He advocated the need for creating safer communities, saying more guns was not the answer. Other topics included Connecticut’s economy and budget, energy security, and response to Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. He said the federal government not providing storm aid was unacceptable.