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7:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones John McArdle; Peter Nicholas Telephone lines were open for comments on the influence on voters thus far of the presidential and ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the influence on voters thus far of the presidential and vice presidential debates.
Peter Nicholas, speaking by phone, previewed the second presidential debate.
6:29 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Rural Telecommunications Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural ... Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural communities. Hanns Kuttner began the discussion with a slide presentation of his study, “Broadband for Rural America: Economic Impacts and Economic Opportunities.” Afterward, the panelists in their reaction to the study agreed that rural areas were likely to fall behind the rest of the country unless significant changes in government policy were made. Larry Thompson, an engineer and consultant, said that rural customers would be forced to pay more for broadband unless there was an effort similar to the depression-era program that extended telephone service to most of the country. They discussed the economic implications of a lack of broadband service. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Hudson Institute. This joint economic summit on “The Future of Rural Telecommunications” was co-sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service. 6:29 am ET Approx. 56 min. U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy Karen Dynan; Donald Kohn; Jeremy Stein Jeremy Stein talked about the Federal Reserve’s recently announced effort to boost the ... Jeremy Stein talked about the Federal Reserve’s recently announced effort to boost the economy through asset purchases and a promise to keep interest rates low. He spoke in support of those policies but also said concerns about the effectiveness of future stimulus efforts by the Federal Reserve were well-founded. After Mr. Stein’s prepared remarks he was interviewed by moderator Donald Kohn and answered questions from the audience.
7:47 am ET Approx. 6 min. LIVE Michael Shear on Electoral Vote Count Projections John McArdle; Michael Shear Michael Shear spoke by phone about the latest electoral vote projections for President Obama and ... Michael Shear spoke by phone about the latest electoral vote projections for President Obama and Mitt Romney. 8:32 am ET Approx. 53 min. LIVE 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Congressional Panel Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the ... Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. While they disagreed on extending tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration for everyone, they agreed more revenue was necessary. 
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
7:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Egypt, Libya, and Syria Unrest Barak Barfi; Peter Bergen Barak Barfi talked about his his recent visits to Egypt and Syria, where he traveled to the ... Barak Barfi talked about his his recent visits to Egypt and Syria, where he traveled to the province of Aleppo and met with rebel leaders, as well as the six months he spent in Libya in 2011. Topics included the Benghazi consulate attack and comparing Libya to Iraq. After his presentation he was interviewed by Peter Bergen and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Witness to a Revolution: Documenting Visits to Egypt, Libya, and Syria” was presented at the New America Foundation.
7:53 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Campaign Spending and Television Advertisements Justin Elliott; John McArdle Justin Elliott talked about ProPublica’s “Free the Files” project, which seeks ... Justin Elliott talked about ProPublica’s “Free the Files” project, which seeks to reveal who is paying for political television advertisements in key “swing” states in the 2012 elections. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently began requiring television stations to put information about political ad buys online, although only the top 50 markets are required to do so. Those stations can post the files as image PDFs, resulting in no easy way to search records by the name of the ad buyer from the FCC database. 9:26 am ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE John Engler on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts John Engler; Kristin Roberts; Constance Witherspoon Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. Among his statements he called the debt ceiling impasse during the summer of 2011 “outrageous” and said lawmakers appeared to be more serious about finding an agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
8:49 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Long-Term U.S. Economic Strategy Lawrence Summers; Neera Tanden Lawrence Summers talked about long-term U.S. economic strategy. Among his statements he said ... Lawrence Summers talked about long-term U.S. economic strategy. Among his statements he said that doing away with President Obama’s payroll tax cut was not a good idea in the current economic situation, and called Republican presidential Mitt Romney’s budget and economic plan “the daughter of voodoo economics.” He also spoke about the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. After his presentation he was interviewed by Ms. Tanden and answered questions from members of the audience.
8:34 am ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE North Dakota Senate Race John McArdle; Julie Sobel Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) ... Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s seat. The seat had been expected to be easily won by Republicans, but was instead considered a toss-up. 9:45 am ET Approx. 14 min. LIVE 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Former Congressional Staff Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
10:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Ms. Magazine 40th Anniversary Gloria Steinem spoke at Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary luncheon about reproductive ... Gloria Steinem spoke at Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary luncheon about reproductive rights, gay-lesbian issues, equal pay, domestic abuse, and the 2012 presidential election. She remarked about some of the progress by women, saying, “Forty years ago, we really did not have a term like ‘battered women’ or ‘domestic violence.’ It was just called life.”
Other speakers included Eleanor Smeal, who talked about the importance of voting and state ballot issues around the country, and Anushay Hossain made opening remarks about an initiative that seeks to decrease the incidence of marriage for girls under the age of 18 around the world. The speakers answered written questions from audience members at the end of the program.
8:41 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE Tucker Carlson on the Presidential Debate and 2012 Election Tucker Carlson previewed the evening’s presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt ... Tucker Carlson previewed the evening’s presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, and talked about the 2012 election. He also responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications, and questions from Hofstra University students.
Nancy Calo read C-SPAN Radio news headlines at the end of the program.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 min. LIVE Senate Pro Forma Session Chris Coons The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session. The U.S. Senate convened in a pro forma session. 11:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. National Security and the 2012 Election National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential ... National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent events in the Middle East, troop levels in Afghanistan, and the tension between Iran and Israel. Also discussed were the automatic federal spending cuts, including $500 billion in defense cuts over a decade, if sequestration would be triggered in January 2013 by Congress not passing $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. 
This surrogate debate, “Election 2012: The National Security Agenda Debate,” was moderated by representatives of the three sponsoring organizations. The campaign representatives also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Willard InterContinental Hotel Grand Ballroom.
9:25 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE Absentee Voting and the 2012 Elections David Becker; John McArdle David Becker explained the various rules states have for absentee voting, trends in absentee ... David Becker explained the various rules states have for absentee voting, trends in absentee voting, and why up-to-date voter rolls are important. 10:01 am ET Approx. 39 min. LIVE 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Former Congressional Staff Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
12:40 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 ... Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 election. Topics included the differences between Super PACSs and 501(c)4 organizations, disclosure, regulation, issue ads, donor anonymity, privacy, and the concept of money as free speech. Farai Chideya moderated.
“Dark Money Rises: The Influence of Nonprofits in Campaign 2012” was part of the Investigate This: Conversations with ProPublica series of Tenement Talks held at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum Shop.
10:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Regulation of Large Banks Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American ... Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers. 
About the speakers:
Simon Johnson is professor of Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Harvey Rosenblum is executive vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Phillip Swagel is senior fellow, Milken Institute and professor in International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Peter Wallison is Arthur F. Burns fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.
Bradley Belt is senior managing director, Milken Institute.
10:41 am ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts Nancy Cook; Douglas Holtz-Eakin Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Rural Telecommunications Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural ... Telecommunications experts and scholars talked about access to high-speed data networks in rural communities. Hanns Kuttner began the discussion with a slide presentation of his study, “Broadband for Rural America: Economic Impacts and Economic Opportunities.” Afterward, the panelists in their reaction to the study agreed that rural areas were likely to fall behind the rest of the country unless significant changes in government policy were made. Larry Thompson, an engineer and consultant, said that rural customers would be forced to pay more for broadband unless there was an effort similar to the depression-era program that extended telephone service to most of the country. They discussed the economic implications of a lack of broadband service. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience at the Hudson Institute. This joint economic summit on “The Future of Rural Telecommunications” was co-sponsored by the Foundation for Rural Service.
11:31 am ET Approx. 50 min. Connecticut Senate Debate Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy meet in their second debate for the Senate seat ... Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy meet in their second debate for the Senate seat of retiring Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. Issues discussed included personal finances, campaign tactics, voting records, positions on women’s health care, and economic plans. Sponsored by FOXCT, The Hartford Courant, and the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association, at the University of Connecticut.
Courtesy of Fox CT-TV.
11:13 am ET Approx. 33 min. Absentee Voting and the 2012 Elections David Becker; John McArdle David Becker explained the various rules states have for absentee voting, trends in absentee ... David Becker explained the various rules states have for absentee voting, trends in absentee voting, and why up-to-date voter rolls are important. 4:04 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Ohio 16th Congressional District Debate Representatives Betty Sutton (D) and Jim Renacci (R) met in Cleveland for Ohio’s 16th ... Representatives Betty Sutton (D) and Jim Renacci (R) met in Cleveland for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District debate. Moderated by WCPN’s Mike McIntyre. They answered questions about job creation, tax policy, Social Security and Medicare, the health care law, regulation, the budget, and the 2009 economic stimulus bill.
12:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Presidential Candidates Debate The presidential candidates for the 1992 election debated each other in the the second of three ... The presidential candidates for the 1992 election debated each other in the the second of three scheduled presidential debates. The participants were President George Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. They answered questions from the audience that regarded their campaigns and their policy preferences, which mostly focused on economic issues. The audience consisted of 209 undecided voters from the Richmond, VA area. 11:49 am ET Approx. 6 min. Open Phones John McArdle; Peter Nicholas Telephone lines were open for comments on the influence on voters thus far of the presidential and ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the influence on voters thus far of the presidential and vice presidential debates.
Peter Nicholas, speaking by phone, previewed the second presidential debate.
5:03 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Iowa 3rd Congressional District Debate Representatives Leonard Boswell (D) and Tom Latham (R) met in a debate for Iowa’s 3rd ... Representatives Leonard Boswell (D) and Tom Latham (R) met in a debate for Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District seat. Both sitting members of Congress, they were competing due to re-districting that eliminated one Iowa seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The debate was held at the KCCI-TV studio in Des Moines.
Courtesy of KCCI-TV.
1:59 pm ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session Gerald Connolly; Jaime Herrera Beutler; Michael Wilker The House of Representatives convened in a pro forma session. The House of Representatives convened in a pro forma session. 11:58 am ET Approx. 5 min. Michael Shear on Electoral Vote Count Projections John McArdle; Michael Shear Michael Shear spoke by phone about the latest electoral vote projections for President Obama and ... Michael Shear spoke by phone about the latest electoral vote projections for President Obama and Mitt Romney. 6:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Regulation of Large Banks Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American ... Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers. 
About the speakers:
Simon Johnson is professor of Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Harvey Rosenblum is executive vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Phillip Swagel is senior fellow, Milken Institute and professor in International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Peter Wallison is Arthur F. Burns fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.
Bradley Belt is senior managing director, Milken Institute.
2:08 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Tucker Carlson on the Presidential Debate and 2012 Election Tucker Carlson previewed the evening’s presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt ... Tucker Carlson previewed the evening’s presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, and talked about the 2012 election. He also responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic communications, and questions from Hofstra University students.
Nancy Calo read C-SPAN Radio news headlines at the end of the program.
12:05 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. LIVE Maureen Ohlhausen on Internet Privacy Harold Furchtgott-Roth; Maureen Ohlhausen Maureen Ohlhausen talked about the role of the federal government in Internet privacy issues. Maureen Ohlhausen talked about the role of the federal government in Internet privacy issues. 7:26 pm ET Approx. 5 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Congressional Panel Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the ... Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. While they disagreed on extending tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration for everyone, they agreed more revenue was necessary. 
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
2:54 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. U.S. Health Care Policy Panelists discuss the health care policy mix, the year that was in 2012 and what to expect in ... Panelists discuss the health care policy mix, the year that was in 2012 and what to expect in 2013. Congressional staffers who specialize in health care policy said the next election will determine the direction of health care. The staffers for both Senator Coburn and Representative Burgess who are medical doctors, talked about the next steps in health care including finding a long-term solution to Doc fix, attempt to keep Medicare payments on par with rising health care costs. 1:26 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. California 26th Congressional District Debate Julia Brownley; Tony Strickland Candidates for California’s 26th Congressional District, Julia Brownley (D) and Tony ... Candidates for California’s 26th Congressional District, Julia Brownley (D) and Tony Strickland (R), debated various issues.
At the CLU forum, candidates will be asked questions from the moderators: Gooch, Star political reporter Timm Herdt and Pacific Coast Business Times Editor Henry Dubroff.
7:32 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Nevada 3rd Congressional District Debate Joe Heck; John Oceguera Joe Heck (R) and John Oceguera (D) met in a debate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional ... Joe Heck (R) and John Oceguera (D) met in a debate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Courtesy of Vegas PBS.
4:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE Tea Party Movement Ideology Panelists talked about the ideological makeup of the tea party movement, in particular a study ... Panelists talked about the ideological makeup of the tea party movement, in particular a study that found most were united on economic issues but split on social issues. 3:02 pm ET Approx. 53 min. North Carolina Gubernatorial Debate Walter Dalton; Patrick McCrory North Carolina gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory (R) and Walter Dalton (D) debated various ... North Carolina gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory (R) and Walter Dalton (D) debated various issues. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 47 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Congressional Panel Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the ... Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. While they disagreed on extending tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration for everyone, they agreed more revenue was necessary. 
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
5:37 pm ET Approx. 5 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Congressional Panel Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the ... Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. While they disagreed on extending tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration for everyone, they agreed more revenue was necessary. 
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
3:58 pm ET Approx. 4 min. North Dakota Senate Race John McArdle; Julie Sobel Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) ... Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s seat. The seat had been expected to be easily won by Republicans, but was instead considered a toss-up. 8:48 pm ET Approx. 17 min. John Engler on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts John Engler; Kristin Roberts; Constance Witherspoon Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. Among his statements he called the debt ceiling impasse during the summer of 2011 “outrageous” and said lawmakers appeared to be more serious about finding an agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
5:44 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. History of Televised Presidential Debates David Hostetter; John Splaine Professor John Splaine discussed the history of presidential debates in the television age and ... Professor John Splaine discussed the history of presidential debates in the television age and screened video examples as he led a discussion on the history and evolution of televised political debates.
The presentation titled “There You Go Again!” was held in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, housed at Shepherd University.
4:03 pm ET Approx. 25 min. North Dakota Gubernatorial Debate Jack Dalrymple; Ryan Taylor North Dakota’s gubernatorial candidates Jack Dalrymple and Ryan Taylor debated campaign ... North Dakota’s gubernatorial candidates Jack Dalrymple and Ryan Taylor debated campaign issues. 9:06 pm ET Approx. 53 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Former Congressional Staff Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
7:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. LIVE Presidential Debate Preview Telephone lines were open for comments on the 2012 presidential campaign prior to the second of ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the 2012 presidential campaign prior to the second of three presidential debates. Also included were interviews with journalists and debate officials. A brief interview with moderator Candy Crowley was shown. 4:29 pm ET Approx. 4 min. North Dakota Senate Race John McArdle; Julie Sobel Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) ... Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s seat. The seat had been expected to be easily won by Republicans, but was instead considered a toss-up. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts Nancy Cook; Douglas Holtz-Eakin Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
8:06 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Candy Crowley Interview Candy Crowley CNN correspondent and presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley was interviewed about her role ... CNN correspondent and presidential debate moderator Candy Crowley was interviewed about her role in the presidential candidates debate. 4:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. LIVE Presidential Advisers on Education Reform Frederick Hess; Jonathan Schnur; Martin West Education policy advisers from the Obama and Romney campaigns debated education policy, the role ... Education policy advisers from the Obama and Romney campaigns debated education policy, the role of the federal government in education, and the best practices in closing achievement gaps in the U.S. Frederick Hess moderated. 10:29 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. The Economic Effects of Military Spending Panelists aruged the impact on the U.S. economy of automatic military spending reductions. As ... Panelists aruged the impact on the U.S. economy of automatic military spending reductions. As part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board federal budget spending cuts, known as sequestration, were to take effect in January 2013 unless Congress could agree to a new budget. They also discussed sequestration in relation to ongoing broader partisan political disputes over tax policy and the federal budget, and the outcome of 2012 congressional and presidential elections and the lame duck session of Congress. The program included questions from audience members.
8:31 pm ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE Presidential Candidates Debate Prologue Debate organizers briefed the audience on proper etiquette, standards of conduct, and rules for ... Debate organizers briefed the audience on proper etiquette, standards of conduct, and rules for the presidential debate at Hofstra University.
Brief audio difficulties existed during Candy Crowley’s remarks.
6:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Arizona Senate Debate Richard Carmona; Jeff Flake Representative Jeff Flake (R) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) met in a debate for ... Representative Jeff Flake (R) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) met in a debate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Republican Senator Jon Kyl. 12:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. National Security and the 2012 Election National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential ... National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent events in the Middle East, troop levels in Afghanistan, and the tension between Iran and Israel. Also discussed were the automatic federal spending cuts, including $500 billion in defense cuts over a decade, if sequestration would be triggered in January 2013 by Congress not passing $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. 
This surrogate debate, “Election 2012: The National Security Agenda Debate,” was moderated by representatives of the three sponsoring organizations. The campaign representatives also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Willard InterContinental Hotel Grand Ballroom.
9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. LIVE Presidential Candidates Debate Candy Crowley; Barack Obama; W. Romney President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the ... President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the second of three presidential debates. The debate was presented in a switched screen format. CNN’s Candy Crowley moderated the debate. 6:57 pm ET Approx. 58 min. California 36th Congressional District Debate Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack and Democratic challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz faced off in ... Republican Representative Mary Bono Mack and Democratic challenger Dr. Raul Ruiz faced off in their only televised debate for the California 36th Congressional District race. The debate in the Palm Desert studio of KMIR-TV was co-sponsored by The Desert Sun.
Courtesy of KMIR 6.
1:32 am ET Approx. 47 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Congressional Panel Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the ... Representatives Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. While they disagreed on extending tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration for everyone, they agreed more revenue was necessary. 
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
10:42 pm ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Presidential Debate Viewers' Reaction, Part 1 Susan Swain Telephone lines were open for reaction to the second of three debates between presidential ... Telephone lines were open for reaction to the second of three debates between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. This town hall style debate was held at Hofstra University. Scenes from after the debate in Hempstead, New York, as well as video clips from the debate were shown in the background. 7:56 pm ET Approx. 4 min. North Dakota Senate Race John McArdle; Julie Sobel Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) ... Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s seat. The seat had been expected to be easily won by Republicans, but was instead considered a toss-up. 2:20 am ET Approx. 18 min. John Engler on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts John Engler; Kristin Roberts; Constance Witherspoon Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. Among his statements he called the debt ceiling impasse during the summer of 2011 “outrageous” and said lawmakers appeared to be more serious about finding an agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
11:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Candy Crowley; Barack Obama; W. Romney President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the ... President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the second of three presidential debates. The debate was presented in a switched screen format. CNN’s Candy Crowley moderated the debate. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Nevada 4th Congressional District Debate Steven Horsford; Daniel Tarkanian Candidates for Nevada’s new 4th Congressional District Danny Tarkanian (R) amd Steven ... Candidates for Nevada’s new 4th Congressional District Danny Tarkanian (R) amd Steven Horsford (D) debated campaign issues. 2:39 am ET Approx. 53 min. 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts, Former Congressional Staff Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
1:12 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Presidential Debate Viewers' Reaction, Part 2 Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for reaction after a re-air of the second of three debates between ... Telephone lines were open for reaction after a re-air of the second of three debates between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. This town hall style debate was held at Hofstra University. Scenes from after the debate in Hempstead, New York, as well as video clips from the debate were shown in the background. 8:26 pm ET Approx. 25 min. North Dakota Senate Debate Rick Berg; Mary Heitkamp U.S. Representative Rick Berg (R) and former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) met in ... U.S. Representative Rick Berg (R) and former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) met in debate for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s Senate seat. 3:32 am ET Approx. 26 min. Douglas Holtz-Eakin on 2013 Tax Increases and Budget Cuts Nancy Cook; Douglas Holtz-Eakin Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Douglas Holtz-Eakin talked about dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
This program was part of a National Journal forum on the how Congress and the president will address the “fiscal cliff” after the 2012 election.
3:43 am ET Approx. 24 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Candy Crowley; Barack Obama; W. Romney President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the ... President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the second of three presidential debates. The debate was presented in a switched screen format. CNN’s Candy Crowley moderated the debate. 8:54 pm ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE Presidential Candidates Debate Prologue Debate organizers briefed the audience on proper etiquette, standards of conduct, and rules for ... Debate organizers briefed the audience on proper etiquette, standards of conduct, and rules for the presidential debate at Hofstra University.
Brief audio difficulties existed during Candy Crowley’s remarks.
4:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. The Economic Effects of Military Spending Panelists aruged the impact on the U.S. economy of automatic military spending reductions. As ... Panelists aruged the impact on the U.S. economy of automatic military spending reductions. As part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board federal budget spending cuts, known as sequestration, were to take effect in January 2013 unless Congress could agree to a new budget. They also discussed sequestration in relation to ongoing broader partisan political disputes over tax policy and the federal budget, and the outcome of 2012 congressional and presidential elections and the lame duck session of Congress. The program included questions from audience members.
4:09 am ET Approx. 46 min. Politico Presidential Debate Wrap-Up Mike Allen; Lois Romano; Jim VandeHei Politico reporters and editors reviewed the second debate between presidential candidate President ... Politico reporters and editors reviewed the second debate between presidential candidate President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. 9:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. LIVE Presidential Candidates Debate, Split Screen Presidential met in the second of three presidential debates. The town hall style debate ... Presidential met in the second of three presidential debates. The town hall style debate featured questions from a preselected audience of undecided voters and included questions on both foreign and domestic policy. CNN correspondent Candy Crowley moderated the debate which was presented in split screen format with Twitter messages, “tweets,” displayed in the lower portion of the screen. 5:32 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. National Security and the 2012 Election National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential ... National security advisers to the Romney and Obama campaigns talked about where the presidential candidates stand on the major foreign policy and defense issues. Topics included recent events in the Middle East, troop levels in Afghanistan, and the tension between Iran and Israel. Also discussed were the automatic federal spending cuts, including $500 billion in defense cuts over a decade, if sequestration would be triggered in January 2013 by Congress not passing $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. 
This surrogate debate, “Election 2012: The National Security Agenda Debate,” was moderated by representatives of the three sponsoring organizations. The campaign representatives also responded to questions from members of the audience in the Willard InterContinental Hotel Grand Ballroom.
6:39 am ET Approx. 19 min. Presidential Candidates Debate Candy Crowley; Barack Obama; W. Romney President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the ... President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for the second of three presidential debates. The debate was presented in a switched screen format. CNN’s Candy Crowley moderated the debate. 10:40 pm ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Politico Presidential Debate Wrap-Up Mike Allen; Lois Romano; Jim VandeHei Politico reporters and editors reviewed the second debate between presidential candidate President ... Politico reporters and editors reviewed the second debate between presidential candidate President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney.
11:28 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Minnesota 8th Congressional District Debate Chip Cravaack; Richard Nolan Minnesota 8th Congressional District candidates Representative Chip Cravaak (R) and former ... Minnesota 8th Congressional District candidates Representative Chip Cravaak (R) and former Representative Rick Nolan (D) participated in their second debate.
11:49 pm ET Approx. 4 min. North Dakota Senate Race John McArdle; Julie Sobel Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) ... Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s seat. The seat had been expected to be easily won by Republicans, but was instead considered a toss-up.
11:54 pm ET Approx. 25 min. North Dakota Senate Debate Rick Berg; Mary Heitkamp U.S. Representative Rick Berg (R) and former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) met in ... U.S. Representative Rick Berg (R) and former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) met in debate for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s Senate seat.
12:20 am ET Approx. 42 min. California 52nd Congressional District Debate Brian Bilbray; Scott Peters Candidates for California’s 52nd Congressional District Representative Brian Bilbray (R) and ... Candidates for California’s 52nd Congressional District Representative Brian Bilbray (R) and Scott Peters (D) debated campaign issues.
1:06 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Regulation of Large Banks Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American ... Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers. 
About the speakers:
Simon Johnson is professor of Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Harvey Rosenblum is executive vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Phillip Swagel is senior fellow, Milken Institute and professor in International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Peter Wallison is Arthur F. Burns fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.
Bradley Belt is senior managing director, Milken Institute.
2:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Maureen Ohlhausen on Internet Privacy Harold Furchtgott-Roth; Maureen Ohlhausen Maureen Ohlhausen talked about the role of the federal government in Internet privacy issues. Maureen Ohlhausen talked about the role of the federal government in Internet privacy issues.
3:53 am ET Approx. 18 min. Minnesota 8th Congressional District Debate Chip Cravaack; Richard Nolan Minnesota 8th Congressional District candidates Representative Chip Cravaak (R) and former ... Minnesota 8th Congressional District candidates Representative Chip Cravaak (R) and former Representative Rick Nolan (D) participated in their second debate.
4:13 am ET Approx. 4 min. North Dakota Senate Race John McArdle; Julie Sobel Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) ... Julie Sobel spoke by phone about the North Dakota Senate race between Representative Rick Berg (R) and Heidi Heitkamp (D) for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s seat. The seat had been expected to be easily won by Republicans, but was instead considered a toss-up.
4:18 am ET Approx. 25 min. North Dakota Senate Debate Rick Berg; Mary Heitkamp U.S. Representative Rick Berg (R) and former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) met in ... U.S. Representative Rick Berg (R) and former State Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) met in debate for retiring Democratic Senator Kent Conrad’s Senate seat.
4:45 am ET Approx. 1 min. Hofstra University Touts 1 The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 bus spent time at Hofstra University ahead of the second presidential ... The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 bus spent time at Hofstra University ahead of the second presidential debate. Students who visited the bus discussed what issues were most important to them in the election, as well as what they would ask the candidates. Here are some responses from students at Hofstra University via Tout, a video-based social media service.
4:46 am ET Approx. 42 min. California 52nd Congressional District Debate Brian Bilbray; Scott Peters Candidates for California’s 52nd Congressional District Representative Brian Bilbray (R) and ... Candidates for California’s 52nd Congressional District Representative Brian Bilbray (R) and Scott Peters (D) debated campaign issues.
5:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Regulation of Large Banks Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American ... Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers. 
About the speakers:
Simon Johnson is professor of Global Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
Harvey Rosenblum is executive vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Phillip Swagel is senior fellow, Milken Institute and professor in International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy.
Peter Wallison is Arthur F. Burns fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute.
Bradley Belt is senior managing director, Milken Institute.
6:59 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition.