C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 6 min. Gender Gap in the Presidential Race Jennifer Agiesta; Pedro Echevarria Jennifer Agiesta talked about the new Associated Press poll that found the gender gap in the ... Jennifer Agiesta talked about the new Associated Press poll that found the gender gap in the presidential race had largely disappeared. 5:25 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. U.S. China Policy Obama and Romney campaign advisers talked about foreign and domestic policy issues related to ... Obama and Romney campaign advisers talked about foreign and domestic policy issues related to China. Topics included trade, currency manipulation, Chinese human rights issues, relations with Taiwan, the U.S. presence in the Asia Pacific region, and Chinese leadership changes. 5:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. State Enforcement and Implementation of Federal Laws and Regulations State attorneys general from Oklahoma, Maryland, and Alabama talked about their offices' ... State attorneys general from Oklahoma, Maryland, and Alabama talked about their offices' involvement in the implementation and enforcement of federal laws. Some of the issues they discussed were the health care law and Medicaid expansion, online privacy, and environmental issues such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
7:07 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Does your gender affect your ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Does your gender affect your vote for president in 2012?” 7:37 am ET Approx. 57 min. Swing States, Polls, and Voting Patterns Panelists talked about the 2012 presidential race, voting patterns, the latest polling results, ... Panelists talked about the 2012 presidential race, voting patterns, the latest polling results, and the closest Senate and House races. They discussed Ohio and its status as a “swing” state, discussing the ground operations of President Obama and Mitt Romney in the state, early voting, and candidate strategy. Norm Ornstein said Republicans were unlikely to win the Senate and Democrats would probably not take back the House, but that some seats could flip parties. The program included questions from audience members. 7:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Palestinian Authority Finances Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the ... Panelists talked about the Palestinian Authority’s financial problems in response to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank report on the crisis. The writers of the reporter concluded the problem would worsen unless foreign funding increased and Israel eased restrictions on economic activity. Topics in this discussion included the role of the international community in proposing and implementing a solution. They responded to questions from the audience.
7:48 am ET Approx. 29 min. LIVE Wisconsin and the 2012 Election Craig Gilbert; Pedro Echevarria Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential ... Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included polling data, the impact of the state’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes.
This was part three of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
8:35 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Mary Schapiro on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Paul Berman; Mary Schapiro Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the ... Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. She talked about the Securities Exchange Commission’s role in the law’s implementation. She stressed the importance of the law’s full implementation, and detailed its regulation of derivatives and consumer protection reforms. After her speech, she answered questions from the audience. 8:44 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi ... Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the country after the Arab Spring including changes to the judicial system, increasing investments in education, and creating what the ambassador called “a real sense of accountability” to the people in the country. 
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
8:20 am ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE Republican Party Strategy in Wisconsin Pedro Echevarria; Brian Schimming Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics ... Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics included what’s changed in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters and the impact of Governor Walker’s recall election. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ... Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. Scott Alvarez and Richard Osterman discussed the status of the implementation of the law. Peter Wallison argued that the law went too far, should be repealed, and was stifling economic growth and recovery and creating uncertainty. Dennis Kelleher contended that the law did not make enough reforms. 9:46 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Israeli and Palestinian conflict scholars talked about the future of Palestine. Panelists ... Israeli and Palestinian conflict scholars talked about the future of Palestine. Panelists discussed the economic, social, and humanitarian challenges the Palestinian people face after years of conflict with Israel, focusing on the consequences of U.S. support of Israel with other Arab countries and U.S. media coverage of the conflict.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
8:52 am ET Approx. 25 min. LIVE Democratic Strategy in Wisconsin Mike Tate; Pedro Echevarria Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, ... Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics of discussion included changes in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters, and the impact of Governor Scott Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest. 10:54 am ET Approx. 22 min. Mary Schapiro on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Paul Berman; Mary Schapiro Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the ... Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. She talked about the Securities Exchange Commission’s role in the law’s implementation. She stressed the importance of the law’s full implementation, and detailed its regulation of derivatives and consumer protection reforms. After her speech, she answered questions from the audience. 11:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Arabian Peninsula States Arabian Gulf states scholars talked about the decline of American power. Kuwait ... Arabian Gulf states scholars talked about the decline of American power. Kuwait University’s Political Science Professor Abdullah Al-Shayji called the U.S. “a broken superpower” when describing its influence in the Arabian Gulf states. Panelists agreed that the East is rising in influence and Arab nations were looking more to Asia for economic interests. 
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
9:21 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE State of the U.S. Housing Market Josh Boak; Pedro Echevarria; Raemeka Mayo Raemeka Mayo and Josh Boak talked about trends in housing construction and housing policy in the ... Raemeka Mayo and Josh Boak talked about trends in housing construction and housing policy in the U.S., including housing starts; construction; home sales; prices, private and public construction spending; and private residential and nonresidential spending, and the housing policies being advocated by President Obama and Mitt Romney.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
11:16 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. LIVE Avoiding Future Financial Crises Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro ... Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro crisis, derivatives regulation, title vii implementation, and the potential for Japan or China to be the next financial crisis. Panelists also spoke about the interconnectedness of markets, including the 1995 market crash in Mexico that triggered crashes in Hong Kong, Hungary, India, and Poland, and how that crash relates to current problems resulting from economic instability in Greece and other small or emerging markets. 12:46 pm ET Approx. 35 min. North Africa and Middle East Unrest Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel ... Panelists talked about issues of importance to American and Arab relations. The first panel concentrated on Syria and the opposition to Assad’s government. The second panel was on the major economic and security challenges facing Libya. After each panel questions were submitted by members of the audience.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Income Over the Last Four Decades Edward Luce; Simon Rosenberg; Robert Shapiro Rob Shapiro outlined the results of his study on Americans' incomes. He found that earnings ... Rob Shapiro outlined the results of his study on Americans' incomes. He found that earnings grew steadily from the 1970s until the the 2000s, when income progress for most people stopped. He attributed the wage stagnation to several factors, including globalization, the information technology revolution, and shifts in policies from the Clinton to the George W. Bush administrations. 
This event was held at NDN headquarters to release Robert Shapiro’s paper titled, “Wage and Salary Growth in the United States: Average Americans Made Steady Progress for Two Generations, Until the Last Decade.”
1:01 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Iowa 4th Congressional District Debate Representative Steve King (R) and former first lady of Iowa Christie Vilsack (D) met in their ... Representative Steve King (R) and former first lady of Iowa Christie Vilsack (D) met in their final debate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District seat. Topics included the Farm Bill, jobs, taxes, abortion, military spending, Iran, a border fence, and political ads. This was a special edition of “Iowa Press” held in the Santa Maria Vineyard and Winery in Carroll, Iowa. 1:22 pm ET Approx. 8 min. LIVE National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon Danny Sebright Danny Sebright made introductory remarks for the keynote speakers during the luncheon sponsored by ... Danny Sebright made introductory remarks for the keynote speakers during the luncheon sponsored by the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council at the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference, held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
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11:27 am 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. 1:18 pm ET Approx. 22 min. LIVE Mitt Romney on Economic Growth and Job Creation Charles Grassley; W. Romney Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames, Iowa. He criticized the economic record and policies of the Obama administration, in his comments saying, “What he did with what he inherited made the problem worse.” He then outlined his five-point plan for economic recovery. The proposal includes the elimination of some programs, increased energy production, increased trade and better enforcement of trade rules, tax reform, and job training improvements.
The Romney campaign referred to this speech as the candidate’s “closing argument.”
1:30 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Democratic Strategy in Wisconsin Mike Tate; Pedro Echevarria Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, ... Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics of discussion included changes in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters, and the impact of Governor Scott Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest.
11:55 am ET Approx. 3 min. Gender Gap in the Presidential Race Jennifer Agiesta; Pedro Echevarria Jennifer Agiesta talked about the new Associated Press poll that found the gender gap in the ... Jennifer Agiesta talked about the new Associated Press poll that found the gender gap in the presidential race had largely disappeared. 1:41 pm ET Approx. 10 min. LIVE Open Phones on Presidential Economic Plans, Part One Bill Scanlan Following Mitt Romney’s Davenport, Iowa, speech on economic growth and job creation, ... Following Mitt Romney’s Davenport, Iowa, speech on economic growth and job creation, telephone lines were open for viewer comments a question related to the economic plans of both Governor Romney and President Obama: “Who has the better plan?” 1:43 pm ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon Speeches John Anthony; Jose Fernandez; Mohamed Tawfik Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik shared his experiences during on his ... Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik shared his experiences during on his country’s revolution the previouis year, and how economic growth would be essential to its future. Then U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez talked about the economic challenges and opportunities in the Middle East.
These were the luncheon keynote address of the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference which was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session Carolyn Maloney; Andrew Walton; Lynn Westmoreland The U.S. House of Representatives convened in a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened in a pro forma session. 1:51 pm ET Approx. 2 min. President Obama Early Voting in Chicago, Part One Barack Obama President Obama spoke to workers at his polling location in Chicago about early ... President Obama spoke to workers at his polling location in Chicago about early voting. During the visit he voted for himself, becoming the first sitting president to cast an early in-person ballot. 2:32 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Middle East Business and Employment Environment Representatives from both U.S. and Middle Eastern organizations talked about how the uncertain ... Representatives from both U.S. and Middle Eastern organizations talked about how the uncertain political situation in many countries was contributing to a lack of investment in the region. 
The forum “Policymaking Opportunities in Business Finance, and Human Resource Edelopment” was part of the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
12:05 pm ET Approx. 57 min. New Mexico Senate Debate Candidates for New Mexico’s Senate seat, Representative Martin Heinrich (D) and former ... Candidates for New Mexico’s Senate seat, Representative Martin Heinrich (D) and former Representative Heather Wilson (R) debated campaign issues in their final debate at Sandia High School in Albuquerque. 
Courtesy of KOB-TV.
1:54 pm ET Approx. 6 min. LIVE Open Phones on Presidential Economic Plans, Part Two Bill Scanlan Following Mitt Romney’s Davenport, Iowa, speech on economic growth and job creation, ... Following Mitt Romney’s Davenport, Iowa, speech on economic growth and job creation, telephone lines were open for viewer comments a question related to the economic plans of both Governor Romney and President Obama: “Who has the better plan?” 3:53 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE U.S. and Arab Strategies Toward Iran Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the ... Panelists discussed the role of Iran’s nuclear program in the geo-political dynamics of the Middle East. Topics included the effectiveness of economic sanctions, the consequences of a military attack on Iran, Israel’s influence in the negotiations, and U.S. strategies in the region.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
1:04 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Arizona 9th Congressional District Debate Candidates for Arizona 9th Congressional District, Vernon Parker (R), Kyrsten Sinema (D), and ... Candidates for Arizona 9th Congressional District, Vernon Parker (R), Kyrsten Sinema (D), and Powell Gammmill (L), debated various campaign issues. Courtesy of KAET-TV. 2:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 2012 Election Forecast Charlie Cook and Amy Walter talked about the 2012 presidential election as well as some of the key ... Charlie Cook and Amy Walter talked about the 2012 presidential election as well as some of the key congressional races. They also discussed the congressional lame duck session. Charlie Cook said despite Mitt Romney’s momentum since the first presidential debate with President Obama, he “hasn’t closed the sale.” Amy Walter in her comments said that the president has a slight edge in the electoral college. 5:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Arab Media on U.S.-Arab Relations Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern ... Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern networks. They also talked about the changing news environment, including the influence of social media.
Then John Duke Anthony delivered a closing summary of the conference.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
1:35 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Prayer Service for George McGovern Family, friends, and colleagues of former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) attended a memorial ... Family, friends, and colleagues of former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) attended a memorial prayer service in his honor. Senator McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential candidate, also helped establish the modern day food stamp program, led the opposition in Congress to the Vietnam War, and brought many well-known figures into politics for the first time, including President Bill Clinton. Speakers included Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD). Recordings of former Ambassador McGovern were played. Music was provided by the band East of Westreville. 3:20 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Ohio Senate Debate Ohio Senate candidates Senator Sherrod Brown (D) and Josh Mandel (R) debated various campaign ... Ohio Senate candidates Senator Sherrod Brown (D) and Josh Mandel (R) debated various campaign issues in their final debate, held at the WCET-TV Studios.
Courtesy of WLWT.
6:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Jim Nussle on the Budget Debate James Nussle; Tom Shoop Former director of the Office of Management and Budget Jim Nussle examined how the national debate ... Former director of the Office of Management and Budget Jim Nussle examined how the national debate on the size and cost of government would affect agencies priorities for years to come. As federal agencies face the prospect of tumbling over the “fiscal cliff,” he talked about how the process would work, what Congress and the administration would be likely to do, and what federal managers needed to prepare for in the rest of 2012 and into 2013. Mr. Nussle was interviewed by Tom Shoop and responded to questions from members of the audience.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. LIVE George McGovern Funeral Service A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold ... A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died on October 17, 2012, at the age of 90. The service included music, slides shows, and many tributes to the former senator who was a decorated World War II bomber pilot, the 1972 Democratic Party nominee for president, and creator of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. The creator of the modern food-stamp program, he was the United Nations ambassador for world hunger and the 2008 recipient of the World Food Prize. 4:16 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Illinois 17th Congressional District Debate Illinois' 17th Congressional District candidates Representative Bobby Schilling (R) and Cheri ... Illinois' 17th Congressional District candidates Representative Bobby Schilling (R) and Cheri Bustos (D) debate campaign issues at Bradley University. 
Courtesy of WTVP.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. National Security, Panel 1 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks by security and legal officials including U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil McBride, former U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia James Robertson along with Kenneth Wainstein who served as the homeland security adviser under President George W. Bush. Fordham’s Center on National Security hosts this event. It’s about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
4:18 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Wisconsin and the 2012 Election Craig Gilbert; Pedro Echevarria Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential ... Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included polling data, the impact of the state’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes.
This was part three of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
5:14 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Utah Senate Debate Orrin Hatch; Scott Howell; David Magleby Utah Senate candidates Orrin Hatch (R) and Scott Howell (D) debated various campaign ... Utah Senate candidates Orrin Hatch (R) and Scott Howell (D) debated various campaign issues. Their only televised debate was hosted by Brigham Young University.
Courtesy of KBYU-TV.
9:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. National Security, Panel 2 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks by various national security reporters and law professors. David McCraw, New York Times assistant general counsel, moderated the discussion. Center on National Security hosts this event.
4:49 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Republican Party Strategy in Wisconsin Pedro Echevarria; Brian Schimming Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics ... Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics included what’s changed in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters and the impact of Governor Walker’s recall election. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:07 pm ET Approx. 57 min. New Mexico Senate Debate Candidates for New Mexico’s Senate seat, Representative Martin Heinrich (D) and former ... Candidates for New Mexico’s Senate seat, Representative Martin Heinrich (D) and former Representative Heather Wilson (R) debated campaign issues in their final debate at Sandia High School in Albuquerque. 
Courtesy of KOB-TV.
10:36 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. National Security, Panel 3 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks former CIA acting general counsel John Rizzo and former Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine. Center on National Security hosts this event. It’s about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
5:16 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Democratic Strategy in Wisconsin Mike Tate; Pedro Echevarria Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, ... Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics of discussion included changes in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters, and the impact of Governor Scott Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest. 7:04 pm ET Approx. 55 min. New York 24th Congressional District Debate New York 24th Congressional District candidates Ann Marie Buerkle (R), Dan Maffei (D), and Green ... New York 24th Congressional District candidates Ann Marie Buerkle (R), Dan Maffei (D), and Green Party candidate Ursala Rozum debated various campaign issues. The current and former representatives of the 25th Congressional District were competing in the 24th District due to redistricting.
Courtesy WCNY.
11:58 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi ... Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the country after the Arab Spring including changes to the judicial system, increasing investments in education, and creating what the ambassador called “a real sense of accountability” to the people in the country. 
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
5:46 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ... Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. Scott Alvarez and Richard Osterman discussed the status of the implementation of the law. Peter Wallison argued that the law went too far, should be repealed, and was stifling economic growth and recovery and creating uncertainty. Dennis Kelleher contended that the law did not make enough reforms. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Mary Schapiro on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Paul Berman; Mary Schapiro Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the ... Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. She talked about the Securities Exchange Commission’s role in the law’s implementation. She stressed the importance of the law’s full implementation, and detailed its regulation of derivatives and consumer protection reforms. After her speech, she answered questions from the audience. 1:02 am ET Approx. 57 min. New Mexico Senate Debate Candidates for New Mexico’s Senate seat, Representative Martin Heinrich (D) and former ... Candidates for New Mexico’s Senate seat, Representative Martin Heinrich (D) and former Representative Heather Wilson (R) debated campaign issues in their final debate at Sandia High School in Albuquerque. 
Courtesy of KOB-TV.
7:09 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Women and the 2012 Election Marcia Greenberger; Judi Levin Marcia Greenberger, founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center talked about ... Marcia Greenberger, founder and co-president of the National Women’s Law Center talked about the role of women in the 2012 election. Among the topics addressed were education and employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security. She responded to questions from the audience. 8:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ... Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. Scott Alvarez and Richard Osterman discussed the status of the implementation of the law. Peter Wallison argued that the law went too far, should be repealed, and was stifling economic growth and recovery and creating uncertainty. Dennis Kelleher contended that the law did not make enough reforms. 2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. National Security, Panel 1 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks by security and legal officials including U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Neil McBride, former U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia James Robertson along with Kenneth Wainstein who served as the homeland security adviser under President George W. Bush. Fordham’s Center on National Security hosts this event. It’s about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Mitt Romney on Economic Growth and Job Creation Charles Grassley; W. Romney Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames, Iowa. He criticized the economic record and policies of the Obama administration, in his comments saying, “What he did with what he inherited made the problem worse.” He then outlined his five-point plan for economic recovery. The proposal includes the elimination of some programs, increased energy production, increased trade and better enforcement of trade rules, tax reform, and job training improvements.
The Romney campaign referred to this speech as the candidate’s “closing argument.”
10:13 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Avoiding Future Financial Crises Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro ... Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro crisis, derivatives regulation, title vii implementation, and the potential for Japan or China to be the next financial crisis. Panelists also spoke about the interconnectedness of markets, including the 1995 market crash in Mexico that triggered crashes in Hong Kong, Hungary, India, and Poland, and how that crash relates to current problems resulting from economic instability in Greece and other small or emerging markets. 3:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. National Security, Panel 2 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks by various national security reporters and law professors. David McCraw, New York Times assistant general counsel, moderated the discussion. Center on National Security hosts this event.
8:35 pm ET Approx. 28 min. Wisconsin and the 2012 Election Craig Gilbert; Pedro Echevarria Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential ... Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included polling data, the impact of the state’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes.
This was part three of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
11:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. European Parliament Debate on Outcome of EU Summit The Presidents of the European Commission and European Council addressed members of Parliament to ... The Presidents of the European Commission and European Council addressed members of Parliament to discuss the outcome of a recent meeting with European leaders. They talked about the need for banking supervision and the proposed creation of a European banking union. Following their remarks, European party leaders responded, largely criticizing the lack of concrete proposals from the summit and calling for more progress on the implementation of the banking union. Members also commented on the European Union receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and the U-K’s role in the E-U. This is the first hour of that debate. 4:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. National Security, Panel 3 Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between ... Fordham Law School in New York City held a day-long conference focusing on the balance between government secrecy, transparency and public access to information. Panelists analyzed the implications of various national security leaks including military drone strikes, enhanced interrogation programs and WikiLeaks. This portion of the conference included remarks former CIA acting general counsel John Rizzo and former Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine. Center on National Security hosts this event. It’s about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
9:03 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Republican Party Strategy in Wisconsin Pedro Echevarria; Brian Schimming Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics ... Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics included what’s changed in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters and the impact of Governor Walker’s recall election. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 12:27 am ET Approx. 46 min. Mary Schapiro on Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Paul Berman; Mary Schapiro Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the ... Mary Schapiro gave the keynote address at a symposium on the status of the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. She talked about the Securities Exchange Commission’s role in the law’s implementation. She stressed the importance of the law’s full implementation, and detailed its regulation of derivatives and consumer protection reforms. After her speech, she answered questions from the audience. 5:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi ... Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the country after the Arab Spring including changes to the judicial system, increasing investments in education, and creating what the ambassador called “a real sense of accountability” to the people in the country. 
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
9:28 pm ET Approx. 24 min. Democratic Strategy in Wisconsin Mike Tate; Pedro Echevarria Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, ... Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics of discussion included changes in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters, and the impact of Governor Scott Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest. 1:16 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ... Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. Scott Alvarez and Richard Osterman discussed the status of the implementation of the law. Peter Wallison argued that the law went too far, should be repealed, and was stifling economic growth and recovery and creating uncertainty. Dennis Kelleher contended that the law did not make enough reforms.
9:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. George McGovern Funeral Service A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold ... A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died on October 17, 2012, at the age of 90. The service included music, slides shows, and many tributes to the former senator who was a decorated World War II bomber pilot, the 1972 Democratic Party nominee for president, and creator of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. The creator of the modern food-stamp program, he was the United Nations ambassador for world hunger and the 2008 recipient of the World Food Prize. 2:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Avoiding Future Financial Crises Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro ... Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro crisis, derivatives regulation, title vii implementation, and the potential for Japan or China to be the next financial crisis. Panelists also spoke about the interconnectedness of markets, including the 1995 market crash in Mexico that triggered crashes in Hong Kong, Hungary, India, and Poland, and how that crash relates to current problems resulting from economic instability in Greece and other small or emerging markets.
11:56 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Mitt Romney on Economic Growth and Job Creation Charles Grassley; W. Romney Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames, Iowa. He criticized the economic record and policies of the Obama administration, in his comments saying, “What he did with what he inherited made the problem worse.” He then outlined his five-point plan for economic recovery. The proposal includes the elimination of some programs, increased energy production, increased trade and better enforcement of trade rules, tax reform, and job training improvements.
The Romney campaign referred to this speech as the candidate’s “closing argument.”
3:44 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. European Parliament Debate on Outcome of EU Summit The Presidents of the European Commission and European Council addressed members of Parliament to ... The Presidents of the European Commission and European Council addressed members of Parliament to discuss the outcome of a recent meeting with European leaders. They talked about the need for banking supervision and the proposed creation of a European banking union. Following their remarks, European party leaders responded, largely criticizing the lack of concrete proposals from the summit and calling for more progress on the implementation of the banking union. Members also commented on the European Union receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and the U-K’s role in the E-U. This is the first hour of that debate.
12:28 am ET Approx. 35 min. Michelle Obama Campaign Event in Las Vegas Michelle Obama First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at an Obama campaign event in Las Vegas. She spoke about the ... First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at an Obama campaign event in Las Vegas. She spoke about the her husband’s character, the education system, the economy, and healthcare. 4:52 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. 2012 Election Outlook Former Pennsylvania officials Governor Ed Rendell (D) and Senator Rick Santorum (R) talked about ... Former Pennsylvania officials Governor Ed Rendell (D) and Senator Rick Santorum (R) talked about the 2012 election
1:06 am ET Approx. 28 min. Wisconsin and the 2012 Election Craig Gilbert; Pedro Echevarria Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential ... Craig Gilbert talked about Wisconsin as a “swing” state in the 2012 presidential election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included polling data, the impact of the state’s U.S. Representative Paul Ryan selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and the recall election of Governor Scott Walker.
“Swing” states are those in which either both major political parties have a strong chance of winning a state’s electoral college votes. As a result both Republican and Democrats campaign more heavily in those states because they represent the best chances to gain electoral votes.
This was part three of a “Washington Journal” series on the ten “swing” or “battleground” states in the 2012 election: Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio.
6:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. George McGovern Funeral Service A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold ... A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died on October 17, 2012, at the age of 90. The service included music, slides shows, and many tributes to the former senator who was a decorated World War II bomber pilot, the 1972 Democratic Party nominee for president, and creator of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. The creator of the modern food-stamp program, he was the United Nations ambassador for world hunger and the 2008 recipient of the World Food Prize.
1:35 am ET Approx. 24 min. Republican Party Strategy in Wisconsin Pedro Echevarria; Brian Schimming Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics ... Brian Schimming talked about Republican ground efforts of Republicans in Wisconsin. Topics included what’s changed in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters and the impact of Governor Walker’s recall election. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
1:59 am ET Approx. 25 min. Democratic Strategy in Wisconsin Mike Tate; Pedro Echevarria Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, ... Mike Tate talked about Democratic strategy in Wisconsin during the last days of the presidential, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics of discussion included changes in the state politically since 2008, key issues for voters, and the impact of Governor Scott Walker’s recall election upon this year’s contest.
2:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. George McGovern Funeral Service A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold ... A funeral service for former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) was held in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died on October 17, 2012, at the age of 90. The service included music, slides shows, and many tributes to the former senator who was a decorated World War II bomber pilot, the 1972 Democratic Party nominee for president, and creator of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs. The creator of the modern food-stamp program, he was the United Nations ambassador for world hunger and the 2008 recipient of the World Food Prize.
4:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations Law Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ... Panelists talked about the scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 2010 financial regulations law. Scott Alvarez and Richard Osterman discussed the status of the implementation of the law. Peter Wallison argued that the law went too far, should be repealed, and was stifling economic growth and recovery and creating uncertainty. Dennis Kelleher contended that the law did not make enough reforms.
5:49 am ET Approx. 31 min. Mitt Romney on Economic Growth and Job Creation Charles Grassley; W. Romney Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at ... Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke about economic recovery and job growth at Kinzler Construction Services in Ames, Iowa. He criticized the economic record and policies of the Obama administration, in his comments saying, “What he did with what he inherited made the problem worse.” He then outlined his five-point plan for economic recovery. The proposal includes the elimination of some programs, increased energy production, increased trade and better enforcement of trade rules, tax reform, and job training improvements.
The Romney campaign referred to this speech as the candidate’s “closing argument.”
6:20 am ET Approx. 36 min. Michelle Obama Campaign Event in Las Vegas Michelle Obama First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at an Obama campaign event in Las Vegas. She spoke about the ... First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at an Obama campaign event in Las Vegas. She spoke about the her husband’s character, the education system, the economy, and healthcare.