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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should spending be tied to ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should spending be tied to increasing the debt limit?” 6:44 am ET Approx. 16 min. Rhode Island Historical Society Library Collections C. Grefe Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director C. Morgan Grefe toured the society ... Rhode Island Historical Society Executive Director C. Morgan Grefe toured the society library’s special collections, which included volumes by and related to Roger Williams, and books printed in 18th and 19th century Rhode Island.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Providence, Rhode Island to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.*The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.
6:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Reshaping the Supreme Court Panelists talked about the nomination process for Supreme Court justices from Earl Warren through ... Panelists talked about the nomination process for Supreme Court justices from Earl Warren through William Rehnquist. Panelists shared their personal experiences with the selection, qualifications and confirmation processes of potential justices. They also talked about the importance of preparing nominees for critical Senate Judiciary hearings. The Richard Nixon Foundation and National Archives co-hosted this event.
7:49 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Legislation Tax Code Changes Nancy Calo; Donald Williamson; Libby Casey Donald Williamson talked about changes to U.S. tax code coming as a result of the passage of the ... Donald Williamson talked about changes to U.S. tax code coming as a result of the passage of the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 (the “fiscal cliff” bill). He explained changes to rates and deductions in 2013 and retroactive changes now going into effect for 2012, and gave an overview of what it means for Americans' taxes. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
7:01 am ET Approx. 50 min. Book Discussion on A Wicked War Amy Greenberg Amy Greenberg, history and women’s studies professor at Penn State University, talked about ... Amy Greenberg, history and women’s studies professor at Penn State University, talked about her book, A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico, in which she recounts the Mexican-American War in 1846. The author talked about President Polk’s decision to go to war and the roles that then Congressman Abraham Lincoln and Henry Clay played in the national debate. Amy Greenberg speaks at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. 7:59 am ET Approx. 1 min. Emancipation Memorial Richard Smith Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, ... Pre-dating the Lincoln Memorial by almost 50 years, the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, DC’s Lincoln Park depicts the 16th president freeing a slave. Designed and sculpted by Thomas Ball, it was funded by money donated by freed African Americans. Frederick Douglass spoke at the monument’s dedication in 1876, and expressed some criticism about its design and symbolism. It is still controversial today.
Historian and author Richard Norton Smith narrates.
8:35 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Legislation Tax Breaks Nancy Calo; Tom Schatz; Libby Casey Thomas Schatz talked about the “fiscal cliff” legislation approved by Congress and ... Thomas Schatz talked about the “fiscal cliff” legislation approved by Congress and what was in the deal, which included tax breaks for NASCAR and plug-in scooters. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
7:52 am ET Approx. 6 min. Book Discussion on Cronkite Douglas Brinkley; Peter Slen History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his biography of long-time CBS “Evening ... History Professor Douglas Brinkley talked about his biography of long-time CBS “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite, who was often referred to as “the most trusted man in America.”
He was interviewed while at the 12th annual National Book Festival, held on the National Mall.
The program began and ended with scenes of the festival and scheduling information.
8:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election Michael Dimock; Marion Orr Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of ... Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of the electorate, and the future of presidential polling. Topics included the 2010 versus. 2012 elections, the changing demographic landscape, and the future of polling.
9:19 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Health Care Law Taxes and Fees Libby Casey; Jay Hancock Jay Hancock talked about increased taxes and news fees in 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act ... Jay Hancock talked about increased taxes and news fees in 2013 as part of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). He explained who would be affected, and the purpose of the fees and taxes. He also reviewed other ways health care would change in 2013,, and he also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series.*Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
8:01 am ET Approx. 27 min. Telecommunicatons Issues in 2013 Technology correspondents Eliza Krigman, Gautham Nagesh, and Brendan Sasso talked about major ... Technology correspondents Eliza Krigman, Gautham Nagesh, and Brendan Sasso talked about major technology and telecommunications issues expected in Congress and Federal Communications Commission policy in 2013. 9:02 am ET Approx. 58 min. Scientific Predictions About the Future Panelists talked about the world envisioned by previous generations, and how things are different ... Panelists talked about the world envisioned by previous generations, and how things are different from that vision today. Greg Benford of the University of California, noted that many predictions about mass transportation have not come true, but the scientists of the mid 20th century also failed to predict the power and influence of the Internet.
10:01 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Democratic Women Candidates in 2012 Elections Anthony Gallo; Stephanie Schriock Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies ... Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies for future elections.*Among other topics she discussed reproduction rights, women in top corporate jobs, and women and the Republican Party.*After her prepared remarks, she answered questions from audience members. 8:29 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. U.S. Role in Global Democratization Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was ... Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was argued that isolationism is not possible in the modern world. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience, including Senator Mikulski. Kathleen Koch moderated.
“The Good Guys? The Special Burden of Democratic Nations” was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
10:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. LIVE U.S. Immigration Enforcement Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on ... Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on the evolution of U.S. immigration enforcement since the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. According to the findings of the report, the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other principle law enforcement agencies combined. As of fiscal year 2011, the nation spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement, nearly 15 times the spending level in 1986. Following their remarks, the panelists took questions from the audience.
11:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Book Discussion on The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone; Brian Rose; Catherine Williams Brooke Gladstone, host of the National Public Radio show On the Media, talked about her ... Brooke Gladstone, host of the National Public Radio show On the Media, talked about her book on the history and influence of the media, The Influencing Machine. She spoke with Fordham University Media Affairs Professor Brian Rose. The event was sponsored by the Center for Communication, and took place at the New York Institute of Technology. 9:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. LIVE Defense Spending and National Security Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of ... Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013.
11:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the ... State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. They spoke about violence from the rebel group M23 which was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed were the role of ivory poaching and U.S. federal budget issues that could limit resources available to assist Congo.
12:59 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Defense Spending and National Security Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of ... Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013.
11:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Breaking Our Addiction to Incarceration Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, ... Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, which addresses systemic problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty, and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. In addition, Gupta is an adjunct clinical professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches and oversees a racial justice litigation clinic 1:12 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2 Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. The rebel group M23 was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed was the effectiveness of the U.N. mission in the Congo.
1:14 pm ET Approx. 27 min. LIVE CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations. 12:50 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Health Care, Insurance and Medicare Bruce Broussard; Hewitt Shaw Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the ... Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the Affordable Care Act (the health care law), new approaches to integrating delivery systems, the benefits of healthy lifestyles, and how health care could help reduce national debt . Among his comments he said the $750 billion per year was wasted on health care. After his speech he answered questions from audience members. 2:34 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 33 min. Afghanistan War Commanders James Huggins; Kimberly Kagan; J. Vowell U.S. Army Major General James L. Huggins, Jr., and then U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Vowell, ... U.S. Army Major General James L. Huggins, Jr., and then U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Vowell, talked about their experiences as commanders in Afghanistan in 2012.
Kimberly Kagan moderated.
The Institute for the Study of War program, “The Surge in Afghanistan: Command Voices,” was held at the Army Navy Club.
1:42 pm ET Approx. 12 min. LIVE Open Phones on CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Nominations Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s nominations of former ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s nominations of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of Defense and Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 2:46 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Political Environment in 2013 John Feehery; Jim Manley; Steven Scully Republican strategist John Freehery and Democratic strategist Jim Manley talked about the ... Republican strategist John Freehery and Democratic strategist Jim Manley talked about the political environment in 2013, the incoming 113th Congress' legislative agenda, and how President Obama might govern in 2013. Topics included Democratic and Republican perspectives on “fiscal cliff” legislation, party division in Congress, and challenges facing House Speaker John Boehner. 5:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack.
1:54 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Q&A with Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel; Brian Lamb Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign ... Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign policies. He spoke his personal life experiences including his military service in Vietnam. Senator Hagel discussed the impact of a conversation, which was played during the program, he had heard first on public radio regarding the Vietnam War between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Senator Richard Russell. He said that a withdrawal from Iraq must not further destabilize the region. Photographs from his life were also shown.
Senator Hagel is in his second term in the U.S. Senate and serves on the Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees.
3:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Polling and the 2012 Presidential Election Michael Dimock; Marion Orr Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of ... Michael Dimock explained his research about the Romney and Obama campaigns, the current makeup of the electorate, and the future of presidential polling. Topics included the 2010 versus. 2012 elections, the changing demographic landscape, and the future of polling. 6:55 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Paul Clement on Supreme Court and Health Care Paul Clement Former Solicitor General Paul Clement spoke about his experience arguing the cases over the ... Former Solicitor General Paul Clement spoke about his experience arguing the cases over the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law. He presented a step by step process of the case as it moved up from the lower courts to the Supreme Court and an in-depth look at the case as it was argued before the Court. He also responded to questions from the audience.
2:17 pm ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding President Obama’s ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, he said he believed the Senate would confirm him, and he defended Chuck Hagel’s position on Iran sanctions. Other topics included the debt ceiling and sequestration. 4:47 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. British Policy on Arms Exports Controls British Foreign Secretary William Hague testified on arms export controls before the British ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague testified on arms export controls before the British Committees on Arms Export Controls. The committee examined a range of issues, including the government’s policy on strategic exports and the licensing of arms exports and other goods. The foreign secretary was asked to update the committee on several issues including the United Kingdom’s arms export policy with Syria and Israel and the implications of the European Union arms embargo on United Kingdom policy. Topics included the possibility of the United States joining in arms control treaties and the use of U.S. use of drones. He was joined by the head of Arms Export Policy Department within the British Foreign Commonwealth Office. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong A memorial service was held for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, ... A memorial service was held for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, who died August 25, 2012. Astronauts Michael Collins and Eugene Cernan, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and former Treasury Secretary John Snow spoke at the ceremony. The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, gave the eulogy. Diana Krall performed Frank Sinatra’s arrangement of the jazz standard “Fly Me to the Moon.”
3:04 pm ET Approx. 28 min. CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations. 5:56 pm ET Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Walter Williams Brian Lamb; Walter Williams Walter Williams discussed his libertarian views. He described growing up in a housing project ... Walter Williams discussed his libertarian views. He described growing up in a housing project and the segregation he confronted in the Army in 1959. The John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, he shared the origins of his teaching endowment from the Olin Foundation and talked about his rigorous expectations for students. He argued that it is “academically dishonest” for professors such as himself to share personal political views in the classroom. He shared his views that Social Security has no “constitutional authority” and is also a bad deal for Americans because the rate of return is very low and it redistributes money form those who have less to those who have more. He also aruged that Americans should be allowed to sell their own organs as an issue of private property rights. He told how he came to be a substitute host for the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh radio show. Mr. Williams has written 10 books and has a syndicated weekly column. 8:27 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.
3:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Book Discussion on America: Our Next Chapter Chuck Hagel Senator Chuck Hagel talked about his book America: Our Next Chapter in which
he stated ...
Senator Chuck Hagel talked about his book America: Our Next Chapter in which
he stated that more should have been done to determine whether invading
Iraq was the right action to take. He also examined America’s position
in the world, and its future from an economic and environmental perspective.
In his remarks he referenced British economist
Arnold Toynbee and echoed Toynbee’s view that whether or not a civilization thrives depends on its
response to challenges. After his talk, Senator Hagel responded to audience members' questions.
6:57 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Q&A with Aida Donald Aida Donald; Brian Lamb Aida Donald, author of Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, discussed how the 33rd ... Aida Donald, author of Citizen Soldier: A Life of Harry S. Truman, discussed how the 33rd president’s early career was characterized by his efforts to remain honest despite the corruption present in local Missouri politics and a video was shown of his “Pickwick Papers.” She also talked about his courtship of Bess Wallace, whom he would later marry. Ms.*Donald recounted Truman’s election to the United States Senate and his nomination to be Franklin Roosevelt’s running mate in the 1944 presidential election. Ms.*Donald discussed his decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II, President Truman’s meeting with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, and the firing of General MacArthur. Video clips of President Truman were shown.*A video clip was shown of her late husband, two time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Herbert Donald, as she talked about his career and the influence they had on each other’s writings. 8:52 pm ET Approx. 26 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.
4:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. U.S. Immigration Enforcement Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on ... Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on the evolution of U.S. immigration enforcement since the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. According to the findings of the report, the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other principle law enforcement agencies combined. As of fiscal year 2011, the nation spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement, nearly 15 times the spending level in 1986. Following their remarks, the panelists took questions from the audience. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Telecommunicatons Issues in 2013 Technology correspondents Eliza Krigman, Gautham Nagesh, and Brendan Sasso talked about major ... Technology correspondents Eliza Krigman, Gautham Nagesh, and Brendan Sasso talked about major technology and telecommunications issues expected in Congress and Federal Communications Commission policy in 2013. 9:20 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
6:12 pm ET Approx. 28 min. CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations. 8:28 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Defense Spending and National Security Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of ... Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013.
10:12 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a ... President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) at the Washington National Cathedral. He died of respiratory complications on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old and was the second longest serving senator in history.
6:44 pm ET Approx. 46 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding President Obama’s ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, he said he believed the Senate would confirm him, and he defended Chuck Hagel’s position on Iran sanctions. Other topics included the debt ceiling and sequestration. 10:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. U.S. Immigration Enforcement Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on ... Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on the evolution of U.S. immigration enforcement since the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. According to the findings of the report, the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other principle law enforcement agencies combined. As of fiscal year 2011, the nation spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement, nearly 15 times the spending level in 1986. Following their remarks, the panelists took questions from the audience. 10:47 pm ET Approx. 38 min. Federal Rental Assistance Programs Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing ... Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 and rental housing assistance programs, and opportunities for improvement.
7:30 pm ET Approx. 28 min. CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations. 11:55 pm ET Approx. 36 min. Democratic Women Candidates in 2012 Elections Anthony Gallo; Stephanie Schriock Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies ... Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies for future elections.*Among other topics she discussed reproduction rights, women in top corporate jobs, and women and the Republican Party.*After her prepared remarks, she answered questions from audience members. 11:27 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 20 min. Financial Industry Regulations Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, which deals with over-the-counter derivatives and swaps market regulations. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said that his agency was making progress in fully implementing the law. Robert Cook testified that the Securities and Exchange Commission was continuing with a complex rule-making process. Then a panel of financial industry stakeholders and representatives testified about concerns such as compliance costs and lack of clarity in the rules and definitions.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the ... Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic inequality. Topics included the electoral process and the ability of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to address the issues important to the movement. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the Ideas Matter series hosted by the Political Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Review.
12:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Defense Spending and National Security Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of ... Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013.
1:48 am ET Approx. 26 min. Memorial Service for Neil Armstrong A memorial service was held for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, ... A memorial service was held for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, who died August 25, 2012. Astronauts Michael Collins and Eugene Cernan, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and former Treasury Secretary John Snow spoke at the ceremony. The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, gave the eulogy. Diana Krall performed Frank Sinatra’s arrangement of the jazz standard “Fly Me to the Moon.”
9:33 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Future of Capitalism Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Daniel Franklin Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more ... Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more inclusive. She talked about ethics in business, improving youth unemployment, job skills and opportunities for women. In her remarks, she said inequality was one of the most important issues facing the U.S and the United Kingdom.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
2:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. U.S. Immigration Enforcement Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on ... Immigration experts gave presentations on elements of a new Migration Policy Institute report on the evolution of U.S. immigration enforcement since the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. According to the findings of the report, the U.S. spends more on immigration enforcement than on all other principle law enforcement agencies combined. As of fiscal year 2011, the nation spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement, nearly 15 times the spending level in 1986. Following their remarks, the panelists took questions from the audience. 2:15 am 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.
9:58 pm ET Approx. 35 min. Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013 Daniel Franklin; Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact ... Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact of technology on society.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
4:01 am ET Approx. 37 min. Democratic Women Candidates in 2012 Elections Anthony Gallo; Stephanie Schriock Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies ... Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies for future elections.*Among other topics she discussed reproduction rights, women in top corporate jobs, and women and the Republican Party.*After her prepared remarks, she answered questions from audience members. 2:41 am ET Approx. 26 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.
10:35 pm ET Approx. 27 min. CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations. 4:39 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Access to Voting in the 2012 Election Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections ... Witnesses testified on access to voting during the 2012 election and the need for protections against efforts to limit or suppress voters. 3:08 am ET Approx. 34 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
11:03 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Q&A with Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel; Brian Lamb Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign ... Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign policies. He spoke his personal life experiences including his military service in Vietnam. Senator Hagel discussed the impact of a conversation, which was played during the program, he had heard first on public radio regarding the Vietnam War between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Senator Richard Russell. He said that a withdrawal from Iraq must not further destabilize the region. Photographs from his life were also shown.
Senator Hagel is in his second term in the U.S. Senate and serves on the Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees.
6:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Breaking Our Addiction to Incarceration Vanita Gupta Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, ... Vanita Gupta, ACLU Deputy Legal Director is also Director of the organization Center for Justice, which addresses systemic problems in the U.S. criminal justice system, including the treatment of prisoners, the death penalty, and the policies of over-incarceration that have led the United States to imprison more people than any other country in the world. In addition, Gupta is an adjunct clinical professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches and oversees a racial justice litigation clinic 4:00 am ET Approx. 32 min. Memorial Service for Senator Daniel Inouye President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a ... President Obama, Vice President Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others attended a memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) at the Washington National Cathedral. He died of respiratory complications on December 17, 2012 at 88 years old and was the second longest serving senator in history.
12:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Occupy Movement and Economic Inequality Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the ... Supporters of the “Occupy Movement” talked about the state and future of the movement. The Occupy Movement began in 2011 as a protest movement against social and economic inequality. Topics included the electoral process and the ability of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to address the issues important to the movement. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
This was an event in the Ideas Matter series hosted by the Political Science Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Review.
4:35 am ET Approx. 38 min. Federal Rental Assistance Programs Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing ... Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 and rental housing assistance programs, and opportunities for improvement.
1:33 am ET Approx. 24 min. Future of Capitalism Lynn Forester de Rothschild; Daniel Franklin Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more ... Lynn Rothschild described the role of capitalism in society and ways to make it more inclusive. She talked about ethics in business, improving youth unemployment, job skills and opportunities for women. In her remarks, she said inequality was one of the most important issues facing the U.S and the United Kingdom.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
5:15 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 20 min. Financial Industry Regulations Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, which deals with over-the-counter derivatives and swaps market regulations. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said that his agency was making progress in fully implementing the law. Robert Cook testified that the Securities and Exchange Commission was continuing with a complex rule-making process. Then a panel of financial industry stakeholders and representatives testified about concerns such as compliance costs and lack of clarity in the rules and definitions.
1:58 am ET Approx. 34 min. Eric Schmidt on Technology and Society in 2013 Daniel Franklin; Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact ... Eric Schmidt talked about new Google innovations, the importance of mobile devices, and the impact of technology on society.
This was part of The Economist’s “World in 2013 Festival,” held in the Altman Building.
2:35 am ET Approx. 27 min. CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations.
3:03 am ET Approx. 55 min. Q&A with Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel; Brian Lamb Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign ... Senator Chuck Hagel was interviewed about his future political plans and U.S. domestic and foreign policies. He spoke his personal life experiences including his military service in Vietnam. Senator Hagel discussed the impact of a conversation, which was played during the program, he had heard first on public radio regarding the Vietnam War between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Senator Richard Russell. He said that a withdrawal from Iraq must not further destabilize the region. Photographs from his life were also shown.
Senator Hagel is in his second term in the U.S. Senate and serves on the Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees.
4:01 am ET Approx. 27 min. Fiscal Cliff Legislation Tax Code Changes Nancy Calo; Donald Williamson; Libby Casey Donald Williamson talked about changes to U.S. tax code coming as a result of the passage of the ... Donald Williamson talked about changes to U.S. tax code coming as a result of the passage of the American Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 (the “fiscal cliff” bill). He explained changes to rates and deductions in 2013 and retroactive changes now going into effect for 2012, and gave an overview of what it means for Americans' taxes. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Defense Spending and National Security Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of ... Robert Hale gave the keynote address at a Brookings Institution forum on the potential effects of Defense Department sequestration budget cuts on national security, including the possibility of lost jobs and decreased military readiness. He talked about how the national debt has also impacted the nation’s security. He outlined three goals to accommodate funding decreases: strategy, more efficient use of funds, and more stability in budget size and process. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Following Mr.Hale, panelists talked about topics including cybersecurity, U.S.-China relations, and European allies, before answering questions from audience members. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. The cuts had been delayed until March 2013.
6:30 am ET Approx. 27 min. CIA Director and Defense Secretary Nominations President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former ... President Obama nominated John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for secretary of defense. He urged the Senate to act quickly on their confirmations.