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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Steven Scully Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the removal of the ban on women in combat ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the removal of the ban on women in combat roles. Ryan Grim also spoke by phone about the deal between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to retain the silent filibuster.  6:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. History of the Debt Limit Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past ... Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the debt limit is reached. They also addressed congressional options such as Social Security and Medicare reforms, the sources of national debt, tax revenue, and the consequences of reducing the debt too quickly. 6:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief and Recovery Speakers talked about their respective organizations and how they took part in the Hurricane Sandy ... Speakers talked about their respective organizations and how they took part in the Hurricane Sandy recovery and relief efforts, illustrated with PowerPoint and pictures from before and after the hurricane. House Appropriations Subcommittee Staff Director Keiffer talked about the Stafford Act and why it was no longer a viable option for disaster funding The United States Leadership Forum hosted this discussion in Washington, D.C.
7:50 am ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE Republicans and President Obama's Second Term William Kristol; Steven Scully William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss ... William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss second term. Topics included Republican strategies in the 2012 election and future elections, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and his speech at the Republican National Committee winter meeting, possible changes to the electoral college system, and the Republican agenda for President Obama’s second term. 8:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. Congressional Gun Violence Task Force Meeting Witnesses testified on comprehensive steps that Congress could take to reduce gun violence while ... Witnesses testified on comprehensive steps that Congress could take to reduce gun violence while respecting Second Amendment rights. A House Democratic task force on reducing gun violence held a meeting Wednesday. Improving background checks for gun buyers and providing mental health counseling to students were a large part of the discussion. This was the second meeting held by the task force. 7:58 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Reconstruction State and local officials affected by Hurricane Sandy took part in a forum on the next steps in ... State and local officials affected by Hurricane Sandy took part in a forum on the next steps in the recovery effort. They were joined by representatives of relief organizations in gaving an assessment of current recovery situation. Mayor Ed Johnson said the main issue is housing for both renters and homeowners. Panelists from private industry discussed how their businesses are part of the recovery and relief efforts. Topics included the need for careful planning and the decision process for the allocation of relief funds. The U.S. Leadership Forum hosted this discussion in Washington, D.C.
8:47 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE State of Gay Rights in the U.S. Kevin Cathcart; Steven Scully Kevin Cathcart talked about the state of gay rights in the U.S. and how the LGBT (lesbian, gay, ... Kevin Cathcart talked about the state of gay rights in the U.S. and how the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community was reacting to President Obama’s call for equal rights in his inauguration speech. Topics included Rhode Island’s acknowledgement of marriage equality, regional and generational differences in views on marriage equality, President Obama’s inaugural address, gay rights in other countries, and upcoming marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court. 10:34 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 2 min. House Hearing on Benghazi Consulate Attack Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The secretary faced questions about why there were not more security assets on the ground prior to the attack and why the Obama administration initially attributed the violence to an anti-Muslim video produced in the U.S.
Part 2 is continued in program identification number 310545-101.
11:58 am ET Approx. 41 min. Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Lackland Air Force Base Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland ... Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. General Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, said the service was committed to getting rid of sexual misconduct within its ranks and the problem had become a “cancer” for the Air Force. General Edward Rice provided an update on the investigation. The second panel included first-hand accounts of being sexually assaulted from retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Cindy McNally and former Air Force Technical Sergeant Jennifer Norris. David Lisak spoke about his work as a forensic consultant on rape cases in the military.
9:31 am ET Approx. 31 min. LIVE Impact of Drought on Food Prices Charles Abbott; Hubert Hamer; Steven Scully Hubert Hamer and Charles Abbott talked about the effect of ongoing drought on the nation’s ... Hubert Hamer and Charles Abbott talked about the effect of ongoing drought on the nation’s economy. They discussed the agricultural sector, food prices and production, imports and exports, federal subsidy and crop insurance programs, and renewable fuels such as ethanol. They also discussed how the drought was affecting the latest farm bill.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
1:42 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. State of Mental Health Care System Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health ... Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health care system, with a focus on relationships between mental health and gun violence in the wake of the December 2012 shootings at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. The hearing examined the mental health system and barriers to providing mental health care. 
In the first panel, administrators talked about changes in the health care system. Pamela Hyde said that the U.S. mental health system has huge gaps in services that prevent people with mental illnesses from receiving treatment. In the second panel mental health practitioners gave examples of community situations. Topics included the stigma associated with mental health and the importance of employment and peer support, and that that mental Illness is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Panelists also highlighted how current funds could be better spent better and obstacles to getting mental health services to those in need.
12:44 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Greek Economic Challenges William Antholis; Domenico Lombardi; Alexis Tsipras Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic ... Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s economy and economic challenges. Greece had been in an economic crisis since 2009 and dependent on international monetary loans to rescue its economy. He criticized the austerity measures set by the European Union and added that the European Union needed radical changes and "a rational reconsideration of review and strategy". Other topics included Greece’s foreign policy and relationships with other countries, including the U.S. and Israel. After opening remarks, he was interviewed by Mr. Antholis and Mr. Lombardi. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
Mr. Tsipras spoke in Greek, with simultaneous translation.
10:02 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. LIVE Race and President Obama's Second Term Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 ... Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago and what disparities remained at the start of President Obama’s second term. He used the Lincoln Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s bible during his inauguration. Race, History, and Obama’s Second Term was an event hosted by The New America Foundation and the Washington Monthly magazine. 3:09 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 48 min. Secretary of State Nomination Hearing Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the ... Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testified about his nomination as secretary of state. Among the topics he addressed were Iran’s nuclear weapon program, Afghanistan, and the civil war in Syria. In his opening statement he urged bipartisanship to promote U.S. leadership on matters such as food and energy security and climate change. He also answered questions about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements on the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. Regarding Afghanistan, he said the turnover of U.S. operations in that country was on target to happen in Spring 2013. He was introduced by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of State Clinton, and Senator John McCain. 2:10 pm ET Approx. 47 min. Networking and Careers Denyce Graves; Susan Lyne; Katharine Weymouth Opera singer Denyce Graves and Susan Lyne, chair of the online retailer Gilt Groupe, talked about ... Opera singer Denyce Graves and Susan Lyne, chair of the online retailer Gilt Groupe, talked about using networking to advance their careers. This program was part of a Washington Post forum on women in leadership.
12:09 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Open Phones Steven Scully Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the removal of the ban on women in combat ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the removal of the ban on women in combat roles. Ryan Grim also spoke by phone about the deal between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to retain the silent filibuster.  6:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Senator Coats on U.S. Foreign Policy Dan Coats; Charles Lane Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, ... Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, talked about the impact of the federal budget and debt concerns on U.S. foreign policy objectives. He said that fiscal issues would make it difficult to persuade the public that taxpayer dollars were being used efficiently as foreign aid. 3:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion ... The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and advocacy groups on recommendations for more clarity in Ireland’s abortion laws. In this panel, maternity doctors and health professionals testified on abortion law in Ireland. Doctors told committee members that “there is a degree of legal uncertainty” and recommended new laws that were “workable and practical” and protected the rights of doctors.
12:12 pm ET Approx. 12 min. LIVE President Obama Names White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew; Denis McDonough; Barack Obama President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House ... President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House chief of staff. He was accompanied by Mr. McDonough and by Chief of Staff Jacob Lew. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Arrival at St. John's Episcopal Church Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden and their families were seen ... President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden and their families were seen arriving at St.*John’s Episcopal Church where they attended a service on the morning of their second inauguration ceremony. 4:59 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Britain's Role in the European Union David Cameron Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about Britain’s relationship with the European Union ... Prime Minister David Cameron spoke about Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU). He pledged to have a referendum on membership if his Conservative Party was elected to power in the next term. He added that “it was time for the British people to have their say” on Europe. He outlined a framework for a new relationship with Europe, which included more flexibility, democratic accountability and “giving power back to member states.”
12:26 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Senator Coats on U.S. Foreign Policy Dan Coats; Charles Lane Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, ... Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, talked about the impact of the federal budget and debt concerns on U.S. foreign policy objectives. He said that fiscal issues would make it difficult to persuade the public that taxpayer dollars were being used efficiently as foreign aid. 8:05 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Departure from St. John's Episcopal Church Barack Obama President Obama and his family were seen leaving St. John’s Episcopal Church where they ... President Obama and his family were seen leaving St. John’s Episcopal Church where they attended a service on the morning of his second inauguration ceremony and returning to the White House. 5:48 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included his speech from earlier in the day in which he outlined his government’s position on Britain’s role in the European Union. He also answered questions about the G8 agenda, combating hunger, and funding for local governments.
1:15 pm ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Republican National Committee Winter Meeting Member Elections Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his ... Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his position. He talked about the current state of the Republican Party and outlined a strategy and focus for the future that included a consistent effort to welcome minority voters. The business of the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee continued with officer elections and the release of committee reports at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. 8:12 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Compilation Events of the morning were shown through President Obama’s second inaugural ... Events of the morning were shown through President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. Events shown included the president’s departure from the White House and motorcade to the ceremony, other arrivals at the ceremony, musical performances, a poetry reading, prayers, the oaths of office for president and vice president, a military salute, and the inaugural address, . 6:26 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Education System Reform Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State ... Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately compare standardized test scores across the country and internationally. They also discussed the need and importance of training and providing support for teachers in the initiative. David Coleman challenged the initiative on the grounds that the program was a costly “mediocre” program that would not prepare students for college. Panelists answered questions from the audience about the cost to states of the program, room the possibility for extended programs such as summer school, and competency-based instruction.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session Patrick Conroy; Andy Harris The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. 10:42 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Congressional Inaugural Luncheon President Obama and Vice President Biden attended a luncheon in the U.S. Capitol following their ... President Obama and Vice President Biden attended a luncheon in the U.S. Capitol following their swearing-in ceremony. As the official party departed the luncheon, they stopped briefly at a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 27 min. Governor Jindal at Republican National Committee Meeting Bobby Jindal; Reince Priebus Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) was a keynote dinner speaker at the Republican National ... Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) was a keynote dinner speaker at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting at the Westin Charlotte Hotel. He emphasized changes the Republican Party needed to make in order to win elections, saying that the party did not need to change their values but might need to change everything else and to “recalibrate the compass of conservatism.” He also urged a shift in attention away from Capitol Hill to the real world.
2:04 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE March For Life Footage was shown of activists marching from the March for Life rally on the National Mall toward ... Footage was shown of activists marching from the March for Life rally on the National Mall toward the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. 11:11 pm ET Approx. 12 min. 2013 Presidential Inaugural Review of Troops and Motorcade Following the public inauguration ceremony and congressional luncheon, President Obama reviewed ... Following the public inauguration ceremony and congressional luncheon, President Obama reviewed the troops from the East Front of the U.S. Capitol before the official motorcade returned to the White House. During the motorcade President and Mrs. Obama, as well as Vice President and Mrs. Biden, left the vehicle to walk and greet the crowd along Pennsylvania Avenue. 8:28 pm ET Approx. 17 min. Republican National Committee Winter Meeting Member Elections Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his ... Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his position. He talked about the current state of the Republican Party and outlined a strategy and focus for the future that included a consistent effort to welcome minority voters. The business of the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee continued with officer elections and the release of committee reports at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
4:23 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Sexual Misconduct Allegations at Lackland Air Force Base Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland ... Witnesses testified on allegations of sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. General Mark Welsh, Air Force chief of staff, said the service was committed to getting rid of sexual misconduct within its ranks and the problem had become a “cancer” for the Air Force. General Edward Rice provided an update on the investigation. The second panel included first-hand accounts of being sexually assaulted from retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Cindy McNally and former Air Force Technical Sergeant Jennifer Norris. David Lisak spoke about his work as a forensic consultant on rape cases in the military. 11:24 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Obama at Commander-in-Chief's Ball President Obama appeared at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington ... President Obama appeared at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. He spoke to the guests, including active duty and reserve service members, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors. Major General Robert Abrams, commanding general of the Third Infantry Division, and five other warriors spoke by video link from Kandahar, Afghanistan. Then President and Mrs. Obama danced as Jennifer Hudson sang. They also danced with service members. 8:46 pm ET Approx. 40 min. State of Gay Rights in the U.S. Kevin Cathcart; Steven Scully Kevin Cathcart talked about the state of gay rights in the U.S. and how the LGBT (lesbian, gay, ... Kevin Cathcart talked about the state of gay rights in the U.S. and how the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community was reacting to President Obama’s call for equal rights in his inauguration speech. Topics included Rhode Island’s acknowledgement of marriage equality, regional and generational differences in views on marriage equality, President Obama’s inaugural address, gay rights in other countries, and upcoming marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court.
5:04 pm ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE Representative Cotton on Challenges Facing Conservatives Thomas Cotton; Elizabeth Fitton; Jay Nordlinger Representative Tom Cotton (R-AK) talked about the future of conservatism. The newly-elected ... Representative Tom Cotton (R-AK) talked about the future of conservatism. The newly-elected congressman talked about his background and conservative roots and his positions on issues including immigration, same-sex marriage, abortion, and the role of government. He was interviewed at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel. 11:41 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Future of Republican Party David Cook; Foster Friess Foster Freiss talked about the last presidential election and the Republican party’s future ... Foster Freiss talked about the last presidential election and the Republican party’s future at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. In response to a question about gay marriage, Mr. Friess said “They’re people just like you and I. I’m not here to judge people. We need protect gays from Sharia law "so they can "travel to Iran and Afghanistan without fear of losing their lives.” 9:27 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Republicans and President Obama's Second Term William Kristol; Steven Scully William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss ... William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss second term. Topics included Republican strategies in the 2012 election and future elections, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and his speech at the Republican National Committee winter meeting, possible changes to the electoral college system, and the Republican agenda for President Obama’s second term.
5:51 pm ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Conservative Pro-Life Panel A panel of pro-life advocates talked about their range of positions on the politics surrounding ... A panel of pro-life advocates talked about their range of positions on the politics surrounding the issue, including the new federal health care law, upcoming court cases, and some of the challenges that the anti-abortion movement faces. 
“Can Politics be Hospitable to Life?” was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
12:44 am ET Approx. 5 min. Arrival at St. John's Episcopal Church Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden and their families were seen ... President and Mrs. Obama and Vice President and Mrs. Biden and their families were seen arriving at St.*John’s Episcopal Church where they attended a service on the morning of their second inauguration ceremony. 10:23 pm ET Approx. 25 min. California State of the State Address Edmund Brown Governor Jerry Brown (D) delivered his annual state of the state address at a joint session in the ... Governor Jerry Brown (D) delivered his annual state of the state address at a joint session in the Statehouse. He called on state lawmakers to work on education reform, high speed rail and trade investments with China.
Courtesy of California Broadcaster’s Association.
6:32 pm ET Approx. 10 min. President Obama Names White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew; Denis McDonough; Barack Obama President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House ... President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House chief of staff. He was accompanied by Mr. McDonough and by Chief of Staff Jacob Lew. 12:49 am ET Approx. 5 min. Departure from St. John's Episcopal Church Barack Obama President Obama and his family were seen leaving St. John’s Episcopal Church where they ... President Obama and his family were seen leaving St. John’s Episcopal Church where they attended a service on the morning of his second inauguration ceremony and returning to the White House. 10:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Greek Economic Challenges William Antholis; Domenico Lombardi; Alexis Tsipras Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic ... Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s economy and economic challenges. Greece had been in an economic crisis since 2009 and dependent on international monetary loans to rescue its economy. He criticized the austerity measures set by the European Union and added that the European Union needed radical changes and "a rational reconsideration of review and strategy". Other topics included Greece’s foreign policy and relationships with other countries, including the U.S. and Israel. After opening remarks, he was interviewed by Mr. Antholis and Mr. Lombardi. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
Mr. Tsipras spoke in Greek, with simultaneous translation.
6:45 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Future of Republican Party David Cook; Foster Friess Foster Freiss talked about the last presidential election and the Republican party’s future ... Foster Freiss talked about the last presidential election and the Republican party’s future at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. In response to a question about gay marriage, Mr. Friess said “They’re people just like you and I. I’m not here to judge people. We need protect gays from Sharia law "so they can "travel to Iran and Afghanistan without fear of losing their lives.” 12:55 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Compilation Events of the morning were shown through President Obama’s second inaugural ... Events of the morning were shown through President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony. Events shown included the president’s departure from the White House and motorcade to the ceremony, other arrivals at the ceremony, musical performances, a poetry reading, prayers, the oaths of office for president and vice president, a military salute, and the inaugural address, . 12:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party ... Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party leaders spoke at the committee’s winter meeting on their agenda and challenges for the 113th Congress.
6:49 pm ET Approx. 54 min. Republicans and President Obama's Second Term William Kristol; Steven Scully William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss ... William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss second term. Topics included Republican strategies in the 2012 election and future elections, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and his speech at the Republican National Committee winter meeting, possible changes to the electoral college system, and the Republican agenda for President Obama’s second term. 3:26 am ET Approx. 29 min. Congressional Inaugural Luncheon President Obama and Vice President Biden attended a luncheon in the U.S. Capitol following their ... President Obama and Vice President Biden attended a luncheon in the U.S. Capitol following their swearing-in ceremony. As the official party departed the luncheon, they stopped briefly at a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. 2:01 am ET Approx. 27 min. Governor Jindal at Republican National Committee Meeting Bobby Jindal; Reince Priebus Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) was a keynote dinner speaker at the Republican National ... Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) was a keynote dinner speaker at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting at the Westin Charlotte Hotel. He emphasized changes the Republican Party needed to make in order to win elections, saying that the party did not need to change their values but might need to change everything else and to “recalibrate the compass of conservatism.” He also urged a shift in attention away from Capitol Hill to the real world.
7:44 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Silent Filibuster Rule Ryan Grim; Steven Scully Ryan Grim spoke by phone about the deal struck between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and ... Ryan Grim spoke by phone about the deal struck between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to retain the silent filibuster. The deal lessens the time allowed for debate after a cloture vote (30 hours to 4 hours) and implements other changes, but the majority party must still reach 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. 3:55 am ET Approx. 12 min. 2013 Presidential Inaugural Review of Troops and Motorcade Following the public inauguration ceremony and congressional luncheon, President Obama reviewed ... Following the public inauguration ceremony and congressional luncheon, President Obama reviewed the troops from the East Front of the U.S. Capitol before the official motorcade returned to the White House. During the motorcade President and Mrs. Obama, as well as Vice President and Mrs. Biden, left the vehicle to walk and greet the crowd along Pennsylvania Avenue. 2:28 am ET Approx. 17 min. Republican National Committee Winter Meeting Member Elections Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his ... Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke after he was re-elected to his position. He talked about the current state of the Republican Party and outlined a strategy and focus for the future that included a consistent effort to welcome minority voters. The business of the annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee continued with officer elections and the release of committee reports at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
7:50 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE Charles Krauthammer on Challenges Facing Conservatism Charles Krauthammer; Richard Lowry Charles Krauthammer talked about the future of conservatism. He talked about the 2012 ... Charles Krauthammer talked about the future of conservatism. He talked about the 2012 election, his views on why Mitt Romney lost and why conservative principles are key to future Republican victories. He also talked about his life and career as he was interviewed by Rich Lowry at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel. 4:07 am ET Approx. 15 min. Obama at Commander-in-Chief's Ball President Obama appeared at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington ... President Obama appeared at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. He spoke to the guests, including active duty and reserve service members, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors. Major General Robert Abrams, commanding general of the Third Infantry Division, and five other warriors spoke by video link from Kandahar, Afghanistan. Then President and Mrs. Obama danced as Jennifer Hudson sang. They also danced with service members. 2:46 am ET Approx. 40 min. State of Gay Rights in the U.S. Kevin Cathcart; Steven Scully Kevin Cathcart talked about the state of gay rights in the U.S. and how the LGBT (lesbian, gay, ... Kevin Cathcart talked about the state of gay rights in the U.S. and how the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community was reacting to President Obama’s call for equal rights in his inauguration speech. Topics included Rhode Island’s acknowledgement of marriage equality, regional and generational differences in views on marriage equality, President Obama’s inaugural address, gay rights in other countries, and upcoming marriage equality cases before the Supreme Court.
9:11 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. LIVE Challenges Facing Conservatives Panel Panelists held a free-ranging discussion on the future of conservatism, including the results of ... Panelists held a free-ranging discussion on the future of conservatism, including the results of the 2012 campaigns.
This was a “Night Owl” session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
4:25 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Future of Republican Party David Cook; Foster Friess Foster Freiss talked about the last presidential election and the Republican party’s future ... Foster Freiss talked about the last presidential election and the Republican party’s future at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. In response to a question about gay marriage, Mr. Friess said “They’re people just like you and I. I’m not here to judge people. We need protect gays from Sharia law "so they can "travel to Iran and Afghanistan without fear of losing their lives.” 3:27 am ET Approx. 55 min. Republicans and President Obama's Second Term William Kristol; Steven Scully William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss ... William Kristol talked about Republican congressional strategy for President' Obama’ss second term. Topics included Republican strategies in the 2012 election and future elections, Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and his speech at the Republican National Committee winter meeting, possible changes to the electoral college system, and the Republican agenda for President Obama’s second term.
10:34 pm ET Approx. 12 min. President Obama Names White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew; Denis McDonough; Barack Obama President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House ... President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House chief of staff. He was accompanied by Mr. McDonough and by Chief of Staff Jacob Lew. 5:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Senator Coats on U.S. Foreign Policy Dan Coats; Charles Lane Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, ... Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, talked about the impact of the federal budget and debt concerns on U.S. foreign policy objectives. He said that fiscal issues would make it difficult to persuade the public that taxpayer dollars were being used efficiently as foreign aid. 4:23 am ET Approx. 25 min. California State of the State Address Edmund Brown Governor Jerry Brown (D) delivered his annual state of the state address at a joint session in the ... Governor Jerry Brown (D) delivered his annual state of the state address at a joint session in the Statehouse. He called on state lawmakers to work on education reform, high speed rail and trade investments with China.
Courtesy of California Broadcaster’s Association.
10:48 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Vice President Biden Roundtable on Gun Safety Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden and other officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on reducing gun ... Vice President Joe Biden and other officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on reducing gun violence that included experts who worked on gun safety issues after the Virginia Tech shootings. After the discussion in the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons they spoke to the media. 6:33 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. State of Mental Health Care System Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health ... Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health care system, with a focus on relationships between mental health and gun violence in the wake of the December 2012 shootings at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school. The hearing examined the mental health system and barriers to providing mental health care. 
In the first panel, administrators talked about changes in the health care system. Pamela Hyde said that the U.S. mental health system has huge gaps in services that prevent people with mental illnesses from receiving treatment. In the second panel mental health practitioners gave examples of community situations. Topics included the stigma associated with mental health and the importance of employment and peer support, and that that mental Illness is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Panelists also highlighted how current funds could be better spent better and obstacles to getting mental health services to those in need.
4:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Greek Economic Challenges William Antholis; Domenico Lombardi; Alexis Tsipras Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic ... Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s economy and economic challenges. Greece had been in an economic crisis since 2009 and dependent on international monetary loans to rescue its economy. He criticized the austerity measures set by the European Union and added that the European Union needed radical changes and "a rational reconsideration of review and strategy". Other topics included Greece’s foreign policy and relationships with other countries, including the U.S. and Israel. After opening remarks, he was interviewed by Mr. Antholis and Mr. Lombardi. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
Mr. Tsipras spoke in Greek, with simultaneous translation.
10:54 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. March for Life Rally Members of Congress and anti-abortion activists spoke at the annual “March for Life” ... Members of Congress and anti-abortion activists spoke at the annual “March for Life” rally, marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States. The annual rally was held on the National Mall. At the conclusion, the activists marched to the Supreme Court steps. 
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Representative *Dan Lipinski (D-IL) spoke by pre-recorded video. Tributes to Nellie Gray, the founder of March for Life who died in August 2012, included a four-minute video and a prayer intoned by orthodox bishops. The National Anthem was performed by Sounds of Liberty from Liberty University.
6:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party ... Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party leaders spoke at the committee’s winter meeting on their agenda and challenges for the 113th Congress.
12:18 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Race and President Obama's Second Term Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 ... Panelists talked about racial progress since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago and what disparities remained at the start of President Obama’s second term. He used the Lincoln Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s bible during his inauguration. Race, History, and Obama’s Second Term was an event hosted by The New America Foundation and the Washington Monthly magazine.
2:24 am ET Approx. 41 min. Representative Cotton on Challenges Facing Conservatives Thomas Cotton; Elizabeth Fitton; Jay Nordlinger Representative Tom Cotton (R-AK) talked about the future of conservatism. The newly-elected ... Representative Tom Cotton (R-AK) talked about the future of conservatism. The newly-elected congressman talked about his background and conservative roots and his positions on issues including immigration, same-sex marriage, abortion, and the role of government. He was interviewed at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
3:05 am ET Approx. 39 min. Conservative Pro-Life Panel A panel of pro-life advocates talked about their range of positions on the politics surrounding ... A panel of pro-life advocates talked about their range of positions on the politics surrounding the issue, including the new federal health care law, upcoming court cases, and some of the challenges that the anti-abortion movement faces. 
“Can Politics be Hospitable to Life?” was a session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.
3:47 am ET Approx. 12 min. President Obama Names White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew; Denis McDonough; Barack Obama President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House ... President Obama named Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be his next White House chief of staff. He was accompanied by Mr. McDonough and by Chief of Staff Jacob Lew.
3:59 am ET Approx. 4 min. Vice President Biden Roundtable on Gun Safety Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden and other officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on reducing gun ... Vice President Joe Biden and other officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on reducing gun violence that included experts who worked on gun safety issues after the Virginia Tech shootings. After the discussion in the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons they spoke to the media.
4:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. March for Life Rally Members of Congress and anti-abortion activists spoke at the annual “March for Life” ... Members of Congress and anti-abortion activists spoke at the annual “March for Life” rally, marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States. The annual rally was held on the National Mall. At the conclusion, the activists marched to the Supreme Court steps. 
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Representative *Dan Lipinski (D-IL) spoke by pre-recorded video. Tributes to Nellie Gray, the founder of March for Life who died in August 2012, included a four-minute video and a prayer intoned by orthodox bishops. The National Anthem was performed by Sounds of Liberty from Liberty University.
5:31 am ET Approx. 4 min. Vice President Biden Roundtable on Gun Safety Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden and other officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on reducing gun ... Vice President Joe Biden and other officials spoke at a roundtable discussion on reducing gun violence that included experts who worked on gun safety issues after the Virginia Tech shootings. After the discussion in the Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons they spoke to the media.
5:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Challenges Facing Conservatives Panel Panelists held a free-ranging discussion on the future of conservatism, including the results of ... Panelists held a free-ranging discussion on the future of conservatism, including the results of the 2012 campaigns.
This was a “Night Owl” session at the National Review Institute the “Future of Conservatism” Summit held at the Omni Hotel.