C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Open Phones Steven Scully Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s withdrawal for consideration as a replacement for retiring Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. 5:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. NFL Human Growth Hormone Testing Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the ... Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the National Football League (NFL), and the science behind human performance drugs and the health risks. They told the committee that HGH testing was reliable and should begin immediately in the NFL. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus praised the NFL Players Association for agreeing to the testing in 2011, but said “now let’s get on with it,” referring to the process which had been held up in part by the association’s concerns over the method of testing. 6:50 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 41 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.
7:36 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff Nina Olson; Steven Scully Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress ... Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum tax, her job at the IRS as a taxpayer advocate, and the top issues for the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in 2013. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
7:44 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses 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. State Department official Johnnie Carson defended U.S. policy in the region and said that the Obama administration had worked closely with international partners to resolve crises in the region. 10:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Immigrants and the U.S. Economy Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the ... Panelists talked about the impact that admission policies for highly skilled immigrants has on the U.S. economy, specifically policies that are making it increasingly difficult for highly skilled professionals, such as engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs, to enter and remain in the U.S.
8:20 am ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:28 am ET Approx. 27 min. Fiscal Cliff and Proposed Tax Increases Tea party movement activists held a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., ... Tea party movement activists held a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., to reiterate their decision to reject any proposed tax increases as part of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. TheTeaParty.net founder Todd Cefarrati presented over 150,000 petitions in support of not increasing taxes. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 2 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 21, 2012.
9:20 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE U.S. Population Projections William Frey; Jennifer Ortman; Steven Scully Jennifer Ortman and William Frey talked about anticipated U.S. population changes over the next ... Jennifer Ortman and William Frey talked about anticipated U.S. population changes over the next half-century, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Census Bureau released a report with projections showing a considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse nation by 2060. These population projections by age, sex, race and origin, are the first set of population projections based on the 2010 Census. They also discussed policy ramifications of this population growth, including government spending on social programs, immigration, politics, and the effect of the 2008-09 recession.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
10:58 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 41 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. 1:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 1 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 20, 2012.
10:05 am ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Brian Moynihan on the Future of Homeownership Karen Dynan; Brian Moynihan Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and ... Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and the future of homeownership. In remarks he said the housing market was showing signs of “real, sustained recovery” and called for an “orderly transition” that returned the Federal Housing Administration, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to its original focus on helping low and moderate income borrowers. 2:44 pm ET Approx. 54 min. States and Budgets Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal ... Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension systems, infrastructure projects such as recycling bridge beams, and transportation maintenance costs. They also answered questions from the audience following the discussion.
The panel “A Look at the States: Who’s Doing It Right” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
3:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Challenges of the Government Workforce Hal Rainey; Barton Wechsler Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government ... Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic section of the government Professor Rainey called public servants “knights in fragile armor” that are not fully protected from constant criticism. This, and low pay, are among the factors making it hard to attract good people to public service. Professor Rainey warned that institutional knowledge would be lost with the imminent retirement of a large portion of senior management. He used PowerPoint during his presentation and responded to questions from students in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
“Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States and the Symbiosis of Freedom” was part of the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture Series of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
10:57 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
3:39 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Fiscal Cliff and Unemployment Insurance Josh Boak; John McArdle Josh Boak talked about federal extended unemployment benefits and “fiscal cliff” ... Josh Boak talked about federal extended unemployment benefits and “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the difference between state and federal unemployment benefits, funding for unemployment insurance and who qualifies for it, the impact on the economy if benefits are not extended, and potential reforms for unemployment.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
4:12 pm ET Approx. 42 min. U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) talked about U.S. foreign ... Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) talked about U.S. foreign policy. Senator Casey remarked on the fear of chemical weapons in Syria and talked about the administration moving forward to recognize Syrian opposition. He also talked about Iran’s and Hezbollah’s relationship and aid to Syria. Representative Royce said he supports the NDAA amendment that shuts down businesses that have ties to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. He also said he’ll work to stop efforts to diminish sanctions on Iran.
“Congressional Remarks” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
11:42 am ET Approx. 8 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Alternative Minimum Tax Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the ... John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the AMT and the AMT patch, and the impact of a lack of agreement on a patch on taxpayers.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
3:46 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Fiscal Cliff Issues Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes won’t solve all the problems, and called for changes to entitlement spending.
The panel “The Grand Bargain” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
4:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
11:53 am ET Approx. 36 min. Protecting the Infrastructure Harvey Rishikof; Suzanne Spaulding Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against ... Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical deterioration. She mentioned incidents such as a train crash due to aging infrastructure that leaked toxic chemicals into a creek and Hurricane Sandy. Topics included the appropriate role of government and the private sector in addressing these hazards, and increasing trust between government and business.
This breakfast program of the of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security was held at The University Club of Washington, D.C.
4:50 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
5:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Washington Classroom on Past Presidential Nominees Presidential Historian Richard Norton Smith and author Scott Farris talked about past presidential ... Presidential Historian Richard Norton Smith and author Scott Farris talked about past presidential nominees who lost the race to the White House, but significantly impacted American politics. They were guest speakers at a distance learning class and college students in remote classrooms participated. Video clips were shown as well..
12:32 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff Nina Olson; Steven Scully Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress ... Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum tax, her job at the IRS as a taxpayer advocate, and the top issues for the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in 2013. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
5:05 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. 7:25 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Political Instability in Mali Government officials and policy researchers testified on political instability in Mali. They ... Government officials and policy researchers testified on political instability in Mali. They said Mali was battling three interrelated political, security, and humanitarian crises that needed the attention of the U.S and international community.
12:42 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Topics included “fiscal ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Topics included “fiscal cliff” negotiations, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s withdrawal from consideration as secretary of state, and an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 5:49 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Cybersecurity Priorities Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity ... Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave the opening address. He said cybersecurity was an ongoing challenge the U.S. faces every day. He added that in order to address the vulnerabilities effectively there needs to be a public-private partnership. Representative Michael McCaul, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then made opening remarks in a panel discussion. They agreed that information sharing between the government and private sector was critical to identifying threats and best practices. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
1:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. High-Speed Rail Program Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the ... Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the Northeastern United States, which includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. 6:32 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Senator Scott Brown Farewell Speech Scott Brown Senator Scott Brown (D-MA) gave his farewell address to the Senate. Senator Scott Brown (D-MA) gave his farewell address to the Senate. 9:46 pm ET Approx. 55 min. Labor and Employment Law U. W. Clemon; Catessa Malone Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon talked about the state of labor and employment ... Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon talked about the state of labor and employment law. 
Clemon marched with Martin Luther King and was one of the first two african-americans elected to the Alabama Senate since Reconstruction . He fought against Gov. George Wallace 's exclusion of african-american citizens from state boards and agencies and the reinstatement of the death penalty. Jimmy Carter in 1980 appointed Clemon as Alabama’s first african-american federal judge when he nominated him for a seat on the U.S. District Court. He later became the chief judge of the Northern District. He was the trial judge in the Ledbetter v. Goodyear case and in several multi-district cases.
3:02 pm ET Approx. 13 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
6:40 pm ET Approx. 26 min. Senator Lugar Farewell Address and Tribute Dan Coats; Richard Lugar Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) gave his farewell to the Senate after six terms and talked about his ... Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) gave his farewell to the Senate after six terms and talked about his future plans. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) paid tribute to his service. 10:41 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Presidential Inauguration Plans Lamar Alexander; Charles Schumer; Stephen Kerrigan Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke ... Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke from the inaugural ceremony platform at the West Front of the Capitol where public ceremonies would be held Monday, January 21, 2013. Steve Kerrigan spoke about the private swearing-in on Sunday, January 20, 2013..
3:16 pm ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut Barack Obama President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed ... President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, “Our hearts are broken today,” and “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would, as a parent.” He offered condolences to survivors and the families of the victims, and quoted from Scripture to “heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds.” 7:07 pm ET Approx. 36 min. Senator Kent Conrad Farewell Address Kent Conrad Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about the U.S. economy, the government’s role, and the federal budget. 10:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Middle East Security Concerns Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s ... Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s civil war, a constitutional crisis in Egypt, Iran’s push for nuclear capability, the recent Palestinian-Israeli confrontation, and uncertainties about future U.S. and European policy directions.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies event “Middle East Security Concerns: The Next Phase?” was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.
3:20 pm ET Approx. 11 min. LIVE School Shooting in Connecticut Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting that killed at least 26 children and adults. 7:44 pm ET Approx. 16 min. Senator Joe Lieberman Farewell Address Joseph Lieberman Senator Joe Lieberman [I-CT) gave his farewell address to the Senate. Senator Joe Lieberman [I-CT) gave his farewell address to the Senate. 12:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 25th Anniversary of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with ... Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with the Soviet Union. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), led to the destruction of thousands of Europe-based nuclear missiles on both sides. The enevnt marked the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-U.S.S.R summit at which the treaty was signed. Panelists responded to questions from the audience.
3:32 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut Barack Obama President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed ... President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, “Our hearts are broken today,” and “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would, as a parent.” He offered condolences to survivors and the families of the victims, and quoted from Scripture to “heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds.” 8:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Future of Egypt Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution ... Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed Morsi. The draft had resulted in protests by supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Mr. Cook talked about U.S. policy in the region, Mr. Trager gave a detailed explanation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mr. Cohen spoke about his experience as the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt. 1:54 am ET Approx. 5 min. Presidential Inauguration Plans Lamar Alexander; Charles Schumer; Stephen Kerrigan Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke ... Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke from the inaugural ceremony platform at the West Front of the Capitol where public ceremonies would be held Monday, January 21, 2013. Steve Kerrigan spoke about the private swearing-in on Sunday, January 20, 2013..
3:37 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Brian Moynihan on the Future of Homeownership Karen Dynan; Brian Moynihan Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and ... Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and the future of homeownership. In remarks he said the housing market was showing signs of “real, sustained recovery” and called for an “orderly transition” that returned the Federal Housing Administration, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to its original focus on helping low and moderate income borrowers. 9:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Terrorists and Refugee Programs Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of ... Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of refugee programs by terrorists. 2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Cybersecurity Priorities Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity ... Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave the opening address. He said cybersecurity was an ongoing challenge the U.S. faces every day. He added that in order to address the vulnerabilities effectively there needs to be a public-private partnership. Representative Michael McCaul, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then made opening remarks in a panel discussion. They agreed that information sharing between the government and private sector was critical to identifying threats and best practices. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
4:28 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 1 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. 3:45 am ET Approx. 54 min. Labor and Employment Law U. W. Clemon; Catessa Malone Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon talked about the state of labor and employment ... Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon talked about the state of labor and employment law. 
Clemon marched with Martin Luther King and was one of the first two african-americans elected to the Alabama Senate since Reconstruction . He fought against Gov. George Wallace 's exclusion of african-american citizens from state boards and agencies and the reinstatement of the death penalty. Jimmy Carter in 1980 appointed Clemon as Alabama’s first african-american federal judge when he nominated him for a seat on the U.S. District Court. He later became the chief judge of the Northern District. He was the trial judge in the Ledbetter v. Goodyear case and in several multi-district cases.
5:16 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Cybersecurity Priorities Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity ... Steven Knapp opened the inaugural event launching the George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff gave the opening address. He said cybersecurity was an ongoing challenge the U.S. faces every day. He added that in order to address the vulnerabilities effectively there needs to be a public-private partnership. Representative Michael McCaul, the incoming chair of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, then made opening remarks in a panel discussion. They agreed that information sharing between the government and private sector was critical to identifying threats and best practices. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 12:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Future of Egypt Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution ... Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed Morsi. The draft had resulted in protests by supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Mr. Cook talked about U.S. policy in the region, Mr. Trager gave a detailed explanation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mr. Cohen spoke about his experience as the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt. 4:40 am ET Approx. 5 min. Presidential Inauguration Plans Lamar Alexander; Charles Schumer; Stephen Kerrigan Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke ... Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke from the inaugural ceremony platform at the West Front of the Capitol where public ceremonies would be held Monday, January 21, 2013. Steve Kerrigan spoke about the private swearing-in on Sunday, January 20, 2013..
6:59 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut Barack Obama President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed ... President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, “Our hearts are broken today,” and “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would, as a parent.” He offered condolences to survivors and the families of the victims, and quoted from Scripture to “heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds.” 1:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Terrorists and Refugee Programs Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of ... Homeland Security and State Department officials testified at a hearing looking into the abuse of refugee programs by terrorists. 4:47 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Middle East Security Concerns Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s ... Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s civil war, a constitutional crisis in Egypt, Iran’s push for nuclear capability, the recent Palestinian-Israeli confrontation, and uncertainties about future U.S. and European policy directions.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies event “Middle East Security Concerns: The Next Phase?” was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.
7:03 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:22 am ET Approx. 41 min. Universities, Innovation, and the Economy Drew Faust; Neera Tanden Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She ... Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education leadership training for students and teachers, the importance of training science teachers, and other topics. Professor Faust in her remarks said that U.S. immigration problems were both economic development and human rights issues, and stressed the need for legislation such as the DREAM Act. She also answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
6:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 25th Anniversary of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with ... Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with the Soviet Union. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), led to the destruction of thousands of Europe-based nuclear missiles on both sides. The enevnt marked the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-U.S.S.R summit at which the treaty was signed. Panelists responded to questions from the audience.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut Barack Obama President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed ... President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, “Our hearts are broken today,” and “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would, as a parent.” He offered condolences to survivors and the families of the victims, and quoted from Scripture to “heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds.” 4:06 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.
8:06 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Connecticut School Shooting Vigil Michael McBride Gun control advocate Pastor Michael McBride spoke at a candlelight vigil outside the White House ... Gun control advocate Pastor Michael McBride spoke at a candlelight vigil outside the White House in honor of the victims of a shooting that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 6:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Future of Egypt Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution ... Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed Morsi. The draft had resulted in protests by supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Mr. Cook talked about U.S. policy in the region, Mr. Trager gave a detailed explanation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mr. Cohen spoke about his experience as the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt.
8:11 pm ET Approx. 2 min. Newsmakers with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the incoming chair of the House Republican ... Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the incoming chair of the House Republican Conference, talked by video link from the Cannon House Office Building about the “fiscal cliff” and possibilities for Republicans and Democrats to compromise. Other topics included Republican priorities for the next Congress, being a woman in the Republican House leadership, and whether Congress should review gun laws after the deadly shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed her responses.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
8:15 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Brian Moynihan on the Future of Homeownership Karen Dynan; Brian Moynihan Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and ... Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and the future of homeownership. In remarks he said the housing market was showing signs of “real, sustained recovery” and called for an “orderly transition” that returned the Federal Housing Administration, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to its original focus on helping low and moderate income borrowers.
9:07 pm ET Approx. 44 min. Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
9:53 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff Nina Olson; Steven Scully Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress ... Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum tax, her job at the IRS as a taxpayer advocate, and the top issues for the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in 2013. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
10:35 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
11:35 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut Barack Obama President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed ... President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, “Our hearts are broken today,” and “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would, as a parent.” He offered condolences to survivors and the families of the victims, and quoted from Scripture to “heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds.”
11:40 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Connecticut School Shooting Vigil Michael McBride Gun control advocate Pastor Michael McBride spoke at a candlelight vigil outside the White House ... Gun control advocate Pastor Michael McBride spoke at a candlelight vigil outside the White House in honor of the victims of a shooting that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
11:45 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the incoming chair of the House Republican ... Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the incoming chair of the House Republican Conference, talked by video link from the Cannon House Office Building about the “fiscal cliff” and possibilities for Republicans and Democrats to compromise. Other topics included Republican priorities for the next Congress, being a woman in the Republican House leadership, and whether Congress should review gun laws after the deadly shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed her responses.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
11:49 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Brian Moynihan on the Future of Homeownership Karen Dynan; Brian Moynihan Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and ... Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and the future of homeownership. In remarks he said the housing market was showing signs of “real, sustained recovery” and called for an “orderly transition” that returned the Federal Housing Administration, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to its original focus on helping low and moderate income borrowers.
12:41 am ET Approx. 44 min. Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
1:28 am ET Approx. 41 min. Tax Season and the Fiscal Cliff Nina Olson; Steven Scully Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress ... Nina Olson talked about some of the consequences for taxpayers if President Obama and Congress cannot agree on a compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” Other topics included the alternative minimum tax, her job at the IRS as a taxpayer advocate, and the top issues for the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate in 2013. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
2:10 am ET Approx. 56 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Medicare Doc Fix Sarah Kliff; Steven Scully Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, ... Sarah Kliff talked about the “doc fix,” the formula for paying doctors under Medicare, and how it relates to the “fiscal cliff.” She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:08 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Voter Identification Laws Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked ... Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked about voter identification laws in their respective states.
“Ensuring Integrity and Access: Voter ID in 2012 and Beyond” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
4:11 am ET Approx. 53 min. Conservatism in the 113th Congress Arthur Brooks; James Jordan; Stephen Scalise House Republican Study Committee members Representatives Jim Jordan (OH) and Steve Scalise (LA) ... House Republican Study Committee members Representatives Jim Jordan (OH) and Steve Scalise (LA) talked about the committee’s agenda for the 113th Congress and the future of the conservative movement.
5:06 am ET Approx. 51 min. Brian Moynihan on the Future of Homeownership Karen Dynan; Brian Moynihan Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and ... Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and the future of homeownership. In remarks he said the housing market was showing signs of “real, sustained recovery” and called for an “orderly transition” that returned the Federal Housing Administration, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to its original focus on helping low and moderate income borrowers.
5:58 am ET Approx. 44 min. Future of Homeownership Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on ... Housing industry and policy experts talked about the future of homeownership. They focused on the benefits and costs of homeownership and the role of lenders, investors and government policies, such as tax incentives and housing finance subsidies. The panelists also answered questions from audience members.
This event was the second part of a Brookings Institution on lending practices and the future of homeownership.
6:45 am ET Approx. 3 min. Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut Barack Obama President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed ... President Obama spoke about the shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school that killed at least 26 children and adults. President Obama, pausing at times to steady his voice, said, “Our hearts are broken today,” and “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years, and each time I hear the news I react not as a president but as anyone else would, as a parent.” He offered condolences to survivors and the families of the victims, and quoted from Scripture to “heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds.”
6:50 am ET Approx. 5 min. Connecticut School Shooting Vigil Michael McBride Gun control advocate Pastor Michael McBride spoke at a candlelight vigil outside the White House ... Gun control advocate Pastor Michael McBride spoke at a candlelight vigil outside the White House in honor of the victims of a shooting that day at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
6:55 am ET Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the incoming chair of the House Republican ... Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the incoming chair of the House Republican Conference, talked by video link from the Cannon House Office Building about the “fiscal cliff” and possibilities for Republicans and Democrats to compromise. Other topics included Republican priorities for the next Congress, being a woman in the Republican House leadership, and whether Congress should review gun laws after the deadly shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. After the interview the reporters in the studio discussed her responses.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.