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2:00 am HT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones John McArdle; Lauren Whittington Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What are your priorities for ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What are your priorities for President Obama’s second term?”
Lauren Whittington was interviewed by phone about House races that were still undecided following Election Day.
12:28 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. Global Health and National Security The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a forum on its new report, Global ... The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a forum on its new report, Global Health as a Bridge to Security, which showed that nations with healthy populations are more likely to be peaceful, prosperous and productive. The panelists focused on on the health challenges for both U.S. military and civilian personnel in responding to health emergencies abroad and the policy considerations in making health and security a center of U.S. foreign policy debate. They also discussed the role of non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and the difficulty in getting adequate funding for foreign aid relief. The program opened with a multimedia presentation and at the end the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 1:19 am HT Approx. 44 min. 2012 Election Economic Issues Panelists, former congressional staff members, talked about economic issues facing the lame-duck ... Panelists, former congressional staff members, talked about economic issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as how they could be addressed by the different membership of the 113th Congress. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 triggered by the debt ceiling agreement if Congress can not reach a new budget agreement.
This was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
2:49 am HT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Future of the Republican Party Fred Barnes; John McArdle Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and ... Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included voter demographics and turnout, comments made by Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, and cultural issues. Mr. Barnes also addressed issues facing the 113th Congress and President Obama in his second term, including the economy and health care. 2:09 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. American Enterprise Institute Post-Election Analysis Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which ... Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which candidates, most important election issues, how soon voters made their ballot decisions, and some of the factors that determined the outcome of the election. 2:08 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Post-Election Analysis Journalists, pollsters and Republican and Democratic Party representatives analyzed the results ... Journalists, pollsters and Republican and Democratic Party representatives analyzed the results and implications of the 2012 elections. Topics included the campaign strategy of President Obama and the Democratic Party, the reluctance of both campaigns reach out to Americans with disabilities despite the fact that one in five citizens had some type of disability, and what the election means for the future. After their discussion, panelists answered questions from the audience. The second panel focused heavily on voter demographics and campaign issues, and the ability of the two parties to work together during the lame-duck and new session of Congress.*Ralph Reed acknowledged that changing demographics were a problem for Republicans and suggested that the party should reach out to the Latino community.
Laszlo Strategies held this forum in the Rayburn House Office Building.
3:33 am HT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Latino Vote in Election 2012 John McArdle; Max Sevillia Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and ... Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and the economy. He also discussed possibilities for immigration reform in the first year of President Obama’s second term, and lessons for Republicans in future elections, most notably immigration. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:01 am HT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Election Analysis Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan ... Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan Glickman posed ten questions, and the panelists then responded. Ron Brownstein in his analysis said the election would be viewed historically as a “milestone,” and that the “single, most telling fact” was that Mitt Romney fared as well as any previous Republican challenger among white voters but still lost. David Wasserman determined that “culture and lifestyle are driving voting, not policy.” Other topics included the shifting demographics of members of the House, young voter and various other demographic trends, and the percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement.
3:14 am HT Approx. 55 min. Senator Schumer on the Fiscal Cliff Charles Schumer Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members ... Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members try to reach a compromise on the “fiscal cliff,” 'the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress agree on a new budget. He also discussed Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York, the tea party movement, the Democratic agenda, and former George W. Bush administration adviser Karl Rove. This was a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel.
4:17 am HT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Voter Demographics and Turnout in Election 2012 David Lauter; John McArdle David Lauter discussed voter turnout in the 2012 election, and how demographic and attitudinal ... David Lauter discussed voter turnout in the 2012 election, and how demographic and attitudinal groups voted, based on exit polls and other data. He talked about the diversity of voters in this election, including the decline of the white vote, the increase of the Latino vote, and the relevance of the female vote,. He also talked about the effect of third-party candidates on the election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. 5:34 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Security Forces in Arab States The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on the state of security forces in Egypt, Tunisia, ... The U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion on the state of security forces in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. All four countries were in some state of political transition with the army, police and intelligence services playing different roles in each. Topics included enforcing civilian control over security forces, dealing with corruption and training options. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
Manal Omar participated by Skype from Cairo.
4:12 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Israeli and Palestinian conflict scholars talked about the future of Palestine. Panelists ... Israeli and Palestinian conflict scholars talked about the future of Palestine. Panelists discussed the economic, social, and humanitarian challenges the Palestinian people face after years of conflict with Israel, focusing on the consequences of U.S. support of Israel with other Arab countries and U.S. media coverage of the conflict.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
5:01 am HT Approx. 45 min. 2012 Election Economic Issues Panelists, former congressional staff members, talked about economic issues facing the lame-duck ... Panelists, former congressional staff members, talked about economic issues facing the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress, as well as how they could be addressed by the different membership of the 113th Congress. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 triggered by the debt ceiling agreement if Congress can not reach a new budget agreement.
This was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
7:34 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term James Jeffrey; Dennis B. Ross; Robert Satloff Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the ... Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their concerns about Egypt’s government. Dennis Ross said that the administration’s sanctions on Iran had been effective but that 2013 would require a more forceful approach to counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions. 5:31 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S.-Saudi Arabia Relations Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi ... Ambassadors John Smith and Mohammed Alhussaini Alsharif talked about the state of U.S.-Saudi Arabia relations. Ambassador Smith talked about moderate reforms taking place in the country after the Arab Spring including changes to the judicial system, increasing investments in education, and creating what the ambassador called “a real sense of accountability” to the people in the country. 
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
5:47 am HT Approx. 32 min. Open Phones John McArdle; Lauren Whittington Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What are your priorities for ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What are your priorities for President Obama’s second term?”
Lauren Whittington was interviewed by phone about House races that were still undecided following Election Day.
9:10 am HT Approx. 55 min. 2012 Election Review Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an ... Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an in-depth look at the demographic breakdown of voter turnout and what the implications of the post-election statistics are on the new political landscape. The panelists agreed that minority voters and changing demographics hurt the Republican Party.
“What Just Happened?” was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
6:34 am HT Approx. 43 min. U.S.-Arab Relations Luncheon Speeches John Anthony; Jose Fernandez; Mohamed Tawfik Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik shared his experiences during on his ... Egypt’s ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed M. Tawfik shared his experiences during on his country’s revolution the previouis year, and how economic growth would be essential to its future. Then U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez talked about the economic challenges and opportunities in the Middle East.
These were the luncheon keynote address of the 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference which was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
6:21 am HT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Speaker Boehner on the Economy and Fiscal Cliff John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He said a Congressional Budget Office report proved that ending the George W. Bush-era tax cuts would hurt the economy. He said he hoped that 2013 would be the year for tax code and Social Security and Medicare reforms. Of immigration, he stated “the president has to lead” and that it is “time to get the job done.” 10:07 am HT Approx. 43 min. Congressional Impact of 2012 Election Panelists analyzed the results of some of the most closely contested congressional races around ... Panelists analyzed the results of some of the most closely contested congressional races around the country.*
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
7:20 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. Taxation of Capital Gains Witnesses testified about U.S. tax policy and the capital gains tax rate in the context of ... Witnesses testified about U.S. tax policy and the capital gains tax rate in the context of comprehensive tax reform.
The maximum capital gains tax rate was 15 percent, as compared to the maximum individual ordinary income tax rate of 35 percent. Absent Congressional action, the maximum statutory capital gains rate would increase to 20 percent on January 1, 2013, while the maximum individual ordinary income tax rate would increase to 39.6 percent. Beginning in 2013, however, an additional 3.8 percent tax would be imposed on net investment income earned by certain individuals. "Net investment income" includes, among other items, capital gains. Furthermore, the 2013 scheduled restoration of the “Pease limitation” on itemized deductions would impose a roughly 1.2 percent marginal rate on capital gains, bringing the top federal rate on capital gains to 25 percent in 2013.
6:33 am HT Approx. 55 min. Senator Schumer on the Fiscal Cliff Charles Schumer Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members ... Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) talked about the lame-duck session of the 112th Congress as members try to reach a compromise on the “fiscal cliff,” 'the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress agree on a new budget. He also discussed Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York, the tea party movement, the Democratic agenda, and former George W. Bush administration adviser Karl Rove. This was a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. 10:52 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. Global Health and National Security The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a forum on its new report, Global ... The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a forum on its new report, Global Health as a Bridge to Security, which showed that nations with healthy populations are more likely to be peaceful, prosperous and productive. The panelists focused on on the health challenges for both U.S. military and civilian personnel in responding to health emergencies abroad and the policy considerations in making health and security a center of U.S. foreign policy debate. They also discussed the role of non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and the difficulty in getting adequate funding for foreign aid relief. The program opened with a multimedia presentation and at the end the panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 9:15 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 39 min. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection ... Richard Cordray gave his semi-annual report to Congress of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In his testimony he said that the CFPB would draft a proposal to address a provision of the Credit CARD Act that required companies to consider an applicant’s ability to pay before issuing a credit card. Among the other issues he addressed were mortgages, overseas money transfers, and the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law.
7:31 am HT Approx. 28 min. Future of the Republican Party Fred Barnes; John McArdle Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and ... Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included voter demographics and turnout, comments made by Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, and cultural issues. Mr. Barnes also addressed issues facing the 113th Congress and President Obama in his second term, including the economy and health care. 12:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. American Enterprise Institute Post-Election Analysis Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which ... Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which candidates, most important election issues, how soon voters made their ballot decisions, and some of the factors that determined the outcome of the election. 11:58 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Presidential Politics with John Anderson Former Representative John Anderson (R-IL), an Independent presidential candidate in the 1980 ... Former Representative John Anderson (R-IL), an Independent presidential candidate in the 1980 election, talked about presidential politics. Video clips were shown, including political commercials and media coverage of the campaigns.
College students in remote classrooms participated in the questioning.
8:00 am HT Approx. 3 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session Patrick Conroy; Andy Harris The U.S. House of Representatives convened in a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened in a pro forma session. 2:23 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Voter Demographics and 2012 Elections Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election ... Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election results. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
Gregory Capelli made luncheon remarks about the education of the work force.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
1:05 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. Powered Wheel Chairs and Medicare Fraud Witnesses testified on prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMD), such as ... Witnesses testified on prior authorization requirements for power mobility devices (PMD), such as wheel chairs, in Medicare. A 2011 inspector general’s report found that 80 percent of PMD claims did not meet Medicare criteria and should not have been paid. Among the topics addressed were aggressive tactics to get doctors' approval for the devices, systematic errors that were later corrected and approved, and a new pilot program aimed at reducing the risk of errors and fraud in the powered wheel chair program.
8:08 am HT Approx. 9 min. LIVE President Obama on the Economy and the Deficit Barack Obama President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He announced that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House to begin negotiations. He said he was open to compromise with Republicans but that “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced.” He reiterated his position that the wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes, saying that the majority of voters agreed with him. 3:01 pm HT Approx. 45 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said ... Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said Jawad, and others talked about American relations with Pakistan as U.S. winds down its involvement in Afghanistan. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 3:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Chancellor Merkel European Parliament Address German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of the European Parliament on solving the ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of the European Parliament on solving the eurozone financial crisis. She talked about Germany’s continued support of the eurozone and warned against the U-K leaving the European Union. Her speech came on the same day she visited British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, where the two leaders discussed the E-U budget and other eurozone matters. Prime Minister Cameron has been outspoken against plans to increase the EU budget. Following the Chancellor’s remarks, she took questions from European Parliament party leaders.
8:17 am HT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Viewers reacted to President Obama’s statement on dealing with the “fiscal ... Viewers reacted to President Obama’s statement on dealing with the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. 3:46 pm HT Approx. 39 min. Iran-Israel Relations Philip Crowley; Dennis B. Ross Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley interviewed former Obama administration Middle East ... Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley interviewed former Obama administration Middle East adviser Dennis Ross. Mr. Ross said 2013 would be a critical year in curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This interview was part of a conference hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 4:54 pm HT Approx. 46 min. Microlending and Entrepreneurship Jessica Jackley; Alexis Madrigal Jessica Jackley, who started the microlending site Kiva, talked about her organization ProFounder, ... Jessica Jackley, who started the microlending site Kiva, talked about her organization ProFounder, which provides tools for small business entrepreneurs to access start-up capital through crowd funding. She was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Microlending and Entrepreneurship” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
8:33 am HT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Speaker Boehner on the Economy and Fiscal Cliff John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He said a Congressional Budget Office report proved that ending the George W. Bush-era tax cuts would hurt the economy. He said he hoped that 2013 would be the year for tax code and Social Security and Medicare reforms. Of immigration, he stated “the president has to lead” and that it is “time to get the job done.” 4:26 pm HT Approx. 57 min. Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in ... Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the the World Affairs Councils of America. 5:42 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Pollsters and the 2012 Election Results Alex Bratty; Charles Cook; Margie Omero Political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic pollster Margi Omergo, and Republican pollster Alex ... Political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic pollster Margi Omergo, and Republican pollster Alex Bratty discussed the many polls and surveys given prior to and after election day. Topics included “Wal-Mart moms” and minority voters in the 2012 presidential elections. Both pollsters agreed that the Republican Party must address the changing demographics in order to survive.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
8:46 am HT Approx. 8 min. President Obama on the Economy and the Deficit Barack Obama President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He announced that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House to begin negotiations. He said he was open to compromise with Republicans but that “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced.” He reiterated his position that the wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes, saying that the majority of voters agreed with him. 5:26 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Texas Politics and Border Security Julian Aguilar; Henry Cuellar; Todd Staples Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the ... Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the Texas-Mexico border. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) is Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. He was joined by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. This was part of the annual Texas Tribune Festival. 6:54 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Voter Demographics and 2012 Elections Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election ... Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election results. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
Gregory Capelli made luncheon remarks about the education of the work force.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
8:57 am HT Approx. 18 min. Voter Demographics and Turnout in Election 2012 David Lauter; John McArdle David Lauter discussed voter turnout in the 2012 election, and how demographic and attitudinal ... David Lauter discussed voter turnout in the 2012 election, and how demographic and attitudinal groups voted, based on exit polls and other data. He talked about the diversity of voters in this election, including the decline of the white vote, the increase of the Latino vote, and the relevance of the female vote,. He also talked about the effect of third-party candidates on the election, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communication. 6:24 pm HT Approx. 44 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said ... Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said Jawad, and others talked about American relations with Pakistan as U.S. winds down its involvement in Afghanistan. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 7:30 pm HT Approx. 33 min. Congressional Agenda for President Obama's Second Term Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in ... Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in light of the 2012 election results. Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao questioned President Obama’s math in his tax increase proposal, saying that it would not close the debt gap.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
9:15 am HT Approx. 54 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the “fiscal ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 triggered by the debt ceiling agreement if Congress can not reach a new budget agreement. During the briefing, news broke that CIA Director David Petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. Shortly after this, President Obama released a statement accepting his resignation. 7:10 pm HT Approx. 39 min. Iran-Israel Relations Philip Crowley; Dennis B. Ross Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley interviewed former Obama administration Middle East ... Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley interviewed former Obama administration Middle East adviser Dennis Ross. Mr. Ross said 2013 would be a critical year in curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This interview was part of a conference hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 8:07 pm HT Approx. 52 min. African-American Voters and the 2012 Election David Bositis; Ralph Everett One day after the 2012 presidential election, David Bositis talked about the impact of the ... One day after the 2012 presidential election, David Bositis talked about the impact of the African-American vote during the 2012 election and examined what the outcome of the election could mean for minority communities in the U.S. His studies said that President Obama’s margin of victory came from the black vote in the swing state of Ohio. He responded to questions from members of the audience at the a luncheon meeting at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
10:12 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Election Analysis Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan ... Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan Glickman posed ten questions, and the panelists then responded. Ron Brownstein in his analysis said the election would be viewed historically as a “milestone,” and that the “single, most telling fact” was that Mitt Romney fared as well as any previous Republican challenger among white voters but still lost. David Wasserman determined that “culture and lifestyle are driving voting, not policy.” Other topics included the shifting demographics of members of the House, young voter and various other demographic trends, and the percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement.
7:49 pm HT Approx. 57 min. Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in ... Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the the World Affairs Councils of America. 9:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Chancellor Merkel European Parliament Address German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of the European Parliament on solving the ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of the European Parliament on solving the eurozone financial crisis. She talked about Germany’s continued support of the eurozone and warned against the U-K leaving the European Union. Her speech came on the same day she visited British Prime Minister David Cameron in London, where the two leaders discussed the E-U budget and other eurozone matters. Prime Minister Cameron has been outspoken against plans to increase the EU budget. Following the Chancellor’s remarks, she took questions from European Parliament party leaders.
11:41 am HT Approx. 54 min. Future of Penn State University Rodney Erickson; Theresa Werner Penn State President Rodney Erickson talked about actions the university had taken in response to ... Penn State President Rodney Erickson talked about actions the university had taken in response to its mishandling of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse crimes. He detailed plans to refocus the university and change campus culture to prevent a similar incident from occurring, including the hiring of a federal law compliance coordinator, ethics training, and an athletics integrity agreement with the NCAA. He also answered written questions from audience members. 8:49 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Texas Politics and Border Security Julian Aguilar; Henry Cuellar; Todd Staples Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the ... Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the Texas-Mexico border. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) is Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. He was joined by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. This was part of the annual Texas Tribune Festival. 10:53 pm HT Approx. 46 min. Microlending and Entrepreneurship Jessica Jackley; Alexis Madrigal Jessica Jackley, who started the microlending site Kiva, talked about her organization ProFounder, ... Jessica Jackley, who started the microlending site Kiva, talked about her organization ProFounder, which provides tools for small business entrepreneurs to access start-up capital through crowd funding. She was interviewed by Alexis Madrigal and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Microlending and Entrepreneurship” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
12:37 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Lame-Duck Session and the Fiscal Cliff Billy House Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on ... Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on issues relating to the “fiscal cliff” the impending automatic tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. 9:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Arab Media on U.S.-Arab Relations Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern ... Members of the Arab media remarked on how they view the U.S. while reporting for Middle Eastern networks. They also talked about the changing news environment, including the influence of social media.
Then John Duke Anthony delivered a closing summary of the conference.
The 21st Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference was held by the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
11:42 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Pollsters and the 2012 Election Results Alex Bratty; Charles Cook; Margie Omero Political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic pollster Margi Omergo, and Republican pollster Alex ... Political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic pollster Margi Omergo, and Republican pollster Alex Bratty discussed the many polls and surveys given prior to and after election day. Topics included “Wal-Mart moms” and minority voters in the 2012 presidential elections. Both pollsters agreed that the Republican Party must address the changing demographics in order to survive.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
2:18 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Latino Vote in Election 2012 John McArdle; Max Sevillia Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and ... Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and the economy. He also discussed possibilities for immigration reform in the first year of President Obama’s second term, and lessons for Republicans in future elections, most notably immigration. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 11:07 pm HT Approx. 34 min. National Security Issues in 2013 Paula Dobriansky; Stephen Hadley Former George W. Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley talks about national security ... Former George W. Bush national security adviser Stephen Hadley talks about national security issues in 2013. He argued that getting America’s fiscal house in order should be our top priority and that without it we can’t promote our interests internationally. Mr. Hadley was part of a national security conference Friday hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 12:54 am HT Approx. 36 min. Voter Demographics and 2012 Elections Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election ... Panelists analyzed the impact of various voter demographics on the 2012 election results. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
Gregory Capelli made luncheon remarks about the education of the work force.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
3:00 pm HT Approx. 8 min. President Obama on the Economy and the Deficit Barack Obama President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He announced that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House to begin negotiations. He said he was open to compromise with Republicans but that “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced.” He reiterated his position that the wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes, saying that the majority of voters agreed with him. 11:41 pm HT Approx. 44 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said ... Former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, former Afghan ambassador to the U.S. Said Jawad, and others talked about American relations with Pakistan as U.S. winds down its involvement in Afghanistan. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America. 1:30 am HT Approx. 33 min. Congressional Agenda for President Obama's Second Term Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in ... Panelists previewed the congressional agenda and Congress' relationship with President Obama in light of the 2012 election results. Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao questioned President Obama’s math in his tax increase proposal, saying that it would not close the debt gap.
“The Day After: The 2012 Election Debrief” was held by the National Journal in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Atrium Ballroom.
3:10 pm HT Approx. 11 min. House Speaker Boehner on the Economy and Fiscal Cliff John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He said a Congressional Budget Office report proved that ending the George W. Bush-era tax cuts would hurt the economy. He said he hoped that 2013 would be the year for tax code and Social Security and Medicare reforms. Of immigration, he stated “the president has to lead” and that it is “time to get the job done.” 12:26 am HT Approx. 39 min. Iran-Israel Relations Philip Crowley; Dennis B. Ross Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley interviewed former Obama administration Middle East ... Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley interviewed former Obama administration Middle East adviser Dennis Ross. Mr. Ross said 2013 would be a critical year in curtailing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This interview was part of a conference hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America.
3:22 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Lame-Duck Session and the Fiscal Cliff Billy House Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on ... Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on issues relating to the “fiscal cliff” the impending automatic tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. 1:06 am HT Approx. 57 min. Political Unrest in Syria and Egypt Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in ... Professors Marc Lynch, Jen’nan Read and Shibley Telhami discussed the ongoing violence in Syria and challenges in Egypt after the revolution. This was part of a national security conference hosted by the the World Affairs Councils of America.
3:28 pm HT Approx. 53 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the “fiscal ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 triggered by the debt ceiling agreement if Congress can not reach a new budget agreement. During the briefing, news broke that CIA Director David Petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. Shortly after this, President Obama released a statement accepting his resignation.
4:24 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Election Analysis Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan ... Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan Glickman posed ten questions, and the panelists then responded. Ron Brownstein in his analysis said the election would be viewed historically as a “milestone,” and that the “single, most telling fact” was that Mitt Romney fared as well as any previous Republican challenger among white voters but still lost. David Wasserman determined that “culture and lifestyle are driving voting, not policy.” Other topics included the shifting demographics of members of the House, young voter and various other demographic trends, and the percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement.
5:53 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Future of the Republican Party Fred Barnes; John McArdle Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and ... Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included voter demographics and turnout, comments made by Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, and cultural issues. Mr. Barnes also addressed issues facing the 113th Congress and President Obama in his second term, including the economy and health care.
6:35 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Latino Vote in Election 2012 John McArdle; Max Sevillia Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and ... Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and the economy. He also discussed possibilities for immigration reform in the first year of President Obama’s second term, and lessons for Republicans in future elections, most notably immigration. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
7:20 pm HT Approx. 8 min. President Obama on the Economy and the Deficit Barack Obama President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He announced that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House to begin negotiations. He said he was open to compromise with Republicans but that “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced.” He reiterated his position that the wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes, saying that the majority of voters agreed with him.
7:29 pm HT Approx. 11 min. House Speaker Boehner on the Economy and Fiscal Cliff John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He said a Congressional Budget Office report proved that ending the George W. Bush-era tax cuts would hurt the economy. He said he hoped that 2013 would be the year for tax code and Social Security and Medicare reforms. Of immigration, he stated “the president has to lead” and that it is “time to get the job done.”
7:41 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Lame-Duck Session and the Fiscal Cliff Billy House Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on ... Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on issues relating to the “fiscal cliff” the impending automatic tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
7:47 pm HT Approx. 53 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the “fiscal ... Jay Carney gave the daily White House briefing. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 triggered by the debt ceiling agreement if Congress can not reach a new budget agreement. During the briefing, news broke that CIA Director David Petraeus had resigned due to an extramarital affair. Shortly after this, President Obama released a statement accepting his resignation.
8:44 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Bipartisan Policy Center Post-Election Analysis Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan ... Political analysts and pollsters analyzed voter turnout and impact in the 2012 election. Dan Glickman posed ten questions, and the panelists then responded. Ron Brownstein in his analysis said the election would be viewed historically as a “milestone,” and that the “single, most telling fact” was that Mitt Romney fared as well as any previous Republican challenger among white voters but still lost. David Wasserman determined that “culture and lifestyle are driving voting, not policy.” Other topics included the shifting demographics of members of the House, young voter and various other demographic trends, and the percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement.
10:13 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Future of the Republican Party Fred Barnes; John McArdle Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and ... Fred Barnes discussed the future of the Republican Party in the wake of 2012 election losses, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included voter demographics and turnout, comments made by Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, and cultural issues. Mr. Barnes also addressed issues facing the 113th Congress and President Obama in his second term, including the economy and health care.
10:55 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Latino Vote in Election 2012 John McArdle; Max Sevillia Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and ... Max Sevilla talked about the issues that drove Latino voter support, including unemployment and the economy. He also discussed possibilities for immigration reform in the first year of President Obama’s second term, and lessons for Republicans in future elections, most notably immigration. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
11:39 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. American Enterprise Institute Post-Election Analysis Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which ... Panelists talked about 2012 voter blocs. Topics included which groups voted for which candidates, most important election issues, how soon voters made their ballot decisions, and some of the factors that determined the outcome of the election.
1:30 am HT Approx. 9 min. President Obama on the Economy and the Deficit Barack Obama President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases ... President Obama made a statement about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He announced that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House to begin negotiations. He said he was open to compromise with Republicans but that “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced.” He reiterated his position that the wealthiest citizens should pay more in taxes, saying that the majority of voters agreed with him.
1:39 am HT Approx. 11 min. House Speaker Boehner on the Economy and Fiscal Cliff John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the ... House Speaker John Boehner spoke to reporters about resolving the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. He said a Congressional Budget Office report proved that ending the George W. Bush-era tax cuts would hurt the economy. He said he hoped that 2013 would be the year for tax code and Social Security and Medicare reforms. Of immigration, he stated “the president has to lead” and that it is “time to get the job done.”
1:51 am HT Approx. 5 min. Congressional Lame-Duck Session and the Fiscal Cliff Billy House Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on ... Billy House spoke by phone about House Republicans position on working with President Obama on issues relating to the “fiscal cliff” the impending automatic tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.