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2:00 am HT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on the leaked Justice Department memo justifying drone ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the leaked Justice Department memo justifying drone strikes against U.S. citizens overseas. Politico.com correspondent Josh Gerstein spoke by phone about the memo. 2:00 am HT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill. 1:44 am HT Approx. 55 min. John Sopko on Afghanistan's Reconstruction Robert Lamb; John Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the ... Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the specific goals of the inspector general and outlined seven key questions facing the U.S. concerning the future of Afghanistan reconstruction efforts. His quarterly report, released on January 30, 2013, showed that the U.S. government has appropriated almost $90 billion to rebuild Afghanistan was critical of how that money was spent, including over $7 million on a largely unused building for the Afghan police and nearly $1 billion in fuel possibly purchased from Iran. Special Inspector General Sopko responded to questions from members of the audience.
2:01 am HT Approx. 12 min. LIVE Justice Department Position on Drone Strikes Greta Brawner; Josh Gerstein Josh Gerstein spoke by phone about the leaked Justice Department memo justifying drone strikes ... Josh Gerstein spoke by phone about the leaked Justice Department memo justifying drone strikes against U.S. citizens overseas. 2:36 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Annual Economic Forecast Economic advisers to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama talked about the future of the ... Economic advisers to Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama talked about the future of the U.S. economy, health care, education, and entitlement policies. They responded to questions from the audience. 2:40 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia.
2:49 am HT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Representative Michael Burgess on Sequestration Michael Burgess; Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the sequestration budget cuts that were ... Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the sequestration budget cuts that were scheduled to begin on March 1 unless Congress agreed otherwise, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications..*Republicans insist on entitlement reform to avoid the cuts, while Democrats want revenue raisers.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were rdelayed until March 1, 2013.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:47 am HT Approx. 41 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation. 3:44 am HT Approx. 44 min. Senator Murkowski on Energy Policy Lisa Murkowski Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to reporters on her energy plan titled, “Energy 20/20: A ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to reporters on her energy plan titled, “Energy 20/20: A Vision for America’s Energy Future.” It includes drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as well as approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
3:24 am HT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Representative Henry Waxman on Climate Change Policy Greta Brawner; Henry Waxman Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) talked about his commitment to advocating for new climate ... Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) talked about his commitment to advocating for new climate change policies and his efforts to change laws through either congressional or presidential leadership.*He also explained his reasons for creating a Bicameral Climate Change Task Force and what he hopes it could do in 2013. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:29 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. LIVE Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
4:33 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. LIVE Science and Technology Enterprise Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic ... Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and supports the economy. They cautioned against cutting research and development funding, and recommended changes to immigration laws and a more corporate-friendly environment. Ms. Jackson in her testimony gave an example of federal funds being used to regenerate an injured soldier’s muscle tissue by implanting gel-based therapy from pig bladders.
4:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 5:53 am HT Approx. 12 min. LIVE House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in favor of sequestration but would oppose a delay in automatic budget cuts without spending cuts and reforms. Questions included the budget and sequestration, the postal service’s decision to eliminate Saturday letter delivery, and immigration reform.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
6:16 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Meeting to Make America Work Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City ... Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City to unveil the group’s new bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. The caucus hopes to make a statement during the President’s upcoming State of the Union Address by wearing orange pins on their lapels. Among other musical offerings, No Labels Co-Chair Jon Huntsman’s daughters sang “God Bless America.” Senators Heller and Ayotte and Representative Kingston participated by pre-recorded video messages. Other videos were shown.
“Meeting to Make America Work” was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
5:50 am HT Approx. 8 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 6:07 am HT Approx. 1 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill. 8:12 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Retirement Savings Retirement specialists testified on the state of workers' retirement funds. According to a ... Retirement specialists testified on the state of workers' retirement funds. According to a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee study, the difference between what Americans had saved for retirement and what they should have was $6.6 trillion, and half the population had under $10,000 in savings. Committee Chair Harkin spoke about his proposal for a privately retirement plan that would make it easier for employers to offer retirement plans without additional risk. Witnesses recommended automatic enrollments in work-based plans and increased contributions, especially as people age. Other topics included simplifying the system and financial literacy education.
5:59 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House voted on the Require a Plan Act. The House voted on the Require a Plan Act. 6:08 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
9:45 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. National Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Conference Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about ... Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about institutional bias and racism, and recommendations for addressing it within the educational and criminal justice systems. This event was the closing plenary session of the annual legislative conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held in Washington, DC. It was moderated by author, professor and radio talk show host Michael Eric Dyson.
8:49 am HT Approx. 12 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in favor of sequestration but would oppose a delay in automatic budget cuts without spending cuts and reforms. Questions included the budget and sequestration, the postal service’s decision to eliminate Saturday letter delivery, and immigration reform.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
7:32 am HT Approx. 58 min. LIVE Health Care Policy and the States Gary Herbert; Thomas Miller Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ... Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ongoing disputes with the federal government over the 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He said that although he did not support the ACA, it was the law of the land and that states “must deal with it.” He described Utah’s health exchanges, based on a free marketplace with consumers deciding the coverage that works best for them. He outlined aspects of the ACA that Utah would not comply with, including not enforcing the individual mandate, administering Medicaid through the health exchange, and the tax credit through the exchange. 12:03 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination Sally Jewell; Barack Obama; Ken Salazar President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks.
9:02 am HT Approx. 3 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
8:33 am HT Approx. 15 min. Gun Trafficking Legislation A bipartisan group of House members spoke to reporters about their bill, the Gun Trafficking ... A bipartisan group of House members spoke to reporters about their bill, the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013. The legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal crime and impose stronger penalties for “straw purchasers” who buy guns for convicted felons and others who are prohibited from buying guns on their own.
This is a portion of the news conference.
12:06 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Women in Combat, Past Integration Efforts Women who’ve served in the U.S. military discuss their experiences and challenges, and ... Women who’ve served in the U.S. military discuss their experiences and challenges, and comment on the Pentagon recently lifting its ban on women in combat. They were joined by women who’ve served in Canadian and Norwegian military. The event was hosted by the Stockholm Institute and the Service Women’s Action Network.
9:06 am HT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination Sally Jewell; Barack Obama; Ken Salazar President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks. 8:48 am HT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about ... Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed President Obama’s plan to avoid the cuts.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
1:07 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Women in Combat, Implications of Full Integration Panelists talked about the implications of the removal of the ban on women in ... Panelists talked about the implications of the removal of the ban on women in combat. Panelists included an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued the Pentagon over the ban, a law professor, and a legislative assistant who gave the congressional perspective. T he event was hosted by the Stockholm Institute and the Service Women’s Action Network.
9:22 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
9:21 am HT Approx. 3 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
2:10 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Facial Recognition Technology and Privacy A panel of speakers from the public and private sectors talked about facial recognition technology ... A panel of speakers from the public and private sectors talked about facial recognition technology and the privacy issues that arise as this technology becomes widespread. 
“Facing the Policy Issues of Facial Recognition Technology” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
10:35 am HT Approx. 32 min. Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about ... Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed President Obama’s plan to avoid the cuts.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
9:28 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
3:00 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 16 min. Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the ... Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance.
11:10 am HT Approx. 2 min. Saturday Mail Delivery Patrick Donahoe Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail ... Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail delivery on Saturdays beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays. He explained the financial situation of the Postal Service and the necessity of this projected $2 billion a year savings. Questions from reporters at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., concentrated on the expected reaction in Congress and from unions and customers, and how the Postal Service would find additional savings. 11:13 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2 Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of the program before the committee recessed for a floor vote.
5:18 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill.
11:13 am HT Approx. 12 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in favor of sequestration but would oppose a delay in automatic budget cuts without spending cuts and reforms. Questions included the budget and sequestration, the postal service’s decision to eliminate Saturday letter delivery, and immigration reform.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
12:58 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Panel Discussion on the Eurozone Crisis At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Prime Ministers of Italy, Ireland, Denmark ... At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Prime Ministers of Italy, Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands talked about Europe’s future and ways to solve the current eurozone financial crisis. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny described the past two years in Ireland as a “hurricane” but was confident the eurozone would recover. The leaders also focused on trade relations with Japan and the United States, as well as the UK decision to hold a future referendum on membership within the European Union. Financial Times editor Lionel Barber hosted this event. The World Economic Forum is an annual event held in Davos, Switzerland attended by thousands of global leaders from government, business, economics and philanthropy. 5:20 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Future of the European Union French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the ... French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the future of the European Union. He also answered questions from European party leaders.
11:26 am HT Approx. 3 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
1:57 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 7:06 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill.
11:31 am HT Approx. 59 min. Health Care Policy and the States Gary Herbert; Thomas Miller Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ... Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ongoing disputes with the federal government over the 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He said that although he did not support the ACA, it was the law of the land and that states “must deal with it.” He described Utah’s health exchanges, based on a free marketplace with consumers deciding the coverage that works best for them. He outlined aspects of the ACA that Utah would not comply with, including not enforcing the individual mandate, administering Medicaid through the health exchange, and the tax credit through the exchange. 3:01 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Health Care Policy and the States Gary Herbert; Thomas Miller Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ... Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ongoing disputes with the federal government over the 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He said that although he did not support the ACA, it was the law of the land and that states “must deal with it.” He described Utah’s health exchanges, based on a free marketplace with consumers deciding the coverage that works best for them. He outlined aspects of the ACA that Utah would not comply with, including not enforcing the individual mandate, administering Medicaid through the health exchange, and the tax credit through the exchange. 7:40 pm HT Approx. 34 min. Maryland State of the State Address Michael Busch; Martin O'Malley Governor Martin O’Malley gave his annual state of the state address to a joint session of ... Governor Martin O’Malley gave his annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. He focused on creating more jobs in Maryland and boasted his state’s success in entrepreneurship and innovation. He also called for the repeal of the death penalty and tougher gun control laws.
Courtesy of Maryland Public Television.
12:31 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination Sally Jewell; Barack Obama; Ken Salazar President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks. 4:01 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
8:16 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the ... Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance.
12:35 pm HT Approx. 38 min. Saturday Mail Delivery Patrick Donahoe Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail ... Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail delivery on Saturdays beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays. He explained the financial situation of the Postal Service and the necessity of this projected $2 billion a year savings. Questions from reporters at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., concentrated on the expected reaction in Congress and from unions and customers, and how the Postal Service would find additional savings. 4:06 pm HT Approx. 53 min. Deborah Hersman on Transportation Safety David Cook; Deborah Hersman Deborah Hersman talked about transportation safety and challenges at a Christian Science ... Deborah Hersman talked about transportation safety and challenges at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She announced that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would hold a press conference the following day on its investigation into Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner fleet. All 50 of Boeing’s 787 fleet had been grounded due to battery failures and other glitches. Other topics included reducing driver distraction and the use of in-vehicle technology to reduce highway deaths. When asked about rumors that she was among the candidates to replace Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, she said she was focused on her current position. 10:34 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill.
1:17 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill. 5:00 pm HT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 10:35 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Future of the European Union French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the ... French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the future of the European Union. He also answered questions from European party leaders.
1:19 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Science and Technology Enterprise Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic ... Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and supports the economy. They cautioned against cutting research and development funding, and recommended changes to immigration laws and a more corporate-friendly environment. Ms. Jackson in her testimony gave an example of federal funds being used to regenerate an injured soldier’s muscle tissue by implanting gel-based therapy from pig bladders. 5:08 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Science and Technology Enterprise Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic ... Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and supports the economy. They cautioned against cutting research and development funding, and recommended changes to immigration laws and a more corporate-friendly environment. Ms. Jackson in her testimony gave an example of federal funds being used to regenerate an injured soldier’s muscle tissue by implanting gel-based therapy from pig bladders. 12:22 am HT Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill.
3:00 pm HT Approx. 37 min. Saturday Mail Delivery Patrick Donahoe Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail ... Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail delivery on Saturdays beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays. He explained the financial situation of the Postal Service and the necessity of this projected $2 billion a year savings. Questions from reporters at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., concentrated on the expected reaction in Congress and from unions and customers, and how the Postal Service would find additional savings. 6:48 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Saturday Mail Delivery Patrick Donahoe Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail ... Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail delivery on Saturdays beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays. He explained the financial situation of the Postal Service and the necessity of this projected $2 billion a year savings. Questions from reporters at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., concentrated on the expected reaction in Congress and from unions and customers, and how the Postal Service would find additional savings. 12:56 am HT Approx. 34 min. Maryland State of the State Address Michael Busch; Martin O'Malley Governor Martin O’Malley gave his annual state of the state address to a joint session of ... Governor Martin O’Malley gave his annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. He focused on creating more jobs in Maryland and boasted his state’s success in entrepreneurship and innovation. He also called for the repeal of the death penalty and tougher gun control laws.
Courtesy of Maryland Public Television.
3:41 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination Sally Jewell; Barack Obama; Ken Salazar President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks. 6:52 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Health Care Policy and the States Gary Herbert; Thomas Miller Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ... Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ongoing disputes with the federal government over the 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He said that although he did not support the ACA, it was the law of the land and that states “must deal with it.” He described Utah’s health exchanges, based on a free marketplace with consumers deciding the coverage that works best for them. He outlined aspects of the ACA that Utah would not comply with, including not enforcing the individual mandate, administering Medicaid through the health exchange, and the tax credit through the exchange. 1:32 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Science and Technology Enterprise Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic ... Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and supports the economy. They cautioned against cutting research and development funding, and recommended changes to immigration laws and a more corporate-friendly environment. Ms. Jackson in her testimony gave an example of federal funds being used to regenerate an injured soldier’s muscle tissue by implanting gel-based therapy from pig bladders.
3:58 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
7:52 pm HT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience.
5:12 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about ... Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed President Obama’s plan to avoid the cuts.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
8:00 pm HT Approx. 53 min. Deborah Hersman on Transportation Safety David Cook; Deborah Hersman Deborah Hersman talked about transportation safety and challenges at a Christian Science ... Deborah Hersman talked about transportation safety and challenges at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She announced that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would hold a press conference the following day on its investigation into Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner fleet. All 50 of Boeing’s 787 fleet had been grounded due to battery failures and other glitches. Other topics included reducing driver distraction and the use of in-vehicle technology to reduce highway deaths. When asked about rumors that she was among the candidates to replace Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, she said she was focused on her current position.
5:46 pm HT Approx. 12 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in favor of sequestration but would oppose a delay in automatic budget cuts without spending cuts and reforms. Questions included the budget and sequestration, the postal service’s decision to eliminate Saturday letter delivery, and immigration reform.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
8:56 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Science and Technology Enterprise Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic ... Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and supports the economy. They cautioned against cutting research and development funding, and recommended changes to immigration laws and a more corporate-friendly environment. Ms. Jackson in her testimony gave an example of federal funds being used to regenerate an injured soldier’s muscle tissue by implanting gel-based therapy from pig bladders.
6:01 pm HT Approx. 37 min. Saturday Mail Delivery Patrick Donahoe Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail ... Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail delivery on Saturdays beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays. He explained the financial situation of the Postal Service and the necessity of this projected $2 billion a year savings. Questions from reporters at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., concentrated on the expected reaction in Congress and from unions and customers, and how the Postal Service would find additional savings. 10:38 pm HT Approx. 48 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation.
6:42 pm HT Approx. 13 min. Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination Sally Jewell; Barack Obama; Ken Salazar President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks. 11:27 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
6:59 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
11:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
8:13 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about ... Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed President Obama’s plan to avoid the cuts.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
12:57 am HT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience.
8:48 pm HT Approx. 12 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He said he was not in favor of sequestration but would oppose a delay in automatic budget cuts without spending cuts and reforms. Questions included the budget and sequestration, the postal service’s decision to eliminate Saturday letter delivery, and immigration reform.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
1:06 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 2 At a hearing on immigration reform proposals witnesses testified on how current immigration laws ... At a hearing on immigration reform proposals witnesses testified on how current immigration laws were being enforced. 
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of program 310814-2, before the committee recessed.
9:01 pm HT Approx. 30 min. House Leaders on the Legislative Agenda Eric Cantor; Steny Hoyer Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) discussed the House agenda ... Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) discussed the House agenda for the next week.
9:34 pm HT Approx. 35 min. Representative Henry Waxman on Climate Change Policy Greta Brawner; Henry Waxman Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) talked about his commitment to advocating for new climate ... Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) talked about his commitment to advocating for new climate change policies and his efforts to change laws through either congressional or presidential leadership.*He also explained his reasons for creating a Bicameral Climate Change Task Force and what he hopes it could do in 2013. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
10:12 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Health Care Policy and the States Gary Herbert; Thomas Miller Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ... Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) talked about his state’s efforts to reform health care and ongoing disputes with the federal government over the 2010 health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He said that although he did not support the ACA, it was the law of the land and that states “must deal with it.” He described Utah’s health exchanges, based on a free marketplace with consumers deciding the coverage that works best for them. He outlined aspects of the ACA that Utah would not comply with, including not enforcing the individual mandate, administering Medicaid through the health exchange, and the tax credit through the exchange.
11:14 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Defense Department Sequestration Budget Cuts Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about ... Republican members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees spoke to reporters about their proposal for averting sequestration defense cuts. In their remarks they dismissed President Obama’s plan to avoid the cuts.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
11:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
1:03 am HT Approx. 14 min. Secretary of the Interior Department Nomination Sally Jewell; Barack Obama; Ken Salazar President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He ... President Obama announced his nomination of Sally Jewell for secretary of the interior. He also praised the service of the retiring Secretary Ken Salazar. Secretary Salazar and Ms. Jewell also made remarks.
1:20 am HT Approx. 37 min. Saturday Mail Delivery Patrick Donahoe Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail ... Patrick Donahoe announced that as a cost-cutting measure, the U.S. Postal Service would cease mail delivery on Saturdays beginning the week of August 5, 2013. Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays. He explained the financial situation of the Postal Service and the necessity of this projected $2 billion a year savings. Questions from reporters at the Postal Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., concentrated on the expected reaction in Congress and from unions and customers, and how the Postal Service would find additional savings.