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2:00 am HT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do State of the Union ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Do State of the Union addresses matter?”
A portion of the previous day White House Medal of Honor ceremony for Clinton Romesha was shown at the end of the program.
1:04 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 18 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. 12:36 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Public Health Effects of State Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s ... Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s marijuana laws and lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco regulations. Health policy professors as well as economists and behavioral scientists talked about the restrictions on the use, sale, and advertising of marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco.
Alexander Wagenaar and Rebecca Collins participated by telephone.
2:49 am HT Approx. 50 min. LIVE State of the Union Address Preview Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and ... Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what President Obama was expected to say, Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Republican response, and possible congressional reaction. 3:26 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. and European Economy Matthias Machnig; Richard Trumka; Janet Yellen Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, ... Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, minister of economy for the German Federal State of Thuringia, discussed the U.S. and European economies and their relationships. Ms. Yellen focused on factors contributing to a weak U.S. economic recovery, unemployment, and Federal Reserve monetary policy. Minister Machnig discussed the Eurozone financial crisis, major challenges of the European economy, and the impact of environmental and industrial policies on full employment and prosperity.
“Restoring Shared Prosperity and Full Employment” wsa the luncheon program of the “Trans-Atlantic Agenda for Shared Prosperity” economic summit held by the AFL-CIO with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Boeckler Foundation at the AFL-CIO headquarters.
2:27 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Economic Outlook The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly briefing on the outlook for the U.S. ... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly briefing on the outlook for the U.S. economy. Martin Regalia talked about recent gross domestic product (GDP) figures and policies the Obama administration and Congress should propose to help stimulate economic growth.
3:40 am HT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Congressional Lobbying Rules Sarah Bryner; Nancy Calo; Libby Casey Sarah Bryner talked about the rules and restrictions on lobbying that apply to current and former ... Sarah Bryner talked about the rules and restrictions on lobbying that apply to current and former members of Congress. Topics included the number of former members who lobby, the groups they lobby for, and laws and ethical standards on lobbying and relationships that apply to current and former members.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:00 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate resumed consideration of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate resumed consideration of S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. 4:01 am HT Approx. 31 min. Debt Reduction and Federal Budget A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged ... A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to address the national debt. They also responded to questions from reporters.
4:24 am HT Approx. 36 min. LIVE Evolution of Federal Mental Health Programs Libby Casey; E. Torrey Dr. Fuller Torrey talked about his recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece on the ... Dr. Fuller Torrey talked about his recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece on the de-institutionalization of psychiatric patients during the Kennedy administration, and how that policy was affecting the mentally ill in the United States. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:44 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Journalism and Social Media Chris Hughes; Alex Jones Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of ... Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of Facebook, he recently purchased The New Republic. He talked about his vision for the company and how to better engage an online audience. He said that there was a surfeit of opinion pieces available, and called for dialogue rather than provocative writing. He was interviewed by Alex Jones and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Changing Media Landscape: Smart News in the Age of Social Media” was held at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
4:35 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 19 min. LIVE Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
6:50 am HT Approx. 10 min. Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines. 8:47 am HT Approx. 4 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
6:57 am HT Approx. 8 min. State of the Union Address Preview Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and ... Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what President Obama was expected to say, Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Republican response, and possible congressional reaction.
7:01 am HT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Morning Hour 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. 8:53 am HT Approx. 22 min. State of the Union Address Preview Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and ... Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what President Obama was expected to say, Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Republican response, and possible congressional reaction. 7:06 am HT Approx. 2 min. LIVE Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
7:36 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines. 9:16 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act. 7:11 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. British Prime Minister Cameron on European Union Summit Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year ... Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year budget cut deal. He told lawmakers this the agreement was a “good deal for Britain.”
8:21 am HT Approx. 4 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
11:03 am HT Approx. 48 min. Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, ... The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Journalist and author Lynn Povich was honored with the foundation’s lifetime achievement award. She is a former Newsweek Magazine senior editor and the first woman to hold that position. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett acted as the master of ceremonies. 8:26 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing, Part 1 Former Senator Chuck Hagel testified on his nomination to be secretary of defense. Among the ... Former Senator Chuck Hagel testified on his nomination to be secretary of defense. Among the topics he addressed were military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, his opinions and votes on military operations, U.S. relations with Israel, projected Defense Department budget cuts, service by openly gay and lesbian personnel, Iranian nuclear development programs, and future roles for the U.S. military.
He was introduced at the hearing by former Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Sam Nunn (D-NC).
8:27 am HT Approx. 33 min. Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget Thomas Price; Christopher Van Hollen; Robert Weiner House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways ... House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on upcoming budget deadlines. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, and Social Security and Medicare. 11:54 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
9:27 am HT Approx. 27 min. Secretary of Defense Nomination Hearing, Part 2 Former Senator Chuck Hagel continued testimony on his nomination to be secretary of ... Former Senator Chuck Hagel continued testimony on his nomination to be secretary of defense. Among the topics he addressed were military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, his opinions and votes on military operations, U.S. relations with Israel, projected Defense Department budget cuts, service by openly gay and lesbian personnel, Iranian nuclear development programs, and future roles for the U.S. military.
9:01 am HT Approx. 40 min. LIVE House Session Patrick Conroy The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 2:11 pm HT Approx. 4 min. Army Chief of Staff Odierno on the Impact of Sequestration Raymond Odierno General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after ... General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after testifying in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the effects of the possible budget sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution. He said that among other consequences, the military would have to look at additional base closures if the sequester took effect. 9:56 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. LIVE Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of ... The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans opposed. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) was not in the room at the time of the vote. Several Republican members voiced concerns over the nominee. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused former Senator Hagel of taking money for foreign entities and implied he lied about speeches he had given in the past. Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) reminded members of the committee’s bipartisan history, saying, “We have survived party lines vote before. We will survive this one.”
9:44 am HT Approx. 28 min. Pentagon Farewell Address Leon Panetta; Michael Rhodes Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North ... Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a third nuclear test, he said the country posed a “serious threat” to the U.S, He also urged Congress to end the uncertainty posed by looming sequestration defense budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. He said his highest priority in his final days as defense secretary would be protecting soldiers and civilian employees from the effects of sequestration. 2:17 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget Thomas Price; Christopher Van Hollen; Robert Weiner House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways ... House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on upcoming budget deadlines. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, and Social Security and Medicare. 12:10 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Medicare Policy Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The ... Medicare experts gave an overview of the Medicare program to congressional staffers. The program began with a 7-minute video on the history and evolution of Medicare. Among the topics the panelists covered were the costs of the program, its portion of gross domestic product, fees for service, and eligibility, and the benefits it covers.
10:14 am HT Approx. 2 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted that economic growth would be slow during the year while unemployment would remain high, in part because of spending cuts that Congress would be forced to enact to avoid sequestration. Additionally, the CBO estimated that although the deficit would drop in 2013, it would rise back up to $1 trillion because of entitlement spending for an aging population.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
3:31 pm HT Approx. 22 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 3 Senators gathered in the Senate chamber before proceeding across Statuary Hall into the House ... Senators gathered in the Senate chamber before proceeding across Statuary Hall into the House chamber in order to hear the State of the Union Address in a joint session.
Tweets were shown across the bottom of the screen.
1:49 pm HT Approx. 51 min. Advanced Manufacturing Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions ... Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions included improving negative attitudes toward manufacturing jobs, better education, and targeting currency manipulation. The program included questions from audience members.
“What Advanced Manufacturing Requires to Keep Advancing” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
10:17 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget Thomas Price; Christopher Van Hollen; Robert Weiner House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways ... House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on upcoming budget deadlines. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, and Social Security and Medicare. 3:53 pm HT Approx. 16 min. LIVE Jont Session of Congress Joseph Biden; John Boehner A joint session of Congress was called to order and dignitaries assembled in the House chamber to ... A joint session of Congress was called to order and dignitaries assembled in the House chamber to hear a State of the Union address from President Obama. 2:42 pm HT Approx. 20 min. Secretary Sebelius on Health Care Law Implementation Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about the Obama administration’s plans for implementing ... Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about the Obama administration’s plans for implementing the health care law, along with issues facing physicians and patients.
11:33 am HT Approx. 5 min. Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines. 4:10 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. LIVE State of the Union Address Barack Obama In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined ... In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.*In his remarks he called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and reducing the budget deficit through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. He also called on Congress to address gun control, naming several recent victims of gun violence and telling lawmakers “they deserve a vote.” 3:04 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines.
11:41 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted that economic growth would be slow during the year while unemployment would remain high, in part because of spending cuts that Congress would be forced to enact to avoid sequestration. Additionally, the CBO estimated that although the deficit would drop in 2013, it would rise back up to $1 trillion because of entitlement spending for an aging population.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
5:19 pm HT Approx. 15 min. LIVE State of the Union Statuary Hall Interviews Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, members of Congress spoke to ... Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, members of Congress spoke to reporters about their reactions to the speech. 5:47 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted that economic growth would be slow during the year while unemployment would remain high, in part because of spending cuts that Congress would be forced to enact to avoid sequestration. Additionally, the CBO estimated that although the deficit would drop in 2013, it would rise back up to $1 trillion because of entitlement spending for an aging population.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
1:27 pm HT Approx. 28 min. Pentagon Farewell Address Leon Panetta; Michael Rhodes Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North ... Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a third nuclear test, he said the country posed a “serious threat” to the U.S, He also urged Congress to end the uncertainty posed by looming sequestration defense budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. He said his highest priority in his final days as defense secretary would be protecting soldiers and civilian employees from the effects of sequestration. 5:35 pm HT Approx. 18 min. Republican Response to State of the Union Address in Spanish Marco Rubio Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address in Spanish. 7:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget Thomas Price; Christopher Van Hollen; Robert Weiner House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways ... House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on upcoming budget deadlines. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, and Social Security and Medicare.
1:56 pm HT Approx. 48 min. State of the Union Address Preview Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and ... Anita Kumar and Jonathan Strong previewed President Obama’s State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included what President Obama was expected to say, Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) Republican response, and possible congressional reaction. 5:53 pm HT Approx. 30 min. LIVE State of the Union Statuary Hall Interviews Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, members of Congress spoke to ... Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, members of Congress spoke to reporters about their reactions to the speech. 10:35 pm HT Approx. 52 min. Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines.
2:45 pm HT Approx. 13 min. History of the State of the Union Address Donald Ritchie Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explained the history of the State of the Union address from ... Senate Historian Donald Ritchie explained the history of the State of the Union address from George Washington to the present. The interview included historic video clips, photographs, and artwork depicting joint sessions of Congress. 8:38 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
12:51 am HT Approx. 22 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He predicted that economic growth would be slow during the year while unemployment would remain high, in part because of spending cuts that Congress would be forced to enact to avoid sequestration. Additionally, the CBO estimated that although the deficit would drop in 2013, it would rise back up to $1 trillion because of entitlement spending for an aging population.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
3:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. LIVE State of the Union Preview Prior to the president’s annual State of the Union Address, guests talked about the annual ... Prior to the president’s annual State of the Union Address, guests talked about the annual event and significant moments in past addresses. Additional scenes of members gathering and the arrival of official parties were shown. 8:40 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 7 min. Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of ... The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans opposed. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) was not in the room at the time of the vote. Several Republican members voiced concerns over the nominee. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused former Senator Hagel of taking money for foreign entities and implied he lied about speeches he had given in the past. Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) reminded members of the committee’s bipartisan history, saying, “We have survived party lines vote before. We will survive this one.” 1:15 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget Thomas Price; Christopher Van Hollen; Robert Weiner House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways ... House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on upcoming budget deadlines. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, and Social Security and Medicare.
4:10 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. LIVE State of the Union Address Barack Obama In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined ... In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.*In his remarks he called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and reducing the budget deficit through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. He also called on Congress to address gun control, naming several recent victims of gun violence and telling lawmakers “they deserve a vote.” 1:06 am HT Approx. 1 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board 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 delayed until March 1, 2013.
5:24 pm HT Approx. 1 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 John Boehner; Eric Cantor After the joint session of Congress during which President Obama delivered a State of the Union ... After the joint session of Congress during which President Obama delivered a State of the Union address, the address was referred to the Committee of the Whole House. Senators and other dignitaries were still in the chamber. 1:08 am HT Approx. 5 min. Army Chief of Staff Odierno on the Impact of Sequestration Raymond Odierno General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after ... General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after testifying in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the effects of the possible budget sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution. He said that among other consequences, the military would have to look at additional base closures if the sequester took effect.
5:26 pm HT Approx. 3 min. LIVE State of the Union Review Following the State of the Union Address, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer comments and ... Following the State of the Union Address, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer comments and reactions. Live scenes were shown of the House chambers and Statuary Hall. 1:15 am HT Approx. 43 min. Sequestration Spending Cuts Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration ... Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, and research and urged political leaders to come to a solution.
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.
5:30 pm HT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Republican Response to State of the Union Address Marco Rubio Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. In his remarks he outlined the Republican Party agenda and spoke about his biography, including his parents' immigration to the United States from Cuba, the fact that he still lived in “the same working class neighborhood I grew up in,” and the $100,000 in student loans he only recently paid off. Toward the end of his remarks he paused for a brief water break.
5:44 pm HT Approx. 32 min. LIVE State of the Union Review, Part 2 Following the State of the Union Address, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer comments and ... Following the State of the Union Address, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer comments and reactions.
6:17 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. State of the Union Address Barack Obama In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined ... In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.*In his remarks he called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and reducing the budget deficit through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. He also called on Congress to address gun control, naming several recent victims of gun violence and telling lawmakers “they deserve a vote.”
7:31 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Republican Response to State of the Union Address Marco Rubio Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. In his remarks he outlined the Republican Party agenda and spoke about his biography, including his parents' immigration to the United States from Cuba, the fact that he still lived in “the same working class neighborhood I grew up in,” and the $100,000 in student loans he only recently paid off. Toward the end of his remarks he paused for a brief water break.
7:47 pm HT Approx. 29 min. LIVE State of the Union Reaction Following the State of the Union Address, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer comments and ... Following the State of the Union Address, C-SPAN opened its phones for viewer comments and reactions.
8:16 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. State of the Union Address Barack Obama In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined ... In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.*In his remarks he called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and reducing the budget deficit through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. He also called on Congress to address gun control, naming several recent victims of gun violence and telling lawmakers “they deserve a vote.”
9:31 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Republican Response to State of the Union Address Marco Rubio Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. In his remarks he outlined the Republican Party agenda and spoke about his biography, including his parents' immigration to the United States from Cuba, the fact that he still lived in “the same working class neighborhood I grew up in,” and the $100,000 in student loans he only recently paid off. Toward the end of his remarks he paused for a brief water break.
9:46 pm HT Approx. 13 min. Senator Rand Paul Response to State of the Union Address Rand Paul Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gave the third annual Tea Party Express response to President ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gave the third annual Tea Party Express response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. In his remarks he focused on government spending and called for a new bipartisan consensus to reduce spending levels. He spoke at the National Press Club after the official Republican Party response was given.
10:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. State of the Union Address Barack Obama In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined ... In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.*In his remarks he called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and reducing the budget deficit through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. He also called on Congress to address gun control, naming several recent victims of gun violence and telling lawmakers “they deserve a vote.”
11:10 pm HT Approx. 14 min. Republican Response to State of the Union Address Marco Rubio Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. In his remarks he outlined the Republican Party agenda and spoke about his biography, including his parents' immigration to the United States from Cuba, the fact that he still lived in “the same working class neighborhood I grew up in,” and the $100,000 in student loans he only recently paid off. Toward the end of his remarks he paused for a brief water break.
11:26 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. State of the Union Statuary Hall Interviews Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, members of Congress spoke to ... Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, members of Congress spoke to reporters about their reactions to the speech.
12:29 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. State of the Union Address Barack Obama In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined ... In his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama outlined his priorities for legislative action and priorities for the American people.*In his remarks he called for raising the minimum wage, increasing spending on infrastructure, addressing climate change, and reducing the budget deficit through a mix of tax increases and spending cuts. He also called on Congress to address gun control, naming several recent victims of gun violence and telling lawmakers “they deserve a vote.”
1:43 am HT Approx. 14 min. Republican Response to State of the Union Address Marco Rubio Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address. In his remarks he outlined the Republican Party agenda and spoke about his biography, including his parents' immigration to the United States from Cuba, the fact that he still lived in “the same working class neighborhood I grew up in,” and the $100,000 in student loans he only recently paid off. Toward the end of his remarks he paused for a brief water break.