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2:00 am HT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on armed guards in schools. Several House Republicans ... Telephone lines were open for comments on armed guards in schools. Several House Republicans had proposed spending $30 million in federal funds on placing police officers in schools. 1:59 am HT Approx. 48 min. Book Discussion on The Big Truck That Went By Jonathan Katz Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World ... Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, about the failure to rebuild the country even though many aid agencies took part in the effort. Mr. Katz also talked about the involvement of people like actor Sean Penn, who went down to the country with the best of intentions but ended up hindering the efforts of others. Mr Katz spoke at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City. 1:30 am HT Approx. 43 min. President Nixon Centennial Birthday Gala A gala dinner marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Richard Nixon. The event ... A gala dinner marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Richard Nixon. The event was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel where President Nixon’s two inaugural balls were held in 1969 and 1973.
This portion of the event featured speeches by the dinner chair, former Nixon administration Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, former adviser and speechwriter Pat Buchanan, and Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
2:48 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Minimum Wage Increase Greta Brawner; Annie Lowrey Annie Lowrey talked about President Obama’s State of the Union address proposal to raise the ... Annie Lowrey talked about President Obama’s State of the Union address proposal to raise the minimum wage. Topics included arguments for and against raising the minimum wage, state minimum wages, and the economic impact. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:57 am HT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 2/18/13 A list of new books being released the week of February 18, 2013. A list of new books being released the week of February 18, 2013. 2:14 am HT Approx. 1 min. Daniel Webster Memorial Historian Richard Norton Smith tours the Daniel Webster Memorial, located beside Washington, ... Historian Richard Norton Smith tours the Daniel Webster Memorial, located beside Washington, DC’s Scott Circle. Sculpted by Gaetano Trentanove, the statue was a gift of Washington Post founder Stilson Hutchins, and was dedicated in 1900.
Webster twice served as U.S. Secretary of State, and represented both New Hampshire and Massachusetts in Congress, serving in the House of Representatives for the former, and the Senate for the latter. With Henry Clay of Kentucky and John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, Webster was one third of the “Great Triumvirate” in the mid-19th century’s “Golden Age” of the U.S. Senate.
3:33 am HT Approx. 58 min. LIVE President Obama's Job Creation Proposals Greta Brawner; Chris Edwards; Jennifer Erickson Jennifer Erickson and Chris Edwards talked about the job creation proposals President Obama ... Jennifer Erickson and Chris Edwards talked about the job creation proposals President Obama outlined in his State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included manufacturing, infrastructure, climate and renewable energy, immigration, and education. 3:00 am HT Approx. 30 min. Women Political Candidates Richard Fox; Susannah Shakow Susannah Shakow talked about why women should run for political office, and how she encourages ... Susannah Shakow talked about why women should run for political office, and how she encourages them to do so.
Professor Fox talked about his research into why more women do not run for political office.
This was the opening portion of a “Women In Politics” Symposium held at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University. 
2:16 am HT Approx. 36 min. Presidential Retreats Joanne Drake; Peter Hannaford Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went ... Author Peter Hannaford talked about his book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation hosted this event.
4:33 am HT Approx. 31 min. LIVE State of Native American Nations Jefferson Keel; Greta Brawner Jefferson Keel talked about the state of Native American nations, and the tribes' relationship ... Jefferson Keel talked about the state of Native American nations, and the tribes' relationship with the federal government. Topics included the Violence Against Women Act and other legislation facing Congress that affects Native Americans, and social and cultural success and challenges. Mr. Keel also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:32 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.
2:53 am HT Approx. 5 min. History of Printing Methods Carole Baker; Ray Loomis Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years ... Eighty-three year-old Ray Loomis, who has worked in the printing industry since he was 15 years old, gave a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry, where he is a volunteer. The tour included a demonstration of historic printing methods and machines, including the linotype, a revolutionary typesetting machine that was invented in Baltimore. 
Carole Baker, deputy director of the museum, also spoke.
5:06 am HT Approx. 25 min. Minimum Wage Increase Greta Brawner; Annie Lowrey Annie Lowrey talked about President Obama’s State of the Union address proposal to raise the ... Annie Lowrey talked about President Obama’s State of the Union address proposal to raise the minimum wage. Topics included arguments for and against raising the minimum wage, state minimum wages, and the economic impact. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:35 am HT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
3:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Military Nominations The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to ... The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to be commander of United States Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and General David Rodriguez to be commander of United States Africa Command. 
The witnesses were questioned about their experiences. General Austin, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said that he finds recent developments in that country “very troubling.” . He also expressed support for maintaining a large Afghan security force and warned about potential consequences of budget cuts. Among other issues, General Rodriguez commented on weapons proliferation out of Libya.
5:31 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Higher Education Forum Business and student leaders talked about ways the business community and higher education ... Business and student leaders talked about ways the business community and higher education institutions could better engage with one another to improve employment prospects for graduating students. The panelist discussed students graduating without the necessary skills for available high-paying jobs but with large loads of student debt. Topics included the cost of higher education, the increased number of online classes, and certain educational institutions becoming obsolete. The program opened with remarks by Margaret Spellings and
The panel “The Future of Higher Education: From the Business and Student Lens” was part of the forum, “Getting to Work: What Students and Employers Need from Higher Education,” held by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and Young Invincibles in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags.
4:19 am HT Approx. 41 min. Anti-Bullying Efforts and School Safety Marvin Berkowitz; Allison Dymnicki; Sonya Whitaker Professor Mark Berkowitz and researcher Allison Dymnicki talk about how teaching tolerance and ... Professor Mark Berkowitz and researcher Allison Dymnicki talk about how teaching tolerance and compassion is more effective in combating bullying. Columbia University’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education held a bullying summit for educators. The summit highlighted ways to address bullying through a holistic method of social and emotional learning and character building initiatives. 5:02 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LIVE U.S.-Mexico Migration Stephen Johnson; B. Lowell; Gustavo Mohar Gustavo Mohar, a former Mexican government senior immigration official, talked about the latest ... Gustavo Mohar, a former Mexican government senior immigration official, talked about the latest migration trends between the U.S. and Mexico. He said that the U.S. economic downturn and Mexico’s own recent economic success had contributed to a decrease in overall migration into the U.S., while Mexico was seeing increased migration from neighboring countries such as Guatemala. He also gave an historical perspective on immigration between the U.S. and Mexico and described some of the immigration issues Mexico was facing.
7:03 am HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 5:07 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Iran's Nuclear Program Thomas Pickering; Kenneth Pollack; Tamara Wittes Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of the current economic sanctions on Iran, the possibility of a military response by the U.S., and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel.
“Iran’s Nuclear Program: Is a Peaceful Solution Possible?” was a program of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.
6:37 am HT Approx. 33 min. Minimum Wage Increase Greta Brawner; Annie Lowrey Annie Lowrey talked about President Obama’s State of the Union address proposal to raise the ... Annie Lowrey talked about President Obama’s State of the Union address proposal to raise the minimum wage. Topics included arguments for and against raising the minimum wage, state minimum wages, and the economic impact. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
7:18 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Campaign Finance and Citizens United Decision Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s [Citizens United v. ... Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision and its impact on elections and politics. Former Election Commission Chairman Bradley Smith defended Citizens United ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited money on elections, but he also addressed the need to restore political party’s significance in the campaigns. The panel also discussed what policy changes should be enacted in future elections. Notable speakers included former White House Counsel Robert Bauer and former federal election commission chairman Bradley Smith.
This was the first panel of a Cato Institute forum on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.
6:41 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. North Korean Nuclear Threat Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North ... Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat with its recent third nuclear test. Then he was joined by a panel of discussants. They agreed that the U.S. would need a new strategy to respond, what one called a shift from defensive to offensive containment and that the U.S. should apply more pressure on China. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sang Joo Kim moderated. 
“North Korea’s Nuclear/Missile Threat?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
7:10 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. LIVE Future of the Federal Communications Commission Harold Furchtgott-Roth; Richard Wiley Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the ... Richard Wiley talked about Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and their role in the future of Internet accessibility. He focused on the wireless spectrum, broadcast ownership rules, and speculation that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski may resign this year. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:46 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Citizens United Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. ... Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on recent elections. They also responded to questions from the audience.
This was the second panel of a Cato Institute forum on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.
8:18 am HT Approx. 4 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
8:30 am HT Approx. 2 hr. Financial Regulations Law Implementation Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. There was occassional applause, such as when Senator Warren said that she was concerned that “too big to fail” was too big for trial.
10:24 am HT Approx. 3 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Thomas Pickering; Kenneth Pollack; Tamara Wittes Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of the current economic sanctions on Iran, the possibility of a military response by the U.S., and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel.
“Iran’s Nuclear Program: Is a Peaceful Solution Possible?” was a program of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.
8:25 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Intervention in Foreign Conflicts David Phillips David Phillips, a former senior adviser to the U.S. Department of State, talked about U.S. ... David Phillips, a former senior adviser to the U.S. Department of State, talked about U.S. intervention in foreign conflicts. He talked about his new book, Liberating Kosovo: Coercive Diplomacy and U. S. Intervention, and reviewed the war in Kosovo. He also talked about the more recent involvements in Iraq and Afghanistan as he talked about the challenges of intervening in Syria and Iran. 10:33 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Forward on Climate Rally Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Van Jones spoke at a climate change rally held on the ... Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Van Jones spoke at a climate change rally held on the National Mall. Organizers urged President Obama to begin his second term with energy policies that included limiting carbon emissions, utilizing renewable resources and rejecting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
10:28 am HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 9:34 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Government Accountability Office Report on Waste, Fraud and Abuse Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified on the most recent report of entities and programs ... Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified on the most recent report of entities and programs identified as high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The report examined a wide range of agencies and programs, including a new focus on the costs and risks climate change policy. Other topics included federal property management, FDA drug shortages, and Medicare and Medicaid costs. 11:57 am HT Approx. 3 hr. 2 min. Debt Reduction and the Federal Budget Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their ... Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their departments. Some of the services that would be cut included Agriculture Department inspections, airport customs, special education programs, and Transportation Security Administration agents. Secretary Donovan said that veterans receiving housing assistance would be displaced. Secretary Napolitano said that maintaining national security would be huge problem. Travelers passing through customs would face longer wait times. Mr. Werfel said that food inspections would be cut, leading to greater economic pressures and rising food prices. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
10:42 am HT Approx. 41 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
11:23 am HT Approx. 1 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 3:01 pm HT Approx. 54 min. Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 2 Gerry Griffin In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight ... In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of the Apollo missions to director of the Johnson Space Center. He also talked about working with Washington, the results of the fatal Challenger mission, and the future of space travel. This hour long interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
11:25 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Thomas Pickering; Kenneth Pollack; Tamara Wittes Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of the current economic sanctions on Iran, the possibility of a military response by the U.S., and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel.
“Iran’s Nuclear Program: Is a Peaceful Solution Possible?” was a program of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.
11:26 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.
3:57 pm HT Approx. 6 min. Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight John Glenn; Ed Herlihy On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
12:58 pm HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 12:29 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
4:05 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 1 Joseph Kerwin In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the ... In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about the process of becoming an astronaut, his experience as a capsule communicator for Apollo 13 and how NASA prepared for the first extended stay in space. SkyLab was America’s first Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
1:12 pm HT Approx. 47 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including budget ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including budget sequestration, term debt and deficit reduction, immigration policy, reducing gun violence, and cybersecurity threats. He also responded to criticisms from the press corps over restricted access to President Obama playing golf with Tiger Woods during his vacation in Florida. He disputed claims of limited access by noting the large number of news conferences and interviews granted to media.
The last three minutes of the briefing are unavailable.
12:33 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
5:05 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 2 Joseph Kerwin In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, ... In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about experimenting with weightlessness, the mission launch and docking on SkyLab, as well as how work in Skylab influenced the development of the International Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
2:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. LIVE U.S.-Canada Relations Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the ... Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the environment, and trade. The main topic was the Keystone XL Pipeline which would move crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico. Delays in the project had strained relations between the countries. A video about the issues was shown. Panelists referenced President Obama’s State of the Union speech and some major comments made by the Canadian prime minister and the media. Panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Peter Van Dusen moderated.
“Canada-U.S.: What’s the Future for Energy, Environment and Trade?” was part of the Maclean’s-CPAC “In Conversation” series of town halls. It was held at the Newseum.
1:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LIVE Michael Hayden on National Security in the Digital Age Michael Hayden; Frank Sesno Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence ... Michael Hayden talked about the impact of digital media on national security and intelligence gathering. Topics included recent cyber attacks made by China’s government, the legality of using drones to target U.S. citizens, and attacking Iran’s nuclear program. 6:24 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
4:01 pm HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 3:06 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on My Share of the Task Mark Bowden; Stanley McChrystal General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and ... General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan recounted the major turning points in his 34-year military career, which ended in 2010. He responded to questions from the library at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 
Stanley McChrystal, a graduate of West Point, retired from the U.S. Army in July 2010 as a four-star general. Along with commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General McChrystal also served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and as director of the Joint Staff. He is the co-founder of McChrystal Group, a consulting firm, and, since August 2010, has been a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
6:26 pm HT Approx. 54 min. Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 2 Gerry Griffin In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight ... In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of the Apollo missions to director of the Johnson Space Center. He also talked about working with Washington, the results of the fatal Challenger mission, and the future of space travel. This hour long interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
4:15 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
4:04 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Insurgents Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the ... Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, in which he chronicles how General David Petraeus and his advisors transformed the U.S. military to fight future small wars against insurgents and terrorists. Mr. Kaplan spoke at the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky. 7:22 pm HT Approx. 6 min. Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight John Glenn; Ed Herlihy On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
4:59 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Same-Sex Marriage Debate Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against ... Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against same-sex marriage, saying the issue was not about equality but rather what marriage is and the reasons states are involved in the question. He said “marriage is fulfilled by the bearing and rearing of whole new children.” Mr. Koppelman made his case in favor of same-sex marriage by refuting Mr. Sherif’s thesis. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from moderator Richard Fallon and audience members.
Sherif Girgis is the author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Andrew Koppelman wrote Defending American Religious Neutrality.
5:10 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a ... Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events and impact of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Mr. Engel, who edited the book, spoke at Texas A&M University. 7:31 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 1 Joseph Kerwin In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the ... In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about the process of becoming an astronaut, his experience as a capsule communicator for Apollo 13 and how NASA prepared for the first extended stay in space. SkyLab was America’s first Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
6:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Justice Ginsburg on Women as Judges Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and ... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answered questions from a panel of law professors and the audience about her experiences in law including her two decades on the Supreme Court, the important cases she had heard, and those coming up. She spoke at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 13th annual Women and the Law Conference, “Her Honor: Women in the Judiciary,” in San Diego, California. 6:29 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
8:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 2 Joseph Kerwin In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, ... In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about experimenting with weightlessness, the mission launch and docking on SkyLab, as well as how work in Skylab influenced the development of the International Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
7:16 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. U.S.-Canada Relations Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the ... Panelists discussed key issues in the Canada-U.S. relationship, focusing on energy, the environment, and trade. The main topic was the Keystone XL Pipeline which would move crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, down to the Gulf of Mexico. Delays in the project had strained relations between the countries. A video about the issues was shown. Panelists referenced President Obama’s State of the Union speech and some major comments made by the Canadian prime minister and the media. Panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Peter Van Dusen moderated.
“Canada-U.S.: What’s the Future for Energy, Environment and Trade?” was part of the Maclean’s-CPAC “In Conversation” series of town halls. It was held at the Newseum.
6:33 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Book Discussion on My Share of the Task Mark Bowden; Stanley McChrystal General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and ... General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan recounted the major turning points in his 34-year military career, which ended in 2010. He responded to questions from the library at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 
Stanley McChrystal, a graduate of West Point, retired from the U.S. Army in July 2010 as a four-star general. Along with commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General McChrystal also served as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command and as director of the Joint Staff. He is the co-founder of McChrystal Group, a consulting firm, and, since August 2010, has been a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
9:49 pm HT Approx. 54 min. Former NASA Flight Director Gerry Griffin Oral History, Part 2 Gerry Griffin In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight ... In the second of the this two-part interview, Gerald Griffin, former NASA flight director, flight controller, and Johnson Space Center director, talked about transitioning from master control of the Apollo missions to director of the Johnson Space Center. He also talked about working with Washington, the results of the fatal Challenger mission, and the future of space travel. This hour long interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
9:17 pm HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Statement on Sequestration Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to ... President Obama urged Congress to take action to avoid the automatic budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. Joined by law enforcement officers and first-responders, he warned that the automatic cuts, totaling about $85 billion over the course of a year, would prompt job losses, weaken national security, and cancel government services. 7:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Book Discussion on The Insurgents Fred Kaplan Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the ... Fred Kaplan talked about his book, The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, in which he chronicles how General David Petraeus and his advisors transformed the U.S. military to fight future small wars against insurgents and terrorists. Mr. Kaplan spoke at the Louisville Free Public Library in Kentucky. 10:44 pm HT Approx. 6 min. Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight John Glenn; Ed Herlihy On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
9:31 pm HT Approx. 41 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
8:38 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Book Discussion on Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a ... Jeffrey Engel talked about his book, Into the Desert: Reflections on the Gulf War, a collection of essays by journalists, government officials, and scholars that looks back on the events and impact of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Mr. Engel, who edited the book, spoke at Texas A&M University. 10:51 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 1 Joseph Kerwin In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the ... In the first half of this two-part interview, former NASA astronaut and science pilot for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about the process of becoming an astronaut, his experience as a capsule communicator for Apollo 13 and how NASA prepared for the first extended stay in space. SkyLab was America’s first Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
10:16 pm HT Approx. 59 min. Same-Sex Marriage Debate Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against ... Sherif Girgis and Andrew Koppelman debated same-sex marriage. Mr. Sherif argued against same-sex marriage, saying the issue was not about equality but rather what marriage is and the reasons states are involved in the question. He said “marriage is fulfilled by the bearing and rearing of whole new children.” Mr. Koppelman made his case in favor of same-sex marriage by refuting Mr. Sherif’s thesis. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from moderator Richard Fallon and audience members.
Sherif Girgis is the author of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Andrew Koppelman wrote Defending American Religious Neutrality.
9:56 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Mike Allen; Erskine Bowles; Alan Simpson Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan ... Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 
The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.
“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.
11:50 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Former Astronaut Joe Kerwin Oral History, Part 2 Joseph Kerwin In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, ... In the second of the this two part interview, former NASA astronaut for the first SkyLab mission, Joseph Kerwin, talked about experimenting with weightlessness, the mission launch and docking on SkyLab, as well as how work in Skylab influenced the development of the International Space Station. Kerwin’s mission was to repair SkyLab and conduct scientific experiments in space, including tests in weightlessness. This interview was part of the Johnson Space Center’s Oral History Project.
11:17 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
10:00 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as ... Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones. 1:10 am HT Approx. 3 hr. 19 min. Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s ... The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination as secretary of the treasury. Mr. Lew answered questions on tax reform, sequestration budget cuts, his knowledge about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In his testimony he said that he saw no conflicts of interest from his Cayman Island investment while serving as Citigroup’s chief operating officer.
12:15 am HT Approx. 8 min. State Department Daily Briefing Victoria Nuland In this part of the State Department briefing, Victoria Nuland spoke to reporters about Secretary ... In this part of the State Department briefing, Victoria Nuland spoke to reporters about Secretary John Kerry’s first official trip abroad as secretary of state. From Sunday, February 24, 2013, through March 6 he would be traveling to nine nations throughout Europe and the Middle East: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. The main topics were expected to be the conflicts in Mali, Syria, and Afghanistan. 11:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.
12:25 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Thomas Pickering; Kenneth Pollack; Tamara Wittes Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community ... Panelists talked about Iran’s nuclear program and how the U.S. and international community could deal with it. Topics included how negotiations could occur, the effectiveness of the current economic sanctions on Iran, the possibility of a military response by the U.S., and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel.
“Iran’s Nuclear Program: Is a Peaceful Solution Possible?” was a program of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings.
12:07 am HT Approx. 3 hr. 4 min. Debt Reduction and the Federal Budget Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their ... Obama administration cabinet officials testified on the impact of sequestration on their departments. Some of the services that would be cut included Agriculture Department inspections, airport customs, special education programs, and Transportation Security Administration agents. Secretary Donovan said that veterans receiving housing assistance would be displaced. Secretary Napolitano said that maintaining national security would be huge problem. Travelers passing through customs would face longer wait times. Mr. Werfel said that food inspections would be cut, leading to greater economic pressures and rising food prices. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.