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2:00 am HT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on a Wall Street Journal piece saying that the jobs ... Telephone lines were open for comments on a Wall Street Journal piece saying that the jobs climate should improve in 2013. 1:44 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Supreme Court Book Forum Authors spoke about Supreme Court issues and operations. They included Clare Cushman, ... Authors spoke about Supreme Court issues and operations. They included Clare Cushman, Courtwatchers: Eyewitness Accounts in Supreme Court History, Anthony Franze, The Last Justice, Todd Peppers and Artemus Ward, In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices, and Jeffery Toobin, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court. They also responded to questions from the audience. 1:02 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Retrieval of U.S. Spy Satellite Bernie Reeves; David Waltrop David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy ... David Waltrop of the CIA’s Historical Division talked about the retrieval of a U.S. spy satellite from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, the CIA and U.S. Navy gathered the remains of the Hexagon Spy Satellite, which contained images of Soviet missile sites and was considered highly important to American intelligence. Waltrop described the top-secret operation, classified until August 2012, at the Raleigh Spy Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also responded to questions from the audience.
2:51 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Lobbyists and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Lee Drutman Lee Drutman talked about the industries and groups lobbying during the “fiscal cliff” ... Lee Drutman talked about the industries and groups lobbying during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations in hopes that their interests will be spared in any resolution, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how lobbyists could complicate any deal-making, money spent lobbying in the 112th Congress, and lobbying versus bribery.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:54 am HT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on The Future of the Jews Stuart Eizenstat Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting ... Stuart E. Eizenstat discussed his book, The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States, in which he surveys the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
2:18 am HT Approx. 40 min. Book Discussion on Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point Joe Drape Joe Drape talked about his book Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West ... Joe Drape talked about his book Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country and Football at West Point at the annual Eisenhower Legacy Dinner. He talked about how cadets at the U.S. Military Academy were expected to be model student athletes as they also prepared for careers in the Army, his research into the book, and various graduates who both participated in the Army football program and later rose to high levels of military leadership.
3:36 am HT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Tax Deductions and Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; John McKinnon John McKinnon talked about some of the tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... John McKinnon talked about some of the tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, as well as how these deductions would impact Americans of varying incomes across the country. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
3:00 am HT Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Gregory Nojeim and Konrad Motyka Gregory Nojeim from the Center for Democracy and Technology and Konrad Motyka, president of the ... Gregory Nojeim from the Center for Democracy and Technology and Konrad Motyka, president of the FBI Agents Association, discuss the privacy of email and electronic communications. 3:02 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Latest Developments in Syria Yassin Sabha; Radwan Ziadeh Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the ... Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the country’s civil war and opposition efforts against the regime of President Assad. The event was moderated by Yassin Sabha, with questions from the audience.
4:20 am HT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Tax Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Curtis DuBay; Charles Marr; Libby Casey Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the pros and cons of eliminating specific deductions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
This program was the fourth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
3:32 am HT Approx. 54 min. U.S.-Israel Relations Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He ... Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He talked about the economic challenges that face Palestinians which he called a major impediment to peace in the region. He also commented on the Iranian nuclear threat and the recent U.N. General Assembly vote that upgrades the status of the Palestinian Authority. This forum was hosted by the Brooking Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. This event began with introductory remarks by Brookings Vice President and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk. 4:29 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing ... Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed that the government agency was more than $16 billion in debt because of low interest rates and slow rising home prices. Following her remarks, housing experts talked about the FHA.
5:03 am HT Approx. 33 min. Tax Deductions and Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; John McKinnon John McKinnon talked about some of the tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... John McKinnon talked about some of the tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, as well as how these deductions would impact Americans of varying incomes across the country. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
4:27 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton; Tamara Wittes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” She also talked about the Iranian nuclear threat saying we will not talk “indefinitely” and that the “window for negotiation will not stay open forever.” She also criticized Egypt (with its ambassador to the U.S. in the room) for its draft constitution despite a lack of consensus and protests from its people, adding that democracy “only begins with elections.” 6:19 am HT Approx. 19 min. Campaign to Fix the Debt Press Conference Small business owners, CEOs and former political leaders from the Campaign to Fix the Debt held a ... Small business owners, CEOs and former political leaders from the Campaign to Fix the Debt held a briefing on Capitol Hill on avoiding the fiscal cliff and debt reduction. They discussed the diversity of the group which includes small business owners to CEOs and students who all want to spur Washington politicians into action and called for a “grand bargain” that would restore stability to financial markets. Maya MacGuineas, the campaign’s head, called on political leaders to rise above partisan politics for the “good of the country.”
5:37 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. LIVE Energy Security Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, ... Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, “National Strategy for Energy Security: Harnessing American Resources and Innovation.” The report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) made long-term policy recommendations for energy security. They agreed that oil dependence was the greatest threat to U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and fiscal stability. In the SAFE report, the writers of the report suggested maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption and improving conservation, which could boost revenue and reduce debt. This event took place in the Newseum. 5:37 am HT Approx. 51 min. War on Drugs Christopher Bracey; David Fontana; Daniel Okrent Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug ... Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that regulating human desire is a losing cause. Okrent also covered the federal cost of enforcing current laws. Other speakers talked about the legal side and the patchwork of state-to-state regulation, as well as state vs. federal laws. Hosted by the National Constitution Center. 6:41 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 19 min. Job Creation Efforts Witnesses testified on a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, and to assist and ... Witnesses testified on a bill to provide tax incentives for small businesses, and to assist and bolster the entrepreneurial community. The committee examined legislative proposals and programs geared by Small Business Administration, along with the Success Act.
7:00 am HT Approx. 1 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which no members spoke. The House met for Morning Hour, during which no members spoke. 6:31 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Latest Developments in Syria Yassin Sabha; Radwan Ziadeh Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the ... Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the country’s civil war and opposition efforts against the regime of President Assad. The event was moderated by Yassin Sabha, with questions from the audience. 9:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. LIVE Obama Administration Transparency Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his ... Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his administration a mixed review, praising it for publishing the White House visitor logs but urging better compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. The program “Transparency and the Obama Presidency: Looking at Progress in the Past Four Years” was held in the Rayburn House Office Building.
7:04 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton; Tamara Wittes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” She also talked about the Iranian nuclear threat saying we will not talk “indefinitely” and that the “window for negotiation will not stay open forever.” She also criticized Egypt (with its ambassador to the U.S. in the room) for its draft constitution despite a lack of consensus and protests from its people, adding that democracy “only begins with elections.” 7:58 am HT Approx. 58 min. Senate Filibuster Reform Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate ... Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate Republican’s from offering amendments and give Democrats power over the chamber’s agenda. They argued the filibuster was a powerful tool frequently used by both parties to block or delay Senate action on a bill. 
At the time of the program, “Filibuster ‘Reform’ or 'Power Grab': A Discussion of the Senate’s Rules,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. The only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
10:35 am HT Approx. 41 min. Lessons from the 1990 Budget Deal As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and governmental officials, journalists, and academics talked about lessons current leaders could learn from the 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
8:09 am HT Approx. 50 min. U.S.-Israel Relations Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He ... Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He talked about the economic challenges that face Palestinians which he called a major impediment to peace in the region. He also commented on the Iranian nuclear threat and the recent U.N. General Assembly vote that upgrades the status of the Palestinian Authority. This forum was hosted by the Brooking Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. This event began with introductory remarks by Brookings Vice President and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk. 8:59 am HT Approx. 4 hr. 58 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate resumed consideration of S. 3254, the defense authorization bill.
At 5 p.m. the ...
The Senate resumed consideration of S. 3254, the defense authorization bill.
At 5 p.m. the Senate met in executive session to consider the nomination of Paul William Grimm to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the district of Maryland.
At 5:30 .m., the Senate took a pair of roll call votes in the following order:
* Confirmation of the Grimm nomination;
* Cloture on S 3254, the defense authorization bill
11:17 am HT Approx. 22 min. LIVE Nuclear Weapons Security Barack Obama; Leon Panetta President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative ... President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative Threat Reduction U.S.-Russia program to secure nuclear weapons in former Soviet states. The agreement was initiated by Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and former Senate Sam Nunn (D-GA). President Obama praised the work of both senators, and told humorous stories of his first foreign trip as a senator from Illinois with Senator Lugar. He also spoke of his administration’s commitment to nuclear disarmament, among his remarks saying, “Missile by missile, warhead by warhead, shell by shell, we’re putting a bygone era behind us.” The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium was held at the National Defense University.
President Obama also addressed the civil war in Syria, warning its President Assad that “there will be consequences” if he used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.
9:00 am HT Approx. 8 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 Patrick Conroy; Dennis Kucinich; Addison Graves Wilson The House convened for legislative business. The chair announced that, in light of the ... The House convened for legislative business. The chair announced that, in light of the resignation of Representative Filner (D-CA), the whole number of the House was 432. 2:00 pm HT Approx. 49 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Topics included the “fiscal cliff” ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Topics included the “fiscal cliff” and the civil war in Syria. Of recent detection by the intelligence community of Syrian movement of chemical weapons, Mr. Carney said tbe Obama administration had “increased concern” over Syria’s use of chemical weapons and that U.S. officials were “closely monitoring” the situation. Other issues included the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then, and Middle East peace. 11:43 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Chinese Rule of Law Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was ... Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was joined in discussion by law professors from Yale, Harvard, and New York University. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Prospects and Challenges for Rule of Law” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.
9:09 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing ... Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed that the government agency was more than $16 billion in debt because of low interest rates and slow rising home prices. Following her remarks, housing experts talked about the FHA. 2:51 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Tax Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Curtis DuBay; Charles Marr; Libby Casey Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the pros and cons of eliminating specific deductions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
This program was the fourth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
1:09 pm HT Approx. 52 min. Tom Donilon Remarks Thomas Donilon; David Rothkopf U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon talked about emerging security threats to the United ... U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon talked about emerging security threats to the United States and opportunities the U.S. may have to strengthen itself strategically in the next several years. David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor-at-Large for Foreign Policy, introduced Mr. Donilon.
10:57 am HT Approx. 8 min. Tax Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Curtis DuBay; Charles Marr; Libby Casey Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the pros and cons of eliminating specific deductions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
This program was the fourth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
3:00 pm HT Approx. 28 min. Communicators with Gregory Nojeim and Konrad Motyka Gregory Nojeim from the Center for Democracy and Technology and Konrad Motyka, president of the ... Gregory Nojeim from the Center for Democracy and Technology and Konrad Motyka, president of the FBI Agents Association, discuss the privacy of email and electronic communications. 2:04 pm HT Approx. 55 min. U.S.-European Union Relations Daniel Hamilton; Martin Schulz Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament delivered remarks on U.S. -Europe ... Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament delivered remarks on U.S. -Europe relations. He said he supports a free trade agreement set up by 2015, between United States and the European Union. Together, Europe and the U.S. account for about half the world’s economic output and nearly a third of world trade. Mr. Schulz also spoke about the need for the United States and European Union to work together on challenges relating to financial market regulations and economic recovery.
11:05 am HT Approx. 37 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House convened in legislative session. Debate was held on amending the Gramm-Leach-Bliley ... The House convened in legislative session. Debate was held on amending the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to provide an exception to the annual privacy notice requirement. 3:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Obama Administration Transparency Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his ... Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his administration a mixed review, praising it for publishing the White House visitor logs but urging better compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. The program “Transparency and the Obama Presidency: Looking at Progress in the Past Four Years” was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. 3:00 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton; Tamara Wittes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” She also talked about the Iranian nuclear threat saying we will not talk “indefinitely” and that the “window for negotiation will not stay open forever.” She also criticized Egypt (with its ambassador to the U.S. in the room) for its draft constitution despite a lack of consensus and protests from its people, adding that democracy “only begins with elections.”
11:43 am HT Approx. 41 min. Tax Deductions and Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; John McKinnon John McKinnon talked about some of the tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... John McKinnon talked about some of the tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, as well as how these deductions would impact Americans of varying incomes across the country. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” refers to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
5:04 pm HT Approx. 45 min. Counterterrorism in Africa Frank Cilluffo; Carter Ham; William Ramsey General Carter Ham talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The outgoing ... General Carter Ham talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The outgoing Commander of U.S. forces in Africa said al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the North African region known as the Maghreb has established a “safe haven” in Mali. He also described the situation in Mali as “very very worrisome.” He said U.S. government agencies and international organizations are engaged in a process aimed at dislodging al-Qaeda from Northern Mali, where the government lost control following a coup in March. He spoke at George Washington University. 4:10 pm HT Approx. 58 min. Education Policy and School Choice Kevin Chavous; Michael Davidson Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system ... Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members.
12:26 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Republican Fiscal Cliff Proposal Russell Berman Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal ...
Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
5:52 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware ... Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments several members showed photographs of destruction to businesses, personal property, and beaches in their districts and states. Senator Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) held back tears as she told stories of families who lost children to the storm. 5:09 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities ... Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members.
12:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Energy Security Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, ... Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, “National Strategy for Energy Security: Harnessing American Resources and Innovation.” The report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) made long-term policy recommendations for energy security. They agreed that oil dependence was the greatest threat to U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and fiscal stability. In the SAFE report, the writers of the report suggested maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption and improving conservation, which could boost revenue and reduce debt. This event took place in the Newseum. 8:22 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Obama Administration Transparency Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his ... Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his administration a mixed review, praising it for publishing the White House visitor logs but urging better compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. The program “Transparency and the Obama Presidency: Looking at Progress in the Past Four Years” was held in the Rayburn House Office Building. 6:19 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Health Care Costs Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) talked about his state’s efforts to lower health care ... Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) talked about his state’s efforts to lower health care costs. He described the coordinate care model, in which doctors are paid based on overall health outcomes rather than for each medical procedure. Afterward, panelists talked about state and local efforts to reform the payment system for medical services and reduce costs.
1:55 pm HT Approx. 55 min. Fiscal Responsibility Paul Orgel; Paul Weinstein Paul Weinstein talked about the role that the recommendations of the National Commission on Fiscal ... Paul Weinstein talked about the role that the recommendations of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (also known as the “Simpson-Bowles Commission") were playing in the ongoing negotiations to avert the "fiscal cliff.” Topics included the major provisions of the commission proposal, initial bipartisan reactions to the proposal, and how and why those reactions have changed. Mr. Weinstein also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal Cliff” referred to impending tax increases and spending cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
9:58 pm HT Approx. 45 min. Counterterrorism in Africa Frank Cilluffo; Carter Ham; William Ramsey General Carter Ham talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The outgoing ... General Carter Ham talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The outgoing Commander of U.S. forces in Africa said al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the North African region known as the Maghreb has established a “safe haven” in Mali. He also described the situation in Mali as “very very worrisome.” He said U.S. government agencies and international organizations are engaged in a process aimed at dislodging al-Qaeda from Northern Mali, where the government lost control following a coup in March. He spoke at George Washington University. 7:23 pm HT Approx. 56 min. Future of Manufacturing in the United States Panelists talked about a new model for manufacturing. Topics included innovations in ... Panelists talked about a new model for manufacturing. Topics included innovations in manufacturing technologies and financial and distribution models such as crowd sourcing. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Ben Kaufman then gave a presentation on product development. 
Techonomy Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, was a multidisciplinary conference held in Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium.
2:51 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Republican Fiscal Cliff Proposal Russell Berman Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal ...
Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:44 pm HT Approx. 54 min. U.S.-Israel Relations Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He ... Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. He talked about the economic challenges that face Palestinians which he called a major impediment to peace in the region. He also commented on the Iranian nuclear threat and the recent U.N. General Assembly vote that upgrades the status of the Palestinian Authority. This forum was hosted by the Brooking Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. This event began with introductory remarks by Brookings Vice President and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk. 8:22 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Remarks Hillary Clinton; Tamara Wittes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the keynote address at a forum on U.S.-Israel relations. Clinton criticized Israel for its announcement that it would create 3,000 new homes in Israeli-occupied lands which she said would “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.” She also talked about the Iranian nuclear threat saying we will not talk “indefinitely” and that the “window for negotiation will not stay open forever.” She also criticized Egypt (with its ambassador to the U.S. in the room) for its draft constitution despite a lack of consensus and protests from its people, adding that democracy “only begins with elections.”
3:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Energy Security Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, ... Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, “National Strategy for Energy Security: Harnessing American Resources and Innovation.” The report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) made long-term policy recommendations for energy security. They agreed that oil dependence was the greatest threat to U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and fiscal stability. In the SAFE report, the writers of the report suggested maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption and improving conservation, which could boost revenue and reduce debt. This event took place in the Newseum. 11:42 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Latest Developments in Syria Yassin Sabha; Radwan Ziadeh Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the ... Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the country’s civil war and opposition efforts against the regime of President Assad. The event was moderated by Yassin Sabha, with questions from the audience. 9:31 pm HT Approx. 58 min. Education Policy and School Choice Kevin Chavous; Michael Davidson Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system ... Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members.
4:24 pm HT Approx. 22 min. Nuclear Weapons Security Barack Obama; Leon Panetta President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative ... President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative Threat Reduction U.S.-Russia program to secure nuclear weapons in former Soviet states. The agreement was initiated by Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and former Senate Sam Nunn (D-GA). President Obama praised the work of both senators, and told humorous stories of his first foreign trip as a senator from Illinois with Senator Lugar. He also spoke of his administration’s commitment to nuclear disarmament, among his remarks saying, “Missile by missile, warhead by warhead, shell by shell, we’re putting a bygone era behind us.” The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium was held at the National Defense University.
President Obama also addressed the civil war in Syria, warning its President Assad that “there will be consequences” if he used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.
1:08 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Senate Filibuster Reform Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate ... Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate Republican’s from offering amendments and give Democrats power over the chamber’s agenda. They argued the filibuster was a powerful tool frequently used by both parties to block or delay Senate action on a bill. 
At the time of the program, “Filibuster ‘Reform’ or 'Power Grab': A Discussion of the Senate’s Rules,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. The only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
10:31 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Economic Opportunities for Youth and Minorities Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities ... Panelists talked about the effectiveness of existing education policies in helping minorities compete for jobs and attain economic mobility. Topics included the impact of the high unemployment rate on African Americans and Latinos, education funding at federal and state levels, and creating a stronger link between businesses, economic growth, and education. The program included questions from audience members.
4:56 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Tax Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Curtis DuBay; Charles Marr; Libby Casey Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the pros and cons of eliminating specific deductions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
This program was the fourth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
11:40 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Health Care Costs Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) talked about his state’s efforts to lower health care ... Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) talked about his state’s efforts to lower health care costs. He described the coordinate care model, in which doctors are paid based on overall health outcomes rather than for each medical procedure. Afterward, panelists talked about state and local efforts to reform the payment system for medical services and reduce costs.
5:37 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Republican Fiscal Cliff Proposal Russell Berman Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal ...
Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
12:45 am HT Approx. 56 min. Future of Manufacturing in the United States Panelists talked about a new model for manufacturing. Topics included innovations in ... Panelists talked about a new model for manufacturing. Topics included innovations in manufacturing technologies and financial and distribution models such as crowd sourcing. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Ben Kaufman then gave a presentation on product development. 
Techonomy Detroit, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, was a multidisciplinary conference held in Wayne State University’s Community Arts Auditorium.
5:46 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Energy Security Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, ... Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, “National Strategy for Energy Security: Harnessing American Resources and Innovation.” The report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) made long-term policy recommendations for energy security. They agreed that oil dependence was the greatest threat to U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and fiscal stability. In the SAFE report, the writers of the report suggested maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption and improving conservation, which could boost revenue and reduce debt. This event took place in the Newseum. 1:44 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Amtrak Structural Reorganization Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a ... Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a structural reorganization plan for the passenger rail service. Ted Alves reported that Amtrak had or was in the process of implementing several of changes, such as human capital management and food and beverage programs. He said that the company was focused on operating more like a profit-making business, and that Amtrak had improved its invoice review process and recovered over $20 million in overpayments in 2012.
Republican committee members spoke of Amtrak’s heavy dependence on government subsidies and stressed the need for efficiency.
7:06 pm HT Approx. 22 min. Nuclear Weapons Security Barack Obama; Leon Panetta President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative ... President Obama visited Army post Fort McNair to mark the 20th anniversary of the Cooperative Threat Reduction U.S.-Russia program to secure nuclear weapons in former Soviet states. The agreement was initiated by Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and former Senate Sam Nunn (D-GA). President Obama praised the work of both senators, and told humorous stories of his first foreign trip as a senator from Illinois with Senator Lugar. He also spoke of his administration’s commitment to nuclear disarmament, among his remarks saying, “Missile by missile, warhead by warhead, shell by shell, we’re putting a bygone era behind us.” The Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction symposium was held at the National Defense University.
President Obama also addressed the civil war in Syria, warning its President Assad that “there will be consequences” if he used chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.
7:38 pm HT Approx. 40 min. Tax Loopholes and the Fiscal Cliff Curtis DuBay; Charles Marr; Libby Casey Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping ... Curtis Dubay and Chuck Marr talked about tax loopholes and deductions potentially on the chopping block in the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the pros and cons of eliminating specific deductions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
This program was the fourth part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
8:19 pm HT Approx. 5 min. Republican Fiscal Cliff Proposal Russell Berman Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal ...
Russell Berman was interviewed via Skype about the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:45 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed ... Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations. Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.
12:11 am HT Approx. 25 min. President Obama Biographers Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential ... Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President Clinton. Ron Suskind in his analysis said that the president had developed a better understanding of presidential power. They were interviewed by biographer Walter Isaacson.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
12:38 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Energy Security Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, ... Business, political, and retired military leaders talked about the report they were releasing, “National Strategy for Energy Security: Harnessing American Resources and Innovation.” The report from Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) made long-term policy recommendations for energy security. They agreed that oil dependence was the greatest threat to U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and fiscal stability. In the SAFE report, the writers of the report suggested maximizing oil and gas production, reducing consumption and improving conservation, which could boost revenue and reduce debt. This event took place in the Newseum.