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5:00 am MT Approx. 49 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff and the Lame-Duck Congressional Agenda ; ; Nancy Cook explained the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts ... Nancy Cook explained the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Among the topics she discussed were the types of taxes that would go up, whose taxes would be affected, and possible changes to Medicare and Social Security. She also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. 4:29 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control ... Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the fiscal cliff. The across-the-board cuts, also called "sequestration, were to go into effect if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement by the end of 2012. Topics included shifting power back to the civilian force, removing outdated military programs such as nuclear weapons and tanks, and the impact of military spending on the economy. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program. 
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
4:03 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. U.S.-Asia Relations Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future ... Former ambassadors talked about the Obama administration’s record in Asia and future challenges and task. In a discussion focusing on China and East Asia, they advised that future U.S. policy focus heavily on Asia. They also advised Congress and political leaders to end political gridlock and rebuild some bipartisanship, suggesting that U.S.-China policy would be a good place to start. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
5:51 am MT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Representative Kevin Brady on the Congressional Agenda ; Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included possible areas of compromise and House Republican leadership in the 113th Congress. 5:42 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Social Programs and Budget Cuts Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, ... Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included a gradual increase in payroll taxes to offset increased life expectancies, overall tax rates, and the possibility that the fiscal cliff could be used as leverage to force changes to social programs that would otherwise not be considered. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
5:53 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Education of African-American Males Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) spoke at a conference on ideas for improving the education of ... Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) spoke at a conference on ideas for improving the education of African-American males. State and local education officials focused on promising practices to close racial and ethnic achievement and opportunity gaps, and discussed new strategies and partnerships aimed at improving the social, educational and economic outcomes of African-American males. They responded to questions from the audience.
6:22 am MT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda ; Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck ... Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included President Obama’s previous day meeting with congressional Democratic leaders, and Social Security and Medicare. 6:55 am MT Approx. 27 min. Online Consumer Privacy ; Federal Trade Commission Chair Jon Leibowitz talked about online consumer privacy, children online ... Federal Trade Commission Chair Jon Leibowitz talked about online consumer privacy, children online protection, and the FTC agenda. He was interviewed by Julia Angwin.

“Big Data: Opportunity and Risk” was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting.
8:05 am MT Approx. 55 min. LIVE Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Impact Panel Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie ... Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie Lovelace, who contracted the disease from a tainted injection. The outbreak was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440 others, and was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured the shots. Ms. Lovelace in her testimony said that no one called to tell her the cause of her husband’s death; she found out through the press.
6:54 am MT Approx. 24 min. LIVE Representative LaTourette on the Congressional Agenda ; ; Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck ... Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included congressional partisanship, and tea party movement members in the House. 7:23 am MT Approx. 37 min. Senator Rob Portman Post-Election Analysis ; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican Party. He provided an analysis of the November 6, 2012, election results, saying the Democrats did a better job of getting their voters to the polls. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
“The Future of the Republican Party” was the luncheon program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held in the Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
9:00 am MT Approx. 8 min. LIVE Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmaceutical Panel ; ; Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the ... Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440 others. The outbreak was traced to his Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured the contaminated injections.
7:20 am MT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Representative Raul Grijalva on the Congressional Agenda ; Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck ... Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*Other topics included Social Security and Medicare. 8:00 am MT Approx. 1 min. LIVE House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader. 9:08 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 52 min. LIVE Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Government Panel Witnesses testified about a meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that had been linked to 32 deaths ... Witnesses testified about a meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that had been linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and stricken 440 others. The outbreak was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured contaminated injections. Members of the subcommittee criticized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not doing enough to shut down the pharmacy. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said it was because her agency lacked the authority to do so.
7:52 am MT Approx. 8 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff and the Lame-Duck Congressional Agenda ; Jason Dick explained the looming “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and ... Jason Dick explained the looming “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement. He also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. 8:02 am MT Approx. 10 min. Senator-Elect Angus King Party Caucus Announcement ; Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. 12:03 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Public Diplomacy in the Obama Administration's Second Term State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. ... State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. diplomacy in President Obama’s second term. Among the topics they addressed were student exchange programs and the operation of media programs such as the Voice of America. They responded to questions from the audience.
8:01 am MT Approx. 16 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 8:12 am MT Approx. 30 min. LIVE House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader. 1:47 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. 2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options: 1) do nothing and let tax cuts expire 2) agree to a “grand bargain” 3) do nothing drastic and take time to make the right decision. All agreed not harming the economy took priority over reducing the budget deficit and national debt. A PowerPoint presentation was included. They also answered questions from audience members.
This program was part of the Economists for Peace and Security Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium “Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?” It was held in cooperation with New America Foundation’s Economic Growth Program at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
8:18 am MT Approx. 5 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Lame-Duck Congressional Agenda ; ; Nancy Cook explained the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts ... Nancy Cook explained the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Among the topics she discussed were the types of taxes that would go up, whose taxes would be affected, and possible changes to Medicare and Social Security. She also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. 8:43 am MT Approx. 12 min. LIVE House Democratic Leadership Telephone lines were open for comments on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s announcement ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she would seek reelection to her leadership status in the House Democratic caucus. 3:14 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control ... Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the fiscal cliff. The across-the-board cuts, also called "sequestration, were to go into effect if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement by the end of 2012. Topics included shifting power back to the civilian force, removing outdated military programs such as nuclear weapons and tanks, and the impact of military spending on the economy. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program. 
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
8:24 am MT Approx. 7 min. LIVE Senate Democrats on Leadership Elections Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which ... Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which produced no changes. Majority Leader Reid said he would push for changes to conference and filibuster procedures to make the Senate more effective. 8:56 am MT Approx. 6 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated. 4:28 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Social Programs and Budget Cuts Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, ... Economists and political scholars talked about social programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as part of a possible agreement on avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included a gradual increase in payroll taxes to offset increased life expectancies, overall tax rates, and the possibility that the fiscal cliff could be used as leverage to force changes to social programs that would otherwise not be considered. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
8:33 am MT Approx. 12 min. Senator-Elect Angus King Party Caucus Announcement ; Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. 9:03 am MT Approx. 32 min. U.S. Debt and the Global Economy Panelists talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts ... Panelists talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. They also talked about the overall global economy, focusing on China. 
“Global Economic Outlook” was a panel of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
5:43 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Republicans on Leadership Elections Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th ... Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th Congress. Leaders-elect Whip John Cornyn, Conference Chairman John Thune, Policy Committee leader John Barrasso, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Jerry Moran spoke. Senate Minority Leaser McConnell responded to questions from reporters.
8:46 am MT Approx. 29 min. Representative Kevin Brady on the Congressional Agenda ; Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, ... Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included possible areas of compromise and House Republican leadership in the 113th Congress. 9:35 am MT Approx. 55 min. LIVE House Conservative Republican Agenda A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about ... A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about the lame-duck session of Congress, the 113th Congress, and the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included immigration reform and the farm bill. This was the monthly press conference, in the Rayburn House Office Building, held by Conversations with Conservatives. Lachlan Markay moderated.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:51 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Democrats on Leadership Elections Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which ... Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which produced no changes. Majority Leader Reid said he would push for changes to conference and filibuster procedures to make the Senate more effective.
9:16 am MT Approx. 4 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated. 10:34 am MT Approx. 30 min. Treasury Secretary Geithner Remarks ; Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill ... Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner defended President Obama’s insistence on vetoing any bill that extends Bush-era tax rates for those making $250,000 or more, calling Republican opposition to the move “deeply implausible.” Mr. Geithner also said the financial situation in Europe would continue to stabilize despite recent developments. He was interviewed by David Wessel.
“Administration Response” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
6:03 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. George Mason University Post-Election Analysis Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 ... Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble dealing with more liberal members of his party on certain issues than Republicans. Jeremy Mayer said the Republican Party needed to moderate its position on tax hikes. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Election 2012 One Week Later: An Analysis by Mason Faculty” was held in Founders Hall on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington County, Virginia.
9:22 am MT Approx. 8 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Lame-Duck Congressional Agenda ; Jason Dick explained the looming “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and ... Jason Dick explained the looming “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress could not reach a new budget agreement. He also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic communications. 11:05 am MT Approx. 29 min. Senator Rob Portman Post-Election Analysis ; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican Party. He provided an analysis of the November 6, 2012, election results, saying the Democrats did a better job of getting their voters to the polls. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
“The Future of the Republican Party” was the luncheon program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held in the Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
7:20 pm MT Approx. 55 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about ... A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about the lame-duck session of Congress, the 113th Congress, and the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included immigration reform and the farm bill. This was the monthly press conference, in the Rayburn House Office Building, held by Conversations with Conservatives. Lachlan Markay moderated.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
9:30 am MT Approx. 9 min. Representative LaTourette on the Congressional Agenda ; ; Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck ... Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included congressional partisanship, and tea party movement members in the House. 11:34 am MT Approx. 51 min. LIVE Presidential News Conference President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference ... President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference since his re-election. Among the topics addressed were the resignation of General David Petraeus as CIA director, demographics of the American electorate, the state of the economy, budget negotiations and efforts to avoid the economic “fiscal cliff” in January 2013, potential cabinet appointments, and his agenda for a second term. He also strongly defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against criticisms of her response to terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya and said he would not hesitate to nominate her as secretary of state if she was the most qualified candidate. 8:17 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. 2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options: 1) do nothing and let tax cuts expire 2) agree to a “grand bargain” 3) do nothing drastic and take time to make the right decision. All agreed not harming the economy took priority over reducing the budget deficit and national debt. A PowerPoint presentation was included. They also answered questions from audience members.
This program was part of the Economists for Peace and Security Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium “Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?” It was held in cooperation with New America Foundation’s Economic Growth Program at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
9:40 am MT Approx. 8 min. LIVE Senate Republicans on Leadership Elections Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th ... Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th Congress. Leaders-elect Whip John Cornyn, Conference Chairman John Thune, Policy Committee leader John Barrasso, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Jerry Moran spoke. Senate Minority Leaser McConnell responded to questions from reporters. 12:26 pm MT Approx. 6 min. LIVE Open Phones on News Conference Telephone lines were open for comments on possible compromises for avoiding the “fiscal ... Telephone lines were open for comments on possible compromises for avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. 9:47 pm MT Approx. 56 min. 2012 Election Review Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an ... Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an in-depth look at the demographic breakdown of voter turnout and what the implications of the post-election statistics are on the new political landscape. The panelists agreed that minority voters and changing demographics hurt the Republican Party.
“What Just Happened?” was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
9:49 am MT Approx. 10 min. House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader. 12:33 pm MT Approx. 4 hr. 30 min. LIVE Senate Session The U.S. Senate continued debate on a bill to expand hunting and fishing on federal ... The U.S. Senate continued debate on a bill to expand hunting and fishing on federal lands. Senator John McCain filed a resolution calling for a bipartisan joint investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.*The Senate rejected a motion to invoke cloture on S.3414, a bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. 10:45 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Post-Election Analysis with Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg assessed the results of the 2012 elections, the campaign in ... Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg assessed the results of the 2012 elections, the campaign in general, and the futures of both parties. Mr. Cook said Republicans need to appeal to a wider range of voters, warning, “Their center is older white men and that’s not where this country is going. The future doesn’t look like the Republican Party.” Mr. Rothenberg in his analysis asserted that Democratic voters' beliefs do not allow them to vote for Republican candidates, while Republican voters' beliefs leave them more open to supporting Democrats. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
This event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., was part of Leading Authorities' Association Lecture Series, co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There was introductory video.
10:00 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 58 min. LIVE House Session Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) gave his farewell address. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) gave his farewell address. 5:03 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Senate Democrats on Leadership Elections Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which ... Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which produced no changes. Majority Leader Reid said he would push for changes to conference and filibuster procedures to make the Senate more effective. 11:49 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. U.S.-Russia Trade Relations Participants spoke about trade relations with Russia and proposals for a Permanent Normal Trade ... Participants spoke about trade relations with Russia and proposals for a Permanent Normal Trade Relationship (PNTR) as a means to improve American businesses and the economy. They responded to questions from the audience. Congress will consider the PNTR legislation along with the Magnitsky bill that addresses the death of Sergei Magnitsky and deny visas to Russian officials accused of human rights violations. Sergei Magnitsky was arrested for exposing government corruption and died while in prison. The passage of this legislation is harshly criticized by the Kremlin and could hurt relations between the two countries.
12:59 pm MT Approx. 32 min. House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader. 5:11 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Republicans on Leadership Elections Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th ... Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th Congress. Leaders-elect Whip John Cornyn, Conference Chairman John Thune, Policy Committee leader John Barrasso, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Jerry Moran spoke. Senate Minority Leaser McConnell responded to questions from reporters. 1:05 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. George Mason University Post-Election Analysis Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 ... Academics analyzed the results of the 2012 election. Historian Richard Norton Smith said 2012 was not a “status quo” election and that President Obama could have more trouble dealing with more liberal members of his party on certain issues than Republicans. Jeremy Mayer said the Republican Party needed to moderate its position on tax hikes. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Election 2012 One Week Later: An Analysis by Mason Faculty” was held in Founders Hall on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington County, Virginia.
1:32 pm MT Approx. 12 min. Senator-Elect Angus King Party Caucus Announcement ; Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. 5:21 pm MT Approx. 36 min. Senator Rob Portman Post-Election Analysis ; Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) talked about the tax policy and the future agenda of the Republican Party. He provided an analysis of the November 6, 2012, election results, saying the Democrats did a better job of getting their voters to the polls. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
“The Future of the Republican Party” was the luncheon program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held in the Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
2:23 am MT Approx. 55 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about ... A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about the lame-duck session of Congress, the 113th Congress, and the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included immigration reform and the farm bill. This was the monthly press conference, in the Rayburn House Office Building, held by Conversations with Conservatives. Lachlan Markay moderated.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
1:44 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Republicans on Leadership Elections Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th ... Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th Congress. Leaders-elect Whip John Cornyn, Conference Chairman John Thune, Policy Committee leader John Barrasso, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Jerry Moran spoke. Senate Minority Leaser McConnell responded to questions from reporters. 6:00 pm MT Approx. 55 min. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Impact Panel Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie ... Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie Lovelace, who contracted the disease from a tainted injection. The outbreak was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440 others, and was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured the shots. Ms. Lovelace in her testimony said that no one called to tell her the cause of her husband’s death; she found out through the press. 3:20 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. 2013 Budget and the Fiscal Cliff Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the ... Economic and political scholars talked about the economy and the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts impending at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They explained three options: 1) do nothing and let tax cuts expire 2) agree to a “grand bargain” 3) do nothing drastic and take time to make the right decision. All agreed not harming the economy took priority over reducing the budget deficit and national debt. A PowerPoint presentation was included. They also answered questions from audience members.
This program was part of the Economists for Peace and Security Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium “Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?” It was held in cooperation with New America Foundation’s Economic Growth Program at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
1:53 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Democrats on Leadership Elections Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which ... Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which produced no changes. Majority Leader Reid said he would push for changes to conference and filibuster procedures to make the Senate more effective. 6:55 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmaceutical Panel ; ; Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the ... Barry Cadden invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and would not testify at a hearing on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440 others. The outbreak was traced to his Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured the contaminated injections. 4:50 am MT Approx. 56 min. 2012 Election Review Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an ... Panelists discussed the 2012 election results, focusing on the presidential race, including an in-depth look at the demographic breakdown of voter turnout and what the implications of the post-election statistics are on the new political landscape. The panelists agreed that minority voters and changing demographics hurt the Republican Party.
“What Just Happened?” was a panel of CQ Roll Call’s “"Election Impact Conference,” held in the Ronald Reagan Building.
2:03 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Investigation of Benghazi Terrorist Attack ; Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-CT) repeated their calls ... Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-CT) repeated their calls for the establishment of a temporary select committee to investigate the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. Senator McCain stated that General Petraeus' testimony to the House and Senate Intelligence committees later in the week would be important. The three senators also voiced strong opposition against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, adding that they would move to block the possible nomination of Ms. Rice as secretary of state.
This is a portion of the news conference.
7:04 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 51 min. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Government Panel Witnesses testified about a meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that had been linked to 32 deaths ... Witnesses testified about a meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that had been linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and stricken 440 others. The outbreak was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured contaminated injections. Members of the subcommittee criticized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not doing enough to shut down the pharmacy. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said it was because her agency lacked the authority to do so.
2:08 pm MT Approx. 51 min. Presidential News Conference President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference ... President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference since his re-election. Among the topics addressed were the resignation of General David Petraeus as CIA director, demographics of the American electorate, the state of the economy, budget negotiations and efforts to avoid the economic “fiscal cliff” in January 2013, potential cabinet appointments, and his agenda for a second term. He also strongly defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against criticisms of her response to terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya and said he would not hesitate to nominate her as secretary of state if she was the most qualified candidate. 9:56 pm MT Approx. 40 min. Air Force Sexual Misconduct Report ; Air Education and Training Command Commander General Edward Rice, Jr., and Air Force Chief of ... Air Education and Training Command Commander General Edward Rice, Jr., and Air Force Chief of Safety Major General Margaret Woodward briefed the media on a report released that day of the findings and recommendations of an internal investigation of sexual misconduct by military trainers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland where the Air Force conducts basic training. The Air Force was instituting 45 policy changes, including increasing female military trainers by 25 percent.
3:01 pm MT Approx. 2 min. House Republicans on Leadership Elections House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results ... House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results of their leadership elections for the 113th Congress, along with discussing their agenda. Speaker Boehner said he is looking forward to going to the White House the next day and beginning a conversation with President Obama on reducing the deficit. However, he stressed that raising income tax rates would hurt job creation. 10:38 pm MT Approx. 20 min. Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff ; ; Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax ... Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement before then. He said that the sequestration of funds would be more damaging than the tax increase and that the “fiscal cliff” would cause a “short-term bump to the economy,” which could be undone. Representative Frank also said the 2012 election was a mandate against severe domestic funding cuts. He was interviewed by Andrew Sorkin.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
3:04 pm MT Approx. 6 min. House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader. 11:00 pm MT Approx. 17 min. Women in the Senate ; ; Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the ... Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about women senators and their role in compromising and the legislative process. She said that women senators are working well together and getting things done. She also remarked that the women senators' group was “very collegial” and had “forged these relationships.” She was interviewed by Katty Kay.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
3:11 pm MT Approx. 14 min. LIVE House Republicans on Leadership Elections House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results ... House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results of their leadership elections for the 113th Congress, along with discussing their agenda. Speaker Boehner said he is looking forward to going to the White House the next day and beginning a conversation with President Obama on reducing the deficit. However, he stressed that raising income tax rates would hurt job creation. 11:18 pm MT Approx. 3 hr. 55 min. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Impact Panel Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie ... Joy Lovelace testified on the meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that killed her husband, Eddie Lovelace, who contracted the disease from a tainted injection. The outbreak was linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and sickened 440 others, and was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured the shots. Ms. Lovelace in her testimony said that no one called to tell her the cause of her husband’s death; she found out through the press.
3:26 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Government Panel Witnesses testified about a meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that had been linked to 32 deaths ... Witnesses testified about a meningitis outbreak earlier in 2012 that had been linked to 32 deaths in 19 states, and stricken 440 others. The outbreak was traced to a Massachusetts-based pharmacy that manufactured contaminated injections. Members of the subcommittee criticized the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for not doing enough to shut down the pharmacy. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said it was because her agency lacked the authority to do so. 3:16 am MT Approx. 40 min. Air Force Sexual Misconduct Report ; Air Education and Training Command Commander General Edward Rice, Jr., and Air Force Chief of ... Air Education and Training Command Commander General Edward Rice, Jr., and Air Force Chief of Safety Major General Margaret Woodward briefed the media on a report released that day of the findings and recommendations of an internal investigation of sexual misconduct by military trainers at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland where the Air Force conducts basic training. The Air Force was instituting 45 policy changes, including increasing female military trainers by 25 percent.
4:36 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated. 3:58 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Public Diplomacy in the Obama Administration's Second Term State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. ... State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. diplomacy in President Obama’s second term. Among the topics they addressed were student exchange programs and the operation of media programs such as the Voice of America. They responded to questions from the audience.
6:03 pm MT Approx. 52 min. Presidential News Conference President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference ... President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference since his re-election. Among the topics addressed were the resignation of General David Petraeus as CIA director, demographics of the American electorate, the state of the economy, budget negotiations and efforts to avoid the economic “fiscal cliff” in January 2013, potential cabinet appointments, and his agenda for a second term. He also strongly defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against criticisms of her response to terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya and said he would not hesitate to nominate her as secretary of state if she was the most qualified candidate.
6:56 pm MT Approx. 14 min. House Republicans on Leadership Elections House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results ... House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results of their leadership elections for the 113th Congress, along with discussing their agenda. Speaker Boehner said he is looking forward to going to the White House the next day and beginning a conversation with President Obama on reducing the deficit. However, he stressed that raising income tax rates would hurt job creation.
7:10 pm MT Approx. 32 min. House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader.
7:43 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Senate Republicans on Leadership Elections Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th ... Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th Congress. Leaders-elect Whip John Cornyn, Conference Chairman John Thune, Policy Committee leader John Barrasso, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Jerry Moran spoke. Senate Minority Leaser McConnell responded to questions from reporters.
7:51 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Democrats on Leadership Elections Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which ... Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which produced no changes. Majority Leader Reid said he would push for changes to conference and filibuster procedures to make the Senate more effective.
8:00 pm MT Approx. 23 min. Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte on Bengazi Investigation ; ; Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Armed Services Committee’s ranking member, filed a ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Armed Services Committee’s ranking member, filed a resolution calling for a bipartisan joint investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He was joined on the floor by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Senator McCain also reacted to comments by President Obama at a news conference where he criticizing Senators McCain and Graham for attacking U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.
8:25 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated.
9:50 pm MT Approx. 52 min. Presidential News Conference President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference ... President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference since his re-election. Among the topics addressed were the resignation of General David Petraeus as CIA director, demographics of the American electorate, the state of the economy, budget negotiations and efforts to avoid the economic “fiscal cliff” in January 2013, potential cabinet appointments, and his agenda for a second term. He also strongly defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against criticisms of her response to terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya and said he would not hesitate to nominate her as secretary of state if she was the most qualified candidate.
10:42 pm MT Approx. 14 min. House Republicans on Leadership Elections House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results ... House Speaker John Boehner and the new leadership held a press conference to announce the results of their leadership elections for the 113th Congress, along with discussing their agenda. Speaker Boehner said he is looking forward to going to the White House the next day and beginning a conversation with President Obama on reducing the deficit. However, he stressed that raising income tax rates would hurt job creation.
10:57 pm MT Approx. 32 min. House Democratic Agenda Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part ... Representative Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters about the historic number of women elected as part of the House Democratic Caucus. She talked about the Democratic agenda, and announced that she intended to run again for minority leader.
11:29 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Republicans on Leadership Elections Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th ... Senate Republicans spoke to reporters following elections of leadership for the 113th Congress. Leaders-elect Whip John Cornyn, Conference Chairman John Thune, Policy Committee leader John Barrasso, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Jerry Moran spoke. Senate Minority Leaser McConnell responded to questions from reporters.
11:37 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Democrats on Leadership Elections Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which ... Senate Democrats spoke to reporters following leadership elections for the 113th Congress which produced no changes. Majority Leader Reid said he would push for changes to conference and filibuster procedures to make the Senate more effective.
11:46 pm MT Approx. 23 min. Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte on Bengazi Investigation ; ; Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Armed Services Committee’s ranking member, filed a ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the Armed Services Committee’s ranking member, filed a resolution calling for a bipartisan joint investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He was joined on the floor by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Senator McCain also reacted to comments by President Obama at a news conference where he criticizing Senators McCain and Graham for attacking U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.
12:12 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. Women and the 2012 Election Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about ... Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) spoke about gains for women in the 2012 elections. They noted that for the first time ever, there would be no all-male state legislatures, there would be 81 women in the House and 20 in the Senate, and that for the first time the majority in the Democratic Caucus would not be white males. Then panelists discussed the impact of women in the 2012 elections. A national public opinion research report by EMILY s List was released that provides an in-depth look at the issues that motivated women most at the polls. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Dee Dee Myers moderated.
1:40 am MT Approx. 48 min. Representative Ron Paul Farewell Speech Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) delivered his farewell address on the House floor. In his ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) delivered his farewell address on the House floor. In his remarks he criticized the U.S. government, politicians and special interests, calling for a return to policies that favored personal liberty, and said that the Constitution had failed to limit the scope of an authoritarian bureaucracy.
2:30 am MT Approx. 12 min. Senator-Elect Angus King Party Caucus Announcement ; Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats. Senator-elect Angus King (I-ME) announced that he would caucus with Senate Democrats.
2:44 am MT Approx. 23 min. Representative LaTourette on the Congressional Agenda ; ; Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck ... Representative Steven LaTourette (R-OH) talked about the congressional agenda for the lame-duck session, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The main topic was the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Other topics included congressional partisanship, and tea party movement members in the House.
3:10 am MT Approx. 55 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about ... A group of conservative Republican members of Congress responded to questions from reporters about the lame-duck session of Congress, the 113th Congress, and the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included immigration reform and the farm bill. This was the monthly press conference, in the Rayburn House Office Building, held by Conversations with Conservatives. Lachlan Markay moderated.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
4:06 am MT Approx. 52 min. Presidential News Conference President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference ... President Obama spoke to reporters and answered questions in his first formal news conference since his re-election. Among the topics addressed were the resignation of General David Petraeus as CIA director, demographics of the American electorate, the state of the economy, budget negotiations and efforts to avoid the economic “fiscal cliff” in January 2013, potential cabinet appointments, and his agenda for a second term. He also strongly defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against criticisms of her response to terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya and said he would not hesitate to nominate her as secretary of state if she was the most qualified candidate.