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5:00 am MT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “How confident are you in the ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “How confident are you in the White House national security team?”
Bloomberg News congressional correspondent Kathleen Hunter was interviewed by phone about Minority Leader Pelosi’s announcement that she that she intended to run again for the House Democratic leadership position. She also talked about House Republican and Senate leadership elections.
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. 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.
5:49 am MT Approx. 59 min. LIVE News Review with Ron Paul Nancy Calo; Ronald Paul; Libby Casey Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and General David Petraeus' resignation as CIA director.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
5:42 am MT Approx. 31 min. European Debt Crisis Jose Aznar; Gerard Baker Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar gave an overall assessment of the European debt ... Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar gave an overall assessment of the European debt crisis and future of the European Union. He was interviewed by Gerard Baker. 
“Europe: The Economic Crisis, Prospects for Growth, and the Future of the EU” was a program of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
5:47 am MT Approx. 23 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.
6:49 am MT Approx. 30 min. LIVE Bernie Sanders on the Fiscal Cliff and Role of Independents Nancy Calo; Bernard Sanders; Libby Casey Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails reach a new budget agreement. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, Social Security and Medicare, and the role of independents in the Senate. Senator Sanders also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
6:14 am MT Approx. 45 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.
6:13 am 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.
7:21 am MT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Health Insurance Exchanges Jennifer Tolbert; Libby Casey Jennifer Tolbert talked about state-based health insurance exchanges, a key component of the ... Jennifer Tolbert talked about state-based health insurance exchanges, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. November 16, 2012 marked the deadline for states planning to operate a state-based exchange or state-federal exchange to submit their plans to the Department of Health and Human Services. Topics included options for states that decided not to run their own exchanges, federal subsidies for those who lack the funds to pay for health insurance, and the impact of the law on small businesses. Ms. Tolbert also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:00 am MT Approx. 9 hr. 1 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate continued work on the Sportsmans' Bill and then on a bill setting Defense Department ... The Senate continued work on the Sportsmans' Bill and then on a bill setting Defense Department programs and policies for the next year. 7:49 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 37 min. LIVE Afghanistan War Commander Nomination The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph ... The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe havens for insurgents in Pakistan, and President Obama’s timeline for withdrawal. General Dunford in his testimony said that the U.S. would maintain a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 during the “decade of transition.”
8:01 am MT Approx. 50 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. 4:04 pm MT Approx. 29 min. BP Oil Spill Settlement Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans ... Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans regarding new criminal charges and a settlement in the BP oil spill. Attorney General Holder outlined the 14 charges which included 11 counts of manslaughter and one obstruction of justice. He also said that BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation and conservation. Other investigations into civil and criminal charges remained open. 10:28 am MT Approx. 37 min. Senator Rob Portman Post-Election Analysis Paul Gigot; Rob Portman 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.
8:52 am MT Approx. 11 min. Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “How confident are you in the ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “How confident are you in the White House national security team?”
Bloomberg News congressional correspondent Kathleen Hunter was interviewed by phone about Minority Leader Pelosi’s announcement that she that she intended to run again for the House Democratic leadership position. She also talked about House Republican and Senate leadership elections.
4:36 pm MT Approx. 23 min. Congressional Reaction to BP Oil Spill Settlement Edward Markey; Henry Waxman Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators ... Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators into the BP oil spill, reacted to the settlement reached between BP and the Department of Justice related to criminal charges and fines for the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 14 charges included 11 counts of manslaughter and one of obstruction of justice. BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation, and conservation. Investigations into other civil and criminal charges remained open. 11:13 am MT Approx. 23 min. LIVE House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. Topics included ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. Topics included congressional leaders' upcoming meeting with President Obama about the the “fiscal cliff,” and Israeli airstrikes against Hamas.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to tax increases and budget cuts set to happen at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
9:03 am MT Approx. 16 min. LIVE Senator Coburn on Defense Department Budget Cuts Thomas Coburn Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the ... Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the Defense Department could save $67.9 billion over ten years. 5:00 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Emily Cadei on Benghazi Hearings Emily Cadei Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the ... Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the concerns Republicans have over the response to Benghazi, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. 11:39 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.
9:21 am MT Approx. 38 min. News Review with Ron Paul Nancy Calo; Ronald Paul; Libby Casey Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and General David Petraeus' resignation as CIA director.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
5:07 pm MT Approx. 52 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Report House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters ... House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters about their report on the investigation into to the collapse of MF Global which found that then chief executive officer Jon Corzine played a significant role in the company’s demise. Other findings included poor company internal controls, recordkeeping, and accounting procedures. The report also cited regulatory community negligence in spotting signs of trouble and communicating with each other. 12:56 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. U.S. Middle East Policy in the Obama Administration's Second Term James Jeffrey; Dennis B. Ross; Robert Satloff Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the ... Former presidential advisers Dennis Ross and James Jeffrey assessed U.S. Middle East policy in the Obama administration’s second term. They talked about unrest in Syria and their concerns about Egypt’s government. Dennis Ross said that the administration’s sanctions on Iran had been effective but that 2013 would require a more forceful approach to counter Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
10:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House debated normalizing trade relations with Russia. The House debated normalizing trade relations with Russia. 6:02 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LGBT Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related ... Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related policies at the federal level, and the impact of gay and lesbian voters in the 2012 elections. They responded to questions from the audience. 2:31 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Defense Department Auditability Challenges Witnesses testified on the military’s lack of an effective mechanism in place to audit its ... Witnesses testified on the military’s lack of an effective mechanism in place to audit its books.
11:29 am MT Approx. 6 min. Bernie Sanders on the Fiscal Cliff and Role of Independents Nancy Calo; Bernard Sanders; Libby Casey Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails reach a new budget agreement. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, Social Security and Medicare, and the role of independents in the Senate. Senator Sanders also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
7:40 pm MT Approx. 38 min. U.S. Economy and Unemployment Rate Alan Krueger; David Rubenstein Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended ... Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended President Obama’s budget plan, including raising taxes for the top two percent of wage-earners, and called on the House of Representatives to pass the bill which he says would reduce the anxiety and lower unemployment rate. 3:48 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Gender Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including ... Panelists talked about women’s issues that punctuated the 2012 election, including women’s health and reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality and the 2012 Elections” was a program of The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane University. It was held in Columbia University’s Schermerhorn Hall and co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
11:36 am MT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Tour of Staten Island Damage from Hurricane Sandy Michael Bloomberg; Andrew Cuomo; Barack Obama President Obama travelled to the New York City area to assess storm damage from Hurricane ... President Obama travelled to the New York City area to assess storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. During the visit, he met with affected families, local officials and first responders, and a FEMA disaster recovery center. He was joined by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and other officials. The president provided briefing remarks following his tour of the storm damage.
Mayor Bloomberg’s name was misspelled on screen.
8:19 pm MT Approx. 17 min. Senator Coburn on Defense Department Budget Cuts Thomas Coburn Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the ... Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the Defense Department could save $67.9 billion over ten years. 6:02 pm MT Approx. 56 min. News Review with Ron Paul Nancy Calo; Ronald Paul; Libby Casey Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and General David Petraeus' resignation as CIA director.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
12:16 pm MT Approx. 29 min. LIVE BP Oil Spill Settlement Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans ... Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans regarding new criminal charges and a settlement in the BP oil spill. Attorney General Holder outlined the 14 charges which included 11 counts of manslaughter and one obstruction of justice. He also said that BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation and conservation. Other investigations into civil and criminal charges remained open. 8:36 pm MT Approx. 52 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Report House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters ... House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters about their report on the investigation into to the collapse of MF Global which found that then chief executive officer Jon Corzine played a significant role in the company’s demise. Other findings included poor company internal controls, recordkeeping, and accounting procedures. The report also cited regulatory community negligence in spotting signs of trouble and communicating with each other. 7:01 pm MT Approx. 28 min. Bernie Sanders on the Fiscal Cliff and Role of Independents Nancy Calo; Bernard Sanders; Libby Casey Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails reach a new budget agreement. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, Social Security and Medicare, and the role of independents in the Senate. Senator Sanders also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
12:46 pm MT Approx. 24 min. Health Insurance Exchanges Jennifer Tolbert; Libby Casey Jennifer Tolbert talked about state-based health insurance exchanges, a key component of the ... Jennifer Tolbert talked about state-based health insurance exchanges, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, the health care law. November 16, 2012 marked the deadline for states planning to operate a state-based exchange or state-federal exchange to submit their plans to the Department of Health and Human Services. Topics included options for states that decided not to run their own exchanges, federal subsidies for those who lack the funds to pay for health insurance, and the impact of the law on small businesses. Ms. Tolbert also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:32 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. LGBT Issues and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related ... Panelists talked about state policy developments on same-sex marriage, advancement of LGBT-related policies at the federal level, and the impact of gay and lesbian voters in the 2012 elections. They responded to questions from the audience. 7:32 pm MT Approx. 43 min. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Foreign Policy Henry Kissinger; Gerald Seib Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in ... Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in China, the Iran nuclear program, the Syrian conflict, and Russia. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
This was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
1:11 pm MT Approx. 22 min. LIVE Congressional Reaction to BP Oil Spill Settlement Edward Markey; Henry Waxman Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators ... Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators into the BP oil spill, reacted to the settlement reached between BP and the Department of Justice related to criminal charges and fines for the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 14 charges included 11 counts of manslaughter and one of obstruction of justice. BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation, and conservation. Investigations into other civil and criminal charges remained open. 11:10 pm MT Approx. 38 min. U.S. Economy and Unemployment Rate Alan Krueger; David Rubenstein Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended ... Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended President Obama’s budget plan, including raising taxes for the top two percent of wage-earners, and called on the House of Representatives to pass the bill which he says would reduce the anxiety and lower unemployment rate. 8:17 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. Child and Young Adult Cancer Treatment Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers ... Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers for children and teens. Mr. Daltrey discussed the importance of the initiative and urged hospitals across the country to build their own child and teen centers. He said the centers see a 10-15 percent improvement in survival rates in their child and teen medical centers.
During the second half of the program, Mr. Daltrey responded to written questions from audience members. Fellow Who guitarist Pete Townshend, a co-founder of the charity, also participated during questions from the audience.
The program includes language that some may find objectionable.
1:34 pm MT Approx. 22 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. Topics included ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. Topics included congressional leaders' upcoming meeting with President Obama about the the “fiscal cliff,” and Israeli airstrikes against Hamas.
The “fiscal cliff” referred to tax increases and budget cuts set to happen at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
11:48 pm MT Approx. 17 min. Senator Coburn on Defense Department Budget Cuts Thomas Coburn Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the ... Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the Defense Department could save $67.9 billion over ten years. 9:19 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.
2:00 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.
12:06 am MT Approx. 52 min. MF Global Bankruptcy Report House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters ... House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations members spoke to reporters about their report on the investigation into to the collapse of MF Global which found that then chief executive officer Jon Corzine played a significant role in the company’s demise. Other findings included poor company internal controls, recordkeeping, and accounting procedures. The report also cited regulatory community negligence in spotting signs of trouble and communicating with each other. 10:33 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.
2:56 pm MT Approx. 9 min. U.S. Economy and Unemployment Rate Alan Krueger; David Rubenstein Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended ... Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended President Obama’s budget plan, including raising taxes for the top two percent of wage-earners, and called on the House of Representatives to pass the bill which he says would reduce the anxiety and lower unemployment rate. 1:02 am MT Approx. 24 min. Obama and Romney Campaign Advisers Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed ... Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden and Obama campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki discussed the 2012 presidential election. Mr. Madden said that they did not believe President Obama would have the same turnout as 2008 and relied on the lack of enthusiasm for the Democrats. Ms. Psaki said the 2012 election was “harder fought” and after the first debate it was a moment of “hunkering down.” Mr. Madden and Ms. Psaki were interviewed by CBS News political director John Dickerson.
Justin Smith made opening remarks for the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum, which was held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
11:47 pm MT Approx. 56 min. News Review with Ron Paul Nancy Calo; Ronald Paul; Libby Casey Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone ... Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talked about the latest news stories, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and General David Petraeus' resignation as CIA director.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
3:06 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House convened for a legislative session. Business included debating the normalization of ... The House convened for a legislative session. Business included debating the normalization of trade relations with Russia, including the possibility of sanctions if human rights violations would be discovered.
Donald M. Payne, Jr., was sworn in to the seat that his father occupied for 12 terms before dying of cancer earlier in the year and then addressed the House. The chair announced that the whole number of the House was 434.
The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. 
The House passed HR 2453, the Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act.
1:27 am MT Approx. 29 min. SuperPacs in the 2012 Election Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees ... Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns, said SuperPACs could play a damaging role in politics, and that without reform, all candidates would have their own SuperPACs. Bill Burton, senior strategist for Priorities USA, a SuperPAC supporting President Obama, supported its ad attacking Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital, saying that it brought attention to an important issue in the election. They were interviewed by James Bennet.
The program was opened by a video clip of Trevor Potter on “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert transferred his SuperPAC to Jon Stewart.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
12:46 am MT Approx. 28 min. Bernie Sanders on the Fiscal Cliff and Role of Independents Nancy Calo; Bernard Sanders; Libby Casey Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails reach a new budget agreement. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, Social Security and Medicare, and the role of independents in the Senate. Senator Sanders also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio.
4:52 pm MT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Policy in Asia Thomas Donilon; John Hamre National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon previewed President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia ... National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon previewed President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia that included stops in Myanmar, Burma, and Cambodia, where he was to attend a conference with Chinese and Russian leaders. He responded to questions from the audience. 1:56 am MT Approx. 19 min. Sequestration and the Fiscal Cliff Margaret Carlson; Barney Frank; Andrew Sorkin 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.
1:17 am MT Approx. 43 min. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Foreign Policy Henry Kissinger; Gerald Seib Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in ... Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about such topics as the political transition in China, the Iran nuclear program, the Syrian conflict, and Russia. He was interviewed by Gerald Seib.
This was a part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council’s fifth annual meeting, held at the Four Seasons Hotel.
5:44 pm MT Approx. 16 min. Senator Coburn on Defense Department Budget Cuts Thomas Coburn Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the ... Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) held a press conference to unveil his new report that outlined ways the Defense Department could save $67.9 billion over ten years. 2:21 am MT Approx. 3 hr. 56 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. 2:02 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Child and Young Adult Cancer Treatment Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers ... Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers for children and teens. Mr. Daltrey discussed the importance of the initiative and urged hospitals across the country to build their own child and teen centers. He said the centers see a 10-15 percent improvement in survival rates in their child and teen medical centers.
During the second half of the program, Mr. Daltrey responded to written questions from audience members. Fellow Who guitarist Pete Townshend, a co-founder of the charity, also participated during questions from the audience.
The program includes language that some may find objectionable.
6:02 pm MT Approx. 28 min. BP Oil Spill Settlement Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans ... Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans regarding new criminal charges and a settlement in the BP oil spill. Attorney General Holder outlined the 14 charges which included 11 counts of manslaughter and one obstruction of justice. He also said that BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation and conservation. Other investigations into civil and criminal charges remained open. 3:04 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.
6:30 pm MT Approx. 24 min. Congressional Reaction to BP Oil Spill Settlement Edward Markey; Henry Waxman Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators ... Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators into the BP oil spill, reacted to the settlement reached between BP and the Department of Justice related to criminal charges and fines for the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 14 charges included 11 counts of manslaughter and one of obstruction of justice. BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation, and conservation. Investigations into other civil and criminal charges remained open. 4:19 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.
6:56 pm MT Approx. 19 min. Tour of Staten Island Damage from Hurricane Sandy Michael Bloomberg; Andrew Cuomo; Barack Obama President Obama travelled to the New York City area to assess storm damage from Hurricane ... President Obama travelled to the New York City area to assess storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. During the visit, he met with affected families, local officials and first responders, and a FEMA disaster recovery center. He was joined by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and other officials. The president provided briefing remarks following his tour of the storm damage.
Mayor Bloomberg’s name was misspelled on screen.
7:17 pm MT Approx. 11 min. Senator Ruppersberger on Benghazi Hearing C.A. Ruppersberger House Select Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger briefed reporters on the ... House Select Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger briefed reporters on the congressional investigation into the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
7:29 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Intelligence Leadership on Benghazi Investigation Clarence Chambliss; Dianne Feinstein The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reported on their closed hearing on the September ... The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reported on their closed hearing on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Chairman Feinstein (D-CA) reported that they heard from director of National Intelligence James Clapper, acting Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Morell, and others. They saw a video of the events in Benghazi provided by the National Counterterrorism Center. Senators Feinstein and Chambliss responded to questions from reporters in the Hart Senate Office Building.
7:37 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Emily Cadei on Benghazi Hearings Emily Cadei Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the ... Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the concerns Republicans have over the response to Benghazi, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
7:42 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 36 min. Afghanistan War Commander Nomination The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph ... The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe havens for insurgents in Pakistan, and President Obama’s timeline for withdrawal. General Dunford in his testimony said that the U.S. would maintain a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 during the “decade of transition.”
10:20 pm MT Approx. 29 min. BP Oil Spill Settlement Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans ... Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans regarding new criminal charges and a settlement in the BP oil spill. Attorney General Holder outlined the 14 charges which included 11 counts of manslaughter and one obstruction of justice. He also said that BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation and conservation. Other investigations into civil and criminal charges remained open.
10:50 pm MT Approx. 23 min. Congressional Reaction to BP Oil Spill Settlement Edward Markey; Henry Waxman Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators ... Representatives Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), the leading congressional investigators into the BP oil spill, reacted to the settlement reached between BP and the Department of Justice related to criminal charges and fines for the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 14 charges included 11 counts of manslaughter and one of obstruction of justice. BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation, and conservation. Investigations into other civil and criminal charges remained open.
11:16 pm MT Approx. 19 min. Tour of Staten Island Damage from Hurricane Sandy Michael Bloomberg; Andrew Cuomo; Barack Obama President Obama travelled to the New York City area to assess storm damage from Hurricane ... President Obama travelled to the New York City area to assess storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. During the visit, he met with affected families, local officials and first responders, and a FEMA disaster recovery center. He was joined by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and other officials. The president provided briefing remarks following his tour of the storm damage.
Mayor Bloomberg’s name was misspelled on screen.
11:36 pm MT Approx. 11 min. Senator Ruppersberger on Benghazi Hearing C.A. Ruppersberger House Select Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger briefed reporters on the ... House Select Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger briefed reporters on the congressional investigation into the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
11:48 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Intelligence Leadership on Benghazi Investigation Clarence Chambliss; Dianne Feinstein The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reported on their closed hearing on the September ... The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reported on their closed hearing on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Chairman Feinstein (D-CA) reported that they heard from director of National Intelligence James Clapper, acting Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Morell, and others. They saw a video of the events in Benghazi provided by the National Counterterrorism Center. Senators Feinstein and Chambliss responded to questions from reporters in the Hart Senate Office Building.
11:57 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Emily Cadei on Benghazi Hearings Emily Cadei Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the ... Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the concerns Republicans have over the response to Benghazi, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
12:02 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 36 min. Afghanistan War Commander Nomination The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph ... The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the pending nomination of General Joseph Dunford to lead the war in Afghanistan. Topics included war planning, troop levels, safe havens for insurgents in Pakistan, and President Obama’s timeline for withdrawal. General Dunford in his testimony said that the U.S. would maintain a military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 during the “decade of transition.”
2:41 am MT Approx. 50 min. U.S. Policy in Asia Thomas Donilon; John Hamre National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon previewed President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia ... National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon previewed President Obama’s trip to Southeast Asia that included stops in Myanmar, Burma, and Cambodia, where he was to attend a conference with Chinese and Russian leaders. He responded to questions from the audience.
3:33 am MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Intelligence Leadership on Benghazi Investigation Clarence Chambliss; Dianne Feinstein The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reported on their closed hearing on the September ... The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee reported on their closed hearing on the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Chairman Feinstein (D-CA) reported that they heard from director of National Intelligence James Clapper, acting Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Morell, and others. They saw a video of the events in Benghazi provided by the National Counterterrorism Center. Senators Feinstein and Chambliss responded to questions from reporters in the Hart Senate Office Building.
3:42 am MT Approx. 4 min. Emily Cadei on Benghazi Hearings Emily Cadei Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the ... Roll Call's Emily Cadei spoke by Skype about the intelligence hearings on Benghazi, the concerns Republicans have over the response to Benghazi, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
3:47 am MT Approx. 29 min. BP Oil Spill Settlement Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans ... Justice Department and other law enforcement officials held a press conference in New Orleans regarding new criminal charges and a settlement in the BP oil spill. Attorney General Holder outlined the 14 charges which included 11 counts of manslaughter and one obstruction of justice. He also said that BP agreed to a $4.5 billion settlement which would be disbursed to federal agencies for restoration, preservation and conservation. Other investigations into civil and criminal charges remained open.
4:18 am MT Approx. 38 min. U.S. Economy and Unemployment Rate Alan Krueger; David Rubenstein Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended ... Alan Krueger talked about the U.S. economy and unemployment rate. In his remarks, he defended President Obama’s budget plan, including raising taxes for the top two percent of wage-earners, and called on the House of Representatives to pass the bill which he says would reduce the anxiety and lower unemployment rate.