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5:00 am MT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for comments on the Obama administration’s offer to Republicans to ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the Obama administration’s offer to Republicans to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The proposal included $1.6 trillion in tax revenue, $400 billion in unspecified cuts to Medicare and Social Security, and a one-year deferral to sequestration.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*Sequestration, a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
4:43 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. Hurricane Sandy Impact and Recovery Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware ... Members of Congress from New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland and Delaware spoke about damage and ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy. During their comments several members showed photographs of destruction to businesses, personal property, and beaches in their districts and states. Senator Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) held back tears as she told stories of families who lost children to the storm. 4:33 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. 1990 Federal Budget Deal Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement ... Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in the agreement, and the actions and compromises that ultimately led to compromise.
Former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA) made opening remarks about some of the trends contributing to contemporary congressional gridlock.
At the time of this discussion, current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
5:33 am MT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Senate Filibuster Rules Pedro Echevarria; Norman Ornstein Norman Ornstein discussed the historical use of the Senate filibuster, the proposed changes to the ... Norman Ornstein discussed the historical use of the Senate filibuster, the proposed changes to the rule, and the potential effects of changes to Senate procedure. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
At the time of the program, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. In the Senate the only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
7:15 am MT Approx. 7 hr. 24 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate convened for a legislative session. 6:28 am MT Approx. 53 min. Lessons from the 1990 Budget Deal As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and governmental officials, journalists, and academics talked about lessons current leaders could learn from the 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
6:06 am MT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
2:39 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Defense Programs and Policy Frank Oliveri Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense ... Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense Authorization Act. 7:25 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. 2012 Election Aftermath Ralph Begleiter; David Plouffe; Steven Schmidt David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the ... David Plouffe, 2008 Obama presidential campaign manager, and Steve Schmidt, senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, offered their thoughts about the influence of social media, SuperPAC’s and technology during campaigns, and what the Republican Party must do to win over certain demographic groups. They also gave their insight on who would be running for president in 2016. They responded to questions from members of the audience. Both political strategists are alumni of the University of Delaware which hosted this forum. It was part of the Center for Political Communication’s 2012 National Agenda speaker series.
7:00 am MT Approx. 5 hr. 21 min. LIVE House Session The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. Debate was held on amending ... The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. Debate was held on amending the Immigration and Nationality Act. 2:44 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. 1990 Federal Budget Deal Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement ... Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in the agreement, and the actions and compromises that ultimately led to compromise.
Former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA) made opening remarks about some of the trends contributing to contemporary congressional gridlock.
At the time of this discussion, current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
9:02 am MT Approx. 58 min. Secretary Clinton on U.S. Foreign Policy Hillary Clinton; David Rothkopf; Jake Sullivan Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the foreign policy issues and trends likely to ... Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about the foreign policy issues and trends likely to confront the U.S. during the year ahead. Of the Syrian civil war, she said that the Syrian opposition was “now capable of holding ground” and “better equipped” to bring the fight to the government, but stopped short of declaring the country at its “tipping point.” She also discussed the future of U.S. foreign policy and economic growth and Pacific Asia. In addition, she spoke about the various challenges in the Middle East, stating that the biggest challenge was getting “the big crises right.”
Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning introduced Secretary Clinton.
12:24 pm MT Approx. 26 min. U.S. Economy and the Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part ... President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part of the administration’s effort to gain public support for the proposal to end the George W. Bush adminstration-era income tax cuts on income of $250,000 and above.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to automatic spending cuts and tax increases that begin to take effect in January.
4:38 pm MT Approx. 53 min. Lessons from the 1990 Budget Deal As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and governmental officials, journalists, and academics talked about lessons current leaders could learn from the 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:01 am MT Approx. 26 min. LIVE U.S. Economy and the Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part ... President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part of the administration’s effort to gain public support for the proposal to end the George W. Bush adminstration-era income tax cuts on income of $250,000 and above.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to automatic spending cuts and tax increases that begin to take effect in January.
12:50 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations John Boehner In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President ... In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President Obama’s speech at a toy factory in Pennsylvania earlier in the day about the economy and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
5:32 pm MT Approx. 6 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
10:27 am MT Approx. 20 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
12:58 pm MT Approx. 3 min. House Republicans on Passage of Foreign Student Visa Program Bill Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, ... Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, which would stimulate the economy by making it easier for foreign students graduating with advanced degrees to stay in the U.S. by granting permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts. The bill also allows for family reunification. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor also responded to questions about the Obama administration’s latest deficit package, saying it was “not a serious offer.” The plan, presented the previous day by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases, $50 billion in economic stimulus, and an end to congressional control over the national debt limit. 5:39 pm MT Approx. 19 min. Campaign to Fix the Debt Press Conference Small business owners, CEOs and former political leaders from the Campaign to Fix the Debt held a ... Small business owners, CEOs and former political leaders from the Campaign to Fix the Debt held a briefing on Capitol Hill on avoiding the fiscal cliff and debt reduction. They discussed the diversity of the group which includes small business owners to CEOs and students who all want to spur Washington politicians into action and called for a “grand bargain” that would restore stability to financial markets. Maya MacGuineas, the campaign’s head, called on political leaders to rise above partisan politics for the “good of the country.” 10:47 am MT Approx. 7 min. LIVE Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations John Boehner In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President ... In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President Obama’s speech at a toy factory in Pennsylvania earlier in the day about the economy and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
1:02 pm MT Approx. 26 min. House Legislative Agenda Eric Cantor; Steny Hoyer Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the House agenda for the ... Representatives Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the House agenda for the first week of December 2012. 5:59 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Defense Programs and Policy Frank Oliveri Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense ... Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense Authorization Act. 10:56 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
1:29 pm MT Approx. 54 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
6:02 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Senate Filibuster Reform Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate ... Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate Republican’s from offering amendments and give Democrats power over the chamber’s agenda. They argued the filibuster was a powerful tool frequently used by both parties to block or delay Senate action on a bill. 
At the time of the program, “Filibuster ‘Reform’ or 'Power Grab': A Discussion of the Senate’s Rules,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. The only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
12:52 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Future of Network News Christopher Callahan; Jeff Fager CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter ... CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”
2:24 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 7:18 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Defense Programs and Policy Frank Oliveri Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense ... Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense Authorization Act. 2:03 pm MT Approx. 55 min. Presidential Appointment Process James Pfiffner George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential ... George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face delays in getting approved by Congress. Senate rules allow lawmakers to anonymously delay a vote on a nominee for 30 days. 
Mr. Pfiffner is a public policy professor at George Mason University, and has written several books on the presidency.
2:25 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Senate Filibuster Reform Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate ... Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate Republican’s from offering amendments and give Democrats power over the chamber’s agenda. They argued the filibuster was a powerful tool frequently used by both parties to block or delay Senate action on a bill. 
At the time of the program, “Filibuster ‘Reform’ or 'Power Grab': A Discussion of the Senate’s Rules,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. The only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
7:21 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Hollywood and Culture Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined leaders in the film and music ... Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined leaders in the film and music industries to talk about Hollywood’s impact on American culture and how the industries are adapting to technological innovations. Other speakers included Universal Studios President Ron Meyer, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Rob Friedman and Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer. 3:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Washington Classroom with Josh Bolten Joshua Bolten; Steven Scully Josh Bolten, former White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush, talked about the Bush ... Josh Bolten, former White House Chief of Staff for George W. Bush, talked about the Bush administration and second terms.
3:42 pm MT Approx. 28 min. Senate Filibuster Rules Pedro Echevarria; Norman Ornstein Norman Ornstein discussed the historical use of the Senate filibuster, the proposed changes to the ... Norman Ornstein discussed the historical use of the Senate filibuster, the proposed changes to the rule, and the potential effects of changes to Senate procedure. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
At the time of the program, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. In the Senate the only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
8:36 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing ... Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed that the government agency was more than $16 billion in debt because of low interest rates and slow rising home prices. Following her remarks, housing experts talked about the FHA. 4:12 pm MT Approx. 6 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
4:12 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing ... Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed that the government agency was more than $16 billion in debt because of low interest rates and slow rising home prices. Following her remarks, housing experts talked about the FHA. 10:23 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 4:21 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Frontline to the Home Front Panelists talked about the treatment of returning war veterans. The panel included Former ... Panelists talked about the treatment of returning war veterans. The panel included Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former General Stanley McChrystal, Major General Marcia Anderson, Taryn Davis, founder of the American Widow Project , Paul Rieckhoff, head of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans of America, and Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell, the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. They responded to questions from the audience.
This panel was part of the Chicago Ideas Week conference held annually in Chicago, Illinois in October and was presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan
6:01 pm MT Approx. 26 min. U.S. Economy and the Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part ... President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part of the administration’s effort to gain public support for the proposal to end the George W. Bush adminstration-era income tax cuts on income of $250,000 and above.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to automatic spending cuts and tax increases that begin to take effect in January.
10:25 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Senate Filibuster Reform Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate ... Senior Republican policy advisers talked about proposed rule changes to the Senate filibuster. They said Democratic efforts to curb the rule’s use would obstruct Senate Republican’s from offering amendments and give Democrats power over the chamber’s agenda. They argued the filibuster was a powerful tool frequently used by both parties to block or delay Senate action on a bill. 
At the time of the program, “Filibuster ‘Reform’ or 'Power Grab': A Discussion of the Senate’s Rules,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was seeking changes to filibuster rules in the 113th Congress. The procedure allows a single member of Congress to extend debate with the intent to delay or prevent a vote on a proposal. The only way to end a filibuster is through a cloture vote, which requires 60 votes rather than a simple majority. Since 2007, the Senate minority party had forced the majority to attempt to break a filibuster over 380 times, more than doubling recent historical annual averages.
6:02 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 34 min. Afghanistan War Commanders James Huggins; Kimberly Kagan; J. Vowell U.S. Army Major General James L. Huggins, Jr., and then U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Vowell, ... U.S. Army Major General James L. Huggins, Jr., and then U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Vowell, talked about their experiences as commanders in Afghanistan in 2012.
Kimberly Kagan moderated.
The Institute for the Study of War program, “The Surge in Afghanistan: Command Voices,” was held at the Army Navy Club.
6:27 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations John Boehner In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President ... In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President Obama’s speech at a toy factory in Pennsylvania earlier in the day about the economy and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
11:41 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Defense Programs and Policy Frank Oliveri Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense ... Frank Oliveri, correspondent for Congressional Quarterly spoke by Skype about the Defense Authorization Act. 8:38 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Chinese Rule of Law Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was ... Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was joined in discussion by law professors from Yale, Harvard, and New York University. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Prospects and Challenges for Rule of Law” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.
6:34 pm MT Approx. 11 min. House Republicans on Passage of Foreign Student Visa Program Bill Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, ... Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, which would stimulate the economy by making it easier for foreign students graduating with advanced degrees to stay in the U.S. by granting permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts. The bill also allows for family reunification. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor also responded to questions about the Obama administration’s latest deficit package, saying it was “not a serious offer.” The plan, presented the previous day by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases, $50 billion in economic stimulus, and an end to congressional control over the national debt limit. 11:45 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Hollywood and Culture Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined leaders in the film and music ... Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined leaders in the film and music industries to talk about Hollywood’s impact on American culture and how the industries are adapting to technological innovations. Other speakers included Universal Studios President Ron Meyer, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Rob Friedman and Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer. 10:06 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
6:46 pm MT Approx. 19 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing John Larson; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She addressed the ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She addressed the negotiations on the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. She urged House Republican leadership to bring legislation to the floor the next week regarding middle class tax cuts. She was joined by Representative John Larson (D-CT), who she had appointed to head a task force on election reform the previous day. He made brief remarks commenting on voter rights and campaign finance. 1:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Fiscal Health of Federal Housing Authority Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing ... Carol Galante was the keynote speaker at a discussion on the fiscal health of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA). She used PowerPoint to explain a recent independent audit which showed that the government agency was more than $16 billion in debt because of low interest rates and slow rising home prices. Following her remarks, housing experts talked about the FHA. 1:18 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Afghanistan War Commanders James Huggins; Kimberly Kagan; J. Vowell U.S. Army Major General James L. Huggins, Jr., and then U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Vowell, ... U.S. Army Major General James L. Huggins, Jr., and then U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Vowell, talked about their experiences as commanders in Afghanistan in 2012.
Kimberly Kagan moderated.
The Institute for the Study of War program, “The Surge in Afghanistan: Command Voices,” was held at the Army Navy Club.
7:05 pm MT Approx. 53 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
2:49 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 1 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists, and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football. 
Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon and author of Concussions and Our Kids, said that ninety percent of traumatic brain injuries in sports occur while playing football and eighty percent of those happen while tackling. He suggested that no children under the age of 14 should play tackle football and offered flag football as a better option.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program moderated by Tom Farrey.
2:38 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Chinese Rule of Law Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was ... Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Hunstman talked about the rule of law in China. He was joined in discussion by law professors from Yale, Harvard, and New York University. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Prospects and Challenges for Rule of Law” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.
8:00 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. 4:18 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Safety Risks in Youth Football, Part 2 A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry ... A panel featuring athletes, administrators, doctors, journalists and football industry representatives considered the health safety risks of youths playing football.
DeMaurice Smith talked about changes in professional football to make it safer. He suggested that some of the changes to tackling made in practices in the NFL could serve as a model for college and high school football programs. Tom Farrey moderated the discussion focused on safety risks young people face when playing football.
“Playing Safety: The Future of Youth Football?” was an Aspen Institute Sports and Society Program.
4:05 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
8:03 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Latest Developments in Syria Yassin Sabha; Radwan Ziadeh Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the ... Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the country’s civil war and opposition efforts against the regime of President Assad. The event was moderated by Yassin Sabha, with questions from the audience.
9:27 pm MT Approx. 26 min. U.S. Economy and the Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part ... President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part of the administration’s effort to gain public support for the proposal to end the George W. Bush adminstration-era income tax cuts on income of $250,000 and above.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to automatic spending cuts and tax increases that begin to take effect in January.
9:53 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations John Boehner In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President ... In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President Obama’s speech at a toy factory in Pennsylvania earlier in the day about the economy and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:01 pm MT Approx. 11 min. House Republicans on Passage of Foreign Student Visa Program Bill Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, ... Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, which would stimulate the economy by making it easier for foreign students graduating with advanced degrees to stay in the U.S. by granting permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts. The bill also allows for family reunification. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor also responded to questions about the Obama administration’s latest deficit package, saying it was “not a serious offer.” The plan, presented the previous day by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases, $50 billion in economic stimulus, and an end to congressional control over the national debt limit.
10:13 pm MT Approx. 19 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing John Larson; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She addressed the ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She addressed the negotiations on the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. She urged House Republican leadership to bring legislation to the floor the next week regarding middle class tax cuts. She was joined by Representative John Larson (D-CT), who she had appointed to head a task force on election reform the previous day. He made brief remarks commenting on voter rights and campaign finance.
10:32 pm MT Approx. 54 min. Fiscal Cliff and Tax Credits Steven Sloan; Pedro Echevarria Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels ... Steven Sloan talked about four key tax credits for families that were to revert to previous levels unless Congress extended them before the end of 2012. He also discussed tax credits for businesses slated to expire in 2012, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
11:27 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
11:30 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Latest Developments in Syria Yassin Sabha; Radwan Ziadeh Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the ... Syrian opposition spokesperson Radwan Ziadeh talked about the latest developments in the country’s civil war and opposition efforts against the regime of President Assad. The event was moderated by Yassin Sabha, with questions from the audience.
12:57 am MT Approx. 52 min. Tom Donilon Remarks Thomas Donilon; David Rothkopf U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon talked about emerging security threats to the United ... U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon talked about emerging security threats to the United States and opportunities the U.S. may have to strengthen itself strategically in the next several years. David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor-at-Large for Foreign Policy, introduced Mr. Donilon.
1:49 am MT Approx. 48 min. Gaming and Solving World Problems Jane McGonigal; Larry Smarr Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well ... Jane McGonigal talked about the effects of gaming on health, education, and social issues, as well as the future of cloud computing. She talked about the use of the alternate realities in games to solve the world’s problems and the future of alternate realities overlaying the physical universe. She was interviewed by Larry Smarr and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Gaming and Solving World Problems” was a session at the second annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Conference held at Scripps Seaside Forum by the University of California, San Diego, and The Atlantic.
2:40 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Role in Global Democratization Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was ... Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was argued that isolationism is not possible in the modern world. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience, including Senator Mikulski. Kathleen Koch moderated.
“The Good Guys? The Special Burden of Democratic Nations” was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
3:49 am MT Approx. 1 min. Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. ... Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a key player in the budget negotiations of the 1980s and for serving as the ranking Republican during the Iran-Contra hearings. He also helped orchestrate the appointment of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who led the ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.
3:54 am MT Approx. 11 min. House Republicans on Passage of Foreign Student Visa Program Bill Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, ... Republican representatives spoke to reporters following passage in the House of the STEM Jobs Act, which would stimulate the economy by making it easier for foreign students graduating with advanced degrees to stay in the U.S. by granting permanent residency visas for U.S.-trained math and science experts. The bill also allows for family reunification. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor also responded to questions about the Obama administration’s latest deficit package, saying it was “not a serious offer.” The plan, presented the previous day by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases, $50 billion in economic stimulus, and an end to congressional control over the national debt limit.
4:06 am MT Approx. 19 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing John Larson; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She addressed the ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She addressed the negotiations on the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. She urged House Republican leadership to bring legislation to the floor the next week regarding middle class tax cuts. She was joined by Representative John Larson (D-CT), who she had appointed to head a task force on election reform the previous day. He made brief remarks commenting on voter rights and campaign finance.
4:25 am MT Approx. 25 min. U.S. Economy and the Fiscal Cliff Barack Obama President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part ... President Obama spoke about his plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The event was part of the administration’s effort to gain public support for the proposal to end the George W. Bush adminstration-era income tax cuts on income of $250,000 and above.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to automatic spending cuts and tax increases that begin to take effect in January.
4:51 am MT Approx. 7 min. Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations John Boehner In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President ... In his weekly legislative briefing with the press Speaker John Boehner responded to President Obama’s speech at a toy factory in Pennsylvania earlier in the day about the economy and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.