C-SPAN Schedule

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5:00 am MT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should sequestration cuts be ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should sequestration cuts be allowed to happen?” Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. 4:06 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 2 At a hearing on immigration reform proposals witnesses testified on how current immigration laws ... At a hearing on immigration reform proposals witnesses testified on how current immigration laws were being enforced. 
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of program 310814-2, before the committee recessed.
4:32 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Science and Technology Enterprise Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic ... Science and technology leaders from the academic and business world testified on the economic impact of research and development. They said that investment leads to innovation and supports the economy. They cautioned against cutting research and development funding, and recommended changes to immigration laws and a more corporate-friendly environment. Ms. Jackson in her testimony gave an example of federal funds being used to regenerate an injured soldier’s muscle tissue by implanting gel-based therapy from pig bladders.
5:51 am MT Approx. 43 min. LIVE President Obama's Immigration Plan Deepak Bhargava; Nancy Calo; Peter Slen Deepak Bhargava talked about efforts by President Obama and Congress to craft immigration reform ... Deepak Bhargava talked about efforts by President Obama and Congress to craft immigration reform legislation, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He met earlier in the week on behalf of his Center for Community Change group with the president and other progressive and labor organizations. Mr. Bhargava said that any bill should include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already working in the U.S. and a way for immigrants to bring their families into the country. Other topics included border security, and Republican concerns about immigration reform.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:53 am MT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 6:13 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Michael Copps; Jonathan Fanton Michael Copps spoke at the Roosevelt House in New York City about the Future of the Federal ... Michael Copps spoke at the Roosevelt House in New York City about the Future of the Federal Communications Commission He warned that the agency is headed towards allowing a new wave of media consolidation that will hurt the public interest and limit diversity. He also noted that as a candidate, President Obama had expressed concerns about media consolidation. After serving on the Commission from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Copps is now a Senior Adviser at the activist group Common Cause.
6:36 am MT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Senator Jeff Flake on Immigration Reform Nancy Calo; Jeff Flake; Peter Slen Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about congressional and White House immigration reform ... Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about congressional and White House immigration reform proposals. Senator Flake was one of eight senators who offered a bipartisan plan to reform U.S. immigration laws and that included a path to citizenship. He also talked about budget issues and possible sequestration. Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. 6:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. LIVE National Prayer Breakfast President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials ... President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials and clergy gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on the United States. In his remarks President Obama highlighted his Christian faith, praised Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and encouraged the nation to find common ground. He also emphasized the role of faith in formulating good policy, saying “Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process.” 7:29 am MT Approx. 30 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic ... Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic spending cuts and deficit reduction. During the briefing, Representatives Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison,caucus co-chairs, unveiled legislation called “The Balancing Act.” The bill would eliminate automatic spending cuts and provide proposals for long term deficit reduction.
7:23 am MT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Veterans and Mental Health Elspeth Ritchie; Peter Slen Colonel Elspeth Cameron Ritchie talked about the capability of the federal government is to treat ... Colonel Elspeth Cameron Ritchie talked about the capability of the federal government is to treat soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:25 am MT Approx. 4 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 8:00 am MT Approx. 6 min. LIVE No Child Left Behind Waivers Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under ... Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education Commissioner Holliday also said that the automatic sequestration spending cuts would deeply affect his state’s schools, students, and teachers through loss of jobs and services. 
NCLB was an education program passed during the George W. Bush administration.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
8:05 am MT Approx. 3 hr. 21 min. LIVE Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 10:00 am MT Approx. 5 hr. 50 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate voted on renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. 
Vice President Biden ...
The Senate voted on renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. 
Vice President Biden swore in Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) as the temporary replacement for Secretary of State John Kerry, who was present.
8:07 am MT Approx. 3 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience.
11:28 am MT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy John Brennan; Jane Harman John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes ... John Brennan spoke about the use of drone strikes against terrorists. He called the strikes “legal, ethical and wise” using the highest standards to best try to limit loss of civilian life. Among the issues he addressed were the precedent set by the decision to employ drones, the decision-making process, and counterterrorism strategy since the death of Osama bin Laden. He also announced that some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan a year earlier would be published online by the U.S. Military Academy’s Terrorism Center. He responded to questions from the audience. 3:53 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Swearing-In of Senator William Cowan Vice President Biden swore in Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) as the temporary ... Vice President Biden swore in Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) as the temporary replacement for Secretary of State John Kerry, who was present. 8:11 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. LIVE No Child Left Behind Waivers Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under ... Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education Commissioner Holliday also said that the automatic sequestration spending cuts would deeply affect his state’s schools, students, and teachers through loss of jobs and services. 
NCLB was an education program passed during the George W. Bush administration.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
11:34 am MT Approx. 31 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 3:58 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
10:53 am MT Approx. 13 min. LIVE Presidential Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference Xavier Becerra; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that ... President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that immigration reform and gun violence reduction proposals were the top priorities for his second term, and that he planned to talk about job creation, education, and energy in his February 12, 2013, State of the Union Address. He also talked about preventing the sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013, and said that he expected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House again.
The House Democratic Issues Conference was a three-day retreat at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia.
12:07 pm MT Approx. 18 min. National Prayer Breakfast President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials ... President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials and clergy gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on the United States. In his remarks President Obama highlighted his Christian faith, praised Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and encouraged the nation to find common ground. He also emphasized the role of faith in formulating good policy, saying “Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process.” 5:22 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 11:09 am MT Approx. 21 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should sequestration cuts be ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should sequestration cuts be allowed to happen?” Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
12:27 pm MT Approx. 3 hr. 34 min. LIVE CIA Director Nomination Hearing The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to ... The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, who had served in the CIA for 25 years. Mr. Brennan defended anti-terrorist attacks by unmanned drones and said lethal strikes were only used as a last resort. He also said that he was not certain the use of water-boarding in interrogations had produced valuable information. Other topics addressed included security leaks and counter-terrorism efforts against al-Qaeda
Committee Chair Feinstein stopped the hearing for a few minutes to clear the room after several outbursts from protesters delayed the hearing. Members of the public wishing to return to the hearing had to be screened by Capitol Police.
5:27 pm MT Approx. 32 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included the state of the British economy, housing benefits, and the passing of the same-sex marriage bill. 11:31 am MT Approx. 59 min. LIVE U.S. Manufacturing Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he ... Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he responded to questions from three more journalists. He discussed the impact of political uncertainty at the national level on the economy, saying that small and medium-sized businesses were affected much more than large businesses such as General Electric. Other topics included the role of colleges and universities in supplying manufacturing labor, employee benefits, and corporate tax code simplification.
“Writing America’s Next Manufacturing Chapter: Designing a New Compact Between Firms, Workers, Communitites & Government” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
4:01 pm MT Approx. 18 min. LIVE Open Phones on CIA Director Nomination Hearing Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following the Senate committee hearing to confirm ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following the Senate committee hearing to confirm the nomination of Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Live scenes from the hearing room in the Hart Senate Office Building were shown in the background. Video clips from the hearing were also shown. 6:01 pm MT Approx. 4 hr. 11 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 12:30 pm MT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Manufacturing and Technology Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of ... Panelists talked about the evolution of manufacturing through technological advances. Some of the topics they discussed were 3-D printing, the cost of developing new manufacturing technologies, and the measurement of manufacturing outfit.
“Designing the Future: The Effects of Technology on Industry” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
4:20 pm MT Approx. 21 min. Presidential Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference Xavier Becerra; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that ... President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that immigration reform and gun violence reduction proposals were the top priorities for his second term, and that he planned to talk about job creation, education, and energy in his February 12, 2013, State of the Union Address. He also talked about preventing the sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013, and said that he expected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House again.
The House Democratic Issues Conference was a three-day retreat at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia.
10:13 pm MT Approx. 1 min. CIA Director Nomination Hearing The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to ... The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, who had served in the CIA for 25 years. Mr. Brennan defended anti-terrorist attacks by unmanned drones and said lethal strikes were only used as a last resort. He also said that he was not certain the use of water-boarding in interrogations had produced valuable information. Other topics addressed included security leaks and counter-terrorism efforts against al-Qaeda
Committee Chair Feinstein stopped the hearing for a few minutes to clear the room after several outbursts from protesters delayed the hearing. Members of the public wishing to return to the hearing had to be screened by Capitol Police.
1:24 pm MT Approx. 51 min. LIVE Advanced Manufacturing Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions ... Panelists talked about ways to strengthen the manufacturing sector. Some of their suggestions included improving negative attitudes toward manufacturing jobs, better education, and targeting currency manipulation. The program included questions from audience members.
“What Advanced Manufacturing Requires to Keep Advancing” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
4:42 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Senator Jeff Flake on Immigration Reform Nancy Calo; Jeff Flake; Peter Slen Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about congressional and White House immigration reform ... Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) talked about congressional and White House immigration reform proposals. Senator Flake was one of eight senators who offered a bipartisan plan to reform U.S. immigration laws and that included a path to citizenship. He also talked about budget issues and possible sequestration. Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. 10:16 pm MT Approx. 37 min. Veterans and Mental Health Elspeth Ritchie; Peter Slen Colonel Elspeth Cameron Ritchie talked about the capability of the federal government is to treat ... Colonel Elspeth Cameron Ritchie talked about the capability of the federal government is to treat soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:16 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. LIVE Manufacturing and Immigration Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve ... Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve Clemons about the effects of immigration reform on the manufacturing industry, job creation, and economic growth. Topics included guest worker visas, biometric worker verification systems, and allowing students who attain college degrees in the U.S. to stay in the country after graduation. The senators also answered questions from the audience.
“Manufacturing & Jobs in the Next American Economy: Post-Partisan Viewpoints on Immigration” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
5:28 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 10:55 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. National Prayer Breakfast President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials ... President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials and clergy gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on the United States. In his remarks President Obama highlighted his Christian faith, praised Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and encouraged the nation to find common ground. He also emphasized the role of faith in formulating good policy, saying “Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process.” 3:27 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Economy and Domestic Workers Panelists talked about the impact on the economy of domestic workers, the majority of whom are ... Panelists talked about the impact on the economy of domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants. They also discussed the challenges and opportunities specific to this group because these types of jobs are largely unregulated. Topics included health and safety, benefits, and the need for increased awareness of this type of work and strong standards and regulations. 
“Domestic workers” are individuals employed in homes to care for children, the elderly, or the disabled.
5:33 pm MT Approx. 26 min. National Prayer Breakfast President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials ... President Obama spoke at the annual congressional prayer breakfast, where legislators, officials and clergy gathered to offer thanks for the blessings bestowed on the United States. In his remarks President Obama highlighted his Christian faith, praised Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and encouraged the nation to find common ground. He also emphasized the role of faith in formulating good policy, saying “Faith is not a possession. Faith is a process.” 3:49 am MT Approx. 50 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 4:48 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Robert Groves; Leon Panetta Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber ... Secretary Leon Panetta talked about defense priorities. He focused on the threat of cyber attacks and emphasized the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration, saying they would seriously damage the country’s economy and degrade the military’s ability to respond to a crisis. He responded to questions from faculty and students during this address on leadership and public service in Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.
Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and were scheduled to occur starting on March 1, 2013.
6:00 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 4:40 am MT Approx. 2 min. Swearing-In of Senator William Cowan Vice President Biden swore in Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) as the temporary ... Vice President Biden swore in Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) as the temporary replacement for Secretary of State John Kerry, who was present. 6:02 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. No Child Left Behind Waivers Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under ... Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education Commissioner Holliday also said that the automatic sequestration spending cuts would deeply affect his state’s schools, students, and teachers through loss of jobs and services. 
NCLB was an education program passed during the George W. Bush administration.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
6:30 pm MT Approx. 3 hr. 5 min. CIA Director Nomination Hearing The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to ... The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, who had served in the CIA for 25 years. Mr. Brennan defended anti-terrorist attacks by unmanned drones and said lethal strikes were only used as a last resort. He also said that he was not certain the use of water-boarding in interrogations had produced valuable information. Other topics addressed included security leaks and counter-terrorism efforts against al-Qaeda
Committee Chair Feinstein stopped the hearing for a few minutes to clear the room after several outbursts from protesters delayed the hearing. Members of the public wishing to return to the hearing had to be screened by Capitol Police.
4:44 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. Future of the European Union French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the ... French President Francois Hollande spoke at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on the future of the European Union. He also answered questions from European party leaders. 8:46 pm MT Approx. 49 min. Facial Recognition Technology and Privacy A panel of speakers from the public and private sectors talked about facial recognition technology ... A panel of speakers from the public and private sectors talked about facial recognition technology and the privacy issues that arise as this technology becomes widespread. 
“Facing the Policy Issues of Facial Recognition Technology” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
9:36 pm MT Approx. 21 min. Presidential Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference Xavier Becerra; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that ... President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that immigration reform and gun violence reduction proposals were the top priorities for his second term, and that he planned to talk about job creation, education, and energy in his February 12, 2013, State of the Union Address. He also talked about preventing the sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013, and said that he expected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House again.
The House Democratic Issues Conference was a three-day retreat at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia.
9:38 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. Federal Communication Commission 2013 Regulatory Agenda Members of the Federal Communication Commission talked about their policy agenda for 2013. ... Members of the Federal Communication Commission talked about their policy agenda for 2013. Commissioners spoke about the lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy, the commission’s role in consumer protection, and how its policies can spur innovation. 
“The FCC’s Regulatory Agenda for 2013” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
10:00 pm MT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Manufacturing Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he ... Jeffrey Immelt was interviewed by Gregory Ip about the state of U.S. manufacturing. Then he responded to questions from three more journalists. He discussed the impact of political uncertainty at the national level on the economy, saying that small and medium-sized businesses were affected much more than large businesses such as General Electric. Other topics included the role of colleges and universities in supplying manufacturing labor, employee benefits, and corporate tax code simplification.
“Writing America’s Next Manufacturing Chapter: Designing a New Compact Between Firms, Workers, Communitites & Government” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
10:40 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. International Regulation of the Internet Panelists talked about international efforts to regulate the Internet, their opposition to ... Panelists talked about international efforts to regulate the Internet, their opposition to government regulation of the Internet, and ways the U.S. can further engage in this issue. They also shared their experiences after attending the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) held in Dubai December 2012. The U.S., along with 55 other countries, voted against a treaty that would give governments more control over the Internet. 
“Some Countries Want the UN to Regulate the Internet. So, What’s the Problem?” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
10:59 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Manufacturing and Immigration Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve ... Senators Michael Bennett (D-CO), John McCain (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talked with Steve Clemons about the effects of immigration reform on the manufacturing industry, job creation, and economic growth. Topics included guest worker visas, biometric worker verification systems, and allowing students who attain college degrees in the U.S. to stay in the country after graduation. The senators also answered questions from the audience.
“Manufacturing & Jobs in the Next American Economy: Post-Partisan Viewpoints on Immigration” was part of the Atlantic Live’s “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter” conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center.
11:44 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. No Child Left Behind Waivers Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under ... Secretary Arne Duncan and state education officials testified on the reforms implemented under “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) state flexibility waivers. Kentucky Education Commissioner Holliday also said that the automatic sequestration spending cuts would deeply affect his state’s schools, students, and teachers through loss of jobs and services. 
NCLB was an education program passed during the George W. Bush administration.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
12:10 am MT Approx. 48 min. Washington Press Club Foundation Annual Congressional Dinner The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, ... The Washington Press Club Foundation hosted their 69th annual congressional dinner in Washington, DC. Speakers included Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Journalist and author Lynn Povich was honored with the foundation’s lifetime achievement award. She is a former Newsweek Magazine senior editor and the first woman to hold that position. CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett acted as the master of ceremonies. 2:28 am MT Approx. 49 min. Facial Recognition Technology and Privacy A panel of speakers from the public and private sectors talked about facial recognition technology ... A panel of speakers from the public and private sectors talked about facial recognition technology and the privacy issues that arise as this technology becomes widespread. 
“Facing the Policy Issues of Facial Recognition Technology” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
1:00 am MT Approx. 21 min. Presidential Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference Xavier Becerra; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that ... President Obama spoke to the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives. He said that immigration reform and gun violence reduction proposals were the top priorities for his second term, and that he planned to talk about job creation, education, and energy in his February 12, 2013, State of the Union Address. He also talked about preventing the sequestration budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013, and said that he expected Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House again.
The House Democratic Issues Conference was a three-day retreat at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia.
3:20 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Federal Communication Commission 2013 Regulatory Agenda Members of the Federal Communication Commission talked about their policy agenda for 2013. ... Members of the Federal Communication Commission talked about their policy agenda for 2013. Commissioners spoke about the lessons learned during Hurricane Sandy, the commission’s role in consumer protection, and how its policies can spur innovation. 
“The FCC’s Regulatory Agenda for 2013” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
1:25 am MT Approx. 2 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Secretary Panetta in his opening statement said that the speed of the attack prevented U.S. armed forces from responding quickly enough to save those killed in the attack, and that time, distance, and lack of warning hindered the response. Republican members reiterated prior criticisms of the Obama administration, among them that administration officials ignored previous warnings from U.S. officials in Libya. Secretary Panetta talked about the issue of sequestration, and the damaging impact military budget cuts would have on readiness. They also answered questions on recommendations from the U.S. State Department and CIA to arm Syrian rebels, which were ultimately rejected by President Obama. 4:22 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. International Regulation of the Internet Panelists talked about international efforts to regulate the Internet, their opposition to ... Panelists talked about international efforts to regulate the Internet, their opposition to government regulation of the Internet, and ways the U.S. can further engage in this issue. They also shared their experiences after attending the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) held in Dubai December 2012. The U.S., along with 55 other countries, voted against a treaty that would give governments more control over the Internet. 
“Some Countries Want the UN to Regulate the Internet. So, What’s the Problem?” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
1:53 am MT Approx. 3 hr. 5 min. CIA Director Nomination Hearing The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to ... The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence held a hearing on the nomination of John Brennan to become director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Brennan, who had served in the CIA for 25 years. Mr. Brennan defended anti-terrorist attacks by unmanned drones and said lethal strikes were only used as a last resort. He also said that he was not certain the use of water-boarding in interrogations had produced valuable information. Other topics addressed included security leaks and counter-terrorism efforts against al-Qaeda
Committee Chair Feinstein stopped the hearing for a few minutes to clear the room after several outbursts from protesters delayed the hearing. Members of the public wishing to return to the hearing had to be screened by Capitol Police.