C-SPAN Schedule

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4:00 am PT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:08 am PT 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.
3:44 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Amtrak Structural Reorganization Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a ... Representatives from Amtrak and the United Transportation Union testified on the status of a structural reorganization plan for the passenger rail service. Ted Alves reported that Amtrak had or was in the process of implementing several of changes, such as human capital management and food and beverage programs. He said that the company was focused on operating more like a profit-making business, and that Amtrak had improved its invoice review process and recovered over $20 million in overpayments in 2012.
Republican committee members spoke of Amtrak’s heavy dependence on government subsidies and stressed the need for efficiency.
4:47 am PT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Representative Tom Cole on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Tom Cole Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President ... Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Cole the previous week had gotten a lot of news coverage for saying in private that Republicans should extend tax cuts for earners making $250,000 annually or less while allowing the taxes of individuals making more to increase.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:25 am PT 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.
5:36 am PT 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.
5:36 am PT Approx. 55 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff and the Alternative Minimum Tax Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the ... John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the AMT and the AMT patch, and the impact of a lack of agreement on a patch on taxpayers.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
5:45 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Chinese Global Power and Maritime Strategy Panelists discussed on China’s emerging global power and maritime strategy. Topics ... Panelists discussed on China’s emerging global power and maritime strategy. Topics included its territorial disputes with Japan involving energy reserves in the East China Sea, cyber security, and international diplomacy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Steve Clemons moderated.
“Mischief or Miscalculation? China and the Rise of Confusion-ism” 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.
7:06 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 55 min. LIVE FEMA Response to Hurricane Sandy Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his ... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his agency’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Other witnesses included representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and state and local emergency management officials from Louisiana and Texas. Topics included lessons learned with Hurricane Sandy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnering with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on long-term housing, and FEMA funding.
6:31 am PT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
7:00 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate failed to ratify the United Nations disabilities treaty by a 61-38 margin. A ... The Senate failed to ratify the United Nations disabilities treaty by a 61-38 margin. A two-thirds majority is required for passage of a treaty. 10:05 am PT 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.
7:01 am PT Approx. 44 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. 9:32 am PT Approx. 31 min. Representative Tom Cole on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Tom Cole Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President ... Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Cole the previous week had gotten a lot of news coverage for saying in private that Republicans should extend tax cuts for earners making $250,000 annually or less while allowing the taxes of individuals making more to increase.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:25 am PT Approx. 45 min. Counterterrorism in Africa Frank Cilluffo; Carter Ham; William Ramsey General Carter Ham talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The outgoing ... General Carter Ham talked about U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa. The outgoing Commander of U.S. forces in Africa said al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the North African region known as the Maghreb has established a “safe haven” in Mali. He also described the situation in Mali as “very very worrisome.” He said U.S. government agencies and international organizations are engaged in a process aimed at dislodging al-Qaeda from Northern Mali, where the government lost control following a coup in March. He spoke at George Washington University.
7:46 am PT Approx. 5 min. Federal Debt Reduction Maya MacGuineas; Rob Portman; Gene Sperling Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the federal debt. Senator Portman was heckled during his remarks about growing the economy and the dangers of going over the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Mr. Sperling used words like “disappointing” and “very unfortunate” to describe the latest Republican plan for deficit reduction. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
10:04 am PT Approx. 50 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Reporters questions focused on “fiscal ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Reporters questions focused on “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
12:10 pm PT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Debt and National Security Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national ... Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national security. Admiral Mullen called on Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and lay a framework for debt reduction and economic growth over the next ten years. He joined former Senators and House Armed Services Committee Chairmen to urge Congress to act and avoid sequestration. Mullen said the next Congress will have to tackle tax reform, entitlement spending, and rising health care cost. Additional speakers included: Armed Services Committee Chairmen Sam Nunn, Ike Skelton, and John Warner. The Coalition for Fiscal and National Security hosted the discussion in Washington, DC.
7:51 am PT Approx. 13 min. LIVE Senator Baucus on Debt and Deficit Reduction Max Baucus; Maya MacGuineas Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax ... Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on incomes under $250,000 and avoid another damaging fight over the debt ceiling. He said the government needs new revenue immediately in order to deal with the long term deficits caused by rising health care costs and retiring baby boomers.
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
10:55 am PT Approx. 19 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Alternative Minimum Tax Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the ... John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the AMT and the AMT patch, and the impact of a lack of agreement on a patch on taxpayers.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
1:03 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 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.
8:05 am PT Approx. 54 min. LIVE Tax Reform Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit ... Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going back to Clinton-era tax rates on the rich would do less economic damage than other revenue raising options. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
11:16 am PT Approx. 4 hr. 16 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session. The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session. 2:22 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
9:00 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. Debate was held on ... The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. Debate was held on changing energy efficiency laws. 3:32 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Disabilities Treaty Emily Cadei; Bill Scanlan Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United ... Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United Nations disabilities treaty. 2:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. LIVE U.S.-China Relations Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China ... Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China relations. CBS News Bob Schieffer, along with Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by the Center for International Studies in Washington, DC and the Schieffer School of Journalism. Panelists spoke about U.S. engagement and approach on China, what to expect with the new leadership change and the Chinese economy, the the difficult yet vital relationship between U.S.-China and solutions on how to move forward.
10:05 am PT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They ... House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They talked about job growth and ongoing negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
3:37 pm PT Approx. 32 min. Assessment of Bradley Manning Case David Coombs David Coombs, defense attorney for PFC Bradley Manning, talked about his client’s ... David Coombs, defense attorney for PFC Bradley Manning, talked about his client’s case. He talked about PFC Manning’s upcoming court-martial and the treatment he received since being detained. The Bradley Manning Support Network hosted this event.
Bradley Manning is accused of passing classified material to the Website WikiLeaks.
3:36 pm PT 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.
10:38 am PT Approx. 8 min. Governors on the Fiscal Cliff and the Economy U.S. governors spoke to reporters following a White House meeting of members of the National ... U.S. governors spoke to reporters following a White House meeting of members of the National Governors Association executive committee with President Obama and Vice President Biden about the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on states and the economy.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
4:11 pm PT Approx. 52 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Alternative Minimum Tax Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the ... John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the AMT and the AMT patch, and the impact of a lack of agreement on a patch on taxpayers.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
5:01 pm PT Approx. 58 min. U.S.-China Relations Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China ... Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China relations. CBS News Bob Schieffer, along with Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by the Center for International Studies in Washington, DC and the Schieffer School of Journalism. Panelists spoke about U.S. engagement and approach on China, what to expect with the new leadership change and the Chinese economy, the the difficult yet vital relationship between U.S.-China and solutions on how to move forward.
10:46 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 5:05 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Debt and National Security Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national ... Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national security. Admiral Mullen called on Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and lay a framework for debt reduction and economic growth over the next ten years. He joined former Senators and House Armed Services Committee Chairmen to urge Congress to act and avoid sequestration. Mullen said the next Congress will have to tackle tax reform, entitlement spending, and rising health care cost. Additional speakers included: Armed Services Committee Chairmen Sam Nunn, Ike Skelton, and John Warner. The Coalition for Fiscal and National Security hosted the discussion in Washington, DC. 6:02 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 1 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 20, 2012.
1:46 pm PT Approx. 19 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Reporters questions focused on “fiscal ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. Reporters questions focused on “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:55 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
7:32 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 2 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 21, 2012.
2:06 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. The lighting of the Capitol Christmas tree and the opening holiday ceremonies. 6:04 pm PT Approx. 46 min. Representative Tom Cole on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Tom Cole Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President ... Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Cole the previous week had gotten a lot of news coverage for saying in private that Republicans should extend tax cuts for earners making $250,000 annually or less while allowing the taxes of individuals making more to increase.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:03 pm PT 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.
2:37 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Tax Reform Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit ... Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going back to Clinton-era tax rates on the rich would do less economic damage than other revenue raising options. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
6:53 pm PT Approx. 52 min. FEMA Response to Hurricane Sandy Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his ... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his agency’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Other witnesses included representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and state and local emergency management officials from Louisiana and Texas. Topics included lessons learned with Hurricane Sandy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnering with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on long-term housing, and FEMA funding. 10:23 pm PT Approx. 58 min. U.S.-China Relations Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China ... Panelists talked about how the new Chinese Communist Party leadership will impact U.S.-China relations. CBS News Bob Schieffer, along with Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by the Center for International Studies in Washington, DC and the Schieffer School of Journalism. Panelists spoke about U.S. engagement and approach on China, what to expect with the new leadership change and the Chinese economy, the the difficult yet vital relationship between U.S.-China and solutions on how to move forward.
4:06 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Federal Debt Reduction Maya MacGuineas; Rob Portman; Gene Sperling Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the federal debt. Senator Portman was heckled during his remarks about growing the economy and the dangers of going over the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Mr. Sperling used words like “disappointing” and “very unfortunate” to describe the latest Republican plan for deficit reduction. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
7:48 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Senate Debate on United Nations Disabilities Treaty Senators debated a United Nations treaty on disabilities. Senators debated a United Nations treaty on disabilities. 11:24 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 1 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 20, 2012.
4:38 pm PT Approx. 16 min. Governors on the Fiscal Cliff and the Economy U.S. governors spoke to reporters following a White House meeting of members of the National ... U.S. governors spoke to reporters following a White House meeting of members of the National Governors Association executive committee with President Obama and Vice President Biden about the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on states and the economy.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
9:26 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Disabilities Treaty Emily Cadei; Bill Scanlan Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United ... Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United Nations disabilities treaty. 12:53 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 2 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 21, 2012.
4:55 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Alternative Minimum Tax Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the ... John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the AMT and the AMT patch, and the impact of a lack of agreement on a patch on taxpayers.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
9:31 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Debt and National Security Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national ... Former members of Congress and Admiral Mike Mullen talked about national debt and national security. Admiral Mullen called on Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and lay a framework for debt reduction and economic growth over the next ten years. He joined former Senators and House Armed Services Committee Chairmen to urge Congress to act and avoid sequestration. Mullen said the next Congress will have to tackle tax reform, entitlement spending, and rising health care cost. Additional speakers included: Armed Services Committee Chairmen Sam Nunn, Ike Skelton, and John Warner. The Coalition for Fiscal and National Security hosted the discussion in Washington, DC. 2:24 am PT 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.
5:04 pm PT Approx. 22 min. LIVE Representative Paul Ryan at Kemp Foundation Leadership Award Dinner Paul Ryan; Robert Woodson Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 2011 winner of the Kemp Leadership Award, gave the keynote ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 2011 winner of the Kemp Leadership Award, gave the keynote speech at the 2012 Jack Kemp Foundation dinner at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel honoring Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Representative Ryan talked about topics including the 2012 presidential campaign, closing the poverty gap, and welfare reform. 10:22 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
3:43 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Obama Administration Transparency Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his ... Panelists talked about the President Obama’s standing in terms of being open and his adherence to his pledge to have the most open government in American history. They give his administration a mixed review, praising it for publishing the White House visitor logs but urging better compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. The program “Transparency and the Obama Presidency: Looking at Progress in the Past Four Years” was held in the Rayburn House Office Building.
5:28 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Minority Leader Pelosi on Middle Class Tax Cuts Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged the House to extend the tax cuts for the ... Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged the House to extend the tax cuts for the middle class. She said it would take only a couple dozen Republicans to join Democrats to get the 218 signatures needed for a vote. 10:30 pm PT Approx. 46 min. Representative Tom Cole on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Tom Cole Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President ... Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) talked about negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Representative Cole the previous week had gotten a lot of news coverage for saying in private that Republicans should extend tax cuts for earners making $250,000 annually or less while allowing the taxes of individuals making more to increase.
“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.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:32 pm PT Approx. 18 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They ... House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They talked about job growth and ongoing negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
11:18 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 54 min. FEMA Response to Hurricane Sandy Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his ... Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate testified on his agency’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Other witnesses included representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and state and local emergency management officials from Louisiana and Texas. Topics included lessons learned with Hurricane Sandy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partnering with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on long-term housing, and FEMA funding.
5:51 pm PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Senator Marco Rubio at Kemp Foundation Leadership Award Dinner Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke at the Jack Kemp Foundation dinner at the Mayflower Renaissance ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke at the Jack Kemp Foundation dinner at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. Senator Rubio laid out several policy recommendations he believed would help all families regardless of class and keep the nation great. He said that President Obama’s tax hike proposal on high income earners was not the best way to achieve economic growth and control America’s debt. Other topics included education and health care reform. He was then presented with the 2012 Kemp Leadership Award by the widow of former Representative Jack Kemp, 2:16 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Senate Debate on United Nations Disabilities Treaty Senators debated a United Nations treaty on disabilities. Senators debated a United Nations treaty on disabilities.
6:41 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Federal Debt Reduction Maya MacGuineas; Rob Portman; Gene Sperling Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the federal debt. Senator Portman was heckled during his remarks about growing the economy and the dangers of going over the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Mr. Sperling used words like “disappointing” and “very unfortunate” to describe the latest Republican plan for deficit reduction. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
3:55 am PT Approx. 4 min. Disabilities Treaty Emily Cadei; Bill Scanlan Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United ... Emily Cadei was interviewed via Skype about the failure of the Senate vote on ratifying the United Nations disabilities treaty.
7:12 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Reducing Health Care Costs Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors ... Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient and debated how much should be saved overall.
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
8:28 pm PT Approx. 15 min. Senator Baucus on Debt and Deficit Reduction Max Baucus; Maya MacGuineas Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax ... Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on incomes under $250,000 and avoid another damaging fight over the debt ceiling. He said the government needs new revenue immediately in order to deal with the long term deficits caused by rising health care costs and retiring baby boomers.
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
8:43 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Tax Reform Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit ... Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going back to Clinton-era tax rates on the rich would do less economic damage than other revenue raising options. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
10:14 pm PT Approx. 17 min. Governors on the Fiscal Cliff and the Economy U.S. governors spoke to reporters following a White House meeting of members of the National ... U.S. governors spoke to reporters following a White House meeting of members of the National Governors Association executive committee with President Obama and Vice President Biden about the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on states and the economy.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
10:32 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Minority Leader Pelosi on Middle Class Tax Cuts Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged the House to extend the tax cuts for the ... Minority Leader Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged the House to extend the tax cuts for the middle class. She said it would take only a couple dozen Republicans to join Democrats to get the 218 signatures needed for a vote.
10:35 pm PT Approx. 33 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They ... House Democratic Caucus leaders spoke to reporters following their weekly meeting. They talked about job growth and ongoing negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
11:11 pm PT Approx. 25 min. Representative Paul Ryan at Kemp Foundation Leadership Award Dinner Paul Ryan; Robert Woodson Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 2011 winner of the Kemp Leadership Award, gave the keynote ... Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 2011 winner of the Kemp Leadership Award, gave the keynote speech at the 2012 Jack Kemp Foundation dinner at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel honoring Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Representative Ryan talked about topics including the 2012 presidential campaign, closing the poverty gap, and welfare reform.
11:36 pm PT Approx. 35 min. Senator Marco Rubio at Kemp Foundation Leadership Award Dinner Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke at the Jack Kemp Foundation dinner at the Mayflower Renaissance ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke at the Jack Kemp Foundation dinner at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel. Senator Rubio laid out several policy recommendations he believed would help all families regardless of class and keep the nation great. He said that President Obama’s tax hike proposal on high income earners was not the best way to achieve economic growth and control America’s debt. Other topics included education and health care reform. He was then presented with the 2012 Kemp Leadership Award by the widow of former Representative Jack Kemp,
12:13 am PT Approx. 8 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Republicans' counter-proposal to President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
12:25 am PT Approx. 30 min. Federal Debt Reduction Maya MacGuineas; Rob Portman; Gene Sperling Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by ... Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the federal debt. Senator Portman was heckled during his remarks about growing the economy and the dangers of going over the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Mr. Sperling used words like “disappointing” and “very unfortunate” to describe the latest Republican plan for deficit reduction. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
12:59 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Reducing Health Care Costs Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors ... Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient and debated how much should be saved overall.
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
2:15 am PT Approx. 14 min. Senator Baucus on Debt and Deficit Reduction Max Baucus; Maya MacGuineas Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax ... Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on incomes under $250,000 and avoid another damaging fight over the debt ceiling. He said the government needs new revenue immediately in order to deal with the long term deficits caused by rising health care costs and retiring baby boomers.
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
2:31 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Tax Reform Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit ... Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going back to Clinton-era tax rates on the rich would do less economic damage than other revenue raising options. 
“Fixing the Debt: Reforming the Tax Code and Federal Health Spending” was a forum held at Grand Hyatt Washington by the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which was co-founded by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.