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4:00 am PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Viewers responded to the question, “Which tax deductions would you give up as part of a ... Viewers responded to the question, “Which tax deductions would you give up as part of a solution to reducing the budget deficit?” 4:00 am PT Approx. 32 min. LIVE 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. He announced that unemployment dropped to 7.8 percent, the biggest quarterly fall since 2001. Opposition Leader Ed Miliband welcomed the news, but pressed the prime minister on his government’s spending cuts and proposed tax increase on middle-income workers. Prime Minister Cameron also answered questions on the United Kingdom’s immigration policy, renewable energy, and his upcoming meeting with European Union leaders. 2:09 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Latino Vote Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential ... Latino leaders and scholars talked about the impact of Latino voters on the 2012 presidential election, and the issues that influenced their votes. The November 2012 election had a record high of Latino voter turnout that overwhelmingly voted for President Obama. The panelists said the growing Latino population and key issues like immigration would play a decisive role in future elections.
“The Decisive Vote? How Latinos Voted and What It Means for Policy” was held at the Wilson Center, co-sponsored with Arizona State University, ImmigrationWorks USA, and the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program.
4:50 am PT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Democrats and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; John Larson Representative John Larson (D-CT) talked about the latest developments in the negotiations to ... Representative John Larson (D-CT) talked about the latest developments in the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and congressional Democrats' stance on how spending on programs such as Social Security and Medicare should be addressed as part of any deal. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
4:34 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 25th Anniversary of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with ... Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with the Soviet Union. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), led to the destruction of thousands of Europe-based nuclear missiles on both sides. The enevnt marked the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-U.S.S.R summit at which the treaty was signed. Panelists responded to questions from the audience. 4:08 am PT Approx. 24 min. Programs and Services for Older Adults Charles Jeszeck Charles Jeszeck gave a presentation to go in conjunction with the release of a Government ... Charles Jeszeck gave a presentation to go in conjunction with the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on state funding for programs under the Older Americans Act. The report focused on better ways to target needs and equity of older Americans, and the current funding formula of the act.
5:36 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of 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.
5:51 am PT Approx. 38 min. Gene Sperling Remarks Gene Sperling; Neera Tanden Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position ... Gene Sperling talked about the fiscal cliff, emphasizing the Obama administration’s position in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy. Mr. Sperling said the administration favored this policy not to punish people for their success but rather in support of the idea of paying it forward. In answering a question about new ideas for revenues, Mr. Sperling said the administration was focused on negotiating a balanced plan. 

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
4:34 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Frontline to the Home Front Panelists talked about the treatment of returning war veterans. The panel included Former ... Panelists talked about the treatment of returning war veterans. The panel included Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former General Stanley McChrystal, Major General Marcia Anderson, Taryn Davis, founder of the American Widow Project , Paul Rieckhoff, head of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans of America, and Lieutenant Melissa Stockwell, the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. They responded to questions from the audience.
This panel was part of the Chicago Ideas Week conference held annually in Chicago, Illinois in October and was presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan
6:21 am PT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Social Security and the Federal Budget Libby Casey; Cristina Martin Firvida; David John Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in ... Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included possible changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA), the program’s solvency, and Republican and Democratic proposals for the program.
“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. 
6:30 am PT Approx. 9 hr. 29 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for morning business until 2 p.m. The time from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. was ... The Senate convened for morning business until 2 p.m. The time from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. was designated for speeches by and regarding retiring Senators.
At 2 p.m., the Senate resumed consideration of S 3637, the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) extension bill.
6:10 am PT Approx. 51 min. Sir Mervyn King on the British Economy The Honorable Sir Mervyn A. King, governor of the Bank of England, talked about the United ... The Honorable Sir Mervyn A. King, governor of the Bank of England, talked about the United Kingdom’s banking and economic crisis. Topics included his country’s flat output, lending and take-home pay squeeze, commodities, and active exchange rate management as well as America’s “fiscal cliff” issue and the global economy. "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. After his address, he responded to questions from
Roger Ferguson, Abby Cohen, and R. Glenn Hubbard.
This lunch meeting of The Economic Club of New York was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt New York.
7:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. 4:00 pm PT Approx. 38 min. Federal Rental Assistance Programs Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing ... Sandra Henriquez testified on administrative and regulatory changes in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 and rental housing assistance programs, and opportunities for improvement. 7:02 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. LIVE NFL Human Growth Hormone Testing Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the ... Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the National Football League (NFL), and the science behind human performance drugs and the health risks. They told the committee that HGH testing was reliable and should begin immediately in the NFL. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus praised the NFL Players Association for agreeing to the testing in 2011, but said “now let’s get on with it,” referring to the process which had been held up in part by the association’s concerns over the method of testing.
8:03 am PT Approx. 57 min. LIVE Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan. 4:39 pm PT Approx. 26 min. Senator Lugar Farewell Address and Tribute Dan Coats; Richard Lugar Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) gave his farewell to the Senate after six terms and talked about his ... Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) gave his farewell to the Senate after six terms and talked about his future plans. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) paid tribute to his service. 8:55 am PT Approx. 53 min. Conservatism in the 113th Congress Arthur Brooks; James Jordan; Stephen Scalise House Republican Study Committee members Representatives Jim Jordan (OH) and Steve Scalise (LA) ... House Republican Study Committee members Representatives Jim Jordan (OH) and Steve Scalise (LA) talked about the committee’s agenda for the 113th Congress and the future of the conservative movement.
9:00 am PT Approx. 3 hr. 29 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 5:07 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections.  9:52 am PT Approx. 41 min. Universities, Innovation, and the Economy Drew Faust; Neera Tanden Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She ... Drew Faust talked about the ways education and innovation can benefit the U.S. economy. She answered questions from Neera Tanden on investment in primary and secondary education leadership training for students and teachers, the importance of training science teachers, and other topics. Professor Faust in her remarks said that U.S. immigration problems were both economic development and human rights issues, and stressed the need for legislation such as the DREAM Act. She also answered questions from the audience.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
12:31 pm PT Approx. 10 min. Republican House Leaders on the Fiscal Cliff House Republican leaders spoke to reporters. Speaker John Boehner said that he and President ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters. Speaker John Boehner said that he and President Obama had spoken the previous day, but they had not yet agreed on a way to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that the president had not presented a balanced plan. Majority Leader Eric Cantor said that he was committed to keeping the House in session through Christmas Eve and the days leading up to the new year until Congress and the president reached an agreement. 6:25 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. NFL Human Growth Hormone Testing Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the ... Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the National Football League (NFL), and the science behind human performance drugs and the health risks. They told the committee that HGH testing was reliable and should begin immediately in the NFL. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus praised the NFL Players Association for agreeing to the testing in 2011, but said “now let’s get on with it,” referring to the process which had been held up in part by the association’s concerns over the method of testing. 10:36 am PT Approx. 39 min. Democrats and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; John Larson Representative John Larson (D-CT) talked about the latest developments in the negotiations to ... Representative John Larson (D-CT) talked about the latest developments in the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and congressional Democrats' stance on how spending on programs such as Social Security and Medicare should be addressed as part of any deal. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
“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.
12:41 pm PT Approx. 14 min. House Minority Leader on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed the media after taking to the House floor to ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed the media after taking to the House floor to call on Republicans to vote before Christmas on the Senate-passed middle-class tax cut bill. She said that the uncertainty created by the upcoming"fiscal cliff" is hurting families and small businesses around the company. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impeding tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
8:14 pm PT Approx. 36 min. Senator Kent Conrad Farewell Address Kent Conrad Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about the U.S. economy, the government’s role, and the federal budget. 11:15 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. LIVE U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections. 
12:56 pm PT Approx. 28 min. House Republicans on the National Debt Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and other members of the House Republican Conference ... Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and other members of the House Republican Conference held a press conference to highlight the effects the national debt would have on America’s families, and to reaffirm the need for spending cuts. 8:52 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Tribute to Senators Snowe and Hutchison Kay Hutchison; Barbara Mikulski Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) paid tribute to retiring Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Kay ... Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) paid tribute to retiring Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Senator Hutchison responded to her remarks. Topics included the role of women in the Senate. 12:34 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 25th Anniversary of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with ... Former Reagan administration officials talked about negotiating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty with the Soviet Union. The Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), led to the destruction of thousands of Europe-based nuclear missiles on both sides. The enevnt marked the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-U.S.S.R summit at which the treaty was signed. Panelists responded to questions from the audience.
1:24 pm PT Approx. 9 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of 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.
9:21 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections.  1:55 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Middle East Security Concerns Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s ... Panelists discussed the growing security challenges in the Middle East, including Syria’s civil war, a constitutional crisis in Egypt, Iran’s push for nuclear capability, the recent Palestinian-Israeli confrontation, and uncertainties about future U.S. and European policy directions.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies event “Middle East Security Concerns: The Next Phase?” was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute.
1:34 pm PT Approx. 4 hr. 12 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. 10:39 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. NFL Human Growth Hormone Testing Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the ... Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the National Football League (NFL), and the science behind human performance drugs and the health risks. They told the committee that HGH testing was reliable and should begin immediately in the NFL. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus praised the NFL Players Association for agreeing to the testing in 2011, but said “now let’s get on with it,” referring to the process which had been held up in part by the association’s concerns over the method of testing. 3:44 pm 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.
5:48 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Jim Rowley on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations James Rowley; Bill Scanlan Jim Rowley reported by telephone from Capitol Hill about the status of negotiations to avoid the ... Jim Rowley reported by telephone from Capitol Hill about the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 12:28 am PT Approx. 36 min. Senator Kent Conrad Farewell Address Kent Conrad Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about ... Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave his farewell to the Senate. He used charts as he talked about the U.S. economy, the government’s role, and the federal budget. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan.
5:52 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. House Debate on the Fiscal Cliff Representatives debated avoiding the “fiscal cliff” that includes the expiring tax ... Representatives debated avoiding the “fiscal cliff” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. 1:05 am PT Approx. 27 min. Tribute to Senators Snowe and Hutchison Kay Hutchison; Barbara Mikulski Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) paid tribute to retiring Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Kay ... Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) paid tribute to retiring Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). Senator Hutchison responded to her remarks. Topics included the role of women in the Senate. 7:48 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 20 min. Financial Industry Regulations Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, which deals with over-the-counter derivatives and swaps market regulations. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said that his agency was making progress in fully implementing the law. Robert Cook testified that the Securities and Exchange Commission was continuing with a complex rule-making process. Then a panel of financial industry stakeholders and representatives testified about concerns such as compliance costs and lack of clarity in the rules and definitions.
7:03 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and the Economy Christopher Van Hollen House Budget Committee ranking member Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about the ... House Budget Committee ranking member Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about the latest developments in “fiscal-cliff” negotiations, and the economy at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Among his remarks, he said he was concerned that House Speaker John Boehner might be stalling the negotiations until he is re-elected to his leadership post in January 2013. Other topics included the future of the Democratic Party and gubernatorial races.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
1:34 am PT Approx. 9 min. Senator Scott Brown Farewell Speech Scott Brown Senator Scott Brown (D-MA) gave his farewell address to the Senate. Senator Scott Brown (D-MA) gave his farewell address to the Senate. 10:10 pm PT Approx. 36 min. Fiscal Challenges and States Joseph Califano; Thomas Donohue; Richard Ravitch Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard ... Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch (D-NY) summarized a report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force on the fiscal challenges of states in the midst of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Among the findings were health care expenses rising faster than revenue, pension system underfunding, and a disconnect between federal policies and their impact on states.
“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.
This program was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum entitled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
7:54 pm PT Approx. 40 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of 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.
1:43 am PT Approx. 9 min. Senator Ben Nelson Farewell Address and Tribute Mike Johanns; Ben Nelson Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) gave his farewell address to the Senate. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) gave his farewell address to the Senate. 10:47 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan.
8:35 pm PT Approx. 39 min. Social Security and the Federal Budget Libby Casey; Cristina Martin Firvida; David John Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in ... Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included possible changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA), the program’s solvency, and Republican and Democratic proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. 
1:53 am PT Approx. 26 min. Senator Lugar Farewell Address and Tribute Dan Coats; Richard Lugar Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) gave his farewell to the Senate after six terms and talked about his ... Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) gave his farewell to the Senate after six terms and talked about his future plans. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) paid tribute to his service. 1:34 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 20 min. Financial Industry Regulations Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, which deals with over-the-counter derivatives and swaps market regulations. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said that his agency was making progress in fully implementing the law. Robert Cook testified that the Securities and Exchange Commission was continuing with a complex rule-making process. Then a panel of financial industry stakeholders and representatives testified about concerns such as compliance costs and lack of clarity in the rules and definitions.
9:17 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Fiscal Cliff and Proposed Tax Increases Tea party movement activists held a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., ... Tea party movement activists held a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., to reiterate their decision to reject any proposed tax increases as part of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. TheTeaParty.net founder Todd Cefarrati presented over 150,000 petitions in support of not increasing taxes. 
“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.
2:20 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Promoting Energy Efficiency Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency ... Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency could be implemented in broader tax reform efforts. 3:58 am PT Approx. 35 min. Fiscal Challenges and States Joseph Califano; Thomas Donohue; Richard Ravitch Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard ... Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch (D-NY) summarized a report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force on the fiscal challenges of states in the midst of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Among the findings were health care expenses rising faster than revenue, pension system underfunding, and a disconnect between federal policies and their impact on states.
“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.
This program was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum entitled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
9:47 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. House Debate on the Fiscal Cliff Representatives debated avoiding the “fiscal cliff” that includes the expiring tax ... Representatives debated avoiding the “fiscal cliff” that includes the expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts put in place by the 2011 Budget Control Act. 3:43 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan.
10:58 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and the Economy Christopher Van Hollen House Budget Committee ranking member Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about the ... House Budget Committee ranking member Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about the latest developments in “fiscal-cliff” negotiations, and the economy at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Among his remarks, he said he was concerned that House Speaker John Boehner might be stalling the negotiations until he is re-elected to his leadership post in January 2013. Other topics included the future of the Democratic Party and gubernatorial races.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
11:50 pm PT Approx. 40 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of 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.
12:31 am PT Approx. 39 min. Social Security and the Federal Budget Libby Casey; Cristina Martin Firvida; David John Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in ... Cristina Martin Firvida and David John debated the issue of included Social Security in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included possible changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA), the program’s solvency, and Republican and Democratic proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. 
1:13 am PT Approx. 27 min. Fiscal Cliff and Proposed Tax Increases Tea party movement activists held a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., ... Tea party movement activists held a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., to reiterate their decision to reject any proposed tax increases as part of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. TheTeaParty.net founder Todd Cefarrati presented over 150,000 petitions in support of not increasing taxes. 
“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.
1:44 am PT Approx. 55 min. Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included ... Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
2:42 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections.