C-SPAN Schedule

< Friday, March 27 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments and questions on a variety of current event topics. At the end of the segment a clip was shown of Representative Aaron Schock’s (R-IL) resignation speech. 6:57 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Address to Joint Meeting of Congress Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint meeting of Congress. He thanked Congress for ... Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint meeting of Congress. He thanked Congress for the money it had appropriated for Afghanistan over the years and acknowledged the American taxpayers who provided it. so far. He paid homage to the 2,200 U.S. servicemen and -women who lost their lives in the war and the thousands more who were wounded, and thanked the U.S. aid workers who built schools, wells, and cured the sick. But he vowed that his war-wracked country would be self-reliant within the decade. He also talked about the time he spent in America, noting that he was in his World Bank office in Washington when the first plane smashed into the World Trade Center on September 22, 2001. 5:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 52 min. Deputy Attorney General Nomination Hearing The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider Sally Quillian Yates' nomination for ... The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider Sally Quillian Yates' nomination for deputy attorney general, the Justice Department’s second-highest position. Topics included mandatory minimum sentencing, the president’s immigration executive order, human sex trafficking, and countering violent extremism. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced her. Sally Yates previously served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
8:06 am ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE Supreme Court Cases on EPA Emissions Regulations ; Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide ... Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Air Act by requiring power plants to meet strict emissions standards. The cases included Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, and National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency.

At the end of the segment, a clip was shown of Bill Gates testifying at a Senate subcommittee hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid.
7:59 am ET Approx. 59 min. U.S. Postal Service Panelists talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. Topics included the current ... Panelists talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. Topics included the current health of the institution and congressional efforts to modernize and improve its financial condition. 7:14 am ET Approx. 54 min. State of Customs and Border Protection ; Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about the mission of U.S. Customs and Border ... Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about the mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Topics included modernization efforts, protecting the global supply chain, facilitating trade, and border protection along America’s northern and southern borders.
8:34 am ET Approx. 50 min. LIVE Issues Facing Fraternities ; Ian Tuttle talked about his National Review cover story on sexual assault and hazing ... Ian Tuttle talked about his National Review cover story on sexual assault and hazing incidents at college fraternities and their impact on the future of fraternities and sororities on American college campuses. Mr. Tuttle spoke via video link from New York. 8:58 am ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Voting Access and Election Administration Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also ... Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also discussed the Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s 2014 report and recommendations. The commission was formed in 2014 by President Obama to improve the voting experience and provide better access to polls. 8:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, challenging state’s legislative redistricting plan as relying too heavily on racial gerrymandering. The black and Democratic officeholders argued that the new plan packed black voters into existing majority-black voting districts diluting their overall voting power in the state.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
9:27 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Union Membership ; ; Michael Horrigan and Lydia DePillis talked about a report on private and public sector union ... Michael Horrigan and Lydia DePillis talked about a report on private and public sector union membership rates, which showed union membership fell about 20 percent between 1983 and 2014.

This program was part of Washington Journal’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
9:50 am ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 9:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Young v. United Parcel Service Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, on whether ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, on whether the United Parcel Service’s decision to put a pregnant employee on unpaid leave instead of accommodating her in a manner similar to temporarily disabled workers violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
10:01 am ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 9:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. 2015 U.K. General Election Interviews British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question ... British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question and answer session hosted by Sky News and Channel 4. They were interviewed separately and also responded to questions from the studio audience. 10:25 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified about his agency’s ... Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included the FBI’s mission, programs, and how the agency was tackling issues such as foreign fighters, cyber attacks, and the war on drugs. He said that one challenge in fighting *ISIL domestically was the difficulty in compiling an accurate profile of those Americans who decide to join the terrorist group. An example was the wide age range of the people. He also said that without legislative relief it would be impossible to obtain data off encrypted smart phones even with a warrant due to the levels of encryption allowed.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
10:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign ... Ben Affleck, Bill Gates, and other witnesses testified at a hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid. They talked about the work being done in Africa, and the value of continuing to invest in countries there, such as avoiding the emergence of a new pandemic. Examples of why threatened cuts should not be made in the foreign aid budget included the prospect of wiping out polio in Africa with a few more years of continued effort. 11:11 am ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 12:28 pm ET Approx. 54 min. State of Customs and Border Protection ; Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about the mission of U.S. Customs and Border ... Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about the mission of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Topics included modernization efforts, protecting the global supply chain, facilitating trade, and border protection along America’s northern and southern borders.
12:01 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 11:16 am ET Approx. 44 min. Issues Facing Fraternities ; Ian Tuttle talked about his National Review cover story on sexual assault and hazing ... Ian Tuttle talked about his National Review cover story on sexual assault and hazing incidents at college fraternities and their impact on the future of fraternities and sororities on American college campuses. Mr. Tuttle spoke via video link from New York. 1:23 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ... Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter *ISIL, was joined by two Defense Department officials in testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. strategy and coalition efforts to defeat the militant Islamic group. Topics included the use of airstrikes, ground troops, and the new authorization for use of military force (AUMF).

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
12:05 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Supreme Court Cases on EPA Emissions Regulations ; Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide ... Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Air Act by requiring power plants to meet strict emissions standards. The cases included Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, and National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency.

At the end of the segment, a clip was shown of Bill Gates testifying at a Senate subcommittee hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. LIVE Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc ... Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc fix,” for paying doctors who treat Medicare patients.  Panelists included the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation acting deputy director. This discussion came as the House of Representatives the previous day passed a permanent “doc fix” bill. 3:55 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Millennial Generation Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the ... Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the millennial generation. The panel included Barbara Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush and founder of Global Health Corps, a non-profit health equity organization.
12:33 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Issues Facing Fraternities ; Ian Tuttle talked about his National Review cover story on sexual assault and hazing ... Ian Tuttle talked about his National Review cover story on sexual assault and hazing incidents at college fraternities and their impact on the future of fraternities and sororities on American college campuses. Mr. Tuttle spoke via video link from New York. 1:34 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 3:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. U.S. Postal Service Panelists talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. Topics included the current ... Panelists talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. Topics included the current health of the institution and congressional efforts to modernize and improve its financial condition.
1:05 pm ET Approx. 55 min. LIVE Margaret Hamburg Remarks ; Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned ... Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety, advancements in regulatory science, and the impact of globalization on drug products and the food supply. Dr. Hamburg was expected to step down at the end of March 2015. 2:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Federal Communications Commission Oversight Hearing The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about ... The commissioners testified at a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversight hearing about operations and budget. The focus was on their recent open Internet vote classifying the Internet as a common carrier, like telephone services. In a 3-2 vote, rules were passed designed to ensure “net neutrality” by prohibiting Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against legal content moving through their networks. Issues included their transparency in the deliberative process on policy matters. Other topics included rural broadband and Wi-Fi access. 5:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. 2015 Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner ; At its annual dinner, the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association presented awards to ... At its annual dinner, the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association presented awards to journalists for their contributions to the news industry. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and his twin brother Julián, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, delivered a joint keynote address.
2:02 pm ET Approx. 56 min. White House Daily Briefing Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including ... Josh Earnest briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues, including negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) retirement, and concerns over the signing of Indiana’s religious freedom law. 4:21 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. Defense Department Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request Top commanders from the four military branches testified about their program requests in the ... Top commanders from the four military branches testified about their program requests in the fiscal year 2016 budget requests for the Department of Defense. Each witness warned of the continuing risks to American lives due to sequestration* budget cuts.

* 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 part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
6:49 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Alabama Redistricting Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two consolidated cases, Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, challenging state’s legislative redistricting plan as relying too heavily on racial gerrymandering. The black and Democratic officeholders argued that the new plan packed black voters into existing majority-black voting districts diluting their overall voting power in the state.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
3:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. 2015 U.K. General Election Interviews British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question ... British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question and answer session hosted by Sky News and Channel 4. They were interviewed separately and also responded to questions from the studio audience. 7:30 pm ET Approx. 29 min. Republican National Lawyers Association Conference, Michael Carvin ; Following opening remarks, Mike Carvin, the lead attorney in the King v. Burwell Supreme ... Following opening remarks, Mike Carvin, the lead attorney in the King v. Burwell Supreme Court case, talked about challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The case concerns the legality of the Internal Revenue Service extending tax-credit subsidies to health insurance plans sold through federally-administered exchanges as well as state-run exchanges. 

He spoke at the Republican National Lawyers Association’s 2015 National Policy Conference, which took place on March 20 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc ... Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc fix,” for paying doctors who treat Medicare patients.  Panelists included the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation acting deputy director. This discussion came as the House of Representatives the previous day passed a permanent “doc fix” bill.
4:19 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Voting Access and Election Administration Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also ... Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also discussed the Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s 2014 report and recommendations. The commission was formed in 2014 by President Obama to improve the voting experience and provide better access to polls. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans on whether the State of Texas’s refusal to issue license plates displaying the Confederate flag violated the First Amendment. At issue was whether messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality or if Texas discriminated against the Sons of Confederate Veterans when it rejected their design.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
9:33 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Millennial Generation Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the ... Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the millennial generation. The panel included Barbara Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush and founder of Global Health Corps, a non-profit health equity organization.
5:13 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc ... Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc fix,” for paying doctors who treat Medicare patients.  Panelists included the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation acting deputy director. This discussion came as the House of Representatives the previous day passed a permanent “doc fix” bill. 9:01 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Supreme Court Cases on EPA Emissions Regulations ; Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide ... Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Air Act by requiring power plants to meet strict emissions standards. The cases included Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, and National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency.

At the end of the segment, a clip was shown of Bill Gates testifying at a Senate subcommittee hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid.
9:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Airport Pre-Check Program Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check program, ... Witnesses testified on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-Check program, which allows expedited screening at airports for pre-approved passengers. Topics included the expansion of the program and the managed inclusion process, which allows TSA officers to take travelers out of the regular screening lines and send them through the Pre-Check line.
6:46 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 9:29 pm ET Approx. 50 min. Voting Access and Election Administration Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also ... Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also discussed the Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s 2014 report and recommendations. The commission was formed in 2014 by President Obama to improve the voting experience and provide better access to polls. 11:02 pm ET Approx. 34 min. Global Threats to U.S. Security ; U.S. Strategic Commander Admiral Cecil Haney briefed reporters and answered their questions on a ... U.S. Strategic Commander Admiral Cecil Haney briefed reporters and answered their questions on a variety of military topics. He talked about the influence of 21st century deterrence and threats to U.S. security, highlighting the potential for nuclear, space, and cyber attacks. Admiral Haney answered questions on North Korea’s new nuclear missiles and China’s anti-satellite missile test in 2014. He also said that the fiscal year 2016 defense budget was adequate but that it would not sustain any cuts.
6:53 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Margaret Hamburg Remarks ; Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned ... Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety, advancements in regulatory science, and the impact of globalization on drug products and the food supply. Dr. Hamburg was expected to step down at the end of March 2015. 10:25 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. 2015 U.K. General Election Interviews British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question ... British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question and answer session hosted by Sky News and Channel 4. They were interviewed separately and also responded to questions from the studio audience. 11:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified on the Supreme Court fiscal year 2016 budget ... Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified on the Supreme Court fiscal year 2016 budget and the federal judiciary system. By law, the judicial branch assembles its own budget, which the president reviews then transmits to Congress without changes. Topics included a new electronic filing system that would be able to track petitions to the Court in 2016, cameras in the court room, and the effects of dysfunction in Congress.
7:54 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 11:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans on whether the State of Texas’s refusal to issue license plates displaying the Confederate flag violated the First Amendment. At issue was whether messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality or if Texas discriminated against the Sons of Confederate Veterans when it rejected their design.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
12:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Address to Joint Meeting of Congress Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint meeting of Congress. He thanked Congress for ... Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint meeting of Congress. He thanked Congress for the money it had appropriated for Afghanistan over the years and acknowledged the American taxpayers who provided it. so far. He paid homage to the 2,200 U.S. servicemen and -women who lost their lives in the war and the thousands more who were wounded, and thanked the U.S. aid workers who built schools, wells, and cured the sick. But he vowed that his war-wracked country would be self-reliant within the decade. He also talked about the time he spent in America, noting that he was in his World Bank office in Washington when the first plane smashed into the World Trade Center on September 22, 2001.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Alzheimer's Disease Research Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible ... Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible cures. Topics included the progress of research and the need for more funding. Former actress and model B. Smith, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, was among the witnesses. 12:44 am ET Approx. 25 min. Supreme Court Cases on EPA Emissions Regulations ; Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide ... Jeremy Jacobs talked about three consolidated cases heard before the Supreme Court to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Clean Air Act by requiring power plants to meet strict emissions standards. The cases included Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, and National Mining Association v. Environmental Protection Agency.

At the end of the segment, a clip was shown of Bill Gates testifying at a Senate subcommittee hearing on diplomacy and foreign aid.
2:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc ... Panelists talked about the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, also known as “doc fix,” for paying doctors who treat Medicare patients.  Panelists included the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation acting deputy director. This discussion came as the House of Representatives the previous day passed a permanent “doc fix” bill.
10:00 pm ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 1:11 am ET Approx. 50 min. Voting Access and Election Administration Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also ... Panelists talked about various aspects of the voting process in federal elections. They also discussed the Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s 2014 report and recommendations. The commission was formed in 2014 by President Obama to improve the voting experience and provide better access to polls.
10:07 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. U.S.-Iran Relations ; David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about the role U.S.-Iran relations could play in American ... David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about the role U.S.-Iran relations could play in American politics. 2:04 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State Terrorists Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter ... Retired General John Allen, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter *ISIL, was joined by two Defense Department officials in testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. strategy and coalition efforts to defeat the militant Islamic group. Topics included the use of airstrikes, ground troops, and the new authorization for use of military force (AUMF).

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
11:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Margaret Hamburg Remarks ; Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned ... Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety, advancements in regulatory science, and the impact of globalization on drug products and the food supply. Dr. Hamburg was expected to step down at the end of March 2015. 4:37 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Federal Bureau of Investigation Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified about his agency’s ... Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey testified about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Topics included the FBI’s mission, programs, and how the agency was tackling issues such as foreign fighters, cyber attacks, and the war on drugs. He said that one challenge in fighting *ISIL domestically was the difficulty in compiling an accurate profile of those Americans who decide to join the terrorist group. An example was the wide age range of the people. He also said that without legislative relief it would be impossible to obtain data off encrypted smart phones even with a warrant due to the levels of encryption allowed.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
12:40 am ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection. 6:41 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. 2015 U.K. General Election Interviews British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question ... British Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband participated in a question and answer session hosted by Sky News and Channel 4. They were interviewed separately and also responded to questions from the studio audience.
12:47 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. U.S.-Iran Relations ; David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about the role U.S.-Iran relations could play in American ... David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about the role U.S.-Iran relations could play in American politics.
2:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Alzheimer's Disease Research Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible ... Witnesses testified on the status of Alzheimer’s disease research, prevention, and possible cures. Topics included the progress of research and the need for more funding. Former actress and model B. Smith, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, was among the witnesses.
4:17 am ET Approx. 1 min. Millennial Generation Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the ... Panelists talked about the issues, culture, misunderstandings, and stereotypes associated with the millennial generation. The panel included Barbara Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush and founder of Global Health Corps, a non-profit health equity organization.
4:19 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Margaret Hamburg Remarks ; Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned ... Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg talked about lessons learned during her time at the regulatory agency. She spoke about food and drug safety, advancements in regulatory science, and the impact of globalization on drug products and the food supply. Dr. Hamburg was expected to step down at the end of March 2015.
5:21 am ET Approx. 3 min. Senator Harry Reid Retirement Announcement Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek ... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced in a video statement that he would not seek reelection in 2016. Senator Reid said that his exercise accident in January 2015 made him think about his priorities. He also said that he wanted to focus on getting Democrats elected to the Senate instead of using those resources for his own reelection.
5:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. U.S.-Iran Relations ; David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about the role U.S.-Iran relations could play in American ... David Rothkopf and Dov Zakheim talked about the role U.S.-Iran relations could play in American politics.