C-SPAN Schedule

< Friday, January 11 >

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6:00 am CT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones David Clarke; Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Timothy Geithner’s legacy as secretary of ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on Timothy Geithner’s legacy as secretary of the Department of the Treasury. 
Dave Clarke spoke by phone about the nomination of Jack Lew for Treasury Secretary, replacing Timothy Geithner.
5:08 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding and Urban Development Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave ... Representatives from the State Department and the Organization of American States gave presentations on the role of the U.S. and the international community in rebuilding Haiti three years after a devastating earthquake struck the country. 5:34 am CT Approx. 57 min. Health Care, Insurance and Medicare Bruce Broussard; Hewitt Shaw Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the ... Bruce Broussard spoke about health care, insurance, and Medicare. Topics included the Affordable Care Act (the health care law), new approaches to integrating delivery systems, the benefits of healthy lifestyles, and how health care could help reduce national debt . Among his comments he said the $750 billion per year was wasted on health care. After his speech he answered questions from audience members.
6:49 am CT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Deal and Business Leaders John Engler; Pedro Echevarria Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about the “fiscal cliff” legislation ... Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed at the end of the 112th Congress from the viewpoint of business leaders. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
6:25 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Mortgage Policy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and financial experts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray unveiled the new CFPB “Ability to Repay” mortgage rule and criteria for qualified mortgages that he said were intended to protect all parties involved. The event, held in Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, opened with remarks by elected officials followed by Mr. Cordray’s remarks, a panel discussion with consumer and industry representatives, and then a period for comments from members of the public. 6:37 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook.
7:36 am CT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Women in Congress Stephanie Schriock; Pedro Echevarria Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both ... Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both issues and the political environment. Topics included the role of EMILY’s List in the 2012 elections, upcoming debates on abortion, women in the Cabinet and White House, and the possibility of a woman running for president in 2016. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:26 am CT Approx. 39 min. Work-Focused Welfare Reform Robert Doar Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts ... Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to work-focused welfare policies, and talked about food stamp benefits and increasing the economic strength of low-income families. He criticized President Obama for not focusing on the importance of strong families. 8:08 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Deficit and Debt Reduction Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal ... Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the tax elements of the bill, including alternative minimum, estate, and tax cuts from the George W. Bush administration. Robert Reichauser and Rudolph Penner in their assessments were pessimistic about what was in the bill and the prospects for the budget process in the 113th Congress. The program included questions from audience members.
“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.
8:21 am CT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Voter Priorities Toward the Federal Budget Michael Dimock; Pedro Echevarria Michael Dimock talked about the Pew Research Center’s report voter attitudes toward reducing ... Michael Dimock talked about the Pew Research Center’s report voter attitudes toward reducing the budget deficit and preserving Social Security and Medicare. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Pew Research Center looked at how older and younger voters look at the federal budget by using data gained from the 2012 election cycle.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
9:07 am CT Approx. 51 min. Labor and Employment Law U. W. Clemon; Catessa Malone Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon talked about the state of labor and employment ... Retired Federal Judge U.W. Clemon talked about the state of labor and employment law. 
Clemon marched with Martin Luther King and was one of the first two african-americans elected to the Alabama Senate since Reconstruction . He fought against Gov. George Wallace 's exclusion of african-american citizens from state boards and agencies and the reinstatement of the death penalty. Jimmy Carter in 1980 appointed Clemon as Alabama’s first african-american federal judge when he nominated him for a seat on the U.S. District Court. He later became the chief judge of the Northern District. He was the trial judge in the Ledbetter v. Goodyear case and in several multi-district cases.
9:39 am CT Approx. 4 hr. 33 min. Offshore Corporate Tax Havens Witnesses testified on the corporate practice of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying ... Witnesses testified on the corporate practice of shifting profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Among the issues they addressed were corporate tax loopholes allowed under current financial regulation, and business practices employed by major U.S. firms. Business executives admitted that they do consider tax policy in different countries when making decisions about how to spend profits, but they refused to admit any wrongdoing.
9:02 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They ... Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11 years the prison has been open, bills passed by Congress that prevent the release of prisoners, and the legitimacy of military commissions. They all criticized President Obama for failing to close the facility and for not vetoing a 2012 defense bill that barred the transfer of detainees. Morris Davis in his remarks said that Guantanamo Bay had served as “a warning light rather than a guiding light” to the rest of the world. 
The program contains language that some may find objectionable.
10:00 am CT Approx. 46 min. LIVE State of the Air Force Michael Donley; Mark Welsh Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary ... Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary Donley said the Air Force was preparing for sequestration defense spending cuts that would have an “immediate and negative impact on the Air Force readiness,” in addition to training, hiring, maintenance, and modernization. 4:33 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Response to Rise in Autism Rates Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed ... Domestic and advocacy group officials testified about autism. Among the topics they discussed were efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the disease, the cost of the disease, limited public health resources, and public health policy. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) denied a link between rising autism rates and vaccinations. Representative Burton showed a video about research on the effect of mercury on the brain.
10:33 am CT Approx. 2 min. U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard Rehearse for Inaugural Parade The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the ... The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the inauguration parade on January 21, 2013. The Air Force Band had marched in 15 inaugural parades since it was formed in 1941, first called The Bolling Field Band consisting of a saxophone quartet and a bandleader. 10:49 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Local Officials on the 2012 Election Process Local officials talked about the administration of the 2012 election. New York City officials ... Local officials talked about the administration of the 2012 election. New York City officials talked about dealing with power outages and displaced citizens following Hurricane Sandy a week before the election. Other issues included training poll workers to deal with new voter identification laws and dealing with the media and third party interest groups. 6:00 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Senator Mike Lee at the Federalist Society Michael Lee; Leonard Leo Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers ... Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at the Federalist Society’s annual national lawyers convention. He talked about the Affordable Care Act, the presidential election and its outcome, and judicial nominations. He said the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision was not something judicial conservatives could accept or embrace. Senator Lee said Justice Roberts' decision was a “sharp aberration from the standard he had established early in his career.” He also talked about the possibility of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) attempting to change the Senate’s filibuster rules in the next Congress.
The former constitutional lawyer spoke before lawyers at an annual convention sponsored by the Federalist Society at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for the 2012 convention was “The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court.”
10:37 am CT Approx. 51 min. U.S. Reconstruction Effort in Afghanistan John Sopko John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific ... John Sopko talked about U.S. reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. He cited several specific examples of wasted U.S. money, including faulty buildings that collapsed and poorly built roads that might have allowed for improvised explosive device (IED) explosions. He was also critical of the lack of coordination with Afghans and questioned the country’s ability to sustain what U.S. had built. 12:27 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. State Officials on the 2012 Election Process State officials talked about the administration of the 2012 election. Topics included the ... State officials talked about the administration of the 2012 election. Topics included the election in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy, voting lines, and voting systems. 7:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Global Climate Change A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global ... A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global warming, and climate change. Topics included the future of weather the American west, hurricane Sandy, droughts, record temperatures, fires, the arctic, and Canadian tar sands. They gathered at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
11:29 am CT Approx. 39 min. Work-Focused Welfare Reform Robert Doar Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts ... Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to work-focused welfare policies, and talked about food stamp benefits and increasing the economic strength of low-income families. He criticized President Obama for not focusing on the importance of strong families. 2:08 pm CT Approx. 4 min. U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard Rehearse for Inaugural Parade The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the ... The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the inauguration parade on January 21, 2013. The Air Force Band had marched in 15 inaugural parades since it was formed in 1941, first called The Bolling Field Band consisting of a saxophone quartet and a bandleader. 8:05 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. James Hansen on Climate Change James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, ... James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, Storms of My Grandchildren, spoke about climate science. He was also awarded the annual Stephen Schneider Science Communication award, named for the Stanford University environmental scientist who advised 7 US Presidents on Climate Change. This event takes place at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
12:09 pm CT Approx. 2 min. U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard Rehearse for Inaugural Parade The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the ... The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the inauguration parade on January 21, 2013. The Air Force Band had marched in 15 inaugural parades since it was formed in 1941, first called The Bolling Field Band consisting of a saxophone quartet and a bandleader. 2:15 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Mortgage Policy The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) held a field hearing on mortgage policy with consumer groups, industry stakeholders, and financial experts. CFPB Director Richard Cordray unveiled the new CFPB “Ability to Repay” mortgage rule and criteria for qualified mortgages that he said were intended to protect all parties involved. The event, held in Westminster Hall in Baltimore, Maryland, opened with remarks by elected officials followed by Mr. Cordray’s remarks, a panel discussion with consumer and industry representatives, and then a period for comments from members of the public. 9:19 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Victim and Accused Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military. The first panel, “Perspective of Victim and Accused,” was of representatives of victims and accused offenders.
Commissioners Kirsanow and Yaki participated by telephone.
12:13 pm CT Approx. 26 min. Fiscal Cliff Deal and Business Leaders John Engler; Pedro Echevarria Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about the “fiscal cliff” legislation ... Former Michigan Governor John Engler talked about the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed at the end of the 112th Congress from the viewpoint of business leaders. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“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.
4:16 pm CT Approx. 39 min. Work-Focused Welfare Reform Robert Doar Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts ... Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to work-focused welfare policies, and talked about food stamp benefits and increasing the economic strength of low-income families. He criticized President Obama for not focusing on the importance of strong families. 10:54 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Academic Scholar Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military.*The second panel comprised academics scholars.
12:39 pm CT Approx. 38 min. LIVE U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Hamid Karzai; Barack Obama President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions ... President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House. President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013, but that no final decision had been made about the pace of troop withdrawals. 5:00 pm CT Approx. 58 min. Q&A with Sonja Sohn Brian Lamb; Sonja Sohn Sonja Sohn discussed the creation and continuing operations of ReWired for Change, a Baltimore ... Sonja Sohn discussed the creation and continuing operations of ReWired for Change, a Baltimore non-profit organization that she and other fellow actors and crew from the Home Box Office television production “The Wire” founded. The organization works to affect the lives of high risk youth and their families through mentoring, after school programs, and community involvement. She talked about her own troubled childhood, and says that troubled children need unconditional love and consistency of attention in their lives. 12:19 am CT Approx. 39 min. Work-Focused Welfare Reform Robert Doar Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts ... Robert Doar spoke at an event in which he received the 2012 Urban Innovator Award for his efforts in reforming New York City’s welfare program. He outlined the keys to work-focused welfare policies, and talked about food stamp benefits and increasing the economic strength of low-income families. He criticized President Obama for not focusing on the importance of strong families.
1:18 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of Counterterrorism Michael Meese Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides ... Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides and a video, he gave a report on al Qaida and the Taliban, and discussed insider attacks in Afghanistan and the readiness of the Afghan military to take over after U.S. troop withdrawals. He also told anecdotes from the time he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his presentation he answered questions from the audience. 6:00 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Q&A with Matthew Heineman Matthew Heineman; Brian Lamb Matthew Heineman talked about his documentary film, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American ... Matthew Heineman talked about his documentary film, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, in which he examines the deficiencies in America’s health care system and explores cost effective solutions such as acupuncture and preventing illness with nutrition and lifestyle changes. He talked about the issues that arise from fee-for-service medical reimbursement that compensates doctors for each procedure, and in some cases leads to overtreatment of preventable diseases. He highlighted alternatives to this method of physician compensation, such as the plan at the Cleveland Clinic which pays doctors a salary and incentivizes them to provide better treatment as measured by patient’s results. He also talked about why he became a filmmaker, and what he plans to do for his next project. Video clips from the film were shown. 1:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Global Climate Change A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global ... A panel of science scholars talked about attitudes towards climate science, the politics, global warming, and climate change. Topics included the future of weather the American west, hurricane Sandy, droughts, record temperatures, fires, the arctic, and Canadian tar sands. They gathered at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
2:24 pm CT Approx. 45 min. State of the Air Force Michael Donley; Mark Welsh Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary ... Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary Donley said the Air Force was preparing for sequestration defense spending cuts that would have an “immediate and negative impact on the Air Force readiness,” in addition to training, hiring, maintenance, and modernization. 7:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They ... Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11 years the prison has been open, bills passed by Congress that prevent the release of prisoners, and the legitimacy of military commissions. They all criticized President Obama for failing to close the facility and for not vetoing a 2012 defense bill that barred the transfer of detainees. Morris Davis in his remarks said that Guantanamo Bay had served as “a warning light rather than a guiding light” to the rest of the world. 
The program contains language that some may find objectionable.
2:05 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. James Hansen on Climate Change James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, ... James Hansen, head of the NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of the book, Storms of My Grandchildren, spoke about climate science. He was also awarded the annual Stephen Schneider Science Communication award, named for the Stanford University environmental scientist who advised 7 US Presidents on Climate Change. This event takes place at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
3:13 pm CT Approx. 38 min. Voter Priorities Toward the Federal Budget Michael Dimock; Pedro Echevarria Michael Dimock talked about the Pew Research Center’s report voter attitudes toward reducing ... Michael Dimock talked about the Pew Research Center’s report voter attitudes toward reducing the budget deficit and preserving Social Security and Medicare. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The Pew Research Center looked at how older and younger voters look at the federal budget by using data gained from the 2012 election cycle.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
8:32 pm CT Approx. 45 min. State of the Air Force Michael Donley; Mark Welsh Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary ... Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary Donley said the Air Force was preparing for sequestration defense spending cuts that would have an “immediate and negative impact on the Air Force readiness,” in addition to training, hiring, maintenance, and modernization. 3:19 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Victim and Accused Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military. The first panel, “Perspective of Victim and Accused,” was of representatives of victims and accused offenders.
Commissioners Kirsanow and Yaki participated by telephone.
3:52 pm CT Approx. 37 min. U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Hamid Karzai; Barack Obama President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions ... President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House. President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013, but that no final decision had been made about the pace of troop withdrawals. 9:18 pm CT Approx. 4 min. U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard Rehearse for Inaugural Parade The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the ... The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the inauguration parade on January 21, 2013. The Air Force Band had marched in 15 inaugural parades since it was formed in 1941, first called The Bolling Field Band consisting of a saxophone quartet and a bandleader. 4:53 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Sexual Assault in the Military, Academic Scholar Panel The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 ... The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a briefing in preparation for an annual report, 2013 Statutory Enforcement Report: Sexual Assault in the Military, to assess the efforts of the Department of Defense to ensure justice in the military’s investigations of sexual assault allegations, its discipline of perpetrators, and its efforts to address and reduce discrimination against women in the military.*The second panel comprised academics scholars.
4:37 pm CT Approx. 38 min. LIVE President Hamid Karazi on U.S.-Afghanistan Relations John DeGioia; Hamid Karzai; Phyllis Magrab Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White ... Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White House with President Obama. During their meeting the two leaders discussed the progress of the war and issues concerning the future role of the U.S. in the country, including additional equipment for the Afghan military, securing the nation’s border with Pakistan, and the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of next year. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council co-hosted this event. 9:23 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Women and Militarization Maria Butler; Wolfgang Danspeckgruber; Cynthia Enloe Clark University Professor Cynthia Enloe talked about the role women play in military conflicts ... Clark University Professor Cynthia Enloe talked about the role women play in military conflicts and argued more needs to be done to get them involved in preventing and resolving those conflicts. Topics included outreach efforts to women in Afghanistan, the lack of women in the newly formed Syrian provisional government, and efforts to address sexual assault in the U.S. military.
5:18 pm CT Approx. 12 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters before a meeting with video game industry ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters before a meeting with video game industry representatives. He talked about the meetings with various interest groups he had been holding throughout the week as part of the White House gun violence task force. 10:33 pm CT Approx. 41 min. Women in Congress Stephanie Schriock; Pedro Echevarria Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both ... Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both issues and the political environment. Topics included the role of EMILY’s List in the 2012 elections, upcoming debates on abortion, women in the Cabinet and White House, and the possibility of a woman running for president in 2016. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
5:32 pm CT Approx. 21 min. Senator Jay Rockefeller Retirement Announcement John Rockefeller Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. He said that ... Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. He said that after 50 years of public service in West Virginia, the end of the current term would be the right time to recalibrate and find a new balance with public service, family, and West Virginia. He reflected on his accomplishments as governor and senator and his agenda for the remaining two years of his term in Congress. He spoke at the Culture Center Great Hall in Charleston, West Virginia. 11:16 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They ... Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11 years the prison has been open, bills passed by Congress that prevent the release of prisoners, and the legitimacy of military commissions. They all criticized President Obama for failing to close the facility and for not vetoing a 2012 defense bill that barred the transfer of detainees. Morris Davis in his remarks said that Guantanamo Bay had served as “a warning light rather than a guiding light” to the rest of the world. 
The program contains language that some may find objectionable.
5:53 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Terrorism and National Security Law Lisa Monaco Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law ... Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. She also discussed the role of the national security lawyer, the formation of the National Security Division in the Justice Department, and the emerging cybersecurity threat. She warned that in the near future cybersecurity would be the biggest national security faced by the U.S., saying a network of cybersecurity experts were working to make the country safer from “a death of a thousand cuts.” 12:47 am CT Approx. 45 min. State of the Air Force Michael Donley; Mark Welsh Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary ... Michael Donley and Mark Welsh held a press briefing on the state of the Air Force. Secretary Donley said the Air Force was preparing for sequestration defense spending cuts that would have an “immediate and negative impact on the Air Force readiness,” in addition to training, hiring, maintenance, and modernization.
6:18 pm CT Approx. 41 min. Women in Congress Stephanie Schriock; Pedro Echevarria Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both ... Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both issues and the political environment. Topics included the role of EMILY’s List in the 2012 elections, upcoming debates on abortion, women in the Cabinet and White House, and the possibility of a woman running for president in 2016. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 1:33 am CT Approx. 4 min. U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard Rehearse for Inaugural Parade The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the ... The U.S. Air Force Band and Honor Guard held its first rehearsal in preparation for the inauguration parade on January 21, 2013. The Air Force Band had marched in 15 inaugural parades since it was formed in 1941, first called The Bolling Field Band consisting of a saxophone quartet and a bandleader.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 38 min. U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Hamid Karzai; Barack Obama President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions ... President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House. President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013, but that no final decision had been made about the pace of troop withdrawals. 1:38 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Women and Militarization Maria Butler; Wolfgang Danspeckgruber; Cynthia Enloe Clark University Professor Cynthia Enloe talked about the role women play in military conflicts ... Clark University Professor Cynthia Enloe talked about the role women play in military conflicts and argued more needs to be done to get them involved in preventing and resolving those conflicts. Topics included outreach efforts to women in Afghanistan, the lack of women in the newly formed Syrian provisional government, and efforts to address sexual assault in the U.S. military.
7:38 pm CT Approx. 38 min. President Hamid Karazi on U.S.-Afghanistan Relations John DeGioia; Hamid Karzai; Phyllis Magrab Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White ... Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White House with President Obama. During their meeting the two leaders discussed the progress of the war and issues concerning the future role of the U.S. in the country, including additional equipment for the Afghan military, securing the nation’s border with Pakistan, and the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of next year. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council co-hosted this event. 2:47 am CT Approx. 41 min. Women in Congress Stephanie Schriock; Pedro Echevarria Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both ... Stephanie Schriock talked about how the number of women in the 113th Congress will affect both issues and the political environment. Topics included the role of EMILY’s List in the 2012 elections, upcoming debates on abortion, women in the Cabinet and White House, and the possibility of a woman running for president in 2016. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
8:20 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of Counterterrorism Michael Meese Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides ... Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides and a video, he gave a report on al Qaida and the Taliban, and discussed insider attacks in Afghanistan and the readiness of the Afghan military to take over after U.S. troop withdrawals. He also told anecdotes from the time he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his presentation he answered questions from the audience. 3:30 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Education System Reform Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State ... Superintendents talked about effective ways that school systems could implement Common Core State standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, that allow states to accurately compare standardized test scores across the country and internationally. They also discussed the need and importance of training and providing support for teachers in the initiative. David Coleman challenged the initiative on the grounds that the program was a costly “mediocre” program that would not prepare students for college. Panelists answered questions from the audience about the cost to states of the program, room the possibility for extended programs such as summer school, and competency-based instruction.
9:26 pm CT Approx. 12 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters before a meeting with video game industry ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters before a meeting with video game industry representatives. He talked about the meetings with various interest groups he had been holding throughout the week as part of the White House gun violence task force. 5:03 am CT Approx. 24 min. Terrorism and National Security Law Lisa Monaco Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law ... Lisa Monaco talked about prosecuting terrorism cases and efforts to coordinate the work of law enforcement and the intelligence community. She also discussed the role of the national security lawyer, the formation of the National Security Division in the Justice Department, and the emerging cybersecurity threat. She warned that in the near future cybersecurity would be the biggest national security faced by the U.S., saying a network of cybersecurity experts were working to make the country safer from “a death of a thousand cuts.”
9:40 pm CT Approx. 21 min. Senator Jay Rockefeller Retirement Announcement John Rockefeller Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. He said that ... Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. He said that after 50 years of public service in West Virginia, the end of the current term would be the right time to recalibrate and find a new balance with public service, family, and West Virginia. He reflected on his accomplishments as governor and senator and his agenda for the remaining two years of his term in Congress. He spoke at the Culture Center Great Hall in Charleston, West Virginia. 5:29 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They ... Opponents of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center argued for closure of the facility. They talked about the impact of the prison on U.S. credibility, the number of trials held in the 11 years the prison has been open, bills passed by Congress that prevent the release of prisoners, and the legitimacy of military commissions. They all criticized President Obama for failing to close the facility and for not vetoing a 2012 defense bill that barred the transfer of detainees. Morris Davis in his remarks said that Guantanamo Bay had served as “a warning light rather than a guiding light” to the rest of the world. 
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10:02 pm CT Approx. 38 min. U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Hamid Karzai; Barack Obama President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions ... President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House. President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013, but that no final decision had been made about the pace of troop withdrawals.
10:40 pm CT Approx. 38 min. President Hamid Karazi on U.S.-Afghanistan Relations John DeGioia; Hamid Karzai; Phyllis Magrab Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White ... Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White House with President Obama. During their meeting the two leaders discussed the progress of the war and issues concerning the future role of the U.S. in the country, including additional equipment for the Afghan military, securing the nation’s border with Pakistan, and the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of next year. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council co-hosted this event.
11:21 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of Counterterrorism Michael Meese Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides ... Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides and a video, he gave a report on al Qaida and the Taliban, and discussed insider attacks in Afghanistan and the readiness of the Afghan military to take over after U.S. troop withdrawals. He also told anecdotes from the time he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his presentation he answered questions from the audience.
12:27 am CT Approx. 12 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Violence Meeting Joseph Biden Vice President Biden spoke to reporters before a meeting with video game industry ... Vice President Biden spoke to reporters before a meeting with video game industry representatives. He talked about the meetings with various interest groups he had been holding throughout the week as part of the White House gun violence task force.
12:42 am CT Approx. 21 min. Senator Jay Rockefeller Retirement Announcement John Rockefeller Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. He said that ... Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. He said that after 50 years of public service in West Virginia, the end of the current term would be the right time to recalibrate and find a new balance with public service, family, and West Virginia. He reflected on his accomplishments as governor and senator and his agenda for the remaining two years of his term in Congress. He spoke at the Culture Center Great Hall in Charleston, West Virginia.
1:03 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Defense Budget and Sequestration Todd Harrison Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder ... Todd Harrison talked about the impact of “fiscal cliff” legislation on the remainder of the fiscal year 2013 Defense Department budget. He analyzed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, which delayed and changed the sequestration provisions.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the automatic January 2013 tax increases and sequestration budget cuts 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. The cuts were delayed until March 2013 as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement.
2:07 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Poll Workers on the 2012 Election Process Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 ... Panelists talked about their observations of working the polls during the 2012 elections.
*Poll Workers, Washington, D.C.
*Poll Workers, Maryland
*Megan Dillon, Computer Engineer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
3:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of Counterterrorism Michael Meese Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides ... Colonel Michael Meese talked about the future of counterterrorism. Using PowerPoint slides and a video, he gave a report on al Qaida and the Taliban, and discussed insider attacks in Afghanistan and the readiness of the Afghan military to take over after U.S. troop withdrawals. He also told anecdotes from the time he served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his presentation he answered questions from the audience.
4:42 am CT Approx. 38 min. President Hamid Karazi on U.S.-Afghanistan Relations John DeGioia; Hamid Karzai; Phyllis Magrab Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White ... Afghan President Hamid Karzai spoke at Georgetown University following his meeting at the White House with President Obama. During their meeting the two leaders discussed the progress of the war and issues concerning the future role of the U.S. in the country, including additional equipment for the Afghan military, securing the nation’s border with Pakistan, and the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of next year. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council co-hosted this event.
5:20 am CT Approx. 38 min. U.S.-Afghanistan Relations Hamid Karzai; Barack Obama President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions ... President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai spoke to reporters and answered questions on their meeting at the White House. President Obama said that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would transition to a supporting role starting in Spring 2013, but that no final decision had been made about the pace of troop withdrawals.