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7:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on “right to work” laws, as Michigan became the ... Telephone lines were open for comments on “right to work” laws, as Michigan became the 24th state to pass new labor laws. 8:58 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California ... Witnesses testified on the Obama administration’s high-speed rail program. California Representatives Janice Hahn (D) and Kevin McCarthy (R) testified before the committee about California’s high speed rail program, on which they disagreed. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood also focused on California as he testified about the management of the administration’s program, the status of rail projects, and ways the program can be improved. Other officials, including from other states, also testified. 6:20 am ET Approx. 47 min. Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane ... Senators from New York and New Jersey testified on transportation systems damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand talked about salt water damage to New York’s 108-year old subway system rail lines. Senator Menendez talked about other natural disasters that occurred other places around the country and called on the rest of the country to support New York and New Jersey in its rebuilding efforts. He also had photos showing the extensive damage to parts of New Jersey. Then transportation officials testified about the damage the storm did in the region, the costs of repairs, and the need to improve the the systems to be better prepared for future emergencies.
7:48 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Businesses and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Jim Doyle Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal ... Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included Business Forward’s purpose and members, its meetings with President Obama, and regulatory issues,. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
10:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 22 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S 3637, the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) extension bill. 7:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Syrian Civil War Foreign journalists, a Syrian National Council member, and an Iraqi Kurdish government ... Foreign journalists, a Syrian National Council member, and an Iraqi Kurdish government representative talked about Syria and the international response to the country’s civil war. Topics included the state of the Syrian opposition, and the influence of Iran and Russia. 
“Syria’s Terror, the Middle East’s Tragedy” 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.
8:35 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Domestic Programs and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Charles Clark Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the ... Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the “fiscal cliff” occured at the end of 2012. Topics included the potential impact of the cuts to various federal departments and programs, as well as what programs are exempt. 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.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
12:24 pm ET Approx. 8 min. Domestic Programs and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Charles Clark Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the ... Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the “fiscal cliff” occured at the end of 2012. Topics included the potential impact of the cuts to various federal departments and programs, as well as what programs are exempt. 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.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:17 am ET Approx. 43 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Federal Budget Ronald Brownstein; Allyson Schwartz; John Sullivan Representative Allison Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the possibility of President Obama and ... Representative Allison Schwartz (D-PA) talked about the possibility of President Obama and Congress reaching an agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” She was optimistic about the chances for a compromise but agreed with President Obama that raising the tax rate for the wealthiest Americans was essential.*She also acknowledged the necessity of budget cuts.*
The program was part of a National Journal forum on the economy and the middle class.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
9:19 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Domestic Programs Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; James Capretta; Isabel Sawhill Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save ... Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and 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.
12:33 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Domestic Programs Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; James Capretta; Isabel Sawhill Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save ... Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and 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.
9:03 am ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE 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.
10:04 am ET Approx. 25 min. LIVE 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. 1:19 pm ET Approx. 10 min. House Debate on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about negotiations to avoid ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about 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. 9:39 am ET Approx. 56 min. LIVE States and Budgets Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal ... Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension systems, infrastructure projects such as recycling bridge beams, and transportation maintenance costs. They also answered questions from the audience following the discussion.
The panel “A Look at the States: Who’s Doing It Right” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
10:30 am ET Approx. 7 min. Businesses and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Jim Doyle Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal ... Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included Business Forward’s purpose and members, its meetings with President Obama, and regulatory issues,. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
1:31 pm ET Approx. 19 min. Businesses and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Jim Doyle Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal ... Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included Business Forward’s purpose and members, its meetings with President Obama, and regulatory issues,. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
10:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff Issues Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes won’t solve all the problems, and called for changes to entitlement spending.
The panel “The Grand Bargain” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
10:38 am ET Approx. 34 min. LIVE 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. 1:51 pm ET Approx. 25 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He responded to Speaker Boehner’s ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He responded to Speaker Boehner’s remarks on the House floor earlier in the day criticizing President Obama for not putting forward specifics in fiscal “cliff negotiations". Among his statements he said that "the President, unlike any of the other parties in this negotiation, has put forward detailed spending cuts as well as detailed revenue proposals.” 11:44 am ET Approx. 4 min. Domestic Programs and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Charles Clark Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the ... Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the “fiscal cliff” occured at the end of 2012. Topics included the potential impact of the cuts to various federal departments and programs, as well as what programs are exempt. 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.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:12 am ET Approx. 40 min. Domestic Programs and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Charles Clark Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the ... Charles Clark outlined the domestic programs that would be cut if sequestration and the “fiscal cliff” occured at the end of 2012. Topics included the potential impact of the cuts to various federal departments and programs, as well as what programs are exempt. 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.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:16 pm ET Approx. 4 hr. 3 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 At 2:15p.m. senators voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S 3637.
The Senate ...
At 2:15p.m. senators voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S 3637.
The Senate confirmed the nomination John E. Dowdell, of Oklahoma, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
11:51 am ET Approx. 20 min. Syrian Civil War Foreign journalists, a Syrian National Council member, and an Iraqi Kurdish government ... Foreign journalists, a Syrian National Council member, and an Iraqi Kurdish government representative talked about Syria and the international response to the country’s civil war. Topics included the state of the Syrian opposition, and the influence of Iran and Russia. 
“Syria’s Terror, the Middle East’s Tragedy” 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.
11:53 am ET Approx. 6 min. Businesses and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Jim Doyle Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal ... Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included Business Forward’s purpose and members, its meetings with President Obama, and regulatory issues,. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:20 pm ET Approx. 56 min. U.S. Economy and the Middle Class Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach ... Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. Topics included tax code reform, housing prices, and increasing costs in higher education and the middle class. 12:16 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. LIVE Syrian Civil War Mohammed Ghanem; Leila Hilal; Ilhan Tanir Mohammed Ghanem and Ilhan Tanir, who had both recently been in Damascus and Aleppo, talked about ... Mohammed Ghanem and Ilhan Tanir, who had both recently been in Damascus and Aleppo, talked about the future of Syria and their experiences in Syria beyond media coverage of the country’s civil war. Both called for more U.S. involvement, such as arms for rebels and ground engagement with local councils beginning to set up governments for when the Assad regime falls. They also answered questions from audience members.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 31 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. Speaker ... The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about 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. 7:17 pm ET Approx. 45 min. Domestic Programs Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; James Capretta; Isabel Sawhill Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save ... Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and 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.
1:42 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Cycles of Political Change in the U.S. Arthur Brooks; James Piereson James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of ... James Piereson talked about three political revolutions that set the stage for new phases of political and economic development in America: Thomas Jefferson’s “revolution of 1800,” the Civil War, and the New Deal. He also described his belief that the U.S. was on the verge of a fourth revolution, due to high debt levels, a stagnant economy, impending retirements of the Baby Boomer generation, and polarized politics. He used some graphs during his presentation and afterwards responded to questions from members of the audience. 
“The Fourth Great Political Revolution: 1789, 1858, 1928, and Today” was the monthly American Enterprise Institute Bradley Lecture.
12:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. Voter Identification Laws Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked ... Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked about voter identification laws in their respective states.
“Ensuring Integrity and Access: Voter ID in 2012 and Beyond” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
8:03 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Presidential Inauguration Plans Lamar Alexander; Charles Schumer; Stephen Kerrigan Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke ... Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke from the inaugural ceremony platform at the West Front of the Capitol where public ceremonies would be held Monday, January 21, 2013. Steve Kerrigan spoke about the private swearing-in on Sunday, January 20, 2013.. 2:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Fiscal Cliff and Payroll Tax Cuts Nancy Calo; Kim Dixon; Peter Slen Kim Dixon talked about the temporary payroll tax cuts put in place in 2011, and how they relate to ... Kim Dixon talked about the temporary payroll tax cuts put in place in 2011, and how they relate to negotiations between Congress and President Obama on avoiding the “fiscal cliff.” Topics included the tax cuts' benefits to taxpayers, their impact on the economy, and the possibility that they would be extended. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
1:37 pm ET Approx. 23 min. Politico Playbook Breakfast with Bob Woodward Mike Allen; Bob Woodward Mike Allen interviewed Bob Woodward during Politico’s “Playbook Breakfast,” held ... Mike Allen interviewed Bob Woodward during Politico’s “Playbook Breakfast,” held at the Newseum. Among other topics he talked about the relationship between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, the “fiscal cliff” of impending spending cuts and tax increases, President Obama’s diary, the unwillingness of Washington, D.C., leaders to make difficult decisions on big issues, and the U.S. presidency. 8:10 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Syrian Civil War Mohammed Ghanem; Leila Hilal; Ilhan Tanir Mohammed Ghanem and Ilhan Tanir, who had both recently been in Damascus and Aleppo, talked about ... Mohammed Ghanem and Ilhan Tanir, who had both recently been in Damascus and Aleppo, talked about the future of Syria and their experiences in Syria beyond media coverage of the country’s civil war. Both called for more U.S. involvement, such as arms for rebels and ground engagement with local councils beginning to set up governments for when the Assad regime falls. They also answered questions from audience members. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 2 min. House Debate on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about negotiations to avoid ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about 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.
2:01 pm ET Approx. 8 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. 9:36 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. State Department official Johnnie Carson defended U.S. policy in the region and said that the Obama administration had worked closely with international partners to resolve crises in the region. 3:14 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 49 min. LIVE Conflict in Eastern Congo Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. State Department official Johnnie Carson defended U.S. policy in the region and said that the Obama administration had worked closely with international partners to resolve crises in the region.
2:11 pm ET Approx. 54 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.
12:19 am ET 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. 6:04 pm ET 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.
3:06 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Domestic Programs Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; James Capretta; Isabel Sawhill Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save ... Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and 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.
12:58 am ET Approx. 5 min. Presidential Inauguration Plans Lamar Alexander; Charles Schumer; Stephen Kerrigan Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke ... Senators Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander gave an update on Inaugural planning. They spoke from the inaugural ceremony platform at the West Front of the Capitol where public ceremonies would be held Monday, January 21, 2013. Steve Kerrigan spoke about the private swearing-in on Sunday, January 20, 2013.. 8:04 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 2012 Election Trends Panelists talked about some of the voter trends in the 2012 elections. Researchers from the ... Panelists talked about some of the voter trends in the 2012 elections. Researchers from the Pew Center and MIT outlined the results of studies taken on and after the 2012 election. By 2050 the population of white Americans would drop below 50% according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Topics included differences in attitudes on voting between Republicans and Democrats, voting waiting lines, and voter ID laws.
“Looking Back at 2012” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
3:38 pm ET Approx. 53 min. LIVE 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. 1:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Syrian Civil War Mohammed Ghanem; Leila Hilal; Ilhan Tanir Mohammed Ghanem and Ilhan Tanir, who had both recently been in Damascus and Aleppo, talked about ... Mohammed Ghanem and Ilhan Tanir, who had both recently been in Damascus and Aleppo, talked about the future of Syria and their experiences in Syria beyond media coverage of the country’s civil war. Both called for more U.S. involvement, such as arms for rebels and ground engagement with local councils beginning to set up governments for when the Assad regime falls. They also answered questions from audience members. 9:23 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Voting Wait Lines and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID ... Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID laws, long voting lines, and voter suppression. 
“Long Lines and High Enthusiasm” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
4:32 pm ET Approx. 48 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He responded to Speaker Boehner’s ... Jay Carney led the daily White House briefing. He responded to Speaker Boehner’s remarks on the House floor earlier in the day criticizing President Obama for not putting forward specifics in fiscal “cliff negotiations". Among his statements he said that "the President, unlike any of the other parties in this negotiation, has put forward detailed spending cuts as well as detailed revenue proposals.” 2:30 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. State Department official Johnnie Carson defended U.S. policy in the region and said that the Obama administration had worked closely with international partners to resolve crises in the region. 10:26 pm ET Approx. 57 min. Voter Registration Improvements Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of ... Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. 
“Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
5:21 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Update on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Bill Scanlan; Meredith Shiner Meredith Shiner was interviewed via Skype on the status of negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... Meredith Shiner was interviewed via Skype on 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. 5:12 am ET 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.
11:24 pm ET 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.
5:26 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about negotiations to ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about 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. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said tax increases for the top two-percent would not resolve the “fiscal cliff” issue and would only run the government for less than a week. He also said Senate Democrats have ruled out any spending cuts, particularly dealing with entitlement programs. 1:23 am ET 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.
5:41 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about 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. He said reaching a deal on the “fiscal cliff” before Christmas would be difficult. He called House Speaker John Boehner’s recent call for President Obama to outline specific spending cuts a “strange thing.” He defended the president’s budget plan and said House Republicans have not offered any detailed proposals. 1:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. 2012 Election Trends Panelists talked about some of the voter trends in the 2012 elections. Researchers from the ... Panelists talked about some of the voter trends in the 2012 elections. Researchers from the Pew Center and MIT outlined the results of studies taken on and after the 2012 election. By 2050 the population of white Americans would drop below 50% according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Topics included differences in attitudes on voting between Republicans and Democrats, voting waiting lines, and voter ID laws.
“Looking Back at 2012” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
5:50 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Businesses and the Fiscal Cliff Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Jim Doyle Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal ... Jim Doyle talked about the concerns of his group, Business Forward, regarding “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Topics included Business Forward’s purpose and members, its meetings with President Obama, and regulatory issues,. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:08 am ET Approx. 59 min. Voting Wait Lines and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID ... Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID laws, long voting lines, and voter suppression. 
“Long Lines and High Enthusiasm” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
6:31 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House continued its legislative session from earlier in the day. The House continued its legislative session from earlier in the day. 4:10 am ET Approx. 57 min. Voter Registration Improvements Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of ... Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. 
“Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
9:05 pm ET Approx. 10 min. House Debate on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about negotiations to avoid ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about 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. 5:09 am ET 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.
9:16 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about negotiations to ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about 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. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said tax increases for the top two-percent would not resolve the “fiscal cliff” issue and would only run the government for less than a week. He also said Senate Democrats have ruled out any spending cuts, particularly dealing with entitlement programs.
9:31 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about 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. He said reaching a deal on the “fiscal cliff” before Christmas would be difficult. He called House Speaker John Boehner’s recent call for President Obama to outline specific spending cuts a “strange thing.” He defended the president’s budget plan and said House Republicans have not offered any detailed proposals.
9:42 pm ET 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.
10:37 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Fiscal Cliff Issues Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes won’t solve all the problems, and called for changes to entitlement spending.
The panel “The Grand Bargain” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
11:41 pm ET Approx. 55 min. States and Budgets Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal ... Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension systems, infrastructure projects such as recycling bridge beams, and transportation maintenance costs. They also answered questions from the audience following the discussion.
The panel “A Look at the States: Who’s Doing It Right” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
12:40 am ET Approx. 8 min. House Debate on the Fiscal Cliff John Boehner; Nancy Pelosi House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about negotiations to avoid ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about 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.
12:49 am ET Approx. 15 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about negotiations to ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about 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. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said tax increases for the top two-percent would not resolve the “fiscal cliff” issue and would only run the government for less than a week. He also said Senate Democrats have ruled out any spending cuts, particularly dealing with entitlement programs.
1:04 am ET Approx. 7 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches about 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. He said reaching a deal on the “fiscal cliff” before Christmas would be difficult. He called House Speaker John Boehner’s recent call for President Obama to outline specific spending cuts a “strange thing.” He defended the president’s budget plan and said House Republicans have not offered any detailed proposals.
1:14 am ET 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.
2:08 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Fiscal Cliff Issues Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes won’t solve all the problems, and called for changes to entitlement spending.
The panel “The Grand Bargain” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
3:14 am ET Approx. 55 min. States and Budgets Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal ... Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension systems, infrastructure projects such as recycling bridge beams, and transportation maintenance costs. They also answered questions from the audience following the discussion.
The panel “A Look at the States: Who’s Doing It Right” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
4:10 am ET Approx. 45 min. Domestic Programs Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; James Capretta; Isabel Sawhill Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save ... Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and 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.
4:57 am ET Approx. 55 min. States and Budgets Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal ... Chiefs of staff to the governors of Virginia, Colorado, and Oklahoma talked about the fiscal issues of their states and some of the ways they were dealing with those issues. Topics included Medicaid costs, pension systems, infrastructure projects such as recycling bridge beams, and transportation maintenance costs. They also answered questions from the audience following the discussion.
The panel “A Look at the States: Who’s Doing It Right” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
5:54 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Fiscal Cliff Issues Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes won’t solve all the problems, and called for changes to entitlement spending.
The panel “The Grand Bargain” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.