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5:00 am MT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the willingness of some congressional Republicans ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the willingness of some congressional Republicans to break their anti-tax pledge in order to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 4:30 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Book Discussion on Subversives Lowell Bergman; Seth Rosenfeld Author Seth Rosenfeld, former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and ... Author Seth Rosenfeld, former investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Examiner, talked about his book, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power. In his book, he reports on the FBI’s covert actions at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s. He argues that the J. Edgar Hoover-led Agency attempted to weaken activist student groups, including the Free Speech Movement (FSM). Mr. Rosenfeld’s research draws upon 250,000 pages from the Agency’s files. 4:31 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Innovations in Campaign Advertising Joyce Bedi; Arthur Molella; David Schwartz David Schwartz presented numerous selections from his online exhibit, “The Living Room ... David Schwartz presented numerous selections from his online exhibit, “The Living Room Candidate,” which features more than 300 television commercials from every presidential election since 1952. He examined the persuasive techniques employed in these ads and explored the role of various technological platforms - from biographical films to 30-second television ads to YouTube - in the evolution of political advertising. Mr. Schwartz also responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Delivering the Message: Advertising” was part of the symposium “Political Machines: Innovations in Campaigns and Elections,” held in the Warner Bros.*Theater of the National Museum of American History.
5:50 am MT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Future of the Republican Party Nancy Calo; Matt Lewis; Libby Casey Matt Lewis talked about the future of the Republican Party and steps the party might take to ... Matt Lewis talked about the future of the Republican Party and steps the party might take to appeal to key voter blocs it lost in the 2012 elections. He also addressed ongoing “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
5:58 am MT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Released Week of 11/24 A list of new books being released the week of November 24, 2012. A list of new books being released the week of November 24, 2012. 6:05 am MT Approx. 48 min. Bill Gates on Education David Bradley; Bill Gates; David Leonhardt Bill Gates talked about the work of the Gates Foundation in higher education. He stressed the ... Bill Gates talked about the work of the Gates Foundation in higher education. He stressed the importance of education and the need for government funding. He said that the current education system was failing to produce highly-skilled workers and that needed economic reforms would stimulate the economy and help the U.S. stay competitive in global markets. Mr. Gates gave a PowerPoint presentation and then was interviewed by David Leonhardt.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
6:36 am MT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Bipartisan Policy Initiatives Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Dan Glickman Dan Glickman talked about efforts to create areas of bipartisan agreement as the lame-duck session ... Dan Glickman talked about efforts to create areas of bipartisan agreement as the lame-duck session of Congress was to begin debate on the “fiscal cliff” and other key budgetary and economic issues. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:01 am MT Approx. 40 min. Communicators with Robert Mudge, Christopher Guttman-McCabe and Harold Feld RVerizon’s Robert Mudge , CTIA’s Christopher Guttman-McCabe, and Public ... RVerizon’s Robert Mudge , CTIA’s Christopher Guttman-McCabe, and Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on communications in late October 2012 and what it revealed about telecommunications systems during emergencies. Representative Eliot Engel also spoke by phone. 6:53 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff Martin Baily; Robert Greifeld; Glenn Hutchins Robert Greifeld talked about the the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on capital ... Robert Greifeld talked about the the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on capital markets. The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He said that he and others participating in the “Fix the Debt” campaign were willing to pay higher taxes as part of a compromise, and warned that failure to reach an agreement would amount to governing by “mutually assured destruction.” After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr. Baily and responded to questions from members of the audience.
7:23 am MT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Federal Housing Administration Budget Shortfall Nick Timiraos; Libby Casey Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion ... Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion shortfall in 2012, what it’s doing about it and the potential of Congress to offer the administration a bailout. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:42 am MT Approx. 19 min. Navy Submarine Naming Announcement Vice President Joe Biden attended an announcement by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that a new Virginia ... Vice President Joe Biden attended an announcement by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that a new Virginia class fast-attack submarine would be named the USS Delaware. Jill Biden, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Delaware Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn all made remarks. 7:54 am MT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife Marc Freedman; John Milford Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond ... Marc Freedman talked about his book, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, on the stage of life facing millions of baby boomers that he calls “encore adulthood.” In his speech he suggested the need for better social programs and savings plans for people in their 50's, 60's and 70s to provide meaningful and sustaining work later in life.
8:02 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. LIVE For-Profit Education Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included ... Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included metrics to measure performance and outcomes, the ability of for-profit operators to pioneer new services and tools, and the Obama administration’s approach to education. The discussion included questions from audience members. 7:05 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces. 8:43 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Public Diplomacy in the Obama Administration's Second Term State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. ... State Department and former Obama and George W. Bush administration officials talked about U.S. diplomacy in President Obama’s second term. Among the topics they addressed were student exchange programs and the operation of media programs such as the Voice of America. They responded to questions from the audience.
9:39 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Chinese Global Power and Maritime Strategy Panelists discussed on China’s emerging global power and maritime strategy. Topics ... Panelists discussed on China’s emerging global power and maritime strategy. Topics included its territorial disputes with Japan involving energy reserves in the East China Sea, cyber security, and international diplomacy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Steve Clemons moderated.
“Mischief or Miscalculation? China and the Rise of Confusion-ism” was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
8:53 am MT Approx. 55 min. Florida v. Harris Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause for a subsequent search.
Florida v. Harris was one of two Supreme Court cases during the 2012-13 term that focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants.
10:30 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. New Chinese Leadership China scholars and political analysts talked about the transition of power in China at its 18th ... China scholars and political analysts talked about the transition of power in China at its 18th National Congress and what can be expected from its new leadership. Cheng Li began the discussion with a detailed slide presentation analysis of the new leadership, saying the change was an opportunity for those in command to prove themselves as capable economic administrators. Kenneth Lieberthal spoke about the complexities of and obstacles to reforms, and the need to attack corruption. Stapleton Roy in his remarks described how a one-party system functions and some of the changes in China over the preceding 30 years. The program included audience members' questions. 
This panel was part of the Brooking Institution forum titled, “America and China in the Aftermath of Election and Succession: Paths and Pitfalls.”
10:55 am MT Approx. 3 min. House Republicans on Debt Ceiling Republican leaders briefed reporters on the debt ceiling agreement. They talked about ... Republican leaders briefed reporters on the debt ceiling agreement. They talked about drawbacks in the agreement and outlined future courses of action to further reduce federal spending and control the deficit, and urged members to vote in favor of the measure when it came to the floor later in the day. 9:48 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of ... The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants. 11:57 am MT Approx. 3 min. House Republicans on Debt Ceiling Republican leaders briefed reporters on the debt ceiling agreement. They talked about ... Republican leaders briefed reporters on the debt ceiling agreement. They talked about drawbacks in the agreement and outlined future courses of action to further reduce federal spending and control the deficit, and urged members to vote in favor of the measure when it came to the floor later in the day.
10:59 am MT Approx. 4 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Debt Ceiling Bill Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit reduction bill that also raised the debt ceiling. The measure passed by a vote of 74 to 26. 10:54 am MT Approx. 58 min. Education Policy and School Choice Kevin Chavous; Michael Davidson Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system ... Kevin Chavous talked to California entrepreneurs about the Washington, D.C., charter school system he helped found. He also discussed school choice and U.S. competitiveness, and answered questions from the audience members. 12:01 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Debt Ceiling Bill Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit reduction bill that also raised the debt ceiling. The measure passed by a vote of 74 to 26.
11:04 am MT 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.
11:54 am MT Approx. 4 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Debt Ceiling Bill Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit reduction bill that also raised the debt ceiling. The measure passed by a vote of 74 to 26. 12:06 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Public and Private Universities Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated ... Panelists talked about the future of public research universities. Scott Jaschik moderated the presentation “Sustaining Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and the Arts.” Topics included the quality of public versus private universities, focusing on faculty, funding, and majors that would lead to jobs. Tamar Lewin moderated the final panel, summarizing the themes of the conference. Topics included cost, competition for out-of-state students, online courses, adult education, the influence of U.S. News and World Report rankings, and efforts by schools to improve their ranking. 
“Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities” was a three-day symposium held by the University of Vermont.
12:13 pm MT Approx. 25 min. President Obama Biographers Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential ... Three of President Obama’s biographers discussed his thinking and evolution in presidential power. Topics included his motivations, the 2012 election, and comparisons with President Clinton. Ron Suskind in his analysis said that the president had developed a better understanding of presidential power. They were interviewed by biographer Walter Isaacson.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
11:59 am MT Approx. 5 hr. 14 min. Senate Session The U.S. Senate convened in a legislative session. The U.S. Senate convened in a legislative session. 1:36 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Texas Politics and Border Security Julian Aguilar; Henry Cuellar; Todd Staples Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the ... Two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle debated the security situation along the Texas-Mexico border. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) is Ranking Member on the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. He was joined by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. This was part of the annual Texas Tribune Festival.
12:38 pm MT Approx. 15 min. Drone Warfare Margaret Carlson; Shelby Coffey; Henry Crumpton Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns ... Former Central Intelligence Agency officer Henry Crumpton talked about drone warfare, concerns over cybersecurity, and the Afghanistan war. He said that drone technology could not replace human sources on the ground and expressed concern over the over reliance of this type of technology. He was interviewed by Shelby Coffey.
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum. held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
5:14 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell on the Fiscal Cliff Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell spoke on the chamber floor about the “fiscal cliff,” ... Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell spoke on the chamber floor about the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts that would take effect at the end of 2012 if Congress should fail to reach a new budget agreement. 2:35 pm MT Approx. 59 min. Cybersecurity Threats Richard Finston; Geoffrey Jensen Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and ... Richard Finston, who formerly worked at Hughes Aircraft and developed radar systems and intelligence products, gave details of a Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) report on U.S. government cyber vulnerabilities. He also described state-sponsored threats from Korea and China, organized crime, small-time criminal organizations seeking fraud or identity theft, and hackers, and more. He used Powerpoint slides to reinforce his presentation.
“The Threat Landscape” was a presentation at the Eighth Annual National Security and Intelligence Symposium at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus.
12:55 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Secretary Panetta on Defense Priorities Michele Flournoy; Leon Panetta Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that ... Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta talked about U.S. defense priorities. He said that America’s fight against al-Qaeda was taking a new direction and moving beyond declared combat zones and so requiring more U.S. partnering with foreign special operations forces. Topics included Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan. Secretary Panetta also discussed defense priorities and the impact of the “fiscal cliff” budget cuts to the Defense Department scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. He also said that he had ordered a review of Pentagon ethics training. 5:23 pm MT Approx. 36 min. Future of the Republican Party Nancy Calo; Matt Lewis; Libby Casey Matt Lewis talked about the future of the Republican Party and steps the party might take to ... Matt Lewis talked about the future of the Republican Party and steps the party might take to appeal to key voter blocs it lost in the 2012 elections. He also addressed ongoing “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
3:39 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control ... Defense policy experts talked about military budget cuts required as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, and the fiscal cliff. The across-the-board cuts, also called "sequestration, were to go into effect if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement by the end of 2012. Topics included shifting power back to the civilian force, removing outdated military programs such as nuclear weapons and tanks, and the impact of military spending on the economy. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program. 
This program was part of the New America Foundation “On the Cliff” symposium.
2:10 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney; Alan Krueger Alan Krueger began the White House daily briefing with remarks on a White House Council of ... Alan Krueger began the White House daily briefing with remarks on a White House Council of Economic Advisers report he co-authored. The report was a study on the impact to consumers and retailers if tax cuts given during the George W. Bush administration were allowed to expire ofor families earning less than $250,000 a year.
Afterward, Jay Carney answered reporters questions. He confirmed that President Obama had spoken with congressional leaders over the weekend about negotiations aimed at avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. Reading a statement on Egypt, Mr. Carney said the current political situation could only be resolved “by the adoption of a constitution that respects fundamental freedoms, individual rights and the rule of law.”
6:00 pm MT Approx. 40 min. Communicators with Robert Mudge, Christopher Guttman-McCabe and Harold Feld RVerizon’s Robert Mudge , CTIA’s Christopher Guttman-McCabe, and Public ... RVerizon’s Robert Mudge , CTIA’s Christopher Guttman-McCabe, and Public Knowledge’s Harold Feld talked about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on communications in late October 2012 and what it revealed about telecommunications systems during emergencies. Representative Eliot Engel also spoke by phone. 4:55 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Health Care Costs Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) talked about his state’s efforts to lower health care ... Governor John Kitzhaber (D-OR) talked about his state’s efforts to lower health care costs. He described the coordinate care model, in which doctors are paid based on overall health outcomes rather than for each medical procedure. Afterward, panelists talked about state and local efforts to reform the payment system for medical services and reduce costs.
3:16 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. U.S. Role in Global Democratization Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was ... Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was argued that isolationism is not possible in the modern world. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience, including Senator Mikulski. Kathleen Koch moderated.
“The Good Guys? The Special Burden of Democratic Nations” 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.
6:44 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts David Leebron; John Roberts Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from ... Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from challenges to the Constitution to his favorite movie. Chief Justice Roberts said reporters are too quick to label Supreme Court Justices as liberal or conservative. The Chief Justice said that he was surprised when he joined the Court on how well the justices get along and remarked that there is no “intellectual bullying” or a voice “raised in anger” during conferences. 6:01 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 10 min. U.S.-Iran Relations Panelists discussed U.S.-Iran relations, focusing on Iran’s nuclear program. Topics ... Panelists discussed U.S.-Iran relations, focusing on Iran’s nuclear program. Topics included Middle East nuclear talks scheduled for December 2012 in Finland. Iran had agreed to attend the talks, but the United States had cancelled attendance because suitable conditions had not been agreed upon. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Daryl Kimball moderated. 
Then former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski talked about the ongoing stalemate between the U.S. and Iran over Iran’s nuclear program and explained his position that attacking Iran should not be an option.*After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr.*Parsi and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Iran 2013: Making Diplomacy Work” was a program of the Arms Control Association and the National Iranian American Council.
4:27 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. For-Profit Education Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included ... Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included metrics to measure performance and outcomes, the ability of for-profit operators to pioneer new services and tools, and the Obama administration’s approach to education. The discussion included questions from audience members. 7:42 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Chinese Global Power and Maritime Strategy Panelists discussed on China’s emerging global power and maritime strategy. Topics ... Panelists discussed on China’s emerging global power and maritime strategy. Topics included its territorial disputes with Japan involving energy reserves in the East China Sea, cyber security, and international diplomacy. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Steve Clemons moderated.
“Mischief or Miscalculation? China and the Rise of Confusion-ism” was a panel of the 2012 Halifax International Security Forum.Global security leaders from over 50 countries gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss pressing security and defense issues during the three-day summit.
8:12 pm MT Approx. 38 min. Federal Housing Administration Budget Shortfall Nick Timiraos; Libby Casey Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion ... Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion shortfall in 2012, what it’s doing about it and the potential of Congress to offer the administration a bailout. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
6:01 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell on the Fiscal Cliff Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell spoke on the chamber floor about the “fiscal cliff,” ... Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell spoke on the chamber floor about the “fiscal cliff,” the tax increases and budget cuts that would take effect at the end of 2012 if Congress should fail to reach a new budget agreement. 8:57 pm MT 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.
8:53 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Challenges of the Government Workforce Hal Rainey; Barton Wechsler Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government ... Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic section of the government Professor Rainey called public servants “knights in fragile armor” that are not fully protected from constant criticism. This, and low pay, are among the factors making it hard to attract good people to public service. Professor Rainey warned that institutional knowledge would be lost with the imminent retirement of a large portion of senior management. He used PowerPoint during his presentation and responded to questions from students in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
“Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States and the Symbiosis of Freedom” was part of the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture Series of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
6:08 pm MT Approx. 42 min. Debate Leading up to Final Vote on Raising the Debt Ceiling Members debated a compromise agreement on deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling prior to ... Members debated a compromise agreement on deficit reduction and raising the debt ceiling prior to a final vote on the measure that passed the House 269-161. 10:07 pm MT Approx. 45 min. Leaders Reid and McConnell Debate the Filibuster Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Leaders McConnell and Reid spoke on the chamber floor about possible changes to Senate filibuster ... Leaders McConnell and Reid spoke on the chamber floor about possible changes to Senate filibuster rules. 10:03 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Global Pandemic Prevention Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the ... Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the spread of viruses, global travel, crowding, megacities, deforestation, and concerns over vaccinating young children. They also responded to questions from the audience.
6:51 pm MT Approx. 17 min. Progressive Caucus on Debt Ceiling Agreement Members of the Progressive Caucus reacted to the debt ceiling agreement. They said that they ... Members of the Progressive Caucus reacted to the debt ceiling agreement. They said that they would not vote for the compromise legislation to raise the debt ceiling because the imbalance of major spending cuts with no provisions for revenue increases would be an attack on the most vulnerable Americans. 10:53 pm MT Approx. 56 min. Remarks from Chief Justice John Roberts David Leebron; John Roberts Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from ... Chief Justice John Roberts addressed students at Rice University, touching on issues ranging from challenges to the Constitution to his favorite movie. Chief Justice Roberts said reporters are too quick to label Supreme Court Justices as liberal or conservative. The Chief Justice said that he was surprised when he joined the Court on how well the justices get along and remarked that there is no “intellectual bullying” or a voice “raised in anger” during conferences. 1:04 am MT Approx. 40 min. U.S.-Iran Relations Panelists discussed U.S.-Iran relations, focusing on Iran’s nuclear program. Topics ... Panelists discussed U.S.-Iran relations, focusing on Iran’s nuclear program. Topics included Middle East nuclear talks scheduled for December 2012 in Finland. Iran had agreed to attend the talks, but the United States had cancelled attendance because suitable conditions had not been agreed upon. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. Daryl Kimball moderated. 
Then former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski talked about the ongoing stalemate between the U.S. and Iran over Iran’s nuclear program and explained his position that attacking Iran should not be an option.*After his remarks he was interviewed by Mr.*Parsi and responded to questions from members of the audience.*
“Iran 2013: Making Diplomacy Work” was a program of the Arms Control Association and the National Iranian American Council.
7:09 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Niels Lesniewski on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Niels Lesniewski; Steven Scully Niels Lesniewski was interviewed by telephone about negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... Niels Lesniewski was interviewed by telephone about negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” the automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then. 11:53 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. Role in Global Democratization Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was ... Panelists talked about U.S. and democratic nations' intervention around the world. It was argued that isolationism is not possible in the modern world. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience, including Senator Mikulski. Kathleen Koch moderated.
“The Good Guys? The Special Burden of Democratic Nations” 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.
1:45 am MT Approx. 38 min. Federal Housing Administration Budget Shortfall Nick Timiraos; Libby Casey Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion ... Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion shortfall in 2012, what it’s doing about it and the potential of Congress to offer the administration a bailout. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
7:14 pm MT Approx. 13 min. House Republicans on Debt Ceiling Republican leaders briefed reporters on the debt ceiling agreement. They talked about ... Republican leaders briefed reporters on the debt ceiling agreement. They talked about drawbacks in the agreement and outlined future courses of action to further reduce federal spending and control the deficit, and urged members to vote in favor of the measure when it came to the floor later in the day. 1:01 am MT 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.
2:26 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Challenges of the Government Workforce Hal Rainey; Barton Wechsler Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government ... Hal Rainey talked about the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing the U.S. government workforce and compared the public and private sector. Because of bad press and attitudes towards the bureaucratic section of the government Professor Rainey called public servants “knights in fragile armor” that are not fully protected from constant criticism. This, and low pay, are among the factors making it hard to attract good people to public service. Professor Rainey warned that institutional knowledge would be lost with the imminent retirement of a large portion of senior management. He used PowerPoint during his presentation and responded to questions from students in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium.
“Knights in Fragile Armor: The Crucial but Threatened Character of Public and Governmental Service in the United States and the Symbiosis of Freedom” was part of the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture Series of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs.
7:28 pm MT Approx. 28 min. House Democratic Leaders on the Economy House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about their agenda following a ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about their agenda following a resolution of the debt ceiling standoff. They said that now that the debate on the debt ceiling was over, their next focus would be on job creation and economic growth. 2:10 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of ... The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term focused on privacy rights and the reliability of drug-sniffing dogs and working animals in law enforcement efforts to obtain search warrants. 3:36 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Global Pandemic Prevention Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the ... Panelists discussed the spread of viruses and the science behind it. Topics included the spread of viruses, global travel, crowding, megacities, deforestation, and concerns over vaccinating young children. They also responded to questions from the audience.
7:59 pm MT Approx. 54 min. Senate Debt Ceiling Debate Highlights from the day’s debate over a compromise proposal to raise the debt ceiling were ... Highlights from the day’s debate over a compromise proposal to raise the debt ceiling were shown. 4:17 am MT Approx. 41 min. Securing the Future of Afghanistan The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and ... The British Defense Committee held the third of a series of hearings examining the progress and security situation in Afghanistan. Members heard from the British ambassador to NATO, the Joint Forces commander and the deputy commander for NATO’s Afghan Training Operations. They focused on several topics including, the 2014 timetable for NATO and British troops to withdraw from Afghanistan, the threat of ‘green on blue’ attacks, and training the Afghan forces.
8:54 pm MT Approx. 13 min. Senate Republican Leaders on Debt Ceiling Bill Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit reduction bill that also raised the debt ceiling. The measure passed by a vote of 74 to 26.
9:07 pm MT Approx. 10 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Debt Ceiling Bill Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about passage of a deficit reduction bill that also raised the debt ceiling. The measure passed by a vote of 74 to 26.
9:18 pm MT Approx. 8 min. President Obama Statement on Debt Ceiling Barack Obama President Obama reacted to the Senate passage of the debt ceiling agreement. The Senate ... President Obama reacted to the Senate passage of the debt ceiling agreement. The Senate passed the agreement on a vote of 74 to 26. He said the vote was an important first step toward ensuring the United States lived within its means, but that more was needed to rebuild the U.S. economy.
9:28 pm MT Approx. 3 hr. 27 min. Retrospective on the Fiscal Cliff A retrospective view of the August 2011 debate and news conferences from the U.S. House, U.S. ... A retrospective view of the August 2011 debate and news conferences from the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the White House as Congress considered and passed the Budget Control Act, as well as continued negotiations. As part of a deal for raising the federal debt ceiling, the Budget Control Act created sequestration on January 1, 2013, automatic spending cuts that are split 50/50 between defense and non-defense spending unless Congress would pass an alternate deficit reduction plan. Those spending cuts, coming together with the automatic end of Bush-era tax cuts, would create a so-called “fiscal cliff” for the economy.
12:55 am MT Approx. 43 min. Bipartisan Policy Initiatives Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Dan Glickman Dan Glickman talked about efforts to create areas of bipartisan agreement as the lame-duck session ... Dan Glickman talked about efforts to create areas of bipartisan agreement as the lame-duck session of Congress was to begin debate on the “fiscal cliff” and other key budgetary and economic issues. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
1:40 am MT Approx. 33 min. U.S. Strategic Competitiveness Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial ... Business community scholars and economists talked about the need for more U.S. entrepreneurial leadership in the world. They focused on the economy, immigration reform, and innovation. They were interviewed by Steve Clemons. 
This was part of the fourth annual Washington Ideas Forum.*held by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum in the Annenberg Theater.
2:15 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on Why Women Still Can't Have It All Linda Douglass; Anne-Marie Slaughter Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The ... Former State Department official Anne-Marie Slaughter talks about her cover story in The Atlantic entitled "Why Women Still Can’t Have It All". It was the most read story in the magazine’s history and focused on the challenges of balancing her work with her personal life as mother and wife. Slaughter left the State Department in 2011 and teaches at Princeton University. She’s interviewed by former ABC News reporter and Obama administration health reform spokesperson Linda Douglass.
3:25 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. For-Profit Education Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included ... Panelists talked about the role of private enterprise in public education. Topics included metrics to measure performance and outcomes, the ability of for-profit operators to pioneer new services and tools, and the Obama administration’s approach to education. The discussion included questions from audience members.