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    Emergency Management Lessons from the Boston Bombings

    Michael Greenberger talked about what was learned about homeland security capabilities and emergency preparedness and management during and after the bombings at the Boston…

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    Michael Greenberger on Emergency Preparedness

    Michael Greenberger talked about emergency preparedness and, with the 2012 hurricane season starting the previous day, how well the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was prepared…

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    Gas Prices and Speculation

    The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S.,…

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    Government Preparations for Weather Emergencies

    Michael Greenberger talked about governmental, corporate and institution sector preparations for weather emergencies, and he .responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, Academics Panel

    Academics testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. They provided background information and an overview of derivative trading markets, credit default swaps,…

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    Credit Rating Agencies

    Michael Greenberger talked about the role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis and possible new regulations in the Senate legislation. He responded to telephone calls and…

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    Regulation of Financial Derivatives

    Michael Greenberger talked about the Obama Administration’s plan to change rules regarding “derivatives” (financial contracts that are based on the value of a commodity),…

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    Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability

    Witnesses testified about commodities markets and their impact on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of futures and commodity markets, speculative…

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    Oil Price Speculation

    A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight…

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    Energy Market Manipulation

    A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as…

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    Speculators' Impact on Oil Market

    Michael Greenberger believes that legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products. He talked…

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    Germ Warfare and Contagious Diseases

    A panel discussion was held by legal, scientific, and counterterrorism experts on whether certain responses to a major epidemic or biowarfare incident such as forced inoculation, isolation,…

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    Gasoline Prices and Energy Trading

    The Senate Democratic Policy Committee will call witnesses to testify about gasoline prices and energy trading such as done by the Enron company in 2001. Unairable due to technical audio…

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    Democratic National Committee Platform Hearing

    Witnesses testified regarding homeland security, first responders, and related issues. There is a brief interruption in this program.

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    Conservatives and the Federal Courts

    Panelists talked about what they perceive as an effort to fill the federal judiciary with conservative judges. The first panel focused on potential problems that could result if the…

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    Detention of Foreign Nationals and Immigration Practices

    As part of an annual meeting titled, “Defending Liberty and Pursuing Justice,” panelists talked about balancing homeland security and civil liberties in the detention of foreign…

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    Enron: Government Oversight

    Guests talked about the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the oversight of business activities and the investigation into the Enron bankruptcy, the role of Congress in…

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    Public Access Channels

    C-SPAN showed interviews and television clips to highlight the issue of censorship of shows on cable access channels. The Supreme Court will heard a case on 21 February concerning…

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