Open Phones

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on tax increases and/or spending cuts to avoid sequestration budget… read more

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on tax increases and/or spending cuts to avoid sequestration budget cuts. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.

National Journal correspondent Shane Goldmacher spoke by phone about allegations involving Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), including involvement with prostitutes, and intervention with federal agencies on behalf of friend and campaign donor Salomon Melgen, who was under investigation for health care fraud. Senator Menendez was also facing a Senate ethics inquiry about two free trips he took in 2010 on Melgen’s private plane. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 11, 2013

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  • Feb 11, 2013 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Feb 11, 2013 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 11, 2013 | 11:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
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