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2-27-09

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Dahr Jamail: is an award-winning freelance journalist. His reporting from Iraq has earned him numerous awards, including the prestigious 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and four Project Censored awards.

Carl Mayer: runs the Mayer Law Group LLC and is the author of several books including “Shakedown” and “Public Domain, Private Dominion.”

Bruce Mirken: is communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project.

Brett Kimberlin: is now more widely known on the internet as a co-founder of Velvet Revolution with Brad Friedman.

Noah Kunin: is a Minneapolis blogger who lives behind the 35W bridge and was present for its collapse.

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2-26-09

Faiz Shakir: Research Director at The Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org.

Baha Hilo: is a Palestinian man living in the West Bank.

John Anderson: for more info on Keep Hope Alive email djones1948@sbcglobal.net

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.

R J Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman’s blog at ptsd1.blogspot.com.

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2-25-09

Karl Frisch: is a columnist and Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, the nation’s preeminent progressive media watchdog.

Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-LA: Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and senior member of the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Joe Sestak: is serving his first-term as the Representative from Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, which includes most of Delaware County and parts of Chester and Montgomery Counties.

Tommy Panik: at Mardi Gras on Jindal.

Dr. Jeffrey Feldman: is the editor-in-chief of the influential political blog Frameshop.

Mike Lux: is the founder of Progressive Strategies LLC and a director of the Center for Progressive Leadership, the Proteus Fund and the Arca Foundation.

Richard Rapoport: is a leading San Francisco Bay Area freelance writer.

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2-24-09

Adam Jentelson: is the Communications and Outreach Director for the Hyde Park Project at the Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Bruce Fein: lawyer in the United States who specializes in constitution and international law. He is a pro-impeachment republican. His latest book is entitled Constitutional Peril.

Colleen Rowley: is a former FBI agent and whistleblower, and was a Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) candidate for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, one of eight congressional districts in Minnesota in 2006.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

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2-23-09

J. Trunzo: HorseHavenMt.org

Dave Pauli: a regional director for the Humane Society of the United States.

Adm. Don Guter: served in the U.S. Navy for 32 years. During his decorated career, he served in various high-profile roles, including judge advocate general—advising government leaders on legal issues.

Col. Ann Wright: retired United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Thomas Ferguson: is Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Robert Johnson: is a member of the Development Advisory Board of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown NY and is the former President of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Economic Policy Institute and the Institute for America's Future.

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2-20-09

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Scott Horton: a New York attorney known for his work in human rights law and the law of armed conflict, as well as emerging markets and international law.  He is also a contributor to Harper’s Magazine and author of Justice After Bush: Prosecuting An Outlaw Administration, within the December issue.

Bill Ayers: is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Bernardine Dohrn: is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern University, where she is also Director of the Legal Clinic’s Children and Family Justice Center. Moreover, she sits on important committees and boards of the American Bar Association and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Lt. Gov John Garamendi: 46th Lieutenant Governor of California. He brings to the office 32 years of public service.

Brad Friedman: self-described election integrity muckraking journalist jerk. You can read his blog at Bradblog.com.

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2-18-09

Eric Boehlert: Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. He is the author of “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush”.

Kevin Surace: a noted speaker and writer on climate change and the built environment, is on a mission to significantly reduce the use of fossil fuels and their effect on the environment. As CEO of Serious Materials, Kevin leads the company in its mission to reduce energy usage and CO2 generation of the world’s largest contributor, our buildings.

Andrew Jakabovics: is the Associate Director for the Economic Mobility Program. He works on housing, household debt, and higher education, as well as other issues related to sustaining and growing the middle class.

Hina Shamsi: is a Staff Attorney in the ACLU’s National Security Project. Her focus includes freedom of speech and association, including the material support statutes, torture, detention, and fair trial practices.

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Tommy Panik: reports on the latest

Gary Chew: Oscar preview

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2-17-09

Ari Melber: is The Nation’s Net movement correspondent and a writer for the magazine’s blog. Article archive and contact information available at www.arimelber.com.

David Cobb: an American activist and was the 2004 presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS).

Jon Eisenberg: partner in the law firm of Eisenberg and Hancock.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

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2-16-09

Trevor Paglen: is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer. His work involves deliberately blurring the lines between social science, contemporary art, and a host of even more obscure disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to interpret the world around us.

Robert Weiss: Mr. Weiss is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and Washington, D.C. Mr. Weiss is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts, including the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Check out his website at rightsforamerica.com.

Bryan Burrough: is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair magazine and the author of five books, including the No. 1 New York Times Best-Seller Barbarians at the Gate and the best-selling Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34.

Ray McGovern: is a retired CIA officer turned political activist.

Col. Steve Kleinman: The Air Force Reserve Colonel is a veteran military interrogator who has spent his career in human intelligence. He was a senior interrogator in Panama, the first Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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