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10-17-08

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

Kristen Welker-Hood: is a senior policy fellow at the ANAʼs Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.

Sanford Lewis: is an environmental attorney with over 20 years of experience in environmental law and policy, including 18 years of work on public campaigns.

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

Larry Bensky: is a literary and political journalist with more than forty years experience in both print and broadcast media, as well as a teacher and long-time political activist.

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10-15-08

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

James Bamford: is an American bestselling author and journalist who writes about United States intelligence agencies.

David Samuels: is an American non-fiction writer, best-known for long-form journalism and essays. He is a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker.

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10-14-08

Margaret Atwood: is a Canadian writer. A prolific poet, novelist, literary critic, feminist and activist. Her new book is entitled Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth.

Katherine Spillar: is the Executive Vice President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and Feminist Majority, and is the executive editor of Ms. magazine.

Naomi Wolff: an American author, political consultant, and public intellectual.

John Amato: founder of Crooks and Liars, an American liberal vlog (video blog).

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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10-13-08

John Wellington Ennis: attended the USC and NYU Film Schools.  His production company Shoot First Inc. specializes in non-fiction entertainment.

Ari Berman: is a contributing writer for The Nation, covering national politics and the 2008 election, and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t”.

Alberto Torrico: is the California State Assembly Majority Leader and has been a member of the California State Assembly since December 6, 2004.

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10-10-08

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

Barton Gellman: an American author and journalist on the staff of The Washington Post.  In 2008, he published Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency.

Rep. Sam Farr: The Congressman, a fifth-generation Californian, represents the state's beautiful Central Coast. Throughout his 14-year tenure, Farr has been a leading advocate for California agriculture, an outspoken activist for affordable housing and a champion of the oceans.

Wayne Slater: The Journalist has written extensively about the influence of Karl Rove on President Bush. His new book is The Architect: Karl Rove and The Master Plan for Absolute Power.

Phil Angelides: Phil Angelides was the former state treasurer of California and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the 2006 election.

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

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10-09-08

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

Dave Johnson: Founder and principal author at Seeing the Forest, and a blogger at Speak Out California.  He is working on the Election Protection Wiki, The Center for Media and Democracy's (CMD) partnership project with the Sunlight Foundation.

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

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Melissa Ngo: Privacy and Information Policy Consultant and the publisher of Privacy Lives, “monitoring the pulse of privacy.”

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

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10-08-08

Paul Waldman: author of four books on media and politics. His latest is called “Free Ride: John McCain and the Media”. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at Media Matters for America. He is also a columnist for The American Prospect. You can read his blog at paulwaldman.blogspot.com.

John Nichols: Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent.

Van Jones: founding president of Green For All and a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. In 1996, Van and Diana Frappier co-founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which is now headquartered in Oakland, California.

Kelly Campbell: Kelly Campbell is a founding member of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization of family members of 9/11 victims united to turn their grief into action for peace and justice.  View her blog at HuffingtonPost.com

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10-07-08

David Cay Johnston: was an investigative journalist for The New York Times now focusing on the subject of taxation. He accepted a buyout offer from the Times in April 2008 and is now an independent reporter. He most recently published Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill, about hidden subsidies, rigged markets, and corporate socialism.

Paul Ehrlich: Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University. He is the author of hundreds of scientific papers, and numerous books including The Population Bomb. His latest book is The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment.

Jonathan Hafetz: is an attorney with the ACLU. He is the author of a forthcoming book on post-9/11 detentions, to be published by NYU Press.

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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10-06-08

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.

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

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t”.

Anthony Rubenstein: Chairman and founder of Californians for Clean Energy, the force behind the 2006 Proposition 87, the largest Clean Energy referendum in U.S. history. His website can be viewed at anthonyrubenstein.com

Rep. Pete Stark: Congressman Pete Stark has served in Congress since 1973. A senior member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, he is currently the Chairman of its Health Subcommittee.

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