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  • 01:03

    Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    USA Freedom Act: passed by relative landslide this week in GOP House, awaiting Senate action, reportedly ends direct state bulk collection of phone records revealed (again) by Snowden, forces telecoms into bulk collection role


    Second Circuit Appeals court ruled this month that the Patriot Act did not, in fact, authorize the massive vacuuming up of people's communication data undertaken by U.S. spy agencies, despite ubiquitous, off-record claims to the contrary by "the intelligence community"


    Court records can give the public some idea as to how the telecom oligopolies are responding to both of these events, indications being that a likely scenario is the largely unabated supply of communications information to the government


    On May 31st of this year, Section 215 of the Patriot Act --used to support claims that nationwide, communications dragnet collection is authorized by law-- is expiring


    Cyberwar-- NSA's dual responsibility of defending US networks and acquiring offensive capability for exploits like Stuxnet.


    Commentary from Marcy Wheeler, Stuart Zechman and Jay Ackroyd. Political satire from Culture of Truth.


    The 2015 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman. Alternates: Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner


     

  • 01:00

    Marcy Wheeler & Richard Eskow • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    War, spying and how ISIS is sucking out all the air of Democratic efforts to look back at economic issues (esp the minimum wage).  Marcy Wheeler & Richard Eskow. Plus political satirist Culture of Truth.

  • 01:05

    Marcy Wheeler and Patrick Eddington: Intelligence Oversight

    in Politics Progressive

    Marcy Wheeler, one of America's premiere investigative journalists focusing on civil liberties, the military/intelligence and other national security issues is the author of the definitive book on the Scooter Libby trial: Anatomy of Deceipt. On EmptyWheel, she routinely breaks news on the intelligence and surveillance topics, and is very influential on these beats in the national press


    Patrick Eddington is a former CIA officer, and former intelligence staffer to Rush Holt (D-NJ).  His memoir Long Strange Journey covers his time as an intelligence officer.


    We'll discuss the intelligence community's nature and effectiveness, with a particular focus on Congressional oversight of the intelligence services.

  • 01:02

    Marcy Wheeler & Gaius Publius • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    Bengazi, Obamnesty (Immigration). Dems going forward. Political satirist Culture of Truth on the Sunday morning talk shows. Gaius Publius, Marcy Wheeler Jay Ackroyd moderates. Links


    John Cassidy summarizes Obama's immigration speech


    LA TImes on the GOP positions


    Benghazi report - rumor mill


    Chris Mooney on the jet stream theory for buffalo.


    Gaius reports from Washington DC
    http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2014/10/are-democratic-leaders-already-tea.html
    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/is-dccc-even-pretending-to-win-tale-of.html
    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/shorter-republicans-we-forgive-michael.html


    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/enough-is-enough-open-rebellion-caucus.html


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Andrew Jerrell Jones, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman


     

  • 00:59

    Marcy Wheeler • Intelligence in Domestic and Foreign policy

    in Politics Progressive

    The role of intelligence in U.S. domestic and foreign policy, a conversation beween investigative journalist Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd. One of a series of conversations about surveilllance, national security, NSA, CIA, and Congressional oversight.


    follow @emptywheel @jayackroyd

  • 01:00

    Marcy Wheeler & Jay Ackroyd • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Marcy Wheeler and Jay Ackroyd talk sports, NCAA, unions, Obama dragnet reforms and Ron Wyden.


    http://www.emptywheel.net/tag/ron-wyden/

  • 01:02

    Joan MccCarter & Marcy Wheeler • VS Sundays

    in Politics Progressive

    Balance of powers: SCOTUS restricting executive power and Congress refusing to act.  Are GOP seats really so safe that letting everything go to hell is a viable strategy? From Dept of Nat'l Security: CIA and NSA update. Joan McCarter & Marcy Wheeler plus Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd too. Follow @emptywheel @JoanMcCarter @Bobblespeak @JayAckroyd


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman

  • 01:06

    Marcy Wheeler & Gaius Publius • VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    1. Email scandals - what's important here?


    http://www.salon.com/2015/03/05/americas_real_secret_revealed_clinton_petraeus_how_elites_protect_their_legacies/


    2. Iran, Bibi & the Israeli elections.


    http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2015/03/if-netanyahu-speaks-before-congress-he.html


    3. Selma, Cops and Ferguson. The prosecutorial mentality in the U.S.

    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-true-history-of-origins-of-police.html

     

  • 01:00

    Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman • Virtually Speaking Sundays

    in Current Events

    Transparency in gov't, the NSA, CMS and ICE edition. Commentary from Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Culture of Truth satirizes the top-down media. Links and bios here.


    Jay: "There's a common transparency theme with the NSA and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).  There's the question of what missions are being served--neither seems primarily focused on the general citizenry, and acts in disdain, at best, for democratic processes.  Both topics require explanation--most people haven't heard of CMS or know the role it plays in price fixing. Likewise, while we know the NSA has been collecting exploits and back doors rather than publicizing and fixing them, that's something else most people are unaware of."


    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  They set Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates, which are the basis for most insurance reimbursement rates.


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman

  • 01:03

    Marcy Wheeler & David Dayen Virtually Speaking Sundays

    in Current Events

    Marcy Wheeler & David Dayen & Jay Ackroyd offer a counter point to the Sunday morning talk shows. Plus political satire from Culture of Truth. 
    In this hour:
    Follow @emptywheel @ddayen @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak
    Topics and homework at VirtuallySpeaking.us
    The VS Media Panel: Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, Dave Dayen, Dave Johnson, Dave Waldman, Digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler & Stuart Zechman.

  • 00:53

    Marcy Wheeler & David Waldman Virtually Speaking Sundays

    in Current Events

    Ukraine, Russia, NSA, surveillance, Arizona, #gunfail. Plus a bit of Oscar madness. Marcy Wheeler, Dave Waldman comment. Jay Ackroyd moderates.  Follow @emptywheel @KagroX @JayAckroyd


    Links at VirtuallySpeaking.US


    The 2014 Virtually Speaking Media Panel: Allison Kilkenny, Avedon Carol, Cliff Schecter, David Dayen, Dave Johnson, David Waldman, digby, Gaius Publius, Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, RJ Eskow, Stuart Zechman