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  • 01:05

    Marcy Wheeler: Espionage in the 21st Century

    in Politics Progressive

    Understanding US public policy, both domestic and foreign, is impossible without considering the role of intelligence operations, government, contracted to government and private. The roles of domestic surveillance, foreign infilitration, and exploits directed at US assets are not reported in traditional media unless the breaches are yawning.


    Marcy Wheeler is on this beat, and reports upon it at emptywheel.net. We discuss espionage and its role in contemporary policy making.


    from Wiki: 'Human Intelligence (frequently abbreviated HUMINT) is intelligence gathered by means of interpersonal contact, as opposed to the more technical intelligence gathering disciplines such as signals intelligence (SIGINT), imagery intelligence (IMINT) and measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT).'

  • 01:01

    Marcy Wheeler & Joan McCarter: VS Sundays

    in Current Events

    Four days of mayhem in a Mitch McConnell led Senate. Commentary from Joan McCarter, Marcy Wheeler, politcal satire from Culture of Truth. Jay Ackroyd moderates. Follow @emptywheel @JoanMcCarter @JayAckroyd @Bobblespeak


    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: Isaiah Poole, Susan Madrak, Sara Robinson, Spocko, Charles Lenchner

  • 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

     

  • 01:03

    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.