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VIDEO: Nicole Sandler, Marcy Wheeler, others locked out of The People's House, then lied to by GOP rep's Legislative Director.


Was this group of citizens (that included my friend and radio host Nicole Sandler and Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel) not rich enough for access to the People's House? Or is GOP Rep. Dave Camp's office that worried about how they'd come off?

Oh wait. Too late:

on Oct 5, 2011:

A group of citizens attempt to speak with Congressman Dave Camp or his legislative director to ask for Jobs, not Cuts. The legislative director lied to us, saying that the Congressman and his legislative director were at the Capitol.

Please read Nicole's post here.


LIVE VIDEO STREAM from Netroots Nation: Close Gitmo and Use our Legal System


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PANELISTS: Adam Serwer, Matthew Alexander, Marcy Wheeler, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Vincent Warren


All my previous posts on this subject matter can be found ; That link includes one specific to only Fayiz al-Kandari’s story here.

Here are audio and video interviews with Lt. Col. Wingard, one by David Shuster, one by Ana Marie Cox, and more. My guest commentary at BuzzFlash is here.

Lt. Col. Barry Wingard is a military attorney who represents Fayiz Al-Kandari in the Military Commission process and in no way represents the opinions of his home state. When not on active duty, Colonel Wingard is a public defender in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

If you are inclined to help rectify these injustices: Twitterers, use the hashtag #FreeFayiz. We have organized a team to get these stories out. If you are interested in helping Fayiz out, e-mail me at The Political Carnival, address in sidebar to the right; or tweet me at @GottaLaff.

If you’d like to see other ways you can take action, go here and scroll down to the end of the article.

Then read Jane Mayer’s book The Dark Side. You’ll have a much greater understanding of why I post endlessly about this, and why I’m all over the CIA deception issues, too.

More of Fayiz’s story here, at


VIDEO: Dylan Ratigan, Eliot Spitzer, Marcy Wheeler On Elena Kagan & The Supreme Court


My Twitter pal 1Kecko linked me to this:

As a White House adviser in 1997, Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's new Supreme Court nominee, urged then-President Bill Clinton to support a ban on late-term abortions. [...]

Kagan [encouraged] Clinton to support a compromise bill that would have banned all abortions of viable fetuses except when the health of the mother was at risk.

The compromise failed. Just one more piece of information to consider.

This should come out in the confirmation hearings. Let's hope they are informative and not just a waste of air time and yet another excuse to be combative and preachy. Political grandstanding is so last hearing ago.

No, I'm not that naive. Just expressing my frustration and being a little hopeful. The moment is over now.