Daily Briefing - Thursday, November 4, 2010

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Steve Clemons @SCClemons directs the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and is also a Senior Fellow at New America, and also served as Executive Vice President. Previously, Mr. Clemons served for seven years as Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Southern California, and co-founded with Chalmers Johnson the Japan Policy Research Institute, of which he is still Director. Steve Clemons writes frequently on matters of foreign policy, defense, and international economic policy. He is the publisher of the popular political blog The Washington Note.

Jane Hamsher @janehamsher is the founder of Firedoglake.com and one of America's most popular and influential political bloggers. She is also a motion picture producer, wth such films as "Natural Born Killers," "Apt Pupil," "Permanent Midnight" and "From Hell." Her political writing and analysis has appeared in a number of other publications, including the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She is author of the best-selling book, "Killer Instinct."

Peter H. Stone heads the Money and Politics team at the Center for Public Integrity. As a journalist he has covered a wide array of lobbying and campaign finance issues in Washington for the Legal Times and National Journal. He began his career at the California-based muckraking magazine, Ramparts and his latest book is Casino Jack and the United States of Money: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff and the Buying of Washington.

Benjamin Hallman covers business and finance for the Center for Public Integrity. He was a legal affairs reporter at The American Lawyer, where he covered the business of law, white collar crime, and regulatory Washington. Hallman has reported on the accounting fraud prosecutions of HealthSouth’s Richard Scrushy and Qwest’s Joesph Nacchio; on the massive Google book search settlement; and, from Iraq, on American-led efforts to rebuild the Iraqi justice system. His story about the crash of Lehman Brothers was anthologized in The Best American Legal Writing (2009).