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BTL:Progressive Challenger to Hawkish Democrat Rep. Jane Harman Gets an Early Start
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Thursday Jun 18th, 2009 10:06 AM
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Progressive Challenger to Hawkish Democrat Rep. Jane Harman Gets an Early Start

Interview with Marcy Winongrad, primary candidate, and author Norman Solomon, conducted by Scott Harris

Jane Harman, a seven-term Democratic congresswoman from California's 36th District, has long been the focus of progressive activists unhappy with her support for President Bush's Iraq war and warrantless wiretapping program. Harman, a member of the conservative Democratic Leadership Council, has voted with Republicans on a number of economic issues including the rewriting of legislation on personal bankruptcy and abolishing the estate tax.

Press reports in April revealed that Rep. Harman had, prior to the 2006 election, been overheard by a court-approved wiretap, as she negotiated what appeared to be an illegal deal with an Israeli agent working with the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, a lobby group. She is alleged to have offered to pressure the Department of Justice to reduce charges against two AIPAC officials accused of violating the Espionage Act in exchange for AIPAC's effort to have Harman appointed chair of the House Intelligence Committee. But because Harman was seen by the Bush administration as an ally on warrantless surveillance, an investigation into her activities was halted.

Now Los Angeles high school teacher, Marcy Winograd, founder of the LA chapter of Progressive Democrats of America, has announced her candidacy to challenge Harman in the June 2010 Democratic primary. After percent of the vote against Harman. Between The Lines Scott Harris spoke with author and columnist Norman Solomon and candidate Winograd about why there is growing support for her attempt to unseat Jane Harman.

Visit Marcy Winograd's website at http://www.winograd4congress.com.

Related links:
American Civil Liberties Union at http://www.aclu.org
Center for Constitutional Rights at http://www.ccr-ny.org
National Lawyers Guild at http://www.nlg.org

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