Bill Binney is a former Technical Director and crypto-mathematician at the National Security Agency (NSA). He has been described as "one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in NSA history," but stepped down in October 2001 because he felt that he "could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution." Last year, Binney released a declaration of his knowledge regarding the NSA's domestic surveillance capabilities.
Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is a fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is also a Senior Analyst for Latino Decisions and contributes regularly to Telemundo and MSNBC/NBC. She recently appeared on NOW with Alex Wagner to discuss immigration reform.
David Avella is the President of GOPAC, an organization that coaches up-and-coming Republican leaders to "champion the ideas that unite voters around a vision of creating jobs, getting government spending under control, making government more effective, and keeping America safe."
John Heilemann is the National Affairs Editor and columnist for New York Magazine, a political analyst for MSNBC and co-author of Double Down: Game Change 2012. The book goes behind the scenes of the last presidential election, from the Republican primary rat race through Obama's win against Mitt Romney. The aftermath of the president's disastrous first debate performance is detailed in this excerpt.
Anthony Weiner will join Bill and the panel mid-show. He is the former Democratic U.S. Representative who recently ran for Mayor of New York City and his profile in GQ is on newsstands this month.
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