Daily Kos Blogger Kaili Joy Gray Grills White House’s Dan Pfeiffer

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Daily Kos blogger Kaili Joy Gray served White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer anything but softball questions when she interviewed him on stage at Netroots Nation this weekend. Questioning what President Obama has done for the progressive movement was a constant theme during the conference, and that reached a fever pitch between Gray and Pfeiffer. Among other uncomfortable questions, Gray asked Pfeiffer why President Obama wouldn’t come out and support marriage equality after he had apparently done so as an Illinois state senator. Watch The UpTake’s interview with Kaili Joy Gray afterward.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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