The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Journalist Jessica Bruder explains the American retirement crisis, more people living in vans across America, Nickled and Dimed meets On the Road, the new low income labor force, where mobile workers end working, the collapse of American retirement security and the difficulty of political organizing.

On The Fun Half: Jeb Bush leaning towards running for President, more follow up on the Sam Harris torture, Rafael Cruz with more insanity, why we need popular movements for social welfare, Mark Begich opens a lead in Alaska, why this is good for Social Security, Rick Weiland accuses national Democrats of undermining his campaign, the Red States where minimum wage is on the ballot, a call from H Jon Benjamin and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Smart Floridians want to secede because of the climate crisis, Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo enforce obscene Ebola quarantine policies, was the Cuomo Christie press conference the worst thing ever? Nurse quarantined in New Jersey in violation of her human rights, another school shooting, what's at stake in the 2014 election and how the 2014 races are shaping up.

On The Fun Half: North Carolina candidate assaults his girlfriends Hairdresser, Chris Christie backtracks on the minimum wage, an awesome new Obamacare conspiracy, African children beaten in the Bronx called "Ebola", Random Rush, how to vote in the New York's Governors race,  and your calls and IMs.

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Political maestro Cliff Schecter joins us to discuss his latest piece on the police chief of Oakley, Michigan, population less than 300, deputizing 100 people to combat ISIS and hides their identity, what that says about America, an update on the Midterms and the incredible amount of money spent on it so far.

Actor Richard Kind joins us to discuss his incredible role in FOX's new TV show Gotham, how he must play golf when he goes on radio, his recommendation of Red Oaks on Amazon, Kind's time on the New York Stage and his last role in Travesties, Sharknado 2, his recommendation of the show Transparent.

Also, Ebola in NYC, a Jimmy Reefercake song, Paul LePage, legalized marijuana, your calls and IMs.

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Carne Ross the founder of Independent Diplomat explains the nationalism, what is progressive nationalism, the failures of Eurozone policies, austerity and democracy, the failure of Francois Hollande, worker cooperates and new economies and holding power accountable.

A #GamerGate supporter calls and to explain what drives the movement and its weird.

On The Fun Half: a final debunking of Sam Harris, right wingers want a state called Reagan, more fallout from #GamerGate and your calls and IMs.

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Chris Christie is sick of hearing about the minimum wage, he is lying and disgusting, a new video explains the "problems with Sam Seder", proving that Sam is Jewish, Progressives United Political Director Josh Orton explains why Scott Walker might get upset in Wisconsin, Republican leader says that some Wisconsin voters will vote against Scott Walker because they aren't "sharp" and Ebola hysteria still grips stupid people across the country.

On The Fun Half: Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Laurie Garrett explains why its ridiculous to blame the government for the lack of an Ebola vaccine, oops the United States accidently delivers weapons to ISIS, Kurdish TV releases a music video mocking ISIS, did Leon Panetta violate CIA rules in publishing his book, Andrew Cuomo's book gets destroyed by Amazon reviews, Democrats getting serious about turnout, Random Rush, George Carlin gets a street named after him, Bristol Palin explains her drunken brawl in Alaska and your IMs.

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Journalist and author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War James Risen explains the immense corruption of the "war on terror", Iraqi money laundering, the new mercenary class, the conman who claimed to read secret terrorism message on Al Jazeera and duped the CIA and the AirForce, the whistleblower Diane Roark and her abuse at the hands of the NSA, the case the Government is using against James Risen, why there hasn't been a single news story that has harmed national security during the "war on terror" and why Risen is willing to go to jail to protect his source.

On The Fun Half: Sam had to leave because of an emergency. Michael went through your IMs and followed up on Islam and #GamerGate and all your IMs.

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Nation Institute Fellow Dani McClain explains why Black women voters are key for the Democrats in the midterms, how grassroots organizers are connecting social and economic justice, Moral Mondays and shifting southern politics and voter suppression efforts and the 1014 elections.

Video game developer and women in tech advocate Brianna Wu explains #GamerGate and their campaign to harass her with death and rape threats that forced her family out of her home, what it's like to be a woman in gaming, and online internet, her experiences as a woman inside the video game industry, the broad implications #GamerGate has in the culture wars and political sphere and what we can do to agitate for a modern world that's safe for and accepting of women.

On The Fun Half: Ted Cruz calls Obama's blocked Surgeon General nominee an anti gun activist, the broader implications of #GamerGate and Islamophobia, Border agents fast tracking refugees back to danger in Central America and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Andrew Cuomo is so delusional, the best ways to vote against Cuomo in 2014, the state of play in the 2014 election, can Mitch McConnell still beat in Kentucky, why Democrats may pull off an upset in Georgia, Mary Landrieu and Mark Begich's run smart campaigns on Social Security, radical Republican Cory Gardner running a tight race against Mark Udall, why Iowa may also elect a crazy person to the Senate, Democrats say turnout is good, why Tom Harkin is sitting on money that could be used to defeat Joni Ernst, why Democrats will hang on in North Carolina and  Ebola panic and the midterms.

Isabel Gillies explains how her new book Starry Night  is doing, what her next project is, Isabel's rough parenting week,  Isabel suggested the movies All Is Lost and what makes a movie store.

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn confuses African borders with America's borders during an Ebola hearing, Fox & Friends have an amazing explanation for why we don't have a Surgeon General, media and the Ebola hype, did Alaska Congressman Don Young kill someone once? and your calls and IMs.

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Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim explains the story of Gary Webb the reporter who broke the CIA/Contra Cocaine dealing story,  John Kerry's role in exposing drug running, how the CIA loosened rules on reporting drug running, how the CIA created the Contras, Freeway Rick Ross and the Crack explosion, the mainstream media and the destruction of Gary Webb, why the LA Times hated Gary Webb, why The Nation went after Gary Webb, the racial politics of the Webb story,  why even the CIA was shocked at how successful the smear campaign against Gary Webb and the tragic end of Gary Webb's life.

Rick Scott refuses to appear on stage with Charlie Crist because Christ had a fan underneath his podium.

On The Fun Half: Ron Paul says "liberty not government" will save us from Ebola, how Libertarians are ruining Austin, the Wendy Davis race, Nikki Haley explains her bizarre reasoning for keeping the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina State House and your calls and IMs.

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Citizen Radio co-hosts and co-authors of Newsfail  Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny explain what inspired their book, why Allison quit the Nation, diversity and progressive media, who Jamie and Allison read, the problems with Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, debating Stephen Colbert, why MSNBC is losing viewers, the future of online news, supporting values instead of teams, the real reforms we need, a Guarrilla strategy for independent media and if you had the power to change one thing in politics what would it be?

On The Fun Half: the CIA finds its own counter insurgency policies are failures, a new Ebola case in Texas, culture and the profit motive, money as distinct from value, why Millennials are driving less and your calls and IMs.

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