The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Attorney Gavi Mairone the founder of MM~LAW LLC, a law firm dedicated to advancing private human rights law, explains how he uses private lawsuits against major corporations to combat terrorism and human rights abuses. When banks and oil companies are complicit in terrorism. The Chevron case and kickbacks to the Saddam Hussain regime. How is terrorism is defined globally? Civil law and reciprocity. Defending the Yazidis and corporations fund terror.

Michael Watts an Attorney from Texas, explains how he defended himself in a criminal brought orchestrated against him. Was Watts targetted because of his support of Democratic candidates and his work against BP? The war against trial attorneys. The BP connection to the prosecution of Michael Watt. The Ron Johnson connection to the case and what the Watts case teaches us about abuses of the criminal justice system.

Elizabeth Graham, the director of Grant & Eisenhofer's complex pharmaceutical and medical device litigation practice, explains the case her firm is bringing against Conceptus a birth control device that causes serious health problems. How Conceptus and Bayer misled the FDA on its clinical trial and where the case goes from here.

On The Fun half: Donald Trump's successes and fails at the Al Smith dinner. Rudy Guiliani can't take a joke. Barack Obama savages Marco Rubio and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains how Trump went from having his best debate to his worst debate. Is Trump another far right candidate that Russia backs. Trump's shocking refusal to accept losing.  Donald Trump's calculated white supremacy. The obvious difference between Al Gore and Donald Trump. The disgrace of the lack of climate coverage in the debate and William Kristol has a meltdown on Morning Joe.

Thom Hartmann joins the show to discuss the Morning Joe and William Kristol freakout. Why Donald Trump is a natural leader of the Republican Party. Why the Republican establishment owns Donald Trump. The dark money that fuels Republican media. Why we are not going back to normal after Trump loses and will Hillary Clinton be more ruthless than Barack Obama? Pushing Hillary Clinton to the Left.

The exchange where Hillary Clinton dominated Donald Trump and when Trump wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election if he loses. How is Donald Trump's TV Network going to get rolled out? Why the Right is all about entertainment and Trump's insane comments on abortion. Trump says we need to take care of the "bad hombres". Trump calls Hillary a "nasty woman".

Ari Rabin Havt joins the discussion to ponder the next possibilities of what might happen on the Supreme Court. Obama's legacy, Merrick Garland and Citizens United. Chris Cuomo calls out Kellyanne Conway. How Pete Peterson corrupts public debate.

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Live from Las Vegas, October 19, 2016.

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Jacobin editor Peter Frase (@PeFrase) on his new book Four Futures: Life After Capitalism. How speculative fiction helps imagine future societies. What if it were possible to "escape" from the necessities of labor through automation. The possibility of post-scarcity and reality of ecological constraints. Abundance, equality, and their opposites, as determining factors for future societies.

On the fun half - Melania Trump comes to the defense of her husband, Nicki Minaj slams her. Paul Ryan warns of giving Bernie more Democrat Senators to work with, Wisconsin Trump supporters start a Paul Ryan Sucks chant. McCain promises to block Hillary's SCotUS selections.

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Glenn Greenwald tells Brian Stetler that there is an imbalance in transparency between Clinton and Trump and what's interesting in the Wikileaks emails.

Journalist David Dayen explains what the Wikileaks emails reveal. The importance of branding and positioning in the Wikileaks emails. How corporate power works in the Democratic Party. How economic policy-making is influenced by Wall Street? How Cabinets are filled? Why Progressives need to speak out now. The Warren wing of the Democratic Party. What about a progressive foreign policy? And how Clinton can be pressured and President Obama's Wall Street legacy.

On The Fun Half: Katrina Pierson says Donald Trump needs to Tweet about women because the media is unfair. Jake Tapper schools Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. Glenn Beck praises Michelle Obama. Sam Harris is baffled by why his followers are supporting Trump. Amy Goodman is facing charges for practicing journalism in North Dakota. The most amazing Hindus for Trump event ever. Random Rush.

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Cliff Schecter explains how Trump is going full Alex Jones and full Fascist. Jared Kushner, Ivanka and the campaign's anti semitism. The irony of Trump's disgusting campaign. The Right's fantasy life. Is Hillary's surge going to start impacting down ballot races? Rob Portman's political calculation in Ohio. Deb Fischer, rescinds her rescindment of her endorsement of Donald Trump.

We hear from Screaming Majority about their new musical Waste Fraud and Abuse, playing now in New York City!

Isabel Gillies talks about finding comfort. Is the 1 train cozy? What Sam would do if he was stuck in the Hospital.  What people in Denmark think about America. The depressing election. Donald Trump and sexual assault. Entitlement at sexual assault. Billy Bush and rape culture and Isabel tells us all to watch the third season of Transparent.

On The Fun Half: Michelle Obama calls out Trump's bragging about being a  sexual predator. President Obama says Republicans should not get any credit for disavowing Trump now. Ben Carson is turning into a super villain. Trump denies assaulting a reporter because "look at her". Donald Trump Jr is also a scumbag. Mike Pence is pathetic. Greg Gutfield gets a little sane and your calls and IMs.

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On today’s show we have Zachary Roth (@zackroth,) a national reporter for MSNBC and author of "The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash & the Conservative Assault on Democracy."

Alexander Hamilton's anti-democratic leanings. The waxing and waning of elite opinion on who should vote and why. Backlashes against previous expansions of democratic participation. Is democracy a means to an end or an end in itself? Why it's so revealing we don't have a federal right to vote. Why a right to vote would have far-reaching implications. Buckley v Valeo and "money=speech." How the Denton Fracking Ban was immediately undone by the oil and gas industry.

On the fun half - What was behind Trump's trial balloon attacks FDA? The flood of Trump sexual harassment begins; Katrina Pierson, Ben Carson, Mike Pence, and Rush Limbaugh struggle with the revelation. Megyn Kelly and Dana Perino discuss, on Fox News, why women might hesitate before making allegations of sexual assault. Plus your calls and IMs!

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Today we have Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) IN STUDIO! to talk about the barn fire that is the current GOP and our moment in sports protests.

How Trump managed to cleave to base from conservative Republicans. The Tea Party as the final coherent movement of the current populist right and donor class. The NFL's ceaseless quest for growth hits an obstacle. How the NFL tries to have it both ways with violence.

On the fun half - Ben Carson thinks Briana Keilar should hear more talk like Trump's. Trump tells his Florida crowd to make sure to vote on November 28th. Rep. Blake Farenthold unsure on Chris Hayes if he'd stop supporting Trump if he said "I like rape."

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Cathy O'Neil, author of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, explains how data can be bias. Who Defines success and algorithms. Big data hype and being "beyond morals". Data and the war on teachers. Targeting teachers through data. Data-driven models to predictive policing and sentencing. The myth that numbers don't mislead and algorithms and job discrimination.

On The Fun Half: The Republican civil war. Trump's most amazing spokesperson yet. A Trump supporter says Hillary Clinton is hypocrite because she listens to Beyonce. Sean Hannity calls Republican leaders "feckless". Alex Jones says Clinton is possessed by demons. Ben Carson defends Trump in the most amazing way. Why the mainstream still does not understand the Republican Party even in the age of Trump and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains why Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz did a better job moderating the second debate. Why Trump did a much better job and Clinton was not as effective, but it was still a win for Clinton. Trump promises to jail Hillary if elected and throws Pence under the bus. What will the next Trump scandal be? Why Trump beat Paul Ryan. The long-term threat to the Republican Party. The Wikileaks of Hillary Clinton's Wall Streets speeches and what they say about her politics.

Billy Bush eggs on Donald Trump as he brags about sexual assault. We reflect on rape on culture. Rudy tries to spin for Trump. Paul Ryan gets booed by rabid Trump supporters. CNN reaches peak 2016 campaign and Corey Lewandowski calls Reince Priebus weak.

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