The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of President Obama's new rules on overtime pay and why it will help many Americans. Also Martin O'Malley attacks Bernie Sanders on his gun record and Bernie Sanders smart response. And why progressive shouldn't be to excited about Jim Webb running for President.

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Direct download: 07-03-15-Cliff_Schecter-PUB.mp3
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Bernie Sanders holds the largest rally so far of the 2016 election. Sanders is not only drawing big crowds but also climbing in the polls. The mainstream media still trying to marginalize Sanders and Bernie Sanders brilliant description of what extremism really is. A New Jersey Court finds a Gay Conversion Therapy center in New Jersey was committing fraud. Will independent redistricting efforts help Democrats. The upcoming Supreme Court decisions that may transform Unions and undermine diversity.

On The Fun Half: Don Lemon makes Donald Trump sound smart for one second. Donald Trump continues to lose business partnerships. George Pataki goes after Donald Trump. The Dukes of Hazzard gets pulled from TV Land and Joe Rogan does not like it. Indy Mike comes to Donald Trump's defense. Busting voter fraud myths. Also your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Nelson A Denis, author of the new book War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colonyexplains how America took colonial control of Puerto Rico. How the United States claimed to be liberators of Puerto Rico. How the American government rigged Puerto Rico to benefit corporate America. The man who turned Puerto Rico into a crime scene. The strategic importance of Puerto Rico. Pedro Albizu Campos and the revolutionary struggle against colonial occupation of Puerto Rico. The American killing and oppression of Puerto Rican nationalists and labor organizers. When simply owning a Puerto Rican flag could land you in jail. Puerto Rico's debt crisis and why history keeps repeating itself on the island. And why the obvious solutions to Puerto Rico's problems are still blocked by colonial American policies.

On The Fun Half: how to hold corporate Democrats accountable for TPP. What can the next Democratic President accomplish? Ted Cruz backs Donald Trump on immigration. . Donald Trump is doing great in the Republican Primary. Scott Walker slipping and why Jeb Bush might be smiling. Donald Trump goes to war against NBC and Univision. far right Jewish group hires Mexican laborers to protest for them. Also your calls and IMs.

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Caroline Fredrickson the President of the American Constitution Society and author of the Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, explains how women and African Americans were cut out of the benefits of the Social Safety net. How the southern politicians protected the legacy of slavery during the New Deal era. The ongoing reality of the oppression and abuse of farm and domestic workers. Sexism and economic justice. Why Home Care workers are not considered full public employees and the Supreme Court decision that set back organizing rights. Why are small businesses allowed to discriminate? President Obama's new rules on overtime pay and how government contracts can be used to improve labor standards.

On The Fun Half: Sam debates Michael Steele on what Donald Trump means for the Republican Party. Donald Trump's slimy new tax avoidance move. John Kasich is the most dangerous Republican Candidate. An irate caller demands an apology from Sam. Chris Christie announces he is running for President and calls for slashing Social Security and where Christies billionaire supporters? Rush Limbaugh says after getting rid of the Confederate flag the left will go after the American flag And your calls and IMs.

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Ian Millhiser the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, explains why this has been an unusually positive term for the Supreme Court. The Roberts Court makes the right call on many decisions from Marriage Equality to fair housing. SCOTUS rules against the Obama Administration in regulating Coal Power plants. What will happen for Mercury regulation next? Reviewing the absurdity of the King V Burwell case. Justice Roberts annoyance with the King V Burwell case. How the Court decided on marriage equality. Are there limits to Justice Roberts conservatism? And has Justice Kennedy distinguished himself on race from his conservative colleagues.

President Obama sings amazing grace and uses Christianity for a bold and moving speech on race in Charleston. A wave of possible arsons hit Black Churches across the South. Peter King dismisses the threat from White Supremacist terrorists and dismisses a study showing that they have killed more people than Muslims terrorist groups. The Republican candidates double down in opposition to marriage equality and Senator James Inhofe says even his Gay friends oppose the marriage equality decision. Glenn Beck says Marriage Equality might force him off the radio.  Also your calls and IMs.

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We lost Cliff Schecter due to a bad phone connection. But, no problem, Sam explains the historic importance and power of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of marriage equality. Justice Kennedy's decision and the Living Constitution. Justice Scalia throws a tantrum and the House passes Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Then, filmmaker, Giovanni Zelko, explains the thinking behind his new film The Algerian. What makes a terrorist? Politically motivated terrorism and religiously motivated terrorism. Why American policy  creates terrorists. Sleeper cells and where the real threat of terrorism is coming from. The possibility of coexistence and how you can see The Algerian.

On The Fun Half: The mainstream media catches up with the Majority Report and recognizes the threat that Donald Trump poses to Republicans. The best way to have a Guaranteed Basic Income. What are. Was Claire Mccaskill always a corporate shill? Police rules of engagement and Military rules engagement and your calls and IMs.

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SCOTUS upholds Obamacare in their decision on King V Burwell. Justice Roberts sums up the case in the most obvious way. The Right freaks out and Justice Scalia throws an epic tantrum. The Supreme Court, also upholds the real meaning of the Fair Housing Act. We hear a fresh Random Rush meltdown.

On The Fun Half: Bernie Sanders surges in the polls and Hillary backer Senator Claire Mccaskill unloads a silly and red baiting attack on Sanders. A new Gallup poll says that 47% of Americans would consider voting for a Socialist candidate. The South, guns and Slavery. Teenagers and opting out of mass testing. Random Rush. Martin O'Malley attacks Bernie Sanders on guns. Jim Webb defends the Confederate Flag and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-25-15-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
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Journalist Trudy Lieberman, explains why opponents and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are both spreading myths about the ACA. Is Obamacare unaffordable for many middle class consumers? Debating the costs of healthcare. How many families are choosing to take the penalty because the costs are to high? Why the Medicaid expansion is the best part of the ACA and how Republican Governors have harmed their people. How insurance has been shifted more and more onto consumers. Why we need full universal healthcare coverage. And why coops in the healthcare market may end up failing.

On The Fun Half: Two NYPD cops argued about who would call their supervisor after shooting Akai Gurley. Who is the MR team going to vote for? A powerful call from a on Islamophobia and the targeting civilians in the Middle East. Also your calls and IMs.

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Jacobin Editor,  Megan Erickson, explains the new technology myth spreading across Public Education. Paulo Freire's critique of the "banking" model of education and what is an abundance mentality in education. The movement towards privatising education and the business opportunity it poses. The private school chain in Peru that inspires privacy advocates in the United States. What really drives success in schooling. BF Skinner's terrifying vision of machine driven education and why "student centered" learning undermine students of the full possibility of education. "Scaling" individual teachers and why the corporate model undermines real reform. And why thinking about children as "capital" is wrong.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump's disgusting position on the Central Park Five. How the teaching profession has been degraded. The thirteen Democrats who backed TPA in the Senate. Jackie Mason says free speech is only for minorities now. South Carolina moves eliminate the Confederate flag. What taking down the Confederate flag means. Are teachers unions getting more radical? And your calls and IMs.

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Freelance journalist and Playwright Aurin Squire, explains the conversation we need to have about race. Why racism is a mental illness and the Right Wing media feeds it. The importance of not reacting and fostering dialogue and the importance of art in overcoming racism.

On The Fun Half: Republicans get big money from racist group leader that inspired Dylan Roof. Tony Blair secretly negotiates with Hamas. Dylan Roof's racist manifesto and why it sounds like so much other right wing garbage. Barack Obama gets frank on race on the Marc Maron podcast and the Mainstream Media freaks out and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-22-15-Aurin_Squire-PUB.mp3
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