The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Law professor and author of Other People’s Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business Jennifer Taub explains the problem with the term "Cramdown", the story of the Noblemans and fraud in the housing market, the transformation of the Savings and Loan industry, why tax payers hold the bag for bad loans, homeowner protection and the two sides of the bankruptcy code, how housing protections would have helped homeowners and protected the economy, the failure of federal regulators, how banks can choose who regulates them and the structural reforms we need to protect the housing market.

On The Fun Half: the crisis in Gaza, the IDF calls up 16,000 more reservists and requests more ammunition from the United States, Joe Scarborough calls Israel out for indiscriminate bombing in Gaza, Andrew Cuomo involved in witness tampering? Dick Morris now in the retirement scam industry,  and your calls and IMs.

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New York Gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout explains why she is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic Party Primary, Cuomo's betrayals on labor, public education, immigration, his one percent agenda economic agenda, why Cuomo is making inequality worse, Zephr's commitment to public education, Andrew Cuomo's corrupt conduct on his own corruption commission, the crisis of corruption in New York state, how corrupt is Andrew Cuomo? The real reform that New York needs, Cuomo's anti immigrant running mate and what challenging Cuomo means for the progressive movement and the future of the Democratic Party.

On The Fun Half: The National Labor Relations Board acts to protect fast food workers rights, conservatives launch Reaganbook, Gaza fight continues, and your calls and IMs.

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The Andrew Cuomo campaign admits to being behind strange protesters following Zephyr Teachout, Stuart Varney defends corporate tax dodging on Fox & Friends and he and the friends get all their facts wrong, Israel bombs Gaza's only power station, Israeli peace protesters march in Tel Aviv, Medicare and Social Security in even better fiscal shape than we realized, the massive success of Social Security and Medicare, the bizarre paternalism of Paul Ryan's poverty plan, Geraldo Rivera says youth is the greatest asset women bring to a relationship, Rula Jebreal's fallout at MSNBC, why America is a center left country, the insane push to impeach President Obama,

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Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames explains how he discovered the Reason Magazine "special issue" on Holocaust denial, pro Apartheid Libertarians, why Holocaust revisionism is important for far right politics, the Kochs and Holocaust deniers and the Libertarian quest to demonize FDR.

Dinesh D'Souza accuses Google of conspiring to keep his movie out of top search results.

On The Fun Half: Buzzfeed editor Benny Johnson fired, conflict intensifies in Ukraine, Hamas not behind the murder of three Israeli teenagers, Congressman confuses American officials of Indian descent with members of the Indian government and your calls and IMs.

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Weekly guest and political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of Montana Senator John Walsh's plagiarism scandal, do Democrats have a pick up opportunity in the Georgia Senate race? David Perdue's upset win in the Georgia Senate primary, economic populism in southern Senate races, will Andrew Cuomo's corruption finally catch up with him? The odd political relationship between Cuomo and Chris Christie, is Zephyr Teachout gaining momentum and the creepy protesters going after Zephyr Teachout.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss tells us the latest news on his pending marriage and his new web series called the Teachers Lounge, why Sam isn't in Teachers Lounge and Matthew suggested The Rules of the Game directed by Jean Renoir.

NFL only suspends Ray Rice for two days after he beats his wife unconscious, Ben Stein's disgusting sex scandal and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Ryan Deveruaux explains the documents that explains how the government determines whether or not you are a terrorist, why the document is not classified but still tightly guarded by the federal government, what agencies play a role in the terrorist selection process, does being "dangerous to property" make you a terror suspect, Stop and Frisk and terror watch lists, how an individual is nominated for a terror watch list, who is monitoring the terror watch system? How to reform the terrorism watch list system.

On The Fun Half: should the international community invade Gaza? One caller says we should, lots of debates follow, Zephyr Teachout's anti corruption run against Andrew Cuomo, did Michael Bloomberg unintentionally call for an end to Israeli attacks on Gaza? Bloomberg also loses his temper on Wolf Blitzer and your calls and IMs.

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Legal writer Scott Lemieux explains the three prongs of Obamacare, the misleading read of the ACA that conservatives are using to attack tax subsidies under the ACA, why the writing of the ACA assumed that some states would not create exchanges, the bizarre reading given by Republicans on the DC Circuit on the ACA, why the 4th Circuit uphold the subsidies, sneaky conservative judicial activism, why conservatives want the courts to do their dirty work in destroying healthcare reform and why the case may end up at the Supreme Court.

On The Fun Half: Rick Perry's border stupidity, Jorge Ramos explains why putting National Guard on the border absurd, Fox New analyst Ralph Peters says Obama is afraid of  Putin, Andrew Cuomo lied about and attempted to influence the Moreland anti corruption commission, Fox & Friends complains about Spanish language emergency operators and your calls and IMs.

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Bob Ivry the author of The Seven Sins of Wall Street: Big Banks, their Washington Lackeys, and the Next Financial Crisis Bob Ivry explains why the sin of pride is the defining sin of Wall Street, why the 2008 financial crisis fully demonstrated the power of the big banks, the lost feeling of shame, the Citigroup settlement, the political constraints on Wall Street accountability, moral hazard, why Wall Street knows they can count on taxpayer protection, what Dodd Frank misses, why we need smaller banks, where the next financial crisis might come from and how Tim Geithner was able to distort the Obama Administration's financial crisis response.

Two Republicans on the DC Circuit Court gut Obamacare but you probably don't need to worry.

On The Fun Half: President Obama's failure to address the refugee crisis at the border, Rick Perry's border theatrics, a horrifying advertisement for the British National Party youth wing, Benjamin Netanyahu says a "‘A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do’, when Israel liked Hamas and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Nida Khan explains the importance of Bill Maher's Gaza and women beating tweet, how opinion on the Middle East is shifting through social media, the death toll in Gaza, creating space for progressive Israeli voices in American media and the possibility of a ceasefire.

Also the latest on the shooting down of flight MH17

On The Fun Half: John Kerry's probably intentional hot mic, Israeli politician calls for ethnic cleansing, how to own your right wing relatives on Reagan, the latest on the shooting down of flight MH17, MH17 conspiracy theories and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Nida Khan explains the importance of Bill Maher's Gaza and women beating tweet, how opinion on the Middle East is shifting through social media, the death toll in Gaza, creating space for progressive Israeli voices in American media and the possibility of a ceasefire.

On The Fun Half: John Kerry's probably intentional hot mic, Israeli politician calls for ethnic cleansing, how to own your right wing relatives on Reagan, the latest on the shooting down of flight MH17 MH17 conspiracy theories and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Charlie Pierce explains his family history and the immigrant experience, the humanitarian crisis at the US Mexico border, how our policies in Central America helped create a culture of violence, Republican Affordable Care Act delusions, the state of Netroots and Elizabeth Warren's attack on "free trade".

Stephanie Kelton ssociate Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City explains why we are still in an economic mess, how Kansas destroyed its economy with Arthur Laffer's silly economic ideas, will Sam Brownback lose to a liberal?

Blogger Gaius Publius explains the split between the progressive movement and the Democratic Party and  progressive energy and Democratic accountability.

Matt Duss, Ali Gharib, Heather Hurlburt: why Russian separatists shot down a passenger plane, conspiracy theories and accidents, what could sooth the crisis in Ukraine, Israel's ground invasion of Gaza and what America can do to hold Israel accountable?

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas explains the evolution of Netroots Nation, how the Netroots have gained in power and maturity and how to be a good activist.

Reactions to the Joe Biden speech and your IMs.

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