The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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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From Netroots Nations journalist David Dayen explains the evolution of Netroots Nation, the shift from outsider to insider status at Netroots Nation, voters verse interest group blocks, Andrew Cuomo's sleazy Wall Street coverup as New York Attorney General and will Karen Lewis run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago Mayor?

Jay Tomlinson of Best of the Left explains the goal of Best of the Left and whats next for the left after the Obama Administration.

Lily Eskelsen García the President elect of the National Education Association how to properly judge teachers, the call for Arne Duncan to resign, finding the "bad teacher" and ignoring poverty, why testing insanity needs to change.

Chris Savage of Ecletablog explains the Detroit water crisis, why residents are getting their water cutoff, why the local residents pay the price for for fiscal abuse and robber baron exploitation and what is happening with Detroit pensions.

On the Fun Half: Josh Orton reflected on the history Netroots and the shift from the blogosphere to political organizing at Netroots, Hillary Clinton on Jon Stewart, Israel and civilian casualties, the first time Kyle met Kyle Shank and your calls and IMs.

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Muslim Republican activist Saba Ahmed explains why she joined the Republican Party, the Islamophobia inside the conservative movement, social conservatism and Islamic values, can the GOP ever be more tolerant and the refugee crisis at the US Mexico border.

Rachel Kurzius, SiriusXM producer and film/theater critic, explains how the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film fits into modern politics, the films political and social themes, how the film fits into the Plant of the Apes universe, and how it reminded her of the shock doctrine.

On The Fun Half: the three factions in Palestinian politics, what Hamas is demanding in exchange for a ceasefire, holding Israel accountable, a Republican Congressional candidate confuses a bus full of kids going camping with refugee children from Central America, the KKK's friendly face, Megyn Kelly smears Dr. Tiller again and your calls and IMs.

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Glenn Greenwald author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance Stateexplains why so much information the NSA collects is not collected from NSA targets, why the NSA's information gathering is ripe for abuse, the NSA's spying on specific Muslim civil society leaders, why a persons political views can lead to NSA surveillance, why can't condemn Hoover and demonize Snowden, why we allow bigotry towards Muslims and what would real reform look like?

Journalist David Dayen explains how private equity and hedge funds are moving into rental property markets, why financial firms are failing in rental markets, why financial speculation is creating mini housing bubbles across the country and what we should watch out for next. Journalist and undocumented citizen Jose Antonio Vargas detained on the US Mexico border, why are treatment of child refugees at the border should be a source of national shame, Israel continues bombardment of Gaza, Ben Shapiro accuses the Obama Administration of being "borderline Jew-hating", Tea Party hack Rick Santelli gets humiliated on CNBC for being wrong about everything and your IMs.

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In These Times contributing editor explains what the Supreme Court did in the Harris V Quinn decision, the history of home healthcare workers labor organizing, the Supreme Court's assault on work traditionally done by women, could the Harris decision force more grassroots organizing? Why unions are essential for women's rights, unions and home care patient advocacy and how workers are defined in labor law.

How Kansas destroyed its economy by cutting taxes, the humanitarian crisis at the border, why many of the children and the border should be considered refugees.

On The Fun Half: Sam's relationship with Jon Stewart, right wing conspiracy theories on President Obama's immigration strategy, what's driving violence in Central America, Pastor Pastor Jeffress says Jesus would want a border fence, fake border control group confuses soccer jersey with a Muslim prayer rug on the border and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains humanitarian crisis on the border, the right's call for arming the border, dehumanizing children fleeing gang violence in Central America, children and the cruelty of the American right, changing attitudes towards drugs and progressive cultural change, what industries are lobbying against drug legalization? The Republicans absurd lawsuit targeting Obamacare, are the Republicans are moving toward impeachment? Most people are loving Obamacare (including lots of Republicans) and did the Koch Brothers ads help Obamacare?

Andy Kindler complains about the Majority Report Internet connection, breaks down the Emmy nominations, the comedy nominations, debating Veep, Andy shares his thoughts on Louie, Andy rips into Bill Maher, why Anthony Cumia is obviously a racist and why Opie & Anthony fans are the worst.

Reviewing Matt's debate with a "Mens Rights Activist", new Jimmy Reefercake song, Fox & Friends made to look like fools by its own audience and your IMs.

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