The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Authors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace co -authors of the recent book A Narco History, explain the full and violent history of Mexico's drug trade. Understanding the real history of the drug crisis and the problem with prohibition. How American drug usage and gun laws fuel cartel violence. How Mexico became a key point of drug processing. The racialized history of drug prohibition. How the United States forces failed and violent drug policies on Mexico. How the Mexican mega Narco organizations developed. How the CIA's used drug traffickers in the 1980s to fight covert wars. How Neoliberalism unleashed even more Narco power. The horrific human rights abuses carried out by Mexican cartel. How the Republican Right and the NRA helped flood Mexico with weapons. And what to do about the crisis.

On The Fun Half: Now Rand Paul is backing drone attacks. The problem with high stakes testing. Why the TPP is a global problem. How big Pharma really makes money. Allen West says prayer prevents Football injuries and your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of the fight against the TPP. President Obama goes on the attack against progressives for opposing TPP. Why anti corporate trade politics works in the Midwest. Sherrod Brown calls out the Obama Administration for its awful stance on trade and dropping the ball on the vital progressive agenda. Barack Obama's extreme flip flop on corporate trade deals and what you need to do to block Fast Track and TPP. Why The Koch Brothers want Scott Walker. Also why Jeb Bush is in real trouble in his presidential bid.

Isabel Gillies gives Sam exercise and fashion advice. Also why do people dress like slobs when they go to the theatre or on a plane. Coyotes invade New York City. Figuring out the Guardian Angels. Isabel tells us to watch the movie Fed Up. Also will Matt go sugar free.

A crazy Libertarian caller goes at Sam.

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The insurance industry warns against the climate crisis. The fight against Fast Track Trade authority in the Senate and the House. Bernie Sanders forces a delay on the Fast Track bill. Sander Levin's alternative bill in the House on Fast Track authority. Why the far right is ignoring Fast Track and TPP. Hillary Clinton's fudge on trade and the importance of progressive pressure. Rand Paul claims its sexist to critique his treatment of women reporter. People who hate Obamacare most already have government healthcare. Senator Ron Johnson explains what Republicans are most afraid of happening in the King V Burwell case.

On The Fun Half: US drone strike kills both an American Italian hostage of AQ. Give Keith Ablow, claims that young people want to join ISIS because President Obama "debranded" America. Michele Bachmann warns that we are in the end times. Pittsburgh high school students organize vicious anti Gay bullying rings. What's annoying about Bill Maher. Judith Miller and the lies that led us to invade Iraq. Also your IMs.

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Lily Geismer, professor of history at Claremont McKenna College and author of  Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Partyexplains how the suburban makeover of the Democratic Party has moved the Party to the right. Where the title "don't blame us". George Mcgovern and the economic and social shifts in Democratic politics. The liberal tax revolt. Why Massachusetts isn't as liberal as its reputation. Knowledge workers, the Massachusetts technology sector and the new liberalism. How suburban liberal fuse social justice and economic exclusion. Why suburban is becoming urban in liberal politics. Also how Obama's focus on high tech growth and delivery speaks directly to suburban liberal Democratic politics.

On The Fun Half: Judith Miller's sociopathic revisionist history of her war mongering reporting.  Why the TPP is just a corporate give away. President Obama sells the TPP and raises and fails. Mike Huckabee is a real American and your not. Also your calls and IMs.

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Linda Lipsen of the American Association of Justice, explains why regular Americans need access to the Court system. What does keeping access to the Courts mean and why many companies believe they shouldn't be held accountable. the important relationship between trial lawyers and regulation. How trial lawyers confront corporate bullies. Identity theft and how corporations are working to get Congress to protect them for their own failures in security. America's corrupt arbitration system. Also how to protect the integrity of the Courts and protections for working Americans.

On The Fun Half: we read iTunes reviews. Bill O'Reilly says he is the "enemy" because he is a powerful white man. Scott Walker goes Pat Buchanan on immigration and the Koch's back him. Glenn Beck and Scott Walker talk about Scott Walker's soul. And your calls and IMs.

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Far right Rabbi claims liberals are attracted to Muslim terrorists. Is The DOJ going to block the Comcast Time Warner merger? Did NBC lie about Richard Engel's kidnapping.

On The Fun Half: why is the TPP getting so little attention? The dramatic threat that the TPP poses to health, the environment and labor. The problem with Fast Track Authority. How to get the right to oppose Fast Track and TPP. What we need in a Democratic primary. Brian Kilmeade exposes "dangerous" new types of Weed. Random Rush. Marco Rubio has his own Billionaire and just how demented our politics are. Marco Rubio says being Gay isn't a choice but is still against marriage equality. Also your calls and IMs.

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The host of The Young Turks Cenk Uygur explains the passage of Fast Track Authority for the TPP in the Senate. Why TPP is going to pass because the corporations control America. How TPP shows the hypocrisy of the Republicans. Will Chuck Schumer be progressive on TPP? Comast and MSNBC. Cenk, MSNBC and corporate Democrats. Why Hillary Clinton is no progressive. The moral obscenity of overturning the Estate Tax. Kansas's new cruel attack on the poor is also a giveaway to the banks. If Jesus comes back will he just beat on Republicans. Also what will the future of media be in twenty five years?

Brian Barr an attorney with Levin Papantonio, explains how BP triad to get out of a settlement for the BP Gulf oil spill, why BP still hasn't given any money to the victims of their leak. BP's stunning claim that they didn't cause any real harm in the Gulf. BP's lack of conscience and disgusting pr strategy. Also why BP could cause another disaster.

Virginia Buchanan an attorney with Levin Papantonio explains the health dangers of the Energy drink industry. How youth are targeted by the Energy drink industry and how to protect the public from these drinks.

Also your IMs.

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Ben Gordon, an Attorney with Levin Papantonio, explains how some California wine producers may have dangerous levels of arsenic in their wines. How do you find out if the wine you are drinking is dangerous? Why winemakers do not need to disclose their ingredients? What's the endgame for the lawsuit against unethical winemakers? Also the best way to find out about dangerous wines.

Peter Mougey of Levin Papantonio explains the importance of Elizabeth Warren's attack on the DOJ for nobody being held criminally accountable in the banking industry. Why financial reform is still failing. The under staffing crisis at the SEC. Why Elizabeth Warren is shrewd to not run for President. The corruption of FINRA. How corporations run the legal process.

On The Fun Half: David Pakman joins Sam and explains the most crazy interviews he has done recently. The pathetic Republican field and who David thinks the nominee will be. Debating the Republican establishment. Who will win the Republican nomination? Will progressives vote for Hillary? Alex Lawson of Social Security Works joins the conversation to explain how Republicans will attack Hillary. The power and lack of power of mainstream media in today's world. The Senate Democrats progressive moves on Paid Medical leave and Social Security. The inane politics of mainstream Social Security coverage. Chris Christie's plutocrat push on Social Security. The Pete Peterson scam. Also your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Samhita Mukhopadhyay, explains why she isn't excited about Hillary'c run. How we can balance a conversation on sexism and Clinton's lack of strong progressive credentials and why is Mindy Kaling's brother doing a incredibly stupid anti affirmative action stunt and campaign.

Investigative Journalist Tina Dupuy explains the rise of the Televangelists and the how they explain modern Republican politics. The Republican scam machine and how Presidential candidates enrich themselves.

On The Fun Half: Workers march for a $15 minimum wage. Pat Robertson's awful advice for his viewers. Bill de Blasio waits to hear a progressive vision from Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid thinks the Republican candidates are "losers". Also your calls and IMs.

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Marie Gottschalk, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the new book Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, explains the prison crisis in America. How American has become a prison state for many lower income Americans and people of color. Why many strategies for prison reform are limited in scope and the broader crisis of poverty and repression that prisons illustrate.

On The Fun Half: President Obama moves forward with Cuba thaw. The Senate threatens the Iran deal, NRA President, Wayne Lapierre says “Eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough” Also your calls and IMs.

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