The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Simon Lazarus of Constitutional Accountability Center explains why it is so absurd that the Supreme Court is taking King V Burwell. Why the Supreme Court ruling in favor from King would be an "unprecedented power grab". Why everyone know that subsidies are part of the ACA and what will the Court do?

Healthcare industry whistleblower Wendell Potter explains how the insurance industry is planning for the fallout from King V Burwell. What happens to state exchanges if subsidies are eliminated. The deadly spin that the Republicans and the insurance industry use on healthcare. How will progressives activists respond to the Supreme Court destroying subsidies. Also why we still need full universal coverage.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee explains how the Republicans attack on the ACA is all about hating President Obama. Why our new war in the Middle East is not being fully debated. The importance overturning the original authorization of military force given to President Bush in 2002. Also how to address the crisis of Police violence against African American communities.

Mara Liasson's silly argument that King v Burwell isjust as much a threat to Democrats as Republicans. The Alabama Supreme Court pushes forward against marriage equality. Russ Feingold planning on running for his old Senate seat. New York City will observe New York holidays. Edward Snowden returning the the United States? Also your IMs and calls.

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown explains what Republicans would do if the Supreme Court destroys Obamacare. Why so many members of the Congress and Supreme Court don't think about the human toll of overturning Obamacare. The failure of trade policies and why we need to fight TPP. Also why we need to stop listening to people who advocate awful foreign policy ideas.

Yale Law School Professor Abbe Gluck, explains the reasoning behind King v Burwell. What are the Plaintiffs are claiming in the King V Burwell Case. Why the Supreme Court taking the King V Burwell case is odd. The absurdity of King V Burwell. Also how will the Court rule on Burwell?

Hillary Clinton's email secret email account and are the Clinton's competent? Vote for the Majority Report for Best News and Politics at the Podcast awards!

On The Fun Half: Bibi's awful speech on Iran. What's in the Iran deal and what do war hawks actually want with Iran. What Bibi hoped to gain from his address to Congress. Also your calls and IMs.

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Columbia University Professor and author of  The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and PowerSteve Fraser explains how Neo-Liberalism dominates American life. The collapse of organized resistance to economic power and elites and how we can recreate a spirit of resistance.

On The Fun Half: Bill O'Reilly caught in another lie. Bibi comes to America and now even Diane Feinstein is calling him out. The City of Cleveland defends the killing of Tamir Rice. Scott Walker says Reagan destroying a Union was his most important foreign policy decision and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter mourns the loss of Leonard Nimoy and reflects on the cultural importance of Star Trek. The Department of Homeland Security funding bill and the ongoing Republican fail on immigration. Was winning bad for the Republicans? Why President Obama is paying no price for being progressive. Why the crazy right wing media will never stop and why Bill O'Reilly's fans will never care that he is a serial liar. O'Reilly's LA Riots lie. Also Scott Walker compares fighting public sector unions to taking on ISIS.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss is choked up by the loss of Leonard Nimoy. Sam reflects on doing Marc Maron's TV show. Sam and Matt lament Marc's psychological growth. Matthew tells us to watch the new film Wild Canaries. Also is Matthew's movie pick suspect?

On The Fun Half: Pat Robertson goes haywire on Net Neutrality and the "socialist takeover". Random CPAC. The "Duck Dynasty" guy talks about "loving you" at CPAC. Fast Track Trade Authority is bad for America and the world. Also your IMs.

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Micah Uetricht, the Web Editor of In These Times explains Rahm Emanuel getting forced into a runoff in the Chicago Mayoral race matters. The progressive politics of Rahm's opponent Chuy Garcia. The Chicago Teachers Union strike and the movement against Emanuel. Community activism and the response to the right wing Emanuel agenda. Also can Emanuel lose the election outright and the future of progressive urban politics.

Matt Duss the President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace explains the deeper conflicts behind the breakdown in the relationship between Israel and the United States. The strategic differences between the United States and Israel. Why Israeli voters are focused on economics. Bibi's cynical use of Iran his own political purposes. Tim Kaine will not attend Bibi's Congressional address and its a big deal. The distinction between American perceptions of Iran and the Palestinians. In spite of it all is Bibi still headed to reelection and the state of Iran negotiations.

On The Fun Half: Sarah Palin sells "I Stand With Bibi" T-Shirts. Andrew Cuomo announces a massive email purge in the middle of a public investigation into corruption in Albany. Rahm Emanuel is the absolute worst. More Bill O'Reilly lies. Pat Robertson says Yoga teaches you to speak "Hindu". Donald Trump makes news. Also your calls and IMs.

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Mother Jone's Senior Reporter Stephanie Mencimer explains what is at stake in the King v Burwell. the incredibly shaking reasoning King V Burwell. The odd plaintiffs who the far right recruited for the case. The bizarre reasoning and personalities behind the case. Also could the strange reasoning and plaintiffs behind the case effect the Supreme Court's thinking?

On the Fun Half: President Obama vetoes Keystone. Chicago Police are operating a "black site" that has included torture. Ron Paul says the Black Caucus were against war because they wanted more money for Food Stamps. Idaho lawmaker asks if woman can swallow camera for gynecological exam before medical abortion. Wow. Kansas State Senator wants to criminalize teachers who present materials that involve anything sexual. Jerry Seinfeld not that funny and racially problematic. Also your calls and IMs.

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Are Republicans going to shut everything else down again? The politics of the DHS debacle. Why domestic right wing terrorism is a much bigger threat than foreign Islamic terror groups. Why Republicans are failing so hard on immigration. Bibi Netanyahu's long fail. South African Intelligence leaks reveals that Mossad does not believe Bibi's fear mongering on Iran's nuclear program. Also America and Iran closer to a nuclear deal.

On The Fun Half: shocking! Climate denying scientists takes money from the fossil fuel industry and the Koch Brothers. Bill O'Reilly has always been a joke and liar. We remember when Al Franken destroyed Bill O'Reilly. No O'Reilly fan cares that he is a liar. Debunking yet more Milton Friedman. Random Rush and your IMs.

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Canadian journalist Jeet explains the colonial roots of the Right's perception of non-white writers. Why the sad case of Dinesh D'souza illustrates the non-white conservative pundit. Racism and upward mobility. Also the links between South Asians and African Americans in the struggle for human rights.

Also Walmart finally raises its wages and we explain why.

On The Fun  Half: the full Rudy Giuliani is a horrible person breakdown. The legacy of Malcolm X. The right's Oscar freakout over American Sniper and your calls and IMs.

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Sam hosts Marc Maron on a 2005 episode of the Majority Report and for Members only! segments from the deep archives of "Katherine Harris" in studio and Sam hosting the Air America Majority Report.

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Journalist and historian Rick Persltein explains how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is selling of to the private sector.

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