The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Casual Friday brings Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC, talks all the week's news; Trayvon Martin killing, SCOTUS and the antagonistic divide between Right and Left.  Plus on the links sharing his day of golf, Richard Kind has our movie review. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00pm (EST)

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Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer reports on SCOTUS v Obamacare; the poor analogies, Limiting Principle, the Individual Mandate (is it severable?) and the effect of court’s partisan make-up.  Plus, Spain’s general strike and Occupy’s NYC subway fare action.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Interviews from Sam's coverage of SCOTUS v Obamacare.  Iowa Senator Tom Harkin on how Democrats should sell Affordable Care Act and the prospect of unconstitutional ruling on Individual Mandate and cancer survivor Spike Ward on her personal experience.  In the better half, healthcare advocate Ethan Rome on the benefits of the ACA. What people aren't understanding about the Act.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Law Professor Amanda Frost breaks down Obamacare SCOTUS case, outlines legal and political implications. Also, writer, blogger Richard (RJ) Eskow on Jobs Act, how it strips investor protections and who's funding the bi-partisan push. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Writer John Carl Baker on his article in Jacobin discussing GOP stranglehold on Florida politics, policy and prosperity (or lack of).  Despite highly unpopular Governor Scott, Democratic Party opposition is absent.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Gun control, NRA lobby and racism in this country all brought to light in wake of Trayvon Martin shooting.  Also, who gets budget spotlight and what does Obama stand for?  Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC, addresses it all in his regular Casual Friday segment.  Isabel Gillies has movie rec for weekend watching. Listen LIVE 12:00 pm (EST)

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Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone Magazine on corrupt culture of Bank of America; how CEO rivalry and government regulation created the banking behemoth that conned the American people into bankruptcy.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Brian Beutler from Talking Points Memo on Paul Ryan’s budget, change in Obama’s willingness to negotiate and what’s in store for lame duck session.  Plus, Janeane “Katherine Harris” Garofalo breaks from campaign trail supporting  Joe-the-Plumber to join us.  Romney communications director’s gift to Santorum and Occupy Wall Street makes Bloomberg nervous. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Jonathan Cohn from The New Republic on upcoming challenge to Affordable Care Act; what the litigation means; possible impact on relationship between Federal Govt and States and how Supreme Court may respond.  Killing of Trayvon Martin puts Police conduct under scrutiny.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST).

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Ryan Devereaux from the Guardian at New York courthouse waiting appearance of Cecily McMillan, woman who suffered seizure Saturday while cuffed by NYPD, reports on general mood of gathering and ensuing melee.  And Jeff Smith, OWS media team, witness to Cecily McMillan brutality, reports on day’s events, police brutality and Occupy’s effort to move forward. Listen LIVE at Majoriy.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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