The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, explained the chances of gun control passing through the Senate, why he opposes chained CPI, why we need more revenue to close the budget gap, why House Republicans will own the sequester and why Senator Whitehouse thinks filibuster the reforms agreed to by the Senate leadership are significant.

Insurance industry Whistle blower Wendell Potter explained how insurance companies are planning on ruining Obamacare's health care exchanges, how the insurance industries profit from selling high premium low benefit policies, what health care reform got right, why the federal government does not have the power to control rate increases, why Obamacare is the end of the beginning of reform and how industry favors get into Congressional bills.

Ari Rabin-Havt, co-host of The Agenda, explained what happened with filibuster reform, why the Senate will probably run a bit better, why progressives may be well positioned, the three groups in the House Republican Caucus and why Republicans are terrified of negotiating.

On The Better Half: top executives at bailed out firms receive government approved bonuses, more thoughts on filibuster reform, Tennessee pushes "don't say Gay bill", law school applications plummet and your calls and IMs.

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Investigative report, Will Potter explained why the FBI is monitoring non-violent activists, how corporations created the eco-terror scare, Will's own experience being harassed by FBI agents for passing out leaflets and who the major corporations behind environmental group targeting.

On The Better Half: what's really happening with today's GDP numbers, Gabby Giffords moving Senate testimony, Sam talks with an undocumented immigrant protected by President Obama's deferred action order and Fox News ratings lowest since 2001.

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David Brooks has delusional hopes for the Republican Party, Senate leaders unveil an immigration plan, as immigration reform moves forward, Rush sounds more and more depressed, Fox News, oppressed by President Obama?!, new studies destroy right wing myths about Hispanic immigration and Sarah Palin from irrelevance to oblivion.

On The Better Half: how Boeings anti-union policies grounded the Dreamliner Jet, why its so hard to unionize, the latest on the NLRB ruling, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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Author, Arthur Goldwag, explained the history of conspiracy culture on the right, the two fears that drive conservative conspiracy culture, the enduring importance of the Protocols Of The Elders of Zion in conspiracy culture, he global distribution of conspiracies, how mainstream Right-wing organizations use conspiracy theories and the dangerous mix of rising inequality and conspiracy culture.

On The Better Half: new Senate immigration reform proposal ultra right-wing circuit court rules Obama recess appointments to NLRB are unconstitutional, why Filibuster reform faltered in the Senate and a callerdebates gun control in New York state.

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Cliff Schecter, eviscerated the Senate Democrats for backing down on Filibuster reform,  explained the selfishness of the Senate, Rand Paul's absurd questioning of Hillary Clinton during the Benghazi hearings, why those hearings are preview of 2016 if Hillary runs, the new rhetorical stance from Democrats, and Republicans facing electoral oblivion aggressively push new policies to steal elections.

And Film guy, Matthew Weiss, recommended the movie Compliance, called out Isabel Gillies for picking a Justin Beiber movie and Sam promised that Gillies V Weiss 2 is coming up soon.

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Former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, explained the new Frontline documentary Thr Untouchables, why the Obama Administration failed to prosecute fraud on Wall Street, why the Justice Department did not aggressively investigate fraud across the financial industry, the resignation of Lanny Breuer  why paying fines will not solve the problem of crime on Wall Street, Obama's good choice for the new head of the SEC and the need for justice to be more creative and structural .

On The Better Half: Libertarian caller wanted to debate Reaganomics, new hilarious revelations from the Bachman campaign, will the Obama Administration get serious on emissions? And Catholic hospitalises think differently about abortion when money is on the line.

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Talking Points Memo's Senior Congressional Correspondent, Brian Beutler explained the chances of substantive filibuster reform passing the senate, the importance of a talking Filibuster, the more aggressive approach of Senate Democrats, what the Republicans cave on the debt ceiling means, what their long term strategy is, what cuts mean for domestic spending? and is the "grand bargain" project over?

On The Better Half: Is Brian Kilmeade really that stupid or is he a method actor? Pew polls show Millenials are liberal, the Sierra Club will engage in civil disobedience for the first time in its history and when the public sector out performs the private sector,

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Sam's responded to Obama's second inaugural, praised the President's strong rhetorical defense of the social safety net and his aggressive approach on Gay rights and climate change and thought the country will be better if Obama lives up to his rhetoric.

Professor,Tacy Weitz, explained the state level assault on Abortion rights, the connection between anti abortion activism and elite economic policies, what really motivates the fight against abortion rights, and grounding abortion rights in broader progressive politics.

On The Better Half: Virginia Republicans use the inauguration day to make a stunningly cynical voter disenfranchisement bill law, what the Republican retreat on the debt ceiling means, and Random Rush.

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Happy MLK Jr. Day. Today’s show is a brief compilation of clips including excerpts from "The Frank McGee Sunday Report: Martin Luther King Profile," NBC News, May 7, 1967, followed by a brief excerpt from a speech at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1967. Then extended excerpts of a MLK sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967, then the CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite reporting on the assassination on  4-4-68 and finally, Nina Simone singing “Why?” recorded live three days after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Members will also hear MLK's last speech

'Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March 1968

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Cliff Schecter talked about the importance of holding Democrats accountable on guns, the right wing fixation on guns, why Democrats are exploiting social wedge issues to their advantage and why demographics and cultural progress favor the Democratic Party

Sam watched Win-Win, Isabel Gillies last recommendation but refused to tell her what he thought of it, Isabel, recommended Justin Beiber's  movie,Never Say Never, Isabel liked Les Miserables and wants us all to watch the Football Playoffs.

And on The Better Half: Glenn Beck's sleazy business model revealed by Beck himself, more thoughts on names for Sam's new baby, Republican election theft schemes, and a new Libertarian challenge.

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