The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Cliff Schecter, explained the politics of the Supreme Court, Scalia's laughable dissent on DOMA, why tv has played a major role in the advancement of Gay Rights, the evolution of support for Marriage Equality and why women's rights will continue to drive progressive politics.

On The Better Half: how Obama positioned himself on Keystone XL, the Pentagon blocks access to the Guardian, why art has been corrupted by an unending focus on money and your calls and IMs.

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The Nation's Richard Kim, explained what DOMA did legally, the equal protection and state rights component of the decision ending DOMA, the strategy moving forward for national marriage equality, the incredible heroism of Edith Windsor, Bill Clinton's record on DOMA, what happened with in the Prop 8 ruling and the role popular culture has played in supporting Gay Rights.

On The Better Half: Rick Perry gets lucid for one minute to launch a disgusting attack on Wendy Davis, Random Rush, Pat Robertson wants to know if Anthony Kennedy has "Gay Clerks"?, Chris Christie thinks Gay People should be discriminated against, Obama's ambiguous stance on Keystone and your IMs.

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Salon contributing writer, Rebecca Traister explained Texas's draconian new reproductive laws, Wendy Davis's unexpected and amazing filibuster and how galvanizing will this moment be?

Ari Berman, explained how the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, why the ruling helps southern states recreate segregation in Congressional districts, how Justice Roberts "imagined" his way to a ruling and how Justice Kennedy has disgraced himself in his votes on healthcare reform and Voting Rights.

On The Better Half: DOMA overturned, the fake IRS "scandal" dies again, Glenn Beck and Rand Paul wonder if ending DOMA could lead to more Muslims!? And your IMs.

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Sam broke down the Supreme Court's gutting of key provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

Shayana Kadida, an attorney with The Center For Constitutional Rights , explained his work against NSA surveillance, why lawyers may be targeted under the NSA spying program, The problem with the term metadata and the Obama Administration's stunning lack of transparency.

On The Better Half: more on conservatives judicial activism, the Supreme Court punts on Affirmative Action, Andrew Ross Sorkin provides a disingenuous apology for almost calling for Glenn Greenwald's arrest, Louie Gohmert says that Sex Ed is just like the Soviet Union and your IMs.

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Nikolas Kozloff, explained the politics of driving the Ecuadorian governments providing safe haven for Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, President Correas's populist policies, the successes and failures of the new Latin American's new left and what comes next.

On The Better Half: does reading Salon make you a security threat, Paula Deen's insane defenders, David Gregory asks Glenn Greenwald if he should go to jail, Georger Zimmerman's lawyer tells an awful joke and your IMs.

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On today's extended show from Netroots Nation:

Think Progress's Matt Duss, explained the roots of Turkey's protest movement, and what a progressive foreign policy.

Cliff Schecter, explained why Netroots its no longer an insurgency, Immigration reform maybe closer to passing and more reactions to the tragic death of Michael Hastings.

Ari Berman, explained the recent history of voting rights, how the Supreme Court may strike down an essential aspect of The Voting Rights Act and what will the immigration reform bill ending looking like.

Congressman Bruce Braley, explained why he was running for an open Senate seat in Iowa, how he hopes to build on Senator Tom Harkin's progressive legislative legacy and Keystone XL and Climate change.

The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkal and Ryan Grim, explained how Republicans destroyed the Farm Bill and are attempting to decimate food stamps and just how insane are the House GOP.

John Amato & Gaius Publius, explained how Unions could exert more power of the Democratic Party  and how the right has demonized Unions.

And Lizz Winstead, talked about breaking new research on reproductive health and abortion rights, Matthew Filipowicz talked about his epic new Ayn Rand satire and Lizz and Matthew gave movie recommendations.

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On today's show Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, explained why demographics and cultural trends favor progressive politics.

David Dayen & Digby discussed the landscape of Netroots politics, how Twitter and Facebook disrupted the blogging model, the NSA scandal and why the institutions of Washington fail in monitoring the military industrial complex.

Credo's Political Action Director Elijah Zarlin brought us up to date on Credo's campaign of civil disobedience against the Keystone Pipeline.

The Contributor's Editor-in-Chief Tina Dupuy, explained how the Republican's War on Women and choice is now focused on embryonic masturbation.

And Sam pays more tribute to the great Michael Hastings.

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On today's show, David Dayen explained the student loan crises and why the student loan industry is uniquely unfair and corrupt. Investigative journalist explained the massive role that private contractors play in NSA surveillance and the Nation's George Zornick explained where immigration reform stands in Congress now.

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Bill Scher debated Matt & Michael on NSA data mining, is the NSA's surveillance legal?whether or not the program has been effective, has the monitoring been abused? and the role of private contractors in gathering intelligence.

Michael explained the new spying revelations, Iran's presidential election results and what arming the Syrian rebels means.

On The Better Half: Rick Scott fights paid medical leave in Florida, George Zimmerman's father is not surprisingly racist and crazy, Rick Perry signs a Christmas bill, vetoes equal pay and makes a factual mistake that is embarrassing even for him and your calls and IMs.

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Sam and Cliff Schecter explained the enduring importance of the NSA scandal, the incompetence of the intelligence apparatus, the straw man arguments against pushing for transparency, the endless historical examples of abuse of surveillance and a Supreme Court ruling update.

Andy Kindler, explained what its like to work with Marc Maron, Kindler gave his perspective on NSA monitoring, he admits to have some tension with Louis C.K. and recommended the Richard Pryor documentary Omit The Logic.  

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