The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Through a computer glitch the Majority Report was replaced by the Ken, Ken & Ken show, we heard about the war on Halloween candy, spoke with Tin Dupuy about why we should shame poor people, more Benghazi, Matt Lauer crosses dresses and upsets Ken and a lot more right wing craziness.

On The Better/Normal Half: NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelley booed off stage at Brown, Renee Ellmers crazy attack on maternity care, the real problem with Obamacare implementation are Republican governors refusing Medicaid funding,  amazing "conservative" IMs, RandomRush and your sane IMs.

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Credo Action's political director, Becky Bond explains how Credo is fighting against cuts to Social Security and Medicare, how Bernie Sanders is standing up for real Americans, the Obama Administration's zombie commitment to cutting Social Security, why Congress is moving to reign in the NSA, supporting real NSA reform bills in Congress and how Credo is fighting for taking back our civil liberties. On The Better Half: the NSA broke into Google and Yahoo to monitor private accounts, did the NSA spy on the Pope? House Republicans vote for financial service firms to able to lie to their customers, Random Rush Democratic Rep Bill Pascrell calls out Republicans on healthcare lies and obstruction and your phone calls and IMs.

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Jeffrey Rosen the President of the he President And CEO of the National Constitution Center explains the depth and range of NSA spying on Europe, how the new revelations could change the legal standing of those challenging the spying programs, will the broad use of surveillance change American public opinion, why Smith V Maryland does not cover what we are seeing now, how the FISA court has grown in power and prospects for reform.

On The Better Half: a Texas Judge sides with Wendy Davis, flood insurance rates climb, when Hedge Funds become slum lords, debunking new healthcare reform lies, Food Stamps set to be cut, victims of drone attacks in Pakistani testify at a hearing set up by Congressman Alan Grayson, and your calls and IMs.

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Mark Leibovich the Chief National Correspondent of the New York Times Magazine, author of This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital, explains the subculture of the Washington village establishment, the shocking explosion of money in America's political system, the problem with the Washington correspondence Dinner, how Chris Dodd became Hollywood's top lobbyist and the importance of holding a mirror to the villages culture.

On The Better Half: medical device companies are making record profits, how the far right benefited from the government shutdown, Random Rush and your IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains why the Obamacare healthcare sites failures is a real problem, why the ACA's problems highlight the need for public healthcare, the roots of government outsourcing, why government is more efficient, the myth of corporate efficiency, why the problems with health care reform implicate neo-liberalism not liberalism, why Medicare for all is the real healthcare solution, is the "Grand Bargain" finally dead? Harry Reid says so.

Andy Kindler plugged his standup gig in Portland Oregon, talked about the healthcare website, why the left needs to stop complaining about the website, Kindler compares notes with Rick Santorum on Satan's control of Hollywood and Kindler suggested people watch Teen Wolf and Enough Said.

On The Better Half: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder refuses to say Gay people shouldn't be discriminated against and your calls and IMs.

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Jacobin contributing Editor and  writer Peter Frase, explains the politics of "tech bros" in Silicon Valley, what the BART strike showed us about the ugly side of tech politics, what flexibility really means, why labor unions support innovation, Denmark's distinct approach to flexible labor markets and why technology plutocrats are a lot like other plutocrats.

On The Better Half: Pakistan backed CIA drone strikes, Russell Brand's amazing rant, Republican Rep has her gun stolen, police arrest a black teenager for shopping and your calls and IMs.

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Jim Bruce the writer/director of the new documentary Money For Nothing explains how the FED was created, why the FED plays such a large role in so many different parts of our economy, how the Alan Greenspan myth was created, how our economy has been distorted by the financial sector, the role of massive fraud in the financial sector in the lead up to crisis and a Jim and Sam debate the best ways to boost the economy.

The Better Half: Sheldon Adelson says we should nuke Iran, how the Koch brothers will profit from the climate destroying Keystone Pipeline, Random Rush with Dick Cheney and your IMs.

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Journalist Max Blumenthal explains why he wrote his new book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, understanding the key institutions of Israeli society, Israeli education, what drives Benjamin Netanyahu, the human rights crisis in Israel Palestine now, why so many Israeli's live abroad, the rise of the far right in Israel and why it dominates and the danger of redefining Judaism globally.

On The Better Half: a Tea Party leaders plan to sue "Gayness" Maine Governor Paul Lepage says 47 percent of able bodied people in the state of Maine don't work, Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich takes Medicaid expansion funds from the Federal government, Senator Jim Inhofe says he would have died because of Obamacare and your IMs.

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Sam Seder celebrates New Jersey's move to marriage equality,  explains why corporate education "reform" is hurting children and disrupting learning, Dick Durbin pushes anti progressive agenda on Fox News Sunday, why we are still living under a partial government shutdown, why establishment Democrats are still buying into failed austerity policies, why do Democrats keep repeating Social Security falsehoods? the Republican implosion during the government shutdown and why the Wall Street Republicans will still keep backing the Tea Party.

On The Better Half: the NSA spies on French citizens and the former President of Mexico, former NSA head Keith Alexander is crazy and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter, explains the fallout from the government shutdown, why progressive priorities are still not at the forefront, why the austerity fetish still reigns, why we are still losing jobs because of austerity, the agenda to cut Social Security and Medicare, how Harry Reid sidelined Biden in the shutdown negotiations and that's a great thing, why Democrats should be pushing hard on progressive economic policies and how the Fix the Debt austerity q&a was destroyed on Twitter.

Comedian Dave Anthony explains why stopped political blogging, what its like to write with Marc Maron, Sam and Dave talked about having young children in the face of the climate crisis, just how crazy Republicans have become and suggested everybody see the western Ain't Them Bodies Saints.  

And your IMS.

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