The Majority Report with Sam Seder

On today's best of show an interview with journalist on Jeremy Schahill on his book and documentary Dirty Wars now available on Netflix!

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Comedian and former Majority Report host Janeane Garofalo explains why she isn't going back to the Catholic Church, why Janeane's father is a conservative, racism and the Republican Party, the real reasons there are problems in healthcare, responded to listener emails, Sean Hannity does a stunningly stupid segment on the Iran deal, breaking down the three conservative archetypes and your calls and IMs.

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Attorney Marvin Ammori explains why net neutrality is in danger, how the Obama Administration FCC failed to insure Internet neutrality, why the Internet is not a luxury, how rolling back net neutrality will hurt small business, the upcoming court decision that would end net neutrality and why the public might still be able to save the open Internet.

Adam of the Progressive Campaign Change Committee explains why expanding Social Security is on the table, how increasing Social Security benefits is starting to become mainstream, why progressive economics are overwhelmingly popular and how progressives can save healthcare reform.

In The Better Half: The Supreme Court agrees to hear an Obamacare contraception case, large retail chains forcing more and more workers to work on Thanksgiving and your IMs.

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Trita Parsi President of the National Iranian American Council explains why the deal between the P5+1 and Iran is historic, what the deal means, the difficulties of a long term agreement, What rights does Iran have under the NPT, why the French held up the deal, why Saudi Arabia and Israel both oppose the deal so strongly, why congress needs to back President Obama on negotiations and the larger strategic implications of a deal with Iran.

On The Better Half: a Grand Jury indicts school official in the Steubenville rape case, Mitch McConnell votes against fair pay for women bills, the ACA works well in Kentucky, Steve Doocey claims timing of the Iran deal is "curious" and your IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains the importance of Democrats exercising the nuclear option, the Republicans extreme obstruction, how Republicans are subverting democracy, why Republicans would eliminate the filibuster if they ever came back to power, does the nuclear option hurt Chris Christie? And JFK's relationship with the National Security State.

Comedian Jimmy Dore talks about why he loves Diane Raritch so much, predicts the Democrats will cave on filling all judicial appointments even after the nuclear option, why does John Boehner want to be speaker of the House? And Jimmy suggested Killing Me Softly.

Rush Limbaugh victim of an incredible prank call, a sociopathic Democratic State Rep in Hawaii smashes homeless peoples shopping carts and local news gives positive coverage and students at an Iowa High School bully a kid with aspergers and the community supports the bullies and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says he isn't doing voter suppression he has "just compacted" the early voting schedule.

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr, explains why John F. Kennedy's political legacy has been distorted by the right, his secret battle with the military industrial complex, his deep distrust of the intelligence community, how the military worked to undermine his foreign policy and JFK's plans for a exiting Vietnam.

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Educational historian and author of Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools Diane Ravitch explains why the education crisis is a myth, where our schools are in real trouble, why poverty drives educations problems, the problems with the Common Core, the real point of education, how obsessive testing regimes impact teachers and students and the real ways to help students that are in trouble.

Anonymous hack reveals connections and planned  between Ron and Rand Paul and the American Neo-Nazi movement in the past two years. Senate Democrats finally getting serious on filibuster reform?

On The Better Half: activist Reverend Billy threatened with a year of prison time for protesting at Chase Bank, Sam takes a Libertarian to the learning annex and your IMs.

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Mother Jones reporter and New Republic contributing writer Mariah Blake explains the origins of the Sun Myung Moon cult, Moon's influence in the rise of the American right, his funding for grassroots conservative activists and proxy wars in Latin America, the ideology of the Moonie cult, the Moon's mass weddings, the Moon's business interests and Moon's influence on North American and Latin American politics.

David Pakman turned the mic on Sam and they discussed the poverty wages paid by Wall Mart and McDonalds, did President Obama lie about his health care plan and your calls and IMs.

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The Cheney sisters fight over Liz's opposition to marriage equality, astroturf Fix the Debt austerity organization caught plagiarizing, why Fix the Debt would raise student interest rates, Washington Post publishes absurd Social Security editorial, poverty spikes among elderly women, how the long term jobless are not getting hired and Sheldon Adelson makes the "moral" case against online gambling.

On The Better Half: Jeremy Hammond's draconian prison sentence, Wall Mart organizes a food drive for its own employees, why we need to offer a public option now and your IMs.

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Direct download: 11-18-13-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
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On today's Casual Friday political maestro Cliff Schecter explains why healthcare reform can still succeed, why the problems in Obamacare are neo-liberal and right wing problems, the Chris Christie fraud and why the future of the Democratic Party is a progressive one.

Writer and Reproductive Justice activist Katie Klabusich explained the state of emergency for women's health and rights in Texas and how activists are fighting back.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss debated comic movies with Matt, explained the finer points of Zombie movies, told us why he likes Boardwalk Empire and suggested the films Spring Breakers and Zombi 2.

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