The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Cliff Schecter explains President Obama's State of the Union address, how Obama is standing strong on Iran negotiations, why President Obama is so unwilling to draw contrasts with the Republicans, why Obama can clearly hold Republicans responsible without losing his temper, Harry Reid comes out against Fast Track, new movements for reform of drug sentencing laws, Congress moves closer to immigration reform and new Chris Christie scandals and when will he go to jail?

Isabel Gillies tries to explain Valentines Day to Sam, Isabel wants her son to master the Bagpipe, why Isabel liked American Hustle, Amy Adams will play Isabel Gillies in a movie version of her book! And Isabel suggests the movie Flight on Netflix.

Howard Dean shills for the MEK and opposes diplomatic breakthrough with Iran and your calls and IMs.

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In studio Janeane Garofalo explains the real record of Julius Ceaser, why animals aren't treated well on movie sets, Peter Schiff goes on the Daily show and makes an ass of himself again, why cynics and suckers explain the conservative movement and new lies and crimes committed by Freedom Industries in West Virginia.

On the Funnier Half: Harry Reid comes out against Fast Track trade authority, one Republican admits that race is why so many Republicans don't want immigration reform, why conspiracy theories help the elite and your calls IMs and phone calls.

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Huffington Post Washington bureau chief explains how President Obama dropped the ball on inequality in his State of the Union, what President Obama's minimum wage executive order does, what President Obama's myRA plan is and why Obama's commitment to veto any new sanctions on Iran may be the biggest moment of the speech.

On the Fun Half: Sam had his long awaited debate with Austin Ruse of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute on whether or not Lesbians should be allowed on TV, Republican Congressman Mike Grimm threatens a reporter after the State of the Union, and your IMs.

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London School of Economics professor Alan Manning explains where the minimum wage stands in real terms in the United States today, the advantages of higher wages, why raising the minimum wages does not lower employment, how inequality is threatening society, how inequality drags down the entire economy and how raising wages can create more jobs.

On the Funner Half: Sam debates a confused Libertarian, plutocrat Tom Perkins gives an even more insane interview after comparing people concerned about inequality and your calls and IMs.

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Harvard University Professor Serhii Plokhii explains the roots of the movement sweeping across Ukraine, how Ukraine caught between Russia and the EU, what political factions are protesting, the innovative new tactics used in the movement and the danger of the government declaring martial law.

On The Funner Half: Oxford study says many jobs will be replaced by robots in the future, insane plutocrat compares income inequality talk to Nazism, the relatives of the slave owners in Twelve Years a Slave complain about how that movie treats slave owners, Rand Paul isn't worried about women and your IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains Mike Huckabee's shocking and disgusting new comments and female sexuality and birth control, what audience Huckabee is playing to, why the fringe far right keeps trying to take away birth control, why the Obama Administration still wants to cut hugely successful social programs, what drives President Obama? The Chris Christie scandal gets bigger, Bob McDonnell is probably going to jail, why Scott Walker might be the Republican to worry about in 2016 and Republican uber hack Dinesh D'Souza is indicted for campaign finance violations.

On The Fun Half: Sam explains why people get sucked into the Libertarian worldview and Your Calls and IMs.

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Health industry whistleblower and author of Obamacare: What's in It for Me?: What Everyone Needs to Know About the Affordable Care, Wendell Potter explains why the health insurance industry needed a bailout, why people would have faced policy cancellations regardless of the ACA, why some people haven't bought insurance, the astonishing amount of states refusing Medicaid expansion, despite all of the problems Obamacare does improve healthcare for most Americans and why Vermont's fight for Single Payer is crucial for the future of American healthcare.

On The Fun Half: Sam debates another Libertarian with a bad phone connection on what freedom really is, and your calls and IMs.

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Rolling Stone contributing Editor Janet Reitman explains the new tactics and strategy of the anti choice movement, how the anti abortion movement began shifting its strategy from a federal to local level, what group is the ALEC of the anti choice movement, why the assault on choice is essential to the anti progressive agenda, how the Republican Party got so extreme? How states are limiting access to medical care for women, why abortion is an incredibly safe medical procedure and how secret money funds the anti choice movement.

On The Fun Half: Canadian reality show plutocrat Kevin O'Leary says massive wealth inequality is "fantastic", Sam debates a libertarian, former Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell indicted on bribery charges and your calls and IMs.

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Josh Orton of Progressives United explains the delusional decision making process that led to the Citizens United decision, how consultants profit from corporate money in politics, anti campaign finance reform lawyers are like Mob lawyers and the bigger reasons the conservative movement attacks the IRS. More shoes drop for Chris Christie,the Mayor of Hoboken's explosive new charges against Christie, why the new accusations against Chris Christie point to systemic corruption and why Chris Christie is done for 2016.

On The Fun Half: Fox guest says feminism is destroying men Elisabeth Hasselbeck wants to know if feminism is hurting our security, a Pastor claims Obama is unwittingly helping the Anti Christ on the O'Reilly Factor are and  and your calls and IMs.

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Happy Martin Luther Jr! Day. Today’s show is a 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 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.

And For Members Only! 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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