The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Today, Rafia Zakaria (@rafiazakaria) joins us to discuss her piece, 'Empire and the Overpass.' How climate change is a capitalism-driven phenomenon. The colonials patterns to elite western approaches to climate change. The folly of performative individualist acts in place of broader policy change. How climate change affects the global poor now and first.

On the fun half - Chris Christie gets upset by a Cubs fan at a Brewers game. Reince is happy to have resigned. Tomi Lahren is on Obamacare. Trump goads cops into cheering police brutality.

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Cliff Schecter explains why the GOP's death care bill might be finally dead. The insanity of the modern Republican Party. Forty nine Senate Republicans voted to throw American healthcare into chaos. John McCain voted the right way and is an attention whore. Maybe threatening Lisa Murkowski wasn't such a smart thing to do. Why Collins and Murkowski deserve more credit than McCain. Marie Hirono a real hero of the Senate and what got McCain's vote?

On The Fun Half: Mo Brooks says the Senate needs a new leader. Anthony Scaramucci continues to be epic and your calls and IMs.

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Stephanie Taylor of the PCCC joins us to talk about efforts to recruit progressive candidates, the GOP Senate comes to the defense of Jeff Sessions, and Anthony Scaramucci has an extended public meltdown 24 hours into the job.

On the fun half - Trump's disgusting attack on trans service member, Bernie takes the lead on squashing GOP Single-Payer trolling, how political is Bob's Burgers? and your calls and IMs!

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-John McCain's sanctimonious Senate speech and why his career is useless.

David Dayen, explains why the Republicans are still a long way from destroying healthcare. Why the House and Senate bills are still far from each other. Why the final bill is still going to look like the House bill. How Republican "moderates" are being cornered. The Senate Republicans have no idea what they are doing. Dean Heller's just wants it to be over and what happens next. Reviewing the Democrats "Better Deal". The Democrats move in a bold direction on monopolies. Why the fight against corporate power is a political slam duck and why we need a serious progressive movement.

On The Fun Half: John McCain's awful role in American politics. A hot mic catches Susan Collins and Jack Reed calling Trump crazy and calling Congressman Blake Farenthold unattractive. "Susan Collins" explains her stance. Donald Trump demonizes hispanics. Eric Trump whines. Bob Corker "ignores" Trump's tweets. Joe Scarborough is pretty stupid and your calls and IMs.

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-What is the state of play with Healthcare repeal?
-New evidence declassified on the CIA backed 1953 coup in Iran

Pro Publica Journalist, Jesse Eisinger, author of The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, explains the creation of "White Color" crime. When Wall Street was scared of government. The importance of putting white color figures in prison. What is the "chikenshit" club and why the Department of Justice has become it. Arthur Anderson, Enron and where things went wrong. The Holder memo and the Obama' Administration's approach to prosecuting corporations and the creation of "collateral consequences". How big corporate law firms undermine investigations into corporate crime and how corporate law change. Have Democrats and Republicans both failed extensively in corporate law enforcement? The Preet Bharara myth. Drawing the wrong lessons of Eliot Spitzer and what needs to be done to reform the Department of Justice.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump turns a Boy Scout meet into an anti healthcare battle. Jeff Sessions has a vision. John Boehner says Obamacare won't be repealed. Anthony Scaramucci outs Trump and your calls and IMs.

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Ben Mankiewicz (@BenMank77) on TCM and TYT joins us today. What's the significance of Chuck Schumer saying "single payer" is "on the table" on ABC's This Week? Remembering Sean Spicer, meeting Anthony Scaramucci. Jared Kushner talks to the Senate about Russia.

On the fun half - The Dems new slogan, are we a free country if Mueller is fired?, Obama sons Anthony Scaramucci in 2010, and your calls and IMs!

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Cliff Schecter, is the GOP's deathcare finally dead? Is Donald Trump about to take us into another level of Constitutional crisis? How close is Trump to firing the special prosecutor? The Republicans voter suppression strategy. Why we are turning into a banana republican and Democrats still can't play hardball.

Chop of (Chop and Steele), explains their give thanks for strengths, pranking morning shows. Danny Aiello's amazing 1980s music video. Why Chop and Steele are getting sued by a crazy regional TV station, Grey TV.

On the Fun Half:  St Petersburg, Mayoral Candidate Paul Congami gets really racist. Trump's weird Putin hand motion. John McCain's real legacy and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 07-21-17-Cliff_Schecter-Chop_And_Steele-PUB.mp3
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Alex Hochuli (@Alex__1789), researcher and communications consultant based in São Paulo, joins us first to talk about the disintegration of the political class following the scapegoating of Lula and the Worker's Party for Brazilian corruption. The significance of the June 2013 popular protests in Brazil. The consequences of Brazil's neoliberal parliamentary coup.

Jay Cassano (@jcassano), investigative journalist at International Business Times, joins us to talk about "Buck" McKeon, former U.S. Representative from 1993–2015, who helped funnel billions in arms to the Saudi government while one of defense contractors' favorite congressman.

On the fun half - Trump admin stops CIA stops arming rebel groups, Tony Blair admits Corbyn could win, Mick Mulvaney announces MAGAnomics, the NRA is competing for the most purely fascist outlet, and your calls and IMs.

Direct download: 07-20-17-Alex_Hochuli-Jay_Cassano-PUB.mp3
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Are millions of student loans invalid? Donald Trump thought destroying Obamacare would be easy. Rush Limbaugh knows that "liberal women" are running the Senate. How Jerry Moran back down on repealing Obamacare. Sean Hannity has a meltdown. An absurd new New Yorker piece claims that Trump supporters are distinct form Republican voters.

On The Fun Half: Corey Lewandowski talks about how hot Trump's wife and daughter are. Socialism and Communism. The difference betweenTrump and Nixon. Tales from Trump's meltdowns on the campaign trail. Chris Christie booed. Footage of police planting evidence. Sam disses Scott Pruitt and make it on Scott Myers and your calls and IMs.

Direct download: 07-19-17-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
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Policy analyst, Matt Stoller, explains the reach of Amazon into every aspect of our lives. The rise of monopolies. The origins of anti trust laws. How Robert Bork and the Chicago School undermined anti trust laws. Why some on the Left supported monopolies. The Democratic Party and technocratic expertise. Elitism and how we make policy. Why we need regulated competition and what Elizabeth Warren is doing to lead the way against monopolies.

On The Fun Half: How Mitch McConnell's double speak on Medicaid cuts helped sink the healthcare bill. Why Paul Ryan is probably happy with the failure of repeal in the Senate. Trump, plays with a fire truck. Seb Gorka, takes a shot at Ben Rhodes and your calls and IMS.

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Direct download: 07-18-17-Matt_Stoller-PUB.mp3
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