The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

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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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.

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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.

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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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Investigative journalist Craig Unger, explains the importance of money laundering in Russian organized crime. The links between the Trump organization and Russian mafia and oligarchs. Buying condos through shell companies. Who is Semion Mogilevich? Was the Russian Mafia a major part of Trump's finances? Who is Felix Sater and was he like Whitey Bulger? And understanding Russian organized crime and the intelligence services.

On the Fun Half: Mike Pence lies about healthcare. Trump, has already killed more civilians than Obama. Jesse Waters gets fooled. Shep Smith cannot understand why Republicans keep lying.  Are Republicans starting to question Trump's Russia connections? Is Susan Collins hedging on the healthcare bill and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explains the state of play of healthcare repeal. How close is Mitch Mcconnell to getting wavering Republican Senators. The Republicans perception of "win". John McCain planning on voting now against the healthcare repeal bill. What happens to Republicans if they can't repeal Obamacare? Who else was in the room with Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer? Cambridge Analytica and new evidence on Russian ties and what was the full extent of Russia's role in the election.

Film Guy Matthew talks about his excellent behind the scenes film about the Majority Report bell house show. Shooting Ted Alexandro's standup special. Matthew's activism. New York City politician says life is harder for the rich and Matthew tells us to watch Punishment Park.

On The Fun Half: Right Wing Mandela, explains why the Right wins. Round two of the Trump Macron handshake battle. Trump does not know history. Conservative politics and resentment and your calls and IMs.

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The Republicans next push to destroy Obamacare and Rand Paul reveals his religious faith in the market.

Michael A. McCarthy, an assistant professor of sociology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and author of Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal, explains the history of Social Security. labors power and weakness during the Truman era. The politics of who controls pension fund money. Pensions and the private. How private pensions have led to the race the bottom in workers standards. The Reagan era and the 401k. Expanding Social Security and inequality. Undermining solidarity, capitalism and how we design welfare and why we are regressing to a time before the modern welfare state.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump talks about health care with Pat Robertson. Sam debates a Jimmy Dore fan with a Phd. Orlando cop profiles a black woman and sees she is a state attorney and he gets really friendly. Conservative claims that we talk about slavery to much. The Betsy DeVos assault on Public Education and your calls and IMs

 

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Guy Lawson, explains the confusing and deranged state of American politics and what people see oversees. Why the Right is driven by anger and a desire to spread misery. The stress of covering Trump. The Trump Administration's competent and horrible environmental policy. The frantic nature of Donald Trump. Why we need universal healthcare. Republicans and the Russia scandal. Why is the opposition party so weak in America?

On the fun half - Has Joe Scarborough changed, McConnell won't let GOP recess until Trump, Trump Jr goes to daddy Hannity to explain unbelievably incriminating email, are polls broken forever, plus your calls and IMs!

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Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) of ESPN's TrueHoop joins in studio at 12:00 ET. GOP is planning to work through August to destroy healthcare. Donald Trump Jr. has apparently left a rather blatant paper trail of possible collusion with Russia.

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On the Fun Half - Christie gets heckled on sports talk radio, pontoon-protesting Senators lake houses in North Carolina, how much a propaganda outlet is RT, Mark Penn is terrible, and your calls and IMs.

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