The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi explained how HSBC laundered billions for global drug cartels and Al Quada, how the FBI did practically nothing in response, how the "punishment" for HSBC amounts to a few deferred bonuses and staying on the financial industry "ethics" beat what is the real reason the hedge fund the maker of the Bushmaster (the assault rifle used in the Newton killings) sell that company?

On the Better Half: "raise our boat docking fees a couple hundred bucks and we will go on strike" whine the rich of Newport Beach CA, hack Megan Mcardle says school children should be trained to bum rush shooters, an insane preacher wants everyone to have guns and your calls and Ims.

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The soon to be retired David Dayen explained what would happen if we went over the "fiscal cliff", why the new Obama offer is so bad, explained why he is retiring, asks is the liberal blogesphere losing its added value, how to hold power accountable in the Obama era and What are Dave's next moves?

On the Better Half: Sam isn't surprised by Obama's offer. you have more influence on Congress than you realize, Rick Perry wants more guns in schools and the role the conspiracy culture plays in gun violence.

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Cliff Schecter explained why the NRA is a front group for arms dealers, most members of the NRA support commons sense gun control, the opportunity for stringent gun control, why the NRA is a paper tiger and can be defeated politically, how the NRA fights against Constitutional Rights, what the Second Amendment really meant and the best way to move forward now.

On the Better Half: Mike Huckabee: crazy, wrong, tasteless and Iran's Supreme leader agrees with him, Louie Gohmert wishes the Principle at Sandy Hook had a rifle, some Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff wants to know why did Obama pick Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense? Hagel's positive record on Iraq, HSBC launders hundreds of millions of dollars in drug cartel money and will not be prosecuted, why Cliff and Sam are cautiously optimistic about the fiscal cliff, Sam and Cliff discuss the heartbreaking tragedy in CT and call the NRA a domestic terrorist group.

And it seems like old times! Janeane Garoflo live in studio! Janeane calls Sam out on his mixed metaphors, recommends the Kings Speech and Sam has a big announcement! he is having a son! Janeane gave Sam's kids awesome gifts and more on the unfolding horrific tragedy in CT.

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Independent journalist Max Blumenthal joined Sam live from Egypt where he explained President Morsi's power grab, the governments constitutional proposal that limits the rights of women and minorities and empowers the military, the new Egypt opposition, why the traditional Islamic establishment opposes the Muslim Brotherhood, how the new Egyptian government is still carrying out the siege on Gaza and the role the US is playing in the crises.

On The Better Half: Random Rush, Republicans are very unpopular and they have an "A-Hole problem," Brit Hume wants you to feel bad for John Boehner, Matt Lauer asks Anne Hathaway a creepy question and Hathaway owns him and your calls and IMs.

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Becky Bond the Political Director of this months sponsor Credo Mobile, explained Credo's history and why its outsider progressive approach is possible, the success of the Credo Super Pac in 2012, Credo's role in the fight to protect Medicare and Social Security and how Credo puts your dollars to work for good.

Filmmaker Ken Burns talked about hia new Documentary The Central Park Five, explained why five black and hispanic teenagers were convicted of a brutal crime they didn't commit, how the language and imagery of Jim Crow America, drove media coverage of the case, why the exoneration of the five received so little press attention and what the case of the Central Park Five says about all of us.

On The Better half: The Texas Legislature punishes Planned Parenthood and it backfires, Justice Scalia wants to know if we can't discriminate against Gay people, can we really oppose murder? And Michelle Bachman returns with some new amazing crazy.

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Writer Richard Yeselson, explained what a "right to work" state is, why Michigan's assault on collective bargaining is worse than Wisconsin's, why the United States has the lowest rate of Union membership in the industrialized world and recent examples of Union success.

On The Better Half: The Obama White House is waging the war on Christmas with Bo Obama leading the way according to Fox.com, more myths on Medicare and Social Security, Christian talk show host wants to start punching atheists in the mouth because they are "bullies" and Sam takes apart Nicholas Kristoff's new article calling for cuts in child welfare programs.

And keep the conversation going on the morning thread! 

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Digby explained how the beltway media test bad ideas, why elite Democrats are pushing for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, Digby still thinks President Obama wants a grand bargain and why pressure from the grassroots could save Medicare and Social Security.

On the Better Half: Congresswoman Virginia Foxx has a meltdown when a Congressional staffer rides in her elevator! Michigan Republicans push Union destroying bill through the state legislature,The Romney Ryan face tattoo guy is finally getting his tattoo removed after deciding Romney is a "sore loser" and your calls.

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Cliff and Sam talked about the Senate's rejection of the UN treaty on the disabled, Bob Costas speaks sanity on guns and right wing media hasa meltdown, Andrew Cuomo undermines Democratic and progressive power in New York, Mitch McConnell filibusters his own bill and hilarity ensues, and Sam and Cliff reflect on Jim Demint's move from the Senate to the Heritage Foundation.

Sam talks marriage with Film Guy Matthew, Matthew pushed back against Sam on Skyfall, and Matthew recommended the new films Green and theThe Sheik and I.

A father wants to take away his daughters right to vote because she voted for Obama and the Sam Seder Libertarian learning annex returns (no Ford didn't tell people that the Pintos gas tank exploded).

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Media Matters' Eric Boehlert explained how the conservative movement became a media movement, why the GOP's political leaders don't matter, why paranoid right wing rhetoric is good for getting viewersbut terrible for winning national elections, why conservative talkers don't care if Republicans win elections and how this interview all connects with Jim Demint picking up his crazy blocks and leaving the Senate for a new gig as the head of the Heritage Foundation.

Alan Simpson, takes his lie to young people campaign to the Daily Show. Sam takes everything apart in an epic breakdown of Simpson's absurd lies.

On The Half: Sam explains means testing, brings us a classic Random Rush, more thoughts on the Simpson-Bowles cult and your calls and ims.

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