The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Brian Beutler from Talking Points Memo on Paul Ryan’s budget, change in Obama’s willingness to negotiate and what’s in store for lame duck session.  Plus, Janeane “Katherine Harris” Garofalo breaks from campaign trail supporting  Joe-the-Plumber to join us.  Romney communications director’s gift to Santorum and Occupy Wall Street makes Bloomberg nervous. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Jonathan Cohn from The New Republic on upcoming challenge to Affordable Care Act; what the litigation means; possible impact on relationship between Federal Govt and States and how Supreme Court may respond.  Killing of Trayvon Martin puts Police conduct under scrutiny.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12:00 pm (EST).

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Ryan Devereaux from the Guardian at New York courthouse waiting appearance of Cecily McMillan, woman who suffered seizure Saturday while cuffed by NYPD, reports on general mood of gathering and ensuing melee.  And Jeff Smith, OWS media team, witness to Cecily McMillan brutality, reports on day’s events, police brutality and Occupy’s effort to move forward. Listen LIVE at Majoriy.fm 12:00 pm (EST)

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Alyona Minkovski and Sam talk Obama Administration civil liberties failures.  Film Guy Matthew Weiss has movie recommendations and Jimmy Reefercake shows with a song.  In the better half, the latest attack on internet freedom and right wing hate infects college basketball. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Writer and attorney Abigail C. Field on the dirty details of official Foreclosure Fraud Settlement including slippery balance sheet practices that rob homeowners of relief, manipulation of basic servicing standards letting banks off hook and why injunction sought by AG Schneiderman in MERS suit is critical.  

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Renowned economics professor Richard Wolff discusses the collapse of capitalism, Roosevelt's action during the Great Depression and measures to stabilize our economy.  And austerity in Greece, projections for what's ahead.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Sunday marked the 1st anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  Joining us to talk about the nuclear situation in America and the world is professor and investigative reporter Karl Grossman. Plus, arrests in the Murdoch corruption scandal and Greece holding on to austerity measures.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Richard Kahlenberg, Century Foundation Senior Fellow, on the right to unionize, Taft Hartley and why labor movements haven’t seen same progress as civil rights movement.  Texas fails to get DOJ support for voter ID laws and massacre in Afghanistan fails to provoke the real question.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

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3/9/12

Cliff Schecter from Libertas LLC on Ohio’s key role in election cycle, how Governor Kasich is killing Republican brand and the Obama administration’s defense of assassination policy.  Recommending movies, Tom Scharpling from Best Show on WFMU reminisces with Sam.  And in the better half, surprise call from Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler model Sydney Moon.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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3/8/12

Glenn Greenwald from Salon on U.S. policy condoning assassination of American citizens. Disregard for constitutional right to due process, growing power of the Executive Branch and how the policy defines Obama.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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