The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Labor makes big gains in the UK and Tories build a radical right coalition.

Cliff Schecter explains the downfall of John McCain and his bizarre performance at the Comey hearings. Are the Republicans now the "treason" party. Donald Trump's dangerous instability and why all Republicans cover for him. The Senate moves to destroy health care. Why Republicans will always come together to gut health care and give the rich money. Susan Collins is a fake moderate. A Parliamentary problem for Republicans? And Zach Carter explains authoritarian instincts and why Labor performed well.

Isabel Gillies talks about why James Comey becoming sex symbol. Why Republicans are absolutely never going to impeach Trump. Paul Ryan excuses Trump demanding loyalty from James Comey because he is new to government and Isabel tells us to watch Homecoming King on Netflix.

On The Fun Half: High school student censored after posting an anti Trump in school. Ted Cruz messes up and your calls and IMs.

 Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycarey

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We provide live coverage of the Comey hearings. Senator Kamala Harris indicates that evidence may have been destroyed. Senator Cornyn wants to talk Clinton email scandal. Senator Richard Burr does not follow the Republican script on Trump and Russia. Comey says Russia absolutely intended to influence the election. Why James Comey needed to write down his meeting notes after dealing with Trump's bizarre behavior. Comey's response to the Steele Dossier. Trump's requests on Flynn and loyalty. Why didn't Comey talk to Sessions? Comey confirms that he was obviously fired because of the Russia investigation. The Senate moves toward gutting health care.

On The Fun Half: Boris Johnson gets owned by the coolest fortune teller in Britain. Polls don't look good in the UK. Thoughts on Antifa. Remember Felix Seder and how he fits into the Trump and Russia story and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycarey 

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Karen Handel, states that she does not support a livable wage in a debate with Jon Ossoff.

Jonathan Taplin, the Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author of, "Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy." explains how the Internet economy is killing content and creating monopolies and wealth inequality. The connection between monopolies and the loss of democracy. Why the problem is corporate power. How artists get hurt in the YouTube economy. Surveillance Capitalism and the new economy. Protecting consumers in the new economy and the purpose of anti trust law.

On The Fun Half: the Kansas disaster. Karen Handel is a terrible and terrible candidate. Eric Trump says Democrats aren't human and he ran a cancer charity scam. The Trump PAC runs an anti James Comey ad. Bernie Sanders wants a delayed vote on new sanctions against Iran and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycarey 

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Pat Robertson muses that British people might want to die in terrorist attacks, because of political correctness.

Russian hackers appear to have triad to hack computers used for voting. Why voting integrity is a structural problem in America. The FBI arrests an NSA leaker. The Trump Administration admits that the Russia investigation is derailing their agenda. Trump is not filling key positions. Trump can't find a good lawyer and how many people are trying to get out of the Trump Administration?

On The Fun Half: Trump gives the airline industry a big favor. Medicade buy-in in Nevada? Gorka defends Tump's crazy tweets on the Muslim ban. Laura Ingraham says Trump needs less tweets. Alex Jones has a new Hijab theory and your calls and IMs and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech, Kelly Carey @kellycarey 

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Michigan land bank manager resigns after recording of him surfaces of saying "n*ggers" don't pay their bills.

Ben Mankiewicz of the Young Turks and TCM (@BenMank77) joins us today. The anxiety of the Trump era. GOP's 2018 strategy of fighting the media. Why the current media environment may never improve. Ben recommends the film, "Hell or High Water."

On the fun half - Theresa May just might get toppled by Jeremy Corbyn, how austerity hurts national security, Sinclair Broadcasting's chief propagandist makes his debut, Michael Tracy accuses Maxine Waters of shoving him, what's going on with Qatar? and your calls and IMs!

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Jimmy Dore promotes conspiracy theories and Sam debunks them.

Cliff Schecter explains why Trump's resentment and insecurity is behind stepping out of the Paris Accords. Why movement conservatives and Bannon's politics are all about anger and resentment at all times. The United States falls back in the world and everyone else takes global warming seriously and all of the ways Trump and the Republicans are screwing America and the world.

Andy Kindler talks about waring on Twitter. Dennis Miller whines about Robert DeNiro and makes a Taxi Driver reference. Is Dennis Miller having a breakdown? Adam Carolla is making an incredibly stupid documentary. Jerry Seinfeld not funny and Andy has a new podcast.

On The Fun Half: Scott Pruitt references New York Times anti climate science writer Bret Stephens. Fighting inside the Left. Macron calls out Trump and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech

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Julie Ott, a Professor of Capitalist Studies at the New School, explains capital gains tax cuts and the push for inequality. How and why the tax code favors investors over workers. The ACA and capital gains. The racial inequality built into lower capital gains rates. Capital gains cuts and racism and the southern roots of the policy. Why private investors don't drive innovation and the roots of the Laffer Curve myth and the financial myths that continue to feed mass inequality.

On The Fun Half: Why students protest on college campuses. The ongoing crisis in Brazil. Nigel Farage is a "person of interest" in the Russia probe and he stopped by Fox & Friends to complain about Kathie Griffen. ICE deportations and the broadening bigotry under the Trump Administration. Rick Santorum says the sun is not reliable and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey.

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Corey Pein (@coreypein), independent journalist and host of The Baffler's 'News from Nowhere' podcast. Where the idea the killer identified as a Bernie supporter came from. How best to characterize the killers ideology as a fascism adapting itself to the 21st century. How fascists are co-opting the sloppy "free speech" arguments. Mainstream journalists' lack of experience with actual white supremacists.

On the fun half - Conservatives have jingogasm over Mad Dog Mattis boast, State Department secretary gets mind blown by question over US hypocrisy over Saudi Arabia and Iran, Chris Hayes goes off on lying Gianforte spokeskid Shane Scanlon, and your calls and IMS.

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Yale historian Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, explains his understanding of totalitarian regimes. How do institutions and democracies fall apart. Trump's fascist impulse. Terrorism and justification for unrelated things. Differences and similarities and historical examples. What Trump and Hitler share in common. Why we should not obey in advance. The importance of not relying on institutions to protect us. What is providing a check on Trump. Loyalty over law and fascism and how do we get out of the crisis?

On The Fun Half: Fareed Zakaria talks nonsense about conservatives on college campuses. Middle Schoolers don't want to be seen in a picture with Paul Ryan.Is Trump's support shrinking? Bernie Sanders interrogates Mick Mulvaney and your calls and IMs.

Cast: Sam Seder @samseder, Michael Brooks @_michaelbrooks, Matt Lech, @mattlech and Kelly Carey, @kellycarey. 

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Macron again out-gestures Trump in Brussels.

Violence-prone Greg Gianforte wins special election in Montana. What the loss means for Democrats going forward. Democrats need to go negative. Confirmation that Jared Kushner is under FBI investigation. What Trump's derision of NATO signifies.

On the fun half - Dems need to not be afraid smear Republicans, Corbyn closes in on May and says the War on Terror is not working, the natsec-deferential 4th Circuit surprisingly blocks Trump's muslim ban, Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone suggest people are getting high on food stamps, Ben Carson thinks poverty is a mindset.

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