The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) joins the show today to discuss the evolution of the Syrian conflict. Iran's attempts to stabilize the region with in ways favorable to themselves.

On the fun half -  On Kamala Harris and sexism, racism, and corporatism. Jeff Flake keeps talking about how brave Republicans could theoretically get. Eric Bolling tried using baseball jerseys to seduce Fox News contributors.

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Cliff Schecter on the politics of the Republicans push for regressive tax cuts and what Democrats will cave. West Virginia's Governor, Jim Justice defects from Democrat to Republican. Will Joe Manchin, leave the Republican Party. Robert Mueller calls for a Grand Jury. Jeff Sessions reign of terror as Attorney General and the dangers of relying on the defense and intelligence establishment.

The Film Guy Matthew IMDB list. Is Film Guy Matthew double dipping? Sam and Matthew go down memory lane and Matthew tells us to watch the Turkish film Clouds of May.

On The Fun Half: The amazing Scarramucci tapes. Jeff Sessions issues a threat to leakers. Kellyanne Conway spins. Ed Rollins says Sessions should reverse himself. Ken Starr has thoughts on Special Prosecutors and your calls and IMs.

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Why The Trump Administration is pushing a new white supremacy based anti immigrant package.

Journalist Jushua Holland, explains the recent Democratic pivot toward Medicare For All. Is Single Payer healthcare the wrong litmus test? The transition to universal healthcare. The basic challenges of insuring every American. Loss aversion and the best way to achieve  full coverage. Why the ACA was sold in the wrong way. Is there a distinct importance to having a universal coverage? And why no matter what the specifics are we should call the program Medicare For All.

On The Fun Half: Seb Gorka says Trump can dictate North Korea policy through Twitter. Stephen Miller attacks Jim Acosta. Mark Steyn, can get out of our country. Tucker Carelson still complaining about Al Gore. Dave Rubin hosts British tabloid bigot and your calls IMs.

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Donald Trump signs a new sanctions package, targeting Russia, North Korea and Iran. What the Iran sanctions will do. The Jeff Sessions Justice Department now looking at discrimination against white people. We are three years away from a major acceleration in the climate crisis. What's next on health care. Chris Cuomo rips apart Mick Mulvaney and what Democrats will back the Republicans regressive tax package?

On The Fun Half? The human toll of Trump's attack on immigration. Donald Trump lies about his fascist style Boy Scouts speech. Jim Bakker's new "Staying Alive" food bucket. Boris Epshteyn has a very badly timed segment on the White House's communication team and your calls and IMs.

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Best selling author Naomi Klein, author of, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need, explains the history of modern branding. The formation of the Trump brand. The liberals who helped create the CEO myth of leadership. Why Trump can't be worked with. Why labor unions should fight Trump on all fronts. Why the climate crisis needs to remain central to our politics. What to learn from Jeremy Corbyn. Why the Left needs to synchronize race, class and gender and what comes next in Left politics.

On the Fun Half: Corey Lewandowski, sees a role for the Mooch in the future. Did Trump's lawyer lie on national television? How Fox New connected the Seth Rich conspiracy story. Lindsay Graham promotes war on North Korea and your calls and IMs.

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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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