The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Trump tells Africa his rich friends are coming to his country to get rich.

Today, Vox's Jeff Stein (@jstein_vox) joins us to talk about how dumb the GOP is/is playing about the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. The radicalism of this repeal led by liar Bill Cassidy, who presented himself as caring about people keeping their healthcare. How will McCain, Rand, and McConnell vote?

On the fun half - Jimmy Kimmel destroys Brian Kilmeade. Destroys. Rouhani shows Trump how to be diplomatically dignified and serious at the UNGA. Fired Google guy James Damore thinks "Grand Wizard" sounds cool. Sean Spicer "doesn't think" he purposely lied.

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Jimmy Kimmel, calls out Senator Bill Cassidy for lying to him about the Jimmy Kimmel test and healthcare test. How Republicans are counting on scamming America. Did Trump win because you won't date a conservative? An amazingly stupid new column argues just that. The boring story of the 2016 election.

On The Fun Half: Senator Bill cassidy, lies more about his new healthcare bill. The Google Memo guy is a fucking idiot. Nikki Haley claims "Rocket Man" worked. Some of the worst people in America praise Trump's UN Speech. Tom Price likes to fly price jets and of course is a total hypocrite about it. South Dakota State Rep, posts a "All Lives Splatter" meme on Facebook. Is YouTube bad for politics? Morgan Freeman appears in an insane new ad for the Committee to Investigate Russia and your calls and IMs.

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Trump threatens to destroy North Korea at the UN.

Marcy Wheeler, of Empty Wheel, explains why the FBI are getting closer and closer to Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort. Robert Mueller is trying to get Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort to flip on the Trump origination. Who is leaking and not leaking? People close to Trump are feeling financially drained. Trump's lawyers talk loudly and publicly about the Russia investigation. How close is Jared Kushner to the investigation. Facebook, Cambridge Analytics and collusion? Who is Guccifer 2.0 and is it proven that Guccifer is a Russian asset? And what was the depth of the relationship between Russia and the Republican operatives?

On The Fun Half: The Republicans next play to steal your healthcare. Also Senators will have no time to debate the new bill. What Senators to target and your calls and IMs.

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Trump wishes the CIA a happy birthday in a very bizarre way and he threatens North Korea.

Daniel P. Keating, a Professor of Education and the University of Michigan and author of, Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity – and How to Break the Cycle, explains how stress gets transmitted, what is epigenetic. The advantages and disadvantages of stress. Why America is becoming more stressed. Generational stress and group oppression. The individual and group implications of heightened stress levels and measuring stress levels, education and inequality. Why all groups are effected by enhanced  stress and what are the policy solutions to the stress crisis?

On The Fun Half: Does Trump recognize his wife. More great things about Bernie Sanders Medicare for all bill. Clay Travis believes in the first amendment and boobs. ESPN commentator gets real about racism. Is "Bernie would have won" a useful slogan? Bernie makes the case for Single Payer on Meet the Press. The new Republican plan to destroy healthcare. Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and his misleading "Jimmy Kimmel" test and your calls and IMs.

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Casual Friday today, featuring Cliff Schecter (@CliffSchecter) and Isabel Gillies (@IsabelGillies).

Trumpkins are burning MAGA hats over possible DACA deal.

With Cliff, Sam discusses Chuck Schumer and Trump's new bromance and the wisdom of Bernie's Medicare-for-All push.

The with Isabel, why Isabel feels like she's grown up since the last time she was on and how she makes her children uncomfortable when eating out. Also why she wants to sue snapchat.

On the fun half - Rand Paul wants medicare Bernie's shine, Trump calls Jeff Sessions an idiot, centrist Dems look for ways to embrace Medicare for All, Bill O'Reilly thinks confederate statues are a waypoint for leftists on the way to destroy the constitution, and your calls and IMs.

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Phillip Longman, former policy director and managing editor at New America's Open Markets, joins us to discuss his piece in Democracy Journal, "Time to Fight Health-Care Monopolization." How current healthcare should be seem as corporate welfare. The trouble with mergers. The role of vertical integration. How the American defense contracting industry is like a single-payer system.

On the fun half - Cory Booker is out and proud in support of Bernie's Medicare for All, Steve King, Breitbart, and Hannity are all upset about Trump's possible DACA deal, ancho babies aren't a thing, Alex Jones sidekick reads scripture after being dunked on by a teen girl.

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Columnist George Monbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) to discuss his new book, “Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis.” How we came to our global moment. The problems with returning to a Keynesian (growth-reliant) economy in an time of climate change. The role of television in alienating people from their communities. The need for new stories and the success of 'Big organizing" following from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

On the fun half - Hillary on the virtues of centrism, Mike Cernovich is upset with us, Senate Dems flock to Bernie's Medicare-for-All bill, the NRA wants you to stop calling guns 'weapons,' and your calls and IMs.

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The GOP continues their death spiral promotion as every Dem senator who wants to be president in 2020 signs on to Bernie's single-payer bill. How the democrats are attempting to set both poles of the healthcare debate.

On the fun half: Hillary is being destructive, a cop gets yelled at by a brave guy with a phone, Ted Cruz likes a porn tweet, Alex Jones claims Trump is being slowly poisoned, plus your calls an IMs.

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On today’s show Christy Thornton (@llchristyll), Fellow in Global History at Harvard University, joins us to discuss Mexico, neoliberalism and the drug war. What the disappearance of 43 teaching students and subsequent lying about the disappearances by the Mexican government has to do with Mexican politics and President Pena Nieto. What is the political spectrum like in Mexico? Mexico's corruption and movements responding to them. What role did Nafta play in exacerbating the drug cartel problem.

On the fun half - Hillary on why she lost, Bannon "declares War" on the GOP, update from a Florida listener, and your calls and IMs.

 

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Thank you Kelly and good luck!

Cliff Schecter and Sam explain why Florida might be in a deep crisis this weekend with Hurricane Irma. The Republicans lie about climate change puts us all in danger. Rush Limbaugh tells his listeners not to worry about Irma and than cancels his show because of it. The danger of a nuclear meltdown in Florida. Democrats win on the debt ceiling negotiation. Republican moderates not seeking reelection. Will Republicans try to destroy healthcare again? And why is Hillary Clinton doing this?

Andy Kindler reacts to an amazing anti Semitic email about Dennis Miller. Jude Apatow tweets out how funny Kindler is. Kindler disses Bill Maher. Bill O'Reilly admires Dennis Miller for traveling. Why Dennis left radio and Andy says goodbye to Kelly.

Alex Jones gets annoyed at Mike Cernovich for not making any sense.

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Organizer and historian, Mark Bray, (@Mark__Bray), author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, explains the political formation of Antifa and its emergence in Europe and the United States in the 1980s. The Pan Left position of Antifa. Mass anti racist and anti fascist movements. Spanish and French Antifa assemblies. Are there tactical differences inside Antifa. The Black Bloc and Black Bloc tactics. Anti Fascism is not a thought experiment its a real politics. Would the language fit better in an American context? Whats the right way to deal with mass Right Wing movements? And what determines whether or not we get fascism?

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump undermines Republicans. Steve Bannon lashes out at Gary Cohn. Steve Bannon, argues that the reason the Catholic Church support, immigrants rights is because they need undocumented people to fill up church. Jeff Sessions and your calls and IMs.

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The many, many, many lies that Jeff Sessions spread about cancelling DACA. Joe Scarborough calls out Paul Ryan and DACA and is still an annoying hypocrite. How the national politics of DACA have moved to the Left. Steve King suggests that DACA deportees will be like Peace Corp volunteers in their home countries. As Democrats slowly embrace Anti-Monopoly positions, Think Tank, New America, buckles under pressure from Google and scraps its anti monopoly program. The Open Markets team creates a new project:  Citizens Against Monopoly.

On The Fun Half: DACA exploits young undocmmented people. Unonization is essential for reversing the wage gap. Random Rush. Rush Limbaugh lies about climate change, hurricanes and puts in audience in danger. Alex Jones and Roger Stone warn of a coup. Another horrible week of Police conduct caught on video and your calls and IMs.

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Remember when Ronald Reagan and George Bush Sr, took moderate positions on immigration? Jess Sessions announces the cancelation of DACA. All of the ways Jeff Sessions lied about DACA. Why ending DACA is sadism and racism. Sheriff Joe Arpaio pardoned by Trump has one of the most obscene and disgusting records in the country. Hurricane Harvey is an environmental and humanitarian crisis and why deregulation costs lives.

On The Fun Half: Gorka explains why he left the White House and why MAGA agenda will still win. Can Democrats reclaim Congress? Jeff Sessions lies and lies and lies about DACA. Texas Republicans pretend that its hard for them to take help from government and your calls and IMs.

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A repeat edition of Majority Report's traditional labor speeches compilation including FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more!

Back live tomorrow.

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Today, historian Robin D. G. Kelley joins us to discuss his classic 1990 book "Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression."

Then, Sam is joined on Ring of Fire by Marshall Allen of ProPublica, to talk about why this practice of waste leaves a heavy burden on our healthcare costs, and why it’s a myth that drugs become toxic after expiration.

Then for members, a throwback conversation between Janeane and Andy Kindler talking about conservative pathologies. See who Janeane calls a "nasty dickhead"!

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Richard Rothstein, research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and of the Haas Institute at the University of California (Berkeley) joins us to discuss his new book, 'The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America.'

For members, Dick Gregory joined Sam and Marc back on Air America's Break Room Live.

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Author Betsy Hartmann joins us today to discuss her book, 'The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness.'

And for members, Sam and Janeane take a call from Retired Lt Col Nelson Peoples (played by David Waterman) on the military's new automated killing robots. 4/1/2005

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Today, Economist Ann Pettitfor (@AnnPettifor) on her book, 'The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers.'

And for members, filmmaker Alex Gibney on his documentary, 'Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room' with Sam and Janeane on April 29, 2005

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Trump lashes out at short senator Bob Corker after being called 'unstable. 'Trump continues demonstrating how best to alienate possible allies. America is massively unprepared for election cybersecurity. The GOP's assault on voting rights.

Then, Film Guy Matthew Weiss joins us to recommend a John Cassavetes film.

On the fun half - Jesse Watters says actually it's good Trump in unstable. And your calls and IMs.

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Jonathan Morduch, author of The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty, explains how Americans are suffering in the new economy, why Americans are squeezed and the different ways people are making money and not making money.

On the fun half: Jeff Flake thanks Trump for coming to Arizona to bash him, what is the place for cops in working class movements, Fox News is freaking out about ESPN, and your calls an IMs.

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Trump heads to Arizona to talk about the wall.

Yale University, Law Professor, James Whitman, author of Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law, explains the Nazi Party basing law on American systems of law and racism. How the Nazis built Nuremberg Laws. Why the Nazis looked to the United States on banning interracial marriage. Why some aspects of American anti miscegenation laws went to far for the Nazi Party. American immigration laws and the Nazi Party. Immigration law and excluding citizenship. The debates inside the Nazi Party. The limits of egaltarian law in the United States and Nazi Germany. Racism and egalitarianism and when Affirmative Action was white.

On The Fun Half: Trump instigates in Arizona against the media. Trump acts like a spoiled child and conservatives love it. Don Lemon is disgusted by Donald Trump's lying. Police get violent with protestors in Phoenix. Charlottesville residents demand action in taking down confederate monuments. Why White people need to push for civil rights now. Paul Ryan is asked by a Nun how he can reconcile his Catholicism with his war on the poor. Governor Paul LePage, thinks the Civil War was about states rights. A website for Arizona  Republican website, uses a photo from the 90s sitcom, All American Girl with Margaret Cho and your calls and IMs.

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Trump copies Bush in Afghanistan and South Asia and why his new Afghan strategy will lead to more civilian killings.

Harvard Professor Elizabeth Hinton, author of, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America, explains how the Johnson Administration's War on Poverty led to increased policing in the African American community. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the debate on crime in urban communities in the 1960s and 1970s. Racist theories of what causes crime. Why Johnson suppressed the findings of the Kerner Commission. The belief in police contact and punishment for preventing future crime. The logic of the development of the modern American carceral state. The deep connections in the 1960s between anti crime and anti poverty policies. The devolution of focus on economic problems to "cultural pathology". The Reagan Administration's gutting of social welfare. President Obama's Our Brothers Keepers problem and the legacy of cultural pathology politics.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump looks directly at the sun. Do Democrats face an uphill battle in 2018? The Republican Senate Leadership Fund runs a great ad against "chemtrail Kelly" who Trump has endorsed in her primary against Jeff Flake. Steve Mnuchin and his wife are both absolutely horrible people. Don Lemon schools a racist Trump surrogate. Alex Jones tours Seattle and your calls and IMs.

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Donald Trump says the USS John McCain disaster is "too bad". Steve Bannon is out, but Sebastian Gorka is still in the White House and his dissertation advisor cannot believe that he has risen as far as he has. Steve Bannon goes back to Breitbart. The Trump Administration's giveaway to Sinclair broadcasting and the new Far Right TV network that is coming. Why the future of the Republican Party is White Nationalist and why the modern Right is all about resentment.

On The Fun Half: The stupid story behind the name of Gavin McInnes's Proud Boys. Racist Jason Kessler tweets that Heather Heyer was a "fat, disgusting communist" and claims the next morning that he was on Zambian and xanax and that he repudiates the "heinous" tweet that was sent out. Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai,Republican Senate Candidate in Massachusetts speaks to an empty free speech rally. Dave Rubin takes Koch Brother funding. Donald Trump's ongoing disaster Administration. Ali Velshi schools a Trump shill on MSNBC. Susan Collins condemns Trump and thinks Trump might not be the 2020 Republican nominee and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter discusses whether or not Republicans finally turning on Trump? Why removing confederate statues are important but not the main issue. The tactical mistake Nancy Pelosi made. Forcing the Republican leadership to denounce Donald Trump's racism. Susan Bro, says she is not going to speak with Trump anymore. Steve Bannon's double game. Is Steve Bannon out. The ACLU will no longer defend armed protestors. Should the ACLU stop defending the speech rights of Nazis and is there ever a time to protect free speech.

Andy Kindler, reviews some delusional racism on Fox News. Melissa Francis wines about not being able to defend racists and racism. Steve Bannon is out and wha tif he wrote for Seinfeld. Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller do a "hilarious bit". Dennis Miller is deflated and probably a sociopath.

Heather Heyer's mother Susan Bro, won't meet with Donald Trump. Crowd turns themselves in solidarity in Durham over the statue toppling. The terrorist attacks in Spain, leads Trump to bring back his favorite mad cup war crime. Richard Spencer on Israeli news and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show attorney and activist Eva Golinger (@evagolinger) joins us to discuss Venezuela.

Getting deeper into Venezuelan politics than the simplistic narratives surrounding "Chavismo," and how they bear on Venezuela's current political turmoil. Hugo Chavez's constitutional leadership and Venezuela's long history as a US client state. The 2002 Venezuelan coup. Maduro, the opposition, and street protests.

On the fun half - the religious left and political clergy, more on Trump as a confederate, Trump on the most racist movie ever, and your calls and IMs.

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Who to shame in the Trump Administration and why.

New York Magazine's Eric Levitz, explains why the center does not exist. Why voters are not rational. Why human beings are social and tribal and how that effects voting behavior. Why many Americans support extreme Left and Right views. Why there are no "moderate" or "centrist" voters. Why most Americans are to the Left on economics. Why obsessing with the "center" undermines organizing. Big money and the centrist myth. White racial resentment and big money work together. Why Obama's 2012 campaign was more effective than Clinton's 2016 campaign and why Democrats need to create enemies to build political power.

On The Fun Half: Nazis chant "Jews will not replace us" and condemn Trump for giving away Ivanka to Jews. Donald Trump's pro racist rant makes John Kelly flinch. Trump places blame on the "Alt Left". And your calls and IMs.

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Mark Hayer, the father of murdered activist Heather Heyer calls for forgiveness and speaks of his daughters incredible integrity. No one believes Trump's condemnation of racism. Who does Trump, mostly accuse of racism on Twitter? New York hates Donald Trump. Jesse Waters, takes issue with people calling for Trump to be specific about white terrorism when they didn't like him using terms like "radical islam" . Remembering when Steve Scalise said he was David Duke without the baggage. White supremacy and the broader Republican project. Officials continue to take down confederate monuments and Rush Limbaugh tries comedy.

On The Fun Half: how racism works institutionally and personally. Democrats can abandon the center because the center does not exist. Alex Jones talks nonsense with Gavin Mcinnes. Gavin whines that he has lost his famous friends. RWM has also lost friends. Donald Trump calls Jim Acosta fake new and your calls and IMs.

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Sam breaks down the weekend's fascist terror attack at an alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Republican party's responsibility in fomenting and coopting white supremacy. 

On the fun half - more on Charlottesville.

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Cliff Schecter joins us on the verge of the apocalypse. Sebastian Gorka and other idiots in the Administration are pushing for a military option in  North Korea. Gorka undermines Rex Tillerson. The timing of the threats against North Korea and the raid on Paul Manefort's house. Stuart Varney whines about Democrats criticizing Trump. The American pundits instigating for war against North Korea. The absolutely insane NSC Council document on Trump's internal enemies and the rise of the "cultural marxist" talking point.

Judy Gold hates Donald Trump. Jeff Lord is out at CNN. Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump whine at each other. Talking with your kids about having an insane President. The time Trump laughed at a Hillary being called a dog and Judy wants to know what our last meals will be.

On The Fun Half: Trump thinks some leak for love. Trump reverses himself and declares the opiod crisis an emergency. Trump thanks Russia for expelling diplomats and your calls and IMs.

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Trump is irrational and North Korea responds to his threats.

Gilad Edelman, of the Washington Monthly,  explains the long war against government. The Clinton era and the undermining of government. Private contractors across government. Why we don't know how many private contractors work in federal government. Why we need more federal government. Campaign financing and government contracting. IRS staff and funding. Why privatizing government is a win/win for the Right and why government needs to expand.

On The Fun Half: are Democrats structurally disadvantaged? Texas Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress says God gave Trump the authority to take out the North Korean leader. Alex Jones warns of a coup. Newt Gingrich tries to ease tensions between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell. The US Government will not condemn a terrorist attack on a Mosque and your calls and IMs.

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Trump threatens North Korea with fire and fury and North Korea threatens Guam.

Physician, activist and Harvard instructor, Adam Gaffney, explains why Medicare for all is the answer to our health crisis. Why a public option is not going to solve the core problems of the health crisis. The debate inside the Left about how to expand healthcare. The Conyers bill and will doctors make less money overall? Why is American healthcare more expensive? Why Medicare for all is a win for everyone and how Obamacare improved the expectations for healthcare.

On The Fun Half: What's the best way to nationalize healthcare? Rex Tillerson walks back Trump's crazy threats? Lindsay Graham, says its better to fight the "war over there". Trump has been calling for war against North Korea for over a decade. Trump, has a fresh idea for fighting drugs. The positive news packet that Trump gets everyday. Seb Gorka says we are now a "hyperpower" and why there is no such thing as lone wolf terrorist attacks. Fox News whines about Mitch McConnell and your calls and IMs.

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New report indicates climate change is moving even faster than we realized. How the Trump Administration is suppressing climate science. Policy and identity. What Ryan Cooper got right and wrong in his piece on Kamala Harris, Deval Patrick and Corey Booker. ICE's new obscene policies and using children as bait.

On The Fun Half: The climate crisis and is Miami doomed? Is Joy Reid genuine in her insanity? Elizabeth Warren comes out against criminalizing protests against Israel. Nikki Haley confirms a leak on Fox News by accident. Senators move to protect Robert Mueller from getting fired. Alan Dershowitz won't answer whether he is working for Trump. DSA breaks from international socialists and backs BDS against Israel. And your calls and IMs.

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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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

-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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

-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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

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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Direct download: 07-21-17-Cliff_Schecter-Chop_And_Steele-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

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.

Direct download: 07-19-17-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Ted Cruz has a scam for getting through the Republicans awful health care bill.

Harry Targ a Professor in the department of political science at Purdue University, explains Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels plan to connect Purdue University to online, private education. The rise of neoliberalism, late stage capitalism and the collapse of public education. What was the original purpose of public education. The problem with separating politics and economics. STEM and the undermining of critical thinking. The STEM hype and how to resist the neoliberal agenda.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump Jr took a strange meeting. Trump's bizarre G20 video and your calls and IMs

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

rump's bizarre G20 Agenda and handshake with Putin.

Cliff Schecter explains why the Senate's health care bill might be in trouble. What Republican Senators might vote against the McConell bill. Mitch McConnell threatens Republican. Mark Penn emerges from his hole and the delusional center makes its case. Did Bernie move to the center? White House ethics chief resigns and Hobby Lobby buys stolen artifacts from ISIS.

Andy Kindler on Ricky Gervais, Dennis Miller, and his new podcast, Thought Spiral.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Paul Ryan reminds everyone that Republicans need to destroy health care in order to fund tax giveaways for the rich.

Barry Eidlin, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McGill University, explains why the Republicans war on labor is institutional. What are Right to Work laws. Labor leaders and reaching out to Republicans. Transactional politics and weakened labor unions. The problem with labor as a special interest. Union density in the United States and Canada. How labor unions have undermined themselves politically in the United States. The 1960s New Left and how it hurt labor and what needs to be done to revive the labor movement?

On The Fun Half: What is the dumb dumb left? Donald Trump talks about World War 2 in Poland and its pretty hilarious. Trump, has another weird moment. Trump rambles about Russia and elections. Time Warner CEO says its Democrats are a bigger threat to the first amendment than Trump because they support campaign finance reform. Jesse Waters has "thoughts" about North Korea. Chris Christie spins for hanging out on a beach that his budget fight shut down for the public and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Why did single payer in California fail and the structural reforms needed to succeed in the future. North Korea tests an ICBM. How the Bush Administration helped create the North Korean nuclear crisis. A new delusional project for Silicon Valley plutocrats.

On The Fun Half: MR's war against the Dumb Dumb Left continues. Bernie Sanders walks the perfect line on healthcare. The Obamacare collapse myth. Conservatives freak out about NPR tweeting out the Declaration of Independence. Trump and Putin set for their first meeting and Mike Huckabee has stupid predictions about it. Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

Direct download: 07-04-17-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

Mary Otto (@mottomatic), author and oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists, joins us today to talk about her new book, "Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America."

For members, a conversation between Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Lapham, and Dennis Loy-Johnson discuss "What Do We Do Know?", an essay collection on the state of the left following Bush's reelection.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am EST

Cliff Schecter, explains what why Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are holding up the health care destruction bill. What's Mitch McConnell's angle. Shelly Moore Capito, shows how a Republican can be bribed to support the bill. The Republican assault on Medicaid. Ezra Klein sort of loses his innocence. The Trump and Morning Joe war and the new assault on voting rights.

Larry Murphy, talks about Trump country in Massachusetts. Trump's constant lies. The Boston bros and Trump and Larry keeps up with everything.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm EST

When Mitch McConnell promised to fight to expand health care and not destroy it.

Thomas Shapiro, the Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy and Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University and author of, “Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future", explains the trend towards stalled social mobility in America. The intersection with the widening racial wealth gap. Intergenerational wealth and race. The estate tax and structural inequality. The absurdity and danger of cutting the estate tax. Housing policy and wealth generation. Social Security and the exclusion of African Americans. Schools, property taxes and inequality and the myth of understanding generational wealth and how we deluded ourselves about how wealth is generated and why all American families need assets and social protection.

On The Fun Half: Trump throws tantrum aimed at Morning Joe on Twitter. Sarah Huckabee does more hopeless spinning. Dana Loesch with a bizarre NRA ad and a trip down conspiracy theory lane. African American off duty cop killed and the bigger picture of policing and the African American community and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

The Republicans continue to pursue destroying health care. The Republican timeline of attempting to destroy health care. How Republicans ran to the left of Obamacare. The side deals Republicans will cut in the Senate. The next phase of Republican plans to destroy the social safety net. How Obama undermined Obamacare. Mitch McConnell is angry at Donald Trump's stupidity. Republican Congressman Francis Rooney, also has no idea what his job is and Al Franken humiliates Rick Perry.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump's fake Time cover. Trump acts creepy. Reporter calls out Sarah Huckabee for demonizing the press. Ivanka whines and complains on Fox & Friends. Sarah Palin sues the New York Times and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Republicans are still trying to scam you on health care repeal.

Nancy Maclean, a Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author of, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, explains the extremist property right origins of far right politics. James Buchanan's connections to slavery practicing, southern politics. Why libertarians never want to look at how power and wealth are created. The Koch donor network and the threats over healthcare. What is public choice economics? The bizarre world of libertarian "morals". Why libertarians are anti constitutional. The Mont Pelerin Society and the global assault on democracy and social equity. Why does the extreme right want "big bangs" in public policy. James Buchanan and Milton Friedman in Chile. Why libertarians are on the verge of killing American democracy and how the Left can resist.

On The Fun Half: did the Democrats put so much money into Jon Ossoff? Paul Ryan presents some amazing and disgusting new spin about healthcare. Former Republican Congressman admits he benefited from Obamacare. Warren Buffet calls for single payer health care. How the Senate can still pass health care repeal.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

Owen Jones joins us to discuss the death of neoliberalism and emergence of solidarity between the British "middle-classes" and working people. The self-discrediting Tories. New Labour's demise and how centrists are responding to Corbyn's success. Macronism vs. Corbynism

On the fun half - KellyAnne thinks medicare recipients should get jobs, a spinal muscular atrophy, Sam Harris is genocidal while Maajid Nawaz nods along, Texas Rep Pete Olson said Bill Clinton reminded Loretta Lynch about Vince Foster, and your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Writer Corey Pein (@coreypein) and Matt Christman (@cushbomb) of Chapo Trap House join the show today.

Reaction to the grotesque cruelty of the Senate "health care" bill. How this administration signals a retrenchment of capital.

Why we need to view the ongoing grotesque assault on the poor through a camera obscura of irony. Matt outlines the "sewer socialists" of Milwaukee in the 1910s and 20s. How class analysis has been blunted. Matt recommends the 2015 Green Room.

On the fun half - Mitch McConnell wants to kill disabled people, activists in wheelchairs get forcibly removed from McConnell's office, Shelly Capito listens to constituent about how BHRA cuts will kill her daughter, and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

On today's show, Kate Raworth (@KateRaworth), economist, and Senior Visiting Research Associate, ECI, Oxford University, joins the show. Why Adam Smith isn't the laissez-faire fundamentalist his reputation makes him to be. How the false idea of the purely self-interested "economic man" has negatively impacted humanity. The huge economic blindspots of classical economics about things like domestic labor done by women. Why GDP is an archaic metric for measuring economic well-being.

On the fun half - Labour MP defends retweeting 'burn neoliberalism', Michael Bloomberg wants to give Trump a chance, video emerges of Diamond Reynolds and daughter in back of police vehicle following Philandro Castile shooting, Kushner speaks, and your calls and ims.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Are people starting to notice that Republicans are rushing health care destruction through the Senate.

Washington Post National Reporters, Dave Weigsl, explains how Karen Handal won in Georgia. Why Republicans run national and tribal campaigns. Do Democrats need a national message? What's a smart for Democrats to attack Trump. Stop pretending that moderate Republicans exist. Archie Parnell ran a strong race in South Carolina and Republicans run against Goldman Sachs? The Democrats have bad consultants and don't get unity and why the mainstream media keeps giving Paul Ryan a pass.

On the Fun Half: Sam's role in the Seth Rich scandal, Rick Perry talks amazing nonsense. Police Officer gets away with killing Philander Castile. Conservative resentment and voting. Senator Chris Murphy calls out Republican "moderates" for pretending to oppose how secretive the Senate health care bill is and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-21-17-Dave_Weigel-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

Democrats start down the nuclear road in the Senate's health care bill. Kamala Harris outlines the disaster in the Senate bill. Why Republicans need to destroy the safety net for tax giveaways for the rich. Will the Supreme Court back Republican gerrymandering? Chuck Schumer tries to get assurance from Mitch McConnell that the public will see the bill. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren call out the grotesque Republican health care bill. The Republicans plan is all about tax cuts for the rich and Republican Senators can't answer basic questions about health care repeal.

On the Fun Half: How close is Jon Ossoff? YouTuber Tim Black calls in to Challenge Sam. Trump supporters on Fox want war. Sean Hannity is ow anti birther. Powerful ad from a candidate challenging Paul Ryan and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 06-20-17-Sam_Seder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Today, showrunner Anthony Lappé on his new documentary series, 'America's War on Drugs." The role of secret wars in American history in the cold war. The CIA's role in bringing LSD to America. "Operation Condor" in Latin America.

Then, Nomiki Konst, currently a correspondent with The Young Turks, updates on us about the ongoing trials of the democratic unity reform commission. The structural fights going on within Democratic Party.

On the fun half - Trump "reverses" some of Obama's Cuba policies, Jeremy Corbyn calls for seizing luxury properties to house Grenfell survivors, Megyn Kelly does an ok job interviewing Alex Jones, Dave Rubin thinks MLK would be conservative now, and your calls and IMs.

Direct download: 06-19-17-Anthony_Lappe-Nomiki_Konst-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Two interviews today. First is with K. Sabeel Rahman on his new book, "Democracy Against Domination," on how our public philosophy has forgotten important values of democracy and economic power, and what a more democratic approach to economic regulation might look like.

Then, Minnesota Senator Al Franken joins us to talk his new book, "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate."

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Journalist and author Duff McDonald (@duffmcdonald) joins us to talk about his new book, "The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite."

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Leading voting rights expert and journalist for The Nation magazine Ari Berman (@AriBerman) joins us today. Who Kris Kobach is and why his racist, anti-democratic, Kris Kobach's time at Harvard with advisor and clash of civilizations theorist Samuel Huntington. Why Kobach's anti-black voter stridency seems to be about more than just winning elections for the GOP. Anxiety about fear for the future of the "white race" driving GOP voter suppression. The threat posed by Cross Check.

On the fun half - Jeff Sessions gets grilled by Ron Wyden and "hysterical" Kamala Harris, Rand Paul speaks out for Yemen, major fire in London  property long-complained about for awful safety conditions, plus your calls and IMs!

Direct download: 06-14-17-Ari_Berman-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Republicans move towards destroying health care  and Democrats need to slow them down. Ben Carson wants government out of health care, mainstream delusions about Democratic Party politics.

Assistent Professor of History Matthew Karp, author of, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy, explains why scholarship is looking again at the Civil War. Our political moment and the South. Capitalisms origins. Slavery and capital. How the politics of slavery were viewed historically. John C Calhoun and America's slave based foreign policy. Using a Cold War lens to understand southern foreign policy thinking. The Texas treaty and the fear of anti slavery politics. British anti slavery and the fusion of moral and economic anti slavery arguments. States rights and federal policy and "big government" foreign policy on behalf of elites.

On The Fun Half: Jeff Sessions set to testify in front of the Intelligence Committee. Donald Trump Jr, basically confirms what James Comey said. Trump is considering firing Robert Mueller. Alex Jones feels mislead by Megyn Kelly. Trump gets praised by his cabinet. Ivanka Trumo whines about how hard it is. Wayne Allen Root has weird ideas about dating. Joy Reid has insane arguments against Bernie Sanders. What happens when an Alt Right basement dweller meets real oath keepers? John Major concerned about the DUP propping up the Conservative government and your calls and IMs.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

Writer Derek Davison (@dwdavison9318) joins us to discuss the crisis between Qatar and other Gulf States. Wahhabism in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Why Qatar irritates Saudi Arabia. The different reactions of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to the Arab Spring. How Qatar's friendly relationship with Iran is complicating matters. Could Saudi Arabia be plotting a coup in Qatar?

On the fun half -  Bernie Sanders slams the Democrats at the People's Summit, Bill Maher takes Kushner's inherited privilege to the woodshed, Megyn Kelly grants exposure to Alex Jones, Owen Jones apologizes for doubting Jeremy Corbyn, and your calls and IMs!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Journalist David Dayen discusses Republican Congressional candidate Rob Gianforte's assault of a reporter. Will progressive candidate Rob Quest make an upset in Montana? Why Gianforte lost it over the new CBO score for the Republicans healthcare plan. The CBO documents the endless failures and cruelties of the Republican healthcare bill. Is GOPCare in trouble in the Senate? Why the "choir" matters in politics. Will Democrats go populist and talk about monopolies and anti trust policies? Sinclair Broadcasting and monopolies. Jess Sessions lied on his security clearance form. Why Trump did not need to obstruct justice because the powerful don't face the legal system in modern America. Arthur Anderson, the Obama Administration and the creation of to big to jail.

On The Fun Half: Trump is a jerk, Mitch Landrieu gets real about why confederate monuments need to come down. What Trumpcare will do to healthcare in this country. Betsy DeVos is a danger to the nation's children. A racist outburst in Arkansas. Rush Limbaugh rambles about the future of Fox News.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Mike Hanna, (@mjahanna) freelance presenter and former bureau chief for CNN in Jerusalem. What is unprecedented about Trump's decision to make his first trip abroad to "the world's great religions." What's happening inside Iran as the crucial context for middle-eastern prospects for peace. Trump's obvious natural affinity for authoritarian leaders.

On the fun half - John Podhoretz not sure if Michael Brooks is as bad as the holocaust, Hannity continues to melt down over the Seth Rich story, Trump talks cavalierly about nuclear war, the Trump admin dances with swords, a CIA agent says Trey Gowdy should get his ass kicked, and your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Trump budget goon Mick Mulvaney wants you to spare some compassion for high-earning taxpayers. Trump cuts social security. The end is nigh for Dodd-Frank. More intel officials give testimony unhelpful to for Trump. Bernie campaigns in Montana for Rob Quist.

On the fun half: Trump bumbles his way through the middle-east (and Israel), on capitalism vs socialism in America, Wisconsin voter suppression dealt setback in court, and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Today, Steven Hahn, professor of history at NYU, on his new history of 19th century american empire-building, "A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910." Mexico and the Mississippi River valley as important and overlooked centers of 19c imperial power. How imperialism favored by slaveholders and apologists worked well with limited-government philosophies. American capitalism's development, alongside the state, following the civil war. The trans-Mississippi West and post-emancipation South as "imperial proving grounds" for American state capitalism. Why socialism was big in states like Texas, Oklahoma, and in the midwest.

On the fun half - Are democrats ready to ride single-payer to victory? Trump dances and curtsies in Saudi Arabia, HR McMaster blows some more of his integrity, Wilbur Ross gives creepy defense of "liberalizing" Saudi regime, Anderson Cooper said Jeffrey Lord would defend Trump pooping on his desk.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Did President Erdogan order his bodyguards beat protestors in Washington DC?

Cliff Schecter celebrates the death of the very awful Roger Ailes. Shep Smith cries over Roger Ailes. How Ailes damaged the country and led the way to Trump. Fox News and damaging America with propaganda. Republicans don't know anything about the healthcare bill that they passed. Why Republicans don't know how to govern. Will Republicans lose the House? And the always awful Joe Lieberman, might be the next director of the FBI.

Judy Gold, reviews the rules for meeting with Trump for foreign heads of state. Jared Kushner is the worst. Donald Trump whines and denies criminal wrongdoing. What Judy is up to. Is Lawrence out at MSNBC? And debating the MSNBC lineup and the future of media.

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump, Rob Ford and Russia. The potential Pence disaster. Elizabeth Warren grills Steve Mnuchin on a "21st century Glass Steal bill". and your calls and IMs.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Roger Ailes is dead! Fox & Friends mourns his loss.

Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones), social media editor at the New Republic, joins us to talk about the terrible political mix that constitutes the New York Times editorial department. How the hiring of Bret Stephens is symptomatic of the New York Times lack of political imagination. Sarah's critique of Hillary apologies like Susan Bordo's "The destruction of Hillary Clinton" and "Lean-In" feminism.

On the fun half - On Chelsea Clinton's merit, Jake Tapper hits Trump for pity party, John Kelly tells Trump to stab the press, is capitalism to thank for technology, Chomsky says Bernie woulda won.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

Donald Trump told James Comey, that he hoped that "he could let this go" with regards to the investigation of Flynn. James Comey is releasing information on Trump. Are we close to impeachment or removal from office? Why there is more information coming from Comey. Putin offers to release a transcript of Trump's meeting with Russian officials. Secretary Tillerson, wants none of it. Did Trump out an Israeli intelligence operative who is undercover with ISIS. Mitch MCconnell, does not care if Trump revealed intelligence,  Ross Douthat's bizarre defense of Trump's criminality and Donald Trump whines about how he is being treated.

On The Fun Half: California charter schools win. Philadelphia elects a very progressive DA. Jesse Waters, in an extremely stupid way downplays the Comey scandal. Tucker Carlson's hilarious non-coverage of the election story. Donald Trump plagiarizes Legally Blond. Erdogan's bodyguards attack protestors in Washington DC and your calls and IMS.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Kimberley Phillips-Fein, a Professor of Individualized Study at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University and author of Fear City: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics, explains when New York City was a middle class city and the City of New York system. The rise of New York's public sector and the political movements of the sixties. When the stock exchange considered leaving New York. Borrowing and austerity. Allen Greenspan, Donald Rumsfeld and Donald Trump and the destruction of New York. New York's bankruptcy and the shock doctrine across public services. Why New York is now plutocrat paradise and why austerity and destroying public value is an anti democratic policy choice.

On The Fun Half: General McMaster, spins for Trump on sharing classified with Russia. Joe and Mika call out "conservative hucksters". Oprah gives Ivanka Trump a pr opportunity. Mike Huckabee goes crazy with some bad music in the background. Donald Trump reveals once again that he is a massive sociopath. Random Rush. Dave Rubin is very stupid and your calls and IMs.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm EST

ND's Kevin Cramer gets humiliated by constituent stuffing cash in his lapel.

Today, author Steve Keen joins us to talk about his book, "Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?" Why economist Hyman Minsky was asking the right questions about the Great Depression. Classical economics finance blind spot. Capitalism's boom-bust cycle. Modern monetary theory. Why Germany is seemingly immune from these private debt level issues.

On the fun half - Gregg Popovich blasts "Game Show" Donald Trump, Joe and Mika throw KellyAnne Conway under the bus, Nikki Haley calls Trump the CEO of America, North Carolina Republicans are still racist, right-wing nutjobs, and Rep Rodney Frelinghuysen of NJ gets a bank employee fired for being anti-Trump.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Stay focused on Paul Ryan and Mitch McDonnell who enable Donald Trump. Alex Jones has vital new intelligence on Donald Trump and Tim Allen.

Cliff Schecter, explains the latest stages of the Donald Trump mess and why Democrats are finally pressing Republicans and feeling emboldened. Why Democrats need to make it impossible for Republicans to govern. Congressman Tom MacArthur, is confronted for his horrific vote and role in crafting healthcare repeal. Why Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell need to relentlessly attacked by Democrats. Donald Trump admits to obstructing justice Why Trump is not smart and why the Trump team can't get their Comey story straight.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, explains his new behind the scenes documentary. What's new with Matthew. Did Sam plan his Binder joke? The Big Fall signed by Sam is available on eBay. Donald Trump talks about Citizen Kane and Matthew tells us to watch, W.R. Mysteries of Organism.

Bigotry in South Pedro island. Donald Trump is crazy. A new Trump scandals and your calls and IMs.

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

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Journalist Marcy Wheeler, explains the evolving nature of the Trump and Russia scandal. Jared Kushner's meetings with the Russians. The endless conflicts of interest in the Trump Administration. Sally Yates and "team Trump". Did Mike Flynn think he was protected by Kushner? Why Trump's sketchy business background makes him look incompetent. Flynn's quest for immunity. What precipitated the firing of Comey? Is Jared Kushner in the crosshairs of a criminal investigation? Al Franken's questioning and why Trump wouldn't want to fire Mike Flynn. The importance of Jeff Sessions lies about meeting with the Russian ambassador. How we should treat possible criminal actions by the Trump organization and are we about to face another round of leaks?

On The Fun Half: Donald Trump claims he always intended to fire James Comey. Donald Trump meets with Henry Kissinger. Bernie or Bust Bill Clinton returns. Betsy DeVos gets bood off stage. A voter wants to know what the difference is between private employees and public officials making healthcare choices. New Orleans takes down the statues of traitors like Jefferson Davis. South Padro Island has a lot of racist white people. Right Wing Mandela calls out snowflakes. Is Trump close to impeachment? Trump's new fraudulent push on "voter fraud" and your calls and IMs.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Journalist Dan Froomkin explains the bizarre way that Trump fired Comey. The legitimate reasons for firing Comey. What Sally Yates revealed that probably led to the firing of James Comey. The FBI investigation into Russia and Trump is heating up. How the Republicans have become Trumps lacks. Will Republicans ever not back Trump. Would Republicans prefer a President Pence. Do Republicans like the distraction from what they are trying to do to healthcare and why we expect more leaks.

Jeffrey Tobin calls out the absurdity of the Rod Rosenstein memo and the idea that Trump fired James Comey over the Hillary Clinton press conference.

Journalist and writer Luke Savage, explains what the West Wing reveals about a certain liberal type in America. Why the West Wing has grown to be more than a tv show. Why the West Wing presents an idealized and empty view of politics. Decoding the West Wing to understand the fallacies of the Obama Administration and liberalism. "Smart v dumb" politics. The loss of class politics in the Democratic Party. The Thirqd Way and debate society politics and what actually motivates voters and what Democrats need for real opposition.

On The Fun Half: Dumdum Left idiocy. Russia's Foreign Minister trolls reporters hard. Chuck Schumer starts to put pressure on Mitch McDonnell. The Senate votes down a Trump reversal of Obama era methane rules. Bernie or Bust Bill Clinton calls out the Majority Report. Diane Feinstein indicates that Senators have seen evidence of Russian collusion with Trump. Mike Pence oddly defends the Comey firing. Jeffrey Toobin, calls out Trump for a "grotesque abuse of power" in firing Comey. Sally Yates destroys John Cornyen and Ted Cruz. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Comey committed "atrocities" and your calls and IMs.

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

Steven A. Cook (@StevenACook) on his book "False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East." Why celebrations of Turkish democracy turned out to be premature. Why the enthusiasm for Libya was equally misplaced.

Then, Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) on his Intercept piece, "As Uber Probes Sexual Harassment At Its Offices, It Overlooks Hundreds Of Thousands Of Female Drivers."

On the fun half - Franken suggests Flynn not the only one who's been secretive about meeting with members of the Russian government, Iowa Rep Rod Blum hates his life as a congressman, and your calls and IMs!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Donald Trump is leaving the Paris Accords and what climate change is really about for the Right. Emmanuel Macron wins big in France, but record numbers of abstentions. Syria policy failures and fascist movements. Republicans need to gut healthcare to subsidize tax cuts. Raul Labrador says people don't die because they don't have healthcare. All of the Republicans lies about slashing healthcare. John Faso lies to a voter about not taking away her healthcare. Democratic Congressman offers to do a Townhall in Faso's district and National Review writer goes next level stupid.

On The Fun Half: Republican tells lobbyists behind the scenes that he backs healthcare repeal, while saying he isn't sure in public. Good news for Democrats and voting rights in Georgia. Matthew Dowd says we might need to think about single payer. Young people drawn to fascism in France. And your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

Measles outbreaks in America because of anti vaxxer activism.

Political strategist Cliff Schecter, explains the relevance of the GOP moving toward blowing up one sixth of our economy. Fake moderates and how the bill passed. Why people with preexisting conditions might be in even more dangerous position after this bill passed. Why big employers are going to be able to hurt the quality of employee care. Why subsidies will be cut for plans that cover abortion services. The ruthless attack on Medicade. How the bill saves Social Security money by killing people off. What happens next in the Senate? Will the Senate pass it the bill? Why the bill is a massive tax cut for the rich. What was the political calculus behind the Republican "moderates" passing the bill? And will Democrats benefit politically from retirements and and open seats?

On The Fun Half:Republican Congressmen didn't read the repeal bill. Tom Perriello runs anti Trumpcare ad. Chris Cillizza writes an incredibly stupid column. Blue state republicans and healthcare. How Republicans will destroy Medicade. Trump says Australia,has better healthcare than America and Bernie Sanders agrees. Republican Senator exploits Jimmy Kimmel and your calls and IMs.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

Republicans move to strip healthcare from millions.

New Yorker staff writer and author of Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, Sheelah Kolhatkar, explains the history of hedge funds and what they contribute and don't contribute to the economy. Why hedge funds get away with paying incredibly low taxes. How hedge funds, helped warp the economic cycle. Who is Stevan Cohen and why his criminal conduct matters. What was suspicious about Steve Cohen's trading? How Cohen's criminal conduct was discovered. The failed drug innovation that Cohen profited from. How Steven Cohen got away with it? And why the government didn't bring a criminal case against Cohen.

On The Fun Half: revisiting the voting for lesser of two evils debate. Patrick Leahy questions James Comey on the New York FBI's office and helping the Trump campaign. Al Franken wants to know if bigots across the country are encouraged by Steve Bannon being Trump's chief strategist. Code Pink activist is convicted of a crime for laughing at Jeff Sessions. Police abuses under Jeff Sessions and your calls and IMs.

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

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Journalist Jeff Spross, explains why Trump while lying talked more about jobs than Hillary Clinton. What is a public jobs option. Employing people for social good. The job guarantee and the living wage. Why private employment would be better with a public option. Why recessions will be less violent with a job guarantee. Will a public job option hurt teen workers? How much would a public job option cost? Why this program makes more sense than universal basic income and who supports a public jobs option in Congress?

On The Fun Half: the problem with Jimmy Kimmel's healthcare statements. Matt Lewis's absurd attack on Jimmy Kimmel. Why Republicans can't repeal the affordable care act. Chris Cuomo schools Paul Ryan. Mick Mulvaney tries and fails to spin the budget. James Comey justifies interfering in the election. The pro confederate propaganda industry.

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

Direct download: 05-03-17-Jeff_Spross-PUB.mp3
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Daniel Ziblatt, a Professor of government at Harvard University and author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy, explains what classes need to give up power in order for democracy to flourish. How did classical conservatives come to accept democracy? The invention of the conservative political party. Conceding democracy but not conceding power. Why stable center-right parties might be essential for democracy. Lessons from Egypt on preserving democracy. How to deal with old regimes in transitions to democracy. Trump and Republican commitment to democracy. What conservatives in the 19th century in Germany and Britain discovered about appealing to voters on non economic grounds. Is spin good for democracy? And the institutions that are needed to maintain democracy.

On The Fun Half: Satirizing Obama and satirizing Trump. Trump and the danger of war. No Donald Trump's crazy view of the civil war is not unique to him. Democrats win the the budget? Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks blames people with pre-existing conditions. Jimmy Kimmel issues a moving call for universal healthcare and what he misses. Alex Jones loses custody and your calls and IMs.

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

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Direct download: 05-02-17-Daniel_Ziblatt-PUB.mp3
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