The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The NRA runs a shockingly offensive ad aimed at President Obama's daughters, what's in Obama's gun control package, the crucial role that universal background checks play in Gun Control, coming automatic budget cuts in domestic spending, will the Republicans blink in their insane push on the debt ceiling, the Republicans new strategy for stealing presidential elections and why "important" people hate Social Security so much.

On The Better Half: Aaron's Law, New York's gun control legislation, Republican Congressman compares Obama to Saddam Hussain and your calls and IMs.

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Michael Hastings, explained the disconnect between the intelligence that led to Ben Laden and torture why Zero Dark Thirty embraced the pro torture narrative,the CIA's role in the film production and Michael discussed his new book on the 2012 campaign, "Panic 2012" how Obama won his second term, why Tony Robbins offered to help the Obama campaign after the first debate and the story that Hastings reported that almost got him thrown off the campaign plane.

On The Better Half: Republicans developing anti rape comment pr strategy, but their actual views on rape are horrifying, Scientology doing amazingly well according to paid editorial in the Atlantic, and the Blaze runs a story that is false according to the Blaze, prosecutors were warned that Aaron Swartz was a suicide risk, and IMs.

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Sam remembered and honored the legacy of Aaron Swartz.

Matt Taibbi explained why liberal and conservative lawmakers killed the first TARP bill, the bait and switch that eventually got TARP through Congress, how TARP coddled the banks, why government accepted bonuses and fraudulent accounting, why the to big to fail banks stock prices are still high, why "systemically important" institutions are immune from criminal prosecution and what will the next bubble be?

On The Better Half: We hear from a recovering Libertarian, President Obama plays strong and smart on the debt ceiling, CNBC publishes a stunningly stupid article on income inequality, Pat Robertson morning jock marriage advice and bankers blow up the economy and walk free while Aaron Swartz is targeted.

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1/11/13

Cliff Schecter explained when the right went nuts, the modern infrastructure of the Republican movement, how guns became a social issue, what the White House is considering on Gun Control, how the NRA suppressed evidence on the benefits of Gun Control, and how the right-wing con game works.

Huffington Post's Entertainment Editor, Chris Rosen returned to the show after a long absence, things got a little awkward, Chris gives his Golden Globe predictions  and recommended the movie Bernie streaming on Netflix.

And Georgie Congressman Phil Gingrey, half endorses Tod Akin's rape theory, Sam plays a classic bit from the Break Room Live days and your calls and IMs

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AlterNet's, Kristen Gwynne, explained the rape of a sixteen girl by members of the Steubenville High School of Football Team, the disgusting details of the rape, did some of the evenings assaults take place in the local prosecutors home? The connection between the Police Department and Steubenville's Football team, Anonymous's role in uncovering new details in the case and the activism that has grown out of the case.

On The Better Half: Joe Scarborough has a bullying meltdown after being called a chauvinist, Libertarian caller does not like car safety features, the Family Research Council's Tony Perkin's hates the "wacky" yoga and mediation classes being offered to the military service members and your calls and IM's.

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The Guardian's, Glenn Greenwald explained John Brennan's role in the Bush Administration's torture program, how Brennan worked his way into Obama's inner circle, Brennan's history of dishonesty public on national security issues, his role as the architect of the Obama Administration's drone program and why Brennan's nomination in 2013 should be even more controversial than his possible nomination in 2008.

On The Better Half: An epic Libertarian caller! More on light bulbs and Libertarian craziness and your IMs.

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Producer Matt Binder, calls in from the podcast awards with great news, Republicans demand draconian cuts in exchanging for raising the debt ceiling, but won't say what they want cut, why the platinum coin option could be the smart move on the debt ceiling, and a top IMF economist apologises for underestimating the danger of austerity,

On The Better Half: Alex Jones loses it on Piers Morgan's show and now thinks the Illuminati is after him, Dick Armey's amazingly entertaining break up with FreedomWorks and the conservative art of the con, eight college activists occupy the TransCanada offices in Massachusetts in an action against the Keystone pipeline and Random Rush!

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Mother Jone's Kevin Drum explained why crime really goes down, what Lead does to the brain, why faddish crime theories don't explain the drop in crime, ways to measure the connection between Lead and crime,  why comparing crime to an epidemic doesn't make sense, and why we need to aggressively clean up Lead across America.

On The Better Half: Obama has a good pick for Secretary Defense and an awful pick for Director of the CIA, why we don't care about torture, more thoughts on Lead, a corporation is my co-pilot, Sam reminisces about his time at Air America and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, talked about Republican hypocrisy on Hurricane Sandy relief, the core lack of compassion and empathy in the Republican Party, Jonathan Alter's obnoxious new piece, phony figures on life expectancy, who really threatened the passage of Health care Reform and what leverage progressives still have over President Obama.

David Cross joined Sam, to talk about his recent marriage, what the new episodes of Arrested Development will be like and recommended the David O Russell, movie, Silver Linings Play Book, which isn't available on Netflix yet.

And more on today's Freebie Friday!

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Author, Guy Lawson explained how Mexican Drug Cartels operate in Mexico in the United States, how cartels operate like multinational corporations, how drug prohibition promotes violence, what the HSBC drug money laundering tells us, why its important to pick the right kind of ponzi scheme to operate and the latest news on the "stoner" arms dealers.

And on The Better half: Al Jazeera buys Current, Time Warner drops Current, Sam predicts Republicans won't pay any price for the fiscal deal, Chris Christie talks tough but Sam takes him to task for his ultra right politics, Peter King embarrasses himself yet again and your calls and IMs.

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