The Majority Report with Sam Seder

On today's show journalist Christopher Petrella, explained the power of the private prison industry, why private prisons are working to be reclassified as real estate holding companies, who the biggest players in the private prison business are and how to hold the industry accountable.

On The Better Half: How President Clinton inspired the release of the Mitt Romney 47% video, Costco pays its employees well and is still hugely profitable, LAPD shoots a mother and a daughter in their truck and still haven't replaced their destroyed car and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show special guest host Tina Dupuy, discussed Bloomberg's sods ban, new police violence in Brooklyn, the truth about Occupy Oakland and Michael does a little Obama.

On The Better Half: Jeb Bush claims his brother is not unpopular, Paul Ryan's new budget and lies, more Bloomberg debate and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show Council on Foreign Relations Adjunct Fellow Reza Aslan, explained how settlement is expansion is killing the prospect of Two State solution, what the Chuck Hagel hearings revealed about Washington, Iran's current politics and the best way forward on reaching a nuclear deal with Iran.

On The Better Half: George W Bush great painter? Bloomberg's novel explanation of why to many people use homeless shelters, more Rand Paul debate and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show, Cliff Schecter explained why Rand Paul still sucks, how the right wing turned crazy, why the dinner between Obama and Republican Senators is fine if its just for the optics, explained why the Republican Party is driven by negative emotions and he and Michael reviewed President Clinton's record on Gay Rights.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, recommended the HBO series Treme, Matt admitted he couldn't get into Treme and he and Matthew had an epic debate on the AMC series The Walking Dead.

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Professor, Bill Black explained why the right keeps pushing austerity policies, how austerity failed Europe,  how the destruction of the social safety net and sluggish economic growth go hand in hand and why the United States could never be Greece.

On The Better Half: Producers, Matt & Michael took over the helm over the Majority Report, as Sam celebrated the arrival of Baby Seder, is Rand Paul worthy of support? North Korea threatens to nuke America and your IMs.

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Nikolas Kozloff, author of Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the U.S, explained the complex legacy of Hugo Chavez, Chavez's political history, how Chavez changed the political psychology of Venezuela, where Chavez was innovative and where he failed, how Bush helped create Chavez and the future of the Chavez model.

On The Better Half: Rand Paul filibusters John Brennan, Fox and Friends says that Obama is trying to hurt the kids, Sam explains how Krugman could have easily beat Joe Scarborough on Charlie Rose, Ron Paul's gold filled portfolio face plants, Bill O'Reilly has a meltdown, and your calls and IMs.

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Washington Monthly Editor Haley Sweetland Edwards, explained why the success of financial reform will be determined by its implementation, what "position limits" are and why they matter, how lobbyists are undermining Dodd-Frank, how the regulatory apparatus works, and what the White House and public can do to guard and implement Dodd-Frank.

On The Better Half: Jeb Bush flip flops on immigration, Sam debates a caller on gun control debate, more thoughts on Alter and Entitlement cuts and your calls and IMs.

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Blommberg View Jonathan Alter, argued that cutting entitlements will guard investment in discretionary spending, guess how Sam felt about that argument? Sam and Jonathan debated whether or not CPI was a cut and agreed that the wealthy should pay more taxes.

On The Better Half: The Romney's remerge to whine, why haven't all members of the progressive caucus committed to not cutting entitlements?Time editor acknowledges that we are all on welfare and your calls and IMS.

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Cliff Schecter, explained why Bob Woodward is a fraud, does this episode cast the rest of Woodward's reporting into question? Why Cliff Schecter thinks we are living through the "Aaron Sorkin Presidency" Why what served President Obama during campaigns does not serve him in office, why the radical Right Wing members of the Supreme Court are attacking the Voting Rights Act and Lindsay Graham schooled by a Police captain on gun control.

Richard Kind, talked about how he got his part in Argo, Richard explained what he would why he would never be a producer, why he liked Seth Macfarlane's Oscar hosting, defended the Onion's controversial tweet and recommended Witness For the Prosecution and Headhunters.

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