The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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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The Huffington Post's, Ryan Grim, explained what was in the fiscal cliff deal, he and Sam wondered if the Democrats really did cave? Will Obama hold firm on the debt ceiling? why Ar Fleicher may not be able to give as much to charity this year and what if anything the bill got right.

On The Better Half: The FBI uncovers Plans to assassinate Occupy leaders? a Republican politician is very angry about all the focus on kwanzaa , Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg's sister does not want her digital privacy violated and a Libertarian takes up the challenge.

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On the final Best of 2012, an interview with political scientist Corey Robin on his book, The Reactionary Mind, Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, How great social movements provoke reaction from the RightAnd economist Richard Wolff, discussed when capitalism fails and what Roosevelt did during the Great Depression.

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