The Majority Report with Sam Seder

On today's Casual Friday political maestro Cliff Schecter explains why healthcare reform can still succeed, why the problems in Obamacare are neo-liberal and right wing problems, the Chris Christie fraud and why the future of the Democratic Party is a progressive one.

Writer and Reproductive Justice activist Katie Klabusich explained the state of emergency for women's health and rights in Texas and how activists are fighting back.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss debated comic movies with Matt, explained the finer points of Zombie movies, told us why he likes Boardwalk Empire and suggested the films Spring Breakers and Zombi 2.

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Roosevelt Institute Fellow, Mike Konczal explains the problems with implementing Dodd Frank, distinct approaches to financial reform, why the last useful financial innovation was the ATM machine, Where President Obama's financial reform record has been successful, where regulators have failed, how interconnected regulations are, why Wall Street complexity is a problem for most Americans and urgent is the threat of another systemic financial collapse?

On The Better Half: President Obama explains new tweaks to the ACA, white supremacist finds out he has African ancestry on live television, Rush Limbaugh says more disgusting things about single women, a moving statement from the Philippines climate change representative and a disgusting commentary from Fox News hack and your calls and IMs.

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Author Isaac William Martin explains his new book Rich People's Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent, the roots of the plutocratic backlash against taxation, the role of the income tax in reactionary politics, the connection between far right populism and plutocracy, how the center gets pushed to the right, who is JA Arnold his role in creating the modern right, what exactly is the Tea Party and why the next Tea Party mass freak out will be on immigration.

On The Better Half: Rand Paul warns that Obama is after your doughnuts! the propaganda campaign against Social Security,  and your calls and IMs.

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Columbia University neuroscientist Carl Hart author of the new book High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Societyexplained how we demonize people on welfare, his life experience and academic work, why not all users of Crack Cocaine are addicted, the Rat Park study, the variety of reasons people fall into drug addiction, who benefits from the War on Drugs and who pays the highest price and how we use drugs to avoid addressing poverty and unemployment.

On The Better Half: Gun nuts terrorize a meeting of a local gun safety group, Rob Ford out of control, more fallout from Sam's epic debate and your calls and IMs.

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University of Notre Dame Professor, Benjamin Radcliff  author of the new book The Political Economy of Human Happiness: How Voters’ Choices Determine the Quality of Lifeexplains the importance of studying happiness in politics, what countries are the most happy and why, why more social safety nets and strong labor movements means more satisfied people, why policies that help people in the short term are also vest for the long term the delusions of austerity and why the Welfare state makes you more free.

On The Better Half: Iran negotiations continue despite a French led setback, Libertarian radio show host challenges Sam to debate Sam says yes and host keeps saying Sam won't debate him, Sam has a epic debate with a Libertarian radio host, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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ournalist Guy Lawson, explains the federal governments case against Hedge Fund fraudster Steven Cohen, why the big Wall Street criminals never go to prison for there many crimes, why fraud still pays off for Wall Street, the head of the New York FED says that big banks have criminal cultures, the problem with the culture of money worship, Food Stamp cuts and the American abuse of the poor and why food needs to be a right.

The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi explained his classic Daily Show segment with the racist Republican county chairman Don Yelton in North Carolina, the importance of covering voter suppression, Aasif suggested the movie Today's Special.

George W Bush speaks at a Jews for Jesus convention, listener Kim suggested the documentary Terms And May Apply and your IMs and your calls.

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MIT American history professor Craig Steven Wilder author of the new book Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universitiesexplains the role of American university institution building and the slave trade, how college pursued wealth in the slave trade, how universities were a weapon of colonization, how early American universities fundraised by claiming to evangelize Native Americans, the links between the ideas that justified the slave trade and the destruction of Native Americans and the strong connection between northern and southern intellectual cultures in justifying slavery.

On The Better Half: The New York Times endorses its own imagined TPP trade deal, the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, Ron Paul calls for armed insurrection, Rand Paul gets a new column at Breitbart, Guns & Ammo editor fired after readers freak because he called for modest gun control, Chris Christie's horrible record on Sandy relief and your calls and IMs.

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RH Reality Check Washington Correspondent Adele Stan explains why the Koch Brothers fund radical anti choice policies, why plutocrats need to feed social resentment and radicalism, the theology of free market fanaticism, how the Kochs funnel anti choice money, why extremist right wing politics is so profitable and how progressives can combat the ongoing War on women

On The Better Half: NYC repudiates Bloomberg, Senate progressives start going on the offense on Social Security, what really matters about Rand Paul's plagiarism, Frank Gaffney's insane new Obama voter conspiracy and your IMs and phone calls.

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11/5/13

Sam Seder, explains what's at stake in local elections across the country, Washington States push for GMO labelling, New Jersey voters will vote on a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage, progressive candidates across major city races look poised to win, the Senate moves to pass the ENDA, how conservatives are still fighting for the right to discriminate, insurance companies lie to customers about the affordable care act and more "brilliance" from Ted Cruz's father.

On The Better Half: Toranto's Mayor admits to smoking Crack, General Boykin says lots of military guys would like to "take out" President Obama, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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Salon contributing writer, Eric Stern explains Sean Hannity's stunningly dishonest health care panel, how Fox gets away with systemic lies, fact checking people who claim to be victims of Obamacare and how healthcare will be covered in mainstream media moving forward.

On The Better Half: the case for Edward Snowden clemency, Mike Bloomberg says the MET can charge an entrance fee, GOP lawmaker wants more conservative judges like "the black one" a police chief threatens arrest over a Facebook comment and your calls and IMs.

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