The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Political strategist Cliff Schecter, explains why the Republicans have no long term strategy, why John Boehner won't just take a corporate lobbying job and let the government restart, why Republican sociopaths keep paying themselves while the government shutdown costs people their lives and why we need to make sure the Republicans don't extort us into a "Grand Bargain."

Political satirist and Mayoral candidate Randy Credico, talked about why he is running for Mayor of New York City, how Randy got two percent of the vote in the Democratic Party without having any real campaign funds, Bill de Blasio's time with the Sandinistas, why New York needs a "Paris Commune" movement, Randy's proposal for a Wall Street tax and Sam Recommended the documentary about Randy called 60 Spins Around the Sun

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, needs to be paid while she shuts down the government and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett compares marriage equality to incest.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Sam Seder explains, why republican "moderate" Devin Nunes is a coward, why the "Hastart Rule" is not a real rule, debated a former Libertarian presidential candidate on what society is, the real problem with the government shutdown, why Republican governors refusing Medicade has left millions of poor Americans without health insurance, all the ways the shutdown will hurt the poor, the danger of a reemerging "Grand Bargain."

On The Better Half: how President Obama let this happen, Random Rush, Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell talk strategy on a hot mic and sound like annoying high school debaters and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Mother Jone's Tim Murphy, explains why the Republicans are committed to shutting down the government, why representing small districts feeds Republican radicalism, why Democrats are "slow walking the Ryan budget", the danger of getting used to austerity and will Republicans destroy America's faith and credit?

On The Better Half: People sign up for Obamacare across the country, slave labor builds world cup stadiums, did Rick Perry's wife come out as pro choice and your IMs.

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Princeton Professor Martin Gilens explains how public policy in America have been distorted by income inequality, the shocking lack of influence middle class and poor Americans have in public policy, how this undermines government regulation and fighting poverty, will campaign finance reform help restore American democracy?The real reasons Americans hate welfare, race and welfare and where the shutdown and deal ceiling will go from here.

On The Better Half: John Boehner, contradicts himself on government shutdown, how the government shutdown will affect everyone and your IMs.

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Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi joins us in studio and explains how a former Enron commodity trader who wants to destroy pension plans across the country, why Rhode Island is at the forefront of pension "reform" policies, why pension "reforms" passing public funds into the hands of Hedge Funds, why Wall Street and crony capitalism caused the pension crisis, the single biggest scam devised by Wall Street, why if you are in the Hedge Fund business you never lose and why Unions are beginning to recognize the pension scam.

On The Better Half: Matt Taibbi gives his play by play commentary of CNBC's demented interview with Alex Pareene, why anybody could do Jamie Dimon's job, Jeremy Schahill and Glenn Greenwald working on investigating the NSA's role in the US assassination program, the Republicans say "lets roll!" as they move towards government shutdown and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist explains, all the way that Ted Cruz is a asshole, why the GOP Frankenstein won't die, the final evolution of the extreme right wing media, why the final goal of modern Republican politicians are Fox News shows, why the modern conservative movement is a money scheme and will the awful "grand bargain reemerge?"

Isabel Gillies in the MR studio explains what it was like to grow up in New York, how the Upper West Side has changed, why Bill de Blasio will be a great Mayor for New York City, talked Sex Ed and picked the movie Craigslist Joe.

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Journalist Laura Gottesdiener explains, how communities of color were targeted by predatory housing loans, what "redlining" and why its toxic legacy matters, how inter generational wealth was destroyed in the African American community, how the financial services industry writes loans that no one including legal experts can understand, the inspiring grassroots movement against corporate foreclosure abuse and new models of home ownership.

On The better Half: the IPCC releases a new report on climate change, how Obamacare works, Random Limbaugh, Chris Wallace and Tucker Carlson have a very awkward moment and your calls and IMs.

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Tina Dupuy the editor-in-chief of The Contributor explains what the goal of the Contributor is, why America needs substantive news coverage and why journalists need to be paid, why the economics of modern journalism is classist and why mainstream media does not understand economic issues.

Nicole Belle, explains why journalists like Chuck Todd will not cover the facts of Healthcare reform, why Todd and other mainstream journalists don't think fact checking is part of their jobs and the toxic relationship between the mainstream media and politicians.

On The Better Half: Ted Cruz mounts crazy "filibuster" reads from Green Eggs and Ham and totally misses the point of the book, Cruz also does a pretty bad Darth Vader, new facts on Healthcare reform and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist David Dayen, explains how the mortgage industry is still defrauding homeowners, why the loan interests incentives are misaligned, Bank Of America's obscene record of mortgage fraud, the failure of the Obama Administration's regulatory framework, why tort "reform" has made the housing crisis even worse and how the Obama Administration has adopted a terrible sequester policy.

On The Better Half: Alex Jones blames Kenya terrorist attacks on President Obama, John Kerry signs new arms control treaty, Michael Bloomberg wants more plutocrats in New York City and your calls and IMs.

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Matt Duss of the Center for American Progress, explains how Hassan Rouhani won Iran's last presidential election, why Iran's Supreme Leader is softening his hardline stance, Iran's economic crisis, Obama's strategic success with Iran, how Rouhani has shifted nuclear policy and Iran could be brought back into compliance with the NPT and what are the chances of a meeting between Obama and Rouhani.

On The Better Half: Koch Brothers group runs disgusting anti healthcare reform ad, Republican Congressman whines about how much more money he would make as a lobbyist, and your calls and IMs.

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