The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Journalist and author of Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power Nomi Prins, explains the roots of the deep connections between bankers and the White House, how Teddy Roosevelt's trust busting stopped when it came to the banks, the bankers and foreign and military power, how President's from Carter through Obama made the banks less accountable, FDR the Kennedys and the financial industry, bankers and World War II, why bankers supported Glass Steagall in the 1930s, how Washington became an insurance policy for the banks recklessness, Timothy Geithner and bank worship and President Obama's relationships with Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

On The Fun Half: Scott Brown gets the Senate to kill an energy bill, economics and libertarianism, Alex Jones promotes "Inforwars Life: Super Male Vitality", Alex Jone's epic scam machine, Harry Reid comes out against Michael Boggs and your calls and IMs.

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Ken Silverstein an Senior Investigative Reporter for First Look Media and author of he Secret World of Oil explains the hidden world behind global oil markets, how oil generates conflict, middlemen and the oil trade in developing countries, Exxon and the "crime" family running Equatorial Guinea, cheap oil for Americans and bribery, why oil creates so few jobs, why oil companies like bribes, corporations and the "uncertainty" of democracy, the unique nature of oil and weapons, how much money Tony Blair is making being a pr flack for the oil world and how to truly reform the secret world of oil.

On The Fun Half: Timothy Geithner shocking lack of understanding of how Social Security works, Sam's new battle with Indie Mike, for the millionth Social Security does not contribute to the debt, Sam debates a Libertarian, Harry Reid comes out against Michael Boggs on the Federal Bench and your calls and IMs.

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Hey folks, today is a Members only show, but we still wanted to give you Freebies a teaser from today’s show. But, we do have this great segment on Rand Paul revering himself on voting rights.  Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

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The Nation's Ari Berman explains a Wisconsin Judges striking down of that states Voter ID law, why the decision was sweeping and important, the right's absurd voter fraud theories, what really motivates Voter ID laws, the importance of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, collecting data on Voter ID laws, why the burden of Voter ID laws is on the voter not the state, new cases in North Carolina and Texas, how the Bush Administration helped create the voter fraud myth and why is Rand Paul coming out against Voter ID laws.

Sabrina Joyce Stevens the Executive Director of Integrity in Education explains a new study documenting a stunning amount of fraud and waste in charter Schools, how lightly regulated Charter schools are, the lack of data available on charter schools, why charter schools were never supposed to be an industry, are charter schools succeeding or failing in their traditional mission? And how charter schools are doing "less with more."

On The Fun Half: Marco Rubio used to not be "a scientist man" but now is now ready to reject climate science, how Republicans are planning for 2016, new video emerges of President Obama's far right Judicial nominee Michael Boggs, Random Rush, obnoxious atheists and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why President Obama's Georgia judicial nominee Michael Boggs is so controversial,  Bogg's far right record, the deal Obama cut with Georgia Republicans, the only difference between the Tea Party and the establishment Republicans, why North Carolina is the Senate race to watch in 2014, how the Republicans will try to use Benghazi in the midterms, why Republicans want to use Benghazi to protect themselves from Hillary Clinton, will Republicans impeach Obama if they retake the Senate and What really happened in Benghazi?

Isabel Gillies explains why she is calling in from the park, is Isabel a "helicopter" parent? walking by Bill de Blasio's house in Park Slope, how Isabel wrote her first book on her BlackBerry and Isabel suggested the French film, Blue Is the Warmest Color and Sam is uncomfortable.

On The Fun Half: Sam debates a Libertarian, why Libertarians are at odds with reality, why no "pure" markets exist, how Democrats can reach to younger voters and your calls and IMs.

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Stephen A. Bezruchka  a Senior Lecturer for Public Health at the University of Washington explains how stress hurts infant mortality rates in the United States, America's high rates of maternal deaths, how stress is the 21st century tobacco, how to measure public health, America's horrible record in comparative health, why fifty countries have lower infant mortality rates than the United States and how inequality drives the American public health crisis.

On The Fun: the roots of the terrorist Boko Haram organization in Nigeria, conservative pundit SE Cupp says Bill Nye is being a bully for talking about climate science, Bundy supporters threaten federal employees, Fox's most tasteless mention of Benghazi and your calls and IMs.

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Matt & Michael hosted Pando Daily Senior Editor Mark Ames who explains the origins of the Silicon Valley wage suppression cartel, how George Lucas helped create the scheme, how Steve Jobs perfected, how Google, eBay and other top Silicon Valley firms conspire to engineers wages, the internal emails that show the attitudes of Valley CEOs, towards workers and the DOJ investigation and lawsuit that exposed the cartel.

On The Fun Half: South Africa votes, why some Hollywood stars are avoiding the White House correspondence Dinner,  Turkey's "deep throat", Alabama Judge says only Christianity is protected by the Constitution and your calls and IMs.

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Thomas Frank author of The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerismexplains the main takeaways from Thomas Piketty's book, what Piketty gets right and wrong, why the debate on inequality is over, the importance of the Estate Tax? Mad Men and the "conquest of cool", punk rock and how punk rock was mainstreamed, how "cool" was conquered by the advertising industry, the Situationists, advertising and youth culture, buying products for either authenticity or efficiency, what Bill Clinton failed to do  how consumer culture became revolutionary and politics reactionary and inequality and the future of consumerism.

On The Fun Half Half: new Walter Block mix, debunking minimum wage myths, Occupy activist Cecily Mcmillan convicted of assaulting a Police Officer in an outrageous sentence, the record of Police abuse by the Officer in the Mcmillan case, more cases of Police brutality, how to reduce Police abuse, Nun sentenced to prison time for protesting a nuclear research facility and your calls and IMs.

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Blogger and 2014 Hillman Prize winner Digby (Heather Parton) explains what she will say in her Hillman address, her writing on economic and social justice, how progressives put pressure on the Democratic Party, fighting conventional wisdom on cutting the social safety net, inequality and structural problems in politics, the self replicating nature of inequality, the stunning amounts of money plutocrats are throwing into politics, the success of Thomas Piketty's book, Piketty's argument on the nature of inequality, are we on the verge of a real political argument in America? What will the Obama Administration do with a Republican controlled Senate? how the austerity consensus keeps dragging down the economy and the Benghazi "scandal" and the Republican scandal industry and remembering the Bill Clinton scandal era.

On The Fun Half: Our new Walter Block mix, Iowa Republican Senate candidate Jodi Ernst's new guns, leather and Obamacare ad, Thom Hartmann's run in with Walter Block, Satanists seek crowd sourced funding for Satan statue to be built in oklahoma, Cliven Bundy fan threatens to cut Harry Reid's balls off and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explains his visit to the NRA convention, why crazy new gun laws in Georgia empowers crazy people, a mass shooting in a "must carry" town in Georgia, crime keeps going down in contrast to NRA fear mongering, the horrifying arsenals on sale at the NRA convention, a Maryland gun dealer gets death threats for trying to sell a "smart" gun, why the gun companies want criminals to have access to guns, should Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Stephen Breyer retire from the Supreme Court? So President Obama can appoint a new Justice, the danger of a Republican dominated Senate, why Democrats need to be more aggressive in the mid terms, Seattle moves towards a 15$ minimum wage and more states push for higher wages.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss explains his new project editing a comedy web series created by Ted Alexandro, reviews yesterday's debate between Sam and Professor Walter Block,Ted Alexandro steps into the conversation and explains his series, the film premiere of the movie Detonator which Matthew edited he Matthew suggested the film Ice  directed by Robert Kramer.

On The Fun Half: did Fox news block Shep Smith of Fox News from coming out of the closet? a call from South Korea with numbers on the amount time Professor Block had in yesterday's debate, a major Subway crash in South Korea, Professor Block's disgusting comments on racial discrimination, the trailer for an amazing new creationist movie, Rush Limbaugh's ratings are tanking and your calls and IMs.

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