The Majority Report with Sam Seder

From Netroots Nations journalist David Dayen explains the evolution of Netroots Nation, the shift from outsider to insider status at Netroots Nation, voters verse interest group blocks, Andrew Cuomo's sleazy Wall Street coverup as New York Attorney General and will Karen Lewis run against Rahm Emanuel for Chicago Mayor?

Jay Tomlinson of Best of the Left explains the goal of Best of the Left and whats next for the left after the Obama Administration.

Lily Eskelsen García the President elect of the National Education Association how to properly judge teachers, the call for Arne Duncan to resign, finding the "bad teacher" and ignoring poverty, why testing insanity needs to change.

Chris Savage of Ecletablog explains the Detroit water crisis, why residents are getting their water cutoff, why the local residents pay the price for for fiscal abuse and robber baron exploitation and what is happening with Detroit pensions.

On the Fun Half: Josh Orton reflected on the history Netroots and the shift from the blogosphere to political organizing at Netroots, Hillary Clinton on Jon Stewart, Israel and civilian casualties, the first time Kyle met Kyle Shank and your calls and IMs.

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Muslim Republican activist Saba Ahmed explains why she joined the Republican Party, the Islamophobia inside the conservative movement, social conservatism and Islamic values, can the GOP ever be more tolerant and the refugee crisis at the US Mexico border.

Rachel Kurzius, SiriusXM producer and film/theater critic, explains how the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film fits into modern politics, the films political and social themes, how the film fits into the Plant of the Apes universe, and how it reminded her of the shock doctrine.

On The Fun Half: the three factions in Palestinian politics, what Hamas is demanding in exchange for a ceasefire, holding Israel accountable, a Republican Congressional candidate confuses a bus full of kids going camping with refugee children from Central America, the KKK's friendly face, Megyn Kelly smears Dr. Tiller again and your calls and IMs.

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Glenn Greenwald author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance Stateexplains why so much information the NSA collects is not collected from NSA targets, why the NSA's information gathering is ripe for abuse, the NSA's spying on specific Muslim civil society leaders, why a persons political views can lead to NSA surveillance, why can't condemn Hoover and demonize Snowden, why we allow bigotry towards Muslims and what would real reform look like?

Journalist David Dayen explains how private equity and hedge funds are moving into rental property markets, why financial firms are failing in rental markets, why financial speculation is creating mini housing bubbles across the country and what we should watch out for next. Journalist and undocumented citizen Jose Antonio Vargas detained on the US Mexico border, why are treatment of child refugees at the border should be a source of national shame, Israel continues bombardment of Gaza, Ben Shapiro accuses the Obama Administration of being "borderline Jew-hating", Tea Party hack Rick Santelli gets humiliated on CNBC for being wrong about everything and your IMs.

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In These Times contributing editor explains what the Supreme Court did in the Harris V Quinn decision, the history of home healthcare workers labor organizing, the Supreme Court's assault on work traditionally done by women, could the Harris decision force more grassroots organizing? Why unions are essential for women's rights, unions and home care patient advocacy and how workers are defined in labor law.

How Kansas destroyed its economy by cutting taxes, the humanitarian crisis at the border, why many of the children and the border should be considered refugees.

On The Fun Half: Sam's relationship with Jon Stewart, right wing conspiracy theories on President Obama's immigration strategy, what's driving violence in Central America, Pastor Pastor Jeffress says Jesus would want a border fence, fake border control group confuses soccer jersey with a Muslim prayer rug on the border and your calls and IMs.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains humanitarian crisis on the border, the right's call for arming the border, dehumanizing children fleeing gang violence in Central America, children and the cruelty of the American right, changing attitudes towards drugs and progressive cultural change, what industries are lobbying against drug legalization? The Republicans absurd lawsuit targeting Obamacare, are the Republicans are moving toward impeachment? Most people are loving Obamacare (including lots of Republicans) and did the Koch Brothers ads help Obamacare?

Andy Kindler complains about the Majority Report Internet connection, breaks down the Emmy nominations, the comedy nominations, debating Veep, Andy shares his thoughts on Louie, Andy rips into Bill Maher, why Anthony Cumia is obviously a racist and why Opie & Anthony fans are the worst.

Reviewing Matt's debate with a "Mens Rights Activist", new Jimmy Reefercake song, Fox & Friends made to look like fools by its own audience and your IMs.

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Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies History at Columbia University and author of Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East Rashid Khalidi explains why Palestinian suffering is not covered in the American mainstream media, why the day to day grinding reality of the Occupation is not covered int he American press, why Gaza is an open air prison, what solutions are possible now? Why Israel/Palestine is one state now, why the United States has failed in its role as a peace broker, why the United States is all bark and no bite on the Occupation and the changing nature of the domestic American politics of Israel/Palestine.

On The Fun Half: California truckers go on strike, Elizabeth Warren asks NASDAQ CEO why he thinks the public does not trust Wall Street, debating China and the US debt, Sam makes a major announcement and your calls and IMs.

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Barbara Madeloni explains the progressive campaign she ran to become the President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, why corporate education is dehumanizing, preparing students for democracy, unions and teacher power, the myths created by the corporate "reform" movements, why poverty is the problem, why corporate models of performance are a bad model for life and education, why unions need to work to create new movements for social, economic and racial justice, connecting unions and parents, taking on high stakes testing regimes and how race is deployed in the education "reform" debate.

On The Fun Half: Rep. Louie Gohmert says Obama is allowing immigrant across borders to make "America blue", Ben Carson says the Obama Administration is engaging in a "Leninist" plot and your calls and IMs.

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Former Shin Bet head calls out the Benjamin Netanyahu Government for the latest outbreak of violence in Israel/Palestine, the racism and expansionist policies that drive the current Israeli right, getting real about power in Israel and Palestine, new NSA revelations show the NSA has been monitoring individual emails, Snowden proven right again, New York moves to legalize Medical Marijuana, more horrible fallout from the Hobby Lobby decision and the new lawsuit that could kill Obamacare.

On The Fun Half: Anthony from Opie & Anthony is racist and fired, the Senator Robert Menendez fake prostitution scandal may have been created by the Cuban intelligence service, Random Rush, Steve Doocy says something insane about the Hobby Lobby decision and your calls and IMs.

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Religion scholar and author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethReza Aslan explains the latest outbreak of violence in Israel/Palestine, how the Netanyahu Government has worked to maintain and expand the Occupation, why the Two State solution is dead and what a binational state might look like.

On The Fun Half: Anthony Cumia fired and his fans freak out, British Judge is depressed that he has to punish a rapist, conservatives drive coal powered trucks, Matt Binder responds to the Voice For Men challenge, Rick Perry pushes border conspiracy theories, conservative Muslim surprised that Republicans are bigoted and your IMs.

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Professor Zeynep Tufekci explains how Facebook manipulated user results in order to study Facebook users emotions, the business model of Facebook, can Facebook influence elections, undermining public funding for social science research, the genuine power of social media and how to regulate and reform social media business practices.

Lawrence Lessig explains how he became focused on the problem of campaign finance, why campaign finance reform needs to be cross partisan, what bills in Congress to support now, the purpose of May Day PAC and why finance reform is the fundamental reform.

On The Fun Half: Elizabeth Warren campaigns for Red State Democrats, thirteen states raise their minimum wages and the results prove Libertarians wrong again, Pew finds stunningly stupid attitudes on poverty, Marijuana legalization Democratic wedge issues, Louisiana Republican Congressional candidate releases the most amazing "global warming hoax" ever, Thad Cochran campaign conference call crashed by right wing blogger wonders why black voters were "harvested", and your calls and IMs.

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