The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Syndicated Columnist Tina Dupuy explains how she told her story of realizing she wasn't an alcoholic after a lifetime of thinking she was on NPR's This American Life, Tina's families experience with addiction and child abuse, rejecting the ideology of AA, the troubled teen industry and child abuse, the cult Tina's family was a part of, letting go of the idea of being an alcoholic,  the book Tina is writing on her experience,  how Tina's story got on This American Life and Tina suggested we watch the Birdcage .

Cliff Schecter explains the reasoning behind President Obama's aggressive post midterms strategy, Obama's progressive moves on student loans, Keystone Pipeline, immigration and Net Neutrality, why the Administration is finally using smart messaging, how the Grand Bargain austerity undermined the Obama narrative, what President Obama is going to do on immigration, what Democrats are positioning themselves to run as Vice President, the Republican "suicide bomber" caucus, why Republicans will not and do not have to govern now and how Democrats can really win with populism.

On The Fun Half: Healthcare reform saves lives, how many people will die if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, how Healthcare reform can still be saved, Alex Jones says Net Neutrality just like Hitler!! and your calls and IMs.

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Ben Adler a write for Grist explains the details of the new U.S.-China climate change agreement, what the U.S. and China are committing to doing to reduce emissions, the Chinese pollution crisis, how does the agreement fit within the broader reality of the climate crisis? What the deal does not address, pushing India and Brazil into greater action on climate change, the many reasons Republicans hate the deal and what this deal indicates about President Obama's agenda for the rest of his time in office.

Also incoming Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Jim Inhofe is absolutely insane on global warming.

On The Fun Half: when will Global Warming become real for people, do Jonathan Gruber's comments about the "stupidity about the American voter" matter, why the ACA was incredibly well debated, Maine Senator Angus King smacks down Fox & Friends for not wanting people to have health insurance, could we have had Single Payer instead? Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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Direct download: 11-13-14-Ben_Adler-PUB.mp3
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Ian Millhiser of the Center For American Progress and author of the forthcoming bookInjustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflictedexplains the insane legal reasoning behind the Halbig V King case, why even a "textualist approach", how the insurance market works, is precedent irrelevant when it comes to Obamacare? Will Roberts go with the four far right wing Justices and the horrifying human costs of overturning Obamacare.

Remebering Bush V Gore, the collapse of American Justice and George W Bush says that "nothing is given to you in politics".

On The Fun Half: the myth that President Obama didn't reach out to Republicans, Glenn Beck has a mysterious illness, FCC head Tom Wheeler may reject President Obama's call to save Net Neutrality, new huge deal between China and America announce big new climate deal and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 11-12-14-Ian_Millhiser-PUB.mp3
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Matt Taibbi explains the stunning whistle blowing on JP Morgan Chase's pushing of toxic securities, Alayne Fleischmann's shocking experience inside JP Morgan Chase's compliance department, JP Morgan Chase's relationship with predatory lenders, "liars loans" and mortgage backed securities, proving systemic fraud at JP Morgan Chase, how analysts were forced to change reports on loans, how Alyana Fleischmann was cut out of the process after raising concerns about bad loans, exposing the banks lies on housing market risks, the governments shocking lack of interest in whistle blowing and the FCC's weak response to Wall Street criminality, how Matt started reporting on Alayne Fleischmann's story and what to expect from Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.

On The Fun Half: Matt Drudge says Obama backing Net Neutrality is "embracing his inner tyrant", sharing a picture of President Obama in a traditional Chinese Tunic, President Obama's excellent push for Net Neutrality, Nick Gillespie's stupid and lazy Libertarian opposition to Net Neutrality, Rush Limbaugh sues the DCCC for using his words that he said against him and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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The murder of forty three students in Mexico leads to mass demonstrations and protests, the connections between drug cartels, corrupt politics and oligarchy in Mexico, President Obama comes out strong for Net Neutrality and will the FCC listen?

On The Fun Half: Rush Limbaugh promises more gridlock, the problem with “Boardroom Liberalism”, fighting the TPP, Breitbart’s best fail ever, KKK rebrand and your calls and IMs.

Direct download: 11-10-14-Michael_Brooks-Matt_Binder-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains how the Daily Show nailed it on the Democrats many failures during the midterm elections,  the structural and strategic reasons Democrats lost big, why the Democrats ran on absolutely nothing, why you need a story and narrative, how Democrats can win and why they don't do it, the only way to overcome the Republican midterm advantage, why Mark Warner stumbled in Virginia, how the Obama Administration undermined Congressional Democrats and will President Obama fight the Republican Majority?

Pastor James David Manning says sodomites are putting semen in your Starbucks Coffee.

Majority Report Executive Producer Emeritus Josh Ornton explains how Scott Walker won reelection, making voting easier in midterm elections, will the corruption accusations against Scott Walker go anywhere? Why Lawrence Lessig's MayDay PAC failed, what the technology sector does not understand about politics and the Supreme Court will hear new objection to healthcare reform.

On The Fun Half: the why of the Florida disaster, Scott Walker ran away from his far right record in his last race, Josh gives us a movie suggestion and your calla and IMs.

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Direct download: 11-07-14-Cliff_Schecter-Josh_Orton-PUB.mp3
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It's a MR tech day!

Enjoy brand new interviews with Sanjay Rawal, director of the movie Food Chains, on exposing the exploitation and abuse of farmworkers in the U.S. and how supermarkets and fast food chains are complicit.

Also, MEMBERS receive a brand new interview with AMERICABlog's Gaius Publius discuss is the democratic establishment “tea partying” their own progressive base?

Direct download: 11-06-14-Sanjay_Rawal-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Republicans win big across the country, what happens next in the Senate, a runoff in Louisiana, losing Mark Udall means less accountability for the NSA, Joni Ernst wins big and is awkward, Scott Brown loses, Kay Hagan falls in North Carolina, Al Franken wins big, the real state of the economy and why Democrats crashed and burned, what the exit polls said, the horrible Governors Rick Scott  and Paul LePage both win reelection and progressive referendums win across the country.

On The Fun Half: Third Way corportist Democrats make make excuses for last nights failures, why Republicans will go after financial reform, Chris Matthews says Democrats need to move right, why would Republicans stop obstructing now, Ted Cruz promises to "End the Obama Era of Lawlessness" and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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11/4/14 

The Nation Institute's Esther Kaplen explains how local hospitals are being taken over by national hospital chains and how this is undermining public health and safety, how corporations are taking over the non profit sector in healthcare delivery in rural America, is there a civil and legal push back against the takeover, why so many can't get enough work and why so many are being worked to death, rising productivity and the death of the American worker and how corporations are blackmailing workers.

What to watch for in tonights election returns, North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis called for "dividing and conquering them" and why things are not looking great for the Democrats.

On The Fun Half: Ben Stein is creepy and insane on Fox News, the right wing medias insane attack on Lena Dunham, the real cause of the housing crisis, Tom Magliozzi the co-host of the legendary NPR show Car Talk passes away, why voting matters and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 11-04-14-Esther_Kaplan-PUB.mp3
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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Democrats are in trouble in the midterms but reminds everyone that elections are unpredictable, why South Dakota and Arkansas look out of reach for Democrats, why Greg Orman can still win Kansas, sticks with his prediction of a Alison Lundergan Grimes upset over Mitch McConnell, the insane candidates that could join the Republicans in the United States Senate, why Democrats get punished for silly comments while Republicans get away with craziness and why Ohio Governor John Kasich is a jerk.

Becky Bond the Director of the Credo Super PAC explains the dangers that progressives face if Republicans win the Senate, what races is Credo focusing on? Why progressives need to vote and why Democrats and progressives need to focus on the ground game.

On The Fun Half: Poll models and midterm turnout, Chris Christie's latest blowup is all about his pathetic record on Sandy, Charlie Crist looking good in Florida, Joni Ernst says its only a reporters opinion "that one person in America has Ebola" and your calls and IMs.

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Direct download: 11-03-14-Cliff_Schecter-Becky_Bond-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EST