The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Ben Gordon, an Attorney with Levin Papantonio, explains how some California wine producers may have dangerous levels of arsenic in their wines. How do you find out if the wine you are drinking is dangerous? Why winemakers do not need to disclose their ingredients? What's the endgame for the lawsuit against unethical winemakers? Also the best way to find out about dangerous wines.

Peter Mougey of Levin Papantonio explains the importance of Elizabeth Warren's attack on the DOJ for nobody being held criminally accountable in the banking industry. Why financial reform is still failing. The under staffing crisis at the SEC. Why Elizabeth Warren is shrewd to not run for President. The corruption of FINRA. How corporations run the legal process.

On The Fun Half: David Pakman joins Sam and explains the most crazy interviews he has done recently. The pathetic Republican field and who David thinks the nominee will be. Debating the Republican establishment. Who will win the Republican nomination? Will progressives vote for Hillary? Alex Lawson of Social Security Works joins the conversation to explain how Republicans will attack Hillary. The power and lack of power of mainstream media in today's world. The Senate Democrats progressive moves on Paid Medical leave and Social Security. The inane politics of mainstream Social Security coverage. Chris Christie's plutocrat push on Social Security. The Pete Peterson scam. Also your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Samhita Mukhopadhyay, explains why she isn't excited about Hillary'c run. How we can balance a conversation on sexism and Clinton's lack of strong progressive credentials and why is Mindy Kaling's brother doing a incredibly stupid anti affirmative action stunt and campaign.

Investigative Journalist Tina Dupuy explains the rise of the Televangelists and the how they explain modern Republican politics. The Republican scam machine and how Presidential candidates enrich themselves.

On The Fun Half: Workers march for a $15 minimum wage. Pat Robertson's awful advice for his viewers. Bill de Blasio waits to hear a progressive vision from Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid thinks the Republican candidates are "losers". Also your calls and IMs.

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Marie Gottschalk, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the new book Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, explains the prison crisis in America. How American has become a prison state for many lower income Americans and people of color. Why many strategies for prison reform are limited in scope and the broader crisis of poverty and repression that prisons illustrate.

On The Fun Half: President Obama moves forward with Cuba thaw. The Senate threatens the Iran deal, NRA President, Wayne Lapierre says “Eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough” Also your calls and IMs.

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Sam explains why the Patent Trolls have lost and podcasts are safe for now. Hillary Clinton launches her campaign. Why it isn't unreasonable for people to vote for Hillary because she would be the first woman President. Hillary's first campaign ad. Ted Cruz's announcement will make you feel like you are stuck in purgatory. Hillary's progressive language and Bill Clinton's populist 1992 campaign. Lincoln Chafee attacks Hillary Clinton foreign policy.

On The Fun Half: Rand Paul does not like women reporters. Rand Paul's incredible flip flopping. Megyn Kelly asks Rand Paul what his problem. Nepotism and the rigged American game. More good Obamacare news. The Dennis Miller doll and just how crazy things were in the Bush era. A Police Officer kills an unarmed black man while he is handcuffed. Ted Cruz warns against the "Gay Jihad". Also your calls and IMs. 

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Keith Wailoo, a professor of history at Princeton University and author of Pain: A Political Historythe political history of pain and drive to seek relief from pain. Pain theory in politics and how it plays out in criminal justice and policy. Also how pain can explain the liberal and conservative divide.

Also for Members Only! A Conversation from the Air America days with comedian Colin Quinn.

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Joan Fitzgerald, a Professor of public affairs Northeastern University explains why markets can't solve commons crisis. America's water crisis in the West and North and why markets have made the problem worse. Also why it takes government planning and action to upgrade infrastructure and save water.

Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee explains the importance of the change in Democratic leadership. Lining up Democrats on protecting Social Security and what's next for the Progressive movement.

And for Members Only an discussion from the Air America days with Jose Rivera the writer of the The Motorcycle Diaries screenplay.

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Ryan Cooper, a National Correspondent The Week Magazine explains how local jails are abusing human rights. How minor charges and Police harassment lead to the jailing and abuse of non-violent offenders and how local jail systems can be reformed.

Also for Members only! A conversation from the Air America days with Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and comic Patton Oswalt.

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Gerald Posner the author of God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican explains the history of Vatican banking. The Church's financial strategy and its role in supporting the Nazi Party. How the Vatican Church facilitated money laundering for global criminal groups and how the Vatican is still hiding its questionable financial history.

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains why Senator Bob Menendez will probably go to jail and why he should. Iran negotiations and Republican war mongering and also why the Republican Party has screwed itself with the Indiana anti Gay bill.

Sam celebrates Passover, so it's M&M Friday Fun Half: Why the Iran deal is good, the right wing crazies trying to undermine it, Glenn Beck launches a clothing line, anti Gay Pizza shop people get rich off of not serving Gay people, Ted Nugent says veterans are killing themselves because of Obama. Also your calls and IMs.

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Journalist David Dayen, explains the bombshell in Barney Frank's new book in which Frank exposes both the Bush and Obama Administrations of not using TARP  money to help save people from foreclosure. Then a flashback to when Sam asked Barney Frank about this issue in 2013. Why Bush was "already in Texas" during the financial crisis. Why the banks fought against foreclosure relief from the housing crisis they caused. The Obama Administration's stunning failure on housing policy.

The story behind Indiana's anti Gay law. The Hobby Lobby decision making how religious rights trump individual rights.

On The Fun Half: A call for civility. Tom Cotton wants us to forget about the Indiana anti Gay law because Iran!! Ben Carson takes a trip to Israel and makes a hilarious fool of himself. Carson compares ISIS fights to Ferguson protesters. How the Indiana law is backfiring on Republicans. Anti Gay Pizza family faces backlash. Comparing legal systems and the role of Common Law.

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