The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Nation's Ali Gharib, explains how close the worlds powers are to a deal with Iran. Why the Neocons are getting more fanatical as the deal gets closer. The terrorist/cult organization the MEK and how they have bought themselves power in Congress. Benjamin Netanyahu's win and why it was an own goal for Israel.

On The Fun Half: John McCain throws a tantrum. Pat Robertson gives the Taliban props? Ted Cruz announces his run for President and is as crazy ever. Also your IMs.

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Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system. Geraldo Rivera makes total sense on Netanyahu and blows the minds of the Fox & Friends. The difference between supporting and defending Israel. How to hold Israel accountable. The hilarious and bizarre implosion of Congressman Aaron Schock. Why Barney Frank says Shock should be forced out of the closet because of his homophobic voting record. Also why President Obama admits he should have shutdown GITMO on day one.

Comedian and Podcast host David Feldman, explains that he actually is a comedian even if he does not get laughs. Why David as a Jewish comedian is afraid of the "madness of crowds". David's take on the Israeli elections. Is Mark Green Hep C? What its like writing for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Why no liberal radio and the death of talk radio. Corporate power and why liberal media is always in a uphill battle. Is the left turning into language police? And David suggests we watch the documentary AKA Doc Pomus.

On The Fun Half: Tennessee Republican warns the state that Volkswagen is a danger to the state because they are "magnet for organized labor". The Holocaust and Israeli politics. Sam debates a young Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

Political strategist, Cliff Schecter, explains the story of Ricky Jackson, who spent thirty nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The state of Ohio fast tracks a million dollars to Ricky Jackson as compensation wrongfully imprisoning him. Why we need a Bill of Rights for people in the justice system. Geraldo Rivera makes total sense on Netanyahu and blows the minds of the Fox & Friends. The difference between supporting and defending Israel. How to hold Israel accountable. The hilarious and bizarre implosion of Congressman Aaron Schock. Why Barney Frank says Shock should be forced out of the closet because of his homophobic voting record. Also why President Obama admits he should have shutdown GITMO on day one.

Comedian and Podcast host David Feldman, explains that he actually is a comedian even if he does not get laughs. Why David as a Jewish comedian is afraid of the "madness of crowds". David's take on the Israeli elections. Is Mark Green Hep C? What its like writing for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. Why no liberal radio and the death of talk radio. Corporate power and why liberal media is always in a uphill battle. Is the left turning into language police? And David suggests we watch the documentary AKA Doc Pomus.

On The Fun Half: Tennessee Republican warns the state that volkswagen is a danger to the state because they are "magnet for organized labor". The Holocaust and Israeli politics. Sam debates a young Libertarian. Also your calls and IMs.

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University of Wisconsin Professor of  Sociology, Sarah Halpern Meekin, co author of the new book It’s Not Like I’m Poor, explains the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Tax refunds and poverty and the experience of poverty. How the Earned Income Tax Credit takes six million families out of poverty. Does tax policy effect martial decisions? How people view poverty and the broader systemic causes of poverty. How the tax system could be improved and what is the feeling and identity of "not being poor".

On The Fun Half: Rick Santorum gets a question from an amazing crazy questioner in South Carolina, about the "Communist Dictator" Obama who wants to nuke Charleston South Carolina. Barrett Brown, Edward Snowden and the abuses of the National Security State. Will the Obama Administration start supporting UN resolutions recognizing the state of Palestine. Also your calls and IMs.

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Lisa Goldman, a Contributing Editor at 972 Magazine, explains why Benjamin Netanyahu was always likely to win reelection as Israeli Prime Minister. Why the elections are a big win for the Right in Israel. The importance of the Joint List and Israeli Arab politics. The failure of Yair Lapid's centrist politics. will Israel's next coalition government will be even more far right? Israel is a right wing society. Netanyahu and the permanence of  the oppression of the Palestinians. Why the Occupation isn't hurting Israelis but inequality is. Will Israel finally faces pressure from its European and American partners? Also will the Jewish community in America get fed up with Israel?

On The Fun Half: Seth Myers forgets that Ted Cruz isn't stupid, he is evil. Why Ted Cruz lies so well. The climate crisis is getting worse. The Republicans want the CIA to stop studying the security implications of the climate crisis. Also your calls and IMs.

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Professor of the Practice of Public Health John E McDonough, explains why Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin abandoned single payer healthcare. Is single payer healthcare being considered in any other state? The trends that will lead to greater consolidation in healthcare. Medicare Advantage and Privatization. Will the future be Medicare or Medicare advantage. Sam's healthcare adventure and irrational pricing and coverage system. Also does Congress actually have a smart solution to the The "Doc Fix"? The House Republicans ruthless and cruel new assault on public healthcare. Also what would happen if SCOTUS overturns healthcare subsidies.

On The Fun Half: Jon Voight wants Israelis to vote for Netanyahu really badly, he is also crazy. Glenn Beck has a new end of times theory! Netanyahu, goes all in with his racism and support for endless Occupation. Pat Robertson explains why your Muslim neighbors want to kill you.

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Journalist Eric Alterman, author of the new book,  Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experimentexplains how the inequality crisis finally came into public consciousness since Occupy Wall Street. Why BilldDe Blasio's message on inequality is distinct, progressive and important. How de Blasio is trying to help the poor in New York City. The transformative potential of de Blasio's advocacy for the poor. de Blasio's amazing pick for the head of New York's welfare agency. How the right wing and mainstream New York media is losing its power and influence. Stress and inequality. Where De Blasio has stumbled and why Andrew Cuomo is fighting de Blasio on everything. The battle over Charter Schools and how Cuomo stabbed de Blasio in the back. Also we should judge De Blasio.

On The Fun Half: Can Bibi lose? The inequality crisis in Israel. The Republicans offer their 2016 sociopathic budget. Inequality in Dallas. John Kerry smacks down CBS and the Republicans for Iran letter stupidity. President Obama says he is embarrassed on behalf of the Republicans who sent the Iran letter. Tom Cotton wants us to know that the Iranians run Tehran now! Also your calls and IMs. 

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Political strategist Cliff Schecter explains his new creative campaign to finally get America to address its gun crisis. Oklahoma's racist frat members and the assault on American history by the right. Why the 1990s were good and why the Republicans failed so hard with the Iran letter.

Alexis Goldstein, co-host of Criticize After Dinner, discusses why you should be watching Better Call Saul, far left critiques of movies like Selma, Foxcatcher, and American Sniper, why House of Cards is stupid and addictive, and what you need to watch now in theaters, on TV, and streaming.

NYPD edits Wikipedia to cover up Police brutality and your calls and IMs.

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Leading progressive blogger and writer Digby, explains how the Obama White House finally learned the lesson that progressives have always know, that the modern Republican Party has zero interest in compromise. The importance of unlearning the lessons of the Clinton era. Former key Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer's acknowledgment that the White House never regretted taking progressive action. How could the Obama White House and mainstream Democrats be so delusional about the Republican Party. Also the the Republican's far right infrastructure and is Pfeiffer being sincere? Why progressives are vindicated again. Also the Hillary Clinton's emails and the Clinton scandal machine. The Clinton soap opera and the crazy Republican Party.

On The Fun Half: Fox's Andrea Tantaros: Feminist moms don’t have husbands because they ‘give it up freely’. The folly of high stakes testing. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Daily Beast's London Editor, Nico Hines explains how in the 1980s the UK Government allowed for the growth of Pedophile rings in high level politics. How discrimination against Gay people led to the exploitation of young children by British politicians. When powerful politicians and Britain's Intelligence services crushed press coverage of sexual abuse. How the abuse was uncovered in 2012. Margaret Thatcher's direct role in the Pedophile cover up. Also how the UK's libel laws helped protect powerful child abusers.

Community activist and parent Michelle Kupper, explains New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's attack on public eduction. How Andrew Cuomo is extorting the state of New York's public schools and ignoring Court rulings on public school fundings. The real problem with the teacher evaluations that Cuomo is pushing. Why Cuomo's Neo-Liberal agenda education agenda will hurt the most vulnerable and undermine good teachers and what you can do to protect public education in New York state.

On The Fun Half: Morning Joe blames rap music for the horrific racism of the Oklahoma SAE fraternity. Why the mainstream press is covering Wisconsin's new assault on workers rights so poorly. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Nation's Ari Berman, explains the historical importance of Selma Alabama. Why Martin Luther King Jr. selected Selma as a site for the Civil Rights struggle. Find out the unknown Civil Rights heroes of Selma. The slow pace of change in Selma and why the cities Country Club is still racially segregated. Why Selma's wealthy white class will not fund public education for African American children. Was Selma on its best behavior for the fifty year anniversary of Bloody Sunday? Also really how craven it was that so many Republicans refused to go to Selma for events marking Bloody Sunday.

On The Fun Half: The stunningly stupid letter sent by Senate Republicans to Iran. Why is Rush Limbaugh still in the country? Megyn Kelly listens to agree and agrees with the Wall Street Journal's Brent Stephen's make racist comments about Ferguson. Reflecting on the legacy of Paul Wellstone. Pat Robertson tells a lady to quit her job so shoe does not get "infected" with Buddhism. Also your calls and IMs.

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