The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Political maestro Cliff Schecter breaks down the broader implications of the terrorist attacks in France. What is and is not a existential threat. Lessons on gun control from France. How the right will use the terror attacks in Europe and America. Debating the merits of censorship. Elizabeth Warren builds progressive power. Democrats stand firm on Wall Street reform. Why progressive Democratic politics are the only path forward. President Obama's new progressive push.

Pete Dominick of Sirius XM misses Sam's prank calls to right wing radio talkers. How Pete got Rick Sanchez fired. What is Sirius XM Insight. What's great about radio. Do Pete and Sam disagree on anything? Who Pete and Sam hate the most and told us to watch the movie Fury.

On The Fun Half: an update from the UK on this May's elections. and your calls and IMs.

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Princeton Professor Julian Zelizer, explains what motivated his new book The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society. Why Congress was also broken during the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations. How liberals were stifled on civil rights, Medicare and education. Why obstruction was worse in the 1960s. Why the importance of Lyndon Johnson's political skills may be overstated. Why  vibrant liberal movement allowed for all of the progress in the 1960s. Why the American system is stacked towards conservatism and the political moment that Johnson recognized. Find out why fear mongering over the deficit has always been a effective tactic against liberalism. Also what to make of the Controversy over the film Selma.

On The Fun Half: Bill Donohue of the The Catholic League expresses sympathy for the Paris terrorist attacks. Charlie Hepdo will publish next week and what we know about the attackers. Juan Cole's theory of why the attack happened. Fox's Shannon Bream wants to know what do when terrorists aren't "the typical color"? Debating the merits of  "freedom". Don Lemon asks a Muslim human rights lawyer if he supports ISIS. Also your calls and IMs.

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The Terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo satiric Magazine in Paris France.

The Nation's Maria Margaronis, explains the horror of the French terrorist attacks and the danger of it aiding the growth of far right parties in Europe. Will The National Front win the next elections? Anti austerity does not mean anti Europe. How the mainstream political parties in Greece have destroyed the Greek economy and hurt themselves through enforcing austerity. Why Syriza can win and the scare campaign aimed at progressive politics. The many, many ways the austerity has failed. Will Syriza inspire the rest of Europe to reject austerity?

On The Fun Half: Republicans attack Social Security out of the gate. How the Obama Administration will deal with the next Congress and Social Security as a bargaining chip. Former Virginia Governor Bob Mcdonnell goes to jail for corruption and Pat Robertson knows whose fault it is. Rush Limbaugh thinks Republicans will sell out to Obama because he is black. Michele Bachmann explains how she beat progressives by "outsmarting" them. and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Ari Paul, explains Bill de Blasio has long angered the NYPD. The Central Park Five Case and why the NYPD are angry about it. The real problems New York City faces now. NYPD Labor Union head Pat Lynch is gunning for a favorable contract for the NYPD. Why the Police Union is out of step with a much more diverse NYPD. Also why the right is united against Bill de Blasio and what they fear about him.

Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim, explains the hilarious reasons that Congressman Ted Yoho is running against John Boehner for Speaker of the House. Why Boehner is ignoring the crazies running against him. Is Steve Scalise going to stay on as a Republican leader despite his ties to David Duke? What Republicans are going to do in the new Congress and why they are running out of options. Also the fights on trade and Wall Street appointments in the next Congress.

On The Fun Half: Louie Gohmert defends his run for Speaker of the House against John Boehner on Fox News. Chris Christie makes a fool of himself at a Dallas Cowboys game and is also incredibly corrupt. A Ferguson Grand Juror files a lawsuit in order to be allowed to speak about the process and your calls and IMs.

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Remember that whole IRS "Scandal"? Well its been completely and finally debunked. Staten Island Congressman michael Grimm uses his reelection to get a better plea deal in his criminal trial. The crazy, crazy Congresspeople taking on Speaker Boehner. House Republican Leader Steve Scalise speaks to David Duke's organization and still has his job. Also "shockingly" Steve Scalise voted against the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Senate Republicans are going to push Keystone hard. President Obama's damning comments on the Keystone pipeline. The heartbreaking suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.

On The Fun Half: NYPD continues its work slowdown and guess what crime has not gone up! The City mourns the death of the two murdered police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Off duty African American cops are victims of racial profiling. Pittsburg Police Chief condemns racism and the Police Union says what? And your calls and IMs.

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Best of 2014!:

Princeton’s Eddie Glaude Jr. explains the larger meaning of the crisis in Ferguson and the murder of Michael Brown, “conflict porn” and why we don’t get to the bottom of race in America, why white supremacy is the disease that undermines America, white supremacy can be practiced by anyone, the politics of respectability, President Obama’s reluctance to engage on Ferguson is a expression of our racism, why shouldn’t African Americans expect more from President Obama? the Police culture of abuse and harassment of African Americans, how Ferguson challenges the African American establishment, the intersection between race and poverty and why treating populations as disposable blocks America’s democracy.

Also! Cliff Schecter joins the Majority Report crew to mock Paul Ryan and his completely made him brown paper lunch bag story, Sam Seder talks to Isabel Gillies son as Hugo from Bob's Burgers, the now infamous Libertarian "have you ever ran a Denny's?" debate, and two classic Alex Jones bits: Super Male Vitality and Nazi Net Neutrality.

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On today's Best of 2014 as chosen by our listeners:

Professor William Lazonick explains how companies have turned from employment security, how corporate leadership structures are hurting the entire economy, what stock buy backs, how stock buy backs are different from traditional stock purchasing, how Ronald Reagan deregulated the stock market, why the FCC can’t monitor buybacks, why stock rewards have become more and ore popular, the similarity between stock buybacks and pump and dump schemes, how these schemes keep wages down, the real story behind executive pay, why Reagan economic policies failed to put money in the economy, why real wages used to track productivity growth, the 1980s focus on stock price and the destruction of wages and the radical financial reform that is needed.

Also! A Texas police chief claims he'll take on ISIS, Isabel Gillies and Sam Seder discuss standardized testing, Sean Hannity and Bob Beckel demand Muslims celebrate Easter, and Rafael Cruz hates bologna!

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