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Hello MR listeners! Today we have Wosny Lambre (@BigWos) IN STUDIO! to talk about cleaning house in the DNC, Donald Trump's victory, and what we are in for in the next four years. Trump hugs his new tutor, Barack Obama. Paul Ryan not into "nitty gritty" details like whether women will continue receiving birth control. The failure of our economic system and our roots in racism.

On the Fun Half: Bernie calls out Newt Gingrich for dismissing Trump's campaign's racist roots, a substitute teacher tells students their parents will be deported, and your calls and IMS. 

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Cliff Schecter explains why we need to not freak out but also take steps to protect ourselves.  Why we all need to speak out. All the reasons why Clinton lost in spite of winning a clear victory in the popular vote. The Clinton campaign's pathetic economic message. The Democratic Party needs a complete cleanup and mass firing. Why we need Keith Ellison as DNC Chair. Chuck Schumer backs Ellison for DNC Chair and Obama's legacy.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, explains using film to dig deeper into times of crisis. Why he wants more Michael impressions. Matthew suggests two movies Spring Summer Fall and Winter and spring and the Kingsman.

Keith Ellison was always right about Trump and Bernie Sanders sets the right tone. Racism spreads with horrifying examples from the rest of the country. Kim Guilfoyle says Trump never promised block Muslims. Van Jones corrects Trump pundits on CNN. Terrorism and playing into the plans of terrorists under Trump. Tom Cotton says waterboarding isn't torture and a Right Wing DJ who volunteered to get water boarded and admits it's torture. Donna Brazile get's called out and your calls and IMs.

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Adam Green, articulates just how horrible the political situation is now. Why progressives have an advantage now inside the Democratic Party. What we can learn from Republican strategy. Why we need Keith Ellison as head of the DNC. How progressives should handle Donald Trump. Rolling back the ACA. How do we acknowledge pain exists while combating bigotry? Why the Clinton campaign didn't work and how Trump used Bernie Sanders argument. How do we have a united opposition and maintain progressive positions?

Ari Berman of the Nation Magazine explains the role that voter suppression in the 2016 election. Why the media needed to focus on voter suppression much more closely. The many ways of voter suppression. How Democrats and progressives failed to protect the Supreme Court. Obama's missed the opportunity with the Supreme Court and what do Democrats do next.

The oddest troll on Twitter? Trump's cabinet picks.  Rudy Guiliani says President Obama shouldn't pardon Hillary Clinton. Glenn Beck tries to scurry back into Donald Trump's good graces. Omarosa says that Trump has a enemies list and a "long memory". Protests across the country against Trump. Tom Cotton promotes torture and your calls and IMs.

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The MR Crew reacts to the catastrophic election of Donald Trump and a GOP Senate.

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Listen to the Majority Report's full night of election coverage.

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Professor Sam Wong from the Princeton Electoral Consortium, explains the methodology that Nate Silver is using in this election and why it isn't anti-Hillary, just pro frontrunner.  Why Hillary Clinton is almost certainly going to win the Presidency. How Donald Trump is contributing to social science research. The hot spots for getting out the vote. Will voter suppression hurt Democrats? Legal action against Republican suppression in North Carolina and keep and eye on New Hampshire and North Carolina.

Jack Hitt from Harpers Magazine calls in from North Carolina and reports that North Carolina voters are not that excited. How voter suppression works on the ground in North Carolin. What works for getting out the vote? The lack of excitement on the ground. The myth of undecided voter. The North Carolina Senate race is incredibly close.

On The Fun Half: James Comey clears Hillary Clinton again. No one tried to kill Donald Trump, but his supporters did beat up another silent protestor. Kellyanne Conway beefs with Jake Tapper. Donald Trump attacks Jay Z and Beyonce and Scottie Nell Hughes calls Molotov cocktails "mazel tov" cocktails. Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump. Trump is losing his mind. Ted Nugent is disgusting. Alex Jones gives an astute to read on Hillary Clinton. Sarah Palin is confused. and your calls and IMs.

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The Law might finally be catching up with Chris Christie and Sam is incredibly happy.

Cliff Schecter explains the corruption of the New York FBI Office and why it is targeting Hillary Clinton. Is the Presidential race getting closer? Is our Democracy under attack from the Republican Party? Will voter suppression win Wisconsin and North Carolina for the Republicans? Why Democrats need to get rid of the Filibuster. Is America headed to Civil War? And why the Clinton email scandal is a big nothing.

The Good Liars (Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler) who we have been following the whole elections cycle join us to discuss their new Netflix special Undecided. The Liars talk about shooting guns with Rick Santorum. The time Jeb Bush's campaign manager cursed the Good Liars. How the Good Liars fooled campaigns and when Carl Cameron lied on Fox News. The time the Liars went to Occupy. How a stunt with Donald Trump led to a full movie and why Jesse Waters is the worst.

Andy Kindler responds to Melania Trump calling out bullying on social media. Why Kindler hates CNN. Who has enabled Trump the most? Mark Halperin gets burned by Brian Williams. More Kindler Twitter battles. Trump's Hindi and Eric Trump thinks that David Duke deserves a 'bullet" in the head.

The Green Party isn't making a smart case. Peter Theil is dangerous and your calls and IMs.

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Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and the creator of Informed Comment Blog explains the different factions fighting ISIL in Mosul. How ISIL is using Civilians as human shields. How many ISIL fighters are there in Mosul? The future of ISIL after it loses territory. What is Turkey's role in Iraq?  What Iraq's government needs to do to stop angering Sunnis. The four major parties in Iraq and why Iraq needs a labor party. Iran's role in Iraq and why Iraq's Shia Government is not particularly close to Iran. Why is Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen? Who are the Houthis. The air war against Houthis and why its a stupid and brutal strategy. Why is the United States backing Saudi Arabia in Yemen? And Hillary Clinton's traditional and regressive leadership in the Middle East.

Chris Cillizza's amazingly stupid pro-FBI column and Barck Obama calls out James Comey.

On The Fun Half: President Obama's awful response to the Dakota pipeline. Megyn Kelly confirms that Roger Ailes sexually harassed her. Donald Trump has an episode and Trump targets Katy Tur. David Duke talks "CNN Jews" and freaks out at a Senate debate in Lousiana.  Also your calls and IMs.

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Nicholas Guyatt, a University Lecturer in American History at Cambridge University and author of Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation,discusses the complexity of early American racial discrimination. How Illinois became an anti-Slave State. What is "Black Colonialism"? The distinction between American and British Anti-Slavery struggles. The movements to remove Native Americans and African Americans from America. Lincoln and Jefferson's race politics and class and race. Native American societies and Andrew Jackson's politics. Why White people fail the test of living in desegregated spaces and why today's racial politics is not as different today as it was in early American history.

On The Fun Half: Donald Tump hung out with a Mobster he pretended to never have met. He also hit on the gangster's daughter and the mafioso threatened to castrate Trump. Peter Beinart laughs in Corey Lewandowski's face. The new Wikileaks "blockbuster". Bobby Knight says there will be no "Bull Shit" in a Trump Administration. Chris Cuomo gets sexism. Sean Hannity gets all excited over a fake story and has to tweet an apology. Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate defends Hillary Clinton. White nationalists run robocalls for Trump and your calls and IMs.

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The history of the oil industry's intermingling with US intelligence and the subsequent history of colonialism, evident in the mentality of Energy Transfer Parters and the pipeline builders. How #NoDAPL represents "colonialism at home." The need for climate radicalism as opposed to spectatorship. How climate change will enter the system through the insurance industry. The geopolitical risks of China's plan to use Africa for future food growth. 

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