The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Eliot Spitzer returns to politics, Mark Halperin harasses him on Morning Joe, new revelations on the FISA Court and how the FISA Court is making new common law in secret.

On The Better Half: Rand Paul's co-author and Congressional aid is a southern secessionist, Random Rush  and your calls and IMs.

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Investigative reporter Steve Horn explained the legal actions targeting Exxon, how Exxon ignores safety an environmental regulations, why the Keystone XL pipeline is a public health and climate nightmare, what was missing from President Obama's climate speech, why natural gas is not a "bridge fuel" and Americans global energy policies are accelerating the climate crises.

David Gregory screws up basic facts on healthcare reform and Eliot Sptizer makes his political comeback.

On The better Half: Egypt update, a video of stunning police abuse not allowed as evidence, sexist comments aimed at new Wimbledon champion, what jobs are driving the recovery and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

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On today's show Sam's interviews from Netroots Nation 2013, with former Congressman Barney Frank and progressive blogger Shannyn Moore.

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Joe Muto, explained how he came to work at Fox News, why the word Falafel was informally banned at Fox, why O"Reilly still hates Al Franken, how Roger Ailes's paranoia drove Fox News operations, how Obama's election pushed Fox even further to the right, who is the most shameless Network anchor and how Joe finally left Fox.

On The Better Half: Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane forced landed in Europe, how the United States is threatening international law, new anti choice measures pass in the dead of the night in North Carolina, how important are Obamacare delays? and your calls and IMs.

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Journalist Barbara Garson, explained how the 99 percent have been hit by the financial crises, the stories of loss of homes, savings and jobs, the roots of stagnating wages, why Americans blame themselves instead of understanding the structural factors behind unemployment the disaster of the Obama Administration's HAMP program and why debt needs to be de-moralize.

On The Better Half: Christian radio show host horrified by seeing a Lesbian on the Food Network, David Petraeus, will get an obscene amount of money to do little to nothing at CUNY University and your phone calls and IMs.

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Max Blumenthal, explained the forces working smear the Ecuadorian government and Glenn Greenwald, the right-wing lobbying cabal using Edward Snowden to undermine Latin American governance, the problem with access journalism and more stunning double standards on leaksOn

The Better Half: a man could face thirteen years in prison for protesting Bank Of America, Jennifer Lopez serenades a brutal dictator, Wendy Davis hits back hard against Rick Perry and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explained the politics of the Supreme Court, Scalia's laughable dissent on DOMA, why tv has played a major role in the advancement of Gay Rights, the evolution of support for Marriage Equality and why women's rights will continue to drive progressive politics.

On The Better Half: how Obama positioned himself on Keystone XL, the Pentagon blocks access to the Guardian, why art has been corrupted by an unending focus on money and your calls and IMs.

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The Nation's Richard Kim, explained what DOMA did legally, the equal protection and state rights component of the decision ending DOMA, the strategy moving forward for national marriage equality, the incredible heroism of Edith Windsor, Bill Clinton's record on DOMA, what happened with in the Prop 8 ruling and the role popular culture has played in supporting Gay Rights.

On The Better Half: Rick Perry gets lucid for one minute to launch a disgusting attack on Wendy Davis, Random Rush, Pat Robertson wants to know if Anthony Kennedy has "Gay Clerks"?, Chris Christie thinks Gay People should be discriminated against, Obama's ambiguous stance on Keystone and your IMs.

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Salon contributing writer, Rebecca Traister explained Texas's draconian new reproductive laws, Wendy Davis's unexpected and amazing filibuster and how galvanizing will this moment be?

Ari Berman, explained how the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, why the ruling helps southern states recreate segregation in Congressional districts, how Justice Roberts "imagined" his way to a ruling and how Justice Kennedy has disgraced himself in his votes on healthcare reform and Voting Rights.

On The Better Half: DOMA overturned, the fake IRS "scandal" dies again, Glenn Beck and Rand Paul wonder if ending DOMA could lead to more Muslims!? And your IMs.

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Sam broke down the Supreme Court's gutting of key provisions of the Voting Rights Act.

Shayana Kadida, an attorney with The Center For Constitutional Rights , explained his work against NSA surveillance, why lawyers may be targeted under the NSA spying program, The problem with the term metadata and the Obama Administration's stunning lack of transparency.

On The Better Half: more on conservatives judicial activism, the Supreme Court punts on Affirmative Action, Andrew Ross Sorkin provides a disingenuous apology for almost calling for Glenn Greenwald's arrest, Louie Gohmert says that Sex Ed is just like the Soviet Union and your IMs.

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