The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Nikolas Kozloff, explained the politics of driving the Ecuadorian governments providing safe haven for Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, President Correas's populist policies, the successes and failures of the new Latin American's new left and what comes next.

On The Better Half: does reading Salon make you a security threat, Paula Deen's insane defenders, David Gregory asks Glenn Greenwald if he should go to jail, Georger Zimmerman's lawyer tells an awful joke and your IMs.

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On today's extended show from Netroots Nation:

Think Progress's Matt Duss, explained the roots of Turkey's protest movement, and what a progressive foreign policy.

Cliff Schecter, explained why Netroots its no longer an insurgency, Immigration reform maybe closer to passing and more reactions to the tragic death of Michael Hastings.

Ari Berman, explained the recent history of voting rights, how the Supreme Court may strike down an essential aspect of The Voting Rights Act and what will the immigration reform bill ending looking like.

Congressman Bruce Braley, explained why he was running for an open Senate seat in Iowa, how he hopes to build on Senator Tom Harkin's progressive legislative legacy and Keystone XL and Climate change.

The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkal and Ryan Grim, explained how Republicans destroyed the Farm Bill and are attempting to decimate food stamps and just how insane are the House GOP.

John Amato & Gaius Publius, explained how Unions could exert more power of the Democratic Party  and how the right has demonized Unions.

And Lizz Winstead, talked about breaking new research on reproductive health and abortion rights, Matthew Filipowicz talked about his epic new Ayn Rand satire and Lizz and Matthew gave movie recommendations.

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On today's show Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, explained why demographics and cultural trends favor progressive politics.

David Dayen & Digby discussed the landscape of Netroots politics, how Twitter and Facebook disrupted the blogging model, the NSA scandal and why the institutions of Washington fail in monitoring the military industrial complex.

Credo's Political Action Director Elijah Zarlin brought us up to date on Credo's campaign of civil disobedience against the Keystone Pipeline.

The Contributor's Editor-in-Chief Tina Dupuy, explained how the Republican's War on Women and choice is now focused on embryonic masturbation.

And Sam pays more tribute to the great Michael Hastings.

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On today's show, David Dayen explained the student loan crises and why the student loan industry is uniquely unfair and corrupt. Investigative journalist explained the massive role that private contractors play in NSA surveillance and the Nation's George Zornick explained where immigration reform stands in Congress now.

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Bill Scher debated Matt & Michael on NSA data mining, is the NSA's surveillance legal?whether or not the program has been effective, has the monitoring been abused? and the role of private contractors in gathering intelligence.

Michael explained the new spying revelations, Iran's presidential election results and what arming the Syrian rebels means.

On The Better Half: Rick Scott fights paid medical leave in Florida, George Zimmerman's father is not surprisingly racist and crazy, Rick Perry signs a Christmas bill, vetoes equal pay and makes a factual mistake that is embarrassing even for him and your calls and IMs.

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Sam and Cliff Schecter explained the enduring importance of the NSA scandal, the incompetence of the intelligence apparatus, the straw man arguments against pushing for transparency, the endless historical examples of abuse of surveillance and a Supreme Court ruling update.

Andy Kindler, explained what its like to work with Marc Maron, Kindler gave his perspective on NSA monitoring, he admits to have some tension with Louis C.K. and recommended the Richard Pryor documentary Omit The Logic.  

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Labor historian and journalist Richard Yeselson explained how labor militancy drove labor rights in the 1930s, how the passage of Taft-Hartley Act attacked the organizing and cultural power of labor, why the Congressional backlash against labor was connected with opposition to civil rights, what caused union decline and the best way for unions to move forward.

On The Better Half: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says NSA disclosures are "the tip of the icebirg" Sean Hannity's stunning hypocrisy on NSA monitoring and your IMs.

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6/12/13

Sam explained the absurd reactions from Thomas Friedman and David Brooks to the Edward Snowden disclosures, why establishment journalists defend themselves by attacking whistle blowing, Senate coalition pushes for more transparency in the surveillance program and how private companies are abusing intelligence to target the public.

On The Better Half: Immigration Reform moves forward in the senate, Random Rush, Peter King calls for Glenn Greenwald to be prosecuted,  and your calls and IMs.

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Sam went solo today and explained why Edward Snowden isn't the main story, the market for private spying and data collection, why the Patriot Act's implementation is a fundamental challenge to democratic culture, how the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied the Senate and how corporations profit from the military industrial complex.

On The Better Half: the Obama Administration finally backs down on Plan B and Laura Ingraham has something insane to say about it, Michael Isikoff thinks the government may have a hard time prosecuting Edward Snowden and your calls and IMs.

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Professor Juan Cole, explained the corporate distortion of the Constitution, why NSA whistle blowers are turning the tables on the surveillance state, why data mining is a flawed counter terrorism strategy, the origins of Turkey's recent protests and the youth driven global backlash against neo-liberalism.

On The Better half: who is the NSA whistle blower Edward Snoden? Arizona police pull over and arrest a sober man for drunk driving, an atheist prayer needs a Christian "redo and your calls and IMs.

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