The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Cliff Schecter, explained the new revelations of NSA data mining and surveillance, how the Obama Administration has codified a deeply invasive framework for monitoring Americans, will Glenn Greenwald be prosecuted? Is the "Grand Bargain" dead? and is Immigration Reform going to be killed by the GOP?

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, talked about President Obama fighting Patent Trolls, what he has been up to and he recommended the classic comedy A New Leaf.

On The Better Half: one incredibly crazy call, Mitt Romney wishes Hurricane Sandy didn't happen when he was running for President and your normal calls and IMs.

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Blogger Marcy Wheeler explained the meaning of the NSA's mass surveillance of Verizon phone customers, why the NSA's monitoring focuses on Americans, the problem with data mining in terrorism investigations, why it is alarmingly easy to become a terrorism suspect and why the programs secrecy is aimed at Americans asserting their civil liberties.

On The Better Half: Jeremy Schahill schools Toure,  the Grand Bargain maybe mercifully dead, The IMF admits that it damaged the Greek economy with austerity, Random Rush, George W Bush bikes with vetrans of his wars and your calls and IMs.

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Terrorism Factory, author Trevor Aaronson explained the absurd case of the Liberty City Seven, why only a small fraction of recent terror arrests have actually posed real threats, how FBI paid informants drive frivolous cases and why these cases distract law enforcement from real terrorism threats.

On The Better Half: the problem with testing culture, Chris Christie is a liar, Donal Rumsfeld says Obama might be on the terrorists side and Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss blames military rapes on hormones and your calls and IMs.

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Filling in for Thom Hartmann, Sam discussed the Social Security Trustees new report on the solvency of the program with Alex Lawson of Social Security Works, looked at how dangerous the proposed TPP trade bill is with Melinda St. Louis, of Global Trade Watch, discussed the backlash against Monsanto with journalist Aviva Shen, how the Electronic Frontier Foundation is fighting back against Patent Trolls and much more!

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Sam explained Frank Lautenberg's legacy, the Bradley Manning trial begins today, the unique dangers of the espionage charges levelled against Manning, The Tea Part is on to Grover Norquist being a secret Muslim and protests continue across Turkey.

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Cliff Schecter, explained the multiple criminal investigations facing Michele Bachmann, her crazy resignation announcement, who is the craziest member of Congress, the conservative meltdown about working women, why the right turns economic exploitation into social divisions and John McCain sneaks into Syria and meets with sectarian terrorists.

Isabel Gillies was disgusted by the Republican's ongoing war on women and misogynist comments on Fox, talked about Sheryl Sandberg's new bookLean In and recommended the documentary Waiting For Lightening. 

And the Sam Seder Libertarian Learning Annex was in session with multiple crazy phone calls.

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Economist and author Gar Alperovitz, explained why reform won't work, the political decline of organized labor, the local roots of the New Deal, why innovative economic reform is happening on the local level, the emerging American interest in Socialism, why serious banking and health reform will begin at the state level and why we are in a "pre history" moment.

On The Better Half: Men need to dominate women says Fox panel, why libertarian theories fail in education and your calls and IMs.

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Jacobin founding editor, Bhaskar Sunkara, explained the distinction between liberal and socialistic politics, the modern delusions of liberalism, the disconnect between the elite and grassroots of the Democratic Party, the political success of neo-liberalism, how the left can renew itself and the vital work of building coalitions against austerity.

On The Better Half: Michelle Bachmann's epic insanity on full display in her resignation, Ron Paul loses his UN case and your calls and IMS.

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ObamaCare goes into effect, its working well in California, why statesthat refuse to expand Medicade are hurting health reform efforts, Obama gets aggressive on Judicial appointments and could that mean filibuster reform?

On The Better Half: Eric Holder feels spying on journalists contradicts his image, Sam Seder's Libertarian learning annex returns, why Medicade expansion is a crucial and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter explained how President Obama responded to protester Medea Benjamin's interruption of his speech, Obama's encouraging rhetoric on winding down the "War on Terror",  why Signature Drone strikes are indefensible, why President Obama could have acted much faster on GITMO and what pushed Obama to address these issues now?

Comedian Todd Barry talked about touring with Louie C.K., the Marc Maron and Michael Ian Black dust up, Todd's new podcast, his burgeoning friendship with Ari Melber and he recommended the movie Sexy Beast.  

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