The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

The Obama Administration maps out its new drone and counter terror policies, new disturbing revelations on drone strikes on American citizens in Yemen and the Administration's push to continue the "War on Terror."

Janeane "Katherine Harris" Garofalo, called in from Texas where she enlightened us on the Obama Administration "doomsday weather machine", commented Michelle Bachmann's new promise that God would repeal Obamacare and looks forward to the ending of Abortion in North Dakota.

On The Better Half: Chicago moves forward with low income school closures while shelling out massive subsidies for a new Sports Stadium, Glenn Beck sees a false flag operation at CNN and your calls and IMs.

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Wolf Blitzer tries to force a viral moment in Oklahoma and makes an ass of himself, Apple hides taxes and threatens the Senate, Washington stops efforts to make the economy grow, why the political class only cares about the economic fortunes of wealthy Americans, immigration moves forward without Gay Rights and some liberal pundits minimize the DOJ's attacks on investigative journalism.

On The Better Half: Federal budget cuts literally lead to rape, a stunning session of the Sam Seder Libertarian Learning Annex and your smart and normal IMS and calls.

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Glenn Greenwald explained the Obama Justice Department's sweeping surveillance of journalists, President Obama's atrocious record on press freedom, how the Wikileaks prosecution theory is now being used to criminalize all investigative journalism, the parallels between the Nixon and Obama Administration on press freedom and how the Obama Administration is codifying the rogue policies of the Bush era.

On The Better Half: The Koch brothers literally leave toxic waste floating around Detroit, Rand Paul wants the Senate to apologise to Apple for investigating its tax avoidance schemes and calls and IMs.

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Progressive Magazine Editor,Matthew Rothschild explained How counter-terrorism "fusion" centers spied on Occupy activists, the close coordination between corporate interests and law enforcement, why these disclosures are far more concerning than the IRS scandal, how law enforcement intelligence was passed onto corporations and how spying on Occupy undermines detecting real national security threats.

On The Better Half: Jonathan Karl's "Journalism" background, Donald Rumsfeld hit hard on Public Radio's Marketplace, Peggy Noonan writes a crazy over the top column on the IRS scandal and gets called out by David Gregory and your IMs.

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It's Casual Friday! On today's show Ari Berman of The Nation joins us to discuss the week full of scandals, umbrella-gate and gate-gate and…all the gates! Also, the Florida GOP Hispanic Outreach Director resigns, OFA's failure in organizing for action to fight for Keystone pipeline and what it tells us about the orgnization, and both Sam and Ari are skeptical that Harry Reid would engage in fillibuster reform.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan brings us a movie pick and discusses parenthood with Sam. Also, a song from Jimmy Reefercake, your calls & IMs and more!

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Author, biologist, environmental activist, and mother Sandra Steingraber joins us to discuss why she went to jail for her environmental activism, the toxic assault on our children, and the environmental links to cancer and human health.

In the better half: Sam is sick and tired of these quote unquote "scandals!", Eric Holder puts Darrell Issa in his place, Pat Robertson gives a wife with a cheating husband some wonderful marriage advice, your calls & IMs plus more!

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In a week full of "scandals," Sam Seder walks us through the real scandals and the imagined ones. We discuss the AP phone records seized by DOJ and the press' coverage on whistleblowers, the IRS investigation into Tea Party groups and why 501(c)(4)s should be looked into. Also Glenn Beck says Obama should be impeached and, of all people, Dick Cheney says we're being lied to on Benghazi.

In the better half, Sam brings you even more of the week's news. Stories like Saudis being investigated over owning pressure cookers, Minnesota becomes the 12th state with same sex marriage, Florida GOP loses their Hispanic outreach manager, and how a family went to a Rep. town hall to stop a deportation. All that, more plus your calls and IMs!

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Freelance journalist Isabel Macdonald  joins us to discuss her latest piece for The Nation, GOP's Drug-Testing Dragnet. We talk about how the drug testing industry is a self-licking ice cream cone where Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

On the better half, we discuss the IRS “scandal,” a Libertarian debates us on Benghazi, Random Rush and your calls and IMs!

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It's Casual Friday! Cliff Schecter walks us through Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi! hysteria, the  Heritage Foundation immigration report author's sorted past, Elizabeth Warren's first bill: big banks get cheap government loans, why can't students? and more!

Also, H. Jon Benjamin joins us to argue with Sam over the Where's Hugo campaign that Bob's Burgers fans across the country have launched!

Also, a song from Jimmy Reefercake, your calls and IMs!

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Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone joins us to discuss his latest piece, Everything is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever. In the interview we discuss, how there is no secret conspiracy because all these scandals out in the open, how the ones making the rules are the ones breaking the rules, and Eric Holder’s doctrine of collateral consequence means the elite have no accountability while the rest of us are of little consequence.

In the better half, we look at the poor fundamentalist Christians who believe they are the minority and are being bullied, blacks voting at higher rates than whites for the first time ever in 2012, and the fast food strikes spread to St. Louis! All that, more AND your calls and IMs!

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Direct download: 05-09-13-Matt_Taibbi-PUB.mp3
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