The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Investigative journalist Tim Shorrock, explained the NSA's fraud filled "Trailblazer" program, how NSA intelligence was distorted by poorly designed private technology, the four NSA officers who tried to expose fraud and abuse at the agency and how the Obama Administration has pursued a war on whistleblowers.

On The Better Half, Ezra Klein argues that the social safety net is the answer, more on the central importance of Social Security and your calls and IMs.

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread 

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Cliff Schecter explained why Obama's budget proposal is awful, the utter corporate corruption of modern Washington, how the White House is attempting to frame Chained CPI, what drives Obama's obsession with a "Grand Bargain" and where gun reform stands.

Marc Maron and talked about his new projects, patent trolls, Sam reminisced about his opportunities, Louie CK says nice things about Marc's new show and recommended The people watch the Last Detail.

A majority of Americans think marijuana should be legal, Congressman Peter King still angry at Marcio Rubio for voting against Sandy relief, Geraldo Rivera talks sense on North Korea and the military industrial complex and your IMs and calls.

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Firedoglake's Kevin Gosztola, explained the state of the Bradley Manning trial, how the case threatens press freedom, why Bradley Manning is a whistle blower, how Manning released the "collateral murder" video, how the media is failing in covering the Manning trial and why the elite are legally shielded while whistle blowers face intense prosecution.

On The Better Half: busting libertarian myths on rising college costs, Fox's Eric Bolling is upset that Rutger's Basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for abusing players and Your calls and IMs.

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The importance of the Indian Supreme Court's decision on generic drugs, why the bar is lower for generic drug production in the United States,why Pharma companies drive inefficiency and threaten global health, why pharma companies are primarily marketing firms , why medicine is a "Global Public Good" and why "free trade agreements" are simply a giveaway for corporations.

On The Better Half: Americans believe plenty of stupid things and why that's also a problem, North Carolina bill would create a State religion, Tennessee bill terrorizes poor parents and children, Random Rush and your calls and IMs.

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Blogger, Digby explained why the Republicans might not be able to reform on social issues, why Republicans will not reform on their economic extremism, why Democrats are reactive and Republicans are strategic in shaping frameworks, the Sequester is starting to hurt lots of people and why the "grand bargain" is politically and morally absurd.

On The Better Half: Google celebrates Ceaser Chavez, right-wingers get upset, Bill O'Reilly tempers himself on marriage equality and the right wing grass roots is enraged, Georgia town makes it mandatory to carry guns and your IMs.

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In celebration 9 Year anniversary of the Majority Report we are playing the very first edition of the show!

Listen up for interviews with Bill Maher, DaveChappelle, Atrios and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s.

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On today's show an archived interview with Lawrence Lessig on the corrupting influence of money in politics, why it will take outsiders to reform the system and to redirect power to the people.

Ani Fete of Enroll America explained how health care exchanges will work.

And another great interview from the new Majority Report archives with the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi on movies and food.

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3/28/13 

Journalist Steven Brill discusses his blockbuster piece in Time Magazine about what drives exploding health care costs, why hospitals and Doctors routinly overcharge for treatments and what we can do to bring down costs.

Professor James Kimmey, Professor Emeritus of the St Louis School of Public Health, explained why health care is not a normal commodity, and why a single payer health care model is the best way to control costs.

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On today's show Working Families Party, Executive Director Dan Cantor explained what policies his party is fighting for and why voting on the Working Families line supports progressive politics.

From the Majority Report archives, Richard Heinberg author of the The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality explained how cheap fuel, the engine that propelled the last 70 years of economic growth is running out and the three D’s: Debt, Depletion, Disaster.

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Heather C. McGhee, the Vice President of Policy and Outreach at Demos, explained Demos's new report on how economic inequality is eroding democracy, why dominance of wealth in politics is killing the recovery, why the austerity caucus is afraid of democracy and the future and how clean election laws are essential for protecting democracy and renewing the middle class.

Cyprus agrees to bailout terms with the EU, NRA chief accuses Bloomberg of being "reckless" on guns, the Tea Party organizes a Fox News boycott and hilarity ensues and your calls and IMs.

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