The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

On today's Show, Sam remembered the invasion of Iraq, the disastrous consequences of the war and why Janeane Garofalo was vital voice of dissent before the invasion of Iraq and why she needs far more credit today for her willingness to speak out.

Becky Bond, the Vice President of Credo Action reflected on her activism against the invasion of Iraq, the crucial role that activism will play in protecting Social Security and Medicare, how Credo helped win an important special election in Illinois and can the Keystone Pipeline be stopped?

On The Better Half: Steve Kornacki takes over for Chris Hayes on UP, the media madness that led to the invasion of Iraq and your calls and IMs.

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Matt Taibbi, explained the myth of JP Morgan Chase as the "one good bank", why to big to fail is the problem, why Washington finally getting fed up with Wall Street, How Wall Street miscalculated  the 2012 election, how JP Morgan Chase hides losses and commits regular acts of financial fraud and is genuine Wall Street reform possible now?

On The Better Half: a race panel at CPAC gets very racist, CNN's Candy Crowley is worried about the Steubenville rapists future and not the victim and your calls and IMs.

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Cliff Schecter, explained how Rob Portman's support for marriage equality is based of his sons being Gay, why Republicans only adopt compassionate positions when they are personally effected by it, Rand Paul says stupid things at CPAC and the crowd loves it, why presidential legacies are now defined by slashing programs not investing and Diane Feinstein schools Ted Cruz.

Isabel Gillies explained her parenting techniques to Sam, why her baby slept in a bathtub, Cliff praised Isabel's character in SVU and Isabel recommended the documentaryUndefeated. 

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On today's show journalist Christopher Petrella, explained the power of the private prison industry, why private prisons are working to be reclassified as real estate holding companies, who the biggest players in the private prison business are and how to hold the industry accountable.

On The Better Half: How President Clinton inspired the release of the Mitt Romney 47% video, Costco pays its employees well and is still hugely profitable, LAPD shoots a mother and a daughter in their truck and still haven't replaced their destroyed car and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show special guest host Tina Dupuy, discussed Bloomberg's sods ban, new police violence in Brooklyn, the truth about Occupy Oakland and Michael does a little Obama.

On The Better Half: Jeb Bush claims his brother is not unpopular, Paul Ryan's new budget and lies, more Bloomberg debate and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show Council on Foreign Relations Adjunct Fellow Reza Aslan, explained how settlement is expansion is killing the prospect of Two State solution, what the Chuck Hagel hearings revealed about Washington, Iran's current politics and the best way forward on reaching a nuclear deal with Iran.

On The Better Half: George W Bush great painter? Bloomberg's novel explanation of why to many people use homeless shelters, more Rand Paul debate and your calls and IMs.

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On today's show, Cliff Schecter explained why Rand Paul still sucks, how the right wing turned crazy, why the dinner between Obama and Republican Senators is fine if its just for the optics, explained why the Republican Party is driven by negative emotions and he and Michael reviewed President Clinton's record on Gay Rights.

Film Guy Matthew Weiss, recommended the HBO series Treme, Matt admitted he couldn't get into Treme and he and Matthew had an epic debate on the AMC series The Walking Dead.

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Professor, Bill Black explained why the right keeps pushing austerity policies, how austerity failed Europe,  how the destruction of the social safety net and sluggish economic growth go hand in hand and why the United States could never be Greece.

On The Better Half: Producers, Matt & Michael took over the helm over the Majority Report, as Sam celebrated the arrival of Baby Seder, is Rand Paul worthy of support? North Korea threatens to nuke America and your IMs.

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Nikolas Kozloff, author of Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the U.S, explained the complex legacy of Hugo Chavez, Chavez's political history, how Chavez changed the political psychology of Venezuela, where Chavez was innovative and where he failed, how Bush helped create Chavez and the future of the Chavez model.

On The Better Half: Rand Paul filibusters John Brennan, Fox and Friends says that Obama is trying to hurt the kids, Sam explains how Krugman could have easily beat Joe Scarborough on Charlie Rose, Ron Paul's gold filled portfolio face plants, Bill O'Reilly has a meltdown, and your calls and IMs.

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Washington Monthly Editor Haley Sweetland Edwards, explained why the success of financial reform will be determined by its implementation, what "position limits" are and why they matter, how lobbyists are undermining Dodd-Frank, how the regulatory apparatus works, and what the White House and public can do to guard and implement Dodd-Frank.

On The Better Half: Jeb Bush flip flops on immigration, Sam debates a caller on gun control debate, more thoughts on Alter and Entitlement cuts and your calls and IMs.

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