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Entertaining Daily Politics, Award Winning Long-Form Interviews and Irreverent, Independent Analysis. For more info see Majority.FM

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2279 Ratings
Average Ratings
2037
78
30
41
93

Outstanding

By 157carpenter - Oct 29 2019
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Informative And entertaining. Please don’t stop!

Sam Seder is much funnier when....

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Michael Brooks is impersonating him ūüėāūüėāūüėāūü§™

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2226 - Centrist Johnny-Come-Latelys & the First Impeachment w/ Alex Pareene

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On today's show, The New Republic's Alex Pareene joins us to discuss this week's impeachment hearings, the late entries into the 2020 Democratic primary, and his latest writings on both impeachment and the Democratic field in the New Republic. After exploring Chris Matthews' #fartgate scandal, Sam and Pareene dive into why Deval Patrick is entering the Democratic primary so late in the game. No candidate has ever won a primary or caucus after entering the contest so late. Pareene and Sam agree it's likely that Patrick is in the race to knock Warren's support in New England. Between New Hampshire's open primary and Patrick's broad support in Massachusetts, the former governor could hurt Warren's chances to win in her region. They also consider whether or not Patrick is in the race to be Joe Biden's VP pick, who does not seem likely to be a two-term president. And finally, where is Tom Perez? And why are there still ten candidates on the debate stage? Switching gears, Sam and Pareene take a wide-angle look at impeachment, including how it worked during the first impeachment of an American president, Andrew Johnson, and how congress used it as a tool to implement progressive policy during the Reconstruction Era. Sam closes out the show with the essential clips from yesterday's hearings, including Fiona Hill and David Holmes' thorough debunking of the conservative media's most trusted conspiracy theories. 

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Nov 22 2019

1hr 58mins

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2225 - Analyzing the Impeachment Hearings & Wednesday's Debate

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After 8+ hours of streaming on Wednesday, today's Majority Report features a breakdown of impeachment testimony from Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, and George Sondland. Sam and the crew also assess candidates' performances during last night's Democratic debate in Atlanta. MSNBC hates Bernie, Pete says a whole lot of nothing, Klobuchar gets massive amounts of talking time, Biden is going to punch misogyny in the face, and more!

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Nov 21 2019

2hr 8mins

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2212 - The Enigma of Clarence Thomas w/ Corey Robin

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Author Corey Robin (@CoreyRobin) joins us to discuss his new book, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas.

On today's show: Kevin McCarthy indignant about impeachment, Steny Hoyer says GOP is just getting mad now.

Corey Robin (@CoreyRobin), professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, joins us to discuss his new book, The Enigma of Clarence Thomas. While Clarence Thomas is currently the longest serving justice on the SCOTUS, he is not widely studied or understood. In this book, Robin explores the experiences that shaped his views and decisions, tying together strands including black nationalism, Afro-pessimism, patriarchy, and a belief in unfettered capitalism and state authority. At base, Robin argues, Thomas' belief in racism as an individualized, transhistorical, and impossible-to-vanquish force is similar to what liberals believe, yet also a primary driver of his conservative ideology.

On the fun half: How will impeachment affect 2020 turnout? Ben Shapiro on Sept 24: "No quid pro quo, no impeachment...no moving goal posts." Shapiro moving the goal post Nov 1: "There was a quid pro quo...the question is whether it was corrupt." Bernie says he wants to pay for m4a in a progressive way, but doesn't want to explain that now. Bernie explains costs difference for private insurance vs. m4a health coverage. Yang on m4a: "I'm adopting the label but not the bill." Buttigieg says Democrats need "humility" in new healthcare policies. Pelosi aide Wendell Primus' anti-m4a talking points. Pelosi does not support m4a in 2020 election. Graph: US life expectancy vs. that of other developed nations. Pelosi pledges commitment to pay-go and infrastructure week. MTA turnstile protest. Follow the organizers and get involved at decolonizethisplace.org!

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 35mins

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2216 - Impeachment's 2020 Shockwaves & What's Bloomberg Doing? w/ Alex Pareene & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

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Alex Pareene (@pareene) and Film Guy Matthew Weiss (@langdonboom) join us.

On today's show: Meet the Press just making stuff up about Bloomberg and his potential campaign. Impeachment update: what are the political effects of this timeline? Pete Hegseth freshman dorm bong philosophy: "Trump is the whistleblower." Trump's defense against whistleblower accusations: completely inconsistent, really bad. Just what does Mike Bloomberg think he's doing?

Film Guy Matthew (@langdonboom) joins us to talk about what he's been up to and recommend a film: "Heaven Knows What," the 2014 film by the Safdie brothers based on the true story of a homeless drug user in NYC.

On the fun half: Steven Menashi squirms on LGBTQ record during Senate confirmation hearing. Morning Joe says Medicare For All is the worst political idea he's ever heard. The "my father" heavyweight title showdown: Don Jr. vs Meghan McCain. Ben Shapiro says left is too quick to say all of American history is brutal, compares slavery to family squabble.

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Nov 08 2019

1hr 37mins

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2224 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings: Ambassador Gordon Sondland Testimony

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The Majority Report continues its live coverage of the House impeachment hearings of Donald Trump today at 9 AM EST with testimony from Gordon Sondland the US Ambassador to the EU.

This is only the first stream of the day. We'll be back live both for the hearings this afternoon and for the debate tonight.

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Nov 20 2019

2hr 10mins

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2223 - Trump Impeachment Hearings Recapping Alexander Vindman & Jennifer Williams

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MR covers the impeachment hearings live.

On today's show: Vindman speaks to father about speaking truth to power. Williams on July 25th call, what the committee has asked her, and what she found unusual. Schiff shoots down the theory that Giuliani was freelancing. Vindman retells Bolton "drug deal" story, Vindman explains why he went to NSC IG after July call. Goldman walks Vindman through Trump's call, its lack of official US policy, Bidens. Goldman lays out April to May timeline. Schiff ties Giuliani investigations to Trump referring to Giuliani. Devin Nunes entering right wing conspiracies for the official record.

On the fun half: Josh from Chicago on Warren's disappointing "m4a" plan. Should Dems put everything important in one package? Lady Colin Campbell, British socialite, defends Prince Andrew, claims "pedophilia" is different from hiring an underage prostitute. Andrew Yang's personal high hopes dance: "technology!" Plus, your calls!

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 17mins

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2221 - Stone Convicted, Impeachment Marches On & What's Deval Patrick's Game? w/ Emma Vigeland & Judy Gold

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Sam hosts Emma Vigeland from The Young Turks (@EmmaVigeland) and comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) to recap the week's news, including impeachment, the 2020 democratic primary, and more.

On today's show: Yovanovitch on her order to leave Ukraine because her safety was threatened. Trump tweets about Yovanovitch during her testimony.

Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland), correspondent and producer at The Young Turks, joins us to discuss the news of the day: Cenk's run for Congress, Roger Stone's conviction, Deval Patrick's entry into the fray, Tulsi vs. Hilary, the effect of impeachment on various races, and more.

Comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) joins us for some cathartic yelling. Happy birthday, Judy!

On the fun half: Laura Ingraham says there's no attempted bribery in the Constitution. Wednesday: Trump says he never had a call with Sondland. ABC News talks to voters in IA, NH, SC about their thoughts on impeachment hearings. Charlie Kirk shouted down by Nick Fuentes fans at TP USA event. Charlie Kirk lies about his previous statement about why he didn't get into West Point. New Bolivian President's old tweet about ethnically cleansing the "Satanic" indigenous people. Stand-in president "brings back Bible" (literally) to Bolivian politics. Bernie Sanders speaks on paternalistic US foreign policy in Latin America. CBP commissioner Mark Morgan admits no new border wall construction has commenced.

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 36mins

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2235 - Biden's Tough Guy Act & A Lesson In Civility w/ Brandon Sutton & David Feldman

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Brandon Sutton a.k.a. Chad Vigorous (@PrettyBadLefty), host of The Discourse, and David Feldman (@David_Feldman_), host of The David Feldman Show, join us for Casual Friday.

On today's show: Doug Collins says it's unfair to question how Trump framed his diplomacy with Zelensky. Pelosi announces plans for house judiciary to draft articles of impeachment. Sam's case for why Biden's anti-Trump ad is bad. Joe Biden in 1988 says he has a higher IQ than questioner at town hall. Biden tells Sunrise activist to go vote for someone else.

David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) gives the MR crew a lesson in civility. Buttigieg compares national debt to climate change, says Dems need to take debt seriously.

On the fun half: Bernie Sanders explains why free college should be universal. Is Pete Buttigieg even smart? Firefighters in Paris push back cops amid nationwide general strike. Could we ever have a general strike in the US? 2011 Purdue pharma opioid sales rep song shows the corniness of evil.

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Dec 06 2019

1hr 47mins

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2234 - Will the UK Save Itself and Vote Labour? w/ Ronan Burtenshaw

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Michael Brooks hosts today's show and speaks with Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw), editor of Tribune Magazine, about next week's elections in the United Kingdom. Will Corbyn's rise in the polls and revelations of Tories offer to sell off the NHS lead to Labour victories?

Fred Hampton on the importance of revolutionary education. Fred Hampton: "We're gonna fight racism with solidarity."

Ronan Burtenshaw (@ronanburtenshaw), editor of Tribune Magazine, joins us to talk about next week's elections in the United Kingdom. Labour has realigned and is now led by lifelong socialists. How Boris Johnson exemplifies "mask off" Tories. The Lib Dems' utter buffoonery. The UK media's all out campaign against Corbyn. What's with all the accusations of anti-Semitism? Eric Hobsbawm, Ed Miliband, and the Jewish left tradition. The possibility that Corbyn's Labour could activate new voters with its frightfully good manifesto.

On the fun half: Dave Rubin says Jordan Peterson helped him find religion. Lula dances in Brazil. Jeremy Corbyn on his vocation of public service. Hillary begrudges Bernie waiting to endorse her in 2016. Trump gets embarrassed on world stage in Biden campaign ad. Biden goes off on man at town hall for questioning him about his son's Burisma job. Trump says he's assessed the house intel report through Fox News anchors and Alan Dershowitz. Gregg Jarrett suggests someone else could have called Rudy Giuliani from Devin Nunes' phone. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Dec 05 2019

1hr 2mins

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2233 - Trump's 'High Crimes & Misdemeanors'

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On today's show, the MR team reviews impeachment and news.

World leaders laugh at Trump's behavior in leaked video. Trump says Trudeau is two-faced. Noah Feldman explains history of impeachment, framers understanding. Noah Feldman on evidence presented and why Trump's actions constitute "high crimes and misdemeanors." Pamela Kaplan calls Collins on reviewing facts, says Trump's demands were an abuse of power that undermines democracy. Doug Collins gets upset about impeachment in opening statement. Law professor Pamela Karlan explains Trump's crimes with natural disaster analogy. John Turley says we're doing impeachment too fast(!), compares Dems to radical Republicans vs. Johnson. Turley claims during Clinton impeachment that we should stop "expanding the space for executive action."

On the fun half: William Barr says "communities" that protest cops could lose "the police protection they need." Mayo Pete says rich kids should pay their own tuition. How socialists could win over their gun-loving conservative relatives. Why a free public option would work to drive down the cost of college, but not healthcare. Why is Ukraine a focal point of US foreign policy? Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Dec 04 2019

1hr 20mins

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2232 - Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right w/ Anne Nelson

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Happy Tuesday, Sam hosts journalist and academic Anne Nelson to discuss her new book, Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. Sam and Nelson begin their interview with a play-by-play of how fundamentalist Evangelical Christians rallied behind Ronald Reagan during his the 1980 election and helped fuel his victory with a strong turnout in southern and southwestern states. Nelson also explains the foundational tenets of Christian Nationalism, and the role of "Biblical Inerrancy," which states the word of God is in the text of the bible, in Christian Nationalists policy projects. Nelson's book explores the history and impact of the Council for National Policy (CNP), the professional umbrella organization for the country's most influential conservative organizations and activist groups. Nelson explains how the CNP brokered a deal with Trump in 2016, which involved adding Mike Pence as his running mate and establishing an Evangelical Advisory Board in Trump's White House. Sam and Nelson conclude their discussion exploring the role of conservative media outlets like Salem Media, and their ability to fill the void where capital investors starved and killed local news organizations. 

And in the Fun Half: Mehdi Hasan gets the chance to remind CNN that Bernie is still leading across the first four democratic primaries, Mayor Pete moves the goalposts on his free college position, Michael Bennet dodges the free college question (and is still running for president), Sebastian Gorka wants to know if Charlie Kirk took a DNA test, Duncan Hunter is pleading guilty and we remember when he blamed his wife for the 60 campaign finance criminal charges against him, a Libertarian caller makes Sam's day, TruNews' "Jew Coup" and their White House Press Corps membership, plus your calls and IMs!

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Dec 03 2019

1hr 14mins

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2231 - For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity w/ Liz Plank

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Good Monday morning, the Majority Report is back from the Thanksgiving holiday with a new interview featuring journalist Liz Plank on her new book, For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity.  Sam and Plank begin their conversation discussing the need to expand the context surrounding gender discourse. Plank explains that we are more comfortable limiting boys in their actions in behavior in ways that evoke emotion or vulnerability. Yet, we have no issue promoting boys to perform violence, whether that be toy guns or certain video games. Considering the hierarchy of social roles, how they are gendered, and the value applied to them, Sam and Plank discuss how the state and American capitalism have shaped our understanding of masculinity in our culture. A foundational element of male identity in America is the role of "Provider." Sam and Liz discuss how, under capitalism, the part of Provider is magnified and brings stress that is not as prevalent in countries whose economies incorporate more elements of socialism. Closing out their conversation, Sam and Plank take on Sam's "zero-sum" discourse, what happens when white guys begin to lose their disproportionately large piece of the cultural and material pie? Plank concedes that there is a self-correction taking place in society and that white men are losing their entitlement, but, in the end, ending that entitlement will ultimately be a good thing as it will help bring more substantial equality. 

And in the Fun Half: a city-run grocery store in deep-red Florida, Mayor Pete's insincere free college proposal, John from San Antonio plants his Bernie yard sign and shares his latest thoughts on progressives need for delegates in 2020, Louie Gohmert and "the power of positive thinking" legal defense, John Kennedy double backs and reclaims his belief that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 elections, Bloomberg's unique take on dictatorship and democracy, Brandon Straka updates Walk-Away 2020, Mark Zuckerberg's private dinner with Donald Trump, Waleed Shahid from Justice Democrats explains the fight for Medicare for All, plus your calls and IMs!

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Dec 02 2019

1hr 12mins

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2230 - Birthright Citizens: Race and Rights in Antebellum America w/ Martha S. Jones

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Today, legal historian Martha S. Jones joins us to discuss her new book, "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America."

Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses.

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Nov 29 2019

47mins

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2229 - The Kavanaugh Opinion That Should Terrify The Left

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Join Sam and the MR Crew as they talk about the week's biggest headlines and take your calls and IMs!

On today's show: Sam unboxes MR's belated 100k award from YouTube. Trump wonders why centennial coin celebrating women's suffrage wasn't made sooner. How Kavanaugh's latest opinion could drastically hobble the next Democratic-controlled government. Mainstream media tries to scare people into thinking Medicare-for-all is political suicide. A caller on the rolling general strikes in Colombia. A caller on how right-wing judges seal documents on public harm cases without justification. Donald Trump claims there's a war on Thanksgiving at Florida rally. Joe Kennedy refuses to acknowledge Russian hacking in 2016, even after Fiona Hill hearing. Melania booed by Baltimore students during opioid awareness speech. Harvard and Yale protesters storm field at half time. Captain of Harvard football team gives message of solidarity to protesters. Campus reform correspondent suggests the protesting students on financial aid would be the ones most hurt by disinvestment from fossil fuel and PR debt. M4a talking points to use on conservatives. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Nov 27 2019

2hr 45mins

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2228 - Antisocial: How Online Extremists Highjacked the American Conversation w/ Andrew Marantz

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Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to talk about his new book, 'Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And the Hijacking of the American Conversation.'

On today's show: Rahm Emmanuel says Bernie & Warren are walking away from the Democrats' traditional value system.

Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to discuss his new book, 'Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, And the Hijacking of the American Conversation.' Over the course of two years, Marantz embedded with right-wing communities from the alt-light to out and proud Nazis. Tracking people like Mike Cernovich and Andrew Breitbart, Marantz paints a picture of how the far right uses addictively designed social media to blur the line between politics, media and technology and spread radical ideas.

On the fun half: John from San Antonio on Bernie's mini-surge. Bloomberg campaign manager says Bloomberg will not accept donations, will not raise outside money. DNC Vice Chair Michael Black gets Bill Hemmer pissed after calling Tucker Carlson a white supremacist. 2014 Bloomberg defends and justifies Israeli bombing of Palestinian hospital and school. Andrew Ross Sorkin says Bernie and Warren are trying to buy the election with "free stuff." Actor Hal Sparks' foolhardy attack on Sam. Stephen Moore calls for Trump to privatize social security, cut capital gains taxes. Bret Stephens whines about media attacks on billionaires.

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Nov 26 2019

1hr 13mins

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2227 - Assessing the Protests in Iraq & Iran w/ Djene Bajalan

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Sam is out today, Michael Brooks hosts Professor Djene Bajalan to discuss the growing protests in Iraq and Iran.

On today's show: Boris Johnson BBC edited clip of audience laughing at Johnson.

Djene Rhys Bajalan (@djenebajalan), Assistant Professor of Middle East History at Missouri State University, joins us to discuss the wave of protests in Iran and Iraq. Across the middle east, a growing discontent with the neoliberal economic order is driving people into the streets. The corruption of Shia militias in Iraq and the "opening" of Iraq to international capital. The gross inequality and cruel austerity driving protests in Iran. The effects of sanctions on Iran's economy. The state's attempts to suppress dissent. An update on the situation in Turkey and Syria.

On the fun half: Elon Musk's armored glass fails test at demonstration. A UK caller discusses the pitfalls of the private healthcare industry and an underfunded NHS. Labor MP John McDonnell calls out Richard Dearlove on WMDs and disastrous Iraq war. Pete Buttigieg says inner city kids need more role models of people education has worked for. Bernie dances with all the ladies after NH rally. Devin Nunes says he's suing CNN for reporting that Nunes was in Vienna with Ukrainian prosecutor. Giuliani says Trump won't throw him under the bus: "I have insurance." An update on the coup in Bolivia. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Nov 25 2019

1hr 4mins

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2226 - Centrist Johnny-Come-Latelys & the First Impeachment w/ Alex Pareene

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On today's show, The New Republic's Alex Pareene joins us to discuss this week's impeachment hearings, the late entries into the 2020 Democratic primary, and his latest writings on both impeachment and the Democratic field in the New Republic. After exploring Chris Matthews' #fartgate scandal, Sam and Pareene dive into why Deval Patrick is entering the Democratic primary so late in the game. No candidate has ever won a primary or caucus after entering the contest so late. Pareene and Sam agree it's likely that Patrick is in the race to knock Warren's support in New England. Between New Hampshire's open primary and Patrick's broad support in Massachusetts, the former governor could hurt Warren's chances to win in her region. They also consider whether or not Patrick is in the race to be Joe Biden's VP pick, who does not seem likely to be a two-term president. And finally, where is Tom Perez? And why are there still ten candidates on the debate stage? Switching gears, Sam and Pareene take a wide-angle look at impeachment, including how it worked during the first impeachment of an American president, Andrew Johnson, and how congress used it as a tool to implement progressive policy during the Reconstruction Era. Sam closes out the show with the essential clips from yesterday's hearings, including Fiona Hill and David Holmes' thorough debunking of the conservative media's most trusted conspiracy theories. 

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Nov 22 2019

1hr 58mins

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2225 - Analyzing the Impeachment Hearings & Wednesday's Debate

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After 8+ hours of streaming on Wednesday, today's Majority Report features a breakdown of impeachment testimony from Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, and George Sondland. Sam and the crew also assess candidates' performances during last night's Democratic debate in Atlanta. MSNBC hates Bernie, Pete says a whole lot of nothing, Klobuchar gets massive amounts of talking time, Biden is going to punch misogyny in the face, and more!

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Nov 21 2019

2hr 8mins

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2224 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings: Ambassador Gordon Sondland Testimony

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The Majority Report continues its live coverage of the House impeachment hearings of Donald Trump today at 9 AM EST with testimony from Gordon Sondland the US Ambassador to the EU.

This is only the first stream of the day. We'll be back live both for the hearings this afternoon and for the debate tonight.

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Nov 20 2019

2hr 10mins

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2223 - Trump Impeachment Hearings Recapping Alexander Vindman & Jennifer Williams

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MR covers the impeachment hearings live.

On today's show: Vindman speaks to father about speaking truth to power. Williams on July 25th call, what the committee has asked her, and what she found unusual. Schiff shoots down the theory that Giuliani was freelancing. Vindman retells Bolton "drug deal" story, Vindman explains why he went to NSC IG after July call. Goldman walks Vindman through Trump's call, its lack of official US policy, Bidens. Goldman lays out April to May timeline. Schiff ties Giuliani investigations to Trump referring to Giuliani. Devin Nunes entering right wing conspiracies for the official record.

On the fun half: Josh from Chicago on Warren's disappointing "m4a" plan. Should Dems put everything important in one package? Lady Colin Campbell, British socialite, defends Prince Andrew, claims "pedophilia" is different from hiring an underage prostitute. Andrew Yang's personal high hopes dance: "technology!" Plus, your calls!

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Nov 19 2019

1hr 17mins

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2222 - Is Trump Hurting Red State Republicans? & Picking Up Statehouses in 2020 w/ Aaron Kleinman AKA @BobbyBigWheel

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Aaron Kleinman (@bobbybigwheel), Director of Research at the Future Now Fund, joins Sam to discuss the 2019 election results, Trump's position in Deep Red America, and what it means for 2020.

On today's show: John Bel Edwards beats Trump-backed Republican in LA governor's race. Last week: Trump says he needs a win in LA.

Aaron Kleinman (@bobbybigwheel), Director of Research at the Future Now Fund, joins Sam to discuss the 2019 election results, Trump's position in Deep Red America, and what it means for 2020. Is Trump affecting elections in red states? Is impeachment a factor? The narrative of urban vs. rural America and the impact of local news. What's driving increased turnout? Trump couldn't get Matt Bevin over the hump in KY. Why Democrats need to focus on local, material concerns. What do first time voters look like? The possibility of flipping Obama to Trump voters in IA. Maine: not necessarily a blue state.

On the fun half: First footage of Trump after leaving unplanned hospital visit. Barr goes after Democrats for "identity politics," says the left is undermining the rule of law. IDW update: Sam Harris says Sam engages in "psychopathic behavior." Harris says Sam Seder is an "ends justifies the means" actor and part of the banality of evil. A caller tells us how he ran for office in Bucks County, PA and almost won. Joe Biden explains why he's against marijuana decriminalization, calls it a gateway drug. Bernie Sanders tells Jorge Ramos that Morales removal in Bolivia is a coup. Journalist Teresa Bo pepper-sprayed during Live report from La Paz, Bolivia. Julian Castro calls out Buttigieg's lack of minority support. Bloomberg apologizes for stop & frisk at Brooklyn black church. Flashback: Bloomberg defends stop & frisk in Feb 2019. Prince Andrew says he has no recollection of meeting Virginia Roberts, the woman accusing him of rape. Prince Andrew says Virginia Roberts account of him is wrong because he was unable to sweat at the time. Prince Andrew says he will take all legal advice before testifying under oath. Should there be open borders for indigenous people? Plus, your calls!

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Nov 18 2019

1hr 11mins

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2221 - Stone Convicted, Impeachment Marches On & What's Deval Patrick's Game? w/ Emma Vigeland & Judy Gold

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Sam hosts Emma Vigeland from The Young Turks (@EmmaVigeland) and comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) to recap the week's news, including impeachment, the 2020 democratic primary, and more.

On today's show: Yovanovitch on her order to leave Ukraine because her safety was threatened. Trump tweets about Yovanovitch during her testimony.

Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland), correspondent and producer at The Young Turks, joins us to discuss the news of the day: Cenk's run for Congress, Roger Stone's conviction, Deval Patrick's entry into the fray, Tulsi vs. Hilary, the effect of impeachment on various races, and more.

Comedian Judy Gold (@JewdyGold) joins us for some cathartic yelling. Happy birthday, Judy!

On the fun half: Laura Ingraham says there's no attempted bribery in the Constitution. Wednesday: Trump says he never had a call with Sondland. ABC News talks to voters in IA, NH, SC about their thoughts on impeachment hearings. Charlie Kirk shouted down by Nick Fuentes fans at TP USA event. Charlie Kirk lies about his previous statement about why he didn't get into West Point. New Bolivian President's old tweet about ethnically cleansing the "Satanic" indigenous people. Stand-in president "brings back Bible" (literally) to Bolivian politics. Bernie Sanders speaks on paternalistic US foreign policy in Latin America. CBP commissioner Mark Morgan admits no new border wall construction has commenced.

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Nov 15 2019

1hr 36mins

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2220 - Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control w/ Stephen Kinzer

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Good Thursday morning, today's show features a recent interview Sam recorded with journalist Stephen Kinzer about his new book, Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. Kinzer and Sam begin their interview with a brief history of Allen Dulles and Sydney Gottlieb's obsession with mind control, which each man thought was essential to counter-intelligence during the Cold War era. Kinzer believes Gottlieb was one of the most powerful and unchecked government officials of the 20th century. Gottlieb was a quirky character who lived an alternative lifestyle at home, milking goats, studying Buddhism, but was carrying out psychological torture experiments under the CIA MK Ultra program; experiments that were reminiscent of Josef Mengel's work for the Nazis. Kinzer and Sam go through specific tests Gottlieb performed on unsuspecting subjects and what happened to the victims. Ultimately, Gottlieb discovered that extreme psychedelic drug overdoses could not produce mind-control, nor did it work as a truth-serum. That in mind, Kinzer posits that Gottlieb's MK Ultra tests are the dark prologue to future US torture programs, like CIA black sights and Abu-Ghraib.

And in the Fun Half: the real material implications of impeachment proceedings in the Senate, breakdown of the most important moments from yesterday's testimonies, Ben Shapiro & Joe DeGenova's brilliant defense of Donald Trump, and the CNBC anchors are light-headed over the new Warren anti-billionaire ads.

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Nov 14 2019

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2219 - Part 2 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings

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Sam broadcasts the Trump impeachment hearings live! Today's hearings feature testimony from former top US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and George P. Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State.

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Nov 13 2019

2hr 14mins

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2219 - Part 1 - The Trump Impeachment Hearings

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Sam broadcasts the Trump impeachment hearings live! Today's hearings feature testimony from former top US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and George P. Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the U.S. Department of State.

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Nov 13 2019

2hr 24mins

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2218 - Evo Morales' Ouster in Bolivia w/ Mark Weisbrot & Nomiki Konst

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Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot), co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins Sam to discuss the military government takeover in Bolivia and Weisbrot's latest in the Nation, "The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia."  Plus, Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst)

On today's show: Biden reminds voters he will get GOP support for legislation.

Mark Weisbrot (@MarkWeisbrot), co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, joins Sam to discuss the military government takeover in Bolivia and Weisbrot's latest in the Nation, "The Trump Administration Is Undercutting Democracy in Bolivia."  Progressive reforms instituted by Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president. How Morales reduced poverty and grew Bolivia's economy. The legal dispute over term limits that is being passed off as "vote tampering." Why the bourgeois media won't call it a coup. The United States' long history of intervening in other countries' elections to protect its interests.

On the fun half: Uber CEO says MBS killing Jamal Khashoggi was "a mistake." Candace Owens says she doesn't remember issues of race while growing up. Chesa Boudin on his plan for SF DA office. Mayo Pete up in new Iowa poll. CA transit cops handcuff, detain man for eating sandwich on platform. Tucker Carlson guest says refugees are causing climate change, Tucker says migrants despoil USA. Scott Walker fires first shots in the war on Christmas on behalf of Christmas.

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Nov 12 2019

1hr 16mins

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2217 - The Finance Curse w/ Nicholas Shaxson

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Journalist and author Nicholas Shaxson (@nickshaxson) joins us to discuss his new book, The Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer.

On today's show: Jamie Dimon says he can't solve problems of wealth inequality with his compensation.

Nicholas Shaxson (@nickshaxson) joins us to discuss his new book, The Finance Curse: How Global Finance Is Making Us All Poorer. How the world's major powers (minus the Soviet Union) established a postwar Keynesian economic consensus and imposed restrictions on finance at the Bretton Woods conference in 1944. The subsequent boom in economic growth. The rise of the private equity model and the use of tax havens by corporate interests. How the economy became increasingly financialized and what people can do to fight back.

On the fun half: Bret Stephens and Anthony Scaramucci on why Bloomberg 2020 makes sense. Pramila Jayapal explains why "choice" in private healthcare is a fallacy. Joe Biden is going to stick it to "Boldesero." Lula speaks on Bolsonaro. John Bercow: "I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn is anti-Semitic." Alabama student fakes being Trump supporter to say Epstein didn't kill himself. Don Jr., Charlie Kirk, & Kimberly Guilfoyle chanted down at book tour event. Trump on why he wanted DoJ to investigate Bidens/corruption in Ukraine. A call from the Little Rock teachers' strike. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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