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

    2457 - Preparing to Organize Against a Rigged Election w/ Joshua Kahn Russell

    2457 - Preparing to Organize Against a Rigged Election w/ Joshua Kahn Russell

    Sam hosts organizer Joshua Kahn Russell (@joshkahnrussell) to explain how people can get involved after the election in the event Trump tries to wrap up results before all votes are counted. Then Sam explores the possible Election Day outcomes, including which states may experience a red mirage or blue shift with the record number of mail-in ballots.
    On today's show: Jon Ossoff crushes David Perdue in Georgia Senate debate. Trump could not be less enthusiastic about helping Martha McSally's re-election efforts.
    Joshua Kahn Russell (@joshkahnrussell) joins Sam to explain how people can get involved after the election in the event Trump tries to wrap up results before all votes are counted. How activists can attack the pillars of capitalist society via demonstrations and strikes. How to defend against another "Brooks Brothers riot." Writing letters to local officials to tell them to release their counts. And more!
    Trumps says he's hopeful courts won't allow vote counts past Tuesday. Brian Kilmeade mad about NC PA SCOTUS ruling because people shouldn't need "extra days" to cast vote. Tucker Carlson says Tony Bobulinski documents were stolen in postal transit.
    On the fun half: Chuck Grassley warns that Democrats want to repeal Taft Hartley and end right to work states. During tech hearing, Marsha Blackburn asks to speak to Google's manager about Google employee that criticized her. Breaking down the Senate Commerce Committee's Big Tech hearing on Section 230. Ron Johnson cannot understand satirical tweet, rages at Jack Dorsey. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    2456 - The Supreme Courts is Coming for the Next Elections w/ Rick Hasen

    2456 - The Supreme Courts is Coming for the Next Elections w/ Rick Hasen

    Rick Hasen (@RickHasen), Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, joins Sam to discuss the vote count and the Supreme Court's recent rulings concerning ballots, mailing, and signatures.
    On today's show: Asked about closing argument that Trump is ending corona virus in US, WH spox says we're moving in right direction, he doesn't want to quibble over semantics related to corona virus. Asked about Pence campaigning in Wisconsin, WH spox says it's fine because Pence gets great testing.
    Rick Hasen (@RickHasen), Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, joins Sam to discuss the vote count and the Supreme Court's recent rulings concerning ballots, mailing, and signatures. How Kavanaugh's latest opinion could affect states' ability to count the votes in 2020 as well as voting rights down the line. The wiggle room the constitution leaves with regards to restrictions on voting rights. A voting rights amendment and other measures that could be taken to shore up our democracy.
    On the fun half: Trump says he wants a "very proper and very nice" election day result that declares winner on Tuesday. MAGA event in Wisconsin without social distancing or masks. Trump fans left stranded in the cold for hours after Omaha rally. Tony Bobulinski says he had "Q" level clearance while naval officer was audited. Dave Rubin says it's okay to overturn Roe v Wade, pro choice supporters will create donation networks, "you can take control of your life." Michael Knowles says Democrats have taken power and won't stop Covid measures even if they win, says he will refuse mask order. Walter Wallace's young son shares what his dad meant to him, says he's mad about racist white police, and BLM. Truck w/ LCD display of Wallace calls for de-escaltion, no violence from police. Plus, your IMs!
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    2455 - The Wisconsin Absentee SCOTUS Ruling & a Possibly Rigged Election w/ Ari Berman

    2455 - The Wisconsin Absentee SCOTUS Ruling & a Possibly Rigged Election w/ Ari Berman

    Sam hosts Ari Berman of Mother Jones to discuss yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on absentee ballots in Wisconsin. Ari and Sam take a look at how yesterday's 5-3 Supreme Court ruling in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin State Legislature will impact voting leading up to next Tuesday and the election counting after that. Berman points out sections of the Kavanaugh opinion that undermine fundamental voting rights and how Kavanaugh's opinion lays the groundwork for other Republican-held state legislatures shutting down the vote count to throw the election to Trump. 
    And in the Fun Half: considering how to face a rigged election, the progressive caucus is ready to ask for more of its members, Nomiki looks at the possibility of Bernie Sanders as Biden's Labor Secretary, red suburbs turning blue in Pennsylvania by counting signs, trying to reason politics with military members, Ben Shapiro moves the goalposts on any kind of pandemic mitigation, helping the unhoused in protesting cities, plus your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    2454 - How Uber and Lyft Are Buying Labor Laws with Prop 22 w/ Alex Sammon

    2454 - How Uber and Lyft Are Buying Labor Laws with Prop 22 w/ Alex Sammon

    Sam hosts Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, to discuss California's Prop 22 and how tech companies are working overtime to set labor laws back decades for non-white working-class people.
    On today's show: Trump rambles about MAGA and a recovering economy over dramatic music. Mark Meadows says WH giving up on fighting corona virus, "we're not going to control the pandemic."
    Sam hosts Alex Sammon (@alex_sammon), staff writer at the American Prospect, to discuss California's Prop 22 and how tech companies are working overtime to set labor laws back decades for non-white working-class people. How Prop 22 would hurt gig workers and why Uber, Lyft & co are spending millions to ram it through. The implications Prop 22 could have for workers in other industries. How the forces behind Prop 22 bought the support of prominent people including California NAACP president Alice Huffman. How ridesharing apps could run a successful business without immiserating their workers.
    On the fun half: Trump says doctors are overcounting corona virus deaths for financial purposes. Jared Kushner says WH is working with Ice Cube to help black Americans, says black people complain about circumstances. Ted Cruz says he's worried about the debt still. Tucker Carlson says parents separated from kids don't want their kids back. IMAGE: Clay Higgins tweets that his clairvoyant wife has seen a future where Americans are rounded up by feds. Asked about her feelings on Biden's fracking stance, AOC says she's happy to lobby Biden, but winning comes first. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    2453 - The Final Presidential Debate & Tim Heidecker Explains Comedy w/ Ryan Grim & Tim Heidecker

    2453 - The Final Presidential Debate & Tim Heidecker Explains Comedy w/ Ryan Grim & Tim Heidecker

    Sam breaks down last night's debate and the election homestretch with Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) of the Intercept and host of the Deconstructed podcast, and Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) joins Sam to discuss his new YouTube comedy special. Sam also interviews filmmakers Lucas Sabean and Peter Hutch on their new film 'The Man Card.'
    On today's show: After the debate, Don Jr. is hopping mad that more people aren't going insane about Hunter Biden laptop.
    Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) of the Intercept and host of the Deconstructed podcast joins Sam to discuss last night's debate and the election homestretch. Breaking down the various openings for progressives in local races. How the changing character of TN could help Marquita Bradshaw. The shifting and contradictory narratives the GOP is trying to pin to Biden. The combined impact of the pandemic and the protests. Pelosi's confusing relief package strategy and the Dems' bad strategy with the ACB hearings.
    Biden makes his pitch to the American people: "You know who I am, you know who he is."
    Tim Heidecker comedy special trailer: "An Evening with Tim Heidecker." Tim Heidecker (@timheidecker) joins Sam to discuss his new YouTube comedy special.
    On the fun half: Mandan City North Dakota city commissioner suggests mask mandate could lead to cookie shop closure. Rick Santorum says nobody called Donald Trump racist before his presidency. Glenn Beck says it doesn't make sense kids were left at DHS.
    Filmmakers Lucas Sabean and Peter Hutch join Sam to discuss their new film "The Man Card," which explores white male identity politics from Nixon to Trump.
    Greg Gutfeld says Republicans should impeach Biden after inauguration. Trump says only "lowest IQ" immigrants show up to court dates. Trump says he's improved healthcare removing individual mandate, says he'll cover preexisting conditions, says you can't fix Obamacare. Plus, your IMs.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    2452 - What's on the Ballot & the Criminal Justice Elections That Could Reform Policing w/ Daniel Nichanian

    2452 - What's on the Ballot & the Criminal Justice Elections That Could Reform Policing w/ Daniel Nichanian

    Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel), Founder and Editorial Director of The Appeal: Political Report, to discuss his What's on the Ballot? project and the local and state criminal justice votes that could shape the future of immigration enforcement and policing.
    On today's show: Chuck Schumer says the Democrats will boycott Judiciary Committee vote on ACB confirmation. Asked about debate, Trump says mute button is unfair, wants them to discuss foreign affairs.
    Sam hosts Daniel Nichanian (@Taniel), Founder and Editorial Director of The Appeal: Political Report, to discuss his What's on the Ballot? project and the local and state criminal justice votes that could shape the future of immigration enforcement and policing. Some background on the What's On the Ballot? project and how they are informing voters. Some key sheriff and prosecutor elections that could curb the power of ICE in those localities. The changing character of big suburban counties that could usher in more progressive candidates. How prosecutorial discretion enables progressive DAs like Larry Krasner and Chesa Boudin to reduce the number of people in jail.
    Don Jr. says campaign "will have someone in the room" for the mute button, complains about media. Dan Bongino thinks Trump should hammer "Biden crime family," read off FBI case number receipts.
    On the fun half: Kanye West releases video featuring pledged Kanye West voters. InfoWars' Owen Shroyer says Rudy was set up by Sacha Baron Cohen along with CIA and Mossad. Flashback: Owen gets owned by young girl. Don Jr. spreads Hunter Biden pedophilia-in-China conspiracy theory. RW pundit tries to imply the Bidens' father-son affection is gay. Trailer park landlord says he'll double rent if Biden wins, will freeze rent if Trump is reelected. Why you should vote NO on California's Prop 22. Plus, your calls and IMs!
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