BRETT KAVANAUGH – DR. DANIEL SIEGEL – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,  and a conversation we can all use in these stressful times on the practice of meditation, all topics we’ll explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, September 19, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Joining me at my table in our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper. And in the second half-hour the preeminent expert on the human mind, Dr. Daniel Siegel, introducing his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper will join me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I slice and dice all things politics. This week, Brett Kavanaugh vs. Dr. Christine Ford. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Brett KavanaughDaniel J. Siegel, MD, is one of the preeminent experts on the human mind. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. He is also an award-winning educator, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In his new book AWARE: THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF PRESENCE, THE GROUNDBREAKING MEDITATION PRACTICE, Siegel shares the science behind his groundbreaking meditation practice, revealing that improving the health of one’s mind can change the health of the body. In AWARE, Dr. Siegel examines the positive effects of meditation and offers an in-depth look at the science that underlies its effectiveness introducing readers to his popular Wheel of Awareness practice, which encourages a healthier brain and can reduce fear, anxiety, and stress. Siegel promises that if you maintain his practice you can improve immune function, keep cells, and you, youthful, well-functioning, and healthy, prevent life-threatening inflammation, modify cardiovascular factors, improving cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and heart function and improve self-regulation, problem-solving, and adaptive behavior that is at the heart of well-being. Does all this sound like hocus pocus? We’ll talk with the author of AWARE Dr. Daniel Siegel.

Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, mediation, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, sexual abuse, Me, Too!, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted September 19, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BOB WOODWARD ‘FEARLESS’ – RADHA AGRAWAL ‘BELONG’

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Bob Woodward Fearless.

Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Trump’s sinking poll numbers, a conversation about the great paradox of the digital age — the internet connects us to countless numbers of people and yet we feel more isolated than ever,” are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and Radha Agrawal — a community force to be reckoned with the author of an important new book BELONG. The podcast will be posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

From now through election day 2018, newsman Matthew Cooper will be co-hosting a weekly half-hour segment, PODCAST AMERICA, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in which Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Bob Woodward Fearless.

Here’s something to twirl around your brain besides Bob Woodward FEARLESS: “It’s the great paradox of the digital age — the internet connects us to countless numbers of people and yet we feel more isolated than ever.” Radha Agrawal — is a community force to be reckoned with, the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people, the successful entrepreneur (Co-Founder THINX, LiveItUp), author, globe trotting speaker, DJ, inventor, and investor.

In her new book BELONG, FIND YOUR PEOPLE, CREATE COMMUNITY & LIVE A MORE CONNECTED LIFE, Agrawal answers the questions for us that she answered for herself at the age of 30: “How the heck do I find my people?” and “How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?” Agrawal spent 18 months synthesizing her key methods for community building, peeling back the curtain on exactly what she and her team did (and continues to do) at Daybreaker so that anyone interested in creating their own community could have a blueprint for how to do it. Named by MTV as “one of 8 women who will change the world,” The world is a lonely place, but it doesn’t have to be.

Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Election 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, Roe vs. Wade, It Takes a Village, loneliness, community, politics books all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

KAVANAUGH HEARING – BOB WOODWARD BOOK – ELIZABETH WARREN

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Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Elizabeth Warren, John McCain are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of an important new biography, ELIZABETH WARREN: HER FIGHT. HER WORK. HER LIFE, Antonia Felix, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

From now through election day 2018, newsman Matthew Cooper will be co-hosting a weekly half-hour segment, PODCAST AMERICA, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in which Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics. This week we take a look at the Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward’s new book and more. Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He now serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine. For the record, Cooper also earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. He has appeared on 60 Minutes,Meet the Press, Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Elizabeth Warren’s rise as one of America’s most powerful woman is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. But who is the real Elizabeth Warren? In her new breakthrough biography, New York Times bestselling author Antonia Felix carries readers from Warren’s hardscrabble roots in Norman, Oklahoma, through her career as one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars and experts on the economics of working Americans. Antonia Felix is the author of eighteen nonfiction books, including works on Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice and Sonia Sotomayor. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and the BBC. Felix is a member of the advisory board of the Women’s Freedom Forum, an educational organization affiliated with the United Nations. Let’s talk with the author of the biography ELIZABETH WARREN, Antonia Felix.

Elizabeth Warren, Election 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, Bob Woodward, John McCain, politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Why The Impeachment Debate Changed In August

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Why the impeachment debate changedFor a long time, U.S. media and punditry treated impeachment as “the “I-Word.” It was something we were led to believe Democrats believed in like a fairy tale solution to tough times, and something Republicans could use as a rallying cry to fend off a Blue Wave in the November elections. And, whenever any sort of political scholar managed to dive beneath this surface level back-and-forth, impeachment was still treated with a ten-foot pole, as if it were some melodramatic unlikelihood that was constitutionally possible but politically improbable.

This has all changed rather suddenly. Granted, the very word “impeachment” is still a political weapon. This is evidenced by the statistical analysis that Republicans are talking about it way more than Democrats. They’re using it as a scare tactic, telling their voters that if Democrats gain control of the House, the president will be impeached. It’s a purely political manipulation given that Democrats aren’t actually discussing impeachment that much, relatively speaking. Even so, however, it no longer feels like the “I-Word.” It no longer feels melodramatic. All of a sudden impeachment seems like a real political possibility, and there are clear reasons why.

Manafort & Cohen Day

On what many in political punditry hastily declared to be the worst single day of Trump’s presidency, his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and lawyer/“fixer” Michael Cohen faced up to serious federal crimes. Manafort was convicted in eight of 18 possible count, while Cohen pleaded guilty to various financial crimes and more or less directly implicated the president in a felony. If you’re reading political news, you were likely aware of all this, but even a week or so removed from the events it seems incredible that this all happened on one day. On that day, talk of a “witch hunt,” as Trump likes to call the investigations into his campaign and presidency, became moot to all but the most stubborn Trump supporters. For the first time we had concrete, high-level federal crimes from major figures within Trump’s orbit, as well as a claim made under oath that Trump was guilty of some of the same crimes. Rest assured, this was something new.

The Ensuing Flippers

This is a developing idea, but it certainly seems as if the combined convictions and guilty pleas of Manafort and Cohen opened the floodgates, and now there’s frankly no telling who else might turn on the president. In roughly a week’s time we learned that White House Counsel Don McGahn, Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg (who’s been described by some as essentially Michael Cohen with more secrets), and long-time ally and National Enquirer CEO David Pecker were all cooperating with investigations into the Trump family and presidency. This too, was new. While it may feel like part of an ever-evolving news cycle, it ultimately represented perhaps the most dangerous risk the Trump presidency has faced, which is that of all the secrets from a lifetime of questionable business and personal dealings becoming public.

The Odds

This is a more trivial point, but an important one nonetheless. There are few people less flippant with predictions than bookmakers, and the ones popular across the internet are making impeachment seem more likely. That’s no accident in the wake of the developments outlined above, and while it’s not something that actually changes the likelihood of impeachment, it should perhaps change our perception of its likelihood. The odds could yet change again, but to some degree the damage of recent developments is done, and Trump is very apparently closer to impeachment now than he was before.

The Speed Of The Investigations

A lot has been written about the Mueller investigation over the last year or so, and much of it has involved baseless predictions. Indeed, even Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has made a habit of predicting when Mueller will be wrapping things up (and has been wrong multiple times). One of the more interesting write-ups concerning Mueller and timing, however, came from Wired back in May of this years, and posited that Mueller knows how this is all going to end already – he’s just tying up the investigation nicely. I wouldn’t want to add another flippant prediction to the heap, but if this write-up was accurate, it could mean that things are indeed coming to a head. More major news is coming out at a faster rate, which – if Mueller knows where this is all going – feels somewhat like a crescendo.

The Political Realities Setting In

There are no guarantees about Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, and the worst thing for Democrats to do is to get complacent about the coming “Blue Wave.” With that said however, polling is holding fairly steady as we inch closer to November. Recently we even learned that a federal court ruling in North Carolina could result in hasty redistricting that could make the Democrats competitive in another couple of seats. In other words things seem to be getting better, not worse, for the Democrats. The reality is setting in that there’s at least a good chance the House flips, and this would make it exceedingly possible for Trump to be impeached. Actually being removed from office, however, is a different thing altogether.

All of this happened in the latter half of August, and altogether it changed the nature of the impeachment question entirely. That doesn’t mean it’s something to hope for, debate endlessly, or, for Democrats, campaign on. But it also means the “I-Word” is no longer a fantasy.

POLITICS 2018 WITH JOURNALIST MATTHEW COOPER

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Politics 2018, Donald Trump, Election 2018, Paul Manafort, Robert Mueller, the press, fake news are just some of the topics of discussion  on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast, when joining Halli at her table is newsman Matthew Cooper.

As the mid-terms approach, as Robert Mueller continues his investigation, as Donald Trump continues to break conventions and toy with the American Constitution, the Dog Days of August seem the perfect time for The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to delve deep and take America’s political pulse.

Journalist and veteran White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper is known for his in-depth reporting and analysis from Washington. Mr Cooper has worked for some of America’s most prestigious magazines including Time, Newsweek, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. Currently, he serves as a contributing editor to Washingtonian magazine.

Mr. Cooper earned national attention during the CIA leak case when he was held in contempt of court and threatened with imprisonment for his refusal to name his sources and to testify before the Grand Jury regarding the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation, a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Politics 2018He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “Meet the Press,” Hardball, The O’Reilly Factor and This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He has covered Donald Trump extensively, his hard-hitting and insightful profiles of “The Donald” always well-worth the read.

Politics 2018, Donald Trump, treason, collusion, journalism, Melania Trump, Democrats, Republicans, a free wheeling, in-depth conversation with veteran journalist Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast, posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE – POLITICS

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Talking Across the Divide

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Election season is upon us again, rearing its ugly head, and America is more polarized today than ever before! Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion or gun control, it can be hard to voice an opinion without ruffling someone’s feathers. This week The Halli Casser-Jayne Show offers up one contentious interview highlighting the great divide and one interview with a man who through experience has learned how to talk across the great divide. Joining Halli at her table is Dr. Richard Kradin, right-wing zealot and author of OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP and Justin Lee, author of TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

Talking Across the DivideRichard Kradin, M.D. is a Harvard professor, senior physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a trained psychoanalyst and the author of a controversial new book OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP, and controversial is an understatement. In OUT OF CONTROL, Dr. Kradin attempts to explains the psychological roots of political divisiveness that threatens to rend the fabric of American society. In the opening of his book Dr. Kradin states “All human behavior is ultimately driven by psychology. My goal is to explain the present conflict from a psychological perspective.” Good so far. And then Kradin goes on to say that change is occurring rapidly on the political left, asserting that there has been a progressive breakdown of traditional moral values, concurrent with the emergence of feminism, identity politics, and peer-pressure mediated via social media. These changes have increased existential societal stress producing a perfect neurotic storm on the left that aims to cleanse society of any traces of chaos, strong emotion, or natural human bias, via a strategy of “political correctness” that threatens American freedom of expression. You won’t want to miss Halli going nose to nose with Dr. Kradin, talking across the divide.

Is communication a lost art? In TALKING ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE, HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH AND MAYBE EVEN CHANGE THE WORLD, social activist Justin Lee known for building bridges between conservatives and progressives on matters of faith and public policy, centers on how you can get through to people who think differently from you, one productive conversation at a time. At the heart of the book are Lee’s tried and true strategies to help readers break down the five most common barriers (and yes, fake news is one of them) that prevent their target audience from being able to hear—let alone accept— differing opinions. In a world where people too often retreat to their self-affirming echo chambers when their beliefs are challenged, this focus on productive dialogue and mutual understanding is more important than ever. Because echo chambers don’t just nurture conformity; they can also nurture extremism.

Talking across the divide, communication, elections, Trump, Liberals vs. Conservative, social media, progressives, Republicans, Democrats, politics…The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne and available via all your favorite apps.

CLIMATE CHANGE: A WORLD AT THE WATER’S EDGE

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Climate change, global warming, conservation, pollution are at the heart of the conversation when Halli visits with two authors who have spent years studying the subjects, Susan Hand Shatterly whose delightful new book is SEAWEED CHRONICLES, A WORLD AT THE WATER’S EDGE, and with journalist Earl Swift, whose new book is the riveting CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM, A YEAR WITH THE WATERMEN OF VANISHING TANGIER ISLAND, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

climate changeFor much of the past two years, award-winning journalist Earl Swift lived and reported on a tiny island in Virginia. The resulting book, CHESAPEAKE REQUIEM, A YEAR WITH THE WATERMAN OF VANISHING TANGIER ISLAND, is an elegiac portrait of an isolated community, a sweeping natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, and a timely meditation on dire environmental realities that extend far beyond the shores of Tangier — which seems likely to succumb first among U.S. towns to the effects of climate change. First mapped by Jon Smith in 1608, settled during the Revolution, the tiny sliver of mud and marsh is home to 470 hardy people who live with one foot on the twenty-first century and another in times long passed. They are separated from their countrymen by twelve miles of often tempestuous water — water that for generations has made Tangier a chief source for the prized Chesapeake Bay blue crab. But the very water that has long sustained Tangier now erases it day by day. Experts believe that barring heroic intervention by the federal government, islanders will soon be forced to abandon their homes. And the question remains should the federal government save this tiny island or surrender it to the sea. After all, thousands of American communities are being swallowed up by the sea. The American government can’t save them all.

Climate changeIn SEAWEED CHRONICLES Susan Hand Shetterly pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of seaweed. Did I say seaweed? Yes that is correct. Seaweed, not a weed at all, is one sexy little algae. It is ancient and basic, a testament to the tenacious beginnings of life on earth and “Why wouldn’t seaweeds be a protean life source for the lives that have evolved since?” Shetterly asks in her new book small in size and large in lyrical prose. Shetterly explores all the wonders of the natural world anew through a richly informative and astonishingly elegant storytelling. Through her own research and through interviews, she offers a look into the extraordinary life cycle of seaweed, teaching readers about its role in local environments and its interconnected global significance. Shetterly also introduces us to the people and communities that depend on seaweed—and how they are working to protect this critical natural resource. Most importantly, Shetterly examines the big questions of conservation that have come to light. “What must remain wild for the health of the planet, and what can we responsibly take, as we face climate change and diminishing natural resources?” she asks. Note, it’s almost impossible to go through a day without encountering seaweed somewhere in your life, as you will soon discover.

Climate change, global warming, the environment, conservation, seaweed, Tangier Island the subjects of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, August 8, the podcast posted at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

DAN PFEIFFER – POD SAVE AMERICA – YES WE (STILL) CAN

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Dan Pfeiffer

When Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to President Obama (now co-host of the popular podcast Pod Save America), shut the door to the Oval Office for the last time—closing the chapter on our first African-American President, and leaving the highest office in the land to Donald J. Trump, racist and reality TV star—it was more bitter than sweet. Pfeiffer tells the story of his fascinating years serving President Barack Obama and gives his take on many subjects including how Democrats can win back the Oval Office in his smart, witty, revealing new memoir YES WE (STILL) CAN: POLITICS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, TWITTER AND TRUMP, an irreverent, no B.S. take on the politics of our time. Pfeiffer will be joining Halli at her table, Wednesday, July 25, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, along with author Brian Abrams whose new book is OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017.

On November 9, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer, like many of us, woke up wondering WTF had just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How had a decent and thoughtful president been succeeded by a buffoonish reality TV star, and as many of us wondered, asked himself: What do we do now? But instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country, which he admits were his first and second thoughts, Pfeiffer decided to tell to tell his surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. In his new book YES WE (STILL) CAN.

Dan PfeifferObtaining unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, journalist Brian Abrams set out to compile an oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The result is his book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017 an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency, manna for those who revere President Obama and even those who do not, certainly an important read for all historically minded. Offering behind-the-scenes stories, this amazing compilation illuminates the inner-workings of an administration through more than one hundred exclusive interviews with senior staffers including Jon Favreau, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and David Plouffe; cabinet members such as Leon Panetta, Jack Lew, and Arne Duncan; and key lawmakers: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Scott Brown, and Barbara Boxer, among many others.

Dan Pfeiffer, Pod Save America, Brian Abrams, President Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, politics, history, books, authors — we have it all for you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the new podcast posted Wednesday, July 25, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARACK OBAMA – BRIAN ABRAMS – JONATHAN CHAIT

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Barack Obama

In his first major speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama slammed ‘strongman politics’ — an obvious dig at the current President of the United States Donald Trump — and defended globalization. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we are taking a look at Barack Obama, the man and his presidency when joining me at my table is the author of the hot new book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017, Brian Abrams. And in the second half hour, I am joined by Jonathan Chait, a political columnist for New York magazine here to talk about his book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL. The podcast will be posted July 18, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Obtaining unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, journalist Brian Abrams set out to compile an oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The result is his book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017 an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency, manna for those who revere President Obama and even those who do not, certainly an important read for all historically minded. Offering behind-the-scenes stories, this amazing compilation illuminates the inner-workings of an administration through more than one hundred exclusive interviews with senior staffers including Jon Favreau, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and David Plouffe; cabinet members such as Leon Panetta, Jack Lew, and Arne Duncan; and key lawmakers: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Scott Brown, and Barbara Boxer, among many others.

barack obamaJonathan Chait is a political columnist for New York magazine. Previously a senior editor at the New Republic he has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He has been featured throughout the media, including appearances on NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, HBO, The Colbert Report, Talk of the Nation, C-Span, Hardball, and on talk radio in every major city in America. Jonathan Chait comes to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his brand new book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL, in which he makes the argument that most of Obama’s achievements will not only survive a Trump administration, but also the judgment of time, which will proclaim that Obama was among the greatest and most effective presidents in American history.

Barack Obama, POTUS, Obama administration, politics, Donald Trump, authors, books, The Halli Casser-Jayne has it all for you, Wednesday, July 18 the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRUMP-PUTIN HELSINKI SUMMIT – PUTIN EXPERT FRANZ SEDELMAYER

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Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit. On July 16th President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to Helsinki, Finland to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit. The meeting could not be any more controversial in light of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which many think is the reason Donald Trump is president. And certainly fueling the fire is the Mueller probe into whether or not Trump colluded with the Russians to gain power, and then obstructed justice to hide the truth. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show welcomes Franz Sedelmayer, a former friend of the Russian President and the only individual to sue and collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Franz Sedelmayer’s unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN. Sedelmeyer’s insight into Putin offers a rare glimpse into the Russian President.

Trump-Putin Helsinki SummitAt the age of 26, Franz Sedelmayer traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and in a short period of time built an enormously successful police supply and training company. Who was one of young Sedelmayer’s big supporters? The young deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, a former KGB lieutenant colonel. His name? Vladimir Putin. The two young men formed a bond, and at Putin’s request Sedelmayer created and trained the KGB’s first Western-style SWAT team. Then Sedelmayer’s Russian company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin and his ambitious, political, and ruthless onetime friend, Vladimir Putin. Why did Putin sell out his friend? Was Putin paid off? In fact, shortly thereafter Putin landed his first Moscow post. Not to take what happened sitting down, Franz Sedelmayer went into battle to retrieve his assets and won—but Russia refused to pay damages. Undeterred, Sedelmayer persevered, waging a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and its current president, Vladimir Putin, his former friend. His unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN.

Trump-Putin Helsinki SummitDonald Trump, Vladimir Putin, foreign affairs, politics, Robert Mueller, Helsinki Summit and insight into the two men who will sit for a one on one meeting with author and Putin authority, Franz Sedelmayer on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

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