Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Party’

THE COVID STATE OF HOPELESS?

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The Covid state of hopeless? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show where along with Halli’s partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, they slice and dice all things politics, and some days, Donald Trump, too. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli and Matt take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop political conversation. And what a week it has been. Covid-19 is ravaging the United States and Donald Trump is mum. Florida has become the epicenter of the pandemic, and Governor DeSantis is mum. Trump has wrenched control of Covid data from the CDC to Washington, DC, and Congress is mum. Not a lot of talking coming from anyone in power just now and that’s just where they begin. 

As Covid-19 ravages mostly red states, Trump’s re-election bid has begun to look grim. Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden is masterfully playing his hand. The RNC capitulates to the situation on the ground and cuts back its Florida convention. And have you gotten your copy of Trump’s niece Mary’s new book? Dysfunction doesn’t begin to cut it for the Trump family system.

The Covid States of Hopeless? Covid-19, Election 2020, Congress, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, the CDC, Anthony Fauci, RNC Convention, Democratic Party…those stories and more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

TRUMP, SCOTUS, GINGRICH, COVID19: TROUBLING TIMES

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Supreme Court of the United States speaks and, no, Donald Trump, you are not above the law. But when will the American people see your tax returns? Before Donald Trump there was Newt Gingrich who tied American politics to a rock and threw it down a well. And while the Republican Party burns, the fever of Covid-19 ravages large swaths of the country. Should our nation’s children return to school? And we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Julian Zelizer, author of the critically acclaimed BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE the story of the fall of Speaker Gingrich and the rise of the new Republican Party.

But we begin with Halli and Matt’s weekly take on all things politics when Halli and Matt slice and dice the news, and Donald Trump, too. Covid-19 is surging all across America and Donald Trump acts like coronavirus who, ignoring reality as he likes to do when reality is getting in the way of his reelection. Like the Covid-19 news, Trump’s polls are devastating. So was the Supreme Court’s decision to reject Trump’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office, allowing a New York prosecutor to pursue a subpoena of the president’s private and business financial records. And to top it all off, Trump’s niece Mary Trump is out with a withering biography of her infamous uncle. Oh, we do have fun this week. Tune in.

TROUBLING TIMES

In our second half-hour Halli sits down with author and historian Julian E. Zelizer to talk about his important new book, BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE, NEWT GINGRICH, THE FALL OF A SPEAKER, AND THE RISE OF THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY. If ever there was a time in America’s biography to understand how we got from there to here, it is now. In his book, Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was ignited by GOP upstart Newt Gingrich and his allies, Gingrich, perhaps more than any other politician, introducing the rhetoric and tactics that have shaped Congress and the Republican Party for the last three decades.

SCOTUS decision, Covid-19, Election 2020, Newt Gingrich, history, Mary Trump’s biography of Donald Trump, politics, Attorney General Barr, Florida, Florida, Florida — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

A MOTHER’S STORY OF SEPARATION AT THE BORDER

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Donald Trump ripping families apart at the border and caging children, the Coronavirus surge, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Attorney General Barr and the Mike Flynn case are just a few of the subjects we tackle this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Rosy Pablo Cruz and Julie Schwietert Collazo the co-authors of THE BOOK OF ROSY, A MOTHER’S STORY OF SEPARATION AT THE BORDER and Former White House correspondent and Time and Newsweek veteran Matthew Cooper.

We begin with our weekly take on all things politics when Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too. The coronavirus is surging all across America and Donald Trump seems to care less, taking his re-election show on the road, contributing to the spread of the virus. His polls are devastating, but that isn’t stopping him. Joe Biden is leading in all the battleground states. We discuss, but that’s just where we begin.

immigration

In our second half-hour don’t miss a truly extraordinary interview with Rossayra Pablo Cruz, a Guatemalan refugee who along with two of her children, aged 5 and 15, made the arduous 5000 journey to America to save her family from the violence that has upended her country, and cost her husband his life. The first Central American mother who had her children ripped away from her by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) to tell her story in book form, Rosy’s account of her harrowing experience is a gripping shaming story of the human cost of inhumane U.S. policies. THE BOOK OF ROSY is co-written by the woman who rescued Rosy from the hovel that is the detention center prison the U.S. government locked her in, and reunited her with her children, Julie Schwietert Collazo, founder of Immigrant Families Together the grassroots organization that reunites mothers and children, who also joins us.

Immigration, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Mike Flynn, history, politics, Mike Flynn, Attorney General Barr — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

KATE ANDERSEN BROWER -THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

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The President’s Club in the age of Trump, Melania Trump, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020 are just some of the topics we explore this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is NY Times bestselling author, out with a new book TEAM OF FIVE, Kate Andersen Brower and former White House correspondent, and Time and Newsweek veteran, Matthew Cooper. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Kate Andersen Brower

We begin with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s old friend, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, THE RESIDENCE, Kate Anderson Brower, back to talk about her new, juicy presidential tell-all, her latest book TEAM OF FIVE, THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Kate Andersen Brower has become a brand, the writer you want to read when you’re looking for the human interest side and the fun background tidbits we all love and rarely get — the in-depth personal stories of those who inhabit our political world. Kate, a CNN contributor, spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, the Washington Post, and more. In TEAM OF FIVE she explores the  the most exclusive fraternity in the world made up of the formers, the five — Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama— who most recently served as president, as well as at the man who has upended all things presidential, the current Oval Office norm-breaking occupant, Donald Trump, and a look at Melania Trump, too.

Kate Andersen Brower

In our second half-hour, Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper do as they do every week, catch you up on the latest news in politics, slicing and dicing it all, and sometimes, Donald Trump, too.

The President’s Club in the age of Trump with Kate Andersen Brower, Melania Trump, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Mike Flynn, sex, history, politics, police brutality, racism, the death of George Floyd — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

THE UNMASKING OF AMERICAN POLITICS

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What if Jack Dorsey threw Donald Trump off Twitter? Would the world come to an end? What if Donald Trump wore a mask in public? Would he be the laughing stock of the world? What if ordinary American citizens stood on their balconies and shouted:  I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore? What if? What if? This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at a lot of what ifs, first in our weekly take on the political scene with Halli and her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper. And in our second half-hour, a conversation with former editor-in-chief of Salon and author of UNRIGGED, HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY.

THE UNMASKING OF POLITICS

To date 102,197 Americans have succumbed to Covid-19. There are 1,747,781 million confirmed cases in the U.S., more than any other country per capita. All 50 states are at least partially reopened, even though at least 20 of them had recorded a clear upward trend of average new daily cases over the prior week, some hospitals already overwhelmed by the new cases. Forty-one million Americans are unemployed, which translates to the equivalent of 1 in 4 workers have now filed for benefits. And in case you didn’t hear it, Trump is in a battle royal with Twitter because Trump has his priorities in the right place. And that’s just where Halli and Matt begin. Tune in,

THE UNMASKING OF POLITICS

David Daley joins Halli in our second half-hour. Currently, a senior fellow for FairVote. David Daley is the author of RATF**KED: THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE SECRET PLAN TO STEAL AMERICA’S DEMOCRACY, the book which helped spark the recent drive to reform gerrymandering, the scourge of this Republic. Daley, a frequent lecturer and media source is the former editor-in-chief of Salon.com. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Guardian, New York magazine, the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone. He’s made frequent appearances on CNN and NPR. Oh, and here’s a bit of trivia for you. When writing for the Hartford Courant, he helped identify Mark Felt as the “Deep Throat” source for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. His new book, UNRIGGED: HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY, offers a much-needed look into the inspirational citizen activists who are taking the bull by the horn and fighting back to unrig America’s fragile Democracy. Tune in and be inspired. We can all use a little inspiration these days.

Twitter, Jack Dorsey and Donald Trump. Who is that masked man, Joe Biden? Who will save America? Covid-19, gerrymandering, Vote-by-mail, Republican shenanigans, Florida, Florida, Florida and here we go. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

KILLING PARTISAN DIVIDE – INSIDE STEVE BANNON

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When not even a pandemic that has killed almost 50,000 Americans can heal the partisan divide, America is in big trouble. And that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics in their weekly take on the political scene. Then it is on to a truly eye-opening conversation, an exploration into the mind and heart of Trump creator, Steve Bannon, with the author of the new book WAR FOR ETERNITY: INSIDE STEVE BANNON’S FAR-RIGHT CIRCLE OF GLOBAL POWER BROKERS, Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

KILLING PARTISAN DIVIDE - STEVE BANNON

Seriously, when not even a pandemic that has killed almost 50,000 Americans can heal the partisan divide, America has some soul-searching to do. But there might be a glimmer of hope. Nearly 75% of all Americans agree that they disagree with Donald Trump and his Republican governors who think “there are more important things than life,” and it’s time for America to go back to work. And though you might not have noticed it, there is an election going on. Trump has his daily campaign rallies disguised as Covid-19 briefings, but Democratic Party presumed nominee Joe Biden might be benefiting from those rallies, much to Trump’s chagrin. Biden is ahead in many key state polls. There’s a lot more to discuss, the newly-formed coalition government in Israel is on the list, too. Tune in.

STEVE BANNON

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to the new book, WAR FOR ETERNITY: INSIDE STEVE BANNON’S FAR-RIGHT CIRCLE OF GLOBAL POWER BROKERS and the book’s author Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. Kirkus called the book “breathless and provocative, with thick coats of conspiracy theory, of the doctrines that drive Steve Bannon.” If you’re looking for the answer to some of Trump’s most crazy, WAR FOR ETERNITY is the book for you. As if there isn’t enough to scare us in this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the contents of Teitelbaum’s book will. From a series of interviews with his subject, Steve Bannon, Teitelbaum takes us deep into the foundations and guiding documents of the ideology that guides Bannon, the author and champion of Trump’s policies, including the border wall, the Muslim ban, his anti-immigrant nationalism.

The partisan divide, the radical Republican Party, Covid-19, has Dr. Birx turned into Trump’s Twirl Girl? Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh,  Election 2020, and a deep dive into the mind of Steve Bannon with author Benjamin R. Teitelbaum…all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

DONALD TRUMP’S BAD MEDICINE

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Wash your hands! The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Coronavirus outbreak is officially a pandemic. With no known cure, the best medicine for Americans and the world right now would be a Consoler-in-Chief. Instead who we have is the unempathetic POTUS Donald Trump, whose sad attempt to calm us all in a rare Oval Office address sent the stock market into further schisms and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

DONALD TRUMP'S BAD MEDICINE

Here we are in the midst of an official poandemic and we should all feel better because Donald Trump and his New York slumlord son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are in charge. But Trump, looking nervous as hell as he delivered bupkes in real remedies and a lot of blame in his Oval Office address might have made matters worse. Who will save the day? Former Vice President and presidential hopeful, Joe Biden? Is Senator Bernie Sanders quest for the White House over? Is the stock market plunge temporary or permanent? Oh, and just in case you missed it, Hollywood’s Number One couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson test positive for the virus and onetime media mogul Harvey Weinstein ,got 23 years in the pokey for all his dastardledly deeds.

The Coronavirus Pandemic, the failing presidency of Donald J. Trump, the 2020 stock market plunge, Election 2020, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and we’re just beginning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

TRUMP DANES TO CALL HIMSELF JESUS…

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Rashida Tlaib. The Jewish question. Anti-Semitic tropes by Trump who danes to call himself Jesus,the BDS Movement, Israel, Joe Biden and we’re just beginning when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper talk all things politics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Rashida Tlaib

And oh what a week it was. Anti-Semitism and Israel were the topics of the week when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, barred Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and her cohort Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering Israel and the first two Muslims elected to Congress took their battle with Israel to the airwaves. Trump egged them on, called Jews who voted with the Democratic Party the old anti-Semitic trope “disloyal,” and the Democrats sided with the two Congresswomen, both who themselves have made anti-Semitic statements against Israel and are pro the BDS terrorist movement, the Palestinian economic war machine against the Jewish state. But that’s not all. Joe Biden regained his double-digit lead in the Democratic Party’s presidential contest, while Kamala Harris has taken a precipitous 12-point fall. Is Biden a good bet for the Dems? Why isn’t Steve Bullock, Montana’s popular governor and a moderate Democrat leading a Republican state not getting attention from Democratic Party voters? Is gun control dead? Will the trade war finish off Trump? Is a recession on the horizon? Trump wanted to buy Greenland, and the Danes told him no, so Trump canceled his visit to Denmark? Halli and Matt discuss whether calling Trump crazy is effective, and so much more.

Here we go…join Halli and Matt on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE…

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Democrats are screwed and the president of the United States, according to former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has “fanned the flames of white supremacy.” And that’s where we begin on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this week when joining me at my table is Princeton University professor and author of ENTRENCHMENT, Paul Starr, and my partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE...

Once again gun violence has stuck America. A white nationalist terror attack in El Paso, Texas and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, bringing into focus yet again the epidemic of gun violence in America and putting the country’s attention on the President’s racism squarely in the cross-hairs. Who are we as a people? Is the blame only the Republicans or do the Democrats share some of the responsibility for the lack of enactment of commonsense gun legislation? What do we do about the NRA? What do we do about a president who fans the flame of white supremacy? Matt and I have a lot to say on this one, and the state of the Democratic Party’s presidential race. Who is Halli’s favorite candidate? You might be surprised!

DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE...

In the May 2019 issue of the “The Atlantic,”Princeton University Professor Paul Starr asked: “Is Trumpism a temporary aberration or a long-term phenomenon? Put another way: Will the changes brought about by Donald Trump and today’s Republican party fade away, or will they become entrenched?” He explains ‘entrenchment’ in his new book ENTRENCHMENT, WEALTH, POWER, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES, and to us all on this week’s show. Be worried, the Democrats are screwed — forever? Stay-tuned for Starr’s predictions for the future of America.

Democrats are screwed. Is Trump responsible for the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio? Is entrenchment killing American democracy? Is there a Democrat who can save the Republic? Can Trump be defeated? Can the NRA? We tackle it all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

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If Marianne Williamson wasn’t on your radar before this week, I imagine she is today. She is trending on twitter after the Democratic Party debate and for good reason. Marianne Williamson is an original, smart, provocative, unusual, always fascinating. Today on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show I am bringing you an interview with Ms. Williamson that goes back to January 2014. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne.com and on all your favorite apps.

Marianne Williamson

It was the first time Marianne was a guest on my show, one of many conversations the presidential candidate and spiritual leader and I have had over many years. I chose this particular interview because it showcases who Marianne Williamson is as a person. It tells the story of her personal journey, and although many want to treat her as ‘out there’, I think you’ll discover Marianne’s personal journey is not all that different from yours and mine. For those who don’t know anything about Marianne Williamson, she is the internationally acclaimed spiritual leader, lecturer, and the author of many published books, many which have been New York Times bestsellers, four of them reaching the coveted number #1 spot, including her breakout hit A RETURN TO LOVE: REFLECTIONS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF A COURSE IN MIRACLES. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs including Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. This interview was recorded New Years Eve 2014, Marianne appearing to hawk her book, A YEAR OF MIRACLES, DAILY DEVOTIONS AND REFLECTIONS, and to talk about her first foray into politics, her run for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s Congressional District 33. it is presented without editing. Enjoy.

Marianne Williamson

In the second half of the show, Matt Cooper, my partner in politics and I handicap the Detroit debates. As always it’s fun and informative conversation. Don’t miss it.

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