Posts Tagged ‘HISTORY’

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.

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.

CAN WE VENT-I-LATOR?

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Can we Vent-i-late?

Can we vent-i-late? Here we go: As thousands of Americans die from the Coronavirus the pandemic that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, only recently called a “Democratic hoax,” because there are not enough ventilators to serve the needy, and our first responders, our nurses, are forced to wear garbage bags, their only line of defense against the virus, because (gasp for air) paranoid Trump is too busy accusing the media of making up the extent of the virus in order to hurt the economy, in order to keep him from being re-elected president, rather than enacting the Defense Production Act, just one action that would ramp up production of much-needed ventilators to keep patients alive, and Republicans actually suggest that our senior citizens should sacrifice their lives for the sake of the American economy (and Trump’s re-election), sigh, where is that ventilator? And we’re just beginning.

Meanwhile after much delay the Senate passed a two trillion dollar Coronavirus economic stimulus package that seemed obsolete before it was even signed, after it was announced that jobless claims soared to a record 3 million. And about that presidential election? What about it? It seemed to have fallen off America’s radar. Joe Biden where art thou, DNC?

These are truly times that try men (and women’s) souls. Halli and Matt dissect it all for you on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. “See” you there.

NOT THE WORST OF TIMES, NOT THE BEST OF TIMES…

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It is not the worst of times, it is not the best of times, but these are scary times and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics, former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too. And in our second half-hour a conversation with philanthropis, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, and the author of THE AMERICAN STORY: CONVERSATIONS WITH MASTER HISTORIANS, David M. Rubenstein, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

NOT THE WORST OF TIMES

America is under siege, the enemy a stealth virus that attacks the old and the young, the rich and the poor, a non-dicerning enemy. In our first half-hour, Matt and Halli take a look at how the administration is handling the pandemic. It’s a war being fought on two fronts: the effort to protect the health and safety of our citizens and the efforts to save the American economy. And by the way, while the nation fights for our lives and our well-being there is an election in progress. Former Vice President Joe Biden soundly defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in three primaries. What now? Does Sanders trot off gracefully into the sunset or go on fighting fin the hope of a better day?

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

In our second half-hour we introduce you to an interesting figure of our times. His name is David M. Rubenstein and David is the co-founder and co-executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s most successful investment firms. He is also the Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and an original signer of The Giving Pledge. In his spare time he is the host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS. His book THE AMERICAN STORY should be on everyone’s bookshelves. And while we all hunker down to defeat the Coronavirus, this is a book that we recommend you read.

The Coronavirus Pandemic, an assessment of Trump in one of America’s scariest hours, the 2020 stock market plunge, Election 2020, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and David M. Rubenstein author of THE AMERICAN STORY 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.

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.

JOE BIDEN: A FRANK SINATRA SONG

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Joementum is real! So is the Coronavirus. Senator Elizabeth Warren is the last woman to exit the 2020 race for the presidency, leaving Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to battle it out, 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.

JOE BIDEN:  A FRANK SINATRA SONG

Joe Biden’s run for the presidency is proving to be like a lyric from a Frank Sinatra song. “I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing. Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race. That’s life!” Now, after Elizabeth Warren exits the presidential race it’s Joe vs. Bernie and we’re all in for a wild ride, but not just because of Election 2020. The Coronavirus is quickly spreading across America, and despite the ample warning it was on the way, the Trump administration appears not to be prepared for the pandemic. Trump is trying to play down the severity of the disease, even telling Americans it is OK to go to work, it’s just a flu. The nation isn’t buying it; everyone is on edge, even Chuck Schumer and Chief Justice Roberts in a battle royale over comments the Minority Leader made. And what about that parlor game if Joe Biden becomes the Democratic Party nominee for president, who will he choose as his running mate? Oh, and Halli’s favorite, Montana Governor Steve Bullock is said to be throwing his hat in the ring for the Senate seat, even though he said he wouldn’t.

Joementum and a nod to Frank Sinatra. Can Bernie Sanders manage a comeback? Goodbye Elizabeth Warren, hello Coronavirus. What is the future of Roe v Wade? 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’S JAILHOUSE ROCK…

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Jailhouse Rock! Will Roger Stone ever see the inside of a jail? Are pardons and cummutations for white collar criminals the new courts? Did you watch the Nevada debates? Billionaire president wannabee Mike Bloomberg looked like he was in the pokey. It’s Trump’s Jailhouse Rock 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, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

TRUMP'S JAILHOUSE ROCK!

It was another rockin’ week in politics. After Attorney General Bill Barr, aka Trump’s lackey, interfered in the case of Roger Stone, all hell broke lose in the Justice Department. It didn’t stop Judge Amy Berman Jackson from sentencing Stone to 40 months in the pokey. But will Trump issue Stone two-hundred bucks and a jail-free card? He told us all this week that he, Donald John Trump, is not only the President of the United States, but the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, too. And what about the race for the Democratic Party’s Election 2020 candidate? Bernie Sanders has soared to the top and all the Democratic Party leaders who know Sanders can’t beat Trump in a match-up do is clutch their pearls, their hope in Mike Bloomberg saving the day shattered in a devastatingly bad debate performance by the billionaire. Joe Biden keeps getting better in debates. But is that enough to save his candidacy? And just as we went to recording, we learned Russia is again meddling in our election, and Trump doesn’t want inquiring minds to know.

Jailhouse Rock, Roger Stone, pardons and commutations, Attorney General Barr, Election 2020, Julian Assange and Russia, Russia, Russia, the woefully unqualified Ambassador Richard Grenell becomes the Acting Director of National Intelligence. John Bolton speaks. 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.

IMPEACHMENT TRAIN RUNS THROUGH UKRAINE…

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Doris Kearns Goodwin, I have a question for you. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? As the impeachment train wends its way down the tracks these questions and more seem uniquely relevant. And it is the reason why I invited historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author of LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES to discuss Donald Trump, leadership, and so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. And, as we do every week, my partner in politics former White House corespondent, Matthew Cooper and I will slice and dice all things politics.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

In her #1 New York Times bestseller, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, now out in paperback, Doris Kearns Goodwin combines her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. She writes that no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. And then there was Donald Trump. Are leadership and moral purpose a thing of the past? My good friend and Pulitzer Prize winning author and baseball aficionado, Doris Kearns Goodwin joins me on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Do tune in!

Doris Kearns Goodwin

And as always, my partner in politics, Matthew Cooper and I slice and dice all things politics, this week our focus on impeachment, and a whole lot more.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, Donald Trump, impeachment, political news, Lindsey Graham, Ukraine, quid pro quo…we tackle it all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

BARRELING TOWARD IMPEACHMENT

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Are we barreling toward impeachment? It’s a whole new political world this week when we learned that the President of the United States admitted to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden, his potential rival in Election 2020 and Biden’s son, by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal. Top that with the revelation that a whistleblower had filed a complaint against the President Donald Trump. And then top that with the fact that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a seemingly reluctant warrior has announced there will be an official Impeachment Inquiry into Donald Trump. Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for an in-depth conversation.

Barreling Toward Impeachment

Roll at the barrel, yes we are on the impeachment roll and where all of this lands nobody quite knows. We are barreling toward impeachment. Here’s some of what we know: We do know that according to the whistleblower, the White House tried to “lock down” records of the Trump Ukraine call, the transcripts released to the public incriminating, to say the least. It appears that the President of the United States Trump used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in Election 2020 and that Trump’s new fixer and private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, met an adviser to the Ukraine president in August and that the Acting DNI Chief Joseph Maguire, a Trump appointee, appeared to play games with the release of the whistleblower’s statement.

As the barrel rolls, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistleblower, the Acting DNI Chief Maguire, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, Vice President Mike Pence and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and roll out the barrel, we’re in for a barrel of fun on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper!  

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, TR ROOSEVELT, ILHAN OMAR, SOCIALISM, TRUMP?

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Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg chooses to become a kingmaker rather than a presidential candidate…the Democrats play footsie with socialism…Ilhan Omar and anti-Semitism, House Democrats open a sweeping corruption probe into Trump’s world, and a look at the life of Theodore Roosevelt with historian David Pietrusza and his book TR’S LAST WAR: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THE GREAT WAR, AND A JOURNEY OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions. Now that Michael Bloomberg is out, will former Vice President Joe Biden toss his hat into the presidential ring? Do the Democrats have an anti-Semite in their midst and what to do about Rep. Ilhan Omar?

Michael Bloomberg

In our second half-hour, Halli speaks with author and historian David Pietrusza about his fascinating book TR’S LAST WAR: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, THE GREAT WAR, AND A JOURNEY OF TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, a lively, witty, take on one of America’s greatest presidents. As seen through the lens of the Bull Moose, the 1916 presidential campaign, America’s entry into the Great War in 1917, Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, Pietrusza not only transports readers with his dramatic portraits of TR, his hated rival Wilson, and politics in wild flux, but also poignantly chronicles the horrific price a family pays in war and so much more.

Michael Bloomberg as kingmaker, Jerry Nadler writes 81 letters, is Roger Stone on his way to the pokey sooner rather than later? these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics and Halli talks Theodore Roosevelt with author David Pietrusza on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

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