Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Pelosi’

PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCING, CLIMATE CHANGE, IMPEACHMENT…

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PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCE

Paul Manafort sentencing, dangling pardons, Nancy Pelosi puts the kibosh on impeachment talk, anti-Semitism and the Democratic Party, Donald Trump signing Bibles and GRAND CANYON FOR SALE: PUBLIC LANDS VERSUS PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE author Stephen Nash 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, March 13, 2019 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. Seventy-percent of Americans believe in climate change, but not Donald Trump.Why? Donald Trump’s poll numbers are tanking in Florida. Why? Can the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, become the next president of the United States? Why is Ann Coulter crying the blues?

paul manafort sentencing

In our second half-hour, Halli speaks with the author of GRAND CANYON FOR SALE, PUBLIC LANDS VERSUS PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Stephen Nash. February 26, 2019 marked the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park by President Woodrow Wilson and an eager-and-willing U.S. Congress. Never has the future of the Grand Canyon National Park been in such peril thanks to decades of twisted incentives, rotten politics, and feckless regulators endangering some 28 percent of the national soil. Topped off with climate change and President Trump, “we’re on the precipice, both politically and biologically,” Nash asserts, and that’s just part of the problem.

Paul Manafort sentencing, the Democratic Party takes a trip to Milwaukee, Trump and Boeing, Trump’s Emergency Declaration, the Roger Stone saga…these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics and Halli talks Climate Change and our National Park land on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 13, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

DONALD TRUMP MAKES A VISIT TO NANCY’S HOUSE EDITION

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump, The State of the Union, Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after a racist photo of him surfaces, Senator Cory Booker announces his campaign for president, Veronica Lake makes a television appearance….what? These topics and more in our political review  with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show 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. This week we begin with President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: Trump’s crooked tie, Pelosi’s clap, a quack about Jared Kushner, when a wall by any other name is still a wall, when women rule and when Trump doesn’t get it, and from there we’re on to Ralph Northam and some fair questions raised about the Democratic Party. Will Mueller present his findings to Congress this month? Can Elizabeth Warren survive a presidential run? A word or two about the Democratic Party’s newest darling Stacey Abrams and that’s just where we begin.

Kamala Harris, Donald Trump State of the Union, The Mueller Report, the latest presidential contenders — these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

HOWARD SCHULTZ AND STARBUCKS COFFEE EDITION

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HOWARD SCHULTZ STARBUCKS

Howard Schultz and Starbucks politics, Roger Stone and Fred Flintstone as gadfly, Donald Trump and his Humpty Trumpty sat on his wall Barney Rubble Cave…welcome to Looney Tunes America and another week in Trumplandia — these subjects and more in our political review on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and an important conversation with Kevin M. Kruse, the co-author of FAULT LINES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1974. 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. This week we begin with Trump’s Barney Rubble cave and the temporary end of the government shutdown, the longest in history. We take up the indictment and the political history of Roger ‘Fred Flinstone’ Stone and many of you will be surprised. Starbucks creator Howard Schultz has thrown his coffee mug into the presidential ring and Democrats are freaking out…a little decaf might go a long way here. Kamala Harris is the new Princess Kiara of the Democratic Party… and that’s just where we begin.

HOWARD SCHULTZ STARBUCKS

In the second half-hour, Halli is joined by Kevin M. Kruse an award-winning scholar on twentieth-century American political history and the co-author of one of the most talked about new political books FAULT LINES: A HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1974. There is nothing dull here. You are going to love Kevin and Halli and Kevin’s lively exchange.

Howard Schultz and Starbucks politics, Roger Stone, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, the Mueller Report, presidential contenders — these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper, and the co-author of FAULT LINES, Kevin M. Kruse talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

REP. JACKIE SPEIER – POLITICS

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the last week’s political news. How did Donald Trump do in his first Oval Office speech? Will the government shutdown ever end? Can Nancy Pelosi control Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez? There sure are a lot of connections between Trumplandia and the Russians. When will Robert Mueller give us answers? And these are just some of the subjects tackled.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

In the second half-hour, Halli interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier, the author of a new book UNDAUNTED:SURVIVING JONESTOWN, SUMMONING COURAGE, AND FIGHTING BACK. Jackie Speier is the U.S. Representative for California’s Fourteenth Congressional District. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, personal privacy, and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. In November 2017, Congresswoman Speier co-authored the #MeTooCongress Act to overhaul how sexual harassment and assault are reported and mediated on Capitol Hill, and in 2018 she was named one of “Politico’s 50” for these efforts. Speiers was first elected in 2008, her journey to the halls of Congress coming after she survived being left for dead during the Jonestown massacre while she was serving as a congressional legal adviser. A story of personal struggle—as a widow, a mother, and an outspoken victim of gun violence— and service, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Donald Trump’s first Oval Office Address, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, those topics and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper present their fun and insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 9, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

MIKE FLYNN TO THE POKEY EDITION

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MIKE FLYNN TO THE POKEY

Mike Flynn to the pokey? Why is Trump sticking with Flynn when he ditched longtime fixer Michael Cohen? Did Nancy Pelosi outsmart Trump? These are just some of the questions answered this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper offer a funny, insightful and engaging journey into the world of politics and do it with a smile and a martini glass, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli in slicing and dicing all things politics. And what a week it was. A lot of questions, still waiting for answers. Is former Trump NSA chief Mike Flynn headed to the pokey?Will it be the shady Trump Foundation that ultimately brings down the President? Will Trump ever get his infamous wall built? It was just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Mike Flynn to the pokey, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani, James Comey, Melania Trump those topics and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper present their fun and insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

CHUCK AND NANCY, YES THEY CAN! EDITION

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Nancy and Chuck, Yes they Can!

Chuck and Nancy, yes they CAN! The dynamic Democrats won the headline of the week after they went nose to nose with President Trump in a photo op gone rogue, they along with Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Mike Pence and Trump’s great wall, just some of the topics we explore this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper wax eloquent on all things politics, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps,at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it was. President Donald Trump’s personal fixer was sentenced to 36 months in Club Fed another Trump associate off to the pokey. The stock market went up and down and up and down — sorta like Trump’s moods, Trump’s Twitter feed as raucous as the markets; Chief of Staff John Kelly is out, but no one else wants in; Mike Flynn is soon to be sentenced and Paul Manafort, we learned, might have been lying to his own lawyers as he lied to the feds. But the big story of the week: Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Oval and proved there’s a new show in town and Yes they CAN! It was just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Chuck and Nancy, yes they CAN!, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, those subjects and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper present their fun and insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRUMP TRADES MONEY FOR MURDER

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Trump Trades Money for Murder

Trump trades money for murder in the death of American resident, Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the first daughter has an email problem and proves herself a titanic chip off the old block, the Trump virus spreads throughout the GOP,  many who should be quarantined, including Sen. Marco Rubio are just some of the topics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper offer their fresh take on the week’s news, the podcast posted on all your favorite sites and apps, Wednesday, November 21, 3 pm ET and at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. The President of the United States stood up for Saudi Arabian values; the Dems took more seats in the House, officially making the Midterm elections  2018 a tsunami against Trump; The New York Times broke a huge story: ‘President Trump Wanted to Order Justice Department to Prosecute Comey and Clinton’ — if carried out an act that would have been a blatant abuse of power, as well might be Trump’s mere intent; in a surprise move Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) endorsed Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker in the next Congress abandoning the idea of challenging her; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Trump’s staunchest allies, warned the president on Tuesday that ignoring Saudi Arabia’s bad behavior would risk America’s moral leadership on the world stage; and, finally, and we really mean finally, Trump sent in his answers to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller — just another week in the storied presidency of Donald J. Trump. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Trump trades money for murder, the Democrats penchant for shooting themselves in the foot, First daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump has an email problem, Nancy Pelosi again fighting off insurgents in the Democratic Party — join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, November 21, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

THE BLUE WAVE IS REAL – NY TIMES ANDREW ROSENTHAL

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The Blue Wave is real

The Blue Wave is real. And there are all sorts of waves. The Democrats impressive takeover of the House of Representatives and so many State Houses has been more the rolling kind. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we dive into the blue wave and into the storied political coverage of The New York Times when joining me at my table is my partner in politics, journalist Matthew Cooper, and former editorial page editor of The New York Times, Andrew Rosenthal, here to discuss his new book, with a foreword by Maureen Dowd, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF POLITICS: 167 YEARS OF COVERING THE STATE OF THE UNION, Andrew Rosenthal. The podcast will be posted on all your favorite sites and apps and at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As he does each week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. The Blue Wave is real. Democrats continue to rack up House seats, Florida remains Florida as a recount was ordered in both the Governor and Senate races. Trump ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with a WWE-like loyalist, Matthew Whitaker. Trump had a hissy fit in Paris where it drizzles, the Robert Mueller investigation continues on. Then First Lady Melania Trump also had a fit, Nancy Pelosi is fighting for her Speakership, and we’re just beginning.

The Blue Wave is RealIn our second half hour we’re joined by former New York Times editorial page editor and now author of THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF POLITICS, Andrew Rosenthal. For 167 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of political reporting — from memorable campaigns and elections to controversial legislation, scandals, and issues ranging from immigration, race, and gender to the economy and war. In today’s turbulent times, the newspaper’s political coverage is more relevant than ever; not only for the news itself, but because of the paper’s leadership in defending the freedom of the press, a freedom being sincerely challenged in the age of Trump. In the new BOOK OF POLITICS: 167 YEARS OF COVERING THE STATE OF THE UNION, noted former NEW YORK TIMES editorial board editor ANDREW ROSENTHAL, has compiled an anthology that explores the newspaper’s broad scope of unparalleled political coverage and examines what has changed over the decades and how history has—often dramatically—repeated itself in surprising ways. With a foreword by acclaimed columnist Maureen Dowd, including 60 photographs as well as reproductions of front-page stories, here are the noteworthy political articles from The New York Times archives that are sure to engross readers.

The Blue Wave is Real, Trump underwater, the Florida recount, politics and The New York Times, Robert Mueller, Melania Trump, loyalist Matthew Mueller…join Halli and Matthew Cooper and Andrew Rosenthal on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME – ELECTION 2018 REVIEW

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Win Some, Lose Some Election 2018

Win some, lose some, change is a comin’ to Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump’s life. A day after the Midterm Election 2018, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, Halli and her partner in politics journalist Matthew Cooper take a look at the state of the nation after the historical vote that put the Democratic Party back in control of the House of Representatives but allowed Republicans to maintain control of the Senate.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. Democratic stars Andrew Gillum in Florida, Stacey Abrams in Georgia, and Beto O’Rourke in Texas were spotlight races because they seemed impossible, but Gillum and O’Rourke didn’t quite pull it off. The Blue Wave really was a wave, but not quite as big a wave as pollsters thought. The Democrats took back the House after 8 years and the Republicans maintained control of the Senate. It appears health care has been saved, Democrats get subpoena power, the Robert Mueller investigation is protected, a ton of Democratic women and minorities will take their place in Congress and in State Houses in both blue and red states. Yes, Democrats permeated the red wall, and what has been called Trumpism might be on the run. Yep, it is true, you win some and you lose some.

Win some, lose some, change is coming to Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump’s life. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

NONE OF US ARE GETTING ANY YOUNGER

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Yesterday, while some of the great minds of our times focused on The Feminine Mystique on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds an upstart young male reporter by the name of Luke Russert dared to confront Nancy Pelosi in her bid to remain house minority leader with a simply asinine question: Whether she was too old to lead, whether the leadership should give itself up for more junior members.

Russert: “You’re just going to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership, hurts the party in the long run. What’s your response?”

The other Congressional women standing with Pelosi booed and cried, “Discrimination!” while Pelosi just brushed him off by yelling “Next!” before adding her own barb.

Pelosi: “You always ask that question except to Mitch McConnell.”

Russert didn’t back down, insisting that his question applied to the male Congressional representatives who are over 70 as well, and Pelosi launched into a (well-deserved) tirade, beginning with “Let’s for a moment honor that as a legitimate question, although it’s quite offensive, although you don’t realize that.”

Pelosi handled the obnoxious ageist  and sexist question with aplomb in noting that Russert had not asked that question of male leaders. Then she calmly explained — not just to the reporter, but to all those who may not understand — that often, women don’t accrue the necessary seniority for traditional advancement because they are penalized when they decide to spend time raising their families.

So true, so true.

But there is more here, and it applies to male seniors every bit as much as females, something the world used to know but in the last fifty years seems to have forgotten: Wisdom is the gift of age. Age is not a disease, but a gift. We have more to contribute to society as we age, not less!

In our current youth-centric culture, we are considered old before we are fifty and useless after forty, in a time when we might live to the ripe age of one hundred.

It’s time that we all explored our culture’s disrespect for age and the truth that having lived a longer life, indeed, brings WISDOM not obsolescence.

What the hell is going on here? How is it that a life well-lived, according to the current laws of American culture makes a person over forty obsolete, a truth that is more a problem for women than for men?

Economics surely plays a role — and bad economics at that. Because what might have been true for a short period of time: that discretionary income rested in the hands of 18-24 year olds is no longer true. Today’s youth, even those with college degrees are having a difficult time finding employment. The fact that the young had money to spare, often thanks to their generous parents, led to our youth-centric culture. That is not the way things stand today.

The good news here, as a measure of bad economics defining our culture, is meted out by a change seen in network programming and the advertising industry.  Once the focus of television advertisers, the youth culture is’t necessarily an advertiser’s target audience. Long overlooked by network TV, boomers are getting more prime-time respect. Five years ago, advertisers on national networks paid $45 for each 1,000 viewers, age 50-plus watching at prime time, says media research firm SQAD. This year the figure is headed for $52 as advertisers and networks increasingly compete for older viewers. One winner is CBS: its shows NCIS, 60 Minutes and Blue Bloods draw three of the five largest audiences age 55 and over. Since money rules in the American culture, Boomers own the power these days, if not the respect of youth.

We complain about the demise of family life. Where once generations of families lived together and were ruled by their matriarchs and patriarchs this is no longer true. Families are scattered, as well as fractured in our divorce-centric culture. How well do our children know their grandparents? What influence can the wise have on the nubile when their interaction is an occasional Skype conversation from thousands of miles away?

All of this fuel for thought for Luke Russert and his generation.

Yes, Luke, it’s time we all took a look at the ways of our youth culture, and soon, because NONE OF US is getting any younger.

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