Posts Tagged ‘podcast’

PRESIDENT POMPEO STRIKES IRAN

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President Pompeo strikes Iran and that’s just the beginning of only the second week of the new decade of 2020. But don’t forget the impeachment of one Donald Trump or Election 2020, just some of the topics we explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this week when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper tackle it all on the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps. 

President Pompeo, also known as the Secretary of State, is said to be the mastermind behind the ‘elimination’ of Qasem Soleimani the Iranian Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and, from 1998 until his death commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations. A bad man to be sure, but was it wise for Donald Trump to take him out now? That question explored and remember impeachment? That’s on the table too, as is Speaker Pelosi, who many Democrats are demanding turnover the Articles of Impeachment to the Republican controlled Senate, now. Where are we in Election 2020? Is Bernie Sanders making gains? We travel overseas to discuss the Royal’s crisis. Stay-tuned, it’s sure to be a wild ride.

Iran, Iraq, impeachment, Election 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Hallmark movie lives, those stories and more when you tune in when Halli and Matthew Cooper tackle it all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

IMPEACHMENT FULL SPEED AHEAD

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Impeachment full speed ahead. It is no longer whether to impeach or not to impeach, no, that is no longer the question. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday that she was asking the House Judiciary Committee and chairmen of other committees to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying “the president leaves us no choice but to act.” Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, where  two old friends slice and dice all things politics and some days, Donald Trump. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and also available on all your favorite apps.

impeachment full speed ahead

Speaker Pelosi has spoken. Impeachment full speed ahead, here we go! That impeachment train started months ago has gone around many bends and is now on its way to the United States Senate. Still, there are a few more stops along the way but as Pelosi said, the facts of Trump’s alleged wrongdoing involving Ukraine “are uncontested. The president abused his power for his own personal, political benefit at the expense of our national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into his political rival.” Pelosi added that [Trump’s] actions “seriously violated the Constitution.”

Impeachment, full speed ahead. Are there any noble minds left in the Republican Party? Impeachment, NATO, Election 2020, and for good measure The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, when Halli and Matthew Cooper tackle all things politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

WELCOME TO THE SCHIFF SHOW

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Welcome to The Schiff Show, and oh what a show it is! A testament to be careful what you wish for, the Republicans now have the open impeachment hearings they wanted and uh oh Donald Trump, it is totally Schiff’s Show. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics Matthew Cooper, get out the popcorn, because Halli and Matt slice and dice The Schiff Show opening and what an opening it was. Drama, comedy, horror, political intrigue it’s all there. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

The Schiff Show

How did we get here? Are you tired of hearing about a quid pro quo? Does bribery work better for you? Nancy Pelosi thinks it’s a more apt description of Donald Trump’s ‘transgressions.’ The Republicans are demanding to hear from the whistleblower, but at this point, why?

In some ways watching the hearing was like reading an Agatha Christie novel. What a cast of characters! Central casting couldn’t have picked a better man to play the role of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, with his bow tie and matching pocket square, a dapper man he is. And Ambassador Bill Taylor, currently the top US diplomat in Ukraine with the astonishing voice and courtly delivery. Compare the two diplomats to the undiplomatic Republican members of the committee: the uncouth, jacketless Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Ratcliffe, who never seems to measure up to his own hype, Rep. Mike Turner who has some morality issues not dissimilar to Trump’s, and the Republican’s moll with the big mouth, Rep. Elise Stefanik. And we’re just beginning.

Tune in for an informative and fun political podcast. This week, it’s The Schiff Show on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper this the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

IMPEACHMENT IS RISKY BUSINESS

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Impeachment is risky business. Can the Democrats save America and themselves? The risk is not just for Trump. As we approach Election 2020 the stakes are high for all. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli and her partner in politics former White House correspondent and political pundit Matthew Cooper take a look at the state of our politics, the special elections that officially turned the Commonwealth of Virginia blue and ousted a Republican Governor in a decidedly red state, at the impeachment inquiry and oh, so much more, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

RISKY BUSINESS

Impeachment is risky business. Can the Democrats save America and themselves? We are a long way from the answer to that question. But what a journey our nation is on. There’s a moral argument to the impeachment inquiry and this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, Halli and Matt ponder whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff have made a strong enough case for that. Off year elections can have consequences, particularly in Kentucky where Democrat Andy Beshear beat the Republican incumbent Governor Matt Bevin. Will the Republican’s defeat effect the re-election bid of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell? Where are we on Election 2020? Will Democrats destroy their chance to defeat Donald Trump if they move too far to the left, as Speaker Pelosi warned them not to do? Has Elizabeth Warren peaked?

Impeachment is risky business. Can the Democrats save America and themselves? Yep, there is much to ponder and Halli and Matt ponder, ponder, ponder it all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps. See you there!

POLITICAL POTPOURRI: BIBI, IMPEACHMENT, NSA, IRAN

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Political potpourri this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: Netanyahu, Impeachment, the NSA, Iran, Kavanaugh and Election2020 are some of the hot topics we explore when joining me at my table is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper and John Gans, the former chief Pentagon speechwriter and current director of communications and research at the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy institute to talk about his timely new book WHITE HOUSE WARRIORS, HOW THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TRANSFORMED THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR.

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It’s been another whacko week in politics. There was an election held in Israel, and President Trump’s favorite Prime Minister Netanyahu, the longest serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history, may have lost the election. Can Bibi pull yet one more rabbit out of the hat and form a coalition? Iran is said to be behind the bombings of the Saudi oil fields that sent oil futures zooming. Now what? Former Trump Campaign director, Cory Lewandowski, stonewalled the Democrats in a hearing, but who gets the last laugh there? There’s more, tune in, uh boy!

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Today, President Trump named his fourth National Security Adviser, Robert O’Brien. So what perfect timing that I’ve got a conversation for you on one of the most consequential yet least understood institutions in the U. S. government. In WHITE HOUSE WARRIORS, HOW THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TRANSFORMED THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR, John Gans, the former chief Pentagon speechwriter and current director of communications and research at Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy institute, for the first time ever offers an inside look at the people and the power of National Security Council, the NSC, and how its role has grown since its creation more than 70 years ago at the start of the Cold War.  

Bibi Netanyahu, NSA, Iran, impeachment, Justice Kavanaugh, Corey Lewandowski, Nancy Pelosi vs. Jerry Nadler, Election2020, Biden vs. Warren, we’ve got it all covered this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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.

DEM DEBATES: ALWAYS S(WAL)WELL

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Democratic Party Debates. It’s always s(wall)well to enter a new presidential campaign season, and we’ve officially entered the 2020 run for the White House, the first debates now one for the history books. Join me and my partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper when we handicap the debates on this week’s installment of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Democratic Party Debates

Who won the debate? Who faltered? Did the Democrats do themselves any favors or did they move so far left they gave Donald Trump fuel for his fire? Did Kamala Harris cross the line with her attacks on front-runner Joe Biden? Did Senator Corey Booker make an impression on the voters? And what about former Housing Secretary Julián Castro — any traction there? Bernie who? Warren who? There’s nothing blase about New York Mayor De Blasio. Is Beto O’Rourke toast? There’s more. What a show! See you there!

Democratic Party Debates

Join me and Matt Cooper in our weekly politics review on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARR IN THE HOT SEAT JESSICA YELLIN

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Attorney General Bob Barr in the hot seat, Joe Biden surges in the polls, anti-Semitism and so-called fake news are just some of the subjects we tackle when former CNN Chief White House Correspondent and author Jessica Yellin and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr — Barr is now in the hot seat. How will the letter’s contents shake up the political landscape? Did, as Mueller wrote, Attorney General William Barr misrepresent the Mueller Report to the public? Joe Biden takes a 26-point lead among Dems in new national poll; will it hold? Elizabeth Warren takes the number two position as Bernie Sanders takes a hit. Should Democrats cut a deal with Trump on infrastructure? And we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour, Jessica Yellin, the former chief White House correspondent for CNN and an Emmy and Gracie Award-winning political journalist for CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC joins Halli at her table. Yellin is also the founder of Sage, a multi-platform media company. Yellin’s work has been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Hive, and Entertainment Weekly. She is a fellow with the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy and sits on the board of the Center for Public Integrity. And now she is a fiction writer, the author of a new book, very much the talk of the town SAVAGE NEWS. Yellin knows of what she writes, her story that of a smart, feisty and serious-minded female reporter jockeying for recognition in a world of rapid news cycles, short attention spans, and manufactured news who encounters cut-throat competitors and predators at every turn. Can she hold onto her journalistic ethics and still triumph in a landscape that has become one giant reality show?  

Attorney General Bob Barr in the hot seat, the Mueller Report, Joe Biden surges in the polls, anti-Semitism, so-called fake news, former CNN chief White House Correspondent and author Jessica Yellin and Matthew Cooper and Halli have fun bringing you insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NETANYAHU AND ISRAEL

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Bibi Netanyahu

Bibi Netanyahu defied the odds and won his 5th term as Israel’s Prime Minister to become the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history, longer than even founding father David Ben-Gurion. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show an important conversation with one of Israel’s most notable writers and commentators, the author of an important new book SPIES OF NO COUNTRY, SECRET LIVES AT THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Bibi Netanyahu

“Compelling, compulsively readable, an arresting account of espionage at the genesis of the Israeli state,” are just some of the accolades given journalist and award-winning author, New York Times Op-Ed contributor, and former AP correspondent Matti Freidman for his new book SPIES OF NO COUNTRY, SECRET LIVES AT THE BIRTH OF ISRAEL, which examines the founding of Israel and the forging of Israeli identity through a little-known, real-life espionage story. Already the recipient of the Natan Book Award at the Jewish Book Council, SPIES OF NO COUNTRY chronicles the exploits of a ragtag unit of Arabic-speaking Jewish spies, assembled by the British during World War II, who would go undercover in the battle for Israeli statehood. A longtime resident of Jerusalem himself, Friedman sets out to reframe the story of Israel as a Middle Eastern one, freed from Europe-centric clichés—to tell a new story about the state’s creation that reflects a more complicated story than the one Israel tells itself and the world. From the early days of Israel, to present day Israel, from the Palmach to the Mossad, from nothing to a thriving state in a fraught land, from David Ben-Gurion to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu you won’t want to miss this free-wheeling conversation with Matti Friedman.

Israeli election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Birth of Israel, the Mossad, Israel in the age of Donald Trump on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

WHAT ABOUT BOB? TRUMP AFTER THE MUELLER REPORT.

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What about Bob? Trump after the Mueller Report

What about Bob? Trump After The Mueller Report, Attorney General Barr’s letter to Congress, collusion with Russia, obstruction of justice, no exoneration…President Trump, for the moment, dodges a bullet 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 needing answers. But this is a week more of unanswered questions than those answered by Attorney General William Barr in his 4-page summation of the Mueller Report delivered to Congress, the report still hidden behind closed doors. Will it ever come to light? Why couldn’t Robert Mueller exonerate President Trump? How did Mueller arrive at no collusion? After being sworn in as Attorney General, did Barr force the Mueller probe to an abrupt halt? Was Mueller more concerned with protecting the jury pool for a future grand jury? Or this one: Was there a a full investigation of Trump’s intent regarding obstruction of justice?

Halli and Matt get into the weeds and offer up some surprises when they take to the airwaves. What about Bob? Trump After the Mueller Report. What comes next for Trump? What about the motives of Attorney General Barr, no exoneration, did Trump or didn’t he obstruct justice? These questions 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.

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