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POLITICS AIN’T SOYBEANS CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

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Politics ain’t soy beans mid-west farmers are learning as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks about his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH in which the author asks if Christian Nationalists are un-American…these stories and more when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and Mr. Seidel join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. As Trump Inc. Defies supoenas, is impeachment back on the table? Seriously, what’s up with Lindsey Graham? The lobby most feared in Washington D.C., the NRA is knee deep in grifters, activist Alyssa Milano calls for a sex-strike and the latest round of anti-abortion legislation nd we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour: The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is all for challenging myths.This week’s guest is the author of THE FOUNDING MYTH, WHY CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM IS UN-AMERICAN, Andrew L. Seidel whose provocative new book seeks to bust the myth indelibly woven into the founding of the Republic that is the United States of America: That our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Here’s why: In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists do indeed assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? Do the Ten Commandments, “In God We Trust,” George Washington’s “prayer” at Valley Forge, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? Andrew Seidel, a constitutional attorney, dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding…and he argues that our founding fathers did not, as is previously thought, look to the Bible when they drafted the pillar of the United States – the Declaration of Independence.

Politics ain’t soybeans Mid-west farmers have learned as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH 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.

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IS HERE

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Constitutional crisis

Constitutional crisis is here. Congressional authority vs. Executive Authority. Is it time to begin impeachment proceedings? Will Attorney General Bob Barr be found in contempt of Congress? Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, this week in anti-Semitism and a very special guest, Caroline Fredrickson talks about her new book THE DEMOCRACY FIX in which she lambastes the Democratic Party for its failure to stop the long-term goals of the GOP…these stories and more when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and Ms. Fredrickson join Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. Are the Democrats and the Republicans both guilty of delay…delay…delay? On impeachment, has Trump cornered Speaker Pelosi? The Republicans have had a long-term strategy to takeover the halls of power in every government branch. Is it too late to stop them? Mitch McConnell says it’s time to move on from the Mueller Report,”Case closed.” But a letter from a group of 700 bi-partisan prosecutors disagrees and says President Trump is a felon. And we’re just beginning, here we go.

Constitutional Crisis

In our second half-hour, Caroline Fredrickson talks about her new book THE DEMOCRACY FIX. Fredrickson, progressive activist and attorney who served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington legislative office and as general counsel and legal director of NARAL Pro-Choice America was chief of staff to Senator Maria Cantwell and deputy chief of staff to the then Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle. Along her journey, she learned a lot about politics and in her book chronicles how the Right has seized power at every level of government by ruthlessly focusing on building intellectual capital, winning elections, selecting judges, changing legal rules, promoting fake news, gerrymandering, and suppressing the vote while the Left has sat back and watched, as if their hands were tied behind their backs.

Constitutional crisis is here. Attorney General Bill Barr, Joe Biden, The Mueller Report, this week in anti-Semitism, author THE DEMOCRACY FIX Caroline Fredrickson 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.

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.

MUELLER TIME EDITION

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MUELLER REPORT

It’s Mueller Time. What about Bob? What about Attorney General Bill Barr? Trump after the Mueller report, collusion with Russia, obstruction of justice, no exoneration, sigh! 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. And what a week it has been. This week it’s Mueller time. Yep, finally America was able to get a look at the Mueller Report, sorta, a redacted version of what we’ve all been waiting for, for a very long time. Did Mueller do his job or was Donald Trump able to obstruct justice? Did Trump’s new Attorney General Barr serve the people as he is supposed to do, or is he acting as Trump’s personal counselor? Did the Russians hack our 2016 election? Was Mueller Time good news for Trump or bad news for Trump? A good day for the Dems or a bad day? What comes next? Impeachment? And then there’s Hillary Clinton. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and we’re just beginning.

Halli and Matt get into the weeds and offer up some surprises when they take to the airwaves. It’s Mueller Time, collusion, conspiracy, obstruction of justice. Attorney General Barr as Trump’s personal counselor. What comes next? Only Nancy and Chuck know for sure. What a conversation. Do join journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper when they talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot comand on all your favorite apps.

DONALD TRUMP MAKES A VISIT TO NANCY’S HOUSE EDITION

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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.

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.

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.

WASHINGTON POST POLITICAL BLOGGER GREG SARGENT

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Washington Post political blogger and author Greg Sargent and Washingtonian Magazine’s Matthew Cooper talk all things politics in the Age of Trump as we approach the midterm elections on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I 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.

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In AN UNCIVIL WAR: TAKING BACK OUR DEMOCRACY IN AN AGE OF TRUMPIAN DISINFORMATION AND THUNDERDOME POLITICS, journalist Greg Sargent who writes the popular “Plum Line” blog at The Washington Post doesn’t fool around. He says that American democracy is facing a crisis as fraught as we’ve seen in decades and Donald Trump’s presidency has raised the specter of authoritarian rule. He notes that extreme polarization and the scorched-earth war between the parties drags on with no end in sight. And makes the case that at the heart of this dangerous moment in American history is a paradox: It took a figure as uniquely menacing as Donald Trump to rivet the nation’s attention on the fragility of our democracy. Yet the causes of our dysfunction are long-running and predate Trump. It is these ‘causes’ that helped facilitate the rise of Trump, and, distressingly, will outlast his presidency. In an account that includes numerous interviews with political operatives and strategists in both parties, political scientists and historians, Sargent argues why we cannot shy away from big arguments over our democratic future and considers what must be done to save it.

Washington Post, politics, Election 2018, Trump, Civil War, democracy, Democrat vs. Republican, Progressive, Conservative on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Washington Post journalist and author AN UNCIVIL WAR Greg Sargent and Washingtonian magazine journalist Matthew Cooper,this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION – PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

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NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION

Nikki Haley resignation, the mid-term election, and all things American politics as well as a look at the new book THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author Alan Axelrod and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I 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.

NIKKI HALEY RESIGNATION“Until recently ‘disruption’ was a bad word, plain and simple.” That is how Alan Axelrod begins his new book: THE DISRUPTORS, 50 PEOPLE WHO CHANGED THE WORLD. Nevertheless, Axelrod has titled his book THE DISRUPTERS and he defines disrupters as those who upend cultural, technical, spiritual, and scientific paradigms and thus alter the way we live forever. What does Charles Darwin have in common with Steve Jobs – or with Jackson Pollock, Martin Luther, Betty Friedan, Johannes Gutenberg and DJ Kool Herc? They were “DISRUPTORS.” From the invention of the printing press to the fight for women’s equality, from the smartphone to the invention of hip-hop, each visionary in Alan’s book upended our world as we knew it, changing our lives forever, some might say for the better, some for the worse. For those who don’t know ALAN AXELROD, Alan is the author of more than 100 books. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN HISTORY as well as the Businessweek bestsellers PATTON ON LEADERSHIP and ELIZABETH I, CEO. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and in magazine and newspaper articles.

Nikki Haley resignation, the midterm elections, politics, Roe v. Wade, people who have changed our world, a fascinating show with journalist Matthew Cooper and author Alan Axelrod this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 10, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

KAVANAUGH VOTE – BOOKS WITH AUTHOR JAMES MUSTICH

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Kavanaugh vote, FBI Report, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and a look at a terrific new book every bibliophile will love, 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE — oh the fun we have this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 3, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com when my guests are author James Mustich and joining me at my table for our weekly politics segment, Podcast America, is journalist Matthew Cooper.

As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins me for our politics segment, PODCAST AMERICA, in which Matt and I 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. Among this week’s topics, the Kavanaugh vote.

Kavanaugh voteWe take a brief respite from politics in our second half-hour when I am joined by James Mustich, the author of 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE: A LIFE-CHANGING LIST. If as I do, you love books, boy do I have a book to recommend for you today and an interesting conversation when I speak with the book’s author James Mustich, the co-founder of the acclaimed book catalog, A COMMON READER. In his new catalogue of the greatest books of all times, as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the thousand books it recommends, organized A–Z by the author, the selections takes the reader on a rollercoaster of entries: For example, Flora Thompson’s LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD is followed by Hunters S. Thompson’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and then by the children’s favorite, ELOISE. The result is an unexpectedly revealing juxtaposition of literature packaged in a beautifully designed book, enlivened throughout with extensive illustrations, its compilation of brief, yet informed and thought-provoking essays accompanying each title, giving the reader a sense of the work’s historical and literary context and the reason why the book is on the list. Extensive, intelligent, it’s a lively library in a book in which readers of all ages will find books to add to their personal collections and to-be-read piles. It is the ultimate gift book for bibliophiles, a veritable treasure trove that brings reading back to the center of our cultural conversation.

Kavanaugh vote, accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh, The Senate, the Supreme Court, Roe v. Wade, books and more books, a fascinating show this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted October 3, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

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