Posts Tagged ‘politics’

KAVANAUGH HEARING – BOB WOODWARD BOOK – ELIZABETH WARREN

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Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward FEARLESS, Elizabeth Warren, John McCain are just some of the subjects tackled on this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of an important new biography, ELIZABETH WARREN: HER FIGHT. HER WORK. HER LIFE, Antonia Felix, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

From now through election day 2018, newsman Matthew Cooper will be co-hosting a weekly half-hour segment, PODCAST AMERICA, on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show in which Halli and Matt slice and dice all things politics. This week we take a look at the Kavanaugh Hearing, Bob Woodward’s new book and more. 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.

Elizabeth Warren’s rise as one of America’s most powerful woman is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. But who is the real Elizabeth Warren? In her new breakthrough biography, New York Times bestselling author Antonia Felix carries readers from Warren’s hardscrabble roots in Norman, Oklahoma, through her career as one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars and experts on the economics of working Americans. Antonia Felix is the author of eighteen nonfiction books, including works on Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice and Sonia Sotomayor. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and the BBC. Felix is a member of the advisory board of the Women’s Freedom Forum, an educational organization affiliated with the United Nations. Let’s talk with the author of the biography ELIZABETH WARREN, Antonia Felix.

Elizabeth Warren, Election 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, Bob Woodward, John McCain, politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE – POLITICS

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Talking Across the Divide

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Election season is upon us again, rearing its ugly head, and America is more polarized today than ever before! Whether the issue is Donald Trump, healthcare, abortion or gun control, it can be hard to voice an opinion without ruffling someone’s feathers. This week The Halli Casser-Jayne Show offers up one contentious interview highlighting the great divide and one interview with a man who through experience has learned how to talk across the great divide. Joining Halli at her table is Dr. Richard Kradin, right-wing zealot and author of OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP and Justin Lee, author of TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps, including Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

Talking Across the DivideRichard Kradin, M.D. is a Harvard professor, senior physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, a trained psychoanalyst and the author of a controversial new book OUT OF CONTROL: APOCALYPTIC PSYCHOLOGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP, and controversial is an understatement. In OUT OF CONTROL, Dr. Kradin attempts to explains the psychological roots of political divisiveness that threatens to rend the fabric of American society. In the opening of his book Dr. Kradin states “All human behavior is ultimately driven by psychology. My goal is to explain the present conflict from a psychological perspective.” Good so far. And then Kradin goes on to say that change is occurring rapidly on the political left, asserting that there has been a progressive breakdown of traditional moral values, concurrent with the emergence of feminism, identity politics, and peer-pressure mediated via social media. These changes have increased existential societal stress producing a perfect neurotic storm on the left that aims to cleanse society of any traces of chaos, strong emotion, or natural human bias, via a strategy of “political correctness” that threatens American freedom of expression. You won’t want to miss Halli going nose to nose with Dr. Kradin, talking across the divide.

Is communication a lost art? In TALKING ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE, HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH AND MAYBE EVEN CHANGE THE WORLD, social activist Justin Lee known for building bridges between conservatives and progressives on matters of faith and public policy, centers on how you can get through to people who think differently from you, one productive conversation at a time. At the heart of the book are Lee’s tried and true strategies to help readers break down the five most common barriers (and yes, fake news is one of them) that prevent their target audience from being able to hear—let alone accept— differing opinions. In a world where people too often retreat to their self-affirming echo chambers when their beliefs are challenged, this focus on productive dialogue and mutual understanding is more important than ever. Because echo chambers don’t just nurture conformity; they can also nurture extremism.

Talking across the divide, communication, elections, Trump, Liberals vs. Conservative, social media, progressives, Republicans, Democrats, politics…The Halli Casser-Jayne Show has it all, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne and available via all your favorite apps.

DAN PFEIFFER – POD SAVE AMERICA – YES WE (STILL) CAN

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Dan Pfeiffer

When Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to President Obama (now co-host of the popular podcast Pod Save America), shut the door to the Oval Office for the last time—closing the chapter on our first African-American President, and leaving the highest office in the land to Donald J. Trump, racist and reality TV star—it was more bitter than sweet. Pfeiffer tells the story of his fascinating years serving President Barack Obama and gives his take on many subjects including how Democrats can win back the Oval Office in his smart, witty, revealing new memoir YES WE (STILL) CAN: POLITICS IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, TWITTER AND TRUMP, an irreverent, no B.S. take on the politics of our time. Pfeiffer will be joining Halli at her table, Wednesday, July 25, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, along with author Brian Abrams whose new book is OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017.

On November 9, 2016, Dan Pfeiffer, like many of us, woke up wondering WTF had just happened. How had Donald Trump won the White House? How had a decent and thoughtful president been succeeded by a buffoonish reality TV star, and as many of us wondered, asked himself: What do we do now? But instead of throwing away his phone and moving to another country, which he admits were his first and second thoughts, Pfeiffer decided to tell to tell his surreal story, recounting how Barack Obama navigated the insane political forces that created Trump, explaining why everyone got 2016 wrong, and offering a path for where Democrats go from here. In his new book YES WE (STILL) CAN.

Dan PfeifferObtaining unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, journalist Brian Abrams set out to compile an oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The result is his book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017 an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency, manna for those who revere President Obama and even those who do not, certainly an important read for all historically minded. Offering behind-the-scenes stories, this amazing compilation illuminates the inner-workings of an administration through more than one hundred exclusive interviews with senior staffers including Jon Favreau, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and David Plouffe; cabinet members such as Leon Panetta, Jack Lew, and Arne Duncan; and key lawmakers: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Scott Brown, and Barbara Boxer, among many others.

Dan Pfeiffer, Pod Save America, Brian Abrams, President Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Democrats, Republicans, politics, history, books, authors — we have it all for you on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the new podcast posted Wednesday, July 25, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARACK OBAMA – BRIAN ABRAMS – JONATHAN CHAIT

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Barack Obama

In his first major speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Barack Obama slammed ‘strongman politics’ — an obvious dig at the current President of the United States Donald Trump — and defended globalization. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we are taking a look at Barack Obama, the man and his presidency when joining me at my table is the author of the hot new book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017, Brian Abrams. And in the second half hour, I am joined by Jonathan Chait, a political columnist for New York magazine here to talk about his book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL. The podcast will be posted July 18, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Obtaining unprecedented access to Obamaworld, interviewing aides and advisers in the administration and on the campaigns as well as several elected members of Congress, both Democrat and Republican, journalist Brian Abrams set out to compile an oral history of Barack Obama’s presidency. The result is his book OBAMA: AN ORAL HISTORY 2009-2017 an immersive chronology of the politics and governing behind a landmark American presidency, manna for those who revere President Obama and even those who do not, certainly an important read for all historically minded. Offering behind-the-scenes stories, this amazing compilation illuminates the inner-workings of an administration through more than one hundred exclusive interviews with senior staffers including Jon Favreau, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett, and David Plouffe; cabinet members such as Leon Panetta, Jack Lew, and Arne Duncan; and key lawmakers: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Lieberman, Scott Brown, and Barbara Boxer, among many others.

barack obamaJonathan Chait is a political columnist for New York magazine. Previously a senior editor at the New Republic he has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He has been featured throughout the media, including appearances on NPR, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, HBO, The Colbert Report, Talk of the Nation, C-Span, Hardball, and on talk radio in every major city in America. Jonathan Chait comes to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about his brand new book AUDACITY, HOW BARACK OBAMA DEFIED HIS CRITICS AND CREATED A LEGACY THAT WILL PREVAIL, in which he makes the argument that most of Obama’s achievements will not only survive a Trump administration, but also the judgment of time, which will proclaim that Obama was among the greatest and most effective presidents in American history.

Barack Obama, POTUS, Obama administration, politics, Donald Trump, authors, books, The Halli Casser-Jayne has it all for you, Wednesday, July 18 the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

TRUMP-PUTIN HELSINKI SUMMIT – PUTIN EXPERT FRANZ SEDELMAYER

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Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit. On July 16th President Donald Trump is scheduled to travel to Helsinki, Finland to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit. The meeting could not be any more controversial in light of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which many think is the reason Donald Trump is president. And certainly fueling the fire is the Mueller probe into whether or not Trump colluded with the Russians to gain power, and then obstructed justice to hide the truth. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show welcomes Franz Sedelmayer, a former friend of the Russian President and the only individual to sue and collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Franz Sedelmayer’s unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN. Sedelmeyer’s insight into Putin offers a rare glimpse into the Russian President.

Trump-Putin Helsinki SummitAt the age of 26, Franz Sedelmayer traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and in a short period of time built an enormously successful police supply and training company. Who was one of young Sedelmayer’s big supporters? The young deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, a former KGB lieutenant colonel. His name? Vladimir Putin. The two young men formed a bond, and at Putin’s request Sedelmayer created and trained the KGB’s first Western-style SWAT team. Then Sedelmayer’s Russian company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin and his ambitious, political, and ruthless onetime friend, Vladimir Putin. Why did Putin sell out his friend? Was Putin paid off? In fact, shortly thereafter Putin landed his first Moscow post. Not to take what happened sitting down, Franz Sedelmayer went into battle to retrieve his assets and won—but Russia refused to pay damages. Undeterred, Sedelmayer persevered, waging a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and its current president, Vladimir Putin, his former friend. His unique story is told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN.

Trump-Putin Helsinki SummitDonald Trump, Vladimir Putin, foreign affairs, politics, Robert Mueller, Helsinki Summit and insight into the two men who will sit for a one on one meeting with author and Putin authority, Franz Sedelmayer on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

 

BRET BAIER – RANDI ZUCKERBERG – HALLI CASSER-JAYNE SHOW

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Bret Baier

Bret Baier and Randi Zuckerberg…boy oh boy does The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast have a show for you  at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Don’t miss it!

Bret Baier needs no introductions. He is the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. He has previously served Fox News as Chief White House Correspondent, and as National Security Correspondent based at the Pentagon. He has reported from seventy-four countries, and has reported from Iraq twelve times and Afghanistan thirteen times. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers THREE DAYS IN JANUARY: DWIGHT EISENHOWER’S FINAL MISSION—a #1 Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller—and SPECIAL HEART: A JOURNEY OF FAITH, HOPE, COURAGE, AND LOVE. He received the National Press Foundation’s 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. His new book THREE DAYS IN MOSCOW: RONALD REAGAN AND THE FALL OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE could not be more timely as tensions between the U.S. and Russia flare up…it’s insightful to revisit the historic role Ronald Reagan contributed to his country – ending the Cold War without the firing of a single shot. The end of the Cold War is perhaps the defining historical moment of the past half century, and it must be understood if we are to make sense of America’s place in the world today. Baier convincingly argues that Reagan’s essential role in ending the Cold War is too little appreciated.

Bret BaierRandi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, is a force to be reckoned with. She is a New York Times bestselling author, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and host of “Dot Complicated” on SiriusXM, inspired by her book of the same name. Randi also served as mentor on Oxygen’s show “Quit Your Day Job,” as well as executive producer of “Dot.” based on Randi’s recent children’s book, which premiered on CBC and Universal Kids Fall 2016. Randi appears regularly on NBC the TODAY show and CNBC, and has also been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, Fox Business, Bloomberg News, and ABC’s World News. She is a Tony Voter and was also a correspondent for the 2016 Tony Awards and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Randi was recently appointed as a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum and is part of the Tech Committee for the American Theatre Wing. Add wife and mom to her resume and you see why her new book PICK 3 is for you but about her, a motivational handbook – both a business how-to and self-help guide  takes on the fallacy of the “well-balanced” life, arguing that the key to success is learning to be well-lopsided. “We simply can’t do it all every day,” she contends, “and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate.” Her solution? Just PICK THREE!

Bret Baier, Randi Zuckerberg, Russia, Putin, Reagan, Trump, politics, self-help, we have it all. for you. Join Halli and her two intriguing guests on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.                

 

 

CNN’S SALLY KOHN THE OPPOSITE OF HATE

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Hate has consumed America, and it’s time we took a good hard look at hate and bigotry and all its ugly incarnations. One of the leading progressive voices in America today, Sally Kohn sits down with Halli on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE: A FIELD GUIDE TO REPAIRING OUR HUMANITY. To fight against bigotry and hatred Kohn asserts, we must first understand its roots. In her new book, she sets out to do just that.

Writer Sally Kohn is a long-time activist, a CNN political commentator and the host of the “State of Resistance” podcast. In researching her powerful book, she spoke with leading scientists and researchers and investigated the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate in its most subtle and obvious forms, from implicit bias and racism to violence and full-blown genocide.

She traveled across the country and worldwide, interviewing fascinating people who have left extraordinary lives of hate behind, including a former neo-Nazi who began to change his life when a cashier at McDonald’s, upon seeing his swastika tattoo, told him, “You’re a better person than that. I know that’s not who you are.” He’s now a Buddhist. And she spoke with a former Palestinian terrorist who, after a prison sentence and even after his daughter was killed by the Israeli military, now works with Israelis to forge understanding and peace. And with survivors of the Rwandan genocide, including an unbelievable story of a man who fell in love with and married the daughter of the man who had slaughtered his entire family. She even spoke with some of her most vicious Twitter trolls, some of whom expressed regret or opened up about their personal hardships and demonstrated their own humanity to Kohn.

hateThe stories abound and are fascinating as well as enlightening.

Hate, bigotry, can this world be saved? Author Sally Kohn talks her new book THE OPPOSITE OF HATE, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

JENNIFER PALMIERI, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR HRC CAMPAIGN

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Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri is one of the most accomplished political and communications strategists in America today, and maybe one of the most powerful woman in politics. Jennifer joins me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com to talk about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Election 2016, her astonishingly honest new book MADAM PRESIDENT and more.

A little background…Jennifer served as head of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and White House communications director under President Barack Obama. She was also White House deputy press secretary for President Bill Clinton and national press secretary for the Democratic Party. She is currently President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and has been a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and other national print outlets, and is a frequent guest commentator on MSNBC news shows.

Jennifer PalmieriIn her new book MADAME PRESIDENT, a profound and deeply honest memoir of the 2016 Presidential election, Palmieri uses her hard-earned experiences won in a stellar career to pen an empowering letter to the first woman president and, by extension, all women seeking positions of power. She aims to forge a new model of leadership that fully embraces their feminine qualities and demonstrates that women can best serve by being themselves.

Jennifer Palmieri talks Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, women in leadership roles and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA? CASS SUNSTEIN STEVE PHILLIPS

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Authoritarianism. Can it happen here? A new American majority? Is brown the new white? These questions and more answered on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Harvard professor and founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, Cass Sunstein, author of AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA, CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? and national political leader, civil rights lawyer, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and the founder of Democracy in Color, Steve Phillips, the author of BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE, HOW THE DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION HAS CREATED A NEW AMERICAN MAJORITY.

A columnist for Bloomberg View, a frequent witness before Congress, and an informal adviser to many public officials in national, state, and local governments, Cass Sunstein has served as Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, as a member of the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, and as an Attorney-Adviser in the U.S. Department of Justice. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers THE WORLD ACCORDING TO STAR WARS and NUDGE.  Mr. Sunstein’s new book CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? AUTHORITARIANISM IN AMERICA is a compendium of essays by our country’s leading legal and political minds that include Samantha Power, Bruce Ackerman, Duncan J. Watts and others that explores such questions as How do democracies crumble? How does propaganda work? What is the role of our various national institutions in the modern political landscape? Under Trump is America on the brink of falling under authoritarian rule?

authoritarianismSteve Phillips was the man named one of “America’s Top 50 Influencers” by Campaigns & Elections. He is a co-founder of PowerPAC.org, a social justice organization that conducted the largest independent voter mobilization efforts backing Barack Obama, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. In 2014, he co-authored the first-ever audit of Democratic Party spending. He has appeared on multiple national radio and television networks and is a regular contributor to The Nation and the New York Times. In his New York Times bestseller BROWN IS THE NEW WHITE, HOW THE DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION HAS CREATED A NEW AMERICAN MAJORITY, Phillips has sparked a national discussion of race and electoral politics, and the misdirected spending priorities of the Democratic Party, Phillip’s addressing the aftermath of the 2016 election, attacking the “myth of the white swing voter” head-on.

Authoritarianism, demographics, Donald Trump, electoral politics, identity politics, race, Republican, Democrat, Samantha Power, progressive, conservative, Latinos, African Americans, it’s two amazing interviews on TALKish The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

VLADIMIR PUTIN & THE HOTTEST AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin, Thomas Jefferson, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump, which is the Hottest Head of State? It’s politics unusal on TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, when joining Halli at her table is the only man to wage a battle with Russian President Vladimir Putin and win, and the author of WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN, Franz Sedelmeyer, and the co-author of a very funny book on American Presidents HOTTEST HEADS OF STATE, Kate Dobson.

At the age of 26, Franz Sedelmayer traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia and in a short period of time built an enormously successful police supply and training company. Who was one of young Sedelmayer’s big supporters? The young deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, a former KGB lieutenant colonel. His name? Vladimir Putin. The two young men formed a bond, and at Putin’s request Sedelmayer created and trained the KGB’s first Western-style SWAT team. Then, Sedelmayer’s Russian company was expropriated by President Boris Yeltsin and his ambitious, political, and ruthless onetime friend, Vladimir Putin. Why did Putin sell out his friend? Was Putin paid off? In fact, shortly thereafter Putin landed his first Moscow post. Not to take what happened sitting down, Franz Sedelmey went into battle to retrieve his assets and and won—but Russia refused to pay damages. Undeterred, he persevered, waging a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and its current president, Vladimir Putin, his former friend.His unique story told in his book WELCOME TO PUTINGRAD, THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE ONLY MAN TO COLLECT MONEY FROM VLADIMIR PUTIN.

Vladimir PutinWith HOTTEST HEADS OF STATE VOLUME ONE: THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTS,  husband and wife team J.D. and Kate Dobson ask the tough questions that previous presidential biographers and American historians have been afraid to tackle: What are some pickup lines used by former occupants of the Oval Office? How can you style your hair like Martin Van Buren? And which president had the best beard? Smart, cheeky, and above all an entertaining journey through American political history as seen through the smoldering and beguiling eyes of our presidents. J.D.—a 2004 graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, former congressional aide, lobbyist, and crisis communications consultant—and Kate—a Brown University alumna and former Washington Post comics editor—deliver this trip through our 45 presidents in the style of a teen magazine, complete with quizzes, lists, lots of photos, and no block of text longer than a full page. If you think politics has lost its sense of humor, the Dobsons have restored it.

Vladimir Putin, politics, humor presidents of the United States, books, authors, who could ask for more. Tune into TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday at 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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