Posts Tagged ‘politics’

THE ELEGANT SPY, THE MOURNER-IN-CHIEF

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The elegant spy, the Mourner-in-Chief. That’s what we explore on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice the political news of the week. And in our second half-hour Halli talks with international bestselling author, Larry Loftis, about his new book, a look at the true story of the life of World War II American Spy, Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones as told in his lively THE PRINCESS SPY, his new book getting rave reviews. 

THE ELEGANT SPY, THE MOURNER-IN-CHIEF

Over five hundred thousand Americans are dead from Covid-19. Hearts are broken. We grieve as a nation, led by our Mourner-in-Chief   President Joe Biden. Is Biden the Twenty-first century’s FDR? From there it’s to the Texas debacle. We have a few choice words to say about Senator Ted Cruz and what we learned from the Texas mess. Has Republican’s love of deregulation come home to roost? It surely gave Beto O’Rourke a second wind. What becomes the GOP? There’s much to explore there. Will hearings on the January 6th Insurrection go anywhere? The fate of Biden’s cabinet, Joe Manchin, Biden’s stimulus package. And oh, you don’t want to miss Halli and Matt’s predictions on whether or not ‘you know who’ will ever spend a night in the pokey.

THE ELEGANT SPY, THE MOURNER-IN-CHIEF

On the first page of this real-life espionage thriller, author Larry Loftis writes: “In most cases, a spy cannot survive without being a consummate liar.” For that reason, when a friend spoke admiringly of the works of Aline Griffith —a glamorous American who had been a spy in Spain during World War II and, decades later, wrote a series of memoirs about her exploits—Mr. Loftis decided to find out just how truthful her spy stories might be. Intrigued, Loftis went to work painstakingly seeking out the truth. What followed is an extraordinary account of the life of Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones as told in Loftis’s lively new book THE PRINCESS SPY.

President Biden, World War II, spies, espionage, romance, Covid-19, the fate of the Republican Party, Tiger Woods, Biden’s cabinet, Senator Joe Manchin the Democrat everyone loves to hate and so much more, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics and prose!

Biden: No Drama! No Screwups! (So Far)

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President Biden. Are you getting used to our having a new Commander-in-Chief and an administration that prides itself on no drama! Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast and the new normal, where we begin this week when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum Matthew Cooper dissect the political news of the week, and the shenanigans of our lawmakers, too.

This week we take a look at Impeachment 2.0. Who were the winners, who were the losers? Trump was acquitted but more Senators voted him guilty then in any previous impeachment trial. We move on to Covid-19. Halli had her first vaccination. You’ll want to hear her experience. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vs. California Governor Gavin Newsom. Two different styles, but some say they got their states to the same outcomes. Floridian Halli offers a different opinion. Then it’s onto the Middle East. What’s up with President Biden taking so long to phone in to our ally Prime Minister Netanyahu? Is there a more impressive Congressman than Rep. Jamie Raskin? Good riddance to Rush Limbaugh as we say RIP. And what becomes of “the former guy,” as President Biden calls you know who.

President Biden, Rush Limbaugh dead at 70, impeachment, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Covid-19. Tucker Carlson and Fox News. We’re just getting started. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

CITIZEN’S UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FAIL

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Citizen’s United We Stand, Divided We Fail. On this week’s episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show it’s a beautiful day in Joe Biden’s neighborhood, the United States now officially under new management, gone is ‘you know who,’ and we begin our four year stroll alongside President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast, it’s nice to have you here. As we do every week, newsman Matthew Cooper joins Halli for their weekly political review in which Matt and Halli slice and dice all things politics. And what a week it has been. Despite the scourge of the Covid19 pandemic, Washington, D.C. in shock after Trump’s followers, at his incitement, stormed the Capitol, a city under military might, former Vice-President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. And we have a new Vice-President, too, her name, Kamala Harris.The future for America is promising, right? Well, maybe not. After the other scourge that was the presidency of Donald Trump was officially brought to a close, the Republicans appear none the less chastened. Candidate Biden promised to unite the country, Republicans, despite the fact that their leader was impeached a second time for his role in the assault on the American Capitol and run out of town in shame, appear to want to continue to sow division, seemingly willing to do anything to stop President Biden’s efforts at unification, enacting his agenda, taking control of the Covid19 Pandemic, bringing the country back to fiscal order. And what of the second trial of the former president? There’s a lot to dissect. Here we go.

Covid19, impeachment, President Biden, Vice-President Harris, what will be the fate of seditionists Senator Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz,  Trump’s militia storming the Capitol, the future of the filibuster, which Republican will be the first to put country before party — all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

FRANK FIGLIUZZI – A COUP BY ANY OTHER NAME

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast, it’s nice to have you here. On this week’s episode Halli visits with the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence and national security analyst for NBC News, Frank Figliuzzi the author of the brand new book THE FBI WAY. And in our second half-hour, Halli an her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper ponder the end of Donald Trump’s reign and so much more.

 Frank Figliuzzi A Coup By Any Other Name

As the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, a national security analyst for NBC News and a popular guest on MSNBC cable shows, served as special agent with the FBI for twenty-five years, rising to become assistant director charged with leading the Bureau’s famed Counterintelligence Division. Figliuzzi held senior FBI leadership positions in major American cities, and was appointed the FBI’s chief inspector to oversee sensitive internal inquiries by then Director Mueller. Now, drawing on his distinguished career, Figliuzzi reveals how the Bureau achieves its extraordinary track record of excellence in his new book THE FBI WAY: INSIDE THE BUREAU’S CODE OF EXCELLENCE an eye-opening and sometimes brutally frank expose, Figliuzzi unafraid to identify fellow agents who erred—including James Comey and Peter Strzok, and is even more frank in his assessment of the closing days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

FRANK FIGLIUZZI A COUP BY ANY OTHER NAME

It is January 2021, it’s our first show of the new year, and it’s soon to be a new day in America. Right? In exactly 4 days, 11 hours, twenty-nine minutes and 20 seconds Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and we will have a new Vice-President, her name, Kamala Harris.The future for America is promising, right? That question pondered and other questions answered when Halli and Matthew Cooper begin this week’s broadcast of The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast

A look at the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Trump’s coup, Covid-19, Melania Trump, Trump’s second impeachment, the seditionists storming the Capitol, all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

BANANA REPUBLICANS OF AMERICA

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast and to the Banana Republicans of America. On this week’s episode Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper ponder Donald Trump’s refusal to concede his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden, and all his little Republican lemmings, too. But there’s more.

BANANA REPUBLICANS OF AMERICA

On November 3, 2020, America spoke and spoke loudly and clearly, much to Donald Trump’s dismay and denial. Former Vice-President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. won the American presidency with over fifty percent of the vote, beating out the incumbent president, a rare event in American history. But Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge his defeat, acting more like Gone With the Wind’s Aunt Pittypat, hysterical, hold up in the White House like an 19th century woman having the vapors, refusing a peaceful transition of power, a first in American history. Has the United States of America officially become a Banana Republican? And then there is the Covid-19 Pandemic that is ravaging the U.S.. It seems unfathomable that over 250,000 Americans are dead, and not a word from President Donald ‘Aunt Pittypat’ Trump, indulging in his own personal pity party.  

The Banana Republicans of America, the Covid19 Pandemic, was Senator Lindsey Graham trying to fix the election for Trump? The fate of the U.S. Senate remains up in the air. Will the Republican Party come to their senses? Will Trump? And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

CHARACTER COUNTS ELECTION 2020 RECAP

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast. On this week’s episode Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper discuss Joe Biden’s victory over one-term President Donald Trump, ponder the lessons learned, and gaze through their looking glasses to discern what comes next in the fight for democracy. 

CHARACTER COUNTS: ELECTION2020 RECAP

On November 3, 2020, America spoke and spoke loudly and clearly, much to Donald Trump’s dismay and denial. Trump’s character was on the ballot and America’s, too. It was not a close decision. Former Vice-President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. won with over fifty percent of the vote, beating out the incumbent president, a rare thing in American history. More history was made when Senator Kamala Harris became America’s first bi-racial, female vice-president. And that’s just where we begin. So many questions. So little time. Will Nancy Pelosi remain Madame Speaker after the Democrats lost so many House seats? Will AOC and the Squad make life difficult for President Biden, pushing for their left-wing agenda? The Senate is still up for grabs. We talk about the two Georgia Senate races that could make or break Biden’s presidency before it even gets started. And then there is the Covid-19 pandemic that is ravaging the U.S. as we speak.  

A recap of Election2020, the fate of the U.S. Senate, the end of Donald J. Trump’s hold on America. Who from the Republican Party takes control? Florida, Covid-19, those pesky things called polls. Is Senator Susan Collins the most  powerful Republican? And that’s just where we begin on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

WAKE ME WHEN IT’S OVER

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast. This week: When the stakes couldn’t be any higher, as Election day 2020 draws near, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, assess the state of the race in what seems like the longest presidential race in American history, sigh.

WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER

There are a lot of questions that need answering this week. Can we believe the polls showing that Joe Biden is ahead? How much effect will the rising cases of Covid-19 nationwide have on the outcome of the race? How far is Donald Trump willing to go to retain his presidency? Is Vice President Mike Pence willing to kill Americans to win re-election? What happens if the election is thrown to the Republican packed Supreme Court? Will Senator Bernie Sanders be able to contain the progressive wing of the Democratic Party through election day? Can Democrats flip the Senate? What about red states blue? These questions and answers, and even more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

Wake me when it’s over. Election2020, the fate of the U.S. Senate, Amy Coney Barrett, Covid-19, mail-in voting, the Latino vote, Kamala Harris who? Florida, Florida, Florida and that’s just where we begin. Join us on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk politics!

MR. BIDEN’S NEIGHBORHOOD

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Fred Rogers, with apologies, it was a beautiful night in the neighborhood for Joe Biden, according to critics who compared the Democratic presidential candidate’s town hall on ABC News to a Mister Rogers episode. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper where we take a look at the state of the presidential race 17 days out, the dueling debates hosted by ABC and NBC, the Amy ‘Phoney’ Barrett hearings and so much more. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

MR. BIDEN'S NEIGHBORHOOD

Move over, Fred Rogers, there is a new gentle giant in America and his name is Joe Biden. Following the ABC-NBC dueling debates, radical right-wing operative, Trump adviser Mercedes Schlapp, who thought she was insulting Biden when she tweeted “ABC Politics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood,” was herself schlapped down for thinking it was an insult to compare Biden to Fred Rogers the late children’s TV host revered as a patient, inclusive and kind person. Is that what Trump has wrought? Mr. Rogers is now the bad guy? From there we tackle the hearings for SCOTUS nominee, Amy Comey Barrett, the nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases, the Senate races and the big Democratic money hauls, Rudy Giuliani, Russia, Chris Christie’s mea culpa, Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper.

Mr. Biden’s Neighborhood, Election2020, the fate of the U.S. Senate, Amy Comey Barrett, Covid-19, mail-in voting, join us on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk politics!

“WILL YOU SHUT UP, MAN?” (DEBATE RECAP SPECIAL)

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“Will you shut up, man?” The words flew out of the mouth of septuagenarian Joe Biden in the first debate between the presidential hopeful, former Vice President Joe Biden, aimed at the no, he wouldn’t shut up rage-filled current occupant of the White House and Donald Trump, when Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, the debate moderator couldn’t contain the out of control POTUS. That’s where we begin on this recap of the first debate of Election 2020. And we tackle a whole lot more, too, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper.

"Will You Shut Up, Man?" Debate recap & More...

As we do every week, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop conversation. And what a week it has been. Imagine a former Vice-President of the United States forced to ask the current President of the United States to “shut-up, man.” It went downhill from there, hitting a new low even for Donald Trump, when he refused to denounce white supremacy and instead told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” But that’s just where we begin. Is Amy Coney Barrett a member of a religious cult? What was Governor Ron DeSantis thinking when he re-opened the state of Florida on the day when Florida had the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the country? And what of former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale’s arrest and hospitalization after a suicide threat? Show me the money comes to mind. Do not miss this episode!

“Will you shut up, man?” Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Proud Boys, White Supremacists, Covid-19, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS, Florida, Election2020, Lindsey Graham, Brad Parscale–it’s a wild ride this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps — and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk politics!

GOODBYE DEMENTIA, HELLO JOE BIDEN – ELLIS COSE

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Goodbye Dementia, Hello Joe Biden

Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with the revelation, much to the dismay of Republicans, that no, Joe Biden does not suffer from dementia and end with a conversation with bestselling author and critically acclaimed journalist, Ellis Cose, who wades into the debate to reveal how despite Facebook and Twitter, our Constitutional right to free speech has been co-opted by the wealthy and politically corrupt, the subject of his new book THE SHORT LIFE & CURIOUS DEATH OF FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA. It’s quite a journey in-between. Stay tuned.

ELLIS COSE

As we do every week, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop conversation. And what a week it has been. As Election 2020 dances  into full-swing, both Donald Trump and Joe Biden participated in town halls. Halli has much to say on the subject beginning with “Will the real Donald Trump please stand-up?” What does Matt have to say on the subject? From there it’s on to Covid-19 and the 200,000 dead American souls. Sigh. It didn’t have to be this way, as Vice President Pence’s former lead coronavirus task force aide, Republican Olivia Troye reveals when she slams Trump and endorses Biden in her new video. Another woman comes forth and accuses Trump of sexual assault. Why does no one seem to care? And then it’s time for Halli’s interview with Ellis Cose. The widely respected Cose offers an eye-opening wholly original examination of the state of free speech in America today. It’s not boring subject, promise. Nor is it a pretty picture. Never one to pull punches, Cose doesn’t.  

Bob Woodward, Election2020, Joe Biden and dementia, Donald Trump, stimulus package, Florida, Israel, UAE, Bahrain, Bibi Netanyahu, vaccines, the CDC, Attorney General Bill Barr, Lindsey Graham…you don’t want to miss this episode. Join Halli and Matt this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk politics!

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