Posts Tagged ‘politics’

REVENGE OF THE TURD TRUMP

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Revenge of the Turd Trump is the headline of the week following the acquittal of Donald John Trump in last week’s impeachment hearing and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

REVENGE OF THE TURD TRUMP

Revenge of the Turd Trump is putting it mildly. Hot off his fake trial and not so “perfect” acquittal, Trump wasted no time plotting his revenge to all those he perceives as his enemies, particularly those who answered their subpoenas and testified against Trump in the impeachment hearing, decorated war hero Lt. Col. Vindman and Trump donor now the former Ambassador Gordon Sondland. And that’s just where we begin. The Democrats had their first primary and we take a look at what that means for the candidates going forward. And how about Trump’s interfering in the sentencing of his old pal Roger Stone? Did Attorney General William Barr intervene on the president’s behalf to lighten the sentence of the man who may be the person who holds the most secrets on Trump? The term “Banana Republic” has been tossed around a lot. Are we already there?

Revenge of the Turd Trump, the New Hampshire primary, is Bernie Sanders the left’s Donald Trump? Can Amy Klobuchar capitalize on her newly-found popularity? Is Joe Biden toast? Elizabeth Warren? And will Mike Bloomfield ride in on his limousine and save the Democrat’s day? Those stories and more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

NOT THE “PERFECT” ACQUITTAL…

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Not the “PERFECT” Acquittal, the State of the Union, the Iowa Debacle, the Coronavirus, and just when you thought there were no heroes among us along comes a few, Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to name two. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with one of our favorite conservatives, Peter Wehner, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, and a voice of great magnitude, one of the most moral men we know. And that’s just where we begin. Stay-tuned for our second half-hour and our weekly political analysis, when Halli’s partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper joins the conversation.

In these fractious times, The Trump Era, what does the word politics mean to you? Does it conjure an image that is nasty, brutish, and depressing? In his book THE DEATH OF POLITICS: HOW TO HEAL OUR FRACTURED REPUBLIC AFTER TRUMP, the outspoken conservative and Christian critic of the Trump presidency, New York Times contributing opinion writer and White House veteran, Peter Wehner pushes back against what people have come to think about politics, and argues that while Americans have come to loathe politics, that loathing comes with disastrous results. Ethics and morality do count, impeachment always has risks — every generation has to prove itself worthy of self-government.

Not The "Perfect"Acquittal

It has been a week in politics that will be remembered for the ages. Donald John Trump was acquitted but not exonerated in his impeachment trial, the first POTUS to have one of his own party, Senator Mitt Romney, to vote for his conviction. But before that America was offered a State of the Union that had the makings of a 1960 TV variety show, replete with staged heart-wrenching moments and a Rush Limbaugh political stunt. But it was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who stole the show. Did we mention the Iowa Caucuses? And that’s just where we begin.

Not the “PERFECT” Acquittal, the State of the Union, the Iowa Debacle, the Coronavirus, and a lot of ethical and moral conversation brought to us by a truly moral man, Peter Wehner this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

PALACE INTRIGUE: LONDON TO D.C.

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Palace intrigue: from London to D.C. highlight this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is her partner in politics former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper and royal expert and author Diane Clehane. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps, and, your Alexa device too.

Palace intrigue in Washington includes the beginning of the Senate Hearings on the two articles of impeachment brought on Donald John Trump by the House of Representatives. It was pomp and circumstance as the articles were presented to the Senate, but that was only the start of Washington’s drama. An interview by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow of Trump crony Lev Parnas that blew the lid off of Trump’s impeachment defense was not only intriguing, but what some might call a bomb that went off in D.C.’s halls of power. And that’s where Halli and Matt begin. Then it’s a conversation with British royal expert Diane Clehane, author of IMAGINING DIANA. If you’re a royal watcher, Clehane is the royal chronicler you want to hear. Don’t miss this segment.

Palace Intrigue: From London to D.C. this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with journalist Matthew Cooper and a leading authority on royalty, Diane Clehane, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

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!

TO IMPEACH OR NOT TO CONVICT, THE QUESTION

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To impeach or not to convict that is the question. And are there any noble minds left in the Republican Party? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, where the two political pundits slice and dice all things politics and some days, Donald Trump. To keep the Shakespeare metaphor going: To err is human, for the president of the United States to commit bribery, extortion and obstruction of justice – treason, high crimes and misdemeanors – and get away with it in normal times would be unforgiveable. But there is nothing normal about these times. Weeks of hearings, hours of testimony, exactly where are we on the impeachment train? To find out, tune into the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and also available on all your favorite apps.

To impeach or not

All the world’s a stage, and those who testified in House Intelligence Committee and Chair Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) impeachment hearings certainly were some interesting players. From the somewhat naive Russian immigrant, turned Purple Heart recipient, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the director of European affairs for the National Security Council to the everybody loves a kidder who has a million dollars to buy himself an Ambassadorship, and a fifty grand watch to flaunt, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, to the steely Dr. Fiona Hill, former Russia expert for the National Security Council with the polite English accent and a glance that could cut big mouth Rep. Jim Jordan in two, it was quite the play to watch in Washingto, D.C. But that’s not all, On another stage in Georgia the Democrats held yet another debate. And in the Middle East theater, the longest standing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, was indicted on counts of bribery, fraud, and Breach of Trust. Netanyahu called it a “coup.” One wonders where he got that word. Duh.

To impeach or not to convict that is the question. And are there any noble minds left in the Republican Party? the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast 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!

IMPEACHMENT TRAIN RUNS THROUGH UKRAINE…

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Doris Kearns Goodwin, I have a question for you. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? As the impeachment train wends its way down the tracks these questions and more seem uniquely relevant. And it is the reason why I invited historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author of LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES to discuss Donald Trump, leadership, and so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. And, as we do every week, my partner in politics former White House corespondent, Matthew Cooper and I will slice and dice all things politics.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

In her #1 New York Times bestseller, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, now out in paperback, Doris Kearns Goodwin combines her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. She writes that no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. And then there was Donald Trump. Are leadership and moral purpose a thing of the past? My good friend and Pulitzer Prize winning author and baseball aficionado, Doris Kearns Goodwin joins me on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Do tune in!

Doris Kearns Goodwin

And as always, my partner in politics, Matthew Cooper and I slice and dice all things politics, this week our focus on impeachment, and a whole lot more.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, Donald Trump, impeachment, political news, Lindsey Graham, Ukraine, quid pro quo…we tackle it all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

IMPEACHMENT TRAIN ROLLS ALONG

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Impeachment train rolls along. Yep, the train is rollin’ down the impeachment tracks, the Democrats conducting an effective campaign against President Donald Trump, while Trump appears to flounder in response more than anytime in his presidency. It’s a whole new political world this week. Will Trump be tossed from office, don the orange jumpsuit, take up residency in the old pokey? Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for our weekly commentary on the state of American politics and in our second half-hour, how’s this: A look inside the business of punishment with the author of AMERICAN PRISON, Shane Bauer. Perhaps Donald Trump ought to tune into this show!

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Impeachment train rolls along, and a fast moving train it is. As the train winds around the track, there are many stops along the way and quite a cast of characters: Rudy Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Barr and the big man himself, Donald Trump, already off the rails only a couple of weeks in. My partner in politics, former White House correspondent and I slice and dice it all for you. Find your seat.

Impeachment

In our second half hour, I talk with the author of AMERICAN PRISON, A REPORTER’S UNDERCOVER JOURNEY INTO THE BUSINESS OF PUNISHMENT. In 2009, journalist Shane Bauer and two other young Americans went hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and unknowingly crossed into Iran. They were captured, and Bauer was held for over two grueling years in Iran’s Evin prison. In 2014, Shane Bauer went undercover as an entry-level guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. His story is simply jaw-dropping. Don’t miss this interview!

As the impeachment train rolls along, travels down the track, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistle-blower, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride, and our look inside America’s prison system on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper and New York Times bestselling author of one of the 10 best books of 2018, one of Barack Obama’s favorites, AMERICAN PRISON. You can listen to the podcast on all your favorite apps and always at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

BARRELING TOWARD IMPEACHMENT

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Are we barreling toward impeachment? It’s a whole new political world this week when we learned that the President of the United States admitted to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden, his potential rival in Election 2020 and Biden’s son, by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal. Top that with the revelation that a whistleblower had filed a complaint against the President Donald Trump. And then top that with the fact that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a seemingly reluctant warrior has announced there will be an official Impeachment Inquiry into Donald Trump. Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for an in-depth conversation.

Barreling Toward Impeachment

Roll at the barrel, yes we are on the impeachment roll and where all of this lands nobody quite knows. We are barreling toward impeachment. Here’s some of what we know: We do know that according to the whistleblower, the White House tried to “lock down” records of the Trump Ukraine call, the transcripts released to the public incriminating, to say the least. It appears that the President of the United States Trump used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in Election 2020 and that Trump’s new fixer and private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, met an adviser to the Ukraine president in August and that the Acting DNI Chief Joseph Maguire, a Trump appointee, appeared to play games with the release of the whistleblower’s statement.

As the barrel rolls, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistleblower, the Acting DNI Chief Maguire, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, Vice President Mike Pence and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and roll out the barrel, we’re in for a barrel of fun on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper!  

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