Posts Tagged ‘Republican Party’

TRUMP, SCOTUS, GINGRICH, COVID19: TROUBLING TIMES

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Supreme Court of the United States speaks and, no, Donald Trump, you are not above the law. But when will the American people see your tax returns? Before Donald Trump there was Newt Gingrich who tied American politics to a rock and threw it down a well. And while the Republican Party burns, the fever of Covid-19 ravages large swaths of the country. Should our nation’s children return to school? And we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is Julian Zelizer, author of the critically acclaimed BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE the story of the fall of Speaker Gingrich and the rise of the new Republican Party.

But we begin with Halli and Matt’s weekly take on all things politics when Halli and Matt slice and dice the news, and Donald Trump, too. Covid-19 is surging all across America and Donald Trump acts like coronavirus who, ignoring reality as he likes to do when reality is getting in the way of his reelection. Like the Covid-19 news, Trump’s polls are devastating. So was the Supreme Court’s decision to reject Trump’s assertion that he enjoys absolute immunity while in office, allowing a New York prosecutor to pursue a subpoena of the president’s private and business financial records. And to top it all off, Trump’s niece Mary Trump is out with a withering biography of her infamous uncle. Oh, we do have fun this week. Tune in.

TROUBLING TIMES

In our second half-hour Halli sits down with author and historian Julian E. Zelizer to talk about his important new book, BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE, NEWT GINGRICH, THE FALL OF A SPEAKER, AND THE RISE OF THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY. If ever there was a time in America’s biography to understand how we got from there to here, it is now. In his book, Zelizer pinpoints the moment when our country was set on a path toward an era of bitterly partisan and ruthless politics, an era that was ignited by GOP upstart Newt Gingrich and his allies, Gingrich, perhaps more than any other politician, introducing the rhetoric and tactics that have shaped Congress and the Republican Party for the last three decades.

SCOTUS decision, Covid-19, Election 2020, Newt Gingrich, history, Mary Trump’s biography of Donald Trump, politics, Attorney General Barr, Florida, Florida, Florida — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

KATE ANDERSEN BROWER -THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB

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The President’s Club in the age of Trump, Melania Trump, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020 are just some of the topics we explore this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is NY Times bestselling author, out with a new book TEAM OF FIVE, Kate Andersen Brower and former White House correspondent, and Time and Newsweek veteran, Matthew Cooper. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Kate Andersen Brower

We begin with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show’s old friend, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, THE RESIDENCE, Kate Anderson Brower, back to talk about her new, juicy presidential tell-all, her latest book TEAM OF FIVE, THE PRESIDENT’S CLUB IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Kate Andersen Brower has become a brand, the writer you want to read when you’re looking for the human interest side and the fun background tidbits we all love and rarely get — the in-depth personal stories of those who inhabit our political world. Kate, a CNN contributor, spent four years covering the Obama White House for Bloomberg News and is a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, the Washington Post, and more. In TEAM OF FIVE she explores the  the most exclusive fraternity in the world made up of the formers, the five — Jimmy Carter, the late George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama— who most recently served as president, as well as at the man who has upended all things presidential, the current Oval Office norm-breaking occupant, Donald Trump, and a look at Melania Trump, too.

Kate Andersen Brower

In our second half-hour, Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper do as they do every week, catch you up on the latest news in politics, slicing and dicing it all, and sometimes, Donald Trump, too.

The President’s Club in the age of Trump with Kate Andersen Brower, Melania Trump, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Mike Flynn, sex, history, politics, police brutality, racism, the death of George Floyd — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

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.

MERRY IMPEACHMENT, HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Merry Impeachment, Happy Holidays or is it Happy Impeachment, Merry Holidays? Whichever, history has been made December 18, 2019, when President of the United States, Donald John Trump became only the third president in United States history to be impeached. Trump lied, fought, abused his power and obstructed Congress, but he didn’t stop his impeachment, or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, perhaps the first women to hold Trump accountable in his long and storied career with women. What’s next? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper where two old friends and political pundits slice and dice all things politics and Donald Trump, too. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and also available on all your favorite apps.

Happy Holidays

Merry Impeachment and Happy Holidays. Where do we go from here? Speaker Pelosi refused to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate until the Senate agrees to a fair trial. Trump is furious, as are his sidekicks in obstruction of Congress and abusers of power, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Miss Lindsey Graham — well, maybe not as furious as Donald Trump. And that’s where Halli and Matt begin this week’s podcast. But that is not all. There is a Democratic Party debate to talk about — how’s that race for the nomination going, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg? And what of the passage of the new NAFTA, USMCA? And President Trump has two holiday gifts for his MAGAs, Ho! Ho! Ho! We’ll talk about that, too.

Merry Impeachment and Happy Holidays. What comes next? Are there any noble souls left in the Republican Party? Ho! Ho! Ho! Tune in 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.

DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE…

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Democrats are screwed and the president of the United States, according to former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate, Joe Biden, has “fanned the flames of white supremacy.” And that’s where we begin on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this week when joining me at my table is Princeton University professor and author of ENTRENCHMENT, Paul Starr, and my partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE...

Once again gun violence has stuck America. A white nationalist terror attack in El Paso, Texas and a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, bringing into focus yet again the epidemic of gun violence in America and putting the country’s attention on the President’s racism squarely in the cross-hairs. Who are we as a people? Is the blame only the Republicans or do the Democrats share some of the responsibility for the lack of enactment of commonsense gun legislation? What do we do about the NRA? What do we do about a president who fans the flame of white supremacy? Matt and I have a lot to say on this one, and the state of the Democratic Party’s presidential race. Who is Halli’s favorite candidate? You might be surprised!

DEMOCRATS ARE SCREWED BECAUSE...

In the May 2019 issue of the “The Atlantic,”Princeton University Professor Paul Starr asked: “Is Trumpism a temporary aberration or a long-term phenomenon? Put another way: Will the changes brought about by Donald Trump and today’s Republican party fade away, or will they become entrenched?” He explains ‘entrenchment’ in his new book ENTRENCHMENT, WEALTH, POWER, AND THE CONSTITUTION OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES, and to us all on this week’s show. Be worried, the Democrats are screwed — forever? Stay-tuned for Starr’s predictions for the future of America.

Democrats are screwed. Is Trump responsible for the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio? Is entrenchment killing American democracy? Is there a Democrat who can save the Republic? Can Trump be defeated? Can the NRA? We tackle it all on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps.

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.

PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCING, CLIMATE CHANGE, IMPEACHMENT…

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PAUL MANAFORT SENTENCE

Paul Manafort sentencing, dangling pardons, Nancy Pelosi puts the kibosh on impeachment talk, anti-Semitism and the Democratic Party, Donald Trump signing Bibles and GRAND CANYON FOR SALE: PUBLIC LANDS VERSUS PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE author Stephen Nash and we’re just beginning. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and our weekly political review with Halli and veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

As always, Halli and Matt slice and dice the week’s political news. There’s a lot of news and a lot of questions. Seventy-percent of Americans believe in climate change, but not Donald Trump.Why? Donald Trump’s poll numbers are tanking in Florida. Why? Can the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, become the next president of the United States? Why is Ann Coulter crying the blues?

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In our second half-hour, Halli speaks with the author of GRAND CANYON FOR SALE, PUBLIC LANDS VERSUS PRIVATE INTERESTS IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Stephen Nash. February 26, 2019 marked the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park by President Woodrow Wilson and an eager-and-willing U.S. Congress. Never has the future of the Grand Canyon National Park been in such peril thanks to decades of twisted incentives, rotten politics, and feckless regulators endangering some 28 percent of the national soil. Topped off with climate change and President Trump, “we’re on the precipice, both politically and biologically,” Nash asserts, and that’s just part of the problem.

Paul Manafort sentencing, the Democratic Party takes a trip to Milwaukee, Trump and Boeing, Trump’s Emergency Declaration, the Roger Stone saga…these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper talk politics and Halli talks Climate Change and our National Park land on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, CREATE A CRISIS EDITION

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When All Else Fails

When all else fails, create a crisis might be the the definition of Donald Trump’s presidency. In this the When All Else Fails, Create a Crisis Edition of the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Halli, along with Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper address the Trump Government Shutdown, the Buzzfeed Story, Rudy Giuliani, the Mueller investigation and so much more and that’s just the first half-hour of the show. Also joining Halli at her table is  former CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider the author of STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE. 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 Trump’s government shutdown, now the longest in history, explore the Buzzfeed story about Trump possibly suborning perjury, take a look at all the Democratic women who have announced their run for the presidency, and to throw in a little humor, we bring Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani into the conversation. And that’s just where we begin.

When All Else Fails

In the second half-hour, Halli is joined by veteran CNN political Analyst, Bill Schneider whose book STANDOFF: HOW AMERICA BECAME UNGOVERNABLE takes a look at how in the last fifty years, American politics has gone from Camelot to Game of Thrones. It’s not a pretty picture, and Schneider pulls no punches. From Schneider’s perspective of covering American politics since 1964 we get a bird’s eye view of what went wrong — and right — and even some ideas on how the American people can be the arbiters of change, if their politicians won’t be. Hint: When all else fails, create a crisis.

When all else fails, create a crisis, the Buzzfeed Report, the Mueller Investigation, the Trump Shutdown, Rudy Giuliani, Trump MAGA hats, Democratic Party women running for president, these stories and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper, and former CNN Senior Political Analyst and author of STANDOFF, Bill Schneider talk politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

TED CRUZ SENIOR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR DR. VICTORIA COATES & NEWSWEEK’S MATTHEW COOPER

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Politics, art, history, and the state of the 2016 presidential campaign are the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 13, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are cultural historian, Dr. Victoria Coates, senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign and the author of DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART, and Newsweek magazine’s political editor, Matthew Cooper.

Victoria Coates BookDr. Victoria Coates received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as a consulting curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art and as Director of Research in the Office of Donald Rumsfeld. Currently, she is a senior staff member for national security for the United States Senate and the senior advisor for foreign policy on Senator Cruz’ 2016 presidential campaign. She is the author of a new book DAVID’S SLING: A HISTORY OF DEMOCRACY IN TEN WORKS OF ART in which she explores the synergy between freedom and the highest level of human achievement – and demonstrates how Western values are crucial to the expansion of liberty in our time.

TRUMP MATTHEW NEWSWEEKJournalist and veteran White House correspondent, 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, The New Republic, National Journal and U.S. News & World Report. He wrote for Newsweek in the 1990s and rejoined the re-launched magazine in 2014. 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.

A look at the candidacy of Republican presidential contender Senator Ted Cruz and Election 2016 with foreign policy expert and author Dr. Victoria Coates and Newsweek’s Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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