Posts Tagged ‘Republican Party’

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!

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!

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!

TRUMP CONVENTION, FIDEL CASTRO, BIDEN, KAMALA & BLM

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with the Trump Convention, once known as the Republican National Committee Convention,when we take a look at the pomp, the circumstance and Melania Trump’s Fidel Castro imitation. How did Donald Trump do with his long-awaited acceptance speech? Long comes to mind. And Senator Kamala Harris – put out for the first time as the Vice-President nominee in her official role as Joe Biden’s attack dog? Did she attack Trump enough or does she need to hone her attack dog skills? Yet another Black man was shot by cops, this time in the back seven times. What is happening in America? And that’s just where we begin.

TRUMP CONVENTION

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. Counselor to the president, Kellyanne Conway, submitted her resignation after her teenage daughter raked Kellyanne and her Trump hating husband, George Conway over the coals, for all the public to see. Will her absence make a difference in Trump’s re-elect campaign? The situation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a battleground state is a tinderbox. Will Joe Biden do what others can’t seem to, calm things down? A sex scandal has brought evangelical leader Jerry Falwell down. Will this be a come to Jesus moment for the movement? And 181,000 Americans are dead from Covid-19. Let’s talk.

The 2020 RNC Convention, Jacob Blake, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Covid-19, Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Election 2020, Black Lives Matter…it’s August and things are hot, hot, hot and getting hotter. 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.

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.

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