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‘A VERY STABLE GENIUS’ AUTHOR PHILIP RUCKER

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A VERY STABLE GENIUS AUTHOR PHILIP RUCKER

A “very stable genius” is how Donald Trump describes himself and is the title of the New York Times bestsellling book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winners Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with Washington Post White House bureau chief and author Philip Rucker. And, as we do every week Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, from  the South Carolina debate to the Coronavirus, and that’s just where we begin. Join us at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com or find us on all your favorite apps.

A VERY STABLE GENIUS AUTHOR PHILIP RUCKER

Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, leading its coverage of President Trump and his administration. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. And now, Rucker and Pulitzer Prize winner fellow Washington Post reporter, Carol Loennig, examine the evolution of Trump’s presidency and leadership style and take readers behind the scenes to reveal never-before reported details of Trump’s shocking behavior with new evidence of chaos in his administration in their New York Times best-selling book A VERY STABLE GENIUS, DONALD J. TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA. What a book, what a conversation, tune in.

A conversation with Washington Post White House bureau chief and author of the New York Times bestselling book A VERY STABLE GENIUS, DONALD J. TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA, Philip Rucker, and former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper bring you all the political news, the latest on the Coronavirus, the Democratic Party’s contest for their presidential nominee, Roger Stone, Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg. And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

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 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.

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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!  

POLITICAL POTPOURRI: BIBI, IMPEACHMENT, NSA, IRAN

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Political potpourri this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: Netanyahu, Impeachment, the NSA, Iran, Kavanaugh and Election2020 are some of the hot topics we explore when joining me at my table is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper and John Gans, the former chief Pentagon speechwriter and current director of communications and research at the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy institute to talk about his timely new book WHITE HOUSE WARRIORS, HOW THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TRANSFORMED THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR.

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It’s been another whacko week in politics. There was an election held in Israel, and President Trump’s favorite Prime Minister Netanyahu, the longest serving Prime Minister in Israel’s history, may have lost the election. Can Bibi pull yet one more rabbit out of the hat and form a coalition? Iran is said to be behind the bombings of the Saudi oil fields that sent oil futures zooming. Now what? Former Trump Campaign director, Cory Lewandowski, stonewalled the Democrats in a hearing, but who gets the last laugh there? There’s more, tune in, uh boy!

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Today, President Trump named his fourth National Security Adviser, Robert O’Brien. So what perfect timing that I’ve got a conversation for you on one of the most consequential yet least understood institutions in the U. S. government. In WHITE HOUSE WARRIORS, HOW THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TRANSFORMED THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR, John Gans, the former chief Pentagon speechwriter and current director of communications and research at Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy institute, for the first time ever offers an inside look at the people and the power of National Security Council, the NSC, and how its role has grown since its creation more than 70 years ago at the start of the Cold War.  

Bibi Netanyahu, NSA, Iran, impeachment, Justice Kavanaugh, Corey Lewandowski, Nancy Pelosi vs. Jerry Nadler, Election2020, Biden vs. Warren, we’ve got it all covered this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and wherever you listen to your podcasts.

TRUMP DANES TO CALL HIMSELF JESUS…

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Rashida Tlaib. The Jewish question. Anti-Semitic tropes by Trump who danes to call himself Jesus,the BDS Movement, Israel, Joe Biden and we’re just beginning when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper talk all things politics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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And oh what a week it was. Anti-Semitism and Israel were the topics of the week when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, barred Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and her cohort Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering Israel and the first two Muslims elected to Congress took their battle with Israel to the airwaves. Trump egged them on, called Jews who voted with the Democratic Party the old anti-Semitic trope “disloyal,” and the Democrats sided with the two Congresswomen, both who themselves have made anti-Semitic statements against Israel and are pro the BDS terrorist movement, the Palestinian economic war machine against the Jewish state. But that’s not all. Joe Biden regained his double-digit lead in the Democratic Party’s presidential contest, while Kamala Harris has taken a precipitous 12-point fall. Is Biden a good bet for the Dems? Why isn’t Steve Bullock, Montana’s popular governor and a moderate Democrat leading a Republican state not getting attention from Democratic Party voters? Is gun control dead? Will the trade war finish off Trump? Is a recession on the horizon? Trump wanted to buy Greenland, and the Danes told him no, so Trump canceled his visit to Denmark? Halli and Matt discuss whether calling Trump crazy is effective, and so much more.

Here we go…join Halli and Matt on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available 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.

IT’S MUELLER TIME

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It’s Mueller Time and maybe it’s time for the Democratic Party to sh*t or get off the pot. Are the Republicans creating fantasyland or living in fantasyland? What becomes the presidency of Donald J. Trump? The leadership of Mitch McConnell? How many men in Washington, D.C. will Jeffrey Epstein takedown? It’s this week in politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli and Halli’s partner in all things politics, journalist and veteran White House correspondent  Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps.

It's Mueller Time!

It’s Mueller Time! A reluctant Robert Mueller finally made it to Capitol Hill and depending upon who you talk to, his performance was either a bust or a boom. Is Nancy Pelosi protecting her personal fiefdom or the Democratic Party — maybe both — or hurting Dems chances to defeat Donald Trump in Election 2020? Is Donald Trump the most dangeous man in America or would that be Mitch McConnell? Is Devin Nunes a nut or is there a method to his madness? Jim Jordan? Does Trump get a second term or a prison term? These questions explored and we’re just beginning. What a show! Here we go!

It’s Mueller Time. The future of the Democratic Party. Who is winning in the fight between the Democrats and Donald Trump? Will Nancy Pelosi begin an impeachment inquiry? All this and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

ROBERT MUELLER SPEAKS, IS PELOSI LISTENING?

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Robert Mueller speaks. Trump speaks. Joe Biden speaks. Kim Jong Un speaks through his firing of missiles. But the question of our day is: Is anyone listening to each other? And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and the authors of I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT I’M LISTENING) Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers 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. Robert Mueller speaks and officially closes the Mueller Investigation throwing fuel on the fire for those who want Donald Trump impeached. Trump flies to Japan to speak to Prime Minister Abe, to play golf, eat and watch sumo wrestling and then wrestles with former Vice President Joe Biden, a no-no on foreign soil. And then Trump speaks some more when he touts his best buddy, the archenemy of Japan, Kim Jong Un. And if that isn’t enough to cause you to choke, maybe the fact that Trump is doubling down on his anti-climate change rhetoric will, and we’re just beginning. What a show!

Robert Mueller Speaks

In our second half-hour: As much as in any time in American history, and some would contend more than ever, American politics seems driven by conflict and anger. Friends have started to feel like strangers to one another, even like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. Where does all the anger come from? In I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT I’M LISTENING), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. Sarah Stewart Holland comes from the left, Beth Silvers from the right and they invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast PANTSUIT POLITICS.

Robert Mueller speaks,Trump speaks, this week in anti-Semitism and two very special guests Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers speak about their new book I THINK YOU’RE WRONG (BUT  I’M LISTENING)…always insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

POLITICS AIN’T SOYBEANS CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

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Politics ain’t soy beans mid-west farmers are learning as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks about his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH in which the author asks if Christian Nationalists are un-American…these stories and more when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, and Mr. Seidel 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. As Trump Inc. Defies supoenas, is impeachment back on the table? Seriously, what’s up with Lindsey Graham? The lobby most feared in Washington D.C., the NRA is knee deep in grifters, activist Alyssa Milano calls for a sex-strike and the latest round of anti-abortion legislation nd we’re just beginning, here we go.

In our second half-hour: The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is all for challenging myths.This week’s guest is the author of THE FOUNDING MYTH, WHY CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM IS UN-AMERICAN, Andrew L. Seidel whose provocative new book seeks to bust the myth indelibly woven into the founding of the Republic that is the United States of America: That our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Here’s why: In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists do indeed assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? Do the Ten Commandments, “In God We Trust,” George Washington’s “prayer” at Valley Forge, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles? Are the Ten Commandments the basis for American law? Andrew Seidel, a constitutional attorney, dives into the debate about religion’s role in America’s founding…and he argues that our founding fathers did not, as is previously thought, look to the Bible when they drafted the pillar of the United States – the Declaration of Independence.

Politics ain’t soybeans Mid-west farmers have learned as Trump ups the ante in his trade war with China, Jr. to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, abortion, this week in anti-Semitism, Joe Biden continues to surge in the polls, Florida…Florida…Florida and a very special guest, Andrew L. Seidel talks his provocative new book THE FOUNDING MYTH 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.

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