LIZ CHENEY, HEROINES, & CUCKOO BIRDS

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Liz Cheney as an American heroine, the untold story of the daring resistance efforts of the heroic Jewish women in the Polish ghettos of the Nazi occupation — women as heroines takes center stage on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show this week when joining Halli is her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and author of the grippingly told, THE LIGHT OF DAYS, Judy Batalion.

LIZ CHENEY

To no one’s surprise Rep. Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership position in the Republican Party in a 16 minute voice vote, Republican leadership lacking the courage to record individual votes, thus making Cheney the Opposition Leader to a party gone cuckoo for Trump. But that is only a part of this week’s Republican crazy. After taking her freak show on the road with alleged pedophile Rep. Matt Gaetz,  Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confronted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outside the House chamber on Wednesday afternoon, began shouting at her, asking why Ocasio-Cortez supports Antifa, a far-left activist group, and Black Lives Matter, falsely labeling them “terrorist” groups. Who is going to rein in Taylor Greene? Not one of her fello cuckoos. But that’s just where we begin. Oh, the drama! Things get a little heated on the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Tune in. You might need a Compari and soda by the time Halli and Matt are done.

LIZ CHENEY

We return to sanity in our second half-hour when Halli is joined by author Judy Batalion here to talk about her new book THE LIGHT OF DAYS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN RESISTANCE FIGHTERS IN HITLER’S GHETTOS. Of the many stories out of World War II, one of the most extraordinary has remained hidden until now: the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the Polish ghettos of the Nazi occupation. Defiant, rebellious, this is the recounting of the unsung women who worked together, and risked their lives in their David-and-Goliath fight against the Nazi’s. Grippingly told, THE LIGHT OF DAYS sheds light on the invaluable role these heroines played in fighting against and surviving Hitler’s Final Solution.

Liz Cheney heroine, the cuckoo GOP, what to do about out-of-control Marjorie Taylor Greene, what to do about he says he’s a Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, Covid-19, the fragile economy, Joe Biden’s Infrastructure plan, even J Lo and Ben Affleck make an appearance. There’s a lot to get to. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper and guest author Judy Batalion, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Here we go!

WHAT TO DO ABOUT TRUMP’S GOP?

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What to do about Trump’s GOP? A serious question as America watches the “Republican” insurrectionists hijack what was once the Grand Old Party under the guidance of the Former Guy, the unlikely arch-Conservative from the stalwart Republican dynasty, daughter of the Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) willing to put her political career on the line to save the soul of her party and some say democracy. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast this week all about the threat to democracy the Democratic Party might not be taking seriously enough, if New York Times columnist Thomas Freidman is correct, a spirited conversation on the subject and more between Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT TRUMP'S GOP?

In a frank piece in the New York Times and in an eye-opening exchange with Anderson Cooper on his nightly cable show A360 this week, Friedman warned that President Biden’s successful handling of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the passing of his Stimulus Package seems to have lulled many into thinking that Donald Trump and his Big Lie that the election was stolen, which led to the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, would all go away. It hasn’t. In fact, Friedman says, the opposite is happening. “We are not OK,” Freidman insists. “America’s democracy is in real danger. In fact, we are closer to a political civil war — more than at any other time in our modern history.” You don’t want to miss Halli and Matt’s discussion. Do they agree? Do you? Can Rep. Lynn Cheney stop the madness that has overtaken her Republican Party? Should she stay in and fight, or leave? There’s more. Tune in. You might need a tranquilizer by the time Halli and Matt are done.

What to do about Trump’s GOP? The fate of Liz Cheney, Mitt Romney, the Republican Party. And what’s in store for Rudy Giuliani? Is it true that ETTD, as Rick Wilson so famously said? Covid-19, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill and Melinda Gates, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis…there’s a lot to get to. Tune in to 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. We’ve got a lot to get to. Here we go!

THE STATE OF THE DISUNION

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President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, but since this was his first address, it is not technically called a “State of the Union” speech. It is an “annual message.” Did you know that? This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at Biden’s not a State of the Union speech and a whole lot more 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.

STATE OF THE DISUNION

President Joe Biden spoke to a joint session of Congress but because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, he spoke to less than 200 lawmakers and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, history made when behind the President stood Vice-President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a first for all women, a first for women of color. How did Biden do? Halli called the president a gracious man. You’ll want to tune in to hear Matt’s impressions and a rare disagreement between Matt and Halli over Republican Senator Tim Scott’s response to President Biden’s speech. But that’s not all. Former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, once a beloved figure in America had his home and office searched by federal agents as part of lobbying probe, and according to sources Giuliani’s electronic devices were confiscated by authorities. We discuss Covid-19 and the stubborn who won’t get a jab, and those who are having difficulty returning to normal life. Democratic Party policy guru James Carville has a few things to say about “wokeness.” Will Dems take his advice?

Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, Ukraine, Rep. Liz Cheney, Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Val Demings, California Gavin Newsom…even Willie Nelson makes an appearance. Tune in to 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. We’ve got a lot to get to. Here we go!

BLACK LIVES MATTER, THEY REALLY, REALLY DO!

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Black Lives Matter, they really, really do! America took a collective sigh of relief when justice was served and former cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd on all counts, the culmination of a trying week in America as we all impatiently waited for the verdict. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at the Chauvin trial, its conclusion, and what it means for racism in America. But that’s not all. That’s just where we being 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.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Yes, black lives do matter, and justice was served this week. But over at Fox “News” maybe not so much. Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld are on our radar this week. So is Matt Gaetz and Covid-19, and as always, Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh sneaks into our conversation. Is Senator Marco Rubio vulnerable to a challenge by Florida Rep. Val Demings? And what’s the back story to the relationship between President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin? Should Israel be allowed to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon? Netanyahu has done a helluva job so far. So why is the U.S. wanting to to stick its nose in? We heard from two former presidents this week. “The Former Guy” granted a full-length interview to Sean Hannity. Does anybody care? Former President George W. Bush gave his Republican Party quite a verbal licking. Yes, there’s even more to discuss. Please tune in.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter, they really, really do. It’s off to the pokey for Derek Chauvin. President Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Majorie Taylor Greene and America First. Yep, there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper 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.

THE GAETZ TO SOLVING AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

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The Gaetz to solving America’s immigration problem, gaetz it? This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we’re all about Matthew Gaetz and his problems, and America’s immigration problem, but that’s just where we being 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.

THE GAETZ TO SOLVING AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

Matthew Gaetz and Gaetzgate is still at the top of political news and doesn’t seem to be going away. In fact, Gaetz’s problems only seem to be escalating drip by drip by drip. But that’s not all. The Derek Chauvin trial is captivating everyone as the cable channels offer wall to wall coverage. Covid-19 and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine problem are on everybody’s mind. Are you paying attention to the push back by American corporations to the Republican’s efforts to suppress people of color’s votes? We are, and infrastructure, Senator Joe Manchin, Iran, and the horrible death of young, African-American Dante Wright. There’s so much more. Please tune in.

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to Warren Binford. A lawyer and an international children’s rights scholar. Ms. Binford is one of only a handful of private citizens selected to inspect border facilities where migrant children are detained. Warren co-founded Project Amplify in 2019 to allow the voices of migrant children to be heard. And now Project Amplify is helping to tell the heartbreaking experiences of the children in her gut-wrenching new book HEAR MY VOICE: THE TESTIMONIES OF CHILDREN DETAINED AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES, featuring the brilliant art of 17 Mexican and Mexican-American artists

The Gaetz to solving America’s immigration problems, Covid-19, infrastructure, Derek Chauvin, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Iran, Dante Wright, Senator Joe Manchin…there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper 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.

SHOT’S IN ARMS, CHECK’S IN MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN GROUND…

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Shot’s in the arms, check’s in the mail, shovel’s in the ground and  that’s where we are in America today and where we begin this week 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.

SHOT'S IN THE ARM, CHECK'S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL'S IN THE GROUND...
SHOT’S IN THE ARM, CHECK’S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN THE GROUND…

And what a week it has been. Congressman Matt Gaetz and Gaetzgate are at the top of our list of subjects to discuss. The New York Times is reporting that Gaetz asked White House officials for blanket preemptive pardons for himself and other congressional allies of Trump. Is that what an innocent man does? Venerable news magazine 60 Minutes took on another Florida politico, Governor Ron DeSantis, accusing of him participating with Florida’s top supermarket chain, Publix, in a pay for play scheme, giving the large donors to DeSantis’s PAC the exclusive rights to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. Was it a hit or a miss for 60 Minutes and/or Ron DeSantis? We discuss. And what of Covid-19? President Joe Biden has overseen a nearly flawless roll-out of the vaccine. Following his extraordinary legislative accomplishment with the passing of the stimulus package, Biden might be the least polarizing figure to sit in the most powerful position in Washington, and one of the most surprisingly successful. Can he continue his success with his Infrastructure Bill?

Those stories and the MLB and the moving of the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver, Republican voter suppression efforts, former House Speaker John Boehner’s scintillating new book, does Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu pull together a coalition government? Derek Chauvin, George Floyd…there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper 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.

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

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Matt Gaetz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, oh yeah, and Donald Trump. What do they have in common? They are members of the Trump Cult and a GOP gone bad boys and that’s where we begin this week 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. We bring it all together in our second half-hour when Halli is joined by Dr. Steven Hassan, the author of the eye-opening book THE CULT OF TRUMP in which he expertly takes us through a fascinating, engaging exploration of the coercive control technique Donald Trump used daily as president and continues to deploy in his post presidency.

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS
THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

But in our first half-hour: Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, a member in standing of the Trump Cult, is under investigation by the Department of Justice over an alleged sexual relationship he had with a 17-year-old girl and investigators are examining whether the congressman has violated federal sex trafficking laws. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is accused of fudging the state’s Covid-19 numbers, covering up as many as 14,000 deaths. Gaetz ran to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to defend himself and may have implicated the firebrand anchor his naughty-boy antics, and all three are dyed-in-the-wool Trump cultists, which makes you wonder what’s the criteria for becoming a member of the Trump Cult?

THE TRUMP CULT & ITS BAD BOYS

We answer that question and take a deep-dive into the cult of Trump in our second half-hour. Calling Republican lawmakers members of a cult has been a favorite moniker of the press, but is there such a thing as a Trump Cult? Steven Hassan, PH.D., a mental health professional who has been helping people leave destructive cults since 1976, after he was deprogrammed from Sun-Myung Moon’s Unification Church, The Moonies, by his family. He has written a must-read book, THE CULT OF TRUMP, and has some shocking things to tell us when he talks with Halli.

The Cult of Trump, Matt Gaetz, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden, Covid-19, Infrastructure, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin Trial, migrants, Israel’s election we’ve got it all for you.  Tune in to 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.

THE ‘B’ WORDS – BIDEN, BORDER, BUSH, BIBI, BLAME…

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It’s the “B” words this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: Biden, as in Joe, Bibi as in Bibi Netanyahu, Barbara, as in Barbara Bush, the Border, as in what a mess, blame, whose is it? And that’s just where we begin this week 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 a conversation about the women of the Bush dynasty with the author of a groundbreaking, sizzling new biography GRACE & STEEL, DOROTHY, BARBARA, LAURA, AND THE WOMEN OF THE BUSH DYNASTY, J. Randy Taraborrelli.

THE 'B' WORDS: BIDEN, BORDER, BUSH, BIBI, BLAME
THE ‘B’ WORDS: BIDEN, BORDER, BUSH, BIBI, BLAME

The border and migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. is once again at the forefront of the news. There’s a lot of blame to go around, but who is going to fix the uniquely American problem? Boulder, Colorado, and yet another mass shooting, pearl clutching by the Dems and their familiar cry for gun control legislation, heads in the sand by Republicans and a rallying cry for their Second Amendment rights, the Constitution be damned. In case you forgot, their was an attack by homegrown terrorists on the Capitol. Who will pay the price? Another election in Israel. Does Bibi Netanyahu survive? Tune in, there’s a lot to talk about this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper.

J. Randy Taraborrelli Grace & Steel

And stay tuned for our second half-four. It’s a jaw-dropping conversation with the author of the new biography of the Bush women when J. Randy Taraborrelli sits down with Halli to talk about his oh, my goodness bio of the Bush women as told in his brand new book GRACE & STEEL. If you think you knew Barbara, nope. Laura Bush? A lot of surprises here, too. Did we really know George H.W. Bush? How about W? Nancy Reagan makes an appearance you won’t soon forget. And…well…here we go into uncharted territory.

It’s the “B” words this week, Biden, Bush, Bibi, the border, blame and we’re just getting started. Tune in to 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.

MAGA MEN, MEGHAN MARKLE & JOE’S BIG MISTAKE

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MAGA men, Meghan Markle and Joe’s BIG mistake and that’s just where we begin this week 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 our lawmakers, too.

MAGA MEN, MEGHAN & BIDEN'S BIG MISTAKE

Migrants are crossing the border in droves. How is it that the Biden administration got caught off guard? How is that the Biden administration is repeating the mistakes of the Trump administration? After a perfectly flawless nearly two months in office, a brilliant roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, a phenomenal legislative achievement with the passage of his Rescue Bill, even Republican lawmakers are envious of Biden. And yet, there’s that migrant problem threatening to undermine all the good President Biden has done. Then, of course, there’s those MAGA men who are refusing to get the vaccination. What’s up with that? And there’s the Governor Cuomo situation. And Meghan Markle and her Harry are still causing ripples across the pond and here.

It’s a full plate for a full hour, just Halli and Matt, MAGA men, migrants, Meghan and Harry, Mitch McConnell, Andrew Cuomo, sexual harassment, Covid-19, the filibuster, President Biden and we’re just getting started. Tune in to 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.

THE PRINCESS AND HER PEEVE + THE FILIBUSTER

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The Royals Harry and Meghan, Cuomo under fire, Joe Biden’s extraordinary win, oh, and the filibuster, and that’s just where we begin this week 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 Halli talks with Former deputy chief of staff to Senator Harry Reid, Adam Jentleson, the author of KILL SWITCH: THE RISE OF THE MODERN SENATE AND THE CRIPPLING OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.  

THE ROYALS HARRY AND MEGHAN

What a week, beginning with Harry and Meghan’s jaw-dropping interview with Oprah, Meghan’s scorched-earth, no holes barred conversation that addressed, among other things, the alleged lack of support Meghan got when she went to the palace, her persistent suicidal ideations; the denial of security protection for the Sussexes’ child, Archie; and the royals’ apparent prenatal concerns over the skin tone of Meghan and Harry’s progeny. Oy vey is mir! But that wasn’t all. President Biden secured a huge win for his infant presidency with the passage of his 1.9 Trillion Great Society Remake that Republican lawmakers couldn’t stop and sent them to bed aghast. Governor Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment by more women. Halli and Matt discuss whether he can survive the onslaught or not. And Republican Senators are retiring in droves, which leaves the Senate where?

The Royals Harry and Meghan

Former deputy chief of staff to Senator Harry Reid, Adam Jentleson is the public affairs director at Democracy Forward, a columnist for GQ, and frequent commentator for CNN, New York Times, and elsewhere. In  KILL SWITCH: THE RISE OF THE MODERN SENATE AND THE CRIPPLING OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY, Jentleson combines his behind-the-scenes experience with historical research to map out the Senate’s decline from a great deliberative body to the nexus of partisan gridlock. With the help of Mr. Jentleson, we take a look at the filibuster, it’s history, it’s effect on the decline of the Senate, it’s affect on American’s lives, minority rule, and what needs to change to return the American government to the vision of our Founding Fathers.

The Royals, Meghan and Harry, Oprah Winfrey, Piers Morgan, Andrew Cuomo, sexual harassment, the filibuster, President Biden’s Covid Relief Bill, the future of the Senate and we’re just getting started. It’s a packed 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.

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