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LIMBO IS A PLACE IN POLITICAL HELL

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Limbo is a place in political hell and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper sit down to discuss the latest political news.

Build Back Better, infrastructure, reconciliation, waiting…waiting…waiting. Waiting is torture, and waiting we are to see just how that dynamic S & M duo, Senator Manchin of West Virginia and Senator Sinema of Arizona will actually vote. Waiting to see what the Jan. 6th Committee does when Republicans defy their subpoenas. Waiting to see if Covid19 is really on the retreat. Waiting, waiting, waiting…and that’s not a good place for the Democrats to be. Will getting their agenda passed, far less than what they initially promised, fix the frustration? And as their agenda remains in limbo, what of the Republicans who never missed an opportunity to grab the headlines and push their message while the Democrats clutch pearls. No, limbo is not a good place for Democrats to be.  Tune in. We’re always lively and honest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast with Matthew Cooper.  

Infrastructure, abortion rights, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Covid-19, the Supreme Court, Donald Trump, the January 6th Committee. It’s politics at its best. Truly, we cover it all. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MISHIGAS

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Bring out the bagels and lox. Settle in. We’ve got a lot to get to. Oy, that Democratic Party and all its mishigas. What a week of drama they brought us all, including that S & M duo and all their torturing: Senators Joe Manchin and Kysteren Sinema. There will be a vote and there won’t — hostage taking at its best, and that’s just where we  begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest political news is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Definition of the Yiddish word mishigas: craziness; silliness; tomfoolery; nonsense. We surely did get a lot of that from the Democratic Party this week and a lesson in the art of war as the two factions of the party, the liberals and the moderates went at each other, more like a clown fight than two gladiators after each other in a coliseum. Caught in the middle, as usual, are We the People. We ought to worry when the Democrats control the House, the Senate and the Executive Branch of government and they can’t bring home the much-needed infrastructure package and the social programs most Americans have been waiting for for far too long. Is all lost? Probably not. But have the Democrats given the Republicans who know how to turn fodder into gold bullions on a platter their ammunition? Tune in. We’re always lively and honest on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast with Matthew Cooper.  

Infrastructure, abortion rights, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Covid-19, the Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the January 6th Commission. It’s politics at its best. Truly, we cover it all. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

AMERICA LIKE A HAMSTER ON A WHEEL, UGH!

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America is like a hamster on a wheel, round and round it goes and where it stops nobody knows. Covid19, the debt ceiling fight, infrastructure, immigration, Trump. We all know what ails us, but the problems never get solved. Outrage and frustration have become most Americans constant companions and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest in politics is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Round and round we go, our so-called leaders fighting the same old battles. Mask mandates or not? Vaccine mandates or not? Raise the debt ceiling or not? Immigration reform? Pass an infrastructure bill? Abolish Roe v. Wade? Arrest Former President Trump for sedition. Wasn’t Matt Gaetz supposed to have been arrested weeks ago? Halli sees America as stuck, Matt has other ideas. Do we expect enough from our leaders, or too much? It’s a spirited conversation. Tune in. It’s always lively on The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast with Matthew Cooper.  

America like a hamster on a wheel. Infrastructure, the debt ceiling, Covid-19, Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh, Governor Ron DeSantis, Voodoo medicine, build back better, the not so Supreme Court, immigration, Haiti, anti-Semitism. Johnny Mathis is 85 years old, waat? Truly, we cover it all. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

IT’S MOURNING AGAIN IN AMERICA

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It’s mourning again in America as the Covid-19 Pandemic takes it’s toll on America and refrigeration trucks are deployed all across the country as people die unnecessarily from the virus and morgues are overwhelmed. Welcome to the effects of Republican madness and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and that’s just where we begin this week when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest political news is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

IT'S MOURNING AGAIN IN AMERICA

We mourn. We mourn those who have lost their lives to Covid-19 unnecessarily when a simple jab in the arm might have saved their lives. We mourn the loss of Texas women’s right to choose what happens to their bodies as the Supreme Court eviscerates by a shadow vote in the dark of night Roe v. Wade. We mourn for the lives lost twenty years ago, the 2,750 people who were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in Pennsylvania when America was attacked by terrorists. But we also celebrate. There is a vaccine to thwart a ruthless virus. American women are strong and will stand up and fight for their rights, and there are a lot of men who will stand up with them. The terrorists hit us hard, but we fought back and though America has lots of demons to fight right here at home, we are still here.

It’s mourning again in America. But we will survive Covid-19, reckless, cynical governors like Ron DeSantis and Gregg Abbott, a Supreme Court that has turned itself into a lowly Night Court. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

DOG DAYS OF RON DESANTIS

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It’s August, and the dog days of Ron DeSantis are upon us. While the Governor of Florida mandates no mask mandates, Florida hospitals crumble under the weight of Covid-19 cases. Schools open and parents anguish, send their kids to public schools or not, a Sophie’s Choice question forced on moms and dads statewide due to the Florida governor’s malfeasance. Welcome to Republican madness and The Halli Casser-Jayne Show and that’s just where we begin this week when joining Halli at her table to discuss the latest political news is her partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Yes, it’s August and the dog days of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are upon us. Remember, what happens in Florida does not stay in Florida. Holding fast to the governor’s mandate of a no mask mandate despite the objections of health officials nationwide, Florida Covid-19 cases surge to their highest levels since the pandemic began, the Delta variant more virulent than earlier strains of the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly twenty-five thousand new cases were reported in one day in Florida, some 15,449 residents hospitalized with only 230 of 261 hospitals reporting their COVID patients and nearly 90 percent of the state’s intensive care unit beds filled. Over 600 Floridians died this week, the total Florida Covid-19 deaths now over 40,000, a catastrophe of one man’s bad judgment, Governor Ron DeSantis. Will he reverse course? Halli and Matt ponder that question and slice and dice the other political news of the week, and there is much. Tune in.

The dog days of Ron DeSantis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns, the bipartisan passage of Joe Biden’s Infrastructure bill, Matt Gaetz, the Afghanistan tragedy, Rand Paul as squirrel, inflation, and for comic relief a little bit on Rudy Giuliani. But that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

THE BIG C’S – COVID, CUOMO, CONMAN TRUMP

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It’s the week of the Big Cs: Covid, Cuomo and Conman Trump and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when joining me at my table to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

On this week’s episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast it’s the week of the Big CS: Covid, Cuomo and and Conman Trump. But that’s just where we begin. Let’s get started. It’s Halli and Matt time. Here we go!

Covid-19 is back with a vengeance and the state of Florida is ground zero for the pandemic surge. One out of every 2000 Floridians has been hospitalized with the virus, but the state’s Governor Ron DeSantis is more concerned with playing to his MAGA followers than the well-being of Florida’s residents. He has refused to mandate masks in schools despite the fact that Florida’s school age children are now a key target of the Covid-19 virus. European papers are calling DeSantis “The Pied Piper leading [Florida] off a cliff.” While he should have done it sooner President Biden finally chastised DeSantis telling Republican governors “to get out of the way” of increased state measures to curb the Covid-19 pandemic. And on another front, an investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, announced state Attorney General Letitia James. Will Cuomo resign or face impeachment? Time will tell. And what about Conman Trump’s attempted coup? There’s more news on that front. Let’s get started.

Covid-19, Conman Trump, the fate of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, this week in Tucker Carlson news, January 6 Commission, infrastructure, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, to mask or not to mask, that is the question and and that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

SECRETS AND LIES REPUBLICAN STYLE

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We’re only as sick as our darkest secrets and our lies takes on a whole new meaning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when joining me at my table to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour Pulitzer Prize winning author of the extraordinary book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, David Zucchino.

Trump, Fox News hosts, the entire Republican Party have been lying to their supporters about Covid-19 and the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine. But now the chickens, as they say, have come home to roost. Thanks to reluctant MAGAs, a virus that could be easily eradicated thanks to the vaccine is infecting the unvaccinated with a vengeance and those who took the vaccine are finding themselves at greater risk due to the recalcitrant Republicans and the new Covid variant. It’s nonsensical. Why are Republican leaders and Fox News hosts lying to their own, when they themselves are vaccinated?  Tune in to hear Halli go off on that subject and more, including the first January 6 Select Committee hearing, where more Republican secrets and lies are being uncovered.

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to Pulitzer Prize winning, North Carolina author DAVID ZUCCHINO. A contributing writer for the New York Times, Zucchino has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his reporting in Iraq, Lebanon, Africa, and inner-city Philadelphia. And now he has won yet another coveted Pulitzer for his extraordinary non-fiction national bestselling book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, a gripping account of one of the most disturbing, though virtually unknown, political events in American history. David writes brilliantly, he is an even better talker. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.

We’re only as sick as our secrets and lies. Covid-19, the January 6 Commission, infrastructure, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, this week in Tucker Carlson, white supremacy and that’s just where we begin. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

REPUBLICAN’S COME-TO-JESUS MOMENT?

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Have the Republicans had a come-to-Jesus-moment on the Covid-19 vaccine? That question sets us up for a rollicking conversation on Covid-19, possible mask mandates, the state of the Republican Party and oh, so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

After a year of poo-pooing the efficacy and need of the Covid-19 vaccine, with Fox News hosts actually saying Covid-19 was a hoax and the vaccine unnecessary, Fox hosts are touting the vaccine’s effectiveness, including Sean Hannity. Right-wing Trump fanatics like Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) are getting jabbed publicly, just as the extremely infectious Covid-19 Delta variant takes hold, and  infections rates skyrocket throughout the country, but mostly in Red States. Is this a real Republican come-to-Jesus-moment? Do the Republicans know something we don’t? Or are they finally coming to the realization that their political stance was actually killing their own constituents? But there’s more. There’s Kevin McCarthy’s determination to de-legitimize the January 6 Commission, the indictment of Trump’s friend and crony Tom Barrack, questions about the infrastructure deal President Biden needs and what happens if he doesn’t get it and we’re just getting started.

REPUBLICANS COME-TO-JESUS-MOMENT

The Republican Party’s come-to-Jesus-moment, the January 6 Commission, Trump’s bevy of dirty, rotten scoundrels, anti-Semitism, infrastructure, Covid-19, Cuba, and whatever happened to the Matt Gaetz July indictment — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We pack a lot into the hour. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

TRUMP LOVES HITLER, WAT?

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Trump loves Hitler, wat? Trump is back and as they say with a vengeance. Did he ever go away? And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the latest revelation that Trump actually said “Hitler did a lot of good” and so much more is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

According to excerpts of an upcoming book from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender, then-President Donald Trump allegedly praised Adolf Hitler during a discussion with his White House chief of staff John Kelly in 2018 while on a trip to Paris to commemorate the armistice after World War I. “Well, Hitler did a lot of good things,” Trump reportedly told Kelly, who was explaining to the 45th President who the allies and adversaries were in both World Wars, according to Bender. Bender also writes in the book that Trump was “undeterred” and persisted in his defense of the German dictator by claiming the country made economic gains under Hitler’s leadership. You can’t make this stuff up folks.

Trump loves Hitler, wat?

But that’s not all. Covid-19 infections are rising throughout the country. We look at the alarming increase in cases and wonder why so many aren’t alarmed. Should vaccines be mandated to save us all? Joe Manchin remains on our radar as he continues to be in control of the American government. Should we be losing patience with President Joe Biden’s failure to get Manchin inline with his party? According to a leaked video of Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), obstruction is the playbook for Republicans. Is that why Roy or anyone was sent to Congress — to obstruct?” Majorie Taylor Greene invokes the Holocaust again. Why hasn’t she been expelled from Congress? And is Elvis Presley Jewish?  

Trump loves Hitler, wat? Ashli Babbitt a martyr? This week in Tucker Carlson. Whatever happened to the Matt Gaetz indictment? — and we’re just getting started. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

A VERY TRUMPY 4TH

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It’s a very Trumpy 4th of July and Trump is where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the Trump, Inc. indictment, the grumpy Supreme Court decisions, grr, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and so much more is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

It’s a very Trumpy 4th of July and Trump is where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss the Trump, Inc. indictment, the grumpy Supreme Court decisions, grr, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and so much more is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Trumpy is back in the news. Did he ever go away? The Trump Organization and Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty Thursday to crimes related to what prosecutors called a “sweeping and audacious” scheme to avoid taxes on compensation for the CFO and other executives. The company is owned by former President Donald Trump, who was not charged. A 15-count indictment says the Trump Organization and Weisselberg devised a scheme to compensate Weisselberg and other company executives in an “off the books” manner, in which they “received substantial portions of their income through indirect and disguised means.” A prosecutor in court said that the “the former CEO” of the Trump Organization — ex-President Trump — “signed, himself, many of the illegal compensation checks” to executives. Then Trumpy’s Supreme Court took another major stab at voter’s rights and protected dark money’s infiltration of our politics. Halli goes off on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Matt catches us up and “This Week on Tucker Carlson” but that’s just where we begin. Tune in

A VERY TRUMPY 4TH

It’s a very Trumpy 4th: Trump Inc. is indicted; Joe Manchin might have to rethink the filibuster; Pelosi taps Republican Rep. Liz Cheney for her committee investigating the Capitol riot; is Vice President Kamala Harris in trouble? Anti-Semitism is up; Bill Cosby is out of the slammer — oh, my, you’re going to want to tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

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