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Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Halli’s partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper join Halli this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

In our first half-hour, Halli and Matt slice and dice the last week’s political news. How did Donald Trump do in his first Oval Office speech? Will the government shutdown ever end? Can Nancy Pelosi control Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez? There sure are a lot of connections between Trumplandia and the Russians. When will Robert Mueller give us answers? And these are just some of the subjects tackled.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

In the second half-hour, Halli interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier, the author of a new book UNDAUNTED:SURVIVING JONESTOWN, SUMMONING COURAGE, AND FIGHTING BACK. Jackie Speier is the U.S. Representative for California’s Fourteenth Congressional District. She is a recognized champion of women’s rights, personal privacy, and consumer safety—as well as an avowed opponent of government inefficiency and waste. In 2012, she was named to Newsweek’s list of 150 “Fearless Women” in the world. In November 2017, Congresswoman Speier co-authored the #MeTooCongress Act to overhaul how sexual harassment and assault are reported and mediated on Capitol Hill, and in 2018 she was named one of “Politico’s 50” for these efforts. Speiers was first elected in 2008, her journey to the halls of Congress coming after she survived being left for dead during the Jonestown massacre while she was serving as a congressional legal adviser. A story of personal struggle—as a widow, a mother, and an outspoken victim of gun violence— and service, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Donald Trump’s first Oval Office Address, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, those topics and more when journalists Halli Casser-Jayne and Matthew Cooper present their fun and insightful political conversation on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, January 9, the podcast posted 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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