Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

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!

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.

FRANK FIGLIUZZI – A COUP BY ANY OTHER NAME

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast, it’s nice to have you here. On this week’s episode Halli visits with the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence and national security analyst for NBC News, Frank Figliuzzi the author of the brand new book THE FBI WAY. And in our second half-hour, Halli an her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper ponder the end of Donald Trump’s reign and so much more.

 Frank Figliuzzi A Coup By Any Other Name

As the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, a national security analyst for NBC News and a popular guest on MSNBC cable shows, served as special agent with the FBI for twenty-five years, rising to become assistant director charged with leading the Bureau’s famed Counterintelligence Division. Figliuzzi held senior FBI leadership positions in major American cities, and was appointed the FBI’s chief inspector to oversee sensitive internal inquiries by then Director Mueller. Now, drawing on his distinguished career, Figliuzzi reveals how the Bureau achieves its extraordinary track record of excellence in his new book THE FBI WAY: INSIDE THE BUREAU’S CODE OF EXCELLENCE an eye-opening and sometimes brutally frank expose, Figliuzzi unafraid to identify fellow agents who erred—including James Comey and Peter Strzok, and is even more frank in his assessment of the closing days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

FRANK FIGLIUZZI A COUP BY ANY OTHER NAME

It is January 2021, it’s our first show of the new year, and it’s soon to be a new day in America. Right? In exactly 4 days, 11 hours, twenty-nine minutes and 20 seconds Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and we will have a new Vice-President, her name, Kamala Harris.The future for America is promising, right? That question pondered and other questions answered when Halli and Matthew Cooper begin this week’s broadcast of The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast

A look at the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency, Trump’s coup, Covid-19, Melania Trump, Trump’s second impeachment, the seditionists storming the Capitol, 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!

IT AIN’T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS – DAVID RUBENSTEIN

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with with the astonishing revelations found in legendary journalist Bob Woodward’s new book on Donald Trump RAGE and end with a conversation with visionary, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, philanthropist and author, David Rubenstein, his new book HOW TO LEAD, WISDOM FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST CEOs, FOUNDERS, and GAME CHANGERS. It’s quite a journey in-between. Stay tuned.

It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sings
David Rubenstein Leadership

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. What did Trump know and when did he know it? We learned from released excerpts of Bob Woodward’s new tell-all on Trump that Trump knew early on the extraordinary dangers of Covid-19 and engaged in a massive cover-up of the pandemic’s possible devastating ramifications. Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, dropped his new book, DISLOYAL. Not a word out of Trump’s mouth on this one, Cohen able to do what no man has done before, silence Trump. Hey, we love Cohen for that alone. We take a look at the state of Election 2020 and handicap the race as it stands today. Covid-19, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and Trump’s money woes make it into the conversation, and so much more. And then it’s time for David Rubenstein. You will love our conversation about Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the many leaders featured in his new book.

Bob Woodward, Leadership, Rudy Giuliani, Russia interference in the election, Florida, Election 2020, the Saudi Crown Prince MBS, Ivanka Trump…you don’t want to miss this episode. 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. Let’s talk!

KAMALA,COVID19 & PEE TAPES

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with presumptive Democratic Party Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s pick for his Vice-President, Senator Kamala Harris; take a look at where the country is in the Covid-19 pandemic; explore Trump’s attempt to win re-election with his sabotage of the United States Post Office, and hey, what’s a podcast without a mention of Trump fixer Michael Cohen and the infamous pee tapes. That’s  where we begin.

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. As Covid-19 ravages the United States, school’s are being forced to open by Republican governors. How is that gonna end? Before Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as his running-mate, he was continuing his surge in the polls. Donald Trump knew that Harris was a likely pick, but has flailed in his response to her Biden nod. But what’s a day without Trump playing his two favorite hands: Sexism and racism? There was a deal struck between Israel and the UAE? Good for Netanyahu and Trump or not? Oh, and Congress, remember them? They hung desperate Americans out to try, unable to reach a deal between the parties, they took off for their August recess.

KAMALA HARRIS

Kamala Harris, Covid-19, Kanye West, Election 2020, Congress, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, White House press corps, the Abraham Accord, Michael Cohen book.  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, COVID-19, MAXWELL, BIDEN & MORE

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. I am Halli Casser-Jayne.  On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show: Is Trump losing it? And we don’t mean only the election — Covid-19, mail-in voting, Joe Biden’s continued surge in the polls, Tucker Carlson, Ghislaine Maxwell and we’re just beginning in our weekly take on all things politics.

Ghislaine Maxwell

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. We buried an American icon, Congressman John Lewis, and lost a little more of what has been great about America. Trump continued to be Trump, threatening the possibility of postponing the November 3 election. And Covid-19 continued to ravage the nation, taking the life of an anti-masker and Trump acolyte Herman Cain. The country continued to struggle with the idea of opening up its schools. And throw in a little Trump race-baiting and oh what a show we have for you!

Covid-19, Election 2020, Congress, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Florida, Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, Michael Flynn…these stories and more 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.

THE COVID STATE OF HOPELESS?

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The Covid state of hopeless? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show where along with Halli’s partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, they slice and dice all things politics, and some days, Donald Trump, too. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Halli and Matt take a deep dive into the current political landscape in their weekly snap, crackle and pop political conversation. And what a week it has been. Covid-19 is ravaging the United States and Donald Trump is mum. Florida has become the epicenter of the pandemic, and Governor DeSantis is mum. Trump has wrenched control of Covid data from the CDC to Washington, DC, and Congress is mum. Not a lot of talking coming from anyone in power just now and that’s just where they begin. 

As Covid-19 ravages mostly red states, Trump’s re-election bid has begun to look grim. Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden is masterfully playing his hand. The RNC capitulates to the situation on the ground and cuts back its Florida convention. And have you gotten your copy of Trump’s niece Mary’s new book? Dysfunction doesn’t begin to cut it for the Trump family system.

The Covid States of Hopeless? Covid-19, Election 2020, Congress, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, the CDC, Anthony Fauci, RNC Convention, Democratic Party…those stories and more 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.

DONALD TRUMP IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show join Halli and her guests, her partner in politics, journalist and former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper. And in our second half-hour meet prominent scholar and author Dr. Stephen Krasner, who is challenging America’s longtime foreign policy in his provocative new book HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A DESPOT. 

Donald Trump Is Hazardous to Your Health

We begin with Halli and Matt and some startling statistics:  Seventy-seven thousand American souls are dead, The U.S. has more  confirmed cases of Coronavirus than any other country. Americans died from Covid-19 at the rate of about one every 42 seconds in the last month. Thirty-three million Americans are unemployed, and 1 in 5 American children are going to bed hungry. Given all of that, Trump is asking the American people to risk their lives and return to the workplace. What? For a plate of sushi? Trump blames China for it all, and that’s just where we begin.  

In our second half-hour we turn to foreign policy. In the age of a global pandemic, an important conversation on American foreign policy is warranted. Consider that since the end of the Second World War, the United States has sunk hundreds of billions of dollars into foreign economies in the hope that its investments would help remake the world in its own image. So far the returns have been disappointing. As country after country failed to conform to America’s Utopian hopes, a more Dystopian vision has taken hold, as America now recoils from engaging. Aware of these problems, prominent scholar Dr. Stephen Krasner, challenges America’s longtime foreign policy in his new book HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A DESPOT. The Stanford University professor and former diplomat urges policymakers to get real, accept the facts on the ground and recalibrate U.S. expectations to more achievable goals abroad. 

Donald Trump is hazardous to your health. The Coronavirus Pandemic, Election 2020, China, U.S. Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump, food stamps, Joe Biden, Mourning in America ad, Florida…tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

IT TAKES A WOMAN IN POLITICS

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It Takes A Woman is one of the great songs from one of the great Broadway musicals of all-time Hello Dolly and women are very much at the forefront of our political lives today. Think of the most powerful women in America today: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Dr.Deborah Birx who, love her scarves or not, holds our lives in her Trump-powered hands. And think that in January 2019, the largest number of women ever elected to Congress was sworn in—87 in the house and 23 in the Senate. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we take a look at the power of women in the 116th Congress with veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, whose new book THE FIRSTS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WOMEN RESHAPING CONGRESS is a must read. As always, Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics in this week’s conversation on the political scene. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

IT TAKES A WOMAN IN POLITICS

We begin with Halli and Matt. Over sixty-thousand Americans are dead from Covid-19 and the virus continues to spread. Yet Trump is pushing to open up the economy. Is he trying to kill us all? Republican governors are going along with the plan, ignoring the standards set by Trump’s own task force. Presumed Democratic Party presidential candidate, Joe Biden, is rising in the polls, and Trump is not happy with his campaign’s team. Is long-time South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election bid in trouble? Where oh where is Kim Jong Un? And we’re just beginning.

It Takes a Woman

It takes a woman doesn’t begin to cut it. But one hundred years after earning the right to vote, women make up only twenty-five percent of Congress. Still, the history-making Class of ’19 includes many remarkable firsts. And Rhashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Deb Haaland, Abigail Spamburger, Ilhan Omar, Kysten Sinema and her hot pink dress and metallic heels, Katie “Yes, We have to fix this shit” Porter became household names. How are they making a difference? The story of this transitional moment has been chronicled by veteran New York Times Capitol Hill reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, who has been following this historic transition from day one. She reports her findings in her new book THE FIRSTS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE WOMEN RESHAPING CONGRESS, a dizzying ride into what makes a Congresswoman, and how they navigate that ride.Tune in.

It takes a woman, Nancy Pelosi, Dr. Birx, the Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Election 2020, Stacey Abrams, Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida, Florida, Florida, and we’re just beginning. Tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show the podcast always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

PALACE INTRIGUE: LONDON TO D.C.

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Palace intrigue: from London to D.C. highlight this week’s The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table is her partner in politics former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper and royal expert and author Diane Clehane. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps, and, your Alexa device too.

Palace intrigue in Washington includes the beginning of the Senate Hearings on the two articles of impeachment brought on Donald John Trump by the House of Representatives. It was pomp and circumstance as the articles were presented to the Senate, but that was only the start of Washington’s drama. An interview by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow of Trump crony Lev Parnas that blew the lid off of Trump’s impeachment defense was not only intriguing, but what some might call a bomb that went off in D.C.’s halls of power. And that’s where Halli and Matt begin. Then it’s a conversation with British royal expert Diane Clehane, author of IMAGINING DIANA. If you’re a royal watcher, Clehane is the royal chronicler you want to hear. Don’t miss this segment.

Palace Intrigue: From London to D.C. this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with journalist Matthew Cooper and a leading authority on royalty, Diane Clehane, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

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