Posts Tagged ‘covid-19’

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!

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 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.

JUST SAY CUOMO – PHOTOG LYNN DAVIS

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Just Say Cuomo! Another male politician is on the hot seat battling charges of sexual harassment, the recently adored New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. I there a there there? We tackle that question and meet with one of America’s great women photographers, Lynn Davis, the focus of a new, extraordinary film that takes a look at climate change but is something truly unique. It’s a celebration of Women’s History Month 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.  

JUST SAY CUOMO

How quickly the tide can change in politics. Only a few months ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was the darling of America, his compassion-filled daily updates on his state’s battle with coronavirus, a salve to the bombastic, unfeeling then President Trump much watch TV. Now after three young women have accused the governor of sexual harassment, the love is gone. And we as a society are back to that question of what’s credible? What’s fair? Must we believe a woman just because she says so? Have we swung too far in believing men at the expense of men’s rights? There’s much to discuss and Halli and Matt do, and a whole lot more from the HR-1 Bill, to the antics of Republican governors and their cheeky handling of coronavirus, to President Biden’s stimulus package and oh, so much more. Tune in, won’t you!

JUST SAY CUOMO - PHOTOG LYNN DAVIS

Sometimes we cross paths with something so astonishing, so unexpected, it just takes our breath away, And that is what will happen to you when you watch the new documentary MELTDOWN a film that features the stunning work of renowned photographer Lynn Davis and the profound insight of climate scientist Tony Leiserowitz  as they confront the effects of climate change in a remote area of the world, Illulisat, Greenland, “ground Zero” for the climate crisis, too many refuse to acknowledge as a real threat to civilization. Produced as a small, intimate conversation, the film’s stage the large, stunning canvas of glaciers and ice sheets, MELTDOWN is profoundly enlightening, a remarkable convergence of art, science, and humanity, where beauty and tragedy share the stage, a starkly thoughtful lesson for those who don’t know that we are the earth and the earth is us, we are the one. Davis, the award-winning “Ice” photographer, friend of the greats like Imogen Cunningham, Robert Mapplethorpe, is one of the most fascinating artists of our time, as you’ll learn from our interview.

Just Say Cuomo, photographer Lynn Davis, climate change, Women’s History Month, President Biden, Covid-19, voter suppression, and so much more, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper and always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics and prose!

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THE ELEGANT SPY, THE MOURNER-IN-CHIEF

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The elegant spy, the Mourner-in-Chief. That’s what we explore 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 Halli talks with international bestselling author, Larry Loftis, about his new book, a look at the true story of the life of World War II American Spy, Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones as told in his lively THE PRINCESS SPY, his new book getting rave reviews. 

THE ELEGANT SPY, THE MOURNER-IN-CHIEF

Over five hundred thousand Americans are dead from Covid-19. Hearts are broken. We grieve as a nation, led by our Mourner-in-Chief   President Joe Biden. Is Biden the Twenty-first century’s FDR? From there it’s to the Texas debacle. We have a few choice words to say about Senator Ted Cruz and what we learned from the Texas mess. Has Republican’s love of deregulation come home to roost? It surely gave Beto O’Rourke a second wind. What becomes the GOP? There’s much to explore there. Will hearings on the January 6th Insurrection go anywhere? The fate of Biden’s cabinet, Joe Manchin, Biden’s stimulus package. And oh, you don’t want to miss Halli and Matt’s predictions on whether or not ‘you know who’ will ever spend a night in the pokey.

THE ELEGANT SPY, THE MOURNER-IN-CHIEF

On the first page of this real-life espionage thriller, author Larry Loftis writes: “In most cases, a spy cannot survive without being a consummate liar.” For that reason, when a friend spoke admiringly of the works of Aline Griffith —a glamorous American who had been a spy in Spain during World War II and, decades later, wrote a series of memoirs about her exploits—Mr. Loftis decided to find out just how truthful her spy stories might be. Intrigued, Loftis went to work painstakingly seeking out the truth. What followed is an extraordinary account of the life of Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones as told in Loftis’s lively new book THE PRINCESS SPY.

President Biden, World War II, spies, espionage, romance, Covid-19, the fate of the Republican Party, Tiger Woods, Biden’s cabinet, Senator Joe Manchin the Democrat everyone loves to hate and so much more, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics and prose!

Biden: No Drama! No Screwups! (So Far)

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President Biden. Are you getting used to our having a new Commander-in-Chief and an administration that prides itself on no drama! Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast and the new normal, where we begin this week when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum Matthew Cooper dissect the political news of the week, and the shenanigans of our lawmakers, too.

This week we take a look at Impeachment 2.0. Who were the winners, who were the losers? Trump was acquitted but more Senators voted him guilty then in any previous impeachment trial. We move on to Covid-19. Halli had her first vaccination. You’ll want to hear her experience. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vs. California Governor Gavin Newsom. Two different styles, but some say they got their states to the same outcomes. Floridian Halli offers a different opinion. Then it’s onto the Middle East. What’s up with President Biden taking so long to phone in to our ally Prime Minister Netanyahu? Is there a more impressive Congressman than Rep. Jamie Raskin? Good riddance to Rush Limbaugh as we say RIP. And what becomes of “the former guy,” as President Biden calls you know who.

President Biden, Rush Limbaugh dead at 70, impeachment, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Covid-19. Tucker Carlson and Fox News. We’re just getting started. Tune in to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics!

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!

WAKE ME WHEN IT’S OVER

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast. This week: When the stakes couldn’t be any higher, as Election day 2020 draws near, Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper, assess the state of the race in what seems like the longest presidential race in American history, sigh.

WAKE ME WHEN IT'S OVER

There are a lot of questions that need answering this week. Can we believe the polls showing that Joe Biden is ahead? How much effect will the rising cases of Covid-19 nationwide have on the outcome of the race? How far is Donald Trump willing to go to retain his presidency? Is Vice President Mike Pence willing to kill Americans to win re-election? What happens if the election is thrown to the Republican packed Supreme Court? Will Senator Bernie Sanders be able to contain the progressive wing of the Democratic Party through election day? Can Democrats flip the Senate? What about red states blue? These questions and answers, and even more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

Wake me when it’s over. Election2020, the fate of the U.S. Senate, Amy Coney Barrett, Covid-19, mail-in voting, the Latino vote, Kamala Harris who? Florida, Florida, Florida and that’s just where we begin. Join us on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk politics!

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