Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Party’

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.

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!

RUDY GIULIANI, THE HAIR DYE MADE ME DO IT!

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Rudy Giuliani, the hair dye made me do it, and now disgraced lawyer who had his law license suspended this week is where we begin on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast when joining me at my table for the full hour to discuss what was truly an unusually interesting week in politics is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

It’s stunning! Once the beloved Mayor of New York City, known as America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani served as United States Associate Attorney General and United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Then Giuliani hitched his wagon to former President Donald Trump, and as the eloquent Lincoln Project co-founder, Rick Wilson, once said: “Everything that Trump touches dies, hashtag #ETTD — Giuliani’s law license suspended by the New York Court citing “uncontroverted evidence that Giuliani communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign.” But that’s just where we begin. Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally announced that she is creating a commission to investigate what she said are “many questions” about the events leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol and the federal response to that day. There’s so much more. Did Joe Biden’s loss to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy by the Republican’s filibuster cement the outcome of the 2022 elections? Is Kamala Harris the new Democrat the media loves to hate? Has Governor Ron DeSantis turned Florida into Floridistan? We discuss the Catholic Church, General Millie’s takedown of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Trump’s bucking the court order to turn over his tax returns to Congress, and that’s just where we begin. Tune in.

RUDY GIULIANI THE HAIR DYE MADE ME DO IT!

Rudy Giuliani, the hair dye made me do it, the Jan. 6 Commission, voter’s rights, Joe Manchin, infrastructure, Rep. Adam Schiff, 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!

SPICY BIDEN, VLAD PUTIN & Halli’s FRUSTRATION, OH MY!

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Spicy Biden, Vlad Putin, and Halli’s exasperation! Oh, my, do we have a show for you when joining me at my table this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour my friend and Putin expert, Franz Sedelmayer, the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Maybe, or maybe not the most important thing to come of the much touted Biden and Putin summit happened in a Biden press conference following the summit, when Spicy Biden jumped down the throat of CNN White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins. The always polite and measured President gave us a rare glimpse of his Irish, deliberate? Matt and I discuss. There’s more, this was a week of revelations into how far the former guy Trump was willing to go to retain power. But also revealed, how reticent the Democratic Party for all its protestations is willing to go to finish Trump. The frustration is not just mine. Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent and legal scholar, Laurence Tribe are among the many starting to voice their frustration at the do-nothing Democrats. There’s a lot more on our weekly politics review. Tune in.

SPICY BIDEN, VLAD PUTIN & HALLI'S FRUSTRATION!

In my second half-hour, I welcome back my go-to guy on all things Vladimir Putin, Franz Sedelmeyer. Once the best of friends, Putin and then President Boris Yeltsin expropriated Sedelmayer’s Russian company at great financial cost to Sedelmayer who didn’t take what happened lightly. Despite risk to himself, he took his case to the international court and beat Putin in a 20-year campaign against the Kremlin and won, the intrepid Franz Sedelmayer the only individual ever to collect money from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Spicy Biden, Vlad Putin, and Halli’s exasperation! Oh, my, you’re going to want to tune into The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper, and this week’s special guest Franz Sedelmayer, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. See you there!

OCEAN CRUISES, LAND SHRIMP & POLITICS?

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Ocean cruises, land shrimp, and politics? Yep! It’s a smorgasbord of politics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli is her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper as together they slice and dice all things politics, and some days, our lawmakers, too.

Senator Joe Manchin, what’s up with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis? The fate of Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Kamala Harris — ay caramba! How did you like the food in Guatemala, Vice President Harris? Is infrastructure dead? How about H.R.1? Maybe Joe Biden couldn’t have asked for a better time to change the subject to the G7 summit and his soon to be meeting with Vladimir Putin, or maybe not. A group of House lawmakers is criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for comparing the human rights records of the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban — a rare public rebuke against a fellow Democrat. If she’s not an anti-Semite, she’s darn close. And under the heading of be careful what you wish for, Attorney General Merrick Garland is enraging Democrats with his fairness doctrine being applied to Donald Trump. There’s more. Tune in, land shrimp is the main course. Don’t know what land shrimp are? Scrumptious!

Ocean cruises, land shrimp & politics? Senator Joe Manchin, Kamala Harris, Guatemala, is Rep. Ilhan Omar an anti-Semite or not, the fates of the infrastructure bill and H.R.I. Joe Biden takes a trip to Europe…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. Here we go!

TRUMP, BIBI, GAETZ, THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR & CICADAS?

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Trump, Bibi, Gaetz, the Revolutionary War and cicadas — that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli is her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and New York Times bestselling author Patrick K. O’Donnell whose new book THE INDESPENSIBLES is already on bestseller lists nationwide.

Everything changes and everything remains the same, well maybe. Trump is back in the news (did he ever go away?), insisting he’ll be reinstated as President by August. It appears that the longest serving Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu’s 12-year run is coming to an end, but maybe not. Be careful when you count Bibi down and out. Rep. Matt Gaetz is possibly facing obstruction charges (will he ever be arrested?), Covid-19 is on the wane, jobs are coming back, and, oh, Halli has some advice on how to handle the Democrat’s Joe Manchin problem.  

TRUMP, BIBI, GAETZ, THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR & CICADAS?

In our second half-hour, Halli talks with New York Times bestselling author, Patrick K. O’Donnell about his latest highly-touted book THE INDISPENSABLES. O’Donnell brings us a vivid account of an impressive Revolutionary War unit, a Massachusetts regimen, weaving a gripping narrative that captures the extraordinary story of fighting men of whom few Americans have ever heard but who nonetheless proved themselves “indispensable” to the cause of American liberty. And for the record, the similarities to the state of our burgeoning nation then, bear uncanny similarities to where we are today.

Trump, Bibi, Gaetz, the Revolutionary War and cicadas, the January 6 Commission, anti-Semitism, Israel, Mike Flynn, infrastructure, bipartisanship, Joe Manchin, President Joe Biden…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. Here we go!

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!

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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