Posts Tagged ‘information’


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

It’s always darkest before the dawn, and that’s true in politics and that’s where we begin our conversation 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.

Democrats are fighting with Democrats, Republicans are fighting with Democrats, Build Back Better, infrastructure, reconciliation — getting Joe Biden’s legislation passed has turned into a dog fight. That dynamic S & M duo, Senator Manchin of West Virginia and Senator Sinema of Arizona are torturing us to the end. Until the deal is signed, sealed and delivered President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party and the citizens of the United States remain at their mercy. Nine Republicans joined with the Democrats and voted to hold the defiant Steve Bannon in contempt when he refused to honor the subpoena to appear before the Jan 6th Committee, but who knows where that will lead. Winter starts moving in and Covid19 cases rise. Anti-Semitic tropes enter the contentious Virginia race for governor. Biden’s poll numbers reflect his frustrated base who want his legislation passed now! Listen to what Halli and Matt have to say on this week’s episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast with Matthew Cooper.  

It’s always darkest before the dawn. Infrastructure, Build Back Better, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Covid-19, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, the January 6th Commission, the Alec Baldwin shooting and gun control. 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.


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

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!


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog


Goodbye Dementia, Hello Joe Biden

Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. On this episode of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we begin with the revelation, much to the dismay of Republicans, that no, Joe Biden does not suffer from dementia and end with a conversation with bestselling author and critically acclaimed journalist, Ellis Cose, who wades into the debate to reveal how despite Facebook and Twitter, our Constitutional right to free speech has been co-opted by the wealthy and politically corrupt, the subject of his new book THE SHORT LIFE & CURIOUS DEATH OF FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA. It’s quite a journey in-between. Stay tuned.


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 Election 2020 dances  into full-swing, both Donald Trump and Joe Biden participated in town halls. Halli has much to say on the subject beginning with “Will the real Donald Trump please stand-up?” What does Matt have to say on the subject? From there it’s on to Covid-19 and the 200,000 dead American souls. Sigh. It didn’t have to be this way, as Vice President Pence’s former lead coronavirus task force aide, Republican Olivia Troye reveals when she slams Trump and endorses Biden in her new video. Another woman comes forth and accuses Trump of sexual assault. Why does no one seem to care? And then it’s time for Halli’s interview with Ellis Cose. The widely respected Cose offers an eye-opening wholly original examination of the state of free speech in America today. It’s not boring subject, promise. Nor is it a pretty picture. Never one to pull punches, Cose doesn’t.  

Bob Woodward, Election2020, Joe Biden and dementia, Donald Trump, stimulus package, Florida, Israel, UAE, Bahrain, Bibi Netanyahu, vaccines, the CDC, Attorney General Bill Barr, Lindsey Graham…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 politics!


Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Ernest Hemingway crime Russia spy

Trump, Russia, spies, crime, writer Ernest Hemingway? We bring them all together on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, March 29 when joining Halli at her table is Nicholas Reynolds author of the controversial new book that says Ernest Hemingway was a Russian spy, WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY: ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S SECRET ADVENTURES 1935-1961 and the editor of the riveting BOOK OF CRIME: MORE THAN 166 YEARS COVERING THE BEAT, Kevin Flynn.

Ernest Hemingway is surely one of our greatest American writers, whose life has been mapped to the fullest. But despite the gazillion words written about Hemingway now comes new insight into one of the most famous lives in literature. In his new book WRITER, SAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Nicholas Reynold’s reveals a secret that  during World War II, Hemingway became a spy for Soviet intelligence and tried to spy for the U.S., too. While he was the historian at the CIA Museum, Reynolds, a longtime CIA officer, former Marine colonel, and Oxford-trained historian, began to discover tantalizing clues that suggested Hemingway’s involvement in World War II-era intelligence work was much more complex and fraught with risks than has been previously understood. He brings the secret to life for the first time, Hemingway’s recruitment by Soviet spies in the NKVD (the forerunner to the KGB) followed by relationships with the US Department of State, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the American OSS (the precursor to the CIA) —to say nothing of his long-running conflict with the FBI.

ernest hemingway crime russia spyFor 166 years, THE NEW YORK TIMES has been a rich source of information about CRIME, its reporters racing alongside tabloids to track the shocking incidents that disrupt daily life.  Now in a fascinating compilation, edited by seasoned Times crime-beat veteran Kevin Flynn, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF CRIME, captures the full sweep of the newspaper’s coverage of the subject of crime from the assassinations of icons like Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Malcolm X to the deadly trails left behind by serial killers like the Son of Sam and Jeffrey Dahmer. Who can forget the Manson murders, bank heists by Dillinger, art heists and white-collar crimes from Ponzi to Madoff? Flynn brings us them all, including crimes of passion, heists, kidnapping, murders, the mob and more. This is a book that appeals to the voyeur in us all.

Trump, Ernest Hemingway, Russia, CIA, FBI, KGB, the New York Times, crime, murder, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show posts new podcasts Wednesdays, 3 pm ET at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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