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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.

KILLING PARTISAN DIVIDE – INSIDE STEVE BANNON

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When not even a pandemic that has killed almost 50,000 Americans can heal the partisan divide, America is in big trouble. And that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics in their weekly take on the political scene. Then it is on to a truly eye-opening conversation, an exploration into the mind and heart of Trump creator, Steve Bannon, with the author of the new book WAR FOR ETERNITY: INSIDE STEVE BANNON’S FAR-RIGHT CIRCLE OF GLOBAL POWER BROKERS, Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and is available on all your favorite apps.

KILLING PARTISAN DIVIDE - STEVE BANNON

Seriously, when not even a pandemic that has killed almost 50,000 Americans can heal the partisan divide, America has some soul-searching to do. But there might be a glimmer of hope. Nearly 75% of all Americans agree that they disagree with Donald Trump and his Republican governors who think “there are more important things than life,” and it’s time for America to go back to work. And though you might not have noticed it, there is an election going on. Trump has his daily campaign rallies disguised as Covid-19 briefings, but Democratic Party presumed nominee Joe Biden might be benefiting from those rallies, much to Trump’s chagrin. Biden is ahead in many key state polls. There’s a lot more to discuss, the newly-formed coalition government in Israel is on the list, too. Tune in.

STEVE BANNON

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to the new book, WAR FOR ETERNITY: INSIDE STEVE BANNON’S FAR-RIGHT CIRCLE OF GLOBAL POWER BROKERS and the book’s author Benjamin R. Teitelbaum. Kirkus called the book “breathless and provocative, with thick coats of conspiracy theory, of the doctrines that drive Steve Bannon.” If you’re looking for the answer to some of Trump’s most crazy, WAR FOR ETERNITY is the book for you. As if there isn’t enough to scare us in this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the contents of Teitelbaum’s book will. From a series of interviews with his subject, Steve Bannon, Teitelbaum takes us deep into the foundations and guiding documents of the ideology that guides Bannon, the author and champion of Trump’s policies, including the border wall, the Muslim ban, his anti-immigrant nationalism.

The partisan divide, the radical Republican Party, Covid-19, has Dr. Birx turned into Trump’s Twirl Girl? Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh,  Election 2020, and a deep dive into the mind of Steve Bannon with author Benjamin R. Teitelbaum…all on 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.

CAN WE VENT-I-LATOR?

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Welcome to the Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

Can we Vent-i-late?

Can we vent-i-late? Here we go: As thousands of Americans die from the Coronavirus the pandemic that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, only recently called a “Democratic hoax,” because there are not enough ventilators to serve the needy, and our first responders, our nurses, are forced to wear garbage bags, their only line of defense against the virus, because (gasp for air) paranoid Trump is too busy accusing the media of making up the extent of the virus in order to hurt the economy, in order to keep him from being re-elected president, rather than enacting the Defense Production Act, just one action that would ramp up production of much-needed ventilators to keep patients alive, and Republicans actually suggest that our senior citizens should sacrifice their lives for the sake of the American economy (and Trump’s re-election), sigh, where is that ventilator? And we’re just beginning.

Meanwhile after much delay the Senate passed a two trillion dollar Coronavirus economic stimulus package that seemed obsolete before it was even signed, after it was announced that jobless claims soared to a record 3 million. And about that presidential election? What about it? It seemed to have fallen off America’s radar. Joe Biden where art thou, DNC?

These are truly times that try men (and women’s) souls. Halli and Matt dissect it all for you on 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. “See” you there.

NOT THE WORST OF TIMES, NOT THE BEST OF TIMES…

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It is not the worst of times, it is not the best of times, but these are scary times and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and Halli’s partner in politics, former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too. And in our second half-hour a conversation with philanthropis, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, and the author of THE AMERICAN STORY: CONVERSATIONS WITH MASTER HISTORIANS, David M. Rubenstein, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

NOT THE WORST OF TIMES

America is under siege, the enemy a stealth virus that attacks the old and the young, the rich and the poor, a non-dicerning enemy. In our first half-hour, Matt and Halli take a look at how the administration is handling the pandemic. It’s a war being fought on two fronts: the effort to protect the health and safety of our citizens and the efforts to save the American economy. And by the way, while the nation fights for our lives and our well-being there is an election in progress. Former Vice President Joe Biden soundly defeated Senator Bernie Sanders in three primaries. What now? Does Sanders trot off gracefully into the sunset or go on fighting fin the hope of a better day?

DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN

In our second half-hour we introduce you to an interesting figure of our times. His name is David M. Rubenstein and David is the co-founder and co-executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s most successful investment firms. He is also the Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and an original signer of The Giving Pledge. In his spare time he is the host of The David Rubenstein Show on Bloomberg TV and PBS. His book THE AMERICAN STORY should be on everyone’s bookshelves. And while we all hunker down to defeat the Coronavirus, this is a book that we recommend you read.

The Coronavirus Pandemic, an assessment of Trump in one of America’s scariest hours, the 2020 stock market plunge, Election 2020, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and David M. Rubenstein author of THE AMERICAN STORY and we’re just beginning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

JOE BIDEN: A FRANK SINATRA SONG

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Joementum is real! So is the Coronavirus. Senator Elizabeth Warren is the last woman to exit the 2020 race for the presidency, leaving Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to battle it out, and that’s where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics, and Donald Trump, too, the podcast available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

JOE BIDEN:  A FRANK SINATRA SONG

Joe Biden’s run for the presidency is proving to be like a lyric from a Frank Sinatra song. “I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing. Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race. That’s life!” Now, after Elizabeth Warren exits the presidential race it’s Joe vs. Bernie and we’re all in for a wild ride, but not just because of Election 2020. The Coronavirus is quickly spreading across America, and despite the ample warning it was on the way, the Trump administration appears not to be prepared for the pandemic. Trump is trying to play down the severity of the disease, even telling Americans it is OK to go to work, it’s just a flu. The nation isn’t buying it; everyone is on edge, even Chuck Schumer and Chief Justice Roberts in a battle royale over comments the Minority Leader made. And what about that parlor game if Joe Biden becomes the Democratic Party nominee for president, who will he choose as his running mate? Oh, and Halli’s favorite, Montana Governor Steve Bullock is said to be throwing his hat in the ring for the Senate seat, even though he said he wouldn’t.

Joementum and a nod to Frank Sinatra. Can Bernie Sanders manage a comeback? Goodbye Elizabeth Warren, hello Coronavirus. What is the future of Roe v Wade? And we’re just beginning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

‘A VERY STABLE GENIUS’ AUTHOR PHILIP RUCKER

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A VERY STABLE GENIUS AUTHOR PHILIP RUCKER

A “very stable genius” is how Donald Trump describes himself and is the title of the New York Times bestsellling book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize winners Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with Washington Post White House bureau chief and author Philip Rucker. And, as we do every week Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice all things politics, from  the South Carolina debate to the Coronavirus, and that’s just where we begin. Join us at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com or find us on all your favorite apps.

A VERY STABLE GENIUS AUTHOR PHILIP RUCKER

Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, leading its coverage of President Trump and his administration. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. And now, Rucker and Pulitzer Prize winner fellow Washington Post reporter, Carol Loennig, examine the evolution of Trump’s presidency and leadership style and take readers behind the scenes to reveal never-before reported details of Trump’s shocking behavior with new evidence of chaos in his administration in their New York Times best-selling book A VERY STABLE GENIUS, DONALD J. TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA. What a book, what a conversation, tune in.

A conversation with Washington Post White House bureau chief and author of the New York Times bestselling book A VERY STABLE GENIUS, DONALD J. TRUMP’S TESTING OF AMERICA, Philip Rucker, and former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper bring you all the political news, the latest on the Coronavirus, the Democratic Party’s contest for their presidential nominee, Roger Stone, Biden, Sanders, Bloomberg. And that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

MERRY IMPEACHMENT, HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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Merry Impeachment, Happy Holidays or is it Happy Impeachment, Merry Holidays? Whichever, history has been made December 18, 2019, when President of the United States, Donald John Trump became only the third president in United States history to be impeached. Trump lied, fought, abused his power and obstructed Congress, but he didn’t stop his impeachment, or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, perhaps the first women to hold Trump accountable in his long and storied career with women. What’s next? Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli’s partner in politics former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper where two old friends and political pundits slice and dice all things politics and Donald Trump, too. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and also available on all your favorite apps.

Happy Holidays

Merry Impeachment and Happy Holidays. Where do we go from here? Speaker Pelosi refused to send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate until the Senate agrees to a fair trial. Trump is furious, as are his sidekicks in obstruction of Congress and abusers of power, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Miss Lindsey Graham — well, maybe not as furious as Donald Trump. And that’s where Halli and Matt begin this week’s podcast. But that is not all. There is a Democratic Party debate to talk about — how’s that race for the nomination going, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg? And what of the passage of the new NAFTA, USMCA? And President Trump has two holiday gifts for his MAGAs, Ho! Ho! Ho! We’ll talk about that, too.

Merry Impeachment and Happy Holidays. What comes next? Are there any noble souls left in the Republican Party? Ho! Ho! Ho! Tune in when Halli and Matthew Cooper tackle all things politics on 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. See you there!

BARRELING TOWARD IMPEACHMENT

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Are we barreling toward impeachment? It’s a whole new political world this week when we learned that the President of the United States admitted to using the powers of his office to target Joe Biden, his potential rival in Election 2020 and Biden’s son, by pressuring the Ukrainian government to fabricate a scandal. Top that with the revelation that a whistleblower had filed a complaint against the President Donald Trump. And then top that with the fact that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a seemingly reluctant warrior has announced there will be an official Impeachment Inquiry into Donald Trump. Joining me at my table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is my partner in politics, former White House Correspondent Matthew Cooper for an in-depth conversation.

Barreling Toward Impeachment

Roll at the barrel, yes we are on the impeachment roll and where all of this lands nobody quite knows. We are barreling toward impeachment. Here’s some of what we know: We do know that according to the whistleblower, the White House tried to “lock down” records of the Trump Ukraine call, the transcripts released to the public incriminating, to say the least. It appears that the President of the United States Trump used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in Election 2020 and that Trump’s new fixer and private attorney, Rudy Giuliani, met an adviser to the Ukraine president in August and that the Acting DNI Chief Joseph Maguire, a Trump appointee, appeared to play games with the release of the whistleblower’s statement.

As the barrel rolls, we are in a whole new territory. The players include President Trump, an unidentified whistleblower, the Acting DNI Chief Maguire, Attorney General Bill Barr, Rudy Giuliani, Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Adam Schiff, Vice President Mike Pence and we’re just beginning. Strap yourselves in and roll out the barrel, we’re in for a barrel of fun on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast with Matthew Cooper!  

BOLTON BOLTS THE DOLT OR THE DOLT BOLTS BOLTON

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John Bolton bolts the dolt or is it the Dolt Bolted Bolton? That is the operative question this week as Halli and her partner in politics veteran White Correspondent Matthew Cooper tackle the top political stories of the week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. And, we welcome the esteemed editor of the New York Times Book Review and author Pamela Paul in a conversation about one of our favorite topics: Books. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

John Bolton

In the world of politics, there’s a lot to talk about this week beginning with the controversial exit of Donald Trump’s third National Security Advisor, John Bolton. Did Bolton bolt the dolt or did the dolt bolt Bolton? How long will Bolton keep quiet about what’s going on behind the scenes in the White House? Polls are pretty consistent, former Vice President Joe Biden still maintaining his lead in the race and still causing a lot of agita. Is Biden up for the job? Lingering in the background is Montana Governor Steve Bullock, a moderate with a record to sell. Impeachment? Guns? The Taliban? And we’re just beginning.

John Bolton

GAME OF THRONES author George R.R. Martin once said: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.” That is no small truth. Esteemed New York Times Book Review Editor and children’s books editor for the New York Times Maria Russo, share GRRM’s point of view and are on a mission to reach out to the young. Together they have written HOW TO RAISE A READER, a book on fostering a lifelong love of books from birth to teens. But make no mistake. This isn’t a primer only for parents. It is a celebration of the book, a reminder for us all that there is a vast world available to us all one bookstore, library, ebook away. In a world where way too much time is spent staring at a screen by teenagers and adults alike, HOW TO RAISE A READER might just be the gift book for all who would rather experience a thousand lives before they die, not just one.

Join me, Halli Casser-Jayne, Matthew Cooper, and the New York Times Book Review editor, Pamela Paul this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps.

TRUMP DANES TO CALL HIMSELF JESUS…

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Rashida Tlaib. The Jewish question. Anti-Semitic tropes by Trump who danes to call himself Jesus,the BDS Movement, Israel, Joe Biden and we’re just beginning when Halli and her partner in politics veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper talk all things politics this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

Rashida Tlaib

And oh what a week it was. Anti-Semitism and Israel were the topics of the week when Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, barred Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and her cohort Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from entering Israel and the first two Muslims elected to Congress took their battle with Israel to the airwaves. Trump egged them on, called Jews who voted with the Democratic Party the old anti-Semitic trope “disloyal,” and the Democrats sided with the two Congresswomen, both who themselves have made anti-Semitic statements against Israel and are pro the BDS terrorist movement, the Palestinian economic war machine against the Jewish state. But that’s not all. Joe Biden regained his double-digit lead in the Democratic Party’s presidential contest, while Kamala Harris has taken a precipitous 12-point fall. Is Biden a good bet for the Dems? Why isn’t Steve Bullock, Montana’s popular governor and a moderate Democrat leading a Republican state not getting attention from Democratic Party voters? Is gun control dead? Will the trade war finish off Trump? Is a recession on the horizon? Trump wanted to buy Greenland, and the Danes told him no, so Trump canceled his visit to Denmark? Halli and Matt discuss whether calling Trump crazy is effective, and so much more.

Here we go…join Halli and Matt on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

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