Posts Tagged ‘Joe Manchin’

YOU WIN SOME AND YOU LOSE SOME

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You win some and you lose some and that’s what happened in the off-year election, the Democrats losing the Virginia governorship but holding onto New Jersey. And then the spin began 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.

You win some and you lose some. Question: Who is the better spinner, Democrats or Republicans? Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Democratic Governor McAuliff, but history shows that the party in power in Washington almost always loses Virginia off-year elections. It’s been 40 years since a Democrat one two consecutive terms in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy did. But on the theme of good news and bad news, the Covid-19 vaccination for children has been approved, but despite a growing vaccination rate in the U.S. and abroad, Covid-19 is on the rise in Europe. The House is expected to finally pass the Infrastructure Bill and the Build Back Better Plan. That’s good news. The bad news: They didn’t pass either prior to the election. There’s more news on Donald Trump, on voting rights legislation, climate change, the Steele Dossier, the January 6 Committee and much more.

You win some and you lose some. Will the Democrats be able to win the vote of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on the Build Back Better Plan? Will NYSD lose in its efforts to indict former President Trump? Jobs, jobs, jobs! There is a lot more in political news. Have a 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 politics at its best. 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.

DEMS: QUIT WHINING & POP THAT CORK!

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Democrats: Quit your damn whining and pop that cork. It ain’t perfect, but it appears that President Joe Biden is about to snatch an important victory from the jaws of defeat and his Build Back Better Plan will soon become one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by a President of the United States. Is it what everyone wanted? No, but there’s enough in Build Back Better for every Democrat to claim victory 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.

It’s been a long slog. And, it isn’t exactly over. But it’s a pretty certain bet that Build Back Better is about to be passed, despite the team of S & M, Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin’s efforts to put the kibosh on the legislation every step along the way. There’s more in political news. Where oh where is Steve Bannon and why is the January 6 Committee still talking about what they will do, but don’t  do? Halli wonders if the Committee is afraid of the answers they will surely find. Wait until you hear what Matt has to say when Halli asks him what should happen to former President Trump if the committee can prove he attempted a coup. There’s Covid19 news to discuss. Tucker Carlson is a topic. Can former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliff pull off the win? Alec Baldwin, Ron DeSantis, the relationship between Vice President Harris and POTUS are part of the discussion, the economy and oh, so much more.

Have a 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 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.

POLITICS, IT’S ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE THE DAWN

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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.

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.

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!

A VERY TRUMPY 4TH

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It’s a very Trumpy 4th of July and Trump is 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 Trump, Inc. indictment, the grumpy Supreme Court decisions, grr, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and so much more is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

It’s a very Trumpy 4th of July and Trump is 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 Trump, Inc. indictment, the grumpy Supreme Court decisions, grr, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and so much more is my partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper.

Trumpy is back in the news. Did he ever go away? The Trump Organization and Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg pleaded not guilty Thursday to crimes related to what prosecutors called a “sweeping and audacious” scheme to avoid taxes on compensation for the CFO and other executives. The company is owned by former President Donald Trump, who was not charged. A 15-count indictment says the Trump Organization and Weisselberg devised a scheme to compensate Weisselberg and other company executives in an “off the books” manner, in which they “received substantial portions of their income through indirect and disguised means.” A prosecutor in court said that the “the former CEO” of the Trump Organization — ex-President Trump — “signed, himself, many of the illegal compensation checks” to executives. Then Trumpy’s Supreme Court took another major stab at voter’s rights and protected dark money’s infiltration of our politics. Halli goes off on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Matt catches us up and “This Week on Tucker Carlson” but that’s just where we begin. Tune in

A VERY TRUMPY 4TH

It’s a very Trumpy 4th: Trump Inc. is indicted; Joe Manchin might have to rethink the filibuster; Pelosi taps Republican Rep. Liz Cheney for her committee investigating the Capitol riot; is Vice President Kamala Harris in trouble? Anti-Semitism is up; Bill Cosby is out of the slammer — 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!

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!

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!

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