Posts Tagged ‘podcast’

THE GAETZ TO SOLVING AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

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The Gaetz to solving America’s immigration problem, gaetz it? This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show we’re all about Matthew Gaetz and his problems, and America’s immigration problem, but that’s just where we being 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.

THE GAETZ TO SOLVING AMERICA'S IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

Matthew Gaetz and Gaetzgate is still at the top of political news and doesn’t seem to be going away. In fact, Gaetz’s problems only seem to be escalating drip by drip by drip. But that’s not all. The Derek Chauvin trial is captivating everyone as the cable channels offer wall to wall coverage. Covid-19 and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine problem are on everybody’s mind. Are you paying attention to the push back by American corporations to the Republican’s efforts to suppress people of color’s votes? We are, and infrastructure, Senator Joe Manchin, Iran, and the horrible death of young, African-American Dante Wright. There’s so much more. Please tune in.

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to Warren Binford. A lawyer and an international children’s rights scholar. Ms. Binford is one of only a handful of private citizens selected to inspect border facilities where migrant children are detained. Warren co-founded Project Amplify in 2019 to allow the voices of migrant children to be heard. And now Project Amplify is helping to tell the heartbreaking experiences of the children in her gut-wrenching new book HEAR MY VOICE: THE TESTIMONIES OF CHILDREN DETAINED AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE UNITED STATES, featuring the brilliant art of 17 Mexican and Mexican-American artists

The Gaetz to solving America’s immigration problems, Covid-19, infrastructure, Derek Chauvin, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Iran, Dante Wright, Senator Joe Manchin…there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper 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.

SHOT’S IN ARMS, CHECK’S IN MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN GROUND…

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Shot’s in the arms, check’s in the mail, shovel’s in the ground and  that’s where we are in America today and 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.

SHOT'S IN THE ARM, CHECK'S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL'S IN THE GROUND...
SHOT’S IN THE ARM, CHECK’S IN THE MAIL, SHOVEL’S IN THE GROUND…

And what a week it has been. Congressman Matt Gaetz and Gaetzgate are at the top of our list of subjects to discuss. The New York Times is reporting that Gaetz asked White House officials for blanket preemptive pardons for himself and other congressional allies of Trump. Is that what an innocent man does? Venerable news magazine 60 Minutes took on another Florida politico, Governor Ron DeSantis, accusing of him participating with Florida’s top supermarket chain, Publix, in a pay for play scheme, giving the large donors to DeSantis’s PAC the exclusive rights to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine. Was it a hit or a miss for 60 Minutes and/or Ron DeSantis? We discuss. And what of Covid-19? President Joe Biden has overseen a nearly flawless roll-out of the vaccine. Following his extraordinary legislative accomplishment with the passing of the stimulus package, Biden might be the least polarizing figure to sit in the most powerful position in Washington, and one of the most surprisingly successful. Can he continue his success with his Infrastructure Bill?

Those stories and the MLB and the moving of the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver, Republican voter suppression efforts, former House Speaker John Boehner’s scintillating new book, does Israel Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu pull together a coalition government? Derek Chauvin, George Floyd…there’s a lot to get to and here we go. Join Halli and Matthew Cooper 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.

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.

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!

BANANA REPUBLICANS OF AMERICA

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast and to the Banana Republicans of America. On this week’s episode Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper ponder Donald Trump’s refusal to concede his defeat by President-elect Joe Biden, and all his little Republican lemmings, too. But there’s more.

BANANA REPUBLICANS OF AMERICA

On November 3, 2020, America spoke and spoke loudly and clearly, much to Donald Trump’s dismay and denial. Former Vice-President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. won the American presidency with over fifty percent of the vote, beating out the incumbent president, a rare event in American history. But Donald Trump is refusing to acknowledge his defeat, acting more like Gone With the Wind’s Aunt Pittypat, hysterical, hold up in the White House like an 19th century woman having the vapors, refusing a peaceful transition of power, a first in American history. Has the United States of America officially become a Banana Republican? And then there is the Covid-19 Pandemic that is ravaging the U.S.. It seems unfathomable that over 250,000 Americans are dead, and not a word from President Donald ‘Aunt Pittypat’ Trump, indulging in his own personal pity party.  

The Banana Republicans of America, the Covid19 Pandemic, was Senator Lindsey Graham trying to fix the election for Trump? The fate of the U.S. Senate remains up in the air. Will the Republican Party come to their senses? Will Trump? And that’s just where we begin 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. Let’s talk politics!

CHARACTER COUNTS ELECTION 2020 RECAP

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Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast. On this week’s episode Halli and her partner in politics, veteran White House correspondent Matthew Cooper discuss Joe Biden’s victory over one-term President Donald Trump, ponder the lessons learned, and gaze through their looking glasses to discern what comes next in the fight for democracy. 

CHARACTER COUNTS: ELECTION2020 RECAP

On November 3, 2020, America spoke and spoke loudly and clearly, much to Donald Trump’s dismay and denial. Trump’s character was on the ballot and America’s, too. It was not a close decision. Former Vice-President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. won with over fifty percent of the vote, beating out the incumbent president, a rare thing in American history. More history was made when Senator Kamala Harris became America’s first bi-racial, female vice-president. And that’s just where we begin. So many questions. So little time. Will Nancy Pelosi remain Madame Speaker after the Democrats lost so many House seats? Will AOC and the Squad make life difficult for President Biden, pushing for their left-wing agenda? The Senate is still up for grabs. We talk about the two Georgia Senate races that could make or break Biden’s presidency before it even gets started. And then there is the Covid-19 pandemic that is ravaging the U.S. as we speak.  

A recap of Election2020, the fate of the U.S. Senate, the end of Donald J. Trump’s hold on America. Who from the Republican Party takes control? Florida, Covid-19, those pesky things called polls. Is Senator Susan Collins the most  powerful Republican? And that’s just where we begin 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. 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!

MR. BIDEN’S NEIGHBORHOOD

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Fred Rogers, with apologies, it was a beautiful night in the neighborhood for Joe Biden, according to critics who compared the Democratic presidential candidate’s town hall on ABC News to a Mister Rogers episode. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper where we take a look at the state of the presidential race 17 days out, the dueling debates hosted by ABC and NBC, the Amy ‘Phoney’ Barrett hearings and so much more. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too.

MR. BIDEN'S NEIGHBORHOOD

Move over, Fred Rogers, there is a new gentle giant in America and his name is Joe Biden. Following the ABC-NBC dueling debates, radical right-wing operative, Trump adviser Mercedes Schlapp, who thought she was insulting Biden when she tweeted “ABC Politics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood,” was herself schlapped down for thinking it was an insult to compare Biden to Fred Rogers the late children’s TV host revered as a patient, inclusive and kind person. Is that what Trump has wrought? Mr. Rogers is now the bad guy? From there we tackle the hearings for SCOTUS nominee, Amy Comey Barrett, the nationwide rise in Covid-19 cases, the Senate races and the big Democratic money hauls, Rudy Giuliani, Russia, Chris Christie’s mea culpa, Floriduh, Floriduh, Floriduh and that’s just where we begin this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper.

Mr. Biden’s Neighborhood, Election2020, the fate of the U.S. Senate, Amy Comey Barrett, Covid-19, mail-in voting, 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!

“WILL YOU SHUT UP, MAN?” (DEBATE RECAP SPECIAL)

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“Will you shut up, man?” The words flew out of the mouth of septuagenarian Joe Biden in the first debate between the presidential hopeful, former Vice President Joe Biden, aimed at the no, he wouldn’t shut up rage-filled current occupant of the White House and Donald Trump, when Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, the debate moderator couldn’t contain the out of control POTUS. That’s where we begin on this recap of the first debate of Election 2020. And we tackle a whole lot more, too, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper.

"Will You Shut Up, Man?" Debate recap & More...

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. Imagine a former Vice-President of the United States forced to ask the current President of the United States to “shut-up, man.” It went downhill from there, hitting a new low even for Donald Trump, when he refused to denounce white supremacy and instead told the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.” But that’s just where we begin. Is Amy Coney Barrett a member of a religious cult? What was Governor Ron DeSantis thinking when he re-opened the state of Florida on the day when Florida had the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in the country? And what of former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale’s arrest and hospitalization after a suicide threat? Show me the money comes to mind. Do not miss this episode!

“Will you shut up, man?” Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Proud Boys, White Supremacists, Covid-19, Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS, Florida, Election2020, Lindsey Graham, Brad Parscale–it’s a wild ride this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps — and on your Alexa device too. Let’s talk politics!

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