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SECRETS AND LIES REPUBLICAN STYLE

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We’re only as sick as our darkest secrets and our lies takes on a whole new meaning this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast when joining me at my table to discuss the latest political news is my partner in politics former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, and in our second half-hour Pulitzer Prize winning author of the extraordinary book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, David Zucchino.

Trump, Fox News hosts, the entire Republican Party have been lying to their supporters about Covid-19 and the safety and efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine. But now the chickens, as they say, have come home to roost. Thanks to reluctant MAGAs, a virus that could be easily eradicated thanks to the vaccine is infecting the unvaccinated with a vengeance and those who took the vaccine are finding themselves at greater risk due to the recalcitrant Republicans and the new Covid variant. It’s nonsensical. Why are Republican leaders and Fox News hosts lying to their own, when they themselves are vaccinated?  Tune in to hear Halli go off on that subject and more, including the first January 6 Select Committee hearing, where more Republican secrets and lies are being uncovered.

In our second half-hour Halli introduces you to Pulitzer Prize winning, North Carolina author DAVID ZUCCHINO. A contributing writer for the New York Times, Zucchino has covered wars and civil conflicts in more than three dozen countries and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for his reporting in Iraq, Lebanon, Africa, and inner-city Philadelphia. And now he has won yet another coveted Pulitzer for his extraordinary non-fiction national bestselling book WILMINGTON’S LIE, THE MURDEROUS COUP OF 1898 AND THE RISE OF WHITE SUPREMACY, a gripping account of one of the most disturbing, though virtually unknown, political events in American history. David writes brilliantly, he is an even better talker. This is an interview you don’t want to miss.

We’re only as sick as our secrets and lies. Covid-19, the January 6 Commission, infrastructure, Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, this week in Tucker Carlson, white supremacy and 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!

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 ‘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.

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!

GOODBYE DEMENTIA, HELLO JOE BIDEN – ELLIS COSE

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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.

ELLIS COSE

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!

FROM BAT FEVER TO BAT SH*T CRAZY TO HOPE…

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Political Podcast

With Covid-19 surging in so many states and a president who tells us the lethal virus is “fading away,” and Trump’s former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, confirming what we already know, that the POTUS is not “fit for the job,” things are looking pretty bleak in the U.S.. But don’t despair. Just when you need it, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show brings you an inspiring story, the tale of a true American hero, Dr. Aaron Berkowitz, his story told in his new book ONE BY ONE BY ONE, MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AMID A BILLION PROBLEMS. Welcome to The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on whichever is your favorite app, and on your Alexa device too.

Up first, Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time veteran Matthew Cooper slice and dice all things politics. This week we talk Bat Fever (aka Covid-19), Blabbermouth John Bolton, Election2020, police reform, and the passing of an American icon, the end of an era, Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, and so much more.

Then in our second half-hour: The name Dr. Aaron Berkowitz may not be familiar to you, but he’s someone you want to meet. His story is powerful, and in these wretched times, it’s an inspiring story. It begins here: Dr. Aaron Berkowitz has just finished his medical training when he was sent to Haiti on his first assignment with Partners In Health, a global health organization that brings health care to the most vulnerable around the world. There, he meets Janel, a 23-year-old man with the largest brain tumor Berkowitz or any of his neurosurgeon colleagues at Harvard Medical School have ever seen. Determined to live up to PIH’s mission statement, Berkowitz tries to save Janel’s life. And that’s just the beginning, the whole story told by Dr. Berkowitz in his inspiring new book ONE BY ONE BY ONE: MAKING A SMALL DIFFERENCE AMID A BILLION PROBLEMS.

It’s a jam-packed show. Covid-19, John Bolton, Election2020, the Montana Senate race, John F. Kennedy, Black Lives Matter, Election 2020, Haiti, an inspirational story, Jean Kennedy Smith — all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on whichever is your favorite app and on your Alexa device too.

IMPEACHMENT TRAIN RUNS THROUGH UKRAINE…

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Doris Kearns Goodwin, I have a question for you. Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? As the impeachment train wends its way down the tracks these questions and more seem uniquely relevant. And it is the reason why I invited historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author of LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES to discuss Donald Trump, leadership, and so much more this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. And, as we do every week, my partner in politics former White House corespondent, Matthew Cooper and I will slice and dice all things politics.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

In her #1 New York Times bestseller, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, now out in paperback, Doris Kearns Goodwin combines her signature storytelling with essential lessons from four of our nation’s presidents—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. She writes that no common pattern describes the trajectory of leadership. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared a fierce ambition and a deep-seated resilience that enabled them to surmount uncommon adversity. At their best, all four were guided by a sense of moral purpose. And then there was Donald Trump. Are leadership and moral purpose a thing of the past? My good friend and Pulitzer Prize winning author and baseball aficionado, Doris Kearns Goodwin joins me on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Do tune in!

Doris Kearns Goodwin

And as always, my partner in politics, Matthew Cooper and I slice and dice all things politics, this week our focus on impeachment, and a whole lot more.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT TIMES, Donald Trump, impeachment, political news, Lindsey Graham, Ukraine, quid pro quo…we tackle it all this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and on all your favorite apps.

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!  

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

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If Marianne Williamson wasn’t on your radar before this week, I imagine she is today. She is trending on twitter after the Democratic Party debate and for good reason. Marianne Williamson is an original, smart, provocative, unusual, always fascinating. Today on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show I am bringing you an interview with Ms. Williamson that goes back to January 2014. The podcast is posted at Halli Casser-Jayne.com and on all your favorite apps.

Marianne Williamson

It was the first time Marianne was a guest on my show, one of many conversations the presidential candidate and spiritual leader and I have had over many years. I chose this particular interview because it showcases who Marianne Williamson is as a person. It tells the story of her personal journey, and although many want to treat her as ‘out there’, I think you’ll discover Marianne’s personal journey is not all that different from yours and mine. For those who don’t know anything about Marianne Williamson, she is the internationally acclaimed spiritual leader, lecturer, and the author of many published books, many which have been New York Times bestsellers, four of them reaching the coveted number #1 spot, including her breakout hit A RETURN TO LOVE: REFLECTIONS ON THE PRINCIPLES OF A COURSE IN MIRACLES. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs including Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. This interview was recorded New Years Eve 2014, Marianne appearing to hawk her book, A YEAR OF MIRACLES, DAILY DEVOTIONS AND REFLECTIONS, and to talk about her first foray into politics, her run for election to the U.S. House of Representatives from California’s Congressional District 33. it is presented without editing. Enjoy.

Marianne Williamson

In the second half of the show, Matt Cooper, my partner in politics and I handicap the Detroit debates. As always it’s fun and informative conversation. Don’t miss it.

Marianne Williamson presidential candidate, Election 2020, CNN debate, politics, spirituality, Democratic candidates, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show available at Halli Casser-Jayne.com and on all your favorite apps.

IT’S MUELLER TIME

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It’s Mueller Time and maybe it’s time for the Democratic Party to sh*t or get off the pot. Are the Republicans creating fantasyland or living in fantasyland? What becomes the presidency of Donald J. Trump? The leadership of Mitch McConnell? How many men in Washington, D.C. will Jeffrey Epstein takedown? It’s this week in politics on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Halli and Halli’s partner in all things politics, journalist and veteran White House correspondent  Matthew Cooper on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and available on all your favorite apps.

It's Mueller Time!

It’s Mueller Time! A reluctant Robert Mueller finally made it to Capitol Hill and depending upon who you talk to, his performance was either a bust or a boom. Is Nancy Pelosi protecting her personal fiefdom or the Democratic Party — maybe both — or hurting Dems chances to defeat Donald Trump in Election 2020? Is Donald Trump the most dangeous man in America or would that be Mitch McConnell? Is Devin Nunes a nut or is there a method to his madness? Jim Jordan? Does Trump get a second term or a prison term? These questions explored and we’re just beginning. What a show! Here we go!

It’s Mueller Time. The future of the Democratic Party. Who is winning in the fight between the Democrats and Donald Trump? Will Nancy Pelosi begin an impeachment inquiry? All this and more on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show with Matthew Cooper always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, and on all your favorite apps.

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