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Darren Wilson Gives Interview to ABC [AUDIO]

The Ferguson decision has sparked protests not only in Missouri but around the country.   As the unrest continues, the police officer at the center of the case has decided to speak out.  Darren Wilson gave an interview to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos  – the only interview he has granted so far.  Wilson gave a clear and calm recount of what occurred that day when he shot teenager Mic hael Brown. Read more...

LAPD Commander Smith: Ferguson Response Protests Mostly Peaceful [AUDIO]

Some Angelenos took to the streets last night to voice their disapproval with the decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer after he shot and killed a teenage suspect.  Though the local protests didn’t rise to to level of unrest in Missouri, a number of people did manage to shut down traffic for a time on the 110 Freeway in South LA as well as Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills.  No one was hurt, but at least two people were arrested.  Commander Andrew Smith from the LAPD joined The Morning Answer to discuss how the department is handling protestors. Read more...

Chuck Hagel Steps Down as Secretary of Defense [AUDIO]

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post as Defense Secretary.  President Obama made the announcement this morning calling Hagel “no ordinary” Secretary of Defense.   Hagel is reportedly leaving in frustration after being marginalized by the Administration.  Bloomberg News reports that Hagel had stopped speaking up in White House meetings because aides with less experience often ignored what he said. Read more...

Ben Shaprio: Obama's Executive Amnesty Power Grab 'Unprecedented' [AUDIO]

As expected, Emperor in Chief Barack Obama used his executive authority to shield up to 5 million illegal aliens from deportation.  In his executive amnesty speech, he noted that “the politics of this issue are tough” and that “some worry about immigration will change the very fabric of who we are, or take our jobs, or stick it to the middle-class families at a time when they already feel like they’ve gotten the raw deal for over a decade.”  The beginning of the program is vague, starting in “early 2015.” Read more...

Joe Piscopo Visits The Morning Answer [AUDIO]

Former Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo is in Los Angeles for a few days and did his show for our New York sister station in our studios this morning. He stuck around after the program to spend some time on The Morning Answer with Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss. Read more...

Rabbi Shimon Kraft on Jerusalem Synagogue Attack [AUDIO]

Three Americans and one British citizen are dead following a vicious terrorist attack in a Jerusalem Synagogue on Tuesday.  Israeli police say that two Palestinian terrorists entered the synagogue around 7am during morning prayers and started striking worshipers with a meat cleaver and knives.  The terrorists shouted “Allah Akbar” as they carried out the attacks.  Rabbi Shimon Kraft, friend of Kalman Levine who was murdered in the attack, joined Brian, Ben and Elisha on the Morning Answer to talk about the incident. Read more...

Is Hugh Hewitt Done with Mitt Romney? [AUDIO]

With the mid-term elections over, all eyes are turning to 2016 and who the Republican candidate might be.  Mitt Romney’s name keeps coming up – and Morning Answer host Brian Whitman truly hopes that he does run, but not because he wants him to win, but because he’s a “1 for 4” in winning his last elections.  Whitman noticed while checking over Answer afternoon host Hugh Hewitt’s Twitter page that he was now calling for the drafting of Senator Rob Portman.  “Is Hugh Hewitt done with Mitt Romney?” wondered Brian and so he invited Hugh Hewitt to call in and explain his apparent change of heart. Read more...

Bill Cosby Rape Allegations Resurface [AUDIO]

Bill Cosby is facing a PR crisis after allegations of rape.   Initial claims were made in 2006 and Cosby denied the accusations in public.  He ultimately settled out of court.  Now that they have come up again, Cosby is remaining silent.  His lawyer issued a statement over the weekend saying “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced.  The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true.” Read more...

Charlie Rangel Calls TEA Party Cracker Slur "Term of Endearment" [AUDIO]

On Huffington Post Live, New York Congressional Representative Charlie Rangel claimed his use of the term “cracker” as a “term of endearment.”  He made the comments to host Marc Lamont Hill when questioned about the use of the term against the TEA Party in a 2013 interview. Read more...

Nurses Strike over Ebola Training [AUDIO]

Around 18,000 nurses are on strike over what they say are patient care issues.  The walkout by the California Nurses Association affects 21 Kaiser hospitals and 35 clinics across the state.  In addition to the typical gripes of staff shortages and patients being discharged to soon, they also say that they are not being adequately trained and protected from the deadly Ebola virus.  Read more...