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School Requires Permission Slip to Snack on Oreo Cookies

Brian, Ben and Elisha comment on a permission slip sent home to parents from a school in Pennsylvania requesting parental permission for students in a science class to eat Oreo Cookes left over from a science experiment.  Without a signed permission slip, students cannot snack on the cookies from the Continental Plates Science simulation lab. Read more...

Kicking Andrew Jackson off the $20 Bill [AUDIO]

There’s a movement afoot to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.  Some suggestions include Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.  The public can vote one of the 15 candidates at the Women on 20s website.   The idea is to convince the government to have the bills in circulation by 2020 – the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  Read more...

Fake President Underwood More Popular than Real President Obama [AUDIO]

A fake President has a higher favorability than a real President.  “House of Cards” character President Frank Underwood, portrayed by Kevin Spacey, earned a 57% favorability rating.  The real President of the United States, Barack Obama, came in at only 46% according to a new Reuters-Ipsos poll. Read more...

Cruz Jumps in for 2016 Presidential Run [AUDIO]

Ted Cruz is in!  The Senator from Texas formally announced his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election to an audience at Liberty University.  Brian Whitman immediately offered his take on the development, developing the mocking tag line “Lose with Cruz.” Read more...

104 Year Old Woman Loves Dr. Pepper, Drinks 3 Per Day [AUDIO]

A very old woman is in to Dr. Pepper big time.  “People try and give me coffee for breakfast. Well, I’d rather have a Dr. Pepper,” 104 year old Elizabeth Sullivan told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.   She also says that she started drinking it 40 years ago and drinks three a day.  “Every doctor that sees me says they’ll kill you, but they die and I don’t. So there must be a mistake somewhere,” she quipped. Read more...

Ben and Brian Role Play Starbucks 'Race Together' Discussion

Starbucks is whipping up controversy in its’ latest initiative.  The Seattle based company is launching a new campaign to discuss race relations in the US by asking employees to write “Race Together” on the side of customer’s cups.  This gesture is supposed to spark a conversation between baristas and customers. Read more...

Elisha Krauss, Michelle Obama Finally Find Common Ground with Spin Class [AUDIO]

Morning Answer co-host Elisha Krauss and Michelle Obama don’t agree on a lot… however Brian and Ben did come up with something which they both like – Spin Class!  Elisha says she’s “kind of obsessed” with the workout activity and so is Michelle Obama, according to TMZ.  On Sunday, Michelle even ditched Sunday service but attended the “church of the cycle” at Soul Cycle. Read more...

Who's Happier - Conservatives or Liberals [AUDIO]

Who is happier – Liberals or Conservatives?  A new study by UC Irvine indicates that political liberals display greater happiness.  This contradicts previous studies that relied on self-reporting.  In those studies, Conservatives tended to identify as most happy.  Read more...

LA Marathon Starting Early to Avoid Record Temperatures [AUDIO]

The 30th LA Marathon will be kicking off 30 minutes early this Sunday due to predicted record temperatures.  In addition, 24 spotlights will illuminate part of the course as the projected beginning of the marathon will occur before sunrise and runners will be lacing up in the dark! Read more...