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US, Cuba to Reopen Embassies in Each Other's Countries [AUDIO]

After more than a half-century, the United States and Cuba will reopen embassies in each other’s capitals this month.  President Obama’s announcement was carried both on US and Cuban television as he heralded the agreement as “this is what change looks like.” Read more...

Michelle Obama's Food Rules Likely to be Extended to Day Cares [AUDIO]

Should the USA get its way, Michelle Obama’s school lunch restrictions could end up affecting more federal programs.  The Department wants to overhaul rules related to the Child and Adult Care food program, including less sugar and more veggies served to adults in in day care centers.  Anyone who deep fries on site would no longer be allowed to participate and juice and grained snacks like cookies and cakes would not be reimbursable. Even juices wouldn’t be given to kids under 1. Read more...

Evan Thomas and "Being Nixon"

Writer Evan Thomas’ new book tackles the fascinating question of what it was really like to be Richard Nixon.  “Being Nixon” peels back the layers of a man driven by a poignant mix of optimism and fear creating a compelling psychological portrait of the anxious introvert.  Thomas joined the Morning Answer on Monday to talk about the book. Read more...

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subisidies [AUDIO]

The Supreme Court ruled to uphold nationwide tax subsidies under Obamacare on Thursday.  In a 6-3 ruling, the justices said that the 8.7 million people who receive subsidies do not depend on where they live.  John Roberts voted again with the leftist judges as did former dissenter Anthony Kennedy.  Justice Scalia penned a scathing dissent.  Joining him in voting against were Justices Alito and Thomas.  Pinch-hitter Larry Elder joined Brian and Elisha to discuss the outcome of the case. Read more...

FOX News, Sarah Palin are Splitsville [AUDIO]

Fox News and Sarah Palin are parting ways.  The cable news network decided not to renew the former VP candidate’s contract and it expired on June 1st.  Palin has been less visible on the network over the past year.  A search conducted by the Washington Post shows she made just eight appearances. Read more...

New Binder App Breaks Up For You [AUDIO]

Breaking up is hard to do, but now there’s an app for that.  Just put the gender of your soon-to-be ex along with their name and phone number and select a reason and the app will dump the person for you. The app includes several pre-recorded messages, including one in Scottish that attempts to sing to soften the blow. Read more...

Lifetime Mocks Itself with "A Deadly Adoption"

Lifetime’s spoof movie “A Deadly Adoption” caught a lot of social media buzz over the weekend.  Starring Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig, it plays off all the standard plots and stereotypes of Lifetime movies and took them to an extreme. The Morning Answer’s Elisha Krauss was one viewer who enjoyed the sendup. Read more...

Charleston Church Shooter Captured in North Carolina [AUDIO]

The Charleston church shooting suspect has been arrested in North Carolina.  He was captured alive on Thursday morning in Shelby, NC about 245 miles north of Charleston.  He had a gun on him but it was not clear if that was the same firearm used in the shooting that took nine lives. Read more...

Donald Trump Announces He's in for 2016 [AUDIO]

Donald Trump is officially in.  After toying with the prospect of running for President in 2016, he made the announcement today at Trump Towers in New York City.  “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States and we are going to make our country great again,” he told the crowd, adding, “I will be the greatest jobs President that God ever created!” Read more...

Jurassic World Breaks Box Office Records [AUDIO]

Jurassic World made box office history over the weekend with an over $204 million take. The action adventure movie is the fourth in the franchise since the original was released in back in June 1993. It stars Chris Pratt as a velociraptor trainer. Chris is outspoken about his faith often posting bible verses on his Facebook page, as well as his other conservative values. Read more...