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Jeb Bush 'Exploring' Run for Presidency in 2016 [AUDIO]

Jeb Bush is getting closer to throwing his hat in the ring for the Presidency in 2016.  This morning he posted on social media that he will “actively explore” the possibility of running for President of the United States.  “In the coming months, I hope to visit with many of you and have a conversation about restoring the promise of America.  Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season. I’ll be in touch soon,” he added in the post on Facebook. Read more...

The Morning Answer Says Farewell to Producer Gino! [AUDIO]

Sadly (for us, not for him) Producer Gino is leaving the show.  The man who puts The Morning Answer together and wrangles Brian, Ben and Elisha every morning without breaking sweat is heading back to his hometown in New Hampshire for a new gig.  ”The Morning Answer crew invited Gino in the studio this morning to say goodbye and to offer him up some going away gifts and advice. Read more...

Jorge Ramos Blasts Obama for Immigration Flip-Flop [AUDIO]

Jorge Ramos went after President Obama over his flip-flop on immigration on Tuesday night.  In an interview on Fusion, he confronted the President about past statements, including that he wasn’t “a king or emperor and can’t singlehandedly bring sweeping action on immigration.”   Obama responded that the notion at that time was that he could just stop all deportations period.  “And we can’t do that,” fired back Obama. Read more...

Gowdy Grills Gruber at Obamacare Hearing [AUDIO]

Representative Trey Gowdy tore in to Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber on Tuesday at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing examining the Affordable Care Act’s transparency failures.  Both Democrats and Republicans were upset about Gruber’s comments on the “stupidity” of the American voter.  Read more...

Will Romney, Christie or Bush Take the Republican Sweepstakes? [AUDIO]

With the 2014 mid-term elections over, attention is now focused on the 2016 “Republican Sweepstakes.”  There was speculation last night on MSNBC who might be looking to jump in.  Three names have come up quite a bit – Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, and Chris Christie.  The Morning Answer crew discussed the prospects of these moderate Republicans and then asked listeners what they thought. Read more...

LA Poverty Rate Outpacing State [AUDIO]

The rate of poverty in LA outpaces that of the state, which is already pretty high to begin with.  Recent census data indicate 18% of people live below the poverty, with a great deal of those being millennials.  Millennials make up 25% of the population in LA County and just 5% of those millennials are living alone.  38% of them are still living at home. Read more...

Huge Turnout for Morning Answer Broadcast at Heroes in Riverside [AUDIO]

Brian, Ben and Elisha spent the morning broadcasting live from Heroes Restaurant in Riverside to help the CHP collect toys for their annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive.  Listeners turned out in impressive numbers and with their generous donations filled up 9 large boxes of toys for underprivileged children.   Officer Steve Carapia joined The Morning Answer crew to talk about the effort and his involvement in the program. Read more...

New York Cop Cleared of Chokehold Charges [AUDIO]

A wave of protests have spread across New York and other major cities after a grand jury refused to indict a New York cop accused of killing a suspect with a chokehold.   The incident that took the life of 43 year old Eric Garner happened in July and was seen around the world on video.  After reviewing footage and interviewing witnesses, it took jurors less than a day to decide there was no enough evidence to go forward with charges against the officer. Read more...

American Messenger of Pope Francis Praises Obama Amnesty [AUDIO]

Pope Francis’ so called “American messenger” is praising Obama’s executive amnesty.  On Face the Nation he said “It’s been too long of a time for people to wait for comprehensive immigration reform. And so we see this as an important first step hopefully to jumpstart what’s happening. “  He also said that the church applauds it as a good first step but more work needs to be done. Read more...

Elizabeth Lauten, GOP Aide, Steps Down after Remarks Criticizing Sasha, Malia Obama [AUDIO]

GOP Congressional Aide Elizabeth Lauteen is stepping down after making controversial comments about President Obama’s daughters over the holiday weekend.   “Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful years, but you’re part of the First Family, try showing a little class,” wrote Lauten.  She went on to slam their parents saying “your mother and father don’t respect their opinions very much, or the nation for that matter.” Read more...