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  • Lisa DePasquale, Author "Finding Mr. Righteous," Talks Republican Sex Scandals [AUDIO]

    A new study today shows that both Democrats and Republicans are engaged in sex scandals but there seems to be an increasing number of sex scandals involving Republicans.  Lisa DePasquale, author of “Finding Mr. Righteous” joined Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss on The Morning Answer to discuss her book and the increasing number of escapades engaged in by people with “R” next to their name. Read More
  • Tax Day Recap! [AUDIO]

    Taxpayers made almost $1.4 TRILLION of tax payments on April 15.  A new poll indicates that more than half of Americans think the amount they pay is too high.  Meanwhile, 42% of people think it is “just right.”  Who are these people? Read More
  • Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later [AUDIO]

    A solemn wreath-laying ceremony started off a number of tributes to the victims and first responders of the Boston Marathon bombing.   One year ago today, three people were killed and 260 injured during the detonation at the finish line.  Implicated in the plot were two brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  Brian Whitman and Elisha Krauss updated listeners on the fate of the surviving brother as his case winds through court since there hasn’t been much attention paid to his legal status. Read More


The Morning Answer

Local and national issues and politics every weekday morning from 6-9am.


The Morning Answer - 4/18/2014 - Hour 3 - BEST OF

Michelle Obama Raps about Wraps, Cruel Burger King Receipt Prank, 1st Military Drag Show, E-Cigarettes Banned, Operation Guacamole.

Posted 4/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 4/18/2014 - Hour 2 - BEST OF

Why Would Anybody Get Married?, White House Chef Fired, Clinton’s Secret Library, The Muppets Visit The White House.

Posted 4/18/2014 7:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 4/18/2014 - Hour 1 - BEST OF

Christie Vs Lady, Scott The Hip Cool Republican, Man Sues Coke, Liberals Are Like Cats.

Posted 4/18/2014 6:00:00 AM

Ben Shapiro's Latest Columns

  • Republicans Caving on Syria

    The two major parties in America agree on virtually nothing. From abortion and gay marriage to tax rates and regulation, Democrats and Republicans hold polar viewpoints. But somehow, when it comes to the expansion of government power without regard for American interest, bipartisanship somehow springs to the fore. Read More
  • President Obama's Iraq, His Other Iraq, and His Third Iraq

    President Obama has made his entire career off of not being George W. Bush. During his shockingly fast political rise, he differentiated himself by claiming that he had stood alone against the warmongers who wanted to depose Saddam Hussein (never mind that he wasn't in Congress at the time). During the 2008 campaign, he claimed that he wouldn't be the kind of president who would enter America into open-ended conflicts without true American interests at stake. Iraq, he said, was the bad war; Afghanistan was the good war. Read More
  • President Obama's Arab Spring Nightmare

    With the Egyptian military killing Muslim Brotherhood in the streets and Muslim Brotherhood members burning down churches and parading nuns through those same streets, President Barack Obama took to the microphone from a golf course in Martha's Vineyard to clarify America's perspective. Here were his inspiring words: "America cannot determine the future of Egypt. That's a task for the Egyptian people. We don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. I know it's tempting inside of Egypt to blame the United States or the West or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong." Read More
  • Janet Napolitano's New Gig

    The head of one of the most prestigious state university systems in America should have one chief qualification: She should be ideologically inclined toward openness in education for the benefit of the students. Political bias permeates the higher education system throughout the United States, indoctrinating students into the canon of leftism. A huge number of students emerge with degrees in useless political correctness, an inability to think about the world without an emotional lens, and few job skills. The right person at the head of the University of California could bring some much-needed reform. Read More
  • Dr. Obama or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bankruptcy

    On July 18, 2013, the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy. The story of Detroit's bankruptcy was simple enough: Allow capitalism to grow the city, campaign against income inequality, tax the job creators until they flee, increase government spending in order to boost employment, promise generous pension plans to keep people voting for failure. Rinse, wash and repeat. That's how a city with 1.8 million people in 1950 becomes a city with 700,000 in 2013. That's why a city that once served as a magnet for industry began thinking about requiring city employees to live within the city limits for seven years. And that's how Motor City turned into a location shoot for "28 Days Later". Read More


Brian Whitman

Brian Whitman has lived in LA the past 15 years, where he co-hosted on KLSX-FM. He is well known as one of the top voice impersonators in the country, getting his start on the legendary Z-100 in New York on the Scott Shannon show when he was still in high school. 

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro was born in Burbank and brought up in the home of two Reagan Republicans, where intelligent conversation about politics and philosophy was encouraged.  Ben quickly developed into a reasoned political thinker and a powerful writer.

Ben entered UCLA at the age of 16 and was never afraid to challenge the liberal professors and faculty.  At 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US with his columns printed in major newspapers and on websites.

In addition to his hosting duties on the Morning Answer, Ben also is an editor-at-large of and a national best-selling author.

Elisha Krauss

Elisha is a home-schooled girl from Oklahoma who made a name for herself in New York City.  As an 18 year old freshman at the King's College in Manhattan, she found herself at WABC in New York putting together the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity Show.   "After being behind the scenes in radio for years, I know this is a huge opportunity to share my conservative beliefs with the AM870 The Answer audience everyday," says Elisha.