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  • Shapiro: Obama-Romney Poll Proves Americans are Morons

    It appears the Obama remorse is creeping up on Americans.  A recent CNN/ORC poll says that Mitt Romney would win if the election were today, 53%-44%.  Read More
  • Elan Carr: Border Crisis Not Ant-Immigrant Issue but Safety Issue, Border Must Be Secure [AUDIO]

    One of the most watched races in Southern California is for the 33rd Congressional District.  After the primary, Democrat Ted Lieu and Republican Elan Carr are battling it out for the seat vacated by Henry Waxman. The district leads Democratic by 55% and many are assuming a Lieu victory is a done deal.  Elan Carr joined the Morning Answer to talk about his campaign, message and his chances for victory. Read More
  • FAA Lifts Ban on US Carrier Flights to Israel [AUDIO]

    A ban on flights to Ben Grunion Airport in Tel Aviv has been lifted and US airlines are resuming journeys to Israel.   The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to prevent flights faced criticism from a wide range of players like Mike Bloomberg and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.  Israeli Prime Minister Bebe Netanyahu had particularly harsh words, especially since flights were still being allowed in to areas like Pakistan. Read More


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The Morning Answer - 07/28/2014 - Hour 3

Immigrant Children: Obama Will Take Care of Us, George Will: We Ought to Say to Illegal Minors “Welcome to America”, White House Pursuing Plan to Expand Immigrant Rights, Pelosi: We Wouldn’t Have 10 Commandments If Immigrant Moses Was Turned Away, Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel, Cell Phone Ban While Driving Had No Effect in CA, Drought Drawing Rattlesnakes Closer to CA Homes, Lightning Strike Hits Venice Beach- 1 Dead 1 Critical, Comic-Con Zombie Attack, Marijuana Seen As Reason for Rise in Homelessness.

Posted 7/28/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 07/28/2014 - Hour 2

Israel Update, Graham: UN is Anti-Semitic, Joan Rivers Defends Israel in Epic Rant, Turkish Prime Minister: Israel Has Surpassed Hitler, Pelosi: Putin’s Aggression Comes From His Insecurity, New Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Shoes, Government Accused of Dishonesty Over GM Babies In Its Regulation of New IVF Technique, Americans Wish They Had Elected Romney Over Obama, Hillary: George W. Bush’s Actions Made Me Proud To Be American, Obama’s Approval Numbers Deep In The Tank Again, How Republicans Can Win Millenial Voters, Body of Casey Kasem Moved to Hometwon of Wife Jean’s Suspected Lover, Lucy Beats Hercules at Friday Box Office, 1st Wonder Woman Pics Revealed.

Posted 7/28/2014 7:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 07/28/2014 - Hour 1

White House Pursuing Plan to Expand Immigrant Rights, George Will: We Ought to Say to Illegal Minors “Welcome to America”, Pelosi: We Wouldn’t Have 10 Commandments If Immigrant Moses Was Turned Away, Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel, Lightning Strike Hits Venice Beach- 1 Dead 1 Critical, Cell Phone Ban While Driving Had No Effect in CA, Drought Drawing Rattlesnakes Closer to CA Homes, Marijuana Seen As Reason for Rise in Homelessness.

Posted 7/28/2014 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 for the past 17 years and for 2 years in San Diego before that. He spent 15 years doing celebrity impressions and original characters on "The Rick Dees in the Morning Show" on KIIS FM. He was also a talk show host for 7 years on KABC AM and also co-hosted the evening talk show 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 at 13 years old! For many years Brian operated his own nationally syndicated comedy service providing comedy and funny voices to millions of listeners each week on hundreds of radio stations and shows all across America. Brian grew up on Staten Island, New York and became the youngest radio talk show host in the history of the legendary 77 WABC AM in New York City in 1997 when he was just 24 years old! Even though he's worked in the radio business since being a teenager, Brian did find time to earn a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from New York's Wagner College in 1994.

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.