Mary Matalin

CNN

Host

Long-time political consultant, contributor to CNN, Editor-at-Large of Threshold Editions and Lecturer in Political Science at Loyola University in New Orleans

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We remember friend and colleague, Tony Blankley, who championed the conservative view over six years of Left Right & Center and who passed away last week.

Appreciating Tony Blankley

We remember friend and colleague, Tony Blankley, who championed the conservative view over six years of Left Right & Center and who passed away last week.

from Left, Right & Center

Today, a weak jobs report dampens hopes for the economy, Obama and Boehner split on a budget deal, "The News of the World" becomes news, a the last Shuttle mission.

Jobs; Budget; Murdoch; Space

Today, a weak jobs report dampens hopes for the economy, Obama and Boehner split on a budget deal, "The News of the World" becomes news, a the last Shuttle mission.

from Left, Right & Center

President Obama moves to silence "birthers" and shakes up his national security team. Also, Ben Bernanke holds the first news conference in Federal Reserve history.

Birthers and Bernanke; Petraeus and Panetta

President Obama moves to silence "birthers" and shakes up his national security team. Also, Ben Bernanke holds the first news conference in Federal Reserve history.

from Left, Right & Center

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from Left, Right & Center

KCRW discusses key moments in this week’s historic presidential debate. Plus, a Seattle community revisits the role of police officers in schools following a shooting.

from Left, Right & Center

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from Scheer Intelligence

The solution to Trump's exploitable border crisis is to end the US trafficking of guns for drugs that turns productive Mexicans into desperate refugees.

from Scheer Intelligence