Mary Matalin

CNN

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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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Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg argues the Russian president may not be deploying his nukes but is using them effectively as a threat.

from Scheer Intelligence

Metrolink is now powering its trains with recycled natural oils from Singapore and Finland, which it says will cut carbon emissions by up to 80%. But that doesn’t make it sustainable.

from Greater LA

Lindsey Horvath, one of three leading candidates seeking to represent the 3rd District of the LA County Board of Supervisors, speaks with KCRW and KPCC/LAist.

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s mental condition has caused a sense of pain among her colleagues, says Tal Kopan, a San Francisco Chronicle correspondent.

from KCRW Features

Zócalo commentator Joe Mathews is a fierce defender of direct democracy. But he says California’s take on citizen power is making things worse.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Los Angeles mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso launch TV and internet ad blitz to emerge as frontrunners in the mayoral race.

from KCRW Features

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, social media seems to corrode democracy, and Kevin McCarthy’s Jan. 6 lie could compromise his bid to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

from Left, Right & Center

More than 15,000 Ukrainians have passed through Tijuana on their way into the U.S. Some struggle with nightmares and trauma as they wonder what comes next.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss how abortion rights could play out during the midterms, and how to win the Latino and Gen Z vote.

from Left, Right & Center