Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political analyst and commentator based near New York. She has provided analysis and commentary on national television for PBS, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, and has appeared locally on the Orange County News Channel and Cox Cable.
In addition, Carol serves as a substitute host for KABC radio in Southern California and for the nationally syndicated "Hugh Hewitt Show." She has been a guest on a variety of radio programs across the country, including nationally-syndicated shows like "Beyond the Beltway," "Dateline: Washington," and "American Scene," as well as on Southern California PUblic Radio and Pacifica Radio. A weekly columnist for CaliforniaRepublic.org, she has also contributed to the editorial pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, The Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her work has appeared online at Human Events and FrontPage Magazine, as well.
Carol’s work in politics began early. Born on February 13, 1967 and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Carol attended Princeton University, where she was Editorial Chairman of The Daily Princetonian and graduated in 1989 with a degree from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The summer before her sophomore year, she joined the first Senate campaign for former Governor (and current U.S. Senator) Christopher “Kit” Bond (R-MO), where she spearheaded the opposition research on then-Lt. Governor Harriett Woods.
After Princeton, Carol headed off to Harvard Law School, where she served as the first female managing editor of the Harvard Law Review and graduated in 1992.
Carol then moved to Washington, D.C. to become a law clerk for Reagan appointee Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In that capacity, she assisted Judge Sentelle with matters arising from his status as chief of the three-judge panel charged with appointing prosecutors under the now-defunct Independent Counsel Act.
At the conclusion of her clerkship, Carol went to Capitol Hill. She served as legislative assistant to Senator Bond, specializing in Judiciary, Crime, Tax, Small Business and Nominations matters and handling the legal issues pertaining to oversight of the Executive Office of the President. Carol also consulted on judiciary and crime issues for the 1994 U.S. Senate campaign of John D. Ashcroft.
She subsequently returned to St. Louis in 1994, and practiced law in St. Louis at Armstrong, Teasdale LLP, as part of the firm's appellate and litigation departments. Consistent with her ongoing political interests, she also served as Spokesman for Missouri Women for Dole in 1996, and later directed Senator Bond's office in eastern Missouri. In that capacity, Carol acted as a surrogate for the senator at official events, and advised on and oversaw the implementation of assorted policy matters. She left St. Louis in 1998, upon her marriage to F. Jack Liebau - a third generation Californian.
Since moving to California, Carol has served as a policy advisor and counsel for Tom Campbell's U.S. Senate campaign in 2000. She has also enjoyed having the opportunity to travel widely throughout California to present speeches, including keynote addresses for the Golden State Republican Women Leaders' Forum; the California Federation of Republican Women's biennial conference; the San Diego County Federation of Republican Women's 76th Annual Convention; and the San Bernardino County Federation of Republican Women's Conference in 2003. Carol also assists on a variety of free-lance projects, including providing advice on the script for Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and participates extensively in volunteer work for organizations as diverse as the Junior League of Pasadena and Soldiers’ Angels.
Carol lives in San Marino, California, with her husband, Jack, and Winston, their four-year-old West Highland white terrier.
Administration officials were fully aware of the security problems in the ObamaCare web site -- but they went ahead with the launch anyway, and urged Americans to use the site despite their knowledge that personal information might be stolen.
Too much ObamaCare advertising has devolved into the gutter. Is this really what the administration thinks will attract Americans?
We've heard about the importance of "civility" a lot since President Obama was elected. Too bad he and his allies deploy the term so opportunistically.
Already, there are some ObamaCare ads targeted at vulnerable Democrat senators that should be filling the President's party with foreboding about next November.
Vladimir Putin has taken Obama's measure. That means trouble for America -- and the world.
What's worse than an ObamaCare web site that doesn't work? One that mistakenly takes money from your bank account.
Having been discovered secretly persecuting Tea Party groups from the back end in the targeting scandal, the IRS has now proposed regulations that would, in effect, target the tea party from the front end -- making it all but impossible for tea party groups to gain 501(c)(4) status by law.
In a very strange arrangement, it seems that MSNBC's Ed Schultz is paid -- generously -- by the unions whose leaders and causes he vocally espouses.
An Ohio focus group -- swing voters who were former Obama supporters -- have some harsh criticisms of the President.
Was President Obama too ignorant to realize what he was doing when he shook Raul Castro's hand, or did he just not care?
With ObamaCare, your health plan and your doctor may not be all you'll lose. Your prescription drugs may be the next to go.
Seymour Hersh is reporting that the President manipulated the timing and sequence of the Syrian chemical weapons attack.
An MSNBC host has declared that use of the term "ObamaCare" is tantamount to making an ugly racial slur.
After telling Americans -- confronted with a non-functioning web site -- to go ahead and apply for ObamaCare on paper, the feds are now quietly discouraging use of paper applications, because they're afraid the applications can't be processed on time.
Under ObamaCare, good luck getting first-rate care -- even if you need it -- unless you're willing to pay through the nose.
WIthout seeking any permission, Covered California gave insurers names and contact info for tens of thousands of people who visited the site without buying insurance.
It isn't just young people. The President's rating are way down among Hispanics and white women.
While regular Americans suffer under ObamaCare, Harry Reid has exempted some of his staff from having to join the awful system he's worked so hard to impose on the rest of the country.
The Obama administration's obvious efforts to impede and obstruct the investigation into IRS targeting of conservative groups suggests there is something sinister it's trying to hide.
It's a sad day for the Obama administration when some of its most stalwart cheerleaders admit that the big ObamaCare web fix isn't real.