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.
President Obama doesn't realize how much Americans are hurting as a result of what he has done.
President Obama isn't sorry that he said you could keep your plan when you couldn't; he's just sorry that you're angry about it.
Surrrprise! Techies are finding new, previously undiscovered problems later in the Healthcare.gov application.
A bad deal is worse than no deal. Will Obama really make an interim agreement with Iran that would give it a six-month respite from sanctions -- when it only needs weeks to go nuclear?
If establishment Republicans are going to ask for Tea Party votes, they have to be willing to support Tea Party candidates -- and certainly be willing to refrain from trashing them. And vice-versa.
Given that ObamaCare was sold by massive fraud, it probably shouldn't be a surprise that it has been exempted from anti-fraud statutes.
If you thought your personal health information was safe with ObamaCare, think again. From a non-secure web site to the HHS regulations, you can expect that a lot more people will be sticking their noses in your own personal health business -- without your permission.
WIth ObamaCare, it's not just that you can't keep your plan, even if you like it. You'll probably lose your doctor, too.
Was the ObamaCare process designed to serve as a clearinghouse for information about potential voters, which would then be handed off to left-wing navigators, to serve as a government-funded, lefty get-out-the-vote operation?
The press -- long scorned and mistreated by the President (like most of America, actually!) -- is starting to cover the ObamaCare debacle . . . with a vengeance.
It's distressing to compare the issues of which the President is "unaware" to those in which he shows both keen interest and an unsettlingly high degree of "awareness."
The IRS makes no effort to reform or fix the processes that have resulted in billions being overpaid for the EITC. That bodes ill for the way it will handle the complexities of ObamaCare.
Certainly many government workers are diligent and responsible. But it's also true that that government workers miss fifty percent more of their work hours than their private sector counterparts due to absences for personal reasons or illnesses.
The White House Deputy Chief of Staff told top Democrats that, during the shutdown, a senior House Republican leader said to the President, "I cannot even stand to look at you." The accusation was a lie made up out of whole cloth.
After closing down the government, and refusing to negotiate with Republicans over any delay of the individual mandate, NOW the Obama administration is floating the idea of instituting a six week delay of the mandate. By fiat.
While the IRS was busy harassing conservative applicants for non-profit status, it apparently overlooked the $13.6 billion in bogus claims it paid out for the Earned Income Tax Credit last year.
President Obama is holding a PR event this morning to tout ObamaCare. And as millions of Americans see their insurance rate skyrocket and/or lose their doctors and insurance, the GOP response to Obama's puffery is . . . nothing. Pathetic.
Success in politics is about principle -- but it's also about addition. It doesn't matter how correct (or even potentially popular) Republican positions are, if people don't learn about them in an appealing, accessible way they can understand.
Enough with conservative and moderate Republicans refusing to act like they are ultimately on the same team. Enough with the name-calling. Enough with the mutual distrust and suspicion. It's only benefited the Democrats, and hurt decent, hardworking taxpayers outside the Beltway.
Shouldn't the US military be focused on fighting America's enemies abroad, not persecuting soldiers who hold traditional religious values at home?