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After graduating from Dartmouth College, Laura worked as a speechwriter in the final two years of the Reagan Administration at the White House, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education. She went on to graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was Notes Editor of the Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Ralph K. Winter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After clerking, Laura worked as a white-collar criminal defense attorney for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Laura launched “The Laura Ingraham Show” in 2001. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her two children.
In addition to hosting her own syndicated radio program, Laura is a bestselling author, Fox News contributor, and permanent substitute host for The O’Reilly Factor. Her first book, The Hillary Trap, was first released in June 2000. Her second and third books, Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the Media are Subverting America and Power to the People, respectively, are both bestsellers. Ingraham’s most recent book, The Obama Diaries, was released July 13, 2010, and immediately shot to the top of The New York Times bestseller list.
In Power to the People, Ingraham focuses on what she calls the “pornification” of America. She discusses issues such as traditional family values, education, and American patriotism. Power to the People stresses the importance of getting involved in the culture: “The main thread that runs through these topics I cover in the book is civic involvement and civic virtue. Get in the game. Start a blog, report on what is happening at your local PTA. If you are a parent, and you are disgusted at what you see on your kid’s computer screen, do something. Track where your kids go on the Internet. Tell your kids that you are going to review where they are on the Internet. Be a parental filter. Learn about threats that face America–from within and out. Education is the first line of defense.”
In The Obama Diaries, Ingraham tackles the cynical “razzle-dazzle” marketing of the Obama White House and exposes the administration’s true plans to “remake America.” Major media outlets love to describe the president as “no drama Obama,” but The Obama Diaries tells a different tale through hilarious and informative “diary entries.” Ingraham’s live stage production based on the book is scheduled to hit cities around the country in late 2010.