Charyssa Parent

Reporter, Red Alert Politics.

Former Fox Newser. I enjoy politics, and expresso shots. Lucky to have 3 little brothers to keep me hip. Graduated from Elon University. Former college athlete. Richmond, Virginia native. Animal lover.Self proclaimed chef. Living by him and for him.

Articles From Charyssa

The prison drug pipeline: Technology ends smuggling, but inmates still find a way

Visiting inmates is the closest families get to their incarcerated loved one, but technology is stripping the physical access to those behind bars. While unpopular for most families, the video visiting system ends the streamline or drug pipeline smuggling from visitors by 100 percent and allows officers to allocate more resources to prisoners. Despite possessing or providing […]

Lawmaker proposing media permits to show how unfair gun permits are

A lawmaker in Indiana is proposing that the media be required to apply for a ‘journalism license.’ Indiana State Rep. Jim Lucas (R) proposed that journalists should meet the same requirements as gun owners, who have concealed carry permits, and drafted a bill that would mandate a license to practice it. “If you’re OK licensing […]

Facing record low enrollment, Boy Scouts will allow girls to join

Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that they will begin allowing girls to join the association. Noticing the steep drop in enrollment, the Boy Scout Association is making historical changes. Starting in the Fall of 2018, Cub Scout programs will be available to all genders. Cub Scouts Welcomes Girls to Expanded Programs: https://t.co/CijT16n4SU— The Cub […]

Madea has a ‘YUGE’ announcement: She’s running for president, calling Trump a disaster [VIDEO]

Another late night comedy show is taking on the White House, however, it’s not Melissa McCarthy mowing over reporters as Sean Spicer in a mobile press podium. Comedian Tyler Perry, who plays the fictional character of Madea, took over the White House briefing room in the latest late-night television skit on The Tonight Show Starring […]

Big beauty brand is breaking the stereotype: 62% of women hold tech positions

At a time when women in the technology field are scarce, one company in Silicon Valley is setting record numbers. The cosmetic brand Sephora has women now filling 62 percent of the company’s tech positions. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company has a six-person digital executive leadership team. Of the six tech roles, […]

Trump blasts ‘NFL tax breaks’ and ESPN anchor Jemele Hill

Early Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump threatened the NFL’s tax breaks and bashed ESPN host Jemele Hill all before 7 am. In his first tweet, Trump suggested that the government change the tax law so that it no longer provides subsidies to the National Football League. Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at […]

Data on lawmakers’ Vegas statements: Messages of condolences down 30%, mentions of guns spike

Guns have been mentioned more following the Las Vegas massacre than any other mass shooting in recent history.  Following the October 1 mass shooting where 58 people died and more than 500 were injured, lawmakers have now referred to the attack more than 2,100 times. Quorum, a database that tracks legislation and lawmakers’ documents, found […]

Ivanka Trump vows to make K-12 education great again, focuses on technology

The Trump administration wants to see a more significant emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K-12 education. President Trump’s daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka, is spearheading the administration’s mission and lobbying for K-12 education. “Given the high and increasing demand for workers with computing skills, it is imperative that all of our […]

Experts to Senate Committee: There’s no end in sight for the opioid crisis

On Thursday morning, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held their first of a series of hearings evaluating the government’s response to the opioid crisis. Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) called on experts to explain to members “what’s working, and what needs work.” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) asked why the preventative measures […]

Are the ESSA requirements that replaced No Child Left Behind working?

This week, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee held a hearing to evaluate state’s education proposals under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA Act, passed with bipartisan support in 2015, reformed and replaced the No Child Left Behind Program after educators argued that the “one size fits all” model was […]

Public universities gave 40,000 students’ personal information to Virginia Democrats

A group of Virginia Democrats is testing the limits of the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA. The group, NextGen Virginia, is a left-wing organization of young people advocating for climate change, immigrant rights, affordable health care, and equality. The progressive group is campaigning for Virginia Democrats for state House seats around the Commonwealth. According […]

Automatic weapons require deep pockets and a clean record, but are not illegal

Following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police have yet to identify the weapon that attacker, Stephen Paddock, used. But from the sounds of the videos during the attack, experts suspect that the gun used was a fully automatic weapon. Automatic weapons are hard to obtain, but not impossible if you have deep […]

Here’s the list of Democrats politicizing the Las Vegas shooting

Just hours after the deadliest mass shooting in the United States, Las Vegas police are still identifying and counting the lives lost at the scene of the active investigation.  President Trump addressed the nation calling for unity following the massacre that killed at least 58 people and injured more than 400 concertgoers. Meanwhile, in the wake […]

50 dead, 400+ injured: Trump to address the nation after largest mass shooting in U.S. history

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that 50 people have died and an estimated 406 people are injured and have been transported to various hospitals in the area following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history at a Las Vegas concert on Sunday night. Shots were fired around at a crowd of more than 22,000 […]

No one is talking about it: The longest standing federal student loan program will expire today

Today, the Federal Perkins Loan Program will expire, leaving approximately 700,000 students without access to these low-interest loans. With its expiration approaching, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have called for Congress to vote on a two-year extension of  Perkins loans. It is not the first time that Congress has extended the program. The […]

Former NFL star Herschel Walker defends Trump, says NFL should make players stand

Retired NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker told TMZ Friday that he supports President Trump’s stance on players kneeling in protest to the national anthem. “Where were everyone before the season started? I didn’t see anyone protesting in front of the White House or protesting in front of Congress, or protesting in […]

Millennial Congresswoman: Free college isn’t working in New York

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the youngest women in history to serve in the United States Congress. Elected at age 30, she is now in her second term at age 33. Stefanik is aware of the day-to-day challenges millennials face and serves as the voice for young people by heading up the House GOP Millennial […]

A dam solution: House GOP Millennial Task Force held a hearing on… hydropower?

Earlier this week, the House Millennial Task Force held its first hearing since Congress completed their summer recess. The youngest member of Congress, 33-year-old Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), chairs the GOP millennial outreach group. The task force is designed to cater to issues young Americans are facing. Monday’s hearing focused on jobs, specifically highlighting the […]

Alan Dershowitz: “I’m going to sue Berkeley if they don’t allow me to speak” [VIDEO]

On Thursday morning, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told Fox News that he would sue the University of California, Berkeley if they restrict his First Amendment right to free speech. “I’m going to sue Berkeley if they don’t allow me to speak,” Dershowitz said. Dershowitz told Fox News that he had been invited to speak […]

First woman ever: Marine completes grueling 13-week infantry officer course

On Monday morning, history was made for the U.S. Marine Corps as they graduated the first women to ever complete the infantry officer course (IOC). The IOC is known to be one of the most grueling tests for Marines. About 25 percent on average of those who attempt course fail. The tests started in July, […]