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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

Sanders’ foreign policy speech sounds more like a 2020 campaign rally

On Thursday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave a foreign policy speech to the students at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. At Westminster, the progressive senator spent an hour discussing his foreign policy views, but mostly focused on where he thinks President Trump is going wrong. It’s speculated that the 76-year-old Vermont senator still has his […]

What can Brown do for you? Ivy league school to offer free college

On Wednesday, Brown University announced that it would eliminate the burden of college debt by substituting loans with grants that students will not have to repay. Through fundraising, Brown is taking the financial burden off of its students who qualify for undergraduate financial aid packages. The college began saving for the move in 2015 and […]

How the Graham-Cassidy bill would impact young people

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (R-NV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) health care plan or the GCHJ health care bill is designed to give power back to the states. The GCHJ bill provides federal block grants to states and allows each state to decide how to take care of their constituents best. […]

Plastic surgeon says women are dropping thousands to look like Ivanka and Melania

A New York City plastic surgeon admits he is seeing a surgery trend he wasn’t expecting in light of the Trumps being in the White House. Dr. Norman Rowe, a top surgeon in the upper east side of New York City, told the New York Post that patients are requesting makeovers to look like the […]

EXCLUSIVE: GOP Rep explains why bipartisanship is the best way forward

Last week, President Trump praised Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) for his loyalty and willingness to work across the aisle and find bipartisan solutions. “I want to thank Tom Reed. He’s been a friend of mine for a long time. He was there right at the beginning when it wasn’t very fashionable,” Trump said. Reed has […]

UVA caves to Black Student Alliance’s demands, removes confederate plaques on campus

The University of Virginia is meeting the demands set by the Black Student Alliance organization to remove plaques honoring the Confederacy. Last week, the school passed new resolutions to meet three of the ten demands made by the BSA. The group demanded that the school remove the plaques on campus that honor Confederate soldiers. In […]

After DACA deal, few Trump voters attend “Mother of All Rallies.” Those who showed up explain why

On Saturday, Trump supporters from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for an event called the “Mother of All Rallies.” Organizers expected the event to draw a crowd of one million ‘pro-Trumpers.’ However, fewer than one thousand supporters attended. Despite lower turnout than anticipated, morale was high. With the president, nearly nine months into […]

Bernie Sanders admits that universal health care would ‘bankrupt the nation’ [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced his “Medicare for All” bill, a single-payer health care plan. In an op-ed piece for the New York Times, the Vermont Senator said that the bill is not a “radical idea.” However, it is far from his 1987 stance on the issue when he was mayor of […]

Trump defends DACA compromise: No one wants to deport ‘accomplished young people’

Just hours after the President’s dinner with Democratic leaders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Trump explained the talks from his perspective. In a series of tweets, the president asked his followers if anyone really wants to throw out dreamers who are “good educated and accomplished young people.” […]

DOJ backs Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for gay couple

The Department of Justice has sided with the owner of a Colorado baking company who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. Last week, the DOJ sent an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, saying that the business should not be forced to accept a cake order for a gay couple […]

Women’s group ad: Anyone who loves Starbucks Pumpkin Spice is racist

A women’s group has launched an attack on all Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers. Ultraviolet, a women’s advocacy group, has a new campaign ad that accuses Starbucks and all PSL consumers of supporting racism. The campaign ad reads, “Pumpkin Spice is Back [and] Proceeds are funding white supremacy in the White House.” “Pumpkin spice just doesn’t […]

Black Lives Matter defaces Jefferson Memorial in Charlottesville, has a list of new demands

On Tuesday evening, a group of about 100 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. to deface the Thomas Jefferson Memorial on campus, according to local reports. The protesters covered the statue with a black tarp and put a sign on the nation’s founding father that read “TJ is […]

Democrat university president defends inviting Betsy DeVos to speak, despite student protests

Early this week, students at the University of Baltimore protested the school’s announcement that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will deliver the school’s fall commencement address. However, University President Kurt Schmoke is sticking by his decision to invite DeVos despite growing student criticism. In an e-mail to students and faculty, Schmoke said that he expected […]

Where did all the workers go? New study says opioids are to blame

It is no secret that the nation’s labor force participation has dropped significantly since 2000, but a new study blames the opioid crisis for the decline. The labor force population, which is the number of Americans that are eligible to work, reached a 40-year-low in 2015 at 62.4 percent. The work force has seen a slight […]

Cruise lines cancel trips and use their ships to rescue Irma victims

Cruise lines have canceled their planned trips and are instead working with the U.S. government to help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Companies like Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line are sending ships filled with supplies for people in the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by the storm. On Sunday, Royal Carribean’s ‘Adventure […]

How faith-based groups are leading America’s disaster relief efforts

Nearly 75 percent of organizations helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rebuild communities are faith-based groups. In tragedy, churches are not just donating money and supplies to disaster zones, they’re setting up warehouses, sending trained relief volunteers, counseling victims, and are in the trenches trying to help people rebuild their lives. The government and […]

Americans oppose ‘Antifa’ groups and want free speech protected, poll shows

According to a new poll released on Wednesday, 63 percent of people oppose anti-fascist or ‘Antifa’ groups. Following the deadly riots in Charlottesville, Virginia between white supremacist groups and Antifa counter protestors, McLaughlin and Associates conducted a public opinion poll to evaluate American attitudes on free speech and Antifa groups. The results revealed that Americans disapprove […]

From valedictorians to criminals: Should Congress treat all DACA recipients the same?

Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted a reassuring message to dreamers, telling them they have ‘nothing to worry about.’ But the clock is ticking for Congress to pass a legislative alternative to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), and experts warn they need to do this carefully. An ongoing Harvard University study finds that […]

Take that, Bernie: Private college will offer free tuition

Now that more states are offering free college tuition, private schools are feeling the pressure. On average, in-state tuition for public universities is almost $23,000 cheaper than private schools. Even students who go out of state save nearly $9,000 when choosing a public school over a private university. Now that some states are offering free […]

Expert: DACA is hurting American millennial workers the most

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is expected to announce the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Since former President Barack Obama implemented DACA in 2012, the United States has approved more than 800,000 work permits or visas to ‘dreamers,’ illegal immigrants who came to America before they were 16 years-old. […]