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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

GOP Senators don’t show up for free speech hearing, Dems blame Trump for campus violence

It wasn’t a good showing for Senate Republicans last week. A congressional hearing that addressed free speech on college campuses failed young conservatives, as only three Republican senators attended to make remarks on the issue. Eight GOP committee members on the committee did not show up and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) didn’t stay long enough […]

Son of former Fox News host died with a drug 50x more lethal than heroin in his system

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced that his son, Eric Chase, died of an opioid overdose on September 8. Bolling tweeted Wednesday evening that the coroner ruled his 19-year-old son’s death an “accidental overdose.” Just received some tragic news from Coroner in Colorado. Eric Chase’s passing has been ruled an accidental overdose that included […]

Our nation is in crisis: Trump to make “massive announcement” on opioid epidemic

On Wednesday, President Trump is expected to officially declare the opioid epidemic a national crisis, but additional federal funding is still unknown. Critics say this action is long overdue. President Trump so far has only verbally called the opioid crisis a national emergency. But that was three months ago, and he never followed through with […]

Sen. Cassidy says No Child Left Behind replacement is failing 1 in 5 students [VIDEO]

One in five students are struggling to read, and the nation’s public education system is doing almost nothing about it. The replacement to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program is failing students. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced NCLB, gives power back to the states so that educators can allocate the federal […]

“A sad scene”: GOP Lawmaker visits the front lines of the opioid crisis [EXCLUSIVE]

According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in four Americans know someone who is hooked on opioids, and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) is no exception to that statistic. The father of three admitted that a member of his family had battled with this addiction as well. “It is very painful for anyone who’s walked through […]

Sen. Cassidy: New bipartisan plan may lead to the resurrection of Graham-Cassidy [EXCLUSIVE]

Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are offering a short-term bipartisan health care solution that will help stabilize the marketplace following President Donald Trump’s executive order to end cost-sharing reduction subsidies to insurance companies. In a new interview, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) believes that if this bill passes it could lead to the […]

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:— 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 […]