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Carli Sprague

Carli Sprague is a writer at Red Alert Politics. She is a senior at California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif., where she is majoring in journalism. Carli writes for her student newspaper and in her free time enjoys hiking, cooking and traveling. You can follow Carli on Twitter at @carlisprague.

Articles From Carli

Mother inspires growing online campaign to find daughter’s missing toy rabbit

An English mother has galvanized a widening search for her daughter’s missing toy rabbit, amassing an army of helpers that otherwise would exist only in a children’s book. Three-year-old Ruby Stewart of Edinburgh reportedly lost ‘Mr. Rabbit’ during a weekend trip to London, prompting her mother, Zoe, to ask locals to keep their eyes out for the stuffed animal.

Google agrees to remove image of slain Calif. boy from its Maps program

One California man had to go through the stages of grief all over again after learning that Google was displaying his slain son’s body online as part of its Google Maps program.

A testament to the liberty message’s appeal, Young Americans for Liberty opens its 500th chapter

YAL recently opened its 500th chapter, this one at Ivy League institution Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., beginning not only a new campus group but introducing a new era for YAL. The landmark signifies the organization’s growth and is a “testament to the liberty movement,” a spokeswoman told Red Alert Politics.

Jimmy Kimmel’s annual Halloween candy prank fools children once again

Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel once again asked parents to participate in the ultimate annual prank: record their children’s devastated reactions to the news that all their Halloween candy has been eaten.

Hundreds of crosses set up at U.S. Capitol to fight abortion

Pro-life organization Students for Life of America set up 915 pink crosses on the U.S. Capital lawn on Thursday, calling for Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.

Sen. Mike Lee lays out vision for conservative reform of higher education

Senator Mike Lee discussed his vision for conservative education reform that would provide aspiring students and professionals greater access to federal aid and innovative educational programs at the Heritage Foundation Tuesday.

Arizona woman protests water quality in video — and gets sued by the utility for it

For one Arizona woman, it’s been a case of don’t drink the water, but don’t complain about it, either.

California Rep. swaps suit coat for white coat in stabilizing ailing passenger on airplane

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), an emergency room physician in private life, assisted a fellow passenger who had collapsed while onboard a flight to Dallas on Thursday, CBS Los Angeles reported.

University of Colorado students advised to keep cowboy Halloween costumes back on the ranch

Multiple colleges across the country have advised their students against wearing costumes this Halloween that are outright unacceptable or could be perceived as perpetuating stereotypes. One university is taking it a step further, looking down on dressing up as icons of the American West’s culture.

[WATCH] Jay Carney tries to play down healthcare.gov failings in interview with Piers Morgan

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed critics of Obamacare’s early website failings on “Piers Morgan Live” Monday night, playing damage control in tamping down the political angle of the issue and looking ahead to when the site will fully work.

College student recovers lost wallet — and winds up with more than when he left it

When Laura Diers happened to spot a partially unfolded leather wallet last month along a highway entrance ramp in Ames, Iowa, she decided to be a good samaritan and stop to pick it up. What the mother of four did next was not only encouraging, but a rare act of kindness that will not soon be forgotten.

College researchers find Oreos are as addictive as cocaine and morphine in lab rats

Student researchers at Connecticut College recently discovered that Oreos are not only America’s Favorite Cookie, but also may be dangerously addictive like some less savory substances.

Ron Paul doesn’t know what twerking is and doesn’t seem to care

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is definitely enjoying his retirement, but even after an influx of leisure time, he still has no clue what twerking is — and he doesn’t seem to care.

[WATCH] Sandra Bullock reveals hidden rapping talent on U.K. TV show

Sandra Bullock has consistently proven herself to be a talented actress, but recently revealed another secret talent — rapping.

Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart shares how her ordeal empowered her life

Elizabeth Smart, who endured one of the most publicized kidnappings in recent memory, discussed how hardships can empower an extraordinary life at George Washington University on Thursday.

TV weatherman mistakes cat vomit for cereal, pays (and eats) the price

At first it appeared as though weatherman Scot Haney was simply breaking the three-second rule of eating his spilled cereal off the newsroom floor Wednesday. Turns out looks can be deceiving — and taste awful.

[WATCH] Jimmy Kimmel conducts hilarious governmental shutdown demographic study

Just like he did last week with his Obamacare spoof, Jimmy Kimmel has successfully found a way to make light of the current federal government shutdown – all the while making fun of the American electorate.

[WATCH] Stephen Colbert dares graffiti artist Banksy to vandalize his studio

Anonymous street artist Banksy has been making his way around New York City recently, and Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert is daring the British graffitist to try vandalizing his TV studio.

Shaquille O’Neal playfully chokes out tow man

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal shared some laughs with a tow man Tuesday night after apparently neglecting to feed a parking meter and getting a parking ‘boot’ on his truck.

WWII veterans break through barricades to visit D.C. memorial

For the second day in a row, World War II veterans visited their memorial in Washington, D.C. — despite barricades set up to close the site during the government shutdown.