Francesca Chambers

Francesca Chambers


Fun Fact

Francesca and her husband Michael have a kitten named Emily, and she is always getting herself into mischief. Follow Francesca on Facebook and Twitter to see cute kitten pics of Emily.

Francesca is the former Editor of Red Alert Politics - an online publication written by and for young conservatives. Red Alert Politics is a product of MediaDC, the parent company of The Washington Examiner and The Weekly Standard. She has also been a contributor to The Washington Examiner.

She has been featured as a speaker at Leadership Institute, Cato Institute, Heritage Foundation, Americans for Prosperity's annual "Defending the American Dream Summit" and "Right Online" conference, the State Policy Network's annual meeting, the Western Conservative Summit and Bridging the Gap Summits, and CPAC.
Francesca is a regular guest on PBS' "To the Contrary," the "Big Picture" with Thom Hartmann on Russia Today and conservative radio program "The Michael Koolidge Show." She has also appeared on ABC's "Nightline", PBS' 'NewsHour,' MSNBC, CNN, TheBlazeTV, Huffpost Live and had radio segments on Take Action News with David Shuster and NPR.

In 2012 she was named to the DC GOP's first ever "35 under 35" list.

Francesca graduated from the University of Kansas with BAs in Political Science and Journalism. At KU she was an editor of the University Daily Kansan and an active member of Student Senate. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband Michael.

Articles From Francesca

Jake Tapper: The new face of American journalism

Jake Tapper

These days, Jake Tapper seems to have it all. Not only is he an Emmy Award winner and the host of a successful television show, he may very well be CNN’s next primetime host. On top of that, his latest book, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” is being adapted to a film. Factor in his beautiful wife, two kids and 325,000 twitter followers, and Tapper is living the dream.

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll for second consecutive year

Red Alert Politics/Cedric Terrell Photography

For the second year in a row, the CPAC straw poll proved that conservatives ‘stand with Rand,’ as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) handily nabbed the top spot in the presidential preference category.

Thanks to the cost of higher education, the U.S. could be on the verge of becoming a nation of slackers

Living in a van down by the river

Most Millennials heard ‘the speech’ in high school. The one that happens during senior career day or an afternoon assembly at most high schools in America during which the school brings in some yahoo to ‘motivate’ students. Said ‘motivational speaker’ usually tells students that if they don’t go to college and get good grades they’ll […]

GOP looks to solve gender problems by encouraging women to run for office

Women for Romney Supporters

Women are not inherently Democratic. The GOP simply hasn’t courted them properly since leg warmers were in vogue.

Several groups on the right are finally looking to change that, however, and they are starting at the source.

From living on the brink to living the American Dream: my rise from the verge of poverty to personal prosperity

Francesca's high school graduation

“Hi, Mom, I’m writing an article on the cycle of poverty, and I need to ask you a few questions about our finances during my childhood.” For the next 45 minutes my mom pleasantly provided me with all the details I needed to accurately write my article. While the subject matter itself wasn’t delightful, she […]

Continuing benefits for the long-term unemployed is not an “emergency”


While extending unemployment insurance and eliminating poverty is certainly a serious concern, an “emergency” it is not.

Nancy Grace trashes recreational pot users as “fat and lazy”

The jury is still out on whether recreational pot use should be legalized nationally, but HLN’s Nancy Grace has already made up her mind: recreational pot users are a danger to children and society. And if you disagree with her, well you’re likely “fat and lazy” and “lethargic, sitting on the sofa eating chips,” in Grace’s opinion.

Are digital currencies just a passing fad?


In 2009, Bitcoin became the first-ever digital currency. Last month, a competitor called Dogecoin launched. In the last 24 hours, eBay/Paypal, Kanye West and Ron Paul have now suggested they would create their own forms of online currency, as well.

And the 2013 ‘Liar of the Year’ is . . .

Liar of the Year 2013

Here’s who you picked as the 2013 Red Alert Politics Liar of the Year.

James Franco defends selfies in The New York Times

James Franco

Oh the weather outside is frightful this time of year. And so is the lack of substantial news. Which is why visitors to The New York Times’ art section today were graced with a defense of the selfie by actor James Franco.

WH tries to downplay ‘Lie of Year,’ says Obama’s addressed ‘if you like it you can keep it’ claim in a “very honest way”

Jay Carney WH Press secretary angry

If you presumed the White House would finally admit that President Barack Obama lied when he made the now infamous claim that “if you like your plan, you can keep it” simply because Politifact now says he did, you’re in for some shocking news.

Twentysomethings are disappointed with Obama, but they’re not too happy with the GOP, either

Obama young people

Republicans shouldn’t read too much into the recent Harvard poll and the GOP’s electoral victories among youth in last month’s statewide elections. The party still has a long long way to go with twentysomethings.


Joe Scarborough seeks to put conservatives back on ‘The Right Path’ with latest book

Joe Scarborough

In the book, Scarborough discusses his own involvement in the failure of the Republican Party to regain control over the executive branch in the ‘90s. The former congressman admitted over the phone that he now regrets his behavior back then as a freshman member.

New Creepy Uncle Sam video says young Americans are opting-out of Obamcare because they haven’t lost their “f**king minds”

Creepy Uncle Sam

In a new Creepy Uncle Sam ad, Generation Opportunity proudly points out that their successful campaign to get young Americans to “Opt-Out” of Obamacare is proof that young people haven’t lost their “f**king minds.”

Obama now claiming that Obamacare is cheaper than your cell phone AND your cable bill combined

Barack Obama podium

Caught in another ‘incorrect promise’ President Obama admitted today that he doesn’t have a smart phone, so he doesn’t actually know how much young Americans’ cellphone bills are. And as for his claims that Obamacare would be cheaper than paying for your cable bill or your cellphone bill, well now Obama claims it will be cheaper than paying for your cellphone and cable combined.

Generation Opportunity brings its “Opt-Out” of Obamacare tailgate to Notre Dame

Gen Opp slap the bag

Last weekend, Generation Opportunity took it’s “Opt-Out” of Obamacare tailgate to the University of Notre Dame, home of the Fighting Irish.

After a Notre Dame student heard about their party at the University of Miami, he asked Generation Opportunity to come to his school’s last football game of the year. The group happily obliged.

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ makes fighting for democracy cool again

Hunger Games Catching fire featured image

Regardless of political affiliation, the plotline of  “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is one that every freedom loving American should be able to get behind. Fed up with President Snow’s reign of terror, former Hunger Games victors team up in the second film to win back the people of their country’s inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

John Kerry came into the State Department like a “human wrecking ball,” says McCain

John Kerry Wrecking Ball

Has Senator John McCain been listening to Miley Cyrus’ new cd? Probably not, but when McCain said Wednesday at the Washington Ideas Forum that Secretary of State John Kerry is a “human wrecking ball,” the statement conjured up images of Kerry swinging into the State Department on Cyrus’ infamous wrecking ball.

McCain says he’ll fight Tea Party Senators “every step of the way” if they try to shutdown the government again

John McCain

Senator John McCain unloaded on Tea Party Senators Wednesday, saying that he would fight them “every step of the way” if they tried to shutdown the government again.

[Photos] Orrin Hatch has pressing questions for Kathleen Sebelius

Orrin Hatch Carrier Pigeon

At today’s Senate finance committee hearing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on her refusal to communicate in a timely and transparent manner with Congress about the issues with the healthcare website.

Hatch’s questions were by all accounts valid, but one line came off comically.