Normally hospital staff is tickled pink when a wealthy benefactor agrees to donate money to build a new wing or pay for upgrades at the hospital. That wasn’t the case, however, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital this past weekend, as members of the New York State Nurses’ Association, the NAACP New York State Conference and SEIU Local 1199 marched to protest the construction of the new David H. Koch Center at the top-ranked hospital — all because the benefactor is one of the nation’s most notorious conservative political donors.
Katie LaPotin is an Associate Editor at Red Alert Politics. Originally from the City of Brotherly Love, Katie has an extensive background in political campaigning. She has worked on and managed several campaigns at all different levels, most recently serving as the Communications Director for a top-tier Congressional race in Virginia during the 2012 cycle. Katie has also worked at both a Republican polling firm and a conservative public relations firm. Katie has a Bachelor's Degree from American University and a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics. When not working on campaigns or writing Katie can be found rooting for her beloved Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers and Eagles. You can follow Katie on Twitter at @krlapotin.
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Fugitive National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden told attendees at the South by Southwest International Festival Monday that he has no regrets about leaking the NSA documents revealing the illegal wiretaps, and that he would do it again in a heartbeat.
Meet today’s average Millennial: Single, not religious, politically independent, and rather progressive when it comes to most social issues.
Still reeling from her bangs experiment at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, First Lady Michelle Obama debuted a new hairdo earlier this week: Frosted highlights.
Whoops! President Barack Obama proved that he’s not the world’s best speller Thursday night, hilariously misspelling the title of Aretha Franklin’s classic song “Respect” during his opening speech at the “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul” concert.
Donald Trump shocked the world when he erroneously declared that former President Jimmy Carter was lying six feet under during his speech at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.
Tim Scott (R-S.C.) pushed the need for school choice in his address at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, arguing that parents should have the ability to decide how their children are educated.
Leave it to Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert to provide humor to a history lesson about the crisis in Ukraine and the difficult relationship between the United States and Russia.
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Pope Francis did not have one of his finest outings Sunday, as he accidentally recited the Italian equivalent of the F-bomb during his weekly blessing at the Vatican.
Purdue University seems to have changed its stripes of late when it comes to religious indoctrination, as the school that once defended the right of a private speaker to blaspheme Jesus is now banning an alumni donor from using the word “God” on a plaque to avoid offending someone.
Just because former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is leaving Washington, D.C. at the end of the year doesn’t mean she thinks the Tea Party – of which she is a leader – is going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, the Minnesota Congresswoman thinks the grassroots movement is as strong now as it was during the 2010 Midterm elections.
Bill Maher’s made some ridiculously outrageous claims about Republicans over the years, but his latest blows them all out of the water. The HBO talk show host asserted on his show Friday night that the Tea Party – which celebrated its fifth anniversary this week – started not because of economic concerns but rather the color of President Barack Obama’s skin.
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For far too long the ‘Grand Old Party’ has been known more for its demographic makeup than its policies. Long thought of as a party of old white men, the Republican National Committee and its affiliated party committees have made great strides to shed this reputation – particularly among the African-American population.
Arguably the two most notorious political TV shows of the 21st century are “The West Wing” and “House of Cards.” So what would it be like if the two dramas were spliced together as one?
Either way you look at it, the immediate future looks bright for Republicans according to a New York Times/CBS poll released Wednesday.
“Knocked Up” actor Seth Rogen brought a little bit of comedy to an otherwise subdued Congressional hearing Wednesday, delivering a prepared statement filled with both humor and self-deprecating remarks.