Katie LaPotin

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.

Articles From Katie

NYC unions not thrilled with new Koch Bros. wing at hospital

Koch hospital wing protest

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.

Edward Snowden to SXSW: I have no regrets over leaking NSA documents

(Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

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.

Millennials today likely to be independent, single according to new Pew study

(AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye)

Meet today’s average Millennial: Single, not religious, politically independent, and rather progressive when it comes to most social issues.

Caption Contest: Michelle Obama’s frosty new hairdo

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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.

[WATCH] ‘R-S-P-E-C-T?’: Obama flubs spelling of classic Aretha song at White House concert

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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.

[WATCH] Donald Trump pronounces Jimmy Carter’s dead during CPAC speech

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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 at CPAC: Parents should be able to decide how their children are educated

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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.

[WATCH] Stephen Colbert educates Americans on Ukraine, US-Russian relations

Stephen Colbert Better Know a Geopolitical Flashpoint

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.

[WATCH] New House GOP web video calls on Millennials to support individual mandate rollback

RSC Individual Mandate web video

Obamacare has been nothing but harmful to young Americans, particularly those who are generally in good health and can’t afford the high premiums mandated by President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Fortunately, the House Republican Conference has a solution around this problem, as noted by the committee’s new web video about the “unfair” individual mandate.

[WATCH] Pope Francis accidentally curses in front of live audience

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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.

Calif. Dem. accuses GOP leadership of being ‘Wolves of Wall Street’

California Rep. Mark Takano

Although it didn’t win any awards at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night, the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio biopic “The Wolf of Wall Street” managed to nonetheless make waves in the political Twitterverse.

UPDATED: Purdue Univ. cedes fight against ‘God’ inscription on on-campus plaque

Purdue University Logo

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.

[WATCH] Michele Bachmann claims Tea Party is as strong now as it was in 2010

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann

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.

[WATCH] Bill Maher outrageously claims Obama’s skin color led to formation of Tea Party

Real Time w:Bill Maher Margaret Hoover Bill Kristol

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.

GOP congressional candidate channels Frank Underwood in new campaign ad

House of Cards Carl DeMaio

Watch out Frank Underwood – you have some serious competition coming your way in the form of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio.

[PHOTO] Obama’s nerded-out selfie at the White House Student Film Festival

Barack Obama Bill Nye Neil deGrasse Tyson selfie

Science nerds, unite! President Barack Obama has once again found himself in the middle of an awesome presidential selfie, this time with two of the nation’s preeminent scientists – Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Young African-Americans like Kerri Price changing the status quo of the Republican Party

Kerri Price

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.

[WATCH] ‘House of Cards’ gets the ‘West Wing’ treatment – well, sort of

House of Cards West Wing style

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?

NY Times/CBS Poll: GOP future bright in 2014

Washington Monument

Either way you look at it, the immediate future looks bright for Republicans according to a New York Times/CBS poll released Wednesday.

[WATCH] Seth Rogen visits Capitol Hill to humorously discuss Alzheimer’s research

Seth Rogen

“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.