Molly C. Braswell

Molly Braswell is a reporter at Red Alert Politics. Originally from Jackson, Miss., she graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and a minor in Journalism and Mass Communications. She moved to Manhattan after college, and stayed there for more than a year working as a journalist. Molly moved D.C. last fall when she was offered an internship at Roll Call on Capitol Hill. She writes for and is the Style Director of the quarterly indie arts magazine "WHOA (What's Happening with Original Artists)." Molly most enjoys cupcakes and Alabama football. Follow her on Twitter @MollyCBraswell

Articles From Molly C.

BBC to play Margaret Thatcher protest song on weekend hits show

Margaret Thatcher

Even in death former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher remains one of the western world’s most controversial figures.

Kentucky school district forced to take down signs displaying the Ten Commandments

Rembrandt Moses with the Ten Commandments

Another day, another controversy over religion in our public schools.

Health and Human Services Secretary blames Hollywood for violence in America

gun

They may be all buddy-buddy when it comes to fundraising, but the Obama administration still thinks Hollywood is responsible for all of the violence in the United States today.

New PAC only supports candidates with beards

BEARD PAC Logo

Finally, a Political Action Committee for men who don’t dare to go bare (on their face, that is).

Law school grads suing alma maters for overhyping post-grad employment guarantees

money fist

Talk about loving the law!

ACLU expresses ‘serious concerns’ about Harry Reid’s new gun bill

Harry Reid

The American Civil Liberties Union must be happy the weekend is almost here – they’ve taken on Jesus and Sen. Harry Reid in the same week. The ACLU has expressed serious concern regarding the civil liberty ramifications of the Nevada Democrat’s new gun control legislation.

 

Reporter roughed-up by teachers during union protest

Chicago teachers union strike

A reporter covering the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) protest last week claims that he was physically abused by the protesting teachers while he was in the crowd.

Ohio school removes picture of Jesus fearing expensive ACLU legal battle

Jesus Picture

A middle school in Jackson, Ohio, has removed a picture of Jesus when the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued them due to Fifth Amendment rights. A child and two parents complained in February that the “Head of Jesus” photograph violates separation of church and state laws.

 

Joe Biden congratulates Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Emmy win for ‘VEEP’

Joe Biden smirking

Vice President Joe Biden has his own reality TV show, but he’s still noticed the work of Julia Louis-Dreyfus on HBO’s ‘VEEP‘  — and he’s taken the time to congratulate her.

Florida radio hosts reinstated after April Fool’s prank about H20 worried gullible listeners

Florida DJs Water

As uneducated as the British youth have become about art, some Americans have proven their scientific knowledge is even worse.

Two Florida radio hosts, Val St. John and Scott Fish, were reinstated Wednesday morning after an April Fool’s Day joke landed them in some hot water — and got them suspended.

Pennsylvania minor league baseball team installs urinal video games at stadium

Urinal Games

The days of boring bathroom trips are over.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs in Allentown, Penn., have installed a brand spanking new product in their stadium’s men’s restrooms — urinal video games.

New poll shows GOP divided over potential 2016 nominees

Marco Rubio

While the Republican base is more motivated than ever to win back Congress in 2014 and the White House in 2016, there is no clear frontrunner in the race for president, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University.

YOLO: Texas teen suspended for tweeting picture of standardized exam

Texas Teen Tweet

Talk about sticking it to the man.

Emily’s List president defends Millennial generation as a force for the pro-choice movement

Stephanie Schriock

The Millennial generation has often been lauded as the most pro-life generation in history, but Emily’s List President Stephanie Schriock is contradicting the data, claiming Millennials are a force for the pro-choice movement.

Airline introduces pay-per-weight pricing scheme for flights

Samoa Air plane

The days of being forced to share your airline seat with the overweight person sitting next to you may soon be coming to an end.

Obama proclaims special month-long focus on responsible budgeting

YOLO (17) (File)

Surprisingly, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

President Barack Obama has dubbed the month of April “National Financial Capability Month,” in order to teach Americans how to manage their finances responsibly.

New app shows users how Obamacare costs affect them

Obamacare411

Having trouble understanding Obamacare? Now there’s an app for that!

Obamacare411 is here to save everyone struggling to understand how the rather complex law affects them personally.

FLOTUS’s attempt to turn Easter Egg Roll into ‘Let’s Move’ event backfires

Official Portrait First Lady Michelle Obama

Oops! First Lady Michelle Obama’s attempt to turn the 135th Annual Easter Egg Roll into another one of her “Let’s Move” events backfired when the kids in attendance announced that they liked spaghetti and meatballs more than peas and broccoli.

[VIDEO] White House releases April Fool’s Day prank video featuring popular kid president

Kid President

The White House has joined in on the April Fools’ Day festivities, releasing an official YouTube video featuring Kid President – instead of President Obama – peeking up behind the press room podium.

 

 

Google “smell” button fools search engine users

Google Smell

Google has unleashed its annual prank on its loyal search fans and for the first time ever, Google users have the option to smell their searches.