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Morgan Chalfant

Morgan Chalfant

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Staff Writer

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mchalfant@redalertpolitics.com

Morgan is a Staff Writer at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from western Massachusetts, and she graduated from Boston College in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Mathematics. While at Boston College, Morgan worked for the English Department and wrote for and edited BC’s conservative paper The Observer, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper for 2012. She worked at The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C., as a CN intern during the summer prior to her senior year of college. She served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow at USA TODAY until June of 2014. You can follow Morgan on Twitter at @mchalfant16.

Articles From Morgan

Snoop Dogg confesses to Jimmy Kimmel that he smoked pot in the White House

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Snoop Dogg may just have officially inducted himself into President Obama’s “Choom Gang.” The rapper confessed — or bragged, rather — to Jimmy Kimmel on his Internet program “Double G News Network” that he smoked a joint in the White House bathroom back in 2013.

Ridiculously rich Michael Moore fights over money in divorce despite previously hating on capitalism

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According to The Detroit News, Michael Moore’s divorce from Kathleen Glynn was provoked by monetary disagreements, specifically Moore’s anger that his wife was spending tons of money expanding their lavish Michigan home. This home is just one of nine that the couple owns from Michigan to New York.

Jenny McCarthy on ‘The View’: Maybe Hillary Clinton is a lesbian

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Tuesday’s episode of “The View” spotlighted a recent New York Post report that claims former President Bill Clinton  has a mistress nicknamed “Energizer.” The source of the Page Six story is a forthcoming book by Ronald Kessler entitled ”The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents.”

Hillary Clinton during Twitter interview: ‘We have to fix the Affordable Care Act’

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Hillary Clinton visited Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Monday to participate in an interview during which she addressed Obamacare and expressed America’s duty to “fix” the universal health care law.

Hillary Clinton complains of high college tuition costs after charging university $275k to make one-hour speech

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During a live-streamed #AskHillary interview at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Monday evening, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the extreme cost of higher education “one of the biggest problems” that our country currently faces.

Republicans launch campaign to #FireReid

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On Tuesday, the RNC launched its #FireReid campaign encouraging voters to elect GOP candidates to the Senate during the midterm elections in order to force Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) out of his Senate Majority Leader position and put a Republican in his place.

President Obama waxes hypocritical by advising kids to use kindness and embrace teamwork

President Barack Obama thinks before answering a question about his father during an event at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, to announce additional commitments for "My Brother’s Keeper," Obama's initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color,  Monday, July 21, 2014. The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase attendance and performance.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Obama delivered a speech at an event for his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative in Washington, D.C., Monday in which he advised his young audience on the importance of kindness and teamwork despite the fact that he himself has neither adopted kindness nor encouraged teamwork as he clashes with congressional Republicans in Washington.

Ear wax eating congressman: ‘We don’t have a border security problem’

Rep. Joe Garcia

Congressman Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) doesn’t think the United States has a border security issue despite the fact that over 57,000 children have already crossed the southern border into the country illegally this year.

Illinois woman gets caught shoplifting because of Facebook selfie

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An Illinois woman who stole from a boutique this month was caught by police after posting pictures of herself sporting her new clothes on Facebook, reports local news station News 3. Danielle Saxton, 27, lifted a leopard dress among other clothing items from Mortie’s Boutique in West Frankfort earlier in July.

Obama says Biden would make a ‘superb president’ in New Yorker interview

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In a piece entitled “The Biden Agenda” for next week’s addition of The New Yorker, writer Evan Osnos quotes President Obama as predicting that Vice President Joe Biden would make a “superb president.”

Oregon ice cream shop fundraises for Planned Parenthood, creates flavor for the organization

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Oregon ice cream shop “What’s the Scoop?” advocated for Planned Parenthood Thursday by holding a fundraiser for the organization and even creating a particular flavor to honor Planned Parenthood, reports Life News.

If you’re not ‘dead broke,’ you can show your support for Hillary Clinton by purchasing this gear

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Hillary Clinton might not be ready for 2016, but now she can dress like she is! The website “Ready for Hillary” is selling t-shirts, baseball caps, buttons and totes that Hillary fans — and Hillary herself — can purchase to “gear” up for the former secretary of State’s probable presidential run.

John McCain addresses Malaysian airliner crash, calls Obama ‘cowardly’ for not helping more in Ukraine

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Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) made the television rounds Thursday in order to address the tragic Malaysian airliner crash that occurred earlier in the day near the Russia-Ukraine border and killed all 298 individuals onboard.

[WATCH] Prank caller tricks MSNBC into thinking he witnessed Malaysian airliner crash

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MSNBC’s Krystal Ball thought she had an exclusive call with an eyewitness of the Malaysian airliner crash that occurred near the Russia-Ukraine border earlier today. Instead, what she got was a “dumb ass.”

President Obama: Biden and I ‘share shakes all the time’

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Obama implied that he and his vice president are so close that they share milkshakes frequently. The president revealed these shake tendencies while chowing down at Charcoal Pit, a restaurant just outside Wilmington, Delaware, Thursday.

[WATCH] Jon Stewart mocks the CIA on ‘The Daily Show’ after cafeteria complaint controversy

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In the wake of the recently publicized CIA cafeteria complaints, comedian Jon Stewart took a huge risk by inviting a concealed culinary whistlebower from the agency on “The Daily Show” Wednesday.

MSNBC panel on Hillary Clinton’s $275k speaking fee: What was she thinking?!

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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” panel Thursday morning ripped Hillary Clinton for charging the University at Buffalo — a public school in the State University of New York system — $275,000 for a one-hour speech in October of 2013.

GOP committees express confidence in Republicans ahead of midterm elections amid Obama’s dismal mistakes

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The five GOP committees — the RNC, NRCC, NRSC, RGA and RSLC — hosted a joint press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss their confidence in the Republican position 100 days ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

Maryland governor channels Semisonic when trying to ward off immigrants

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

According to CNN, O’Malley privately begged White House Director of Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Munoz not to send any of the young immigrants that have flooded the country to his state after publicly criticizing the Obama administration’s plan to send these kids back to Central America.

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to release a parody video for each day of this week from new album ‘Mandatory Fun’

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“Weird Al” Yankovic will follow up his hilariously “tacky” Pharrell Williams parody that dropped Monday with seven new videos accompanying songs from his latest album “Mandatory Fun.”