Morgan Chalfant

Morgan Chalfant


Staff Writer


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

New York gun law strips 34,500 individuals of Second Amendment rights

Smith and Wesson .40 caliber gun

Part of New York’s SAFE Act, which was pushed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and passed quickly in 2013, encourages mental health professionals — not necessarily doctors — to report any of their patients to authorities if they seem “likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.”

Fans of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off,’ check out this Obama-inspired remix

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No, Taylor Swift isn’t the one singing it, but that doesn’t mean the lyrics and the video aren’t awesome. The song was written and performed by Remy and features lyrics only an imperfect leader could inspire.

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter, vows to fight cyberbullying

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Monica Lewinsky has officially entered the public sphere again, joining Twitter and appearing at Forbes’ “30 Under 30″ summit in Philadelphia Monday to discuss her crusade against cyberbullying.

San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde’s ‘Royals’ ahead of World Series

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In order to support the San Francisco Giants as they attempt to prevail over the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series, two local radio stations in the California city have decided to ban Lorde’s hit song “Royals” from their airwaves.

CDC sees sharp decline in positive rating amid Ebola crisis

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Amid the Ebola crisis that has launched the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director onto practically every morning news show imaginable, the government agency has seen a sharp decline in its positive assessment among Americans.

Ron Paul: Hillary Clinton would make ‘pretty average, pretty mediocre’ president

Ron Paul

Former presidential candidate and outspoken libertarian Ron Paul thinks Hillary Clinton would make a “pretty mediocre” president.

Obama provokes early departures from crowd members at Maryland campaign rally

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President Obama experienced quite the snub when he delivered remarks at a rally for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maryland Sunday.

Voters want Republicans to lead Congress over Democrats, poll says

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According to a recently released Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Annenberg poll, likely voters and registered voters in general would prefer the GOP have control of the House of Representatives and the Senate as opposed to Democrats.

Company sells out of plush Ebola toy

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The company Giant Microbes, which makes “plush dolls of microscopic organisms,” sells a plush Ebola doll for $9.95. The popularity of the toy has soared, so much so that it is currently sold out.

Ted Cruz criticizes Obama for mishandling Ebola crisis, appointing Ron Klain

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday to slam the Obama administration over its mishandling of the Ebola crisis.

Reince Priebus, Debbie Wasserman Schultz face off on ‘Fox News Sunday’

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With just over a dozen days left until the midterm elections, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz met on “Fox News Sunday” for their first joint appearance this year.

Ben and Jerry’s resists pressure to change ‘Hazed and Confused’ flavor name

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After receiving pushback from anti-hazing activists over the ice cream’s name, the brand confirmed this weekend that the tasty treat would keep its label, according to Bloomberg.

Craigslist ad seeks ‘fertile’ companion to escape Ebola crisis

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In a personal ad on the Boston Craigslist site called “Escape the Apocalypse with me,” a 36-year-old single man with an “average” body seeks a companion with whom to escape the Ebola crisis.

Meghan McCain on Rand Paul and her father: ‘They hate each other’

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Even after John McCain’s relatively positive comments about Rand Paul published in a September New Yorker piece, it appears Meghan McCain is setting America straight about the relationship between the two Republicans.

Former Bush, Obama officials butt heads over Ebola on ‘Morning Joe’

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Former Obama administration official Steve Rattner bit back at former Bush administration communications director Nicolle Wallace when she criticized the Obama White House on its handling of the Ebola issue on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday.

Deadspin wrongly accuses GOP Senate candidate of lying about high school football career

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The sports blog Deadspin ran a piece Wednesday accusing Republican candidate for Senate in Colorado Cory Gardner of lying about his high school football career in an interview with the Washington Post.

Jimmy Kimmel shows Colorado parents ‘how to tell if [their] kid is high’ off of Halloween candy

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In light of the Denver Police Department’s warning that children could accidentally consume marijuana edibles that resemble Halloween candy later this month, Jimmy Kimmel had a few wise words for parents during his show Wednesday night.

Jon Stewart blasts Democrats, Republicans running in midterm elections

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Jon Stewart blasted both Democrats and Republicans running in the midterm elections on “The Daily Show” Wednesday night in a segment titled “Just Try Not to Say Something Stupid for 90 Minutes.”

Snoop Dogg to endorse Colorado gubernatorial candidate with concert

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The rapper is in talks to headline an endorsement concert for Independent candidate for Colorado governor Mike Dunafon, who is currently the mayor of Glendale, according to The Durango Herald.

Netherlands motorcycle gang joins Kurds to battle ISIS

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The biker gang appropriately named “No Surrender” based in the Netherlands has reportedly joined the Kurds in their fight against the Islamic State militants, according to AFP.