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

‘Howard Stern Show’ writer interrupts Roger Goodell press conference on domestic violence in NFL

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In an odd moment, writer for Howard Stern’s radio show Benjy Bronk interrupted National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell as he spoke at a press conference on the league’s response to domestic violence Friday afternoon.

President Obama pens letter praising Joan Rivers after she called him gay and Michelle a ‘transgender’

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President Obama must really want to maintain his popularity in Hollywood. Why else would he write a letter to Melissa Rivers praising her mother and late comedian Joan Rivers, the same woman who called him gay and his wife a “tranny” in July?

Stephen Colbert talks footwear during ‘boots on the ground’ segment of ‘The Colbert Report’

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Comedian Stephen Colbert attempted to detract attention from President Obama’s controversial insistence that he won’t put boots on the ground in Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS on Thursday’s episode of “The Colbert Report.”

One quarter of Americans open to idea of secession

United States map

Picture the United States of America, 49 states strong. Can you imagine it? Apparently, some Americans can. Nearly a quarter of Americans support the idea of secession, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted between August 23 and September 16.

87-year-old Louisiana Democrat and convicted felon running for Congress

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Edwin W. Edwards recently spent nine years in prison after being convicted for extorting millions of dollars in exchange for riverboat gambling licenses, and now he’s running for office.

Animal Health Institute hosts annual ‘Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill’ contest

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The Animal Health Institute hosted its 18th annual “Cutest Pets on Capitol Hill” contest celebration at which three of Washington’s most adorable animals were crowned furry victors.

Youth vote is up for grabs ahead of midterm elections

Barack Obama pouting sad

According to a poll conducted by Rare, only 44 percent of voters under the age of 40 would vote for Obama if the 2012 election were conducted today. An equal 44 percent of the same age bracket would vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and actress Connie Britton posed for a photo in China

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) should consider posting the above photo of herself and actress Connie Britton to her Instagram account for a sweet #TBT.

University requires students to submit details of their sex lives, suspends program after uproar

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Clemson University in South Carolina has suspended an online course that required students, faculty and staff to submit information about their sex lives.

Bernie Sanders released a folk album in 1987

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), solid liberal. (AP Photo)

The current Vermont senator involved himself in the production of a folk album in 1987 when he was mayor of Burlington, according to the Vermont blog Seven Days.

Jay Carney says he’s still ‘loyal’ to Obama at CNN job

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Former White House press secretary and now CNN political commentator Jay Carney pretty much admitted during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he is President Obama’s resident defender at CNN.

Democratic senator wants to take away NFL’s tax-exempt status as punishment for Redskins name

Washington Redskins

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) explained on Capitol Hill Tuesday that she wants to indroduce a bill that will take away the NFL’s not-for-profit status as a form of punishment for offensive team names, and of course particularly that of the Redskins.

Michelle Obama hosting ‘Celebration of Design’ fashion event at White House

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First lady Michelle Obama will host an event called ”Celebration of Design” on October 8 at the White House for various fashion designers and executives among others, reports Women’s Wear Daily.

The members of Ylvis are tying the knot

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The Norwegian group Ylvis that catapulted to fame in 2013 with their addictive albeit eventually annoying song ”The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)?” has released a new single — and a video to go along with it — entitled ”Trucker’s Hitch

Maureen Dowd pot op-ed inspires Marijuana Policy Project ad campaign

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The Marijuana Policy Project is taking advantage of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s June pot op-ed in its launch of an advertisement campaign to promote safe marijuana consumption.

Nancy Pelosi: ‘We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama’

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House Minority Leader and California Representative Nancy Pelosi (D) spoke to MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Monday about the gridlock in Congress and insisted that Republicans are solely responsible for the inactivity in Washington.

Michelle Obama tells MTV host Sway that she was the smart kid in high school

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In an interview with MTV host Sway Calloway that aired Tuesday evening, first lady Michelle Obama took a few moments to brag about the kind of kid she was in high school.

Jon Stewart makes fun of Hillary Clinton’s speech in Iowa on ‘The Daily Show’

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In a segment of “The Daily Show” Tuesday night cleverly entitled “Democalypse 2016: Willary or Won’tary,” comedian Jon Stewart became the latest to weigh in on Hillary Clinton ridiculous projected indecision about running for president in 2016.

Pumpkin spice pot muffins coming to Colorado

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It’s September, which means it’s finally pumpkin spice season. That means pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin spice donuts, pumpkin spice bread, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice candles, and … pumpkin spice pot muffins? According to reporter Kristen Wyatt for the Associated Press in Colorado, the pumpkin spice muffin spiked with marijuana is an actual thing. Wyatt […]

Rosie O’Donnell admits she doesn’t know of Charles Krauthammer

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The hosts of ABC’s “The View” got into a bit of a squabble Tuesday over conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer’s recent assertion that President Obama is a narcissist.