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

Miley Cyrus calls Mike Pence an ‘a–hole’ for signing ‘religious freedom’ bill

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The pop star expressed her outrage on Instagram Thursday at Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) for signing the controversial “religious freedom” bill into law.

Middle school teacher circulates permission slip for students to eat Double Stuf Oreos

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A middle school teacher named “Mrs. Porter” circulated letters to parents of her students requesting that they give their children written permission to eat Double Stuf Oreos in class.

Pro-Hillary Clinton group warns journalists not to engage in ‘sexist reporting’

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The pro-Clinton group HRC Super Volunteers circulated an e-mail to roughly 150 editors in newsrooms across the country this week that warned reporters against spreading “any form of sexist news coverage of any woman who chooses to break through glass ceilings.”

Ben Affleck gives ‘Batman’ costar a shout out during congressional testimony

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Actor and director Ben Affleck delivered testimony at a Senate hearing on diplomacy and national security — with his wife, actress Jennifer Garner, visibly in tow — during which he gave a shout out to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) for his role in the upcoming Batman film.

Boston mayor on Zayn Malik One Direction departure: ‘We must soldier on’

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During a Twitter Q&A Wednesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was asked about his office’s nonexistent “official statement” on the One Direction news.

Michelle Obama: Put down that boxed mac and cheese and those cookies!

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Michelle Obama penned an op-ed for CNN Thursday during which she predictably champions her Let’s Move! campaign to tackle childhood obesity on its five-year anniversary.

Workers mourning Zayn Malik’s One Direction departure request ‘compassionate leave’

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Employment law experts at the company Peninsula based in the United Kingdom received hundreds of calls from employers with workers requesting “compassionate leave” following the pop star’s announcement Wednesday.

Louie Gohmert gets mad about net neutrality: ‘You’re playing God with the Internet!’


The Texas representative shouted at FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler for the new rules, which prevent Internet providers from blocking certain websites, selectively slowing traffic and offering “fast lanes” for higher-paying websites.

Anti-porn at work bill passes House committee

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A bill that would bar federal employees from viewing pornography on government computers passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday.

Hillary and Bill Clinton are ‘individuals operating a criminal enterprise,’ lawsuit alleges

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The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Wednesday by the conservative group Freedom Watch, accuses Hillary of not producing documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It also labels the Clintons “individuals operating a criminal enterprise.”

MSNBC guest says country music is about killing Muslims, network forced to apologize

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The “Now with Alex Wagner” guest was specifically discussing Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s recent comment that he didn’t start listening to country music until after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

Reed College student says he ‘was not disruptive,’ considers political career


The Reed College free speech saga just keeps getting more complicated. Last week, BuzzFeed first reported that 19-year-old student Jeremiah True alleged that he was barred from a section of his freshman humanities course for voicing unpopular opinions about sexual assault.

Woman held in psych ward after insisting Obama follows her on Twitter

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A Long Island woman named Kam Brock alleges in a lawsuit that she was held by doctors in a psych ward because she insisted that Barack Obama follows her on Twitter, as reports the New York Daily News.

Barney Frank: Joe Biden ‘can’t keep his mouth shut or his hands to himself’

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The former Democratic congressman from Massachusetts appeared on “PolitiKING” Tuesday where host Larry King asked him to “say anything” about the vice president.

Taylor Swift calls out SAT prep book for misquoting her lyrics

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Taylor Swift called out an SAT prep book from the Princeton Review that misquoted a lyric from her song “Fifteen” in a section spotlighting improper pronoun use.

Think Progress offers a strange definition of an ‘anti-woman agenda’

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An article recently published in Think Progress haphazardly attempts to twist each of Ted Cruz’s declarations during his Monday speech announcing his candidacy for president into an example of “the most anti-woman agenda yet.”

Ted Cruz becomes the 195th person running for president in 2016

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Before Cruz made his announcement via Twitter and then on the campus of Liberty University Monday, 194 “regular” Americans had already submitted forms to the Federal Election Commission declaring their own bids for the Oval Office.

Obama: ‘I recognize there’s something called Congress’

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During his speech at the Select USA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Maryland, Obama discussed his ideal fiscal year 2016 budget — a “21st century budget,” he called it — but admitted that he will have to negotiate with Congress regarding it.

Madonna: Obama would invite me to the White House if I were married to Jay-Z

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In a recent interview with Us Weekly, the pop star spotlighted the 25 things fans don’t know about her, one of them being that she really, really, really wants to meet Obama.

Chelsea Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel launch campaign to get young people into national service

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Clinton and Kimmel launched the campaign, called “Serve a Year,” in partnership with Service Nation in order to encourage Millennials to dedicate themselves to a year of service in their communities after high school or college.