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

Embarrassing: Americans purchased 300 million bottles of Smirnoff Ice last year

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Costa Rica officially has the worst taste in alcoholic beverages on the globe. The Washington Post came out with a fun infographic based on data from the market research firm Euromonitor that exposes the countries where the most Smirnoff Ice is consumed.

Right to porn? Prisoner sues state for banning pornography in prison, cites constitutional rights

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Dwight Pink Jr., who is currently serving 56 years in prison for a 1998 murder, sued the state of Connecticut in July for violating his constitutional rights by banning pornography in prisons, according to the Associated Press.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants GOP to restore ‘competence in government’

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McCarthy, who succeeded Eric Holder in July, sent a memo to House Republicans Monday that outlined his goals for the new Congress that will commence in January, as Politico reports.

Model Chrissy Teigen uses Canada shooting to talk gun control in America on Twitter

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Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen used Wednesday’s shooting at Canada’s Parliament as an excuse to blabber about gun control in America on Twitter.

Thieves steal truck filled with 44,000 pounds of the ‘High Life’

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Van Thomas was resting at a truck stop when his semi — which was filled with 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer — was stolen Monday along with at least one other truck, according to WFTV.

Apartment threatens to evict veteran because of service dog

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A disabled Iraq war veteran in Minnesota is facing an eviction notice because of his doctor-approved assistance dog. According to KVLY, Jessie Johnson of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, received an eviction notice from the owner of his apartment building that demands the veteran and his family of three move out within three days. The reason […]

Radio host Mark Levin: Democrats are ‘deceitful, hack politicians’

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Conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News Tuesday night and slammed the Democratic party as a “disaster” ahead of the midterm elections.

Anthony Weiner after scandals: ‘My political career is probably over’

Anthony Weiner

In a recent interview with Politico at a coffee shop in New York City, Weiner got realistic about his time in Washington D.C. and his recent mayoral bid, both of which were brought to a screeching halt by explicit messaging scandals.

Happy Birthday, White House website!

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According to the @OurPresidents Twitter account, the original White House website went live 20 years ago October 21.

Student group files free speech lawsuit against Western Michigan University with help from FIRE

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In its continuing effort to “stand up for speech,” the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is currently assisting a student group at Western Michigan University file a First Amendment lawsuit against the college.

Voter tells Obama ‘don’t touch my girlfriend’

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President Obama was the butt of a voter’s joke in Chicago Monday when he visited a voting polling station in order to encourage early voting ahead of the midterm elections.

Company offering McFly-like hoverboard on Kickstarter for $10K

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The company Arx Pax of Los Gatos, California, is currently offering “the world’s first REAL hoverboard” on Kickstarter for $10,000.

California law allows families to pursue gun restraining orders for relatives

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A California bill recently signed into law will allow individuals to prevent family members from owning weapons if they deem them mentally unstable or dangerous.

College president pays for student’s books after losing ‘Madden NFL’ tournament

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The college president who made waves for challenging students to a “Madden NFL 15″ tournament for free books lost big time in the inaugural competition.

President Obama resurrects Cousin Pookie, channels Chris Rock in campaign speeches

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At rallies for Democrats in Maryland and Illinois on Sunday, Obama dropped the name “Cousin Pookie” — a character that he used frequently to energize black voters during his 2008 campaign — during his speeches.

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

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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.