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

Johns Hopkins students oppose Chick-fil-A, cite possible ‘microaggressions’

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The Johns Hopkins University Student Government Association held a vote Tuesday as to whether or not Chick-fil-A should be allowed on campus. The group concluded that the presence of the chicken chain will create “microagressions” for members and allies of the gay community because of CEO Dan Cathy’s vocal opposition to same-sex marriage.

Starbucks to open store in Ferguson as part of ‘Race Together’ campaign

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Starbucks is planning to open up shop in Ferguson, Missouri, the focal point of racial tension in the United States since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed there by Officer Darren Wilson in August of last year.

Jeb Bush embarks on Paleo diet to slim down ahead of 2016

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Jeb Bush is slimming down ahead of his likely 2016 bid for the White House. The former governor of Florida has lost about 30 pounds on the Paleo diet since December, according to a report in The New York Times.

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski: Obama might have been ‘wasted’ at ceremony

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On Thursday, President Obama welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House to celebrate the NFL team’s victory in this year’s Super Bowl.

NYT reporter Jeremy Peters: Hillary Clinton declaring everything ‘off-limits’ for criticism

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New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday that Hillary Clinton ahead of her run for president in 2016 is dismissing every critical report about her as illegitimate and “off-limits.”

Waka Flocka Flame endorses Hillary Clinton for president

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Just days after announcing his own candidacy for president in 2016, Waka Flocka Flame is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the White House. The Atlanta rapper said during a recent interview with MTV News that he will vote for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Obama honors Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, makes ‘Deflate Gate’ joke

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President Obama honored the Super Bowl Champion football team on the South Lawn, kicking off his remarks with a joke about the team’s long since past “Deflate Gate” controversy.

Hillary Clinton’s lawyer says she already answered all questions about private e-mail account

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Hillary Clinton’s lawyer is insisting that the former secretary of State has already answered all questions regarding her use of a personal e-mail system while at the State Department.

Olivia Wilde: My dream is President Hillary Clinton, Vice President Elizabeth Warren

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Actress Olivia Wilde is “excited” by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The film star, who campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008, expressed her enthusiasm for the “political discussions” that result from election season during a recent interview with The Daily Beast.

Millennials least likely to label Hillary Clinton trustworthy, poll says

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According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, Millennial Americans — those ages 18 to 34 — are least likely to label the former secretary of State trustworthy in relief of her private e-mail scandal.

Robert Downey Jr. walks out of interview after reporter asks if he’s a ‘liberal’

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Robert Downey Jr. cut short a recent interview with British Channel 4 News reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy when the journalist questioned the actor about a past statement regarding how being imprisoned impacted his political beliefs.

Rutgers University offers Hillary Clinton-centric class called ‘A Woman for President?’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton takes notes during a roundtable with educators and students at the Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center, Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Monticello, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rutgers University is currently featuring a discussion-based course during its spring semester called “A Woman for President?” as reports Campus Reform.

President Obama’s approval rating at highest point in two years

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According to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, Obama is currently enjoying his highest job-approval rating in nearly two years. Currently, 48 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is doing in the White House, while only 47 percent disapprove.

Hillary Clinton trades ‘Scooby’ van for first-class airplane seat

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After just days traveling the campaign trail from Iowa to New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton has swapped her modest van — which she nicknamed “Scooby” — for first-class airplane seats.

Cecily Strong worried to follow ‘amazingly funny’ Obama at WH Correspondents’ dinner

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Cecily Strong, the “Saturday Night Live” comedienne who will host this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, admitted to Variety in an interview that it will be “tough” for her comedy act to follow that of the “amazingly funny” president.

The Hillary Clinton effect: Chipotle experiences disappointing sales, stock losses

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Just days after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped into an Ohio Chipotle for lunch, the restaurant chain is reporting disappointing sales in the first quarter of 2015 and seeing stocks drop.

Waka Flocka Flame announces candidacy for president, vows to legalize marijuana

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Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame is running for president in 2016. In an interview with Rolling Stone published Monday, the rap artist followed through on a promise he made on Twitter back in November 2012.

Kraft sheds artificial preservatives, synthetic colors from mac and cheese

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Come January 2016, the cheesy delight will instead be colored with paprika, annatto and turmeric. The company insists that there will be no change in the taste of its famed product.

Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham, John McCain ‘lapdogs’ for Obama’s foreign policy

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Rand Paul slammed Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain during an interview with Fox News Tuesday, labeling them “lapdogs” for President Obama’s foreign policy.

Millennials most likely to be highly worried about financial issues, poll finds

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Millennials are more likely than any other age group to be significantly worried about financial issues in 2015, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.