The 2014 '30 Under 30'

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Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan is a writer for Red Alert Politics. Meghan is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Her writing has previously been featured in her college newspaper, the Daily Illini, as well as the Daily Herald and the Illinois Review. She is interested in politics and elections and has worked on an Illinois congressional campaign. Meghan is originally from Lake Zurich, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) and is very excited to have the chance to live and work in DC. You can follow her on Twitter at @meg_elayne.

Articles From Meghan

Lady Gaga, Madonna facing possible prosecution from Russian government

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and Madonna are in trouble with the Russian authorities. The two Americans performers are being investigated for supposedly breaking the country’s visa laws, but rumors are spreading that the scrutiny actually involves the singers’ gay rights support.

Christie and Clinton ‘hottest’ politicians according to new Quinnipiac poll

Chris Christie

Support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is heating up regardless of the fact that Republicans are still lukewarm toward him.

Va. gun-related crime decreases as gun sales in the state rise

Smith and Wesson 500 handgun

Sorry gun control advocates – it seems that as more people buy handguns for protection, the number of gun-related crimes decreases.

Rachel Campos-Duffy pleads with young conservatives to bring politics to mainstream media

Rachel Duffy

Former MTV “Real World” cast member Rachel Campos-Duffy wishes that more conservatives  - particularly younger ones – would actually take on their liberal counterparts in the public sphere.

[WATCH] Rep. Paul Ryan on Obama’s pivot away from so-called “phony scandals”

Rep. Paul Ryan

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan blasted the Obama administration on FOX News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” Wednesday night, accusing them of pivoting away from the “phony” scandals that broke in May as if they were still in “campaign mode.”

Gov. Rick Scott says Jesse Jackson owes Florida an apology for calling it an “apartheid state”

Rick Scott

The Rev. Jesse Jackson owes every Floridian an apology for likening the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws to segregation, Florida Governor Rick Scott said Wednesday.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley warns: ‘We don’t want to be the next Detroit’

Robert Bentley

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley had some wise words for his fellow citizens regarding the United Auto Workers’ attempts to unionize a Tuscaloosa County-based Mercedes-Benz plant: it could lead to a disaster equal to Detroit’s bankruptcy.

Bow tie sales up as Millennials begin donning the classic accessory

Bow tie

Bow ties, which used to be viewed as a “nerdy” accessory commonly sported by fashion-challenged professor-types or conservative older men, are now making a comeback among young Americans.

Hawaii government pays to transport homeless people back to the mainland

homeless people

The Hawaii government is getting tired of paying for the nearly 17,000 homeless people living in the state – so much so that the Aloha State is willing to buy one-way tickets to fly them back to the mainland.

Idaho professor will launch Bigfoot drone

Bigfoot

The legendary search for Bigfoot may be nearing its end thanks to the power of drones.

Arkansas school trains and arms staff to prevent shootings

handgun

Taking advantage of a little-known state law that allows schools to have “armed security guards” on campus, an Arkansas school district will be arming up its staff with guns for the fall semester.

Annoying new “I’m Stuck” app alerts members of Congress about traffic delays

traffic

Capitol Hill staff assistants are likely jumping for joy over the announcement of a new mobile app that allows Americans to complain to their member of Congress when they’re stuck in traffic.

[WATCH] Sen. Rand Paul bash N.J. Gov. Chris Christie over right to privacy on ‘Hannity’

Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has taken things up a notch in his ongoing argument with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the right to privacy and the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, accusing the Garden State governor of being “flippant” about the Bill of Rights on Fox News’ ”Hannity” Monday night.

Kanye West’s non-profit to offer music program for Chicago youth

Kanye West

What’s the solution to helping at-risk youth in Chicago? It just might be Kanye West’s new music training program.

Obama family prepares for vacation at $7.6M Martha’s Vineyard estate

Obama First Family Michelle Barack Malia Sasha

While many families are foregoing their summer vacations this year as a result of finances, the Obama’s are prepping for theirs in style.

Calif. town mired in controversy over mandated bilingual signs

Monterey Park

Residents of Monterey Park, Calif. are less than thrilled with the city’s new mandate about bilingual signage.

Ohio school district allows concealed carry for principals

A school district in Ohio will allow principals and assistant principals who meet qualifications to carry loaded handguns in schools beginning this fall, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Twitter-themed hotel offers a social media experience

twitter hotel

Addicted to Twitter? You will definitely want to stay at this hotel.

White Castle hiring only part-time workers in future due to Obamacare costs

White Castle

Add White Castle to the list of employees cutting staff and hours because of Obamacare.

Public expectations for Obamacare at record lows according to new polls

Thanks, Obamacare

The American public’s expectations for President Obama’s signature legislative policy hit new lows this week, as two independent polls found that voters just aren’t that excited about the upcoming implementation of Obamacare.