Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan


Campus Coordinator


Fun Fact

She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

Former staffer refutes racism accusations: “They don’t know Jeff Sessions” [VIDEO]

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Trump’s cabinet picks have struck fear into the hearts of many, and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who was recently designated as the president-elect’s pick for attorney general, is inciting a particular panic. The New York Times editorial board called the selection of Sessions “an insult to justice.” Garrett Epps, a constitutional law professor and editor for The Atlantic, […]

Tom Hanks: I hope I vote for Trump’s re-election in 4 years

Tom Hanks is keeping an open mind about the president-elect (Associated Press)

The wise Tom Hanks has relieved some of the post-election angst that is sweeping the nation. He used his awards speech at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual film benefit on Tuesday to call for an end to all of the doomsday talk and encourage us to come together as a country. Without mentioning Donald Trump […]

Conservative millennial woman wins D.C. School Board seat, beats 10-year incumbent


33-year-old Ashley Carter has worked on political campaigns and spoken on panels across the country about the importance of young women running for office, but she never thought she would be the candidate herself. That all changed on Nov. 8 when Carter was elected to the D.C. School Board, replacing incumbent Mary Lord, a liberal […]

Robert De Niro compares Donald Trump’s victory to 9/11

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Donald Trump’s long list of celebrity haters are slowly, sadly coming to terms with the fact that the Republican will be sworn in as the President of the United States come January. Robert De Niro had a particularly somber response, comparing the news to one of the most tragic events in American history. “I feel like […]

Senator Ben Sasse could be your next Uber driver

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Nebraskans using the Uber app might get picked up by their senator. A University of Nebraska student tweeted on Saturday that his Uber driver was Republican Senator Ben Sasse. Got a ride from @BenSasse #Uber #UberLincoln— Adrian Silva (@Adrian1Silva) November 12, 2016 Sasse confirmed that he really does work for the ride-sharing company. Fact check?#real— Ben […]

Trump supporters petition for Ron Paul to be appointed to cabinet

Could Ron Paul actually be appointed to Trump's cabinet? (Associated Press)

Now that the shock of Donald Trump’s election is abating, rumors abound of who the president-elect will appoint to his cabinet. One of the more unusual speculations: Ron Paul for Secretary of State. This one is more of a pipe dream for libertarians/nightmare scenario for neoconservatives than a real possibility, since Trump has not actually floated Paul’s […]

No joke: SNL goes serious in post-election episode [VIDEO]

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The Saturday Night Live writers and cast made no secret of their disappointment with the results of last week’s presidential election. There were no jokes and no Alec Baldwin impersonating Donald Trump in the cold open of the first post-election episode. Instead, Kate McKinnon — dressed in her Hillary Clinton pantsuit — played the piano and […]

How third-party voters may have stopped Hillary’s presidency

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Donald Trump defied the polls and shocked the media and the political establishment when he took several states considered “safe” and blue and turned them light red, managing to defeat Hillary Clinton in an unprecedented upset fueled by millennials and third-party voters. Exit polls reveal how this race, which seemed all but certain for Clinton, slipped out of […]

Hillary’s America: “Pantsuit Nation” hits the polls


There are undoubtedly millions of Americans voting for Hillary Clinton today because they feel like she’s their only option, but some of her more enthusiastic supporters — all the “nasty women” out there — are proudly rocking their candidate’s signature pantsuit to the polls. A little over two weeks before Election Day, a “secret” Facebook […]

Oops: VA Democrat shares photo of “supporters” (but they’re actually College Republicans)


The Northern Virginia congressional election between Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and her challenger LuAnn Bennett is one of the most contentious in the country, and the Democrats’ supporters aren’t above cheap tricks. Bennett retweeted a photo from a supporter that showed five college students with a caption that made it appear as though they were […]

Final push: Swing-state students stump for Trump


The weekend before Election Day, College Republicans mobilized for one of the largest student-led get-out-the-vote efforts in recent history, traveling to four important swing states – Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Florida – that will decide the results of the presidential election on Tuesday. Polls show Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump neck-and-neck in Nevada, […]

Rand Paul leads big in new Kentucky poll, thanks to millennial support

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After a heated debate this week between Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and his opponent Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, new polling shows Paul has this race on lock. A poll conducted by Western Kentucky University’s Social Science Research Center shows Paul winning 55 percent of likely voters and Gray winning just 39 percent. Paul is leading Gray […]

BleachBit mocks Clinton with “Cloth or Something” product


At least one man is benefitting from Hillary Clinton’s wiped email server. Andrew Ziem, who founded the data deleting software BleachBit, is selling microfiber cloths with the Democratic nominee’s face on them – and business is booming. Cloth or Something The idea for the product came from Clinton’s response to a reporter who asked whether […]

“No More Victims”: Young Americans for Liberty schools students on self-defense

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The decision to ban or allow concealed weapons on college campuses is a point of contention at many schools — but it’s not just guns that are getting banned. Some colleges also ban non-lethal weapons that could aid students in self-defense. For instance, pepper spray is legal and accessible to purchase at sporting goods stores, but […]

Opponent says Rand Paul has “wild ass philosophies”: Rand’s response is going viral

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Rand Paul is not your average member of Congress – last week he made headlines for returning money from his office budget, and during last night’s Kentucky Senate debate, his opponent, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, criticized some of his “wild ass philosophies.” The two sparred over several bills Paul has refused to support because of his […]

Thanks, Obamacare: Millennials face massive insurance premium increases

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The Affordable Care Act isn’t so ‘affordable’ anymore – especially for young and healthy millennials. Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the cost of health insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges were set to increase by an average of 25 percent in the upcoming year. The changes vary considerably […]

Marco Rubio destroys $15 minimum wage argument in 30 seconds [VIDEO]

Sen. Marco Rubio, right, gestures as he and Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, answer questions from a panel during a debate, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Broward College in Davie, Fla. Rubio and Murphy held their second and final debate, 13 days before the election. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

During a heated debate between Florida Senator Marco Rubio and his Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy on Wednesday, Rubio blasted his opponent for supporting raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and explained how this policy would eliminate jobs. “I do want to increase people’s wages by growing the economy and by my idea for […]

Poll: Johnson’s millennial supporters admit they’re “likely” to abandon him

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As Election Day draws closer, young voters are beginning to accept their fate and declare their support for Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, support for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is beginning to flame out. While his campaign has been bolstered by millennials, the new Harvard Institute of Politics poll shows nearly 40 percent of his young supporters are “likely” to […]

“Under Attack”: Millennials are living in fear — and have no faith in Washington

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An overwhelming amount of young Americans are living in fear. In fact, more millennials are fearful about the future of the United States rather than hopeful, according to the Harvard Institute of Politics’ new youth poll. White females were the most likely to be afraid (60%), closely followed by white males (54%), while young blacks and Hispanics were […]

#GrabYourWallet boycott won’t hurt Ivanka Trump’s brand

Ivanka Trump addresses the Forbes annual Most Powerful Women Summit 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point Wednesday morning, Oct. 19, 2016, in Dana Point, Calif. (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP)

The boycott of Ivanka Trump’s brand, #GrabYourWallet, is gaining traction on social media, but thus far, it appears that 2016 politics have not impacted her highly profitable collection of clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags. Sales of Ivanka Trump-branded clothing have actually gone up since her father became a presidential nominee. In September, G-III Apparel Group, which manufactures […]