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Melissa Quinn

Melissa Quinn

Title

Associate Editor

Email

mquinn@redalertpolitics.com

Fun Fact

I could eat a cheeseburger for dinner every night of the week!

Melissa is an Associate Editor at Red Alert Politics. She grew up in sunny Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida. She currently works as a general assignment reporter and has written for the Daily Caller, Fox News and Fox Nation. She loves to spend time at the beach, scuba dive, watch college football and cheer on her beloved Florida Gators. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. You can follow her on Twitter at @MelissaQuinn97.

Articles From Melissa

Americans trust ‘The Daily Show’ more than MSNBC

Jon Stewart

A new survey has found that Americans trust Comedy Central’s satirical news program “The Daily Show” more than MSNBC. 

Hillary Clinton: ‘Sexism’ was present in ’08 Obama campaign

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign of “sexism” Tuesday during an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Wendy Davis: We know what Republicans think about people who don’t look like them

AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis accused Republicans of being racist in a speech last week, saying, “we know what they really believe and think about people who don’t look like them.”

Obama uses student loan executive order to make plug for Dems ahead of midterms

obama student loan signing

Flanked by recent college graduates, President Barack Obama used his pen to issue yet another executive order Monday aimed at easing the burden of student loan debt for millions of young Americans and used his address touting the measure to make a plug for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.

Chris Daughtry walks off stage after being asked to sing ‘My Country Tis of Thee’

Chris Daughtry

Singer Chris Daughtry angered Fox News viewers Friday during a concert on “Fox and Friends” after he walked off stage and refused to sing “My Country Tis of Thee,” telling the audience he was “off the clock.”

Hillary Clinton: ‘We were dead broke’ after leaving the WH

Hillary homepage exasperated

Life sure was tough for Hillary and Bill Clinton after his presidency ended, as the former First Lady recalled how she and her husband were “dead broke” after they left the confines of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to return to a life of destitution and struggle.

Miss Louisiana wins crowd with response to question on Bergdahl prisoner swap

AP

Miss Louisiana Brittany Guidry may not have won the title of Miss USA, but she sure won the praise and adoration of fans Sunday night for her answer to a question about last week’s Taliban prisoner swap for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Iowa Dem senate hopeful likens female GOP opponent to a chick

Joni Ernest Ad

Iowa Democratic Senate nominee Bruce Braley released a new campaign ad Wednesday that compares his female GOP opponent Joni Ernst to a chick.

Google Glass tests sweet new gun app

Google Glass Gun App

A new Google Glass gun app currently in its testing phase is exciting gun enthusiasts as it gives shooters the ability to shoot from unsupported positions with accuracy and precision.

Putin slams Hillary: ‘It’s better not to argue with women’

Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin struggled to muster up kind words about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during an interview this week and called the 2016 hopeful “weak” and someone who’s “never been too graceful in her statements.”

Chris Matthews hits White House for accusing soldiers of ‘swift boating’

Chris Matthews Sept 24

The thrill running up MSNBC host Chris Matthews’ leg has subsided — at least temporarily — as the “Hardball” host expressed his frustration with the White House for accusing soldiers of attempting to swift boat Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Dennis Miller to Seth Meyers: ‘America is built on busting your a**’

Dennis Miller

Late night got hit with a dose of conservatism Tuesday night as comedian Dennis Miller schooled funny man Seth Meyers on the absurdity of job lock, as he told the “Late Night” host America was “built on busting your a**.”

Obama’s approval falls below 50 percent on … everything

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

As yet another wave of scandals plagues President Barack Obama and his administration, a new survey found that across a range of issues, the president fails to crack 50 percent approval on any of them.

White House to hold inaugural ‘Maker Faire’ for DIYers

Susan Walsh/AP

Young inventors, entrepreneurs and DIYers from near and far are being summoned to the White House for its inaugural Maker Faire, which is set to hit 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. later this month.

Dem seeking to change the Constitution doesn’t know who wrote the Bill of Rights

AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a high-ranking Democrat and Harvard Law graduate, may want to learn the authors of the Constitution before attempting to change it, as he proved Tuesday to be unaware of the author of the Bill of Rights.

Jon Stewart hits Obama administration for fanfare over controversial Bergdahl release

Jon Stewart

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart learned quickly Tuesday night the Obama administration’s fanfare over the release of Army. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a bit misguided, as details of of his service record and information on the White House’s deal are uncovered.

Ted Cruz: Democrats are trying to ‘muzzle’ free speech

Sen. Ted Cruz addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Saturday, May 31, 2014. Midterm election campaigns are in full swing, but several thousand Republicans gathering in Louisiana look toward a bigger prize. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered an impassioned speech against a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to regulate campaign finance and slammed Democrats for attempting to “muzzle” the free speech rights of those across the political spectrum.

Seattle City Council passes $15 minimum wage, but it’s already hurting businesses in a neighboring suburb

Photo via Associated Press

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday gradually raising the minimum wage to $15, the highest in the country, the Associated Press reported. But a neighboring suburb with the wage hike already implemented is seeing businesses shutter and companies struggling to offset the increase in costs as they feel the effects of a $15 minimum wage.

‘The Daily Show’ slams liberals for outrage over vaccinations

Samantha Bee

While the Left hammers conservatives for their skepticism over climate change, “The Daily Show” slammed progressives for their own “left-leaning idiocy” over skepticism regarding vaccines, which has led to outbreaks of preventable diseases like measles, mumps and rubella.

Obama: Released Taliban prisoners could ‘absolutely’ return to terrorist activities

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

President Barack Obama defended the administration’s decision to swap five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl during a press conference in Poland on Tuesday, but warned that there was “absolutely” a chance the former Guantanamo Bay detainees could return to terrorist activities.