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Anna Giaritelli is the weekend contributor at Red Alert Politics and interns at CQ Roll Call, contributing to the Heard on the Hill and At the Races blogs for the site. She first came to Washington in college as an intern at the online desk of The Washington Examiner in 2010. She graduated from Asbury University of central Kentucky in 2011. By 2013, she had moved back to Washington to pursue both political and featuring reporting. She has freelanced to the Portland Oregonian, Equine Journal, Daily Caller and Infinity News. Follow her on Twitter: @AnnaGiaritelli
Anjoly Ibrahim loves politics, debating, and investigating. In her spare time, she can be found cheering on her favorite sports teams (Go Canes), socializing, playing sports, learning languages, or exploring new things. Anjoly was born and raised in South Florida, but moved to Washington, DC shortly after graduating college to pursue a Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. She attended the University of Miami, where she received a bachelor's degree in international studies and political science with minors in religious studies and women and gender studies. While at the University of Miami, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, participated in Dance Marathon to raise funds for the Children's Miracle Network, and was a member of Student Government. Anjoly currently works in international relations and is hoping to pursue a career in politics Follow her on twitter @consteatution.
Cameron is a sophomore at Davidson College in Davidson, NC where he is a member of the football team and Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He is currently deciding between studying economics and political science. He is also involved with the College Republicans and many campaigns in the area. Just beginning his blogging career, Cameron currently can also be found at CamHarris.us and BandofPatriots.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Cam_Harris
Carli Sprague is a writer at Red Alert Politics. She is a senior at California Baptist University in Riverside, Calif., where she is majoring in journalism. Carli writes for her student newspaper and in her free time enjoys hiking, cooking and traveling. You can follow Carli on Twitter at @carlisprague.
Charlie Vidal is an undergraduate studying Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He is presently the Midwest Regional Director for Young Americans for Liberty, where he previously interned and served as the Illinois State Chair. Additionally, he has worked for conservative organizations such as the Texas Public Policy Foundation and The Heartland Institute, as well as on a few Republican campaigns. To keep tabs on his writing and political opinions, follow him on Twitter @charlievidal. #tcot: @repjustinamash, @ewerickson, @danieljmitchell, @andylevy
Danny Huizinga is a syndicated political columnist, maintaining his own political blog at consideragain.com. He is currently studying at Baylor University, pursuing three business majors in Economics, Finance and Business Fellows, with minors in mathematics and political science. Although originally from the Chicago area, he is now a Texas resident. Follow him on Twitter at @HuizingaDanny
Dustin Siggins is the online content coordinator and blogger for Tea Party Patriots, a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,500 local chapters. He is also a co-founder of LibertyUnyielding.com and a frequent contributor to American Spectator's blog, Race42012.com, and RightWingNews.com. He is the co-author of a forthcoming book on the national debt with William Beach of The Heritage Foundation. The opinions expressed are his own.
Erin Brown is a proud graduate of James Madison University. After graduating in 2008 with a degree in print journalism and political communication, Erin went to work for the Media Research Center where she spent the better part of three years as a staff writer. Her pieces have been featured in The Washington Times, Drudge Report and on shows like The Daily Show and Fox's Special Report. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief at Misfit Politics. You can follow her on Twitter @Erin_Brown.
Emily is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she was a leader in Republican and pro-Israel political groups. Emily also worked as a researcher for Israel educational organization StandWithUs in Los Angeles, CA. Emily specializes in foreign policy and has written for sites such as The Commentator, Big Peace, Pajamas Media and more. You can read her blog at www.gipperschutzpah.com. She currently resides in Washington DC. Her recommended follows on twitter are: @carolineglick, @noahpollak, @roslehtinen, @andrewklavan, @ambjohnbolton
Eric is a proud native of Wichita Falls, Texas, and a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. He now lives and works on Capitol Hill. Professionally, he's a client strategist at Engage, where he's focused on helping Republicans get elected to Congress. Personally, he's an avid NASCAR fan and he goes to the movies more often than he should. Follow Eric on twitter @ericwilson
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Gabriella is a junior studying political science and journalism at The George Washington University located in the heart of D.C. Passionate about advancing the Conservative Movement, she was founding chairwoman of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at Oregon State University prior to transferring to GW. Immigration policy, Second Amendment issues, and activism initiatives by other young conservatives are topics she particularly enjoys covering and her work has often been featured on Fox News and the Drudge Report. Gabriella is a die-hard SF Giants baseball fan from the California Wine Country where she enjoys sunshine and frequent day trips into the City By the Bay. Follow her on Twitter at @gabriellahopem
Scooter currently serves as the Social Media Manager for the Media Research Center. In 2008, Scooter graduated from George Mason University with a degree in political science and shortly thereafter left the country with his wife for a three month backpacking trip around Europe. He returned hell bent on making sure America did not become the next Greece. Prior to working at the Media Research Center, Scooter served as the Director of Programs for the Patrick Henry Center and Director of Communications for ProEnglish. Follow Scooter on Twitter @scooterschaefer Scooter's #TCOT: @EstablishmentDC @JonahNRO @collegepolitico @DCToddM
Hadley Heath is a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women's Forum specializing in health care, entitlements, economics, fiscal and public policy. Hadley appears frequently in print and on broadcast and radio outlets across the country, and her work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, POLITICO, Roll Call, Real Clear Policy, The Tampa Tribune, National Review Online, The Daily Caller and Townhall.com. She also manages IWF's Health Care Lawsuits Web site. Hadley regularly represents IWF in coalition meetings and conferences in D.C. and across the U.S. Prior to joining IWF, Hadley studied economic development and globalization with the School of International Training in Santiago, Chile. She graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar with a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism. Hadley has also been featured in several publications such as The Star and The Scholar for her accomplishments. Follow her on Twitter at @HadleyHeath.
Justin Haskins, a native of New Hampshire, is currently seeking an M.A. in journalism and communications from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Justin is the Managing Editor of African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, an academic journal published by Indiana University Press. He is also the Chief Financial Officer of a Chicago-based non-profit he founded with his wife Jackie Corley to help provide medical supplies to hospitals, mission trips and clinics in impoverished areas of the world. Justin is a graduate of both the University of Richmond (B.A.) and Regent University (M.A. Government) and lives in Chicago's Lower West Side with Jackie and his two pit bulls, Boston and Roxy. Follow Justin on Twitter at @newrevere
Jeffrey Meyer is currently seeking his Masters degree in Public Policy from George Mason University. He is from North Carolina and attended Guilford College where he was the Vice President of Guilford College Hillel. In addition, he worked for John McCain's 2008 Presidential Campaign in North Carolina. Currently, Jeffrey is an intern at the Media Research Center where he contributes to their NewsBusters website. Follow him on Twitter at @JeffreyPMeyer
John is a contributor for Red Alert Politics. He's a 2012 alumnus of the National Journalism Center and a graduate of Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. John is currently in graduate school in Georgia. Follow him on Twitter at @johntwarog.
Kaitlyn is a contributor at Red Alert Politics and a senior at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. where she is double majoring in English and journalism. At Winthrop, Kaitlyn is the managing editor of her student newspaper, The Johnsonian. Kaitlyn also was a contributor to The Charlestonian, a local online publication. In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing tennis and sailing. Follow her on Twitter at @katie0509.
Kristin Tate is a senior at Emerson College in Boston. Tate is the Young Americans for Liberty Chapter Leader and Founder at Emerson. She previously helped with the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign and worked under John Stossel at the Fox Business Network. A passionate libertarian, Tate is excited to bring her perspective to Red Alert Politics. More of her work can be viewed on her personal website, www.TheLibertarianChick.com. Follow her on Twitter at @KristinBTate.
Lauren Luxenburg, a senior at the University of South Carolina has become a strong conservative operative within the Palmetto state. As chairman of the USC College Republicans and Midlands Director for the South Carolina College Republicans Federation, she has gained an influence among young republicans throughout the state. Previously, Lauren interned for Engage DC, a nation-wide conservative social and public policy company responsible for successful statewide campaigns and policy initiatives. At the SCGOP she helped organize numerous high profile events and completed data-intensive research. Lauren continued her career in politics with the Jon Huntsman for President campaign as a regional co-chair where she focused on social media campaigning. Lauren now works as the public outreach and social media director for Palladian View, a digital magazine for conservative women published by former SCGOP chairman Karen Floyd.
Laine is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. With a major in political science, Laine has sharpened her political acumen through internships at the state and federal level. Her future career aspirations include political consulting and becoming a law professor. Follow her on Twitter @lainemilam.
Mike Garcar is an undergrad student hailing from Walsh University in the Great State of Ohio and has been known to never turn down the chance to debate people on the Left. At Walsh, Mike leads one of the most active College Republican chapters in the state, is founder and editor of Politicorum, a student-run political newspaper focusing on discussing the issues that matter most to college students, and is a member of the Walsh University Student Government Executive Board.
Nick is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and a current student at Northwestern University where he is pursuing his Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration. With a passion for economics, Nick enjoys reading classical works by such economists as F. A. Hayek and Ludwig von Mises. In addition to being a political junkie, he spends his time golfing, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors. A single father with full custody of his daughter and a current Field Director for a congressional reelection campaign, Nick understands the critical issues currently facing America and has vowed to fight hard for limited government, less spending, and more freedom.
A native of the great Commonwealth of Virginia, Neal Gallagher graduated from George Mason University, where he studied history, journalism and international relations. He is a libertarian, an atheist, and an advocate of Jeffersonian democracy. He has contributed to numerous Virginia and D.C. area based newspapers, and is especially fond of writing about the constitutionality of the federal government today, and the role of organized religion in the world. He loves the Rolling Stones, loathes Justin Bieber, is unafraid to admit that he likes Haddaway, and sometimes, just sometimes, he is too sexy for his shirt. His influences include Thomas Jefferson, Albert Camus, Barry Goldwater, Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Sowell and Andrew Breitbart. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. Follow Neal on Twitter, at your own risk @nealxg
Paul Thurman is Field Director for the Media Research Center and a political consultant for Thurm Strategies, a political consulting company he founded in 2011. Prior to that, Paul was a political director for Americans for limited Government. He also interned and was a contributor for the Daily Caller, an online conservative news website. He is founder of four Tea Party groups throughout Southwest Virginia. Paul Thurman was born and raised in Centerville, Ohio. He comes from a line of politicians. His great uncle was mayor of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and his grandfather was elected sheriff and also ran for US House of Representatives. His interest in local government and politics began early through his experience videotaping local city council meetings. He has successfully helped with several local campaigns and has served on the board of the Republican Party and Co-Chair of the CD-7 Young Republicans of Minnesota.
Richard is a 2013 graduate of Hillsdale College where he was an English major with a specialization in journalism. He has written for such sites as The Daily Caller, Accuracy in Media, Accuracy in Academia, Doublethink, the Collegiate Network Newslink and the Intercollegiate Studies Review. Richard also thinks he's a lot funnier than he actually is. Follow him on Twitter at @RThompson_91.
Shoshana Weissmann is Founder of Network Red, a contributor for One America News Network, an alumnus of multiple national campaigns and a junior at The George Washington University with plans to graduate a year early. She was the youngest honoree of the DC GOP's 35 Under 35 list in 2012 and an honoree of the Red Alert Politics 30 Under 30 list in 2013. PolicyMic added her to their list of "10 Outstanding PolicyMic Pundits Making Waves Across the Media" in July 2013.
Scott is a freelance political writer and market researcher for The College Board. He graduated from The College of William & Mary and received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland. Scott has written for NewsRealBlog.com, and blogs at ScottSpiegel.com. He lives in Manhattan. Follow him on twitter @Scott_Spiegel Scott's #TCOT @AnnCoulter @Krauthammer @ClimateDepot @MarkLevinShow @RedEyeFNC
Vivek grew up in Massachusetts and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor concentration in Economics from Denison University in Granville, OH. He is a prolific writer and commentator, championing principled conservative causes and sound political strategy. He is a student of martial arts, a skier in the winter, SCUBA Diver in the summer, and served as a Classic Rock disk jockey for Denison’s renowned radio station. He also loves video gaming, but his favorite game of all is the Game of Thrones. You can find him on twitter @vdizzle129.
Allen is a writer and political commentator. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the Michigan Bar. Allen has previously blogged at Redstate.com. Follow him on twitter @AG_Conservative Allen's #TCOT @RBPundit @Keder @GuyBenson @Freddoso @kesgardner
Originally from Michigan, Amelia currently lives in Colorado. She is the president of Fountainhead Communication and author of children's book One Nation Under God: A Book for Little Patriots. A lifelong writer and patriot, Amelia also loves dogs, hockey, old cars, old movies, and apple juice. Amelia has a master’s degree in both english and 18th century history from University of St Andrews in Scotland. You can find her on Twitter as @AmeliaHammy.
Joel Griffith is an attorney and equities trader based in Washington, DC. He graduated from the Chapman University School of Law with a dual emphasis in alternative dispute resolution and tax law. Joel was a charter member and Treasurer of the Investment Law Society at Chapman. He also served on the board of the Chapman chapter of the California Republican Lawyers Association. In 2012, Joel played several roles in the Rick Santorum presidential campaign, including state field director, state operations director, and delegate strategist. He is the Senior Foreign Policy Correspondent for Red Alert Politics.
John Rossomando is Red Alert Politics' Senior Political Correspondent. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award in 2008 for his reporting.
Michael works in communications in Washington, DC. He is originally from Pennsylvania and went to college at the University of Pittsburgh where he received degrees in Business Administration and Political Science in May 2010. He has worked on multiple Republican campaigns at the state and national levels in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Mike is a practicing attorney in Washington, DC and is a former law clerk at the Republican National Committee. He is Red Alert Politics' Senior Legal Correspondent. He holds a B.S. in Finance and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Follow Mike on twitter @MikeRWakefield.
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