Thirty Under Thirty 2013
Last month, CNN brought to light an important shift in young Americans’ attitudes about the direction of the country. Young people, who carried President Barack Obama to victory in the 2012 election, now view President Obama more unfavorably than ever before. According to CNN‘s polling, President Obama’s popularity with young people has dropped 12 points since last November’s election to a mere 48 percent, showing an opportunity for the GOP to win the youth vote in the next national election.
This shift in momentum can be attributed in part to the efforts of young Republicans across the country to better educate their peers about the merits of conservatism and the GOP’s concern for young people.
In our second annual “30 under 30″ list, we sought to honor some of the finest young conservative, libertarian and Republican leaders. The young people on this list were selected for their consistent involvement in the movement, their influence on other youth and their heartfelt dedication to American principles, regardless of opposition.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the nomination process. After receiving more than 400 nominations for this year’s exclusive list, we again chose to exclude Red Alert contributors and staff at our sister publications (The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner) from consideration. We also opted not to include previous winners in this year’s list in order to give other young leaders the opportunity to shine.
Red Alert Politics Editor and Publisher Francesca Chambers
73-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently announced he's running for president as a Democrat, is not exactly known for his smooth looks.
Friday morning, the news outlet alerted its keen Twitter followers to the fact that Chris Christie ally -- an ally. of. Chris. Christie -- David Wildstein was expected to plead guilty in the scandalous George Washington Bridge "Bridgegate" case that plagued the New Jersey governor last year.
The likely GOP presidential candidate told TMZ in an impromptu conversation that he would choose two individuals -- one a deceased former president and the other a Cuban-American rapper -- with whom attend a baseball game.
UnitedHealthcare's "100@100" survey released Thursday found that 10-year-old Americans would invite pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry to their parents' dinner party over President Obama.
Bill Clinton said in an interview with NBC's "Today" that he will continue to deliver paid speeches throughout Hillary's presidential campaign in order to "pay [their] bills."
During an interview on ABC's "This Week" Sunday, the Independent senator from Vermont insisted that there needs to be a "real political shakeup in this country" in order to get the government to start working for regular Americans.
Rand Paul spent Wednesday going head to head with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, demanding to know whether Johnson could justify the government's bulk data collection under the Fourth Amendment.
Bill Maher, who thinks "the Second Amendment is bulls---," owns two guns for self-defense--but believes that's okay because he doesn't love owning them.