Thirty Under Thirty

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The Red Alert Politics annual “30 Under 30” list highlights young, right-of-center people who are making a difference on their campuses and in their communities. Honorees are selected based on the positive impact they have had on the conservative movement.

To help feature this year’s honorees, names were unveiled 10 at a time, chosen randomly, on a rolling basis. The announcements were made July 8, July 15, and July 22.

Winners were selected by the Red Alert Politics staff based on multiple criteria showing that the honorees had:

Made a demonstrable difference in promoting right-of-center ideals, whether as elected officials, political activists or operatives, community or campus leaders, journalists, or others at a local, state or national level;

Affected positive change that has meaning beyond Washington, D.C.;

Proved themselves as emerging leaders in their areas of influence;

Earned the respect of peers for having shown good character and work-ethic;

Been respectful and respectable ambassadors of the Millennial generation;

Been under the age of 30 prior to July 1, 2014.

“Now in its third year of existence, the ’30 Under 30′ list is building an impressive group of alumni and current honorees that demonstrates the depth of talent and leadership among right-of-center youth,” Red Alert Politics Editor Chris Deaton said. “The roster comprises individuals who are not only influencing conversations and actions inside circles of political power, but are using their work to engage young adults and Americans outside the Beltway.

“To the nominators, nominees and others involved with the process: thank you. There are numerous young Republicans, conservatives and libertarians making a tangible difference in society, and ’30 Under 30′ is an excellent — an invaluable — showcase for their efforts.”

To see photos of some of this year’s honorees in Washington, D.C., visit our Facebook page here.

See previous years:

Jon Stewart: Fox News is 'killing' him

As his days on the Daily Show wind down, Jon Stewart wants to make sure we are all aware how much he really, really hates Fox News.

Jay Carney is going to work for Amazon

Imagining an Amazon customer service call with Jay Carney on the line.

Ron Swanson, libertarian visionary

We're sad to say that "Parks and Rec" has aired its finale episode, leaving a Pawnee-shaped hole in our hearts.

Jon Stewart defends Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly, whom a Mother Jones report has accused of Brian-Williams-like war reporting exaggerations, has an unlikely defender: his long-time sparring partner, Jon Stewart.

Dem donor Seth Meyers defends Obama

Seth Meyers spent over two minutes of his Monday night show defending President Obama from Rudy Giuliani’s claim that he does not love America.

White House

Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid appeals for bipartisanship, President Barack Obama in just three days has provoked Republicans on issues as disparate as immigration, Wall Street and the Keystone XL pipeline — a combative mix of defense and offense that underscores Washington's political realignment.

It’s on: Obama follows through and vetoes Keystone pipeline

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Biden: The middle class is ‘being killed,’ in worse shape than any time since the ’20s

Joe Biden—everyone’s favorite creeper and truth-bomb-dropper.

MSNBC Host: Obama’s terrorism summit is a ‘dog and pony show’
You know it’s bad when President Obama has even lost the support of MSNBC. MSNBC Host Andrea Mitchell basically called the White House’s Summit on “Countering Violent Extremism” a farce during her show Wednesday. “Here he has the summit, no heads of government coming, the participation has not been at a particularly high level. We’ll have […]
Obama assures ‘almost complete confidence’ there have been no NSA abuses

The president’s interview with Re/code over the weekend touched on privacy issues, with Obama insisting with “almost complete confidence” that there have been no abuses of the government’s vast surveillance program.

Congress

Cruz: Obama, Carter similarities 'uncanny'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has his sights set on 2016, but he is not very optimistic about what will happen both at home and abroad in the mean time. Cruz laid out his predictions for the direction he believes President Obama is leading the country in during a round table event with reporters and bloggers […]
Cruz calls Lynch vote 'heartbreaking'
Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. The 12 to 8 vote in the Judiciary Committee sent Lynch’s nomination to the full Senate. Three Republicans joined all committee Democrats in voting “yes.” […]
It's Warren 2015, not '16

There seems to be a lot of talk about political "branding" lately. Allow Elizabeth Warren to take a crack at it.

Rand Paul calls Giuliani comments

Rand Paul pushed back on Rudy Giuliani’s controversial comments about Obama’s lack of patriotism, saying he prefers to question policy rather than motive.

House bills would legalize recreational marijuana
THE HILL — Marijuana would be legalized for recreational purposes and taxed like tobacco and alcohol undernew legislation in the House. The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act reintroduced Friday by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) would remove pot from a list of federally banned drugs. Meanwhile, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act, a companion bill from Rep. […]