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Michael McKinney

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Michael A. McKinney grew up outside of Champaign-Urbana, in a small town called St. Joseph, in Illinois. In 2005, Michael earned his Eagle Scout award at the age of 15 after completing a project marking the 200th anniversary of the Lewis-Clark Expedition. In 2008, Michael began attending Valparaiso University, in Valparaiso, Indiana. Michael received a Presidential Scholarship and a Chemistry Scholarship to attend, and in 2013 Michael graduate with a Bachelor's in Political Science. In August of 2013, Michael began attending the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school for Government, Intelligence, and Military Studies. In May 2015, Michael graduated with a Master's in National Security Affairs from the Institute, with a Specialization in Foreign Propaganda, Public Diplomacy, and Political Warfare. Michael has previously been an intern in the Congressional Office of Doug Lamborn (CO-05) and an intern at the American Action Network, in the Hispanic Leadership Network. Michael has previously worked at the US State Department. Outside of work, Michael is likely to be found at weekly lectures at the Institute of World Politics, or participating in charitable organizations, such as the Order of the Amaranth, Order of Eastern Star, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem.


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Morning Joe Keeps Pounding Team Obama for Ignoring US Hostages in Iran

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November 5th, 2015 1:54 PM
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Mohyeldin Excuses Palestinian Violence: They Want a Peaceful Life

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Salon Flops with Claim Colbert Offered 'Bombshell Endorsement' of BLM

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November 2nd, 2015 5:11 PM
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Morning Joe: Carson a Leader, Right about the Need to Reform Debate

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October 30th, 2015 12:01 PM
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October 27th, 2015 12:39 PM
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Networks Sidestep Obama's Defense Spending Veto; ABC, NBC Air Nothing

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October 26th, 2015 4:03 PM

Salon: Ted Cruz Encourages Domestic Extremism and Terrorism

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October 16th, 2015 2:06 PM

The Atlantic: Bureaucrats Will Save Us from Climate Change

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October 15th, 2015 5:31 PM

Salon: Climate Deniers Are Worse Than Holocaust Deniers

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October 14th, 2015 3:56 PM
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MSNBC Spins Planned Parenthood Ending 'Reimbursement' of Baby Parts

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October 13th, 2015 5:02 PM
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Tamron Hall: Dr. Carson Would Advocate Children Charge the Shooter

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October 9th, 2015 3:40 PM
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Barnicle: 'Assault Weapon' Ban Would Take 'Real Courage'

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October 6th, 2015 12:55 PM
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'Morning Joe' Hails 'The Year of the Bern'

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October 5th, 2015 3:52 PM
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Colbert Wishes John Kerry 'Congratulations on the Iran Deal'

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October 2nd, 2015 5:23 PM
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NR Writer Infuriates Morning Joe Panel, No New Ideas

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October 2nd, 2015 3:56 PM
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Chris Matthews Rants: Pro-Life Forces Use Stillborn Child to Deceive

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October 1st, 2015 5:03 PM
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Andrea Mitchell: What Are Republicans Really ‘Up to’ With Clinton?

Michael McKinney
October 1st, 2015 11:45 AM