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Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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The 19-year-old University of Connecticut student now known to the Internet as “drunk mac and cheese bro” has a few regrets.

In a homemade YouTube video released on Oct. 11, Luke Gatti apologized for unleashing a drunken tirade at a food court manager who refused his repeated requests for macaroni and cheese when he entered a school café holding an open container of beer. Video of the incident quickly went viral.

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In the wake of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)'s announcement that he won't run for House speaker, David Brock, founder of Correct The Record, released a statement calling for an end to the House special committee on Benghazi. McCarthy caused an uproar last week when he suggested the committee successfully damaged Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's poll numbers.

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