Polititainment

Biden congratulates 'Veep' on Emmy win
From one Vice President to another… Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter Tuesday to congratulate actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her Emmy win. Louis-Dreyfus snagged her third consecutive Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series win Monday for her portrayal of a fictional vice president on HBO’s “Veep.” Last year, the VP picked up the phone […]
Emmys snub political TV shows
Most of the 66th  annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday felt like a repeat of 2013′s awards show. “Modern Family,” “Breaking Bad” and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons all dominated the night, leaving most of the politically-themed and Washington D.C.-set shows out in the cold. Though “House of Cards”, “Scandal”, “Homeland”, “The Good Wife”, “The […]
Let's Play Emmy Bingo!

Play Emmy Bingo (specially created for lovers of political entertainment!) along with us as the winners are awarded during NBC's live broadcast Monday night.

Rick Perry's mugshot, marketing asset

Lesson: No matter how hard you try to make Rick Perry look bad, it just ain't gonna work.

Mitt's awesome ice bucket challenge reax

"Mitt does the most Mitt thing ever."

White House

White House: Checked-out Obama is a media myth
THE HILL – The White House is bristling at suggestions President Obama is disconnected, checked out or out of touch. White House allies maintain that the storyline of a checked-out president is a myth drummed up by the media during the summer doldrums. “It’s bull—t,” said one former senior administration official. “This is a guy who […]
Obama’s summer vacation by the numbers
After two weeks away from the White House, President Barack Obama’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, ends late Sunday. A look, by the numbers, at how Obama spent the time while juggling his responsibilities as president, including monitoring the situations in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri: — 15: days, all or part, spent on the […]
Obama is halfway to becoming an EGOT winner after ‘Between Two Ferns’ appearance snags Emmy award
President of the United States might not be the most exclusive title Barack Obama holds soon. Obama is now halfway to becoming an “EGOT” winner, an elite title that only 12 other individuals including the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Helen Hayes can claim. “EGOT”  stands for the four major annual American entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Winning […]
David Axelrod: Democrats ‘were wrong’ to criticize George W. Bush for going on vacation, should ‘want’ POTUS vacation time
Now that the shoe is on the other foot, some Democrats are changing their tune about the optics of presidential vacations. Former president George W. Bush was attacked harshly by Democrats throughout his eight year presidency for taking vacations on the family ranch. Even now, Bush’s 381 vacation days are given as a reason that […]

Congress

UNEARTHED: Archival footage of Harry Reid smiling

From appearances, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid derives little pleasure from his job, perhaps a deputy to the paragon of joylessness. But Red Alert Politics has dug into the archives to demonstrate that it wasn't always like this.

Rubio: Obama action would kill immigration reform
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is urging President Barack Obama to forego taking executive action on immigration, warning that would kill any chance for comprehensive immigration reform. “If indeed you move forward on such a decision, I believe it will close the door to any chance of making progress on immigration reform for the foreseeable future,” […]
House GOP hires legal representation to sue Obama
THE HILL – House Republicans have hired D.C. law firm BakerHostetler to provide legal representation to sue President Obama. House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) signed a contract on Monday for BakerHostetler to represent the House in the civil action lawsuit in a U.S. district court against the president. “The president must be held accountable, and the […]
McCain: Let's send ISIL 'straight to hell'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) contributed to the escalating rhetoric of American officials against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Friday night.

McConnell’s plan to shut down Obama
POLITICO – Mitch McConnell has a game plan to confront President Barack Obama with a stark choice next year: Accept bills reining in the administration’s policies or veto them and risk a government shutdown. In an extensive interview here, the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate […]

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N. Korea calls U.S. a 'graveyard of human rights'
All of the pundits can officially go home. The expert we have all been waiting on — North Korea — has finally weighed in on the events in Ferguson, Mo. A spokesman for North Korea said the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson is evidence that the United States is a “graveyard of human […]
Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination.

American dies fighting for ISIS in Syria

NBC NEWS -- The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.

Read more at NBC News.

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays. Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died […]
WH officials at Brown funeral, none at Thatcher's
FOX NEWS – The White House sent three officials to attend Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown in St. Louis — three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral last year. The administration’s handling of the Brown funeral already has started to raise comparisons between the two. For Monday’s funeral, the White […]

Policy

Bill Gates donate $1M to gun control initiative
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. The donation to the Initiative 594 campaign was given Friday, but it […]
Feds spending $1 million on meme database
A word created by Stephen Colbert on the premiere episode of “The Colbert Report” inspired the database the federal government is handing out at least $1 million to support. Through a National Science Foundation grant, the U.S. government is paying for the creation of a database of “suspicious memes” and other “false and misleading” political […]
Dems get behind Uber after Plouffe announcement
The Republican National Committee has publicly supported popular ride-sharing company Uber for a while, touting its free market values. And following the hire of Obama advisor David Plouffe, it looks like many top Democrats don’t want to be seen on the wrong side of innovation. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus took to Twitter to praise the […]
Chicago crime drops as concealed carry goes up
WASHINGTON TIMES – An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest. Law enforcement authorities described the man as “a model citizen” who “helped others avoid being victims” at an […]
Could a $10K degree change the higher ed debate?
Imagine a world where you could get a bachelor’s degree for $10,560 in tuition. Not a per year cost, but $10,560 for the entire program. California is trying to make that world a reality. California’s state legislature recently passed a bill that will allow a small number of community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and if signed […]

Obamacare

How Obamacare almost cost the Chicago Cubs a game

The Chicago Cubs grounds crew lost a little bit of dignity and the players came very close to losing a game Tuesday night, partly thanks to Obamacare.

Poll: Majority of Dems fear Obamacare exchanges
America has another “do as we say, not as we do” situation from Democrats it appears. A new poll by Morning Consult found that 60 percent of Democrats are worried their employers will move them to health plans under the Obamacare exchanges because they believe it will lead to worse coverage. The survey found that 72 […]
Obamacare is coming after movie theater popcorn
First they came for your large sodas, now Obamacare and the nanny state wants to get their hands on your movie theater popcorn. In yet another case of Obamacare including all kind of miscellaneous and burdensome regulations, the law included a provision requiring all chain restaurants to post calorie count data on their menus. The […]
Obamacare-protesting sinkhole opens up to RAP

A sinkhole outside a Pittsburgh-area tanning salon has opened up to Red Alert Politics in an exclusive interview, saying its reason for coming into being was "an act of protest" that had been "bubbling up" since the implementation of a punitive Obamacare tax in 2010.

The Obama administration is anti-email

The most anti-email administration in American history is at it again, with a federal healthcare agency writing Wednesday that emails sought in a congressional investigation into Healthcare.gov may be irretrievable.