Polititainment

Brand: ISIS better than conservatives
Actor Russell Brand took to Youtube Wednesday to compare terrorist group ISIS to conservatives, eventually coming to the conclusion that conservatives in power were worse than ISIS. Brand was recording yet another video aimed at attacking Fox News when he made the statements about ISIS. He was responding to Fox host Greg Gutfeld’s comments about Brand’s […]
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.

White House

Obama’s Democratic fundraising just might ruin Labor Day weekend for the rest of us

Barely having returned from a 15-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama will spend is Labor Day weekend traveling to support his Democratic friends. The problem is, this means that Americans planning to take seaplanes to East Hampton, Montauk, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket won't be able to travel themselves.

White House flirt Joe Biden turns on the charm for 108-year-old veteran Lucy Coffey

Joe Biden continues to brand himself the White House flirt. In a recently released video of Biden's July 25 meeting with Lucy Coffee, the vice president kisses the 108-year-old war veteran on the cheek and hand and tells her, "I'm the guy that loves you."

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 […]

Congress

IRS says Lerner's Blackberry 'destroyed'

A senior IRS lawyer has said in a sworn declaration that Lois Lerner's BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun to investigate her involvement in IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Youth impact reason enough to pass jobs bills
The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means is in the midst of releasing 40 reasons over the course of 40 days that the Senate should take up the 40 jobs bills the House has already passed. While most of their reasons have focused on general unemployment and economic growth statistics, they turned their attention […]
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 […]

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Russia's airline song contest winner to get $160K
Russia’s state-run airline Aeroflot is hosting a high-dollar contest to find a new English-language jingle that will inspire the people of America and Russia (and maybe Ukraine) to take to the skies. A request for proposals by Aeroflot explains just what the airline is looking for and the top prize. The writer of the winning song will […]
Perry forgets the charges against him
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is feeling way too “awesome” to remember exactly what ridiculous charges he has been indicted on. During his recent visit to New Hampshire, Perry flubbed the details of the allegations against him, seemingly still feeling as good about the case as when he followed up his good looking mugshot with a trip […]
Police lobby fights to keep gear
THE HILL – Police associations are beginning a major lobbying push to protect their access to the military equipment that was used against demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo. Law enforcement groups argue a Pentagon program that provides surplus military gear helps protect the public and are gearing up for a fight with lawmakers and the Obama administration […]
Canada helpfully reminds Russia what is theirs

It's not some random Canadian who tweeted this (though it'd be a worthy finale to the Rob Ford saga if @TOMayorFord became a military provocateur). This is from NATO Canada.

Boston bombing victim marries his rehab nurse
NEW YORK POST – A Boston Marathon bombing survivor and the pretty nurse who helped him recover from his devastating injuries took the plunge last weekend — a happy ending after more than a year of painful surgeries and grueling rehabilitation. A dashing James Costello and his beaming bride Krista D’Agostino “danced the night away” at […]

Policy

Bobby Jindal sues Dept. of Ed. over Common Core

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) filed a lawsuit in US District Court Wednesday against the Department of Education, alleging that the Common Core implementation process violated states' rights and the 10th Amendment.

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 […]

Obamacare

Healthcare.gov continues to experience glitches
In news that will surprise absolutely no one, Healthcare.gov is still experiencing technical glitches. The latest one — the site’s refusal to accept immigration and citizenship documents — will leave more than 300,000 people uninsured if not corrected by Friday, Sept. 5. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sent letters to about 310,000 customers […]
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.