Year in Review: 20 Most Popular Articles on Red Alert Last Year

It’s hard to believe that exactly one year ago today Red Alert Politics made its grand entrance into the media world. It’s been quite the year at Red Alert and in politics. Relive the 2012 presidential campaign with us Red Alert-style through the 20 most-read articles on Red Alert during our first year on the web.

1. Americans in 15 states issue White House petitions asking permission to secede – Regina Conley

2. On day of contempt vote Eric Holder skips town, heads to Disney World – John Twarog

3. MSNBC cuts every speech made by a minority from RNC speech coverage – Francesca Chambers

4. Red Alert Politics 2012 “30 Under 30″ List – Editorial Staff

5. Schrader: What’s really going on in Israel  – Emily Schrader

6. Newt Gingrich calls Romney’s gifts comment “nuts” Kelsey Osterman

7. Young Ron Paul supporters express support for Gary Johnson, say Romney, Obama the same John Rossomando

8. The eight Senators who voted against the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal – Michael Moroney

9. Arithmetic behind Obama’s “mandate” to raise taxes on the rich doesn’t add up – Francesca Chambers

10. Sesame Workshop asks Obama campaign to remove Big Bird ad – Kelsey Osterman

11. 10 Power Ties Every Guy Should Own – Francesca Chambers

12. New Black Panthers threaten violence at the “Republiklan National Convention” – Francesca Chambers

13. Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears – The Telegraph (curated content)

14. Howard Stern interviews Obama supporters, uncovers widespread ignorance – John Rossomando

15. VIDEO: Hidden cam catches kids’ reactions as their Halloween candy is redistributed Obama-style – Regina Conley

16. Obama appears on the dollar bill in futuristic film Total Recall – Francesca Chambers

17. Maddow ‘Scoop’ about ‘Radical’ Republican Actions in Michigan Is False – Allen Ginzburg

18.Reverend Jesse Jackson claims assault weapons can “shoot down airplanes” – Erin Brown

19.Sen. Ted Cruz invites Chicago banks, gun manufacturers to move to Texas – Kelsey Osterman

20. SNL’s Comedic Genius Returns in Hilarious Presidential Town Hall Debate Skit – Erin Brown

 

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Polititainment

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Congress

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