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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Sony cancels 'The Interview'

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview."

'The Interview' to drop in North Korea

Human rights groups are set to drop DVDs of "The Interview" into North Korea via hydrogen balloons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Democrats fundraising off of Colbert

First came the birthday cards, then came the desperate pleas for help, now comes "The Colbert Report."

Sony hack just got a lot scarier

The group allegedly behind the cyberattacks -- which identifies itself as "Guardians of Peace" -- suggested that it will organize terror attacks at movie theaters when the film "The Interview" premiers.

Obamas talk racism with People magazine

People magazine conducted an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama during which the first couple discussed their experience with racism in America.

White House

District court declares Obama’s executive action on immigration unconstitutional
A federal court in Pennsylvania declared parts of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration unconstitutional Tuesday. Judge Arthur J. Schwab, sitting in the western district of Pennsylvania, said presidents do have the power to use discretion in deciding how to enforce laws, but found that Obama’s recent executive action went much further than that.  He said Obama was writing […]
Obama administration extends Pell grants to juvenile offenders
The Obama administration has set out new guidelines that allow for students sentenced to juvenile correctional facilities to be eligible for federal Pell grants. The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice sent out a joint release Monday that clarified an earlier law. Congress in 1994 prohibited inmates at federal and state prisons from receiving Pell Grants […]
White House denies report that it wants to delay release of CIA torture report

The White House is insisting it wants the Senate Intelligence Committee to release its report on CIA torture practices, despite a report that Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to scuttle it.

Kate visits NYC kids; Prince William joins Obama

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince William's wife, Kate, wrapped Christmas gifts, helped preschoolers decorate picture frames and left an impression of a down-to-earth royal as she toured a child development center Monday with New York City's first lady.

The surprising opponents and backers of Obama’s net neutrality plan

Ted Cruz vs. Justice Scalia, and Obama vs. Jesse Jackson and the NAACP: The fight in Washington over "net neutrality” and has drawn up some strange battle lines.

Congress

Retiring DemHenry Waxman's farewell ode to govt

You'd think that, 40 years in, a congressman might grow cynical about the prospects of government meddling. Not retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)!

Senate Confirms Pro-Gun Control Surgeon General
NATIONAL JOURNAL — The Senate narrowly confirmed a new surgeon general whose nomination was delayed for months in a fight over his comments alleging that guns are a public health issue. The confirmation represents a victory for gun-control advocates, even as recent polling has shown Americans moving in the other direction toward gun-rights protections. The […]
Congress gave DOD $3 billion in extra funds

Christmas came early for the Pentagon (and Lockheed Martin.)

Rand Paul's bill to repeal Obama's exec order

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has filed a bill to overturn President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Congress sends Obama $1.1 T spending bill

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration's new immigration policy.