Deadline Extended

Know a young conservative who should be on Red Alert's 2015 '30 Under 30' List? Nominate them by May 29.

OFA accuses Koch brothers group of bribing college kids with booze

Organizing for Action

Organizing for Action is accusing a Koch brothers group of bribing college kids to opt out of Obamacare — and supposedly using free booze to do it.

OFA, which served as President Barack Obama’s campaign engine in 2012 before being converted to a nonprofit, sent out a fundraising email from Chair Jim Messina on Thursday. In it, Messina calls the alleged behavior of the Koch brothers group “sick crap.”

This should humiliate anyone who’s ever been associated with the Koch brothers.

One of their anti-Obamacare groups is going to college campuses, giving away free booze to try to bribe young folks out of getting health insurance.

Let them spend their millions on sick crap like that. Whether they like it or not, they’re losing this debate, all because of the work you’re doing. We’re the group that’s capable of putting these groups in their place.

The email is an apparent reference to Generation Opportunity, a group promoting liberty and opportunity for young Americans that is often linked with the Koch brothers. GenOpp has hosted tailgating events on college campuses to encourage students to opt out of Obamacare, but the group doesn’t supply alcohol at those functions.

In response to OFA’s attacks,  GenOpp sent Red Alert the following meme. It features the face of Messina in a scene from the cartoon Scooby-Doo.

GenOpp Response Jim Messina

Comments

Polititainment

Anti-Stephanopoulos artwork invades NYC

Posters depicting ABC News anchor George Stephanopolous and a smiling Hillary Clinton with the words "PayPal" and "Donate" written on them have been popping up close to the studio where ABC shoots Good Morning America.

Rubio gets first celeb endorsement

The Florida senator and official GOP candidate for president has just received a big celebrity endorsement from Rick Harrison of the popular show "Pawn Stars," according to a report in the Las Vegas Sun.

Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary Clinton

Snoop Dogg became the latest rapper to endorse the Democratic presidential candidate during his appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" over the weekend.

John Oliver shocked by House NSA reform

John Oliver was shocked to hear that the House recently passed NSA reform.

Introducing the 2016 SNL primary

The weekend comedy show has been skewering candidates for president left and right -- some more than others -- so much so that we thought it a good idea to track the program's focus on specific candidates.

Video

t u

2016

Ben Carson wins Oklahoma SRLC straw poll

Dr. Ben Carson emerged victorious in Saturday’s straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma.

Rand Paul vs. Christie and Walker on NSA

The Senate's fight over reauthorizing the Patriot Act has become a battleground for likely GOP presidential candidates.

Are LinkedIn users ready for Hillary?

The presidential hopeful announced her arrival to the professional social networking site on Thursday with a post listing “Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business.”

Clinton Foundation got $26M in undisclosed payments

The Clinton Foundation on Thursday made public that it received up to $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from corporations, universities, and even foreign sources, according to the Washington Post.

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on email

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that has now been classified.

Policy

NSA claims to be shutting down bulk surveillance

With key Patriot Act provisions soon expiring, and no legislative extension in sight, the question now becomes: will the NSA actually shut down their metadata program?

George W. volunteered to officiate a gay wedding

This year, journalists have been asking practically every Republican candidate whether they would attend a gay wedding—and have received a wide variety of answers.

Lindsey Graham rolls eyes during Rand Paul speech

Lindsey Graham's eyeballs practically fell out of his sockets when Rand Paul rose to speak against the NSA Friday night.

Professor: Americans can't handle owning guns

In an op-ed for The Dallas Morning News, Prof. John Traphagan, who teaches religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, demands that Americans give up gun ownership after several tragic, high-profile shootings that have taken place recently.

Obama: Climate change is a security 'threat'

Obama spoke of global warming's looming threat during his commencement address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, Wednesday.