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Ashley Dobson

Ashley Dobson




Fun Fact

I have sung Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” at karaoke in 15 different countries.

Ashley is the Editor at Red Alert Politics. She is a proud native Texan and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism. She has worked at several newspapers across the South, including the Dallas Morning News, the American Press in Lake Charles, La., and the StarNews in Wilmington, N.C.

Her favorite things include her puppy Lizzie, karaoke, fried food, and Coke-flavored ICEES.

Articles From Ashley

Ben Carson: Liberals trying to ‘destroy this nation’ by driving ‘wedges’ between people

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson believes that liberals are trying to to “destroy this nation” by creating a rhetoric of divisiveness. At a campaign event on the steps of the Arkansas Capitol in Little Rock, Carson pointed out instances where Democratic leaders were “always trying to stir up trouble” by driving “wedges” between people. “They tell you that there’s […]

Chris Christie: We need to track immigrants like FedEx packages

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been one of the most outspoken critics of fellow presidential candidate Donald Trump’s wall proposal to stem immigration issues. Now Christie has announced his plan — track immigrants like FedEx packages. “I’m going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three […]

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle posthumously awarded the Texas Medal of Honor

Late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was awarded with the state of Texas’ highest military honor Wednesday. Gov. Greg Abbott presented the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Kyle’s family, Fox4 reported. His wife, Taya, accepted the posthumous honor on his behalf. Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, were killed two years ago by an Army […]

#Winning: Owen Wilson calls Donald Trump the Charlie Sheen of 2016 politics

Owen Wilson might be a staunch liberal, but like the rest of the political world right now, he only has eyes for one candidate — Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. “Like everybody, I watched the GOP debates—and I don’t know the last time I watched debates,” he told The Daily Beast. “It’s usually almost like a football game—when […]

Julianne Moore uses her celebrity to help rid her high school of its Confederate ties

Actress Julianne Moore has thrown her celebrity name behind an effort to rid her old high school of its Confederate ties. Moore, along with Hollywood producer Bruce Cohen, launched a petition to change the name of their high school, which honors Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. Moore and Cohen wrote in the petition: We have been friends since 8th […]

Missouri woman sees Trump in her organic butter

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Trump! While most people see versions of the Virgin Mary of Jesus reiterated in their baked goods and household items, Missouri resident Jan Castellano got a different sort of surprise when she opened a tub of organic butter from Trader Joe’s Saturday morning — the face of Donald Trump. “It was […]

Obama will leave the Democratic Party in its worst shape since the 1920s

When President Obama was elected in 2008, Democrats were riding high. Not only did he make history by becoming the first black president, he was also a new young face for their aging party and he helped usher in a wave of support across the country. That didn’t last long. His legacy for the Democratic Party […]

Tennessee school district updates total flag ban after controversy

A Tennessee school district has reconsidered its total ban on flags after a news report about the ban, which included American flags, stirred up national controversy over the weekend. FOX13 originally reported that the Dickson County School District told students that due to the controversy surrounding the Confederate flag, all flags and banners would be banned from […]

Carly Fiorina: Hillary Clinton has ‘absolutely’ lied to the American people

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was criticized last week after video of her praising Hillary Clinton in 2008 surfaced. On NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday, she praised some of her Democratic opponent’s attributes once more before doubling down on the criticism that has dominated this campaign. Fiorina called Clinton a “hard working” and “intelligent woman” who has […]

California pizza shop tries to sell a ‘living wage pizza’ and learns a tough economics lesson

Liberals love the idea of the minimum wage and a “living wage”…at least until it hits their bottom line. Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub in Emeryville, California is learning that economics lesson the hard way. Cities up and down California have been considering hiking up their minimum wage so Vic Gumper, the owner of Lanesplitter, decided to […]

People want Jon Stewart to moderate a 2016 presidential debate

Because this is America and everyone’s voice matters, people have turned to to demand that the 2016 presidential debates be moderated by someone who has played an “influential and iconic role” in politics — Jon Stewart. More than 80,000 people have signed a petition asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to have the former […]

Did Hillary Clinton wipe her server? ‘Like with a cloth or something?’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to make light of her email scandal, refusing to answer questions Tuesday at a press conference about how her private email server was wiped clean and joking about the process. Fox News senior White House correspondent Ed Henry didn’t let Clinton off the hook on the subject, a line of […]

Obama wants his celebrity friends to help him raise $1 billion for his presidential library

It seems President Obama wants to mirror his presidential library after the national debt and make it the most expensive in history. According to the New York Times, Obama is looking to raise $1 billion — double what former president George W. Bush raised for his library and the start of the Bush Foundation — for his […]

Scott Walker, Marco Rubio introduce Obamacare alternatives

Republican presidential hopefuls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) released their Obamacare replacement plans this week. Both men claim that they would repeal Obamacare as one of their first acts as president and offer up a better alternative. “On my first day as President, I will send legislation to the Congress that […]

Bernie Sanders isn’t happy that people are comparing his campaign to Trump’s

Headlines across the country have been declaring that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, despite being on opposite sides of the political spectrum, are actually the same candidate. Sanders has not taken kindly to being compared to the GOP frontrunner and spent his weekend in Iowa distancing himself. When Sanders took the stage in Des Moines, […]

Two more states look to defund Planned Parenthood in wake of undercover videos

Two more states are looking to strip state funding from Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos that showed the organization’s executives discussing the harvesting and selling of aborted fetal body parts. Arkansas and Utah are the latest states to target funding, piling onto the actions taken by Alabama, New Hampshire, and Louisiana earlier this […]

Hillary Clinton is now on Snapchat. Her favorite part? ‘Those messages disappear all by themselves’

A majority of American voters want to see Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criminally investigated for the controversy surrounding her emails and private server, but Clinton thinks it’s all a laughing matter. Clinton cracked a joke about the scandal at the Iowa Wing-Ding Dinner Friday night. “You may have seen that I have recently launched a […]

More 18-24-year-olds watched the GOP debate on Snapchat than on live TV

The times have definitely changed. Snapchat compared its internal data to Nielsen’s and found that “about twice as many 18-24 year olds watched the debate on Snapchat [via the Live Story] as on TV,” Politico reported. The Republican primetime debate was hosted on Fox News last Thursday night and was viewed by 24 million people […]

Bush 41 and 43 help Afghanistan war veteran propose to his girlfriend

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush helped make an Afghanistan veteran’s dream come true Monday when they assisted in his marriage proposal. A group of veterans and their mothers, whose stories are featured in the book “Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed,” were invited to the Bush […]

UT Austin will officially remove Jefferson Davis statue

After months of discussion and task force meetings, the University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves announced Thursday that he would be removing the controversial Jefferson Davis statue from the main campus mall. The Davis statue will be relocated to UT’s Briscoe Center for American History. A Woodrow Wilson figure, currently located across from […]