Chris Deaton

Chris Deaton




Fun Fact

Once wiped out on a freshly waxed floor right in front of Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.).

Chris is the Editor at Red Alert Politics. Formerly Managing Editor, he has worked as a legislative and communications aide to three members of Congress. He also has written for the editorial board of The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., and for the web arm of SLAM Magazine.

He began his college education as a mechanical engineering major with the misunderstanding that his years of expert Lego-building qualified him to fashion a real-life U.S.S. Enterprise. (Whoops.) He went on to study economics and history at Butler University -- the one of adorable bulldog mascot fame -- and journalism at Northwestern University's Medill Graduate School of Journalism.

Articles From Chris

Today, the deficit has backed off. Tomorrow, it’s going to wind up and deck millennials in the face.

The federal budget deficit greets millennials after tricking them into thinking it's NBD.

There’s an elephant in the room about this deficit and debt stuff alright — it’s just not a Republican.

In which Will Ferrell gets tackled by ‘security’ at a basketball game

Actor Will Ferrell is tackled to the ground by actors as part of a scene for the motion picture "Daddy's Home" that was filmed during halftime of an NBA basketball game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Will Ferrell has come full circle from being a fictional basketball superstar to being a fictional belligerent basketball fan.

Hillary: Americans and Canadians are bonded by hockey and chambers of commerce

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Prospective 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave an absolute dud of an introduction to her speech in Winnipeg Wednesday afternoon.

Your yearly reminder that the State of the Union address is monarchical blather and must be stopped


In January 2015, the United States’ gross exports will be the sum of about $200 billion and 60 minutes of presidential bloviating.

Reince Priebus reelected Republican chairman

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was reelected to a third term Friday, becoming the office’s longest tenured occupant in modern history.

Ted Cruz is trending for the third straight day. The reason involves a subcommittee you’ve never heard of.

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Sen. Ted Cruz has been appointed to chair a Senate Commerce subcommittee that oversees government science agencies. This has been trending news for days now.

Warren fails to unequivocally, totally, ‘Don’t ever ask me again’ deny she’s running for president

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren has again provided a flimsy response to an inquiry about her plans to run for the White House in 2016. In an interview with Fortune, Warren gave this answer to the pretty straightforward question of “Are you going to run for President?”     Stop prevaricating, senator. Such a terse reply, issued without […]

Marco Rubio completes ‘Daily Show’ endurance challenge


Marco Rubio earned partial approbation from His Politicomedic Holiness Jon Stewart Tuesday night in a tiresome interview during which the entertainer-not-journalist distorted Rubio’s policy positions for an audience of indoctrinated people who could not possibly care less about what the Florida senator has to say.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist speaks as paper unveils new cover

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The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has unveiled the cover of its first edition since a terrorist attack on its Paris offices.

Paul Ryan announces he won’t run for president

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Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican budget-turned-tax wonk and 2012 vice-presidential nominee, has announced that he won’t seek the White House in 2016.

Pay increases just aren’t really a thing right now

In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Some swell, if not swelling, news from the December jobs report.

The burden is not on free expression. It is on those who murder to protest it.

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You tell me who is most in need of adjustment: a satirist or his murderer.

South Park creator in 2006: ‘open season on Jesus … But Mohammed, we couldn’t show a simple image’


“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, men who know a thing or a thousand about controversial depictions of religious figures, with some words in 2006 about the modern nature of censorship.

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘top priority’ in 2015: student loans

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren will again make student loans her top agenda item as the 114th Congress gets underway.

Democrats honor bipartisan pledge by ripping GOP wholesale right as Senate convenes

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Despite sunny pledges from Democratic leaders to work with the new Senate GOP majority, the party hardly wasted a minute Tuesday to lash out at the “divided, distrustful” Republicans.

Shorter Bernie Sanders: It doesn’t end with Obamacare

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (Socialist-Vt.) has typed what sounds like a campaign platform in the webpages of The Huffington Post, pledging to move policy debates sharply to the left in 2015.

Obama was terrified that Romney would get credit for his super-duper economy, or something

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White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said that the president was bothered “a ton” by the thought of Mitt Romney winning the presidency and reaping credit for Obama’s perceived economic successes, saying that it could’ve been a massive setback for left-wing economic policy.

Despite Obama-Biden endorsement, Shake Shack ends 2014 a winner

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, meets with Meredith Upchurch, center, and Antonio Byrd, right, at a restaurant in Washington, Friday, May 16, 2014. The president and vice president met with construction workers for lunch involved in a recent infrastructure project.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Though it couldn’t shake an endorsement once thought to be unappetizing, this burger joint is set to conclude the calendar year a winner.

Paul versus Rubio could be a productive debate — just as long as it’s treated as such.


The sort of contrast that exists between Paul and Rubio could be restorative.

Marco Rubio said Rand Paul is clueless on Cuba. Paul’s sarcastic response has begun a war of words.

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Sen. Marco Rubio made his criticism of a fellow Republican plain Thursday night.