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

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.

Rand Paul: ‘Opening up Cuba is a good idea’

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Sen. Rand Paul broke with the Republican Party’s prevailing argument against President Obama’s Cuba policy Thursday, saying the move toward opening trade with the long-embargoed nation “probably” is a good idea.

14 percent say America was above average this year. That’s sadly the best result in ages.

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It’s right there in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, like a sore thumb in camouflage.

Really heartwarming survey: Young adults are poorer and more single than ever

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Any broke young professional who still manages to scrape together enough cash for a bar outing in hopes of “meeting someone” can surely identify with this.

Harry Reid is pretty much Ivan Drago at this point

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Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lamented the poor Obamacare rollout, blamed the president for Democrat losses in the midterm elections, and talked himself up in an interview published Wednesday, securing his status as the political equivalent of a “Rocky” villain.

Jon Stewart does segment about a topic, audience laughs, everyone goes home

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Jon Stewart did a segment about a topic Tuesday night, during which the audience made a lot of “ooh” noises at some junctures and laughed at other ones, and the host made a series of dramatic pauses and sarcastic remarks for comedic effect.

Gruber: ‘I am embarrassed’

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The Obamacare architect (who says he isn’t) Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday morning that he is “embarrassed” for comments he made discussing the public’s awareness and intelligence amid the passage of the president’s health care reform.

After Hillary music video, still room for Biden to claim punk rock vote

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Elizabeth Warren’s team has made a play for the plaintive folk music crowd. Now Hillary’s side is courting the country fans. Where does that leave the vice-president?

Congressmen make ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture on House floor

Reps. Hakeem Jeffries, Yvette Clarke and Al Green make the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture on the House floor, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.

Multiple lawmakers took to the House floor Monday to make the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture that has become a staple of the Ferguson protest movement.

On Ferguson: In praise of peacemaking

James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

We cannot undo injury. If we are fortunate, we can heal it. And if we are conscious, we can at least afford ourselves the opportunity to prevent future instances of it.

Chuck Schumer: Democrats’ key to success is to ‘embrace’ the same government Americans can’t stand

Chuck Schumer: Democrats’ key to success is to ‘embrace’ the same government Americans can’t stand

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday morning that the Democrats’ key to success in 2016 is to “embrace” the very same government that a majority of Americans utterly loathe.

Young adults prompt Budweiser to ditch Clydesdales in advertising

Young adults prompt Budweiser to ditch Clydesdales in advertising

A preview of Budweiser’s coming marketing strategy is missing a few hooves.

John Boehner does not own a dog. That’s a major blow to immigration reform.

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President Obama’s offer to smooth over an immigration reform compromise with Speaker John Boehner has turned out to be a case of barking up the nonexistent tree.

Odell Beckham’s catch is a lot like Obama’s executive action on immigration

Barack Obama's executive action on immigration in pictorial form. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

You know it is.

Stupid mistake costs Jonathan Gruber multiple jobs

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A stupid mistake has cost Obamacare architect and economist Jonathan Gruber multiple contracts this week.

The House hires an Obama-voting lawyer to sue Obama

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In an act that belongs in the trolling hall of fame, the House of Representatives has retained a lawyer who voted for President Obama and supports “national health care” to sue President Obama over Obamacare.

London Mayor Boris Johnson sides with Rosetta scientist Matt Taylor in Shirtgate

In this image issued from ESA, showing British physicist Matt Taylor Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, sporting a garish bowling shirt featuring a collage of pin-up girls in various states of undress, during an interview at the satellite control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany, on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. (AP)

We’ve achieved a full orbit in “We need to shut up, Pt. 2.”

The Democrats have to show they can govern

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Serendipitously, I awakened in an alternate universe this morning in which The New York Times editorial board comprised conservative partisans.

Rand Paul has been endorsed by the faces of the GOP’s establishment and libertarian wings

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the annual Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

With Rand Paul weighing a White House bid, a report about the Kentucky senator’s planning provided a reminder that his support among Republicans is broadening wing-to-wing.