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Chris Deaton

Chris Deaton

Title

Editor

Email

cdeaton@redalertpolitics.com

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

Elizabeth Warren’s progressivism makes Barack Obama look like Ronald Reagan

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., addresses the crowd during her appearance at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit, Friday, July 18, 2014. Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama. But their minds tell them that Hillary Rodham Clinton could help them hang onto the White House. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)

Allow the headline to explain: “Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Most Liberal Democratic Nominee Since 1972.”

Redditors call into question Elizabeth Warren’s ‘billionaires or students’ strategy on student loans

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts speaks to a group of supporters at a rally in support of Kentucky democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Warren has been canvassing the country following a failed vote in the U.S. Senate that would have allowed some people to refinance their student loan debt to take advantage of lower interest rates. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

The front page of the Internet showed Elizabeth Warren’s student loan bill the back door.

Song review: ‘Run Liz Run’ an odious ode to Elizabeth Warren and Woodstock-era folk music

Song review: ‘Run Liz Run’ an odious ode to Elizabeth Warren and Woodstock-era folk music

The artists behind “Run Liz Run” are lawbreakers — more felonious than melodious, having committed an offense against music that cannot be expunged or disassociated from the record of Elizabeth Warren.

Imagining Jay Carney’s first $100K speech

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We have an idea of how these speeches will play out.

Elizabeth Warren says student loan debate ‘boils down to three words: billionaires or students’

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts speaks to a group of supporters at a rally in support of Kentucky democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sunday, June 29, 2014 at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. Warren has been canvassing the country following a failed vote in the U.S. Senate that would have allowed some people to refinance their student loan debt to take advantage of lower interest rates. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) framed the student loan debate as a choice of either “billionaires or students” Wednesday morning, and urged a gathering of youth to confront lawmakers who she says have chosen the former.

Hillary Clinton spends nearly zero time talking about youth on a show marketed to youth

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Appearing on a program well-suited to youth-pandering, Hillary Clinton instead devoted the bulk of her time on “The Daily Show” Wednesday to speaking about her experiences at the State Department.

Obama says bipartisanship is Republicans admitting, ‘All right, Mr. President, you’re right’

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In a move certain to earn bipartisan praise, President Barack Obama asked Republicans on Tuesday to work out their differences with him by just admitting that he’s right.

Professor: We never said inhaling flatulence is good for you

A whoopee cushion. (Via Wikipedia)

This one didn’t pass the smell test.

The reason why it’s difficult to sell conservative economics to Millennials

File

It’s only natural that the “brain” part kicks in as you get older.

MSNBC: We interrupt this blathering Democrat to bring you news about LeBron James …

LeBron evades a defender on his way to the basket and the living rooms of MSNBC viewers. (AP)

Hashtag news judgment.

Leslie Knope would be so proud of Obama’s crusade to encourage pollination and hold webinars

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Straight out of Pawnee, Ind., President Barack Obama brings you his list of top achievements during 2014 — his much-touted “Year of Action.” Obama has taken a whole host of actions this year that will help prove himself to the American public. In fact, we’re not sure how he could ever choose which ones to […]

The Republican that Millennials prefer against Hillary is … Paul Ryan?

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

Hey Hillary, it’s Paul Ryan.

Fearing congressional investigation, Lois Lerner told colleagues ‘we need to be cautious about what we say in emails’

AP Photo

Lois Lerner, former Director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS and not a shady figure in the least, freaked out to a colleague about Congress monitoring the content of agency emails, a new document shows.

RNC site selection committee recommends Cleveland to host 2016 GOP convention

This Tuesday, June 24, 2014 photo shows the world's largest chandelier hanging in the Playhouse Square district in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

A panel on the Republican National Committee (RNC) recommended Tuesday that the party’s 2016 national convention be held in Cleveland, Ohio, beating out Dallas, Texas for the nod.

College professor calls for ‘real conflict’ over climate change, wealth

AP Photo

It’s “game on” for real if this guy has his way.

Biden’s dating advice: ‘No dates ’til you’re 30′

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Vice-President Joe Biden, also America’s highest-ranking love doctor, dispensed some dating advice to a young ‘un he encountered on Friday in Philadelphia.

Al Sharpton gave lefties a bunch of talking points to annoy you with at barbecues today

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Just like Thanksgiving is really about gun control and the holidays are about getting covered, July 4 is about lecturing conservatives at barbecues and get-togethers about their misguided politics, because really, heaven forbid we not be partisan hacks for the 24 hours that should celebrate Jefferson’s eloquence, charcoal, baseball, beer, and America.

Somehow, half the country still thinks President Obama is ‘paying attention’ to his job

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The administration’s second-term campaign slogan was “Forward.” Its governing slogan has been “Governing is so overrated.”

Elizabeth Warren continues to exploit student loan debtors as political talking points

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This one’s from the “U” drawer of the filing cabinets, under “Utterly Predictable.”

Now is the hour the United States Men’s National Soccer coach wants America to stop what it’s doing

Just don't work. You know you don't want to. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

You gotta give U.S. soccer boss Jürgen Klinsmann major props for trying to sneak — no, battering ram — a major national sporting event during workplace hours into the national consciousness like it happens around March Madness.