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

WWE buries the ‘Russian reset’ for good

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Russian-American relations have never been colder inside the ring.

Charts: Obamacare’s dismal approval has hardly budged one year later

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After a 40-shot tennis rally that’d make even Rafael Nadal collapse, the numbers have hardly budged.

Federal agency to NFL: Enforce your own blackouts

New York Giants fans celebrate a touchdown as they watch the broadcast of the NFL football Super Bowl between the Giants and the New England Patriots, in a midtown Manhattan bar Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in New York. The Giants won 21-17.  (AP PHOTO/JOHN MINCHILLO)

A federal agency left the NFL to push for its preferred blackout restrictions without the government’s backing in a ruling issued Tuesday.

Illinois governor all kinds of jacked up about Olive Garden

Pat Quinn's had enough unlimited breadsticks and salad for one day. (AP)

The office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced the opening of Chicago’s first Olive Garden Monday as if the Cubs had just won the World Series.

Barack Obama doesn’t celebrate National Coffee Day. He celebrates tee time.

Associated Press

Look. We get it. The president gave his coffee salute, The Semper Latte, just days ago, recent enough to use for National Coffee Day jokes from dusk ’til decaf. But aren’t we missing an opportunity here?

Awful news: Kim Jong Un may have gout

Kim Jong Un waves goodbye to a delivery truck driver who just dropped off 10 pounds of manchego. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korean despot Kim Jong Un has disappeared from public view — not that he’s all that visible to the Western world to begin with — and the possible culprit rhymes with stout.

The latest ‘Walking Dead’ Bad Lip Reading is the best one of all-time

‘The Walking Dead’ Bad Lip Reading is the best one of all-time

Practice makes perfect YouTube videos. And this is close.

Weekly Standard writer Stephen F. Hayes is dealing with life on the US terror watch list

Steve Hayes, Team Terror Watch List (via FOX News screengrab)

Journalist Stephen F. Hayes, whose pro-America credentials include a spot high on The Weekly Standard’s masthead and a seat at Bret Baier’s table, has found himself on the most unlikely of lists.

Chris Christie says he has ‘concerns’ about Shaneen Allen gun case


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remarked to a local radio program that he has “concerns” about the prosecution of legal gun owner Shaneen Allen, but deferred to the criminal justice system to have its say first before commenting further.

Republicans face stakes of biblical proportions on immigration, Biden says

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Vice-President Joe Biden told a crowd celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month that the GOP’s direction on immigration reform is of biblical proportions.

Lois Lerner speaks: ‘I didn’t do anything wrong’

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Former IRS official Lois Lerner has opened up to the public in a lengthy interview with POLITICO.

TV reporter drops a ‘F–k it, I quit’ during live newscast

TV reporter drops a ‘F–k it, I quit’ during live newscast

An Alaska TV reporter tried to quit her job with shock value Sunday to draw attention to the cause she’s pursuing next.

Pabst Brewing Company now belongs to the Russians

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Pabst Blue Russian.

Cowardly idiots who deserve to drown and are insufferable in college: Ann Coulter’s composite libertarian


Ann Coulter’s composite libertarian has been many snarks in the making.

‘Rock the Vote’ trashes Voter ID in youth voting guide


A new voter registration document released by Rock the Vote backhands Voter ID laws enacted at the state level.

Joe Biden should never be allowed to support a Redskins name change

Harold and Kal Penn share a fist bump.

Imagine for a moment a tied Senate vote urging the Washington Redskins to change their team name. Into the chamber steps Joe Biden.

‘Finally, we’re gonna audit the Fed:’ House passes bill to audit Federal Reserve

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The House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to audit the Federal Reserve, a long-time crusade of former Rep. Ron Paul and libertarians.

Derek Zoolander to reemerge after contracting duties for movie sequel

Derek Zoolander to reemerge after contracting duties for movie sequel

The buzz builds that Derek Zoolander is set to reemerge after his contracting fiasco on

‘I’m asking you nicely …’ Senator tells ISIS war protestors to get lost

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The anti-everything activist group Code Pink loudly crashed a Senate hearing on ISIS Tuesday, prompting the committee chairman to tell the rowdier members to get lost.

Katy Perry blames humdrum concert on White House visit

Katy Perry blames humdrum concert on White House visit

She’s got the eye of the tiger and the voice of the tired, thanks to a White House visit.