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. Most recently a legislative and communications aide on Capitol Hill since the outset of the 112th Congress, he has worked as an editorial writer for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., and written 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.

Chris lives in Washington, D.C., where he uses the freer hours to write music, cook things, and occasionally engage in spats about sports-related frivolities. He tweets about all three -- and the latest from Red Alert and more -- at @cgdeaton.

Articles From Chris

WH: 28 percent of federal Obamacare signups are 18-to-34 years old

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The White House announced Thursday that 28 percent of enrollees under Obamacare on the federal exchange are between the ages of 18 and 34, the key demographic that the administration targeted to help suppress costs of the program.

Seth Rogen is pretty, pretty, pretty unhappy with Nancy Grace’s marijuana tweets

AP/Chris Pizzello

We’ve been down this marijuana-brick road with Nancy Grace before, but not to the point at which the jolly Seth Rogen attacked her as an “[expletive] [expletive].”

Michael Bloomberg isn’t fighting gun violence, he’s fighting gun advocates

AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File

Read his words and those of his groups, and consider his mission statement and a newspaper headline about his aims: Bloomberg’s crusade is to expand his righteousness and dispense with the philistines who either impede or annoy him.

This is why you don’t take selfies in front of a passing train


Free advice: If it smacks you as a good idea to take a selfie right next to the tracks when the train’s coming through, don’t do that.

Here’s how that #BloodMoon progressed overnight

This composite photo shows multiple images of the moon during the stages of a lunar eclipse, as seen from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Woods)

As far as total eclipses go, it’s hard to outdo “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” but this one was pretty neat.

Southwest flight attendant brilliantly performs safety announcement like a comedy routine


If an air traveler couldn’t sit back and enjoy the ride after this bit of humor, he’s hopeless.

Man, did Seth Rogen and Mark Wahlberg ever liven up the MTV Movie Awards

Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Dillon

No one expects a straitlaced ceremony at something like the MTV Movie Awards, but Seth Rogen and Mark Wahlberg acted awfully bleeping loose Sunday night.

Is Hillary Clinton or George W. Bush the better shoe dodger? You decide

Is Hillary Clinton or George W. Bush the better shoe dodger? You decide

Video emerged Thursday evening of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dodging a shoe at an Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting in Las Vegas.

Get excited: Stephen Colbert announced as Letterman’s successor

AP Photo/CBS, Worldwide Pants Inc.

CBS announced Thursday that Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of “The Late Show” when Letterman steps down next year.

Jimmy Fallon impersonates Tom Petty in terrific duet with Stevie Nicks

Jimmy Fallon impersonates Tom Petty in terrific duet with Stevie Nicks

Jimmy Fallon’s musical talent and impersonations are fast becoming the staple of his “Tonight Show” segments, and he was at it again Wednesday night, this time as Tom Petty.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has an odd mashup of the Constitution and the Declaration on her back

julia louis dreyfus rolling stone

In 1787, I’m told, our Founding Fathers did agree to write a list of principles for keepin’ people free. I’m just not sure John Hancock was a signatory.

That one time a Taco Bell event made Speaker Boehner tear up

AP Photo

It wasn’t because of the salsa, or the deliciousness of a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or anything — it was just for the kids.

Fallon and Anne Hathaway sing Broadway versions of hip-hop classics

Fallon and Anne Hathaway sing Broadway versions of hip-hop classics

It’s Fallon on the piano, Hathaway behind the mic, our minds on our money and our money on our minds.

Anchor mistakenly calls UConn Huskies ‘NAACP champs’

Anchor mistakenly calls UConn Huskies ‘NAACP champs’

A “Fox & Friends First” anchor mistakenly referred to the UConn Huskies as the 2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Men’s Basketball Champions this morning.

O’Reilly unloads on college youth for buying into the ‘grievance industry’

This video image provided by KEYT-TV shows a crowd confronting police at a disturbance Saturday April 5, 2014, during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a street brawl. About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital. (AP Photo/KEYT-TV)

Bill O’Reilly used his “Talking Points Memo” Monday night to attack America’s “grievance industry” and college students at two schools that have helped advance its cause.

Rob Lowe: libertarian?


Actor Rob Lowe made some libertarian-tinged remarks in The New York Times Magazine this Sunday regarding his political beliefs.

Aquinas College students prank professor with in-class phone call about pregnancy test

Aquinas College students prank professor with in-class phone call about pregnancy test

In dozens of macroeconomics classes, I never experienced anything remotely as uproarious as this.

Democrat solution to vulnerable candidates: more Joe Biden tweets

In this Sept 12, 2013, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden gestures while speaking in Washington. ( AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)


NYC’s police and fire departments brawl at a charity hockey game

The NYPD and NYFD brawl at a charity hockey game

Who wants to waste time playing hockey for charity when you can just brawl for it, instead?

Bush’s painting of Putin reflects a person who ‘thinks my dog is bigger than your dog’

bush self portrait

Former President George W. Bush appeared on “TODAY” Friday morning to unveil his portrait gallery of world leaders, a collection that includes the “dog eat dog” mentality of Russian President Vladimir Putin.