Chris Deaton

Chris Deaton

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Editor

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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

GOP senator: ‘Sorry the government’s so f***ed’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) made some self-deprecating jokes and colorful remarks about the state of the government during a recent private gathering, per a recording provided to CNN by South Carolina Democrats.

Poll: Young people ‘definitely voting’ actually want the GOP in charge

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A poll released Wednesday found that the nation’s youth still supports change.

It’s just not the kind President Obama would prefer.

Taco Bell has gone dark across the web. People are in an inconsolable panic. Here’s why.

Taco Bell's website as of Tuesday morning -- gone.

Taco Bell went dark across the breadth of the Internets Tuesday as part of a social media campaign to draw attention to a new app.

IRS: Sorry, we’ll stop seizing your bank accounts for no good reason

AP Photo/J. David Ake, File

The IRS, the trustworthy federal tax-collecting agency that always has its stuff together, announced a shift in policy that should lead to less arbitrary targeting of Americans.

Prepare to not care about the nice and totally unremarkable thing a Georgia Senate candidate did

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We don’t regret any confusion this may cause.

Young people are not caricatures

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The young continue to be typecast negatively.

Republican candidate tries to vote for himself. Voting machine selects his Democratic opponent.

Illinois Election Early Voting

The early vote got the burn in greater Chicago this week.

Study: The best places for liberals to live are a bunch of college towns

Police in riot gear clash with student activists in front of Sproul Hall on the University of California at Berkeley campus, Nov. 9, 2011, in Berkeley, Calif.  (AP PHOTO/BEN MARGOT)

“We landed on the moon!”

Rolling Stone story implies listening to Brad Paisley makes you ‘uncool’

Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP

In a story that tries to tie the tea party to the economy of Lima, Ohio — the string it used wasn’t quite long enough — a Rolling Stone author implied that listening to Brad Paisley is a hobby of the unstylish.

The Return of the Tyrant: North Korea releases photos of Kim Jong Un with a cane

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

A weight has been lifted from the world’s shoulders — and his, too, it would appear.

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WHERE AM I (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

An APB is still out for the despotic and injury-plagued Kim Jong Un, after the alleged coup victim was reportedly a no-show at a national ceremony.

Members of Congress to Obama: Stop travel between US and Ebola-stricken countries

Sgt. Joel Miick, left, and Spc. Michael Potts don gas masks while training with the rest of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood on how to put on protective clothing and gloves on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The brigade is set to deploy to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance where they will be building temporary medical facilities in helping the country fight the Ebola virus outbreak. The 450 soldiers from the brigade will be among the first to be deployed from Fort Hood to Liberia. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Kin Man Hui)

Congress is getting vocal about the Ebola threat.

Democratic governor: ‘WiFi is a human right’

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

What you’re about to read is from the lips of a rumored 2016 presidential contender. Consider that.

Reporter confronts White House with cringeworthy question about Biden’s eleventy billion gaffes

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Fresh off of somehow offending both Jews and Muslims in the span of a few days, Vice-President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. was the subject of a cringeworthy question at Monday’s White House press briefing that had at least one other member of the press corps snickering.

Report: Kim Jong Un has been reduced to a ‘puppet leader’

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File

Dear Leader,

You’re a puppet.

The Major League Baseball playoffs: Hope has no place here

The helmet of Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) is seen in the dugout during an MLB baseball workout at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Washington. The Washington Nationals play the San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series starting Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Catharsis.

Biden to a fellow VP: ‘Isn’t it a b—-?’

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We’ve reached full Biden.

President Obama: My policies ‘are on the ballot in November’

"Here, in this air between my hands, is my agenda, waiting to placed on your ballot." (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

President Obama sent voters a clear message Thursday: While he might not be on the ballot this November, he sure is in spirit.

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.