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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

New emails reveal Lois Lerner talked way too much smack about right wing on official phone

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An email exchange between Lois Lerner and an unnamed individual made public Wednesday reveals that the former IRS official doesn’t care too much for talk radio.

Panicked Democrats’ own odds that they lose the Senate: 50-50

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Democrats have jumped into the odds-making game about their chances of holding the Senate, writing in a weekend fundraising email that it’s an even shot they fail.

The New York Times editorial board calls for the decriminalization of marijuana

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The New York Times editorial board has called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana in a weekend writing that morphs the American flag into the Amerijane flag.

Yes! Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan subdues burglary suspect

Yes! Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan subdues burglary suspect

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Eleanor Holmes Norton: ‘You don’t have a right to know’ about everything Obama administration is up to

Eleanor Holmes Norton: ‘You don’t have a right to know’ about everything Obama is up to

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton played down the importance of government transparency during a House hearing Friday, speaking out against Republican-led attempts to compel a White House official to appear before the Government and Oversight Committee.

Obamacare architect nicknamed ‘Mr. Mandate’ rebutted the left’s claims about eligibility for Obamacare subsidies

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In a twist on John Kerry, this guy was against them before he was for them.

Jon Stewart’s conclusion about horribly written health care law and judicial madness: blame John Boehner

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May Jon Stewart’s viewership not be goldfish in remembering the full breadth of the Affordable Care Act saga. “A mediocre Scrabble hand” is but a flash point in a much larger and difficult game.

EPA office tweets about its #progress in Kim Kardashian iPhone game

(Via screengrab)

This is the closest the Obama administration will come to endorsing Kimye.

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.