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

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.

Indiana brewhouse complies with state ‘restaurant law’ in a delightfully cheeky way

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A state’s silly “restaurant law” just got served.

Voters to elected officials: fix everything


The complaints and the requests from the people are too numerous to choose.

Crushing: The golf industry fights the Obama administration


How’s this for a hook: The golf industry is fighting the Obama administration.

Liberal economist to Elizabeth Warren: Jobs are the ‘biggest’ issue for young people, not your student debt bill


A liberal economist mostly dismissed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student loan refinancing bill at a panel discussion with her late last week, saying that the proposal is small potatoes for young people compared with the significance of jobs.

This commercial should offend married couples everywhere

This commercial should offend married couples everywhere

Watch this advertisement, ponder the meaning of life, and spend a moment in solitary prayer for our culture.

Creator of the succulent Chick-fil-A sandwich S. Truett Cathy has died

In this July 25, 2006, file photo, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Guiterrez, right, leaves with a lunch bag as Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, left, walks him out after a meeting with Georgia business leaders to discuss immigration reform at Chick-fil-A in Atlanta. A spokesman said Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died early Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

S. Truett Cathy, the credited creator of the irresistible, succulent Chick-fil-A sandwich, passed away Monday at 93, according to multiple reports.

Human incendiary device Bill Maher says Republicans want to discourage voting like they do interracial dating

Human incendiary device Bill Maher. (Funny or Die)

Republicans must never have been big “Star Trek” fans, we guess.

Bill Maher challenges Dick Cheney to light himself on fire for a good cause

Human incendiary device Bill Maher. (Funny or Die)

As Hunter S. Thompson despised Richard Nixon with every drug-influenced fiber of his being, so Bill Maher carries on the torch for media provocateurs.