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

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

bill maher set yourself on fire challenge

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.

Facebook has declared war on click-bait. We’ll never guess what happens next.

File / Facebook

Welcome news from the social media / tech world.

New ‘Buffett Rule:’ Helping an American company relocate against Obama administration’s wishes


Have it your way, Warren.

Rick Perry’s mugshot has been turned into a marketing asset

perry looking good a crime

Lesson: No matter how hard you try to make Rick Perry look bad, it just ain’t gonna work.

Government watchdog says Bergdahl swap was not only illegal, it was doubly illegal

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (File)

Congress’ chief watchdog said that the U.S. prisoner swap involving Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl violated two laws in a report issued Thursday.

Newt Gingrich: Obama’s ‘golf problem’ is that he stinks when he’s not playing it

AP Photo/Isaac Brekken

“If the economy was growing, the border was controlled, the Middle East was stabilizing and there were no outbreaks of violence in the streets of major American cities, no one would comment on the number of golf games President Obama played.”

Think tank mistakenly tells Amnesty International to ‘suck it’

Triple H and Shawn Michaels practice 21st-century diplomacy. (Via YouTube)

These are undiplomatic times, anyway, so what does it matter if it was an accident?

A five-month-old comment from James Risen becomes news again


Instead of being encouraged to seek out or produce new information, the Internet is encouraged to regurgitate what is redundant; instead of being ignored because it is not new, news from March is an A1 story in August.

Sinkhole opens up outside tanning salon to protest Obamacare tax

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, Ross Township Emergency personnel and Peoples Gas respond to a sink hole in the parking lot of a Pittsburgh-area tanning salon in Ross Township, Pa. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rebecca Droke)

A sinkhole outside a Pittsburgh-area tanning salon has opened up to Red Alert Politics in an exclusive interview, saying its reason for coming into being was “an act of protest” that had been “bubbling up” since the implementation of a punitive Obamacare tax in 2010.

Robin Williams, the teacher

Robin Williams, the teacher

There are characters in which you can see yourself and your life.

Student loans leave scars


Student debt is no average monthly bill. It can be a life-altering event.

Common Core is reform of a reform that’s just asking for reform

AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star

Imagining what failure will follow the failed follow-up to the failed No Child Left Behind is exciting!

New piece of shameless clickbait is Michelle Obama saying ‘women are smarter than men’

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the "Investing in Our Future" discussion with former first lady Laura Bush at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, as part of the US Africa Summit. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies of different generations and opposing political parties, are uniting for the second time in just over a year to promote US relations with Africa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

La-dee-da, here come the out-of-context headlines that include a quotation just too juicy to pass up, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat, rinse, the Internet is still a dirty place.

Hillary Clinton explains foreign policy with farm animals

hillary colbert rushmore

In front of an adoring crowd chanting “Hill-ar-y! Hill-ar-y,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained foreign policy Tuesday night on “The Colbert Report” using farm animals as examples.

Joe Biden and Drew Carey agree: Africa is a country

Joe Biden and Drew Carey both say Africa is a country

If his prior antics didn’t qualify him already, Vice President Joe Biden is now fully credentialed to host his own comedy show.

Obama admits that ‘of course’ Obamacare could’ve been written better

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington to announce he would nominate current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama told The Economist magazine in an interview that “of course” his signature healthcare law, Obamacare, could’ve been written better.

GOP rep’s comments about immigration ‘hit the right nerve’ and cause Nancy Pelosi to charge at him


In a display that was out of the ordinary even for the House of Representatives’ often rowdy standards, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) charged across the aisle at a GOP congressman during Friday’s debate over immigration legislation.

Rand Paul: It’s time to can the CIA director

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Friday that CIA Director John Brennan should “be relieved of his post” in the wake of confirmed allegations that the agency spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’ after 9-11

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

President Barack Obama described U.S. interrogation techniques after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in stunning terms Friday, saying that the country is guilty of “torture.”

Neel Kashkari, politicians, and a contrast in ‘political stunts’

Neel Kashkari, politicians, and a contrast in ‘political stunts’

Beginning a conversation at street-level.