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

On Ferguson: In praise of peacemaking

James Cartmill holds an American flag while protesting in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, after the announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Several thousand protesters marched through Oakland with some shutting down freeways, looting, burning garbage and smashing windows. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

We cannot undo injury. If we are fortunate, we can heal it. And if we are conscious, we can at least afford ourselves the opportunity to prevent future instances of it.

Chuck Schumer: Democrats’ key to success is to ‘embrace’ the same government Americans can’t stand

Chuck Schumer: Democrats’ key to success is to ‘embrace’ the same government Americans can’t stand

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday morning that the Democrats’ key to success in 2016 is to “embrace” the very same government that a majority of Americans utterly loathe.

Young adults prompt Budweiser to ditch Clydesdales in advertising

Young adults prompt Budweiser to ditch Clydesdales in advertising

A preview of Budweiser’s coming marketing strategy is missing a few hooves.

John Boehner does not own a dog. That’s a major blow to immigration reform.

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President Obama’s offer to smooth over an immigration reform compromise with Speaker John Boehner has turned out to be a case of barking up the nonexistent tree.

Odell Beckham’s catch is a lot like Obama’s executive action on immigration

Barack Obama's executive action on immigration in pictorial form. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

You know it is.

Stupid mistake costs Jonathan Gruber multiple jobs

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A stupid mistake has cost Obamacare architect and economist Jonathan Gruber multiple contracts this week.

The House hires an Obama-voting lawyer to sue Obama

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In an act that belongs in the trolling hall of fame, the House of Representatives has retained a lawyer who voted for President Obama and supports “national health care” to sue President Obama over Obamacare.

London Mayor Boris Johnson sides with Rosetta scientist Matt Taylor in Shirtgate

In this image issued from ESA, showing British physicist Matt Taylor Thursday Nov. 13, 2014, sporting a garish bowling shirt featuring a collage of pin-up girls in various states of undress, during an interview at the satellite control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany, on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. (AP)

We’ve achieved a full orbit in “We need to shut up, Pt. 2.”

The Democrats have to show they can govern

AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

Serendipitously, I awakened in an alternate universe this morning in which The New York Times editorial board comprised conservative partisans.

Rand Paul has been endorsed by the faces of the GOP’s establishment and libertarian wings

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during the annual Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

With Rand Paul weighing a White House bid, a report about the Kentucky senator’s planning provided a reminder that his support among Republicans is broadening wing-to-wing.

Republicans to Mary Landrieu: ‘Oh no you don’t’

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, talks to reporters after signing her qualifying paperwork to run for re-election on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. Landrieu is seeking a fourth term. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

November 4 may have come and gone, but election season continues.

Fleetwood Mac’s drummer admits to urinating on the Clintons’ lawn

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Drumming whiz Mick Fleetwood has confessed to urinating on the Clintons’ lawn during a White House concert in a newly released autobiography.

Ted Cruz angers the enlightened

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s comments on the net neutrality debate Monday accomplished two things. One, they successfully mobilized a coalition to oppose the president. Two, they set the Internet ablaze. Cruz may have razed the structures on which internet “fast lanes” are built before this matter is even resolved.

Elizabeth Warren’s agenda: No more protecting ‘the tender fannies of billionaires’

AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates

Sen. Elizabeth Warren centupled down on her anti-Wall Street message in an op-ed this weekend, saying it was time that Washington stop looking after “the tender fannies of billionaires” and craft a middle-class-first agenda.

The Case For Coming Up With Good Ideas And Not Being A Despicable Political Hack

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The histrionic national conversation needs to sober up a bit.

Want to know how the #2014Elections were really a success for Republicans? Look to the governors.

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Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Charlie Baker, Bruce Rauner, Anthony Brown goes down …

Bitter Illinois voter calls into talk radio to complain about politics

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Barack Obama, a bitter voter from Chicago, Ill., called into a talk radio program to complain about politics Tuesday afternoon.

Coach K swats Obama’s ISIS strategy at Army event

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Basketball coaching legend and West Point graduate Mike Krzyzewski swatted President Obama’s ISIS strategy at an Army awards ceremony last month, criticizing it for telegraphing the United States’ approach.

Before possible Democratic shellacking, NYT op-ed conveniently calls for no more midterm elections


An op-ed published Sunday by The New York Times calls for the elimination of future midterm elections, just two days before Democrats are expected to lose their Senate majority.

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.