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‘Changing climate’ behind extreme events like blizzard, New York Gov. Cuomo says

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“Changing climate” is behind a pattern of extreme weather events whipping the Northeast, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday as a blizzard was about to smack his state.

VP Biden appears on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to get ask young people to sign up for Obamacare

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With three weeks to go until the Obamacare deadline to purchase insurance, the Obama administration is pulling out all the stops to encourage young people to sign up.  The renewed push included a stop by Vice President Joe Biden on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday so he could appeal to moms who are good at […]

John McCain takes on ‘American Sniper’ bashers

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Sen. John McCain is the latest person in a position of prominence to defend “American Sniper” from bashers, singling out the “obsessive critics of U.S. foreign policy” in an official statement.

Colorado’s Dem governor calls his state’s marijuana legalization a ‘bad idea’

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Colorado’s marijuana industry is booming, but the state’s Democratic governor is still reluctant to praise legalization.

Michael Moore: ‘I tried to save more lives than a sniper ever could hope to’


Filmmaker Michael Moore has already stirred the pot with his negative comments about military snipers. During the weekend, somebody must’ve given the man an even bigger ladle.

Clint Eastwood says ‘American Sniper’ has the ‘biggest antiwar statement’ a film can make

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“American Sniper” director Clint Eastwood said Saturday that his new film makes the “biggest antiwar statement” a movie could make.

Dropkick Murphys tell Scott Walker not to use their music because they ‘literally hate’ him

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s abiding love for the Dropkick Murphys is not exactly mutual:

Boehner and McConnell critique SOTU: ‘It sounded like he was running for a third term’

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“Dead. Real dead.” That was House Speaker John Boehner’s verdict on President Obama’s tax proposals–and nearly every proposal from his State of the Union address, with the exception of cybersecurity, fighting ISIS, trade, and possibly the childcare tax credit.

CBS: Are Boehner, McConnell ‘proud’ Obama was elected?

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Referencing their former conservative colleague Tom Coburn’s quote about being “proud” that Barack Obama was elected president, the host of CBS’s “60 Minutes” asked House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if they felt the same way during a joint interview Sunday night. But after a 2014 election cycle where both campaigned against […]

John Oliver auditions for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

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John Oliver aired a web exclusive clip for his show “Last Week Tonight” on YouTube in which he auditions for the film “Fifty Shades of Grey” despite never having read the book.

Bill Nye the Science Guy rules on deflate-gate: Belichick’s science ‘didn’t make any sense’

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After the Patriots’ press conference on “deflate-gate,” coach Bill Belichick was sarcastically dubbed “Bill Belichick the Science Guy” for his attempts to defend the team’s deflated balls with a complex scientific argument.

Blake Shelton teaches SNL what ‘Hee Haw’ was all about

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Blake Shelton tried his hardest to revive his favorite comedy show, “Hee Haw”—an old variety show Shelton dubbed “ ‘Laugh-in’ meets Deliverance.”

WH chief of staff blurts out previously-concealed name of American hostage on live TV

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All in a day’s work at the White House: sometimes you keep ISIS hostage names a secret, sometimes you let them slip in an in interview on national TV.

The NYPD arrested a teen over Facebook emoji ‘threats’

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Be careful the next time you whip out those gun emojis: They could get you arrested for “terrorist threats.”

‘Farm Hunk,’ SNL’s spoof of ‘The Bachelor,’ is everything you want in a reality show

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Who will be the lucky lady to move to an ugly town in the middle of nowhere in Iowa where only old men live?

SNL mocks Tom Brady’s deflate-gate press conference

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SNL’s opening featured a bumbling, wide-eyed Tom Brady denying any knowledge of deflate-gate, and exclaiming incredulously, ““Whaaaattt?!”

Obama administration tried to convince Disney to make ‘Frozen’ spinoff on climate change


Sorry, Anna. That snowman might not be possible in the new, evil, climate change-wrecked world of the Obama administration’s “Frozen” spinoff. According to The Hill, a State Department official recently met with Disney to discuss the idea of using “Frozen’s” characters to teach children about the impact of global warming on the polar bear. Robert Papp, […]

Bob Dylan: ‘Government’s not going to create jobs,’ people have to create them


Bob Dylan’s latest quote is music to a conservative’s ears. Dylan gave an interview this week to AARP The Magazine to promote his new record “Shadows in the Night,” but that somehow led into some wise words on the government and job creation. “As long as there’s suffering, you can only be so happy. How can […]

#SMH Fridays, Week of Jan. 17


Welcome to #SMH Fridays! Obviously, that’s Internet speak for “shaking my head” Fridays, but you already knew that. Here at Red Alert Politics we spend entirely too much time on the internet and some of the things that we see out there are just absolutely astonishing/mind-blowing/horrifying/disgusting/trendy/weird/insert any adjective here. As such, we have decided to […]

March for Life reflects abortion awareness among young generation

Anti-abortion protesters march on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, en route to the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators are gathering in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON TIMES — The 42nd March for Life again lived up to its reputation, drawing hundreds of thousands of mostly young marchers who oppose abortion. Except for a 40-minute delay at the Supreme Court, where pro-choice demonstrators blocked the street and refused to leave until police took some of them into custody, the march went […]