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Perry challenges Donald Trump to a pull-up contest

FILE - In this July 18, 2015, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. As next month’s first GOP 2016 presidential debate looms, prospects are doing everything they can to improve their polling and chin themselves into a top 10 position to meet the criteria set by Fox News Channel to appear on stage Aug. 6 in Cleveland. Perry is waging a one-man war on Donald Trump’s credibility, calling the bombastic billionaire “a cancer on conservatism.” Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a conservative icon, popped up on a favorite program of liberals, the Rachel Maddow Show. And South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham set his phone on fire. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Unable to beat Donald Trump (R) in the polls, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is hoping to beat him in the gym. The Hill reported that during a Q&A segment on Wednesday at the Yale Club, Perry was asked by a Daily Mail reporter how he will respond to Trump’s claim that the governor lacked […]

Jimmy Fallon doesn’t think President Obama can poker face

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Jimmy Fallon doesn’t think President Obama holds a poker face very well. On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, he explored some of Obama’s lesser-known facial expressions. In these instances, it was all too clear to Fallon exactly what the president was thinking. Watch the hilarious clip below:

Jon Stewart humblebrags about his private meetings with Obama: Yes, he was trying to flatter me

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Jon Stewart insists that his quiet meetings with Obama weren’t that different from how most of his meetings go—with Obama basically saying, “Jon, why are you such an a—hole.” Politico reported earlier this week that Obama has twice called Stewart to the White House for private meetings where the president tried to sell Stewart on his agenda. […]

Can you keep up with this random conversation between Jason Segel and Jimmy Fallon?

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The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and actor Jason Segel played a hilarious game of “Word Sneak” Wednesday night. They were each given a list of words they had to work into the interview segment, ranging from “Norway” to “Squat Thrust.” But the most impressive moment came when Fallon managed to casually work his way from Segel’s […]

Jon Stewart thinks Obama is in trouble with his Kenyan grandmother

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Jon Stewart had a few problems with Obama’s Kenya trip—like how he lectured them on gay rights and women’s rights…despite the fact that Obama stayed totally mum on human rights abuses during a previous trip to Saudi Arabia. He was also amused by the passive aggression exhibited by Obama family members whom he did not […]

Danny DeVito and Jimmy Fallon play flip cup while wearing inflatable fat suits

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Jimmy Fallon is making the game of flip cup two steps greater. He’s adding in inflatable fat suits and the perfect opponent — Danny DeVito. Neither one was particularly good at the game, but their commentary and determination made it worth it. “The best one yet,” Fallon declared. Watch the clip below:

President Obama: ‘I could win’ a third term

In this Sunday, July 26, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama waves goodbye to the crowd, underneath American and Kenyan flags, after delivering a speech at the Safaricom Indoor Arena in the Kasarani area of Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Kenya and Ethiopia, which concluded Tuesday July 28, 2015, was marked by stirring images of throngs of thousands coming out to cheer the motorcade for this first visit by a sitting American president. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

While discussing Africa’s Democratic system in a speech given in Ethiopia, President Barack Obama said 2016 would be his to win if he was allowed to enter the presidential race.  “I have to also say that Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end. Now, let […]

Jimmy Kimmel’s new guessing game: Caitlyn Jenner or The Bachelorette?

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In honor of the premiere of I am Cait–the new E! series documenting Caitlyn Jenner’s transition–Jimmy Kimmel decided to make a new game–Which K(C)aitlyn said it? Caitlyn Jenner, or Kaitlyn from The Bachelorette?  Kimmel also gave his review of I am Cait–particularly Kanye’s cameo. Watch below:

Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

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THE DAILY BEAST — Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!… Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for […]

Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon face off in the toughest lip sync battle yet

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Tom Cruise hasn’t given a television appearance this good since his infamous couch jumping incident on Oprah. On Monday’s The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Cruise faced off in the toughest lip sync battle yet. Cruise killed his rendition of The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” while Fallon went a bit more classic with his song […]

Planned Parenthood President: Pro-life activists filming are the ‘most disgusting part’ of undercover videos

Planned Parenthood President: Pro-life activists filming are the ‘most disgusting part’ of undercover videos

She needs to get her priorities straight. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards isn’t bothered by the undercover videos that show her doctors haggling over the prices of fetal organs, she thinks the “most disgusting part” of this scandal are the people who filmed them. “The most disgusting part of this to me is that these […]

John Oliver blasts unjust mandatory minimum sentencing

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John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]

Lindsey Graham: Trump is appealing to the ‘dark side of American politics’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had some harsh words for Donald Trump — and for those supporting him — Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. The two presidential candidates have had a heated week with Trump even publicly giving out Graham’s cell phone number during a campaign stop, so it wasn’t surprising that Graham took […]

‘Big Second Amendment person’ Donald Trump talks Lafayette shooting on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday and discussed the recent shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana. John Russell Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into a Thursday night showing of “Trainwreck” and opened fire the audience, killing two people and wounding nine with a semi-automatic handgun. Despite his spotty record […]

Planned Parenthood cites a children’s movie to defend itself against undercover videos

In this image released by Universal Pictures, various minion characters appear in a scene from the animated feature, "Minions." (Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

There’s something kind of ironic about an organization caught selling body parts of aborted fetuses using a children’s movie to defend itself against those accusations. Planned Parenthood has been under fire recently after two stomach-churning undercover videos of its officials casually discussing the sale of baby body parts surfaced. In these videos, they do everything from tout their “less […]

California car dealership tries to appeal to Hispanic customers by whacking Trump piñata in new commercial

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A California Nissan dealership is seemingly trying to appeal to its Hispanic customer base by going after Donald Trump…literally. In a commercial obtained by The Blaze,Nissan of Van Nuys general sales manager Martin Cuevas and another man are shown beating up a Trump piñata repeatedly while advertising a deal for a Nissan Altima. Trump piñatas have been […]

Red Alert Podcast #19 – Meghan Keenan on the progressive myths taught to college students

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Campus Coordinator Meghan Keenan talks with host Michael Koolidge about Lawrence Reed’s book Excuse Me, Professor, which debunks 52 ideological myths that are often presented in the classroom, and her own experiences on college campuses. Check out more of the Red Alert Podcast at https://soundcloud.com/red-alert-politics.  

Trump: ‘I identify with some things as a Democrat’

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks to reporters after arriving for a visit to the U.S. Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Now that he’s roiled the Republican Party, is The Donald looking to spread his wings? “I identify with some things as a Democrat,” Trump told MSNBC’s Morning Joe. He said that ”generally speaking” he was “never a Bush fan.” “I have seen things done by Republicans that are not good and are not smart, and […]

#SMH Fridays, Week of July 19


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 […]

Criminal probe sought over Clinton’s emails


THE HILL – The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State, the New York Times reported late Thursday. The request by two inspectors general follows a June 29 memo to State Department Under Secretary of State […]