Kelsey Osterman

Kelsey Osterman


Opinion Editor


Fun Fact

Kelsey and her fiancé, Henry, met on Twitter.

Kelsey is the Opinion Editor at Red Alert Politics. She was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., but moved to the District shortly after graduating from college. She attended Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., and received a bachelor's degree in print journalism and a minor in biblical and theological studies. Kelsey has been a guest on "The Michael Koolidge Show" and "The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann" on Russia Today. She's also a complete coffee addict. Follow her on Twitter at @kelseyosterman.

Articles From Kelsey

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has “never been a more transparent administration.”

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama’s toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

Jill Biden reveals why she married Joe: “I fell in love with the boys first”

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden didn’t marry Vice President Joe Biden for his sense of humor — instead, she “fell in love” with his two sons first.

Joe Biden’s first Instagram photo: A man and his sunglasses

Joe Biden first Instagram aviators

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram — and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sing Pitbull’s ‘Timber’

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Who knew that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were such good singers?

Would you work the #WorldsToughestJob for no pay?

World's Toughest Job fake interview video

Would you work 24 hours a day with no breaks — for free? That’s what one job interviewer wanted to know as he screened applicants for a director of operations role. But little did the interviewees know, it was all fake.

The epic Nicholas Cage art show you have to see

Photo via John Metcalfe, Atlantic Cities

Yes, someone curated an art show entirely of pieces featuring actor Nicolas Cage. And it’s amazing.

Campaign ad: John Boehner has “electile disfunction”

J.D. Winteregg Boehner electile dysfunction

The Speaker of the House’s primary challenger wants voters to consider an important question: Does John Boehner (R-Ohio) have electile dysfunction?

The cop show the world needed: Undercover Sharpton

Undercover Sharpton SNL

Thanks to Saturday Night Live, the world finally has the cop show it needed: Undercover Sharpton.

Sebelius: WH didn’t oversell Obamacare

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Resigning Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius doesn’t think the White House oversold the Affordable Care Act, despite the initial problems with

Jon Stewart smashes Hannity for spring break coverage

Jon Stewart Spring Break Hannity

Yes, Sean Hannity did spend several episodes of his Fox News show discussing the horrors that are spring break for young people. And yes, comedian Jon Stewart did tear down Hannity’s coverage piece-by-piece in a hilariously epic segment on Wednesday night.

Jon Stewart: Dick Cheney is the “Wilford Brimley of torture”

Jon Stewart Dick Cheney

Comedian Jon Stewart slammed former Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday, mockingly dubbing him the “Wilford Brimley of torture” for his stance on waterboarding.

Why Boomer Esiason should keep his trap shut about C-sections

Boomer Esiason

Sports announcer and former NFL player Boomer Esiason recently said on his radio show that he doesn’t support Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy’s choice to take paternity leave to be with his wife and newborn son. Instead, Esiason suggested that he should have forced his wife to get a C-section prior to Opening Day.

But Esiason should keep quiet about C-sections — and he definitely needs to apologize.

Bob Costas makes a wager with his pro-gun critics

Bob Costas and Seth Meyers Late Night

Sports announcer Bob Costas has a wager for gun advocates: Let’s keep track of the number of constructive incidents involving athletes and guns and the number of tragedies — and let’s see who wins.

Stephen Colbert’s solution for the GOP on Obamacare: “April Fools!”

Stephen Colbert

After Obamacare enrollment exceeded the necessary amount on Tuesday, comedian Stephen Colbert came up with a solution for how the Republicans can avoid looking bad: “April Fools!”

Samuel L. Jackson recites epic slam poem about ‘Boy Meets World’

Samuel L. Jackson Tonight Show slam poem Boy Meets World

Even though he’s never seen an episode of the show, actor Samuel L. Jackson can do a pretty mean slam poem about Boy Meets World.

Sen. Angus King: “There’s no such thing as Obamacare”

Sen. Angus King Maine

When it comes right down to it, there really is “no such thing as Obamacare,” according to Sen. Angus King (I-Maine).

OFA accuses Koch brothers group of bribing college kids with booze

Organizing for Action

Organizing for Action is accusing a Koch brothers group of bribing college kids to opt out of Obamacare — and supposedly using free booze to do it.

D.C. college students can’t name even one U.S. Senator

Dan Jopseh Media Research Center name a U.S. Senator

In the most pathetic video you’ll probably see all day, the Media Research Center‘s Dan Joseph proves that college kids can’t name even one United States Senator.

Even worse, those kids go to school in Washington, D.C.

The 5 best moments from Jimmy Carter’s intervew with Stephen Colbert

President Jimmy Carter The Colbert Report

Former President Jimmy Carter has written yet another book, which means the 89-year-old is making the promotional rounds on various TV shows. And on Tuesday night, he stopped by The Colbert Report, where the Democrat traded jabs and jokes with host Stephen Colbert during a truly memorable interview.