Siraj Hashmi

Siraj Hashmi

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Assistant Editor

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shashmi@redalertpolitics.com

Siraj is the assistant editor at Red Alert Politics. He was born in Hartford, CT where he grew up. He also lived in Lahore, Pakistan during a part of his childhood. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from Dickinson College.

He still remembers the sad depressing day when the Hartford Whalers left town, but has been rewarded with multiple championship celebrations between the UConn Huskies, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Arsenal FC.

Articles From Siraj

Dems betrayed: Mayor vetoes $15 minimum wage after learning facts [VIDEO]

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh did what was right for her city, but now her liberal supporters are out for her head. (Photo via WBAL)

It’s typical for politicians once they’re elected to go back on some of the promises they made on the campaign trail. However, none of them are more noticeable than Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s recent blocking of a City Council bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. On Friday, Pugh, who assumed office in […]

“Broken Arrow Badass”: Son uses AR-15 to protect family home [VIDEO]

A homeowner's son is a hero after protecting his family from a home invasion on Monday using an AR-15. (Photo via Tulsa World)

A string of burglaries may have met its end on Monday afternoon after three burglars were killed in the small town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (15 miles southeast of Tulsa) when a homeowner’s son opened fire on them using an AR-15. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner’s 23-year-old son, who has not […]

Millennials reward Maddow’s conspiracy journalism

Rachel Maddow's gaffe on Trump's tax returns proves there's no punishment for shoddy journalism. (Photo via MSNBC)

Rachel Maddow is proving that in the age of Trump, you can trip, but still somehow fall upwards. The MSNBC host was the most watched cable news host in the coveted 25-54 demographic for the third straight week. This comes after Maddow tweeted on March 14th to her audience that she has a copy of […]

Students refuse to reward professor who called Trump’s win an “act of terrorism”

The OCC professor who was honored for calling Trump's win an "act of terrorism" by her colleagues is getting the cold shoulder from her students. (Photo via OC Weekly)

Back when Donald Trump won the presidency in November, Olga Perez Stable Cox told her class at Orange Coast College that his victory was an “act of terrorism.” Her comments were recorded, and the student who filmed it was suspended. Earlier this month, Cox was awarded the “Faculty Member of the Year” honors by a […]

Rand Paul exposes Senators who ‘want to send your kids to war’ [VIDEO]

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted the 97 senators who voted "yes" to add Montenegro to NATO, which can result in more war. (Photo via C-SPAN)

Roughly two weeks ago in the Senate, John McCain accused Rand Paul of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin when the Kentucky Senator objected to a motion to add the Balkan nation Montenegro to NATO. Paul initially voiced his objection and then left the Senate floor without giving a reason, prompting the Arizona senator to […]

Punk rock legend: Trump is a “political sex pistol”

Donald Trump through no fault of his own is a punk rock legend, says punk rock legend Johnny Rotten. (Photo via ITV)

President Trump has many fans around the globe. None of them, however, are as big or well-known as punk rock legend and former Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Lydon, better known by his stage name Johnny Rotten. The English punk rocker, who’s now a U.S. citizen, went on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” to promote his new limited […]

How government is thwarting young entrepreneurs’ side hustle [VIDEO]

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Millennials are one of the most entrepreneurial generations in American history. However, big government is thwarting efforts by young Americans to make “a side hustle.” Patrice Lee Onwuka, the national spokeswoman for Generation Opportunity, told Red Alert Politics that licensing laws are preventing millennials from starting their own small businesses. “We want to see young people […]

Triggered: Chelsea Clinton upset by Lincoln in Trump hat

Chelsea Clinton can't handle that Republicans would photoshop a MAGA hat onto Abraham Lincoln. (Photo via Twitter)

Someone needs to hug former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, and let her know everything’s going to be okay. On Saturday, Clinton took to Twitter to share her disbelief that our 16th President Abraham Lincoln would wear a “Make America Great Again” hat. Please tell me this is photoshopped. Please? https://t.co/WezDQx6IvT— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 25, […]

After AHCA fails, Sanders offers Trump single-payer bill [VIDEO]

Sen. Bernie Sanders has the chutzpah to use a Trump tweet on the Senate floor, why not introduce a single-payer "Medicare for all" bill in the Senate? (Photo via C-SPAN)

After the failure of the American Health Care Act in the House on Friday, Bernie Sanders is looking to capitalize in the Senate. The Vermont Senator appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday with Dana Bash where he announced he will introduce a “Medicare-for-all” single payer bill with the hopes of getting to […]

Wrestling star Kane running for office

Kane, aka Glenn Jacobs, is planning to run for mayor in Knox County, Tennessee. Is he benefitting from the Trump bump? (Photo via WBIR)

The post-Trump floodgates have opened up, and now it seems every non-politician is entering the fray, including WWE superstars. Wrestling giant Kane, also known as Glenn Jacobs, has filed paperwork with the Knox County Election Board to run for mayor, according to WBIR Knoxville. Jacobs, who will run as a Republican, but identifies as a libertarian, […]

Report: Tomi Lahren ‘banned permanently’ from The Blaze

Tomi Lahren's days at TheBlaze are over according to a new report. (Photo via TheBlaze)

The end is nigh for Tomi Lahren at TheBlaze. Last week, it was reported that Glenn Beck has suspended his biggest millennial star from producing her show “Tomi” on TheBlaze. Now, according to a report by the New York Post’s Page Six, Lahren has been “banned permanently” by the publication for her flip-flop on abortion. Associates […]

Healthcare bill pulled due to lack of votes: A win in the long run?

Paul Ryan's horrible, no good, very bad day. (Photo via AP)

The “nightmare” known as Obamacare will remain the law of the land as House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the America Health Care Act bill before its scheduled 3:30 pm vote on the House floor on Friday. The House bill needed 216 votes to pass the Obamacare replacement plan, but the House Freedom Caucus along with […]

Rapper Kendrick Lamar calls Trump a “chump” in new song

In his latest song, Kendrick Lamar called President Trump a 'chump' and a plant for Russia. (Photo via FilmMagic)

President Trump’s rough patch with the hip hop community continued on Thursday night when Kendrick Lamar released his new song “The Heart Pt. IV.” Apart from dissing other prominent rappers like Drake and Big Sean, Lamar goes right after Trump in his first single since he was elected and sworn in to office. In the […]

Muslims rally for London attack victims, raise big funds online

Crowds gather at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday's attack, at Trafalgar Square in London, Thursday, March 23, 2017. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain's Parliament. Mayor Sadiq Khan called for Londoners to attend a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square on Thursday evening in solidarity with the victims and their families and to show that London remains united. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The terrorist attack at the Bridge of Westminster and Parliament Square on Wednesday that claimed the lives of four people and injured 50 others was a shock to the city of London and the entire United Kingdom. However, one man, who was inside the Palace of Westminster during the attack, decided to use the resources available to […]

‘Bruh, you’re from Evanston’ guy: Trump genuinely wants to help Chicago

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Back in February, President Trump posted a tweet that sent the city of Chicago into a tizzy when he mentioned sending in the Feds to stop the violence. If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!— Donald […]

Report: Speaker Ryan to postpone AHCA Obamacare repeal vote

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) is standing firm against the AHCA, and has caused the House to postpone its initial vote. (Photo via AP)

It’s taken Republicans seven years to correct the “disaster” known as Obamacare, and even then, they still can’t come to an agreement. After several meetings between President Trump and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and the rest of the House Freedom Caucus, numerous GOP sources confirmed on Thursday afternoon that House GOP leaders would be postponing the […]

Team USA manager on WBC: We were trying to make America great again [VIDEO]

The U.S. team celebrates an 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the final of the World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Before Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States, Team USA was winless in the World Baseball Classic. That all changed on Wednesday night when the United States shut out Puerto Rico in the WBC championship game, 8-0, giving them their first title in the competition. Team USA manager Jim Leyland […]

18-year-old freshman? Rockville Superintendent can’t explain why

Two Rockville High School students (17 and 18-years-old) were charged with first degree rape of their 14 -year-old female classmate. (Photo via Blue Lives Matter)

A brutal rape case in which two Rockville high school students assaulted their female classmate has made national headlines for how President Donald Trump plans to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. However, a question that’s been buried in all of this is how school administrators and educators are dealing with unauthorized immigrants. Police have charged […]

Epic troll: “Fearless girl” statue decorated in Trump gear

The "Fearless Girl" statue of Wall Street revealed her true self as a Trump supporter this week. Congratulations! (Photo via Gothamist)

Remember that “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street staring down the “Charging Bull?” Well, she’s a Trump supporter now. The Gothamist reported this week that the statue of a young girl installed earlier this month as a publicity stunt donned a “Make America Great Again” hat along with other pro-Trump gear. The statue was erected […]

For what? At 37, Chelsea Clinton to receive “Lifetime Impact” award

What has Chelsea Clinton done to receive such an honor? Not a lot actually (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

The people said “no” to the media when they tried to force Clinton down our throats. Nevertheless, they persisted. Variety magazine will be honoring famous former First Daughter and “future Congresswoman” Chelsea Clinton, 37, with the Lifetime Impact award for her humanitarian work over the years. The event, which is co-sponsored with Lifetime, will pay tribute […]