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

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

Gianno Caldwell Richard Fowler

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 […]

Millennial impact: Obamacare replacement on the fritz even after amendments

Roll your sleeves up and strap in, folks. This roller coaster on Capitol Hill is only getting started. (Photo via AP)

As March Madness continues for college basketball, the real madness is happening on Capitol Hill. This Thursday, the House looks to bring up a vote on the GOP replacement to Obamacare, otherwise known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA). House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News that despite previous rejections, they would be making […]

Donald Trump Jr. slams Chelsea Handler for low-blow pregnancy tweet

Donald Trump, Jr., son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One of the cardinal rules in politics is to attack the families of politicians, since they’re often defenseless and aren’t even in the fight to begin with. Comedienne Chelsea Handler broke that rule on Monday when she tweeted this in response to President Trump’s son, Eric, announcing that he and his wife are expecting a baby […]

Trump: My Twitter is why Kaepernick is unemployed [VIDEO]

Colin Kaepernick can't find work in the NFL. President Trump thinks his own Twitter habits are the reason why. (Photo via AP)

While President Trump has honed in on bringing back jobs to hard-working Americans, there’s one individual who’s having it tougher in today’s economy: former San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick. During a rally on Monday night in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump gave himself a pat on the back as being the main reason why the outspoken and […]

Tomi Lahren suspended over abortion comments

Tomi Lahren has been suspended by TheBlaze, but she might be on her way out the door. (Photo via AP)

The Tomi Lahren era at TheBlaze might be nearing an ugly end. According to the Daily Caller‘s Peter Hasson on Monday, the conservative publication suspended Lahren for a week for her comments made on The View on Friday in which she called pro-life conservatives “hypocrites.” “I am a constitutional, y’know, someone that loves the Constitution,” Lahren […]

Paul Ryan: We’ll make changes to Obamacare replacement [VIDEO]

House Speaker Paul Ryan went from hero to villain with this new health care bill. Any chance he can rally? (Photo via AP)

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been under heavy fire from all directions with respect to his replacement plan to Obamacare/ACA, known as the American Health Care Act. Not only do Democrats hate the plan because of the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment that 24 million people will not have insurance as a result, but the conservative […]

“The fatal conceit”: Dave Brat quotes Hayek to wreck RyanCare [VIDEO]

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Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) doesn’t like the new healthcare bill coming out of Washington and is using libertarian philosophy to smack it down. “What’s wrong with it, in a nutshell, it’s like we’re acting like we can create one-fifth of the national economy and manage it from a federal level top down from D.C.,” Brat said. […]

Donald Trump could spell the end for the Kardashians

Through no fault of his own, Trump could be the catalyst that banishes the Kardashians into the world of the irrelevant. (Photo via AP)

As the country (and the rest of the world) has been glued to their television and phones to watch the events unfold at the White House under President Trump, the biggest loser is probably the one furthest away from politics: the Kardashians. The first family of reality TV aired its season 13 premiere of “Keeping Up […]

Adulting Class: Millennials’ parents failed. Don’t repeat the mistake

AP Photo

Back in December, the New York Post reported that millennials were signing up for Adulting School, which gives young adults the tools to be a full-fledged grown-up for $19.99 a month. Adulting School gives struggling millennials the basics in finance, health & wellness, “make-it & fix-it skills”, and relationships. According to the online magazine Quartz, […]

Chappelle criticizes comedians joining “chorus” bashing Trump

Dave Chappelle has been making a comeback and is due to deliver three comedy specials this year to Netflix. (Photo via Netflix)

Comedians have been rough on President Donald Trump, and there are very few out there who give the man a fair shake. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Dave Chappelle said that while it’s nice to see legends like Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart back on the stand up circuit, […]

Rapper Rick Ross: “I’m happy Donald Trump became president”

Rapper Rick Ross said he's actually happy that Donald Trump is president. Is he trolling? (Photo via Instagram)

Rappers haven’t been shy about what they think of President Donald Trump. From Y.G.’s “FDT (F**k Donald Trump)” to Snoop Dogg firing a fake gun at a clown version of the president, Trump’s not getting a whole lot of love from the hip hop community, with the exception of maybe Kanye West. However, in a […]

Netflix is trashing its rating system after Schumer special tanked

Amy Schumer's new special is so bad Netflix announced they're doing away with their ratings system. (Photo via AP)

Last week, comedienne Amy Schumer’s new special titled “The Leather Special” dropped on Netflix. In light of some scathing reviews, however, the video streaming provider is dropping its 5-star rating system. The Verge reported this week that Netflix will be ditching its 5-star rating system in favor of a “thumbs up, thumbs down” system. “Five stars […]