2016 éLection

The Conspiracy Theorist-In-Chief

Paul Vale | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Trump and Carson are exploiting a very American flavor of disgruntlement -- the obsessed, conspiratorial mindset of a pocket of the population besieged by paranoia and a fear of the hidden hand. Whereas the billionaire property tycoon is peddling empty optimism, Carson's campaign has the hue of an Internet comment board.

Larry David Takes On The Role He Was Born To Play

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK Comedy

He's best known for creating genre-bending sitcom 'Seinfeld' and starring in his own cringe-inducing show 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. But now Larry Dav...

The End Of Days Is 'Getting Closer'... But He Still Wants To Be President

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The man running high in the polls to be the Republican presidential nominee believes the end of the world is nigh. Whereas apocalyptic ram...

Presidential Candidate Thinks Charles Darwin Was Possessed By A Spooky Ghost

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- A leading candidate in the Republican presidential race believes a spooky ghost possessed Charles Darwin. Dr Ben Carson, a retired neu...

150,000 Call For Jon Stewart To Moderate A Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics

Jon Stewart's retirement may be swiftly curtailed after thousands signed an online petition demanding the former host moderate a presidential debate a...

Clinton Goes Big On Climate Change With Half-Billion Solar Panels Pledge

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The sidestepping of climate change by Republican presidential candidates has been marked in recent months with many either dismissing the ...

American Religious Conservatives Are Seething About Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- While much of America rejoiced Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry across all 50 states, the coun...

Open Letter to All Potential Mayoral Candidates (A Response Would Be Nice)

Kenny Imafidon | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kenny Imafidon

Despite London being home to thousands of millionaires, over a 100 billionaires and the business centre of Europe, poverty is a big problem here... with all the prosperity going on in our capital, almost 65,000 people are using food banks to survive.

US Election 2016 - Do Millennials Hold the Key?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The real story of this next election cycle will be that of a "generational war" and the passing of the torch to the next generation... Although they have not been as reliable a voting block as the seniors or boomers, their involvement in the electoral process was part of the reason that Barack Obama won in 2008.

He's NOT Going For The Hat-Trick

AP/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- After two wretched failures, Mitt Romney is NOT running for President. To repeat: Mitt Romney, the man who believes that 47% of Americ...

Has Joni Ernst Just Become the Front-runner for Running Mate Selection?

Max Sobell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Ernst, 44, is the Junior Senator for Iowa, elected in the recent midterms, having served as a State Senator prior to this. Despite lacking political experience in the Capitol and in frontline politics generally, she checks multiple boxes for a potential running-mate in 2016.

Everyone Hates Mitt Romney

Paul Vale | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

Even Romney can spot that inequality is the current cause célèbre. However shoehorning a man who once said "corporations are people" into Russell Brand's "doyen of the downtrodden" plimsolls will be a Sisyphean task. It would be easier for Donald Trump to run as an African-American, or Hillary as a man.

Position Available: President Of The United States 2016

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Unless Joe Biden decides to run, 2016 will be another wide open presidential contest just like 2008. There will be no incumbent or VP seeking their party's nomination.

Iron Man in Winter: How Alben Barkley Helped Harry Truman Win the 1948 Election

Philip White | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics
Philip White

The scrappy old duo of Truman and Barkley outworked and out-punched their younger, meeker Republican opponents across the country, toiling right up until Election Day, even as their opponents rested up. The results? Truman stayed in the White House and the Democrats kicked out the "do nothing" Congress. So maybe the VP choice isn't (always) just an afterthought, at least not when they're made of iron. 2016 election hopefuls take note.

I Like Ike - Military Presidential Candidates From Eisenhower to Tom Cotton

Philip White | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

In the election year of 1948, Republican Party bigwigs were feeling pretty pleased with themselves. President Harry Truman's Democratic Party was spli...

Why Elizabeth Warren Should Take on Hillary Clinton and Run for the US Presidency

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Will Warren dare to run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the presidency? She repeatedly tells reporters that she is "not running" for president, but hasn't ruled it out. She is 64. If Clinton runs, wins and serves two terms, there won't be a White House vacancy until 2024, when the Massachusetts senator will be 75. It's 2016 or never.

Campaigner-in-Chief Bill Clinton Makes Way for Hillary

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Did anyone ever think that Bill Clinton, perhaps the greatest politician of our time, even rivaling LBJ, would ever go "gently into that good night"? WJC now seems to be in his element, relishing the fact that GOP hitman-in-chief Karl Rove has thrown down his chain-mailed gauntlet and gone after his beloved Hillary, questioning her health and ability to serve as president.

Why Two Lanes Of Traffic Could Influence The 2016 Election

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Since becoming governor of the American state of New Jersey in late 2009, Chris Christie, a straight-talking former attorney from the city of Newark, ...

Why the Electoral College Works

Courtney Mower | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Courtney Mower

I acknowledge the Electoral college system may not be perfect, but it has many positive features and for now it's the best option the United States has.

Who Will Be Running for the Republicans in 2016?

Nick Purves | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Purves

Following on from looking at who will be running for the Democrats in four years time, these are some of the likely Republican contenders in the event of a Romney loss.

Who Will Be Running for the Democrats in 2016?

Nick Purves | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Purves

If President Obama loses this year, it is highly unlikely that he will run again in 2016. Only one president in US history has served non-consecutive terms and Obama would leave office with the perception that he was the man who failed to get the American economy going again. So it will be left to others to put themselves forward as possible candidates.