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How Politics Is Shaping the Debate on Sustainable Energy in the US

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

Last week's mid-term elections in the US underscored the importance of energy issues for the US electorate. Shale gas, the Keystone pipeline, the Clean Climate Plan and EPA carbon regulators were major electoral issues in many US States...

US in for a Killer and a Chiller and a Thriller?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

f polls turn out to be right, the last two years of Obama's presidency are set to make the last four look like an age of mutual civility and respect. The GOP will try to repeal many laws that the Obama administration has enacted in the last six years.

Obama Is Just Too Nice to Be a Good President

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Is it the loss of a Democrat majority in the House? The Republicans stubbornness and inability to compromise? The continuous barriers against Obama's attempts to pass certain Acts? Or is it because the House is filing a law suit against him? (Yes really). Clearly all of these things coupled together worsen the situation, but Obama's main problem is that he's just too nice to be President.

Ferguson - A Country Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

White and Black Americans have fought in one way or another, side by side in the Union Army, in World War I and II, in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, only to return to their own separate neighborhoods, separate houses of worship and their own separate lives. Black and White Americans, for the most part, simply do not live in the same society and do not see the world around them in the same way.

Paul Vale

Palin Urged To Lead Third Party, But Despite Dysfunction No New Force Is Likely In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday conservative activist and commentator Steve Baldwin penned an article for the right-leaning website Barbwire calling for the em...

Does Obama Have a Second Act?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Clearly 2013 was not the year Barack Obama had hoped for as the start of his second term. As with all second terms, President Obama's time to secure his legacy is limited before he becomes a "lame duck" and the nation begins to focus on 2016... He literally must decide what he wants to be remembered for when his time in office is at an end.

US Election Three Ring Circus

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Let's face it, what we Americans take for granted - endless political campaigns rife with cash and a terminal election elimination process rife with guile, distrust and humiliation - even our most politically savvy friends across the Atlantic scratch their collective heads and declare... "When is enough, enough?"

A Chance for Reflection

William Davie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

As the United States recovers from the Government shut down and the fact that the Government nearly defaulted on all its loans, the Republican Party needs to take this opportunity to do some serious soul searching, figure out what its priorities are, and think how it can avoid being wiped out during next year's Midterm Elections.

US Shutdown Has a Hefty International Price Tag

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Factionalism is once again rife in the US. The Republican-led shutdown of the federal government last week is but the latest in a series of politically orchestrated crises designed to erode Barack Obama's domestic legitimacy. Whatever success Republicans achieve domestically, holding the federal government hostage to an extremist minority at home is not cost-free internationally...

US Government Shutdown - The Roots of Discontent

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

On the U.S. government shutdown, it can be hard to pick your way through the millions of words of blather and blame. For anyone who's still paying attention, there are deep roots to the problem.

America's Blatant Violation of the Will of the Founding Fathers

Max Sobell | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

It is such a shame that conveniently the religious right feel they can ignore parts of the ideals of the Founding Fathers. What I find more of a shame is that the Republican Party is slowly becoming synonymous with religion and religious values. There are only a handful of moderate Republicans anymore

Obama, Congress and the Mid-Terms

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

When everyone returns in September, Mr Obama will also be forced to focus on keeping control of the Senate in Democratic hands (which will now be harder than ever) and picking up more seats in the House of Representatives. If he is unsuccessful with these political endeavours in the mid-terms, his legacy will then rest only upon the accomplishments of his first term in office.

LOOK: Politician Wears Back Brace To Stand For Marathon 11-Hour Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

A US politician has spoken non-stop for almost 11 hours to try to scupper an anti-abortion bill. Texas Senator Wendy Davis was not able to eat or g...

People of the World - Look at Berlin

James Davis | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

Standing before the Brandenburg Gate this Wednesday, Obama will no doubt again make use of Kennedy's towering rhetoric. But this time the mood is different; the promise of 2008 itself already lost to history.

Obama Is the New Clegg: Both Helped Kill Mainstream Liberalism

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Jackson Rawlings

The moment Clegg got into bed with Cameron and co. was the moment he relinquished all rights to that kind of balanced assessment. It should never have happened; simple as. A token voting system referendum and a few quid added to a tax threshold doesn't make up for the fact he has lost the student vote for his party.

Time to Worry: Turkey Is Becoming USA

Ziya Meral | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ziya Meral

There is one country Turkey has never been likened to, and yet, the more closely I follow the developments in Turkey, the more I see how valid it is to point out: Turkey is becoming like the USA after 10 years of AK Party rule. What makes me to come up with such a ridiculous observation?

Ned Simons

Obama To Host Cameron At White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Barack Obama will host David Cameron at the White House on Monday; with Syria, terrorism and the global economy set to top the agenda. The meeting...

The Justice and Security Bill and the Threat to Accountability

Thomas Grant | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

The bill, under this light, can be seen as an effective and convenient way to get rid of claims which shines scrutiny over British intelligence agencies. This will no doubt be a win for the security establishment as it will become harder for accountability and transparency to be reached amongst claims against them

No Deal For Obama

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK

Barack Obama has reluctantly ordered huge spending cuts after failing to reach an agreement with his Republican opponents. The US President could n...

The Do-Nothing Congress Did More

William Davie | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

The job of any politician be they an MP, a Representative or a Senator, or whatever is to serve the general public. It's not a case of they elect you, and then you get to do what you like until the next election.

Obama vs GOP Congress - Game On

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

This week both President Obama and the newly elected 113th Congress return to Washington to try once again to do the people's business. We start with a strengthened Obama administration and a rather weakened Republican Party and possibly an even more weakened house speaker John Boehner.

It's Time for Washington to Think Strategically

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Investors were clearly thinking along traditional lines last week and wanted Romney, but the Obama victory doesn't have to be such a bad result for them. Chances of reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff have increased a little bit with the outcome of these elections. And the outlook for getting to a more comprehensive agreement on getting back on a healthy fiscal track have improved somewhat with a second-term president and less power for the Tea Party.

Obama Must Make Good on His Election Promises

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The American people spoke and sent a message to Washington - and it was more decisive than it has been in a while.

Red State/Blue State

Rajal Pitroda | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rajal Pitroda

We may be red states and blue states, but we also may want more in common than we think, and that's important to remember regardless of who we elect as president.

Super PACs - A Waste of Time?

Iain Anderson | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

One thing is for certain, however. In 2012, super PAC politics proved ineffective when faced with a massive Obama turnout/campaign machine that was able to mobilize the base and push huge numbers of supporters to wait in line and vote for the incumbent. It appears that grassroots efforts and microtargeting, as old school as these electoral methods may appear, trumped the new, emerging brand of super PAC politics. Good.