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Does the US Congress Represent LGBT Americans?

Cai Wilshaw | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Wilshaw

Washington DC - the seat of power, the home to US political hard-hitters - and in some respects, a very gay Capitol indeed. LGBT staffers are commonplace in the political centre of DC, and indeed LGBT Congressional Staffers meet up on a regular basis for work and for pleasure...

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.

‘There Are No Limits': Blind Man Solves Rubik's Cube Puzzle

Caters News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A blind man has solved a Rubik’s Cube – nine months after he began the puzzle. Sameer Doshi modified the 3-D brain-teaser using tabs of Velcro...

Dick Cheney And Henry Kissinger To Join Other US Republicans At Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics

Former US vice president Dick Cheney and former American secretary of state Henry Kissinger are expected to attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral on Wedn...

The Sequester Asteroid Plunges Toward Washington as Congress Gets Out of Town

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The sequester was a legislative tool designed to scare the Congress into doing its job. It clearly seems to have failed to produce this result. If it goes into effect, the sequester means across the board cuts in every agency of federal government with no ability to control what is cut and what is not.

SOTU: Obama's Main Event

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Will it have thrills and spills of a NASCAR race? Or will it have the numbing predictability akin to watching partisan paint drying?

Has the GOP Become the Grand 'Old' Party?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The battle over the Hagel nomination is really a 'proxy war' for control of the Republican Party.

About Super Coins, Cliffs, and Ceilings

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The next fiscal crisis is set for February or March. Paul Krugman is pleading for minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to avert gloom and doom. Ideas like these help put a smile on your face in difficult times, but how will the fiscal saga really evolve?

Can Obama Save the US Economy?

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Amarjot Sidhu

A teetering world economy. An economic crises for which solutions remain unknown. The leader of the free market world potentially having a gridlocked political system. I think there's only one thing that can be said here: good luck Mr. Obama.

Demographic Anxiety and the US Election

Ben Bankhurst | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Bankhurst

The assumption that white America is somehow both culturally and politically the 'real' or 'traditional' America is absurd. White America as some unchanging monolith does not exist. It never has.

Will We See a Greener President During Obama's Second and Final Term?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As the election results started to come in on Tuesday night, the world held its breath and questioned whether it would avoid the disaster of a Romney ...

WATCH: Is This The Most Spectacular Political Rant Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

We're sure that, if you're a right-wing American, the video above is a wonderful example of an impassioned man standing up for his beliefs. To us l...

A Christmas Day Thank You

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

During this contentious political season with all that has been said about the anger, hatred and the disgust we American's have for one another - let me say on this Christmas morning - that I have never been prouder to be one of over three hundred million Americans who still believes in this great and ever-evolving democratic experiment.

Shot US Congresswoman Returns To House For Debt Vote

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

Gabrielle Giffords, the American congresswoman who was shot in the head at close range earlier this year, returned to the House of Representatives for...