John Boehner

US Republican Targeted With 'Electile Dysfunction' Campaign Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is facing a primary challenge in Ohio. His Tea Party opponent, J.D...

A Simple Guide To Why Washington Came So Close To Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Politics

After 16 days of shutdown and having come within a day of breaching the debt ceiling, Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to reopen the US govern...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Politicians Vs The Police Over 'Plebgate'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 16 October 2013... 1) POLITICIANS VS THE POLICE OVER 'PLEBGATE' Momentum is now clearly building i...

Ned Simons

Hillary Clinton Condemns 'Distressing' US Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics

Hillary Clinton has raised concerns about the "distressing" shutdown of the United States federal government amidst several international crises and d...

Intervening In Syria Is the Right Thing to Do - That's Why So Many People Are Against It

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

The coalition of the willing done a good job of creating just the opposite, seemingly. Large majorities in both the UK and US still do not support attacking Syria, and it is those most passionate about politics who seem to most object. For the antiwar left, any use of force by the West is neo-imperialism and repeats the mistakes of ten years ago...

Does America Understand the War it's About to Enter?

Nash Riggins | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

It seems the world police have called Syria's bluff. CIA-trained operatives have been deployed on the ground to help bolster the country's rebel forces, and Barack Obama is now within inches of attaining what David Cameron so embarrassingly failed to achieve in Britain: Congressional approval to fire a few hundred cruise missiles at Bashar al-Assad's living room.

Chief Ban Ki Moon Warns Obama Intervention In Syria Would 'Unleash More Turmoil'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK

The United Nations has warned Barack Obama that the US should not carry out "punitive" strikes against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons. ...

The Republican Party Needs Its Very Own Reformation

Robert Simpson | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Simpson

Chris Christie, despite some obvious obstacles, has managed to successfully create a blue print for how a modern conservative leader can stay relevant and popular whilst seeing through real conservative policies.

Mehdi Hasan

U.S. Set To Repeat Europe's Austerity Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics

“Insanity,” as Albert Einstein is said to have once remarked, “is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” ...

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?

Continental Drift - Political Risks Ahead

Iain Anderson | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Many of the risks in the year ahead could be the result of what might be characterised as drift. A lack of leadership and political will that leaves nations and regions without a clear strategy to solve serious long-term challenges. And in the sense of drifting apart through a divergence of interests over time.

Obama-Boehner Dilemma

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

There are less than two weeks left for the Obama Administration and Congress to reach a deal to avoid the Fiscal Cliff. There are clearly two games going on here - one is purely political (who gets the credit and who gets the blame) and the other is actual deal making.

Obama-Boehner Dilemma

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

There are less than two weeks left for the Obama Administration and Congress to reach a deal to avoid the Fiscal Cliff. There are clearly two games going on here - one is purely political (who gets the credit and who gets the blame) and the other is actual deal making.

Washington Notebook: Too Close for Comfort

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

To prevent a default at the eleventh hour Obama may have relinquished the last arrow in his political quiver by agreeing to deep cuts in government spending which some economists believe might jeopardise this fragile recovery.

Republicans Scramble To Rewrite Debt Plan Following Figures Bungle

Guardian | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK

The Republican Party has had to re-write its plans to lift the US debt ceiling after miscalculating the spending cuts included in their proposal by al...

World Markets Fall Over US Debt Deal Fears

Daily Telegraph | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK

European and Asian markets dropped as US lawmakers remained deadlocked over a deal to raise Washington's debt limit that is crucial to avoid a US defa...

LIVE UPDATES: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 30.09.2011 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S....