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2012: The Year In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It's been quite a year, we think you'll agree. Especially if you're an otter who happens to look like Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, from animal lookal...

Happy Birthday To The Ultimate Political Weapon

Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Politics

It's hard to imagine when it was invented on this day 109 years ago that the ice cream cone would become the trusted weapon of choice for politicians....

The Lesson of US 2012 for British Tories: Appeal to the Middle Class or Someone Else Will

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Cameron shares Romney's liabilities as much as his strengths. Neither leader has made any convincing attempt to mitigate the message of austerity. In this global economy, any responsible politician knows government has got to spend less and/or bring in more.

All Change for the Republic: A Case for the Reformation of the Republican Party

James Lancaster | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
James Lancaster

The Republican Party is still relying on the youth of yesterday, which was captured by Ronald Reagan. These voters have grown older and matured into the backbone of the Republican vote. Barack Obama has managed to capture the youth of today who will become core Democrat voters.

PHOTO: Obama Accepts Romney's Concession

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

A new photograph from election night last month has been released - the first showing Barack Obama accepting Mitt Romney's concession. The photo, ...

CONSUMERS DON'T CARE!!! (And Other Lessons From the US Elections)

Ian Edwards | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK
Ian Edwards

Now the dust has settled on the US election and Obama is sitting back in the Oval office smoking a 'victory cigar' (actually, I'm pretty sure no president smokes real cigars anymore!) what are the lessons for advertisers?

Obama - Let's Make a Deal

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

It seems like the election may have had a real affect on the general attitude here in Washington.

The Week In (Silly) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Comedy

From Bublé to Boris, from Merkel to Miliband, check out this week's round-up of snaps that have been making us giggle......

Mitt Romney Rides A Disneyland Roller Coaster (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Politics

Things to do after your bid to become the most powerful man in the world fails; thank your donors, fill up your car with petrol, go to Disneyland and ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 21st November 2012

Elliot Wagland | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. Follow ...

WATCH: Sulky Kid Is Inconsolable Over Obama's Victory

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Remember Mitt Romney? Oh come on! You must do: slick-looking fella, binders full of women, has a bit of a thing for Big Bird... No? Oh well. Maybe he'...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 16 November, 2012

Paddy Duffy | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

You'd think after the election last week there would be a bit of a lull in proceedings this week, especially in the States. Oh, hell no.

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.

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners? Don't Be Fooled, This Isn't About Devolving Power to Local Communities

Thomas Midlane | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The idea that this is a genuine exercise in localism just simply isn't credible, because the coalition is only interested in devolving power to two sectors: the private and the voluntary. If you want to know what Cameron and Osborne really think of local government, go and count the number of empty offices at council buildings across the land.

World Waits on Clinton's Successor, But What Will She do Next?

Darren Ennis | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Darren Ennis

So what next for Hillary? In the short term we don't know, but in the long term she will run for President in 2016. This has always remained her ambition despite her 2008 defeat when she faced more than just a candidate. She lost out to an ideology, the hysteria, glitz and glamour. She and Bill know that she has the capability and financial backing to annihilate a Romney or McCain.

Cartoon: Four 'Mo' Years

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Here's my illustrated tribute to a very memorable week.obama

Felicity A Morse

Abu Qatada Or Mitt Romney For The BBC's Next DG? | Felicity A Morse | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Following George Entwistle's resignation from the BBC speculation has been rife over who will take up the top job. Media commentators have weighed...

George Osborne Tells Tories To Support Gay Marriage Or Lose

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has warned the Conservative Party that it risks losing reelection if it fails to support gay marriage and is seen to be anti-women. ...

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.

Election Diary 2012: Obama Wins!

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Politics
Laura Dunn

I feel very privileged and lucky to have been in Washington at a time of such importance and excitement. Speaking to many individuals it was evident that the result of this election was perhaps even more important than 2008. President Obama delivered a decisive victory, confirming his presidency for a further four years, with the American people choosing a clearly defined domestic and foreign path for their country.

The Republican Path to 2016

Eddy Evans | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Eddy Evans

The Republicans need to be careful about making token gestures, either in terms of legislation or candidates. They need deep, and sustained outreach over many years and a new constructive approach to policymaking in this area if they are to be credible and successful.

A Republican Post-Mortem: It's Demography, Stupid!

Joseph Yackley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Yackley

The exit polling data is clear. Apart from political party, no other measure explains the outcome of the election more than race and ethnicity. Not gender, not religion, not age.

President Obama's Olympic Moment Makes Martin Luther King Dream Come True

Hugh Salmon | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

In Barack Obama, Martin Luther King's dream has come true.

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.