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Newt Gingrich Invited To Margaret Thatcher's Funeral

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

The former Republican leader of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, has been invited to attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral. ...

'A Whole Lotta... Wrong?' - The Troubled Relationship Between Music And Politics

James Wallace | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
James Wallace

For some reason music and politics, or more specifically politicians and music, just do not seem to fit, but not through want of trying.

Gay Marriage in 2013: Will the Church Be Left Behind by History?

Adam Forrest | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Forrest

Very few today would welcome a return to the days when homosexuality was the 'disease' that dare not speak its name. In much of Britain today, same-sex relationships are fast-becoming a matter of shoulder-shrugging ordinariness. If secular society is moving away from discrimination on the basis of sexuality, it seems many Christians are also beginning a journey of their own in the same direction. If the Church of England insists on 'this far and no further', it might find itself cut adrift from the life of the nation, and from very many people of faith.

Can Romney Beat Obama in November and be the Next President of the United States?

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

No.But since you asked, and for those of you are not that interested but want to sound like you have been reading the Washington Post everyday, then here is a summary as to why he wont win in ten easy steps...

Washington Notebook: The Republican Ragged Race to Tampa

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The Republican four man presidential nomination 'food fight' has come to an end with Rick Santorum's latest impressive wins. 'Rocky' Santorum has managed to muscle this Republican primary bout into a two man slugfest.

The Republican Primaries are Identical to the TV Show The Biggest Loser

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

It occurred to me the other day that the Republican Primaries have become identical to the TV show The Biggest Loser. At the start of the Biggest Loser, fat people stand in front of their friends and family, announce they want to lose weight and then troop off to do something about it.

Bookies Halve Odds Of Palin Mounting A Late White House Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics

Rumours are circulating in the US that Republican firebrand Sarah Palin could be about to mount a late bid for the White House. Bookmakers William ...

America, Forget Politics, Choose your President Based on Their Merchandise

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

The merits of Obamacare, how to fix the economy, taxing the super rich, cutting the deficit, balancing the budget. Let's face it does anyone really listen to what the candidates are saying on these issues anymore? The Republicans hate Obama but right now they hate each other too and without a front runner, all of the candidates and issues are just turning into one homogenous political advert of bitterness and hate.

The Republican Primary: Are We Better Off Now Than We Were Four Years Ago?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Politics
The Cambridge Union Society

If there is one hard and fast rule about this year's primary, it's this: there are no hard and fast rules. In fact, as the 2012 Republican primary progresses, it increasingly resembles the 2008 Democrat primary.

On Lunar Bases and Lunatics

Kyle Victor | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK
Kyle Victor

One of my favorite quirks of the English language is that the words lunar and lunatic both derive from the same Latin root; the connection, of course,...

What Cameron Can Learn From Gingrich

James Moran | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Comedy
James Moran

This week, I've travelled to Miami - the city about which Will Smith wrote his smash hit, "Men In Black". Also the city that, very soon, could seal the fate of the Republican nomination/might not.

New Poll Confirms Gingrich Florida Surge

Posted 25.01.2012 | Home

Newt Gingrich's Republican nomination prospects have surged as a new poll confirmed that victory in the South Carolina primary produced a "big jump" i...

Newt Blow-Out! But Can He Go the Distance?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

Suffering the chants of "Newt Can Win" and "USA USA" all the commentators who thought South Carolina would hand Mitt Romney the brass ring and a ticket to ride to the nomination -- it's time to eat crow!

The Iowa Test: State of Play

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 03.03.2012 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

As I write this blog I am headed to Iowa with less than two days until the first caucuses take place. The Iowa Caucuses are the official beginning of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination and where the rubber meets the road.

Thank You, Newt Gingrich: Finally a Republican is Talking Sense on Immigration

Kyle Victor | Posted 14.02.2012 | Home
Kyle Victor

For all the stark differences between British and American political cultures (universal health care, anyone?), the two transatlantic societies have one thing in common: large majorities in both nations don't seem to be too enthusiastic about immigration. And in both the UK and the US, the public is demanding that politicians take drastic measures to cauterise the inflow of people.

Legal Electoral Fraud in the USA?

Rizwan Syed | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Politics
Rizwan Syed

Many cite cyber-politics as a positive. They increase voting numbers, encourage voter-orientated campaigning by allowing for voter-feedback and encourage political involvement in general. But cyber-politics has its dark side. Like all other aspects of politics, corruption is sinking in.