President Obama

Fighting the Urge to Overreact

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

In his speech last night, the President stated that the United States had a 'responsibility to lead', and that the values of freedom, justice, and dignity underpin American leadership in an uncertain world. Adherence to these principles has been found wanting in recent years; let's hope that policymakers remember them while they search for a comprehensive response to the Islamic State's provocations.

Man Dressed As Pokemon Attempts To Storm The White House

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech

A man wearing a Pikachu hat and a stuffed Pikachu backpack has been taken into custody after jumping the north lawn fence of the White House and walki...

This Bored Child Could Not Care Less About Meeting Barack Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK

We've all been there, that feeling of unadulterated boredom that comes when forced into your smartest clothes and involuntarily made to mingle with pe...

The Incredible Moment A Family Ran Into An Unexpected Visitor At Stonehenge

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

Barack Obama made a family' s day when he swapped "banter" with three young boys during his sightseeing trip to Stonehenge, their mother has said. ...

Fox News Play Politics With Steven Sotloff's 'Beheading'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Fox News waited less than an hour to use the tragic news of the "beheading" of US journalist Steven Sotloff to blame President Obama for the killing. ...

Teaming Up with Assad to Fight ISIS Is a Very Bad Idea

Nehad Ismail | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Last year David Cameron pledged his support to President Obama in confronting the Syrian regime. The pledge was wrecked by Ed Miliband, for narrow political advantage. Had action been taken a year ago, we wouldn't have heard of ISIL/ISIS and its latest incarnation, so-called IS.

6 Years Ago Today Obama Accepted The Nomination For President

The Huffington Post UK | Ellie Dierking | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Politics

Remember the day President Barack Obama accepted his nomination for presidency of the United States? That just so happens to be exactly six years ago ...

IS Is Pure Evil; So Is Assad: We Must Be Prepared to Fight Them Both

James Snell | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

The Assad regime supports IS, and is also responsible for the murder of thousands of civilians. Is it churlish to point out that it has also avoided punishment for chemical weapons attacks and other savageries and actions of calculated callousness?

John Kerry Should Set Timelines and Benchmarks to See Progress on Deteriorating Situation of Rohingya in Burma

Tun Khin | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics
Tun Khin

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Burma tomorrow. Just days before his visit, more than 100 security forces came to an internally displaced...

Miliband Hopes Obama Meeting Signals 'Renewed' Cooperation With US Democrats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is expected to meet Barack Obama today, as his inner-circle said there was "renewed" cooperation between the Labour Party and the Democrat...

The Threat of Russian Expansionism Is Not Over

James Snell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, Russia has been its own nation, but one which sought to exert the same influence on nearby countries as it did in its previous incarnation. President Putin, a former official in the sinister KGB, well schooled in the police state methodology, seeks to replicate this today...

Ned Simons

Petraeus Warns US Against Picking Sides In Sectarian Iraqi Civil-War

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Politics

The United States must not become the air force for one side of a sectarian civil-war in Iraq, the former commander of US and UK forces in that countr...

Obama Sticks His Oar Into Scottish Independence Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Politics

President Obama has intervened in the debate over Scottish independence, telling Scots that the United States wanted to see its closest ally remain "u...

Between Two Ferns: Barack Obama's Presidential Step Forward for Politics

Owen Lee | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Owen Lee

In a bold effort to win over the American youth to the rejuvenated Healthcare.gov service, renowned cool cat President Barak Obama appeared on the satirical internet chat show series Between 2 Ferns...

The US Right Wing Are Furious Obama Just Bowed To A Japanese Robot

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Several right-wing American websites appear to be furious that President Obama has bowed to a foreign diplomat. A foreign robot diplomat. Obama ...

Non-Intervention in Syria Was a Grave Mistake

James Snell | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

When the House of Commons voted to reject military action to protect the citizens of Syria from tyranny - both political and religious - MPs plunged this country, and the world, into the terrifying situation that exists in the region today. Non-intervention has cost Britain and NATO respect on the international stage...

White House May Ban Obama Selfies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics

Good news. The White House may ban people from taking selfies with president Obama. Which is great. Because this politician selfie thing is getting ou...

Some Pity for Putin

Gregor Smith | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...

Obama To Ellen: 'Oscars Selfie Was A Cheap Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Barack Obama has clearly not taken having his Twitter record broken by Ellen DeGeneres very well, joking that her infamous Oscars selfie was a "cheap ...

Obama: 'We're Building Iron Man'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

It's official: America is building Iron Man. Well, kinda. President Obama recently said it - but as we know, in politics that's rarely a guarantee ...

Beyoncé Dismisses Rumours Of Affair With Barack Obama As 'Absurd'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Are Beyonce and Barack Obama dangerously in love? The short answer – no, they are not. In the wake of their own president being surrounded by sca...

Solving the 'Big Brother Problem' That Affects Every One of Us

Salil Shetty | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Salil Shetty

Some of the most memorable headlines of 2013 involved personal privacy, data security and intelligence gathering issues from all corners of the globe - from the US to Brazil, from Australia to India. But what has bothered me about the conversation to date is the way it has been framed by some defenders of mass surveillance programmes. We must choose, they say, between security or privacy, protection or liberties.

Paul Vale

American Politicians Finally Come Together -- But Can The Truce Last?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

In the five years since Barack Obama became the American president, the government has virtually come to a standstill. The daily business of Congress ...

WATCH: Nelson Mandela 'Belongs To The Ages', Says President Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

"He no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages." President Obama paid tribute to Nelson Mandela on Thursday evening following the news the iconic...

Iraq War Inquiry Not Subject To American 'Veto'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

The British government has denied reports that the United States has vetoed the public disclosure of documents included in the inquiry into the Iraq W...