President Obama

The Enemy Within

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

America needs to find a way to grapple with the tensions of immigration reform and its desire to remain an open and welcoming society or risk becoming a society that eliminates all its freedoms in the name of protecting against terror.

Is Newsporn the Next Trend?

Bonnie Greer | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
Bonnie Greer

I was abroad last week (not in the US) where the only thing that I could watch for rolling news was CNN. Well, it looks like I'm part of what has to be the legions of people asking: "What the hell has happened to CNN?"

A Shameful Day in Washington

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Something truly appalling happened in Washington this week - and yes, I said Washington, not Boston, where three people were killed in a bomb attack on the Boston marathon, and not Texas, where several people died when a fertiliser plant exploded.

N Korea Must End 'Belligerence' Says Obama

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Politics

US President Barack Obama has told North Korea to end its "belligerent" attitude amid suggestions the secretive regime has developed the capability to...

Former Prime Ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown And John Major Pay Tribute To Thatcher

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics

Former British prime ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and John Major have paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher, following news of her death on Monday. ...

President Obama Praises 'Iron Will' Of Former Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics

President Obama has praised the "iron will" of Margaret Thatcher, following news the former prime minister had died at the age of 87. "With the pas...

Obama's Paralysis Enabled Al Qaeda to Set Up Shop in Syria

Nehad Ismail | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

The longer the West remains inactive, the more Islamic extremists will join the war. Inaction by the Obama administration over the last two years had encouraged the regime to kill more than 60,000 Syrians and force the displacement of 2 million Syrians. By turning a blind eye, President Obama has in effect given the green light to Al-Qaeda and other Jihadists to enter Syria.

WATCH: Obama Promises 'Unwavering Support' For Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

Making his first official visit to Israel, US president Barack Obama has pledged his commitment to the security of the country and stressed the need f...

Obama Should Get Behind Dead Sea Canal Project for Peace in Region

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Water, not settlements, should be President Barrack Obama's concern during his visit to Israel. Why? Because water is the one resource Israel and the West Bank Palestinians have in common with the Jordanians. And it's a project they are working on together.

American Government - You Get What You Deserve

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Despite the denials of responsibility from both parties, a variety of forces including money, the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision, the Gerrymandering of both safe Republican and Democratic Congressional Districts have resulted in the public's general distrust of Washington.

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.

US Drone Killings Pose a Threat to International Law

Sarah Ludford | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Ludford

We are extremely concerned about the legal basis, as well as the moral, ethical and human rights implications of the United States' targeted killing programme, which does not respect due process or the rule of law and instead addresses terrorism as an act of war rather than a crime allowing the US to engage in wartime conduct and forego the legal system and transparent justice.

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.

Pictures Of The Day: 5th February 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker, Gareth Richman | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Pictures Of The Week From The Huffington Post Picture Desk

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

Monday saw devastating and heartbreaking scenes as over 200 party-goers died during a fire in a Brazilian nightclub, which later saw the two owners of...

Teenager Who Performed At Barack Obama's Inauguration Fatally Shot In Chicago

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl who performed in the recent festivities for President Barack Obama's inauguration has been shot dead. Hadiya Pendleton was shot...

Obama Raises Game on Climate - Will Cameron Step Up?

Dr Keith Allott | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Keith Allott

These are worrying times for anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Carbon emissions are hitting record levels, and without urgent action the world risks locking itself into a fossil fuelled future which will condemn us to catastrophic levels of warming.

Today We Remember Lincoln as a Great Redeemer - And That Should Give Obama Hope

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

The story of how Lincoln pushed the Thirteenth Amendment through a divided House of Representatives in the space of just four months, thereby abolishing the institution of slavery for ever, only to be assassinated, was too moving and melodramatic for even this cynical writer to bear.

The Week In (Silly) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Comedy

From inauguration photobombs to Shetland ponies in cardigans, take a look at our selection of this week's silliest snaps......

Davos Man Doesn't Live In a Closed Word

Mark Malloch-Brown | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Malloch-Brown

Davos has started. And the search is on again for what will be the defining new wisdom to emerge from this year's rash of seminars, lectures, parties and closed meetings in the Swiss mountain town.

Pictures Of The Day: 23rd January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

The Triumph of Principle Over Pragmatism in Politics Must Be Curbed

Justin Cash | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

Good governance is a rare commodity. It requires compromise, flexibility and progressive thinking. Unfortunately, our political discourse is firmly rooted in a handful of supposedly eternal truths that received wisdom tells us we can never sacrifice.

Next for the American-British Alliance?

Muddassar Ahmed | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Muddassar Ahmed

Diverse issues like instability in the Middle East, the financial crisis and climate change, all bear the footprint of the US. It is therefore incontrovertible that if we, here in the UK, wish to genuinely affect such issues, it is in our vital strategic interest to cement the 'special relationship.'

Pictures Of The Day: 22nd January 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

WATCH: Obama Urges Americans To 'Move Forward Together'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics

President Obama urged a “common effort” to ensure life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are made real for every American, during his inaugural...