Presidential Debates

Hillary Clinton Says Her ‘Skin Crawled’ When Donald Trump Stood Behind Her

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

If you found it a bit off-putting when then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump loomed behind Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton during a president...

How Trump's Latest Boy Scout Lie Is Typical Of His Dubious Relationship With Facts

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

Two phone calls described by President Donald Trump that didn’t actually happen represent the latest chapter in a long-running series of disputes re...

What Will Trump's Global Effects Be?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

There is the possibility that Trump will be able to fulfil President Bush's aim of a "Europe whole and free and at peace" but Trump's intermittent personality and radical approaches to ethnic minorities in the US induces more fear in both the US and the UK. The only way we can approach the next four years is by "keeping calm and carry(ing) on."

I'm Still With Her

Danielle Wood | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Wood

Hillary Rodham Clinton's concession speech was everything that diplomacy should be - I should stop typing, turn off my computer and sulk somewhere else because if she can pull herself together, slap on mascara and tell America, and the world, to keep an open mind then I have no place to be playing a violin.

Presidential Debates Ignore The American People

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The three debates reflected a microcosm of American media - frame a narrow spectrum to them all their lives, and people will rarely think outside of it. Ask yourself this, especially if you will vote on November 8th - does America need a new brand of alt right nationalism? A rise in anger towards the immigrants who only work to benefit the countries that house them? Or does it need more of the same? More flawed foreign policy, more bowing to the corporate and banking worlds?

Donald Trump Isn't The Only Barrier To Gender Equality

Stephen Mayne | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

It's great a large number of people can find agreement opposing the disgusting views of Donald Trump and his ilk. What's much harder to change is the unthinking sexist paternalism that lingers deeply embedded under the surface. Inadvertently, at least in the reaction he provoked, Trump has shown us how far we still have to go.

Cross Dressing - The Real Question For Hillary

Sarah Gristwood | Posted 07.10.2017 | UK Politics
Sarah Gristwood

As Prime Minister of Great Britain May, is daring to dress - like Michelle Obama, like both Queen Elizabeths - in a way that adds to, rather than apologises for, her femininity. Hillary Clinton's advisors, take note. Because in these fraught times a female politician needs every weapon she can lay hands on.

After The First Debate, The US Presidential Election Continues To Provide Terrifying Entertainment

Stephen Mayne | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Mayne

She might not be loved, but she has plenty of qualities and is no Trump. Hopefully enough people will realise this before November. Besides, it's more fun to watch the debates, popcorn at hand, when the threat of disaster doesn't hang so heavily over the show.

The Real Reason Trump Didn't Attack Bill Clinton

Jackie Kemp | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

The political class still haven't forgiven Bill. You can still see them having flashbacks when his name is mentioned. The crudity of the sex scandal that engulfed the White House during his presidency is all too vivid in their memories. The embarrassment, the humiliation that they felt as the world's media swarmed into Washington, holding their hands over their mouths to mask their giggles, still surfaces easily.

Trumpocalypse Now?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Clinton won the debate but she did not do as well as many would have hoped for. So, the upbeat reaction in the markets was perhaps a bit premature. Clinton will have to pick up her game quite a bit if she hopes to significantly improve her chances with the next two debates.

Clinton May Have Won The Debate, But Trump's Message Will Resonate Powerfully With Voters

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Duncan Kenyon

Most viewers would agree Clinton won the first Presidential debate. She was calm, relaxed and presidential compared to an abusive and abrasive Trump. CNN suggests 62% of viewers believe she won the debate compared to 27% for Trump. However, as polling day looms it will be his debate that people talk about, not Clinton's. Trumps tactics are sound.

Crested v Cloven - The Great Debates

Sarah Gristwood | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Sarah Gristwood

It may be the most important tv of our times - the debates many desperately hope will halt Donald Trump's remorseless tramp towards the White House. A...

These Are Some Of The Wildest US Presidential Debate Moments So Far

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK

We’ve had hateful Skittles analogies and candidates desperate to prove that their hair is real, it’s already been a rather interesting race to the...

How Do You Trump the Trump?

Matt Hawkins | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

Ultimately the saving grace for anti-Trump Republicans might have to come when either Rubio or Cruz drop out of the race, allowing their supporters to combine rather than split their votes. I'm no Republican but for the sake of the tenor of political debate in America, I hope they are able to find an effective counter to the Donald Dynamo soon.

Trump Is Now Denying Mocking A Disabled Journalist

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK

Media mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has denied claims that he mocked a disabled journalist. Earlier this week Trump cam...

Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Kanye West?

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Kanye West has recently announced his intention to run for president in 2020, in an epic speech at the VMAs that left everyone, well... speechless. ...

Donald Trump's 'Leverage' Means Another Bush v. Clinton Election

Brad Linzy | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

So to those of you still wondering what the hell Donald Trump is up to in the Republican presidential campaign, I think I have the answer, and it isn't as crazy or enigmatic as one might think...

Why Cameron Is Right to Refuse an All Inclusive Televised Debate

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

While the broadcasting establishment may think they are being clever calling out Cameron and becoming the story, they are really cooking up even more voter dissatisfaction. Inclusive government, not inclusive TV debates, is the key.

Why We Need to Stop Saying Female Entrepreneurship is an Accident

Angelica Malin | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Angelica Malin

Don't get me wrong, I love men. Some of my best friends are guys. David Beckham's one and my granny married three; intelligent, confident and forever towing my car somewhere, the men in my life have always been a source of great inspiration and wisdom to me. So when I launched my own company, I had no idea how much everything would change.

Swing Voters, Mr President? UK has the Answer

John Bunzl | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

There's very widespread scientific agreement that climate change is occurring. But much of the argument and opposition revolves around whether it is human-induced or not.

I've Met 'Romney' and You Know What? He's a D*ck

Rich Fulcher | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Rich Fulcher

It is often said that voters pick their candidate by asking the question: Which one would you want to have a beer with? Well since Pudney doesn't drink beer, I will pose an alternative question: Which candidate possesses cockish qualities which, if you saw them displayed in person, would make you say, 'I would never vote for that person'.

Humor Me: What's So Funny About the US Presidential Candidates?

James Walden | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
James Walden

When President Obama let fly the scolding, "Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets," to illustrate Mitt Romney's grasp of modern military during the third presidential debate, the chuckle could be heard around the world. Arguably Obama's retort accomplished what it intended to do: Embarrass his political rival and earn the president points as someone in the trenches - all under the forgiving cloak of humor.

WATCH: Romney And Obama Appear On 'The X Factor'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Apparently, there are some Americans who still haven't decided who to vote for in the presidential election. No, really. We can only sigh, shake ou...

'Me Too' Mitt

James Davis | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
James Davis

Overthrowing Libyan dictator Gadhafi? Me too! Crippling sanctions against Iran? Me too! Timetable for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan? Me too! Targeted killing of terrorists with unmanned drones? Me too!

Obama V. Romney - The Main Event

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Monday night's deciding debate will be the candidate's last chance to shine or collapse in front of an audience of 70 million plus Americans both at home and abroad.