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Corbyn, Trump: More in Common Than They Would Admit

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

With Britain now economically one of Europe's strongest nations, unemployment down and inflation at record lows, Corbyn's tax and spend plan would send the UK back to the days when the wealthy would leave for tax havens abroad. And the nation would sink into debt and even currency devaluation.

A Fearless 9-Year-Old Has Exposed Donald Trump's True Superhero Identity

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, playboy and owner of an eponymous empire, has confirmed that he is in fact ‘Batman’, a billionaire busi...

Countdown to Paris: Lessons from Obama

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's not often that one of the world's biggest polluters fills me with hope that we can tackle climate change. But yesterday President Obama showed leaders around the globe what climate action looks like, and his timing couldn't be better.

Watch Donald Trump Call A Wheelchair User Journalist A 'Jerk' Who 'Just Sits There'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, lambasted a columnist in a wheelchair for being a "jerk" who "just sits there" during an interview on...

The 10 Craziest Lines From Donald Trump's US Presidency Bid Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

US property magnate and toupée-extraordainaire Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he would run for US President (again). The 69-year-old delivered...

Jeb Announces Run For The White House (And Don't Call Him Bush)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Jeb Bush finally announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, promising to “fix” America should the e...

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.

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

The British Origins of America's Political Divide

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

According to the theory, the origins of the Red and Blue state divide go back to the English Civil War of the 1640s, when champions of Parliament fled to Massachusetts and supporters of the King found safe haven in Virginia.

Ferguson - A Country Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

White and Black Americans have fought in one way or another, side by side in the Union Army, in World War I and II, in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, only to return to their own separate neighborhoods, separate houses of worship and their own separate lives. Black and White Americans, for the most part, simply do not live in the same society and do not see the world around them in the same way.

What Would Ronald Reagan Make of Today's Republican Party?

Robert Philpot | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, it is unsurprising that Republicans are desperate to bask in a few rays from Reagan's reflected glory. In 2011, he ranked third in a poll of the most popular US president of the past 50 years behind Jack Kennedy and Bill Clinton. But, as America marks the 10th anniversary of his death, just how comfortable would Reagan himself be in today's Republican party?

US Climate Change Deniers Targeted By Billionaire Environmental Activist

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- For such a scientific country, America has an absurd amount of climate change deniers. How many? Around 23 per cent of the population, acc...

US Republican Targeted With 'Electile Dysfunction' Campaign Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is facing a primary challenge in Ohio. His Tea Party opponent, J.D...

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 ...

A Simple Guide To Why Washington Came So Close To Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK Politics

After 16 days of shutdown and having come within a day of breaching the debt ceiling, Republicans and Democrats reached a deal to reopen the US govern...

American State Bans Controversial Gay Conversion Therapy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

The Republican Governor of New Jersey has signed legislation making it illegal for licensed therapists to attempt to turn gay teenagers straight - so-...

Obama, Congress and the Mid-Terms

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

When everyone returns in September, Mr Obama will also be forced to focus on keeping control of the Senate in Democratic hands (which will now be harder than ever) and picking up more seats in the House of Representatives. If he is unsuccessful with these political endeavours in the mid-terms, his legacy will then rest only upon the accomplishments of his first term in office.

People of the World - Look at Berlin

James Davis | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

Standing before the Brandenburg Gate this Wednesday, Obama will no doubt again make use of Kennedy's towering rhetoric. But this time the mood is different; the promise of 2008 itself already lost to history.

Time to Worry: Turkey Is Becoming USA

Ziya Meral | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ziya Meral

There is one country Turkey has never been likened to, and yet, the more closely I follow the developments in Turkey, the more I see how valid it is to point out: Turkey is becoming like the USA after 10 years of AK Party rule. What makes me to come up with such a ridiculous observation?

Republican Senator Accuses Democrats Of 'Airbrushing' Thatcher's Legacy

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

Attacking socialist "drones", Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in the US Senate, has accused Democrats of trying to "airbrush" Margaret T...

Forget Gun Control, Guantanamo and Gay Marriage, The Change Obama Promised Will Be Worth His Every Unfulfilled Ambition

Alastair Carr | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alastair Carr

Obama the "Communist Muslim Atheist" couldn't be more antithetical to the current Republican Party if he tried. He's young, black, unashamedly liberal and actually just as uncompromising as his right wing nemeses.

Are Nigel Farage's Ukip the British Tea Party?

Christopher Goodfellow | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Christopher Goodfellow

Comparisons between Ukip and the Tea Party were made as early as 2010, when the bible-thumping faction of the Republican Party challenged for seats in the House and the Senate. Both are nationalistic, seek a small government, provide a protest vote and are the underdogs of mainstream politics.

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. ...

Is Conservatism in the US, Through?

William Davie | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

Despite their last two presidential candidates running on a hard right platform and then losing, the majority of potential candidates for 2016 are those on the far right of the party. Meanwhile moderate candidates who could win, such as Jon Huntsman or Chris Christie, are slammed for being RINOs and too moderate.

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.