Republican Party

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

Robert Philpot | Posted 05.06.2014 | 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.

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.

Has the GOP Become the Grand 'Old' Party?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

The battle over the Hagel nomination is really a 'proxy war' for control of the Republican Party.

The Funniest Angry Republican Tweets About Obama's Inauguration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Comedy

We'll all remember where we were when the communist Muslim Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States for a second time. ...

Republican Candidates Given Training in Order to Talk About Rape More Sensitively

Planet Ivy | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Planet Ivy

Just as when Tory MP, David Davies called plans to legalise gay marriage "barking mad", then tried to justify his homophobia by explaining he hadn't had "diversity training", this newest development in the American abortion debate would be laughable if it wasn't so horrifying.

Dear Fellow Republicans

Erich McElroy | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Since the election in the US there has been much hand wringing in the Republican establishment about what to do after their losses on November 6th. We have discovered a private memo from Karl Rove about their future plans.

The Do-Nothing Congress Did More

William Davie | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

The job of any politician be they an MP, a Representative or a Senator, or whatever is to serve the general public. It's not a case of they elect you, and then you get to do what you like until the next election.

All Change for the Republic: A Case for the Reformation of the Republican Party

James Lancaster | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
James Lancaster

The Republican Party is still relying on the youth of yesterday, which was captured by Ronald Reagan. These voters have grown older and matured into the backbone of the Republican vote. Barack Obama has managed to capture the youth of today who will become core Democrat voters.

A New Pharaoh and the Fiscal Cliff

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

Whatever you think of the current standoff between President Barack Obama and the Republican-led Congress over the budget, what you are witnessing is raw, messy democracy in action.

Ned Simons

Julián Castro: The 'Next Obama' Predicts Texas Will Soon Be Blue

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Politics

“I wouldn’t put myself in the same league as President Obama, he is a person of unique talents and abilities, I am content being the mayor of San ...

Obama and the Deficit: How the Republicans Turned Their Greatest Strength Into a Weakness

Nick Tyrone | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Tyrone

This is a growing problem for all centre-right parties throughout the democratic world. People like the benefits of a larger state but don't want to have to pay for it (leading to moments like the now legendary 'Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare' Tea Party placard). You don't need to be an economic genius to understand that if you spend more while making less, you're going to run into debt problems eventually. And it's a problem the Republicans better come up with better answers to in 2016 if they want the White House back.