US Election

2012: The Year In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

It's been quite a year, we think you'll agree. Especially if you're an otter who happens to look like Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, from animal lookal...

PHOTO: Obama Accepts Romney's Concession

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

A new photograph from election night last month has been released - the first showing Barack Obama accepting Mitt Romney's concession. The photo, ...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 16 November, 2012

Paddy Duffy | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

You'd think after the election last week there would be a bit of a lull in proceedings this week, especially in the States. Oh, hell no.

Ecuadorians Try To Enter Donkey As Election Candidate (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

They may not have received the blanket coverage of the US election, but the presidential election in Ecuador is in full swing. And it's weird. A bu...

Barack Obama's Greying Hair Tells the Story of his Presidency so Far

Dr Asim Shahmalak | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Asim Shahmalak

Halfway through his eight-year term, Obama's hair is a bellwether of the unrelenting pressure heaped upon the man known as 'Leader of the Free World'. It tells the story of his Presidency so far as articulately as the US deficit or employment figures.

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.

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners? Don't Be Fooled, This Isn't About Devolving Power to Local Communities

Thomas Midlane | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The idea that this is a genuine exercise in localism just simply isn't credible, because the coalition is only interested in devolving power to two sectors: the private and the voluntary. If you want to know what Cameron and Osborne really think of local government, go and count the number of empty offices at council buildings across the land.

Pink Slip the Senate

Scott Capurro | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Scott Capurro

Wonder Woman is more excited than when she bought her first shipment of steroids on line, because there's now lots of lesbians in the senate! Or just one? Well, one OUT lesbian is more than enough, right Hillary?

Why the Republicans Will Continue to Oppose Obama on Immigration

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

Despite the conciliatory talk of several elite Republicans, don't expect the GOP to suddenly go soft on immigration.

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Happy Friday, everyone! At least, it is for Democrats and every other country in the world apart from Pakistan. Less so for Republicans. They're hyst...

The Week In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Comedy

From political celebrations (and commiserations) over in the States to Charles and Camilla Down Under, check out our round-up of this week's funniest ...

The Importance of Ohio: The Importance of Fiscal Stimulus

Mathew Strowbridge | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mathew Strowbridge

Your smart money might have predicted that Obama should be nowhere near likely to secure a second term in office. (Unless, of course, the local turf accountants had realised that when Reagan was re-elected it was - as with Obama today - during a sustained period of rising employment). And yet, over the past three years, election after election across the developed world has seen incumbent premiers voted out of office in the wake of the global economic crisis. The fact that Obama has bucked this trend is testament to his - and the team behind him's - ability to persuade the electorate of his economic credentials.

The US Elections: History Was Made, But Not by Obama

Jason Reed | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

On the US election night, there were a host of unprecedented referendums that included three states proposing full-blown reform and regulation of their marijuana laws, in essence, and to use the shorthand, marijuana would be legalised. Those who follow drug policy held their collective breath (if they were awake to see it) as the results poured in from Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Go Gay in the US of A!

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
B.J. Epstein

What a gay election in the US this week! The election was historical and important in many ways, but one of the biggest was in regard to rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Blasts Fox News' Election Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Comedy

If you were lucky enough to avoid Fox News on American election night, then we recommend you watch the clip above. Because 'The Daily Show' team wa...

PHOTO: Woman Names Twins Barack Obama And Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Congratulations to Millicent Owour of south-west Kenya, who's just given birth to a pair of bouncing baby boys. Their names? Barack Obama and Mitt Rom...

The Republicans Are in Slow-motion Demographic Crisis

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

Republican and Tea Party pundits have talked about the potential for these burgeoning groups to change their voting preferences over time. But the GOP clearly risks long-term demographic suicide if its leaders continue their love-hate relationship with the centre without finding more imaginative ways to meet these voters halfway.

The Day After

James Davis | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

Although the president came out on top last night, the mountain in front of him remains as high and the path to the summit as steep as it was just a few days ago.

Cardboard Mitt: 'I Will Run In 2016'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Before his tragic amusing defeat at the polls on Tuesday night, Mitt Romney had publically stated that he would not re-run for office were he to lose ...

America's Unusual Polling Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Politics

America's a big country, and so it was that sometimes locals had to get creative in order to vote on Tuesday. In most cases, Americans could amble...

LOOK: Hysterical Republican Twitter Reactions To Obama's Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Comedy

They're mad as hell, and they're not going to take it any more! The Republicans, that is. Well, the Republicans featured in our Twitter slideshow, ...

How Obama Won

Peter Kellner | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Barack Obama secured re-election by maintaining the coalition that gave him victory four years ago: black and Hispanic voters, young Americans, women and Americans with post-graduate degrees. These outnumbered Mitt Romney’s supporters among white men, older Americans and people who have not been to college. This emerges clearly from analysis of YouGov’s major survey of 36,000 Americans during the final week of the campaign. This showed Obama leading Romney by 51-49% among Americans who supported one or other of the two men. It will take some days, and possibly weeks, for the count to be completed; however, it looks as if the final tally will produce figures within 0.5% of these.

WATCH: Obama Does 'U Can't Touch This'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Comedy

You better believe it, suckers. Ahem. Sorry. We got carried away in all the euphoria there. But here's the reigning US president (er... "reigning" ...

Obama's Win is More a Republican Defeat in a Divided Nation

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.pngPresident Obama's re-election win wasn't an affirmation of his less than glorious first-term, but more a dislike of the alternative in a nation where choices in elected officials have become fewer and largely dependent on big money.

Ann Romney Raisin the Battlelines

Patric Morgan | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Patric Morgan

There have been rumours, and they are just rumours at the moment, that Ann Romney will be dressed as a Welsh cake on Election Night. She'll be there, telling the world how her grandparents showed her how to make Welsh cakes, and how she wants to continue the tradition to her children and so on and so forth