US Politics

Bill Clinton In Fresh 'Womanising' Shocker

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

No stranger to sexual impropriety, former US President Bill Clinton was caught red-handed recently by a selfie-snapping fan. The Democrat was appar...

David Mellor's Rant And 10 Other Political Slip-Ups Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics

Secret recordings and undercover opponents have been hugely perilous for politicos ever since the Watergate Scandal poisoned Richard Nixon's career in...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 25.11.2014 | 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.

Paul Vale

Is God The Problem With US Politics?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force f...

US Mid-Terms - Can Hillary Save the Presidency?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of this Democratic ouster could be Hillary Clinton. If the Republicans cannot legislate and deliver, HRC could run against a failed Republican Congress and win. Is Hillary the answer in 2016 as she almost was in 2008?

Can this Lame Duck Fly?

James Davis | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics
James Davis

Whether Obama has turned out to be a weak and ineffective President is a proposition we can debate, but not on the basis of yesterday's elections. True, the President will no longer dominate the domestic political agenda. On that question, the elections leave no room for doubt. At home, Obama is indeed a lame duck.

US Mid-Terms - What's At Stake

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

It is 4 days before the Mid-Term Elections when the control of the US Senate will be decided. The US House of Representatives is currently under Republican control and this is unlikely to change.

The Internet Responds To The Most Bizarre Political Bust-Up In History

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A US governor refused to appear on stage for a debate last night... because his opponent had a fan and he didn't. No, not a fan as in a supporter -...

A Crisis of Confidence - Can Our Government Be Trusted?

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

There have been a rash of outrageous breaches of the public trust relating to national and international security including: Failure of the US Secret Service to protect the President and the First Family. Failure of the Dallas Hospital and federal, state and local officials to initially detect the first person in the US infected with ebola...

Obama Is Just Too Nice to Be a Good President

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Is it the loss of a Democrat majority in the House? The Republicans stubbornness and inability to compromise? The continuous barriers against Obama's attempts to pass certain Acts? Or is it because the House is filing a law suit against him? (Yes really). Clearly all of these things coupled together worsen the situation, but Obama's main problem is that he's just too nice to be President.

Will the Missouri Riots Make a Difference?

Miriam Brown | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Brown

For too long, African Americans, Black and Asian Britons have felt targeted... In the USA, great steps towards racial equality have been made over the decades. In spite of this, time and time again we hear of fatal shootings between the white and the black populations... How many deaths will it take for something to be done? For things to change?

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 Kind Of Week Has It Been? 15 August 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

A few years ago, Sarah Palin may have asked the President how that whole hopey, changey, out of Iraqey thing was going, but at the minute she seems to be too busy having an epic battle with Elizabeth Warren.

We Tortured Some Folks...

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Barack Obama's now rather famous phrase from the end of last week is quite something... Torture is a worldwide scourge, affecting three-quarters of the world. Acknowledging that it's as wrong when used against "terrorism suspects" as it is against political opponents or even minor criminal suspects is... well, progress.

America's Identity Crisis

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Jon-Christopher Bua

As the global landscape rapidly changes Americans are re-examining their role in the world... America and its people may be battle weary of shouldering the cost and the burden of "keeping" or as some may say "disrupting" world peace - it is after all a weighty responsibility to be so engaged.

Miliband's Visit to Washington Provides a Timely Reminder of the Post-Crash Challenges Faced on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Stewart Wood | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stewart Wood

Ed Miliband's visit to Washington DC provides a timely reminder of the new post-crash challenges faced by both our nations and our progressive movements. But beyond that, it is an opportunity for two leaders who both understand that economic growth comes from not the top down, but the middle out, and who share with common values, to share ideas on how to meet these challenges.

Intervention or Isolation - US Foreign Policy Just Got Interesting

Paul Vale | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Vale

A year later and the black flags of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS), currently fluttering across lands from from northern Syria to the Iraqi province of Diyala north-east of Baghdad, have once again pushed the noxious issue of intervention to the forefront of the US foreign policy debate - a discourse that is further dividing an already fractured Republican Party, with the question of action versus non-action likely to run all the way to the 2016 election.

The Threat of Isis Cannot Be Overstated

James Snell | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Conventional wisdom, steeped as it is in years of de facto political homogeneity, would have you know that the 'War on Terror', as that nasty man George Bush grandly called it, was either misguided, pointless or actively detrimental towards the end it was claimed to champion.

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

As the Islamic State's Threat Grows, Israel and Jordan Seek Security Ties

Nikita Malik | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

In the long term, both Jordan and Israel will structure their partnership to be one that is devoid of any possible peril... Living apart together, Israel and Jordan are two partners that won't welcome the conflict coming closer to home.

Ann Coulter Is Wrong, Soccer Is The Most American Sport Imaginable

Paul Vale | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Vale

Coulter knows nothing about football, but has attacked "soccer" because of it European heritage, arguing that it represents the collective over the individual. This plays into the conspiratorial mindset of many conservative Americans who fatuously believe that the European nations, with their mixed economies and socialised medicine, are Bolshevik enclaves, while bemoaning "Communist fifth columnist" Barack Obama for attempting to bring down the American way of life by reforming the beleaguered US healthcare system in the form of the Affordable Care Act.

Joining ISIS: My Meeting With Aseel Muthana

Tam Hussein | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

There are an estimated four hundred British fighters currently fighting in Syria. The question as to how the Muthanas of this world join designated terrorist groups like ISIS is more complicated than the media would like you to think. The story of Aseel and Nasser Muthana illustrates this point well.

Obama - Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Along with the hope that "The Arab Spring" gave the world, it now seems that attempts at establishing some form of democracy in Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere have not worked out so well for the US and the West. Perhaps it is time for the US and the West to rethink its mission as "Champion of Democracy" and "Keeper of World Peace".

Nasser Muthana's Family 'Heartbroken' About Student's Appearance In ISIS Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

The family of a British jihadi featured in a recruitment video urging UK Muslims to join insurgents in Iraq and Syria said they are "heartbroken" that...

Who Is The Mystery British Lad Fronting Recruitment Campaign For World's Most Feared Terrorists?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Isis is proving as capable on the internet as they are on the battlefield. The world's most feared terror organisation have launched an uncontroll...