US Politics

Obama's Middle East Challenge - The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

It is often difficult to identify an historic opportunity and seize the moment, however the US and its Allies may realize that it could be time to focus on forging an agreement for peaceful co-existence and cooperation even among 'unfriendly nations' that share a more important common goal - fighting terrorism and total chaos.

Sorry Bro! Barack Obama Follows The Wrong David Cameron On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

Well this is awkward. It seems they're not such great bros after all - US President Barack Obama doesn't follow our Prime Minister on Twitter. T...

Has Joni Ernst Just Become the Front-runner for Running Mate Selection?

Max Sobell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Max Sobell

Ernst, 44, is the Junior Senator for Iowa, elected in the recent midterms, having served as a State Senator prior to this. Despite lacking political experience in the Capitol and in frontline politics generally, she checks multiple boxes for a potential running-mate in 2016.

This Fox News Muslim Birmingham Blunder Isn't All Laughs

Lea Emery | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics
Lea Emery

I 100% agree with the lambasting and jokes surrounding these comments - the comments embody a reality so screwed up we have to throw our hands up and laugh to keep from crying. But we can't forget comments like this also fuels that reality, that today's violent race and religious fault-lines are created by comments like these and the damage they do.

Position Available: President Of The United States 2016

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Unless Joe Biden decides to run, 2016 will be another wide open presidential contest just like 2008. There will be no incumbent or VP seeking their party's nomination.

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 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.

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 09.01.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 30.12.2014 | 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 05.12.2014 | 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.