Let's face it, what we Americans take for granted - endless political campaigns rife with cash and a terminal election elimination process rife with guile, distrust and humiliation - even our most politically savvy friends across the Atlantic scratch their collective heads and declare... "When is enough, enough?"
A strange light has been cast over the world's financial markets in the past week. To paraphrase Morrissey, "there is a light that never goes out" in Washington DC, but the flickers of the dying embers of a US fiscal deal have remained - despite the 11th hour agreement to avert a crisis.
British Gas are putting their prices up by 9.2%. Do you: A) Change provider B) Put on a jumper or C) Tell them how you feel
With America's government in shutdown, the country set to hit its debt ceiling on Thursday October 17. Treasury Secretary
As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.
The weekly email exchanges I have with the HuffPost mothership in America are usually fairly straightforward; we swap ideas for global reporting features, maybe pass requests on for a new piece of functionality. And then, every now and again, I have to explain an odd British quirk to a befuddled Yank reading an article on the UK version of the site and coming up against a brick wall of comprehension. We may share a common language, but there's still plenty of translating that needs doing.
And it's a bumper round-up this week - largely due to all the non-essential American government officials who have been at
A little confused as to how the American government came to be shut down? Fear not - for Jon Stewart is here to explain it
Just in case you haven't heard: America has shut down. Which has naturally prompted many reactions - chief among them: anger