Election 2012

WATCH: American Attempts To Move To Canada After Obama Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

One American who vowed to move to Canada after the U.S. election tried to make good on the promise, a (totally satirical) video shows. In a YouTube...

Is America Becoming More Liberal?

CBC | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics

The 2012 U.S. election, like just about every presidential campaign in recent memory, was couched as a culture-wars battle for the country's soul. ...

LOOK: Victory Looks Like THIS

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama won the 2012 Presidential election on Tuesday in a tense night that saw the race come down to a few key states. "It's O...

Post-Election, America Should Be Ashamed

Ike Awgu | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg This Presidential election was a cacophony of noise, nattering and nonsense from its start to its ignoble and therefore entertaining finish. It has reduced American prestige in the eyes of many Canadians, not because of who won, but because of everyone who lost -- observers interested in bipartisan solutions to America's problems.

Watch Out, Wall Street: Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Seat

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Business

Jamie Dimon is not going to like this one. Elizabeth Warren has been projected as the winner of her Massachusetts Senate race, beating incumbent Re...

LIVE: U.S. Election Results

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama has been re-elected. See the live blog for latest updates. As the U.S. election results for 2012 roll in, this is your ...

Change My Mind: Which U.S. Election Candidate Is Best For Canada?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Politics

We Canadians care about the U.S. election -- we just can't help it. Yes, it's partly because of our inferiority complex (token Canadian self-depr...

U.S. Ambassador On Nasty Campaigns, Cash And The Economy

CBC | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics

America's ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, has had to sit on the sidelines of this election because of his diplomatic duties, but that doesn't me...

Watching the Watchdog: What Happens if Obama Loses?

Tim Knight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

When it came to colour and discrimination on account of colour, Obama's election four years ago was a much-needed opportunity to heal the soul of his troubled nation. With a black man in the White House, old scars left by slavery could finally mend. What will happen if he loses?

Which Way Will Swing States Blow? My 10 Predictions

Alexander J. Szikla | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Alexander J. Szikla

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg One implication of my predictions would be Ohio losing its status as a predictor of Presidential election victories. More importantly, this would be the first election in recent history where the winner of the election will not win two out of the three "big swing states." This seems to be indicative of a shift, where future swing states will be comprised of a collective of smaller states with rapidly rising populations, such as Nevada. As opposed to the past rigidity of the "big three" swing states, this will lead to future Presidential candidates having to chase after electoral votes in a more decentralized manner.

Romney Gate - Closing Out The World

Kathleen Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

As a younger woman, I stood beneath the arch on countless occasions at the height of the Cold War. It was a time when there were far fewer allied nations and as a Canadian teen I knew my closest allies were those I could reach through the arch to connect with. In 1984 the Americans were not just my neighbors, they were my family in every sense of the word. Suddenly, it's 28 years later. You find yourself in 2012 in the midst of the US election and you realize, with shock and awe that the gate is closing - not because of economics or war or terrorist threat or because a guard is standing at the border locking the gate in front of you - but in the name of blind adherence to ideology.

Media Bites: How Will the Election Turn Out? Duh -- Ask Canada!

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Canadian media rarely bears even the slightest apprehension about bossily dictating U.S. elections. Our papers state their partisan preferences loudly and often, but thankfully no one south of the 49th seems to give a doodle-dandy. And to be fair, as far as nefarious foreign endorsements go, you could do a lot worse than the Canadian stamp of approval. Anyway, who's getting the honour this year?

Hey Guys, Remember Us?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Amid all the feisty back-and-forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during this U.S. election, there was barely a mention of Canada. ...

Under A Cloud

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Hurricane Sandy is set to overshadow the start of the trading week after the operator of the New York Stock Exchange said that it is suspend...

Joshua Ostroff

Sheen: Romney Is 'Stupid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

When Martin Sheen last spoke to Huffington Post in September, U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election looked like a cakewalk. Three debates later,...

Who Lied More at the Conventions: Politicians or the Media?

Diane Francis | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada
Diane Francis

The presence of 15,000 journalists in Tampa and Charlotte for the conventions was ridiculous but even wackier is the size of "Nation PR." Likely bigger than Newark or its governor, this is an industry of propagandists, bloggers, twitterers, scandal-mongers, pundits, spin doctors, pollsters, journalist-partisans who pen biased op-eds and columns, campaign operatives and dewy-eyed "Monicas" who will do anything for the boss. Nation PR never sleeps and now the fun, for the rest of us, begins as they launch their saturation bombing campaign on US voters to capture victory in November.

What's In Romney's Heart?

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Politics

TAMPA, Fla. - A portrait of a humane, tender-hearted Mitt Romney emerged on Thursday at the Republican National Convention, even as he urged Americans...

Shawn Atleo To Serve A Second Term As AFM's National Chief

CBC | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Impact

Shawn Atleo will serve a second term as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations after beating out his competitors in three rounds of voting in...

Redford Win is a Win for Obama Too

Christopher Sands | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Christopher Sands

Alberta's election result was a reprieve for the Obama administration. The reasonable Redford government will temper somewhat Harper's enthusiasm for petroleum realpolitik. Had the Wildrose Party won the election, Washington would have been in for a wild ride.

The Problem With American Democracy

CBC | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

The United States of America is, perhaps unfortunately for its citizens, the most democratic country in the world. There's no...

Maybe Rick Perry Should Run in Edmonton?

Noah Kristula-Green | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Noah Kristula-Green

Rick Perry recently released an ad where he argued that "there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." So what is the Canadian response to this? To suggest that the video should be taken down because it is "hate speech."

The Super Committee's Lost Opportunity

Andrew Pyle | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Pyle

As Americans head into their Thanksgiving long weekend, they will have plenty of things to be thankful for. Unfortunately, an effective government will not be one of them. There was a feeling that members of Congress would get their respective acts together and put to rest any doubts over fiscal repair in the U.S.

Sequestering U.S.-Canadian Relations

Christopher Sands | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

If the U.S Congress' does not reach a deal to lift the debt ceiling once more before the 2012 elections, the automatic budget cuts to defense that would follow could have a serious impact on agreements and relations with Canada.

Where Are the Republican Candidates?

Conrad Black | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada
Conrad Black

It is disturbing that as the United States flounders through one of the most precipitate declines of prestige and economic and fiscal strength in its generally upwardly mobile history, there is such a scarcity of galvanizing candidates to take the headship of the country.

Why Forbes Thinks Canada's Economy Is Number One

David Gratzer | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
David Gratzer

Canada gets top marks for freedom -- odd in a country where you can easily get a marijuana joint in most big cities, but not a private MRI scan