US Presidential Election

Clinton-Trump Debate Hooked This Canadian On U.S. Politics Again

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

I've loved politics pretty much my entire adult life, both Canadian and U.S. I've always been an enthusiastic and avid follower and I've been known to watch every rally, speech and debate. I've also been known to stay up half the night waiting for the last vote to be counted.

Clinton And Trump Battle Over Key Election Issues

CP | Julie Pace And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Buckle up, this is only the first debate.

Clinton Ad Captures The Heartbreaking Impact Of Trump's Sexism

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living

Using his own words against him.

Are American Voters Trumped Both Ways?

Henry Mintzberg | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Henry Mintzberg

How is anyone to believe that either candidate will deal with the deeply-rooted problems of America today: income disparities, the legal corruption of political donations, a warming globe that needs to be cooled, crony capitalism that has harmed so much of the American middle class? Add to this the ultimate problem: an uncanny tendency to deal with all these fires by repeatedly pouring oil on them.

Feds Prep For U.S. Vote Outcomes, Including Trump Threatening NAFTA

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's ambassador to the U.S. says it's a big enough job that there's lots of work for everybody to do.

Clinton Casts Herself As A Unifier As She Accepts Nomination

CP | Julie Pace And Robert Furlow, The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics

Clinton formally accepted her Democratic nomination for president Thursday night.

Obama Warns Against Trump's 'Deeply Pessimistic' Plan For America

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics

The U.S. president boasted Hillary Clinton as someone who "never quits."

There's Simply No Way Donald Trump Can Win The Election

Carlo Dade | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Carlo Dade

For Trump to win "significantly" more of the white vote would mean getting into the mid-60 per cent range, or two out of three white voters -- two out of three! As absurd as that sounds, Trump's chance of simply not doing as poorly as did Romney amongst African Americans and non-Cuban Hispanics looks even more absurd.

Will Canada Become The Austria Of The 1930s?

David Martin | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Politics
David Martin

When it comes to understanding the seemingly unprecedented Donald trump phenomenon, sometimes history provides some interesting parallels that can serve as a modern warning sign. In this case, I'm thinking of Austria in the 1930s, a nation that shared much culturally, politically and linguistically with its neighbor Germany but had only one-tenth its population. Sound familiar?

Trump's New Normal: Chaos At Rallies Now Goes Without Saying

CP | Thomas Beaumont And Jill Colvin, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The confrontations between protesters and Trump supporters keep escalating.

Nova Scotia's Trying To 'Monetize' On Its Trump Moment

CP | Rob Roberts, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Business

"It's been a wonderful gift that keeps on giving."

'How To Move To Canada' Google Searches Spiked On Super Tuesday

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Politics

We can't know the reason for sure, but we have our suspicions.

Would Bernie Sanders Be So Radical In Canada?

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Where would the senator sit on Canada's political spectrum?

Would You Bet On This Guy?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada

It's a first for the corporation.

Cruz's Canadian Birth Could Be A Liability To Republicans: Trump

CP | Scott Bauer And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Politics

Trump was one of the loudest voices questioning whether President Obama was born in Kenya.

Presidential Candidate Who Wanted To Build Wall With Canada Gives Up

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON — He talked about building a wall with Canada. What he found was one around the White House. The barrier to Scott Walker's presidentia...

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Troll Each Other On Twitter

CBC | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

Yes, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush — or, at least, their campaign teams — were posting Twitter insults at each other.

Watching the Watchdog: An Election Day Fable

Tim Knight | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

During those four years there had been much sadness, wailing and gnashing of teeth and beating of breasts in the land as the tribe's riches and power ebbed, and the people lost faith in their tribe. So therefore, many leaders did arise who did each say unto the people that he alone was strong and of good courage and should be their leader to lead them out of the slough of despond and into the land of milk and honey...

The Branding Lessons You Can Learn From the U.S. Election

Karen Wensley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Business
Karen Wensley

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Most of us are relieved the U.S. election is over -- listening to the hyperbole of the campaign for so many months has been difficult even for Canadians who don't hear the ads and don't have the same emotional reaction to the candidates. But there are some lessons to be learned for non-politicians working on their personal brands.

This Election Was No Tea Party for Mitt Romney

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png At the end of the day, this "close" election was not really that close. While the race was closer than 2008, Romney's routes to victory proved limited and, ultimately, impossible. The outcome of this election will likely raise serious questions about the influence of the right wing Tea Party in the Republican Party.

The Victory Speech I Wish I Heard Last Night

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png Imagine the following scene with me, if you will: Marine One lands amid a fury of fireworks in the middle of Grant Park in Chicago. President Obama is wearing a full flight-suit as he struts from the LZ up onto a stage already occupied by Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z. As he makes his way behind the podium, George Clooney unveils a giant "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner.

Media Bites: An Obama Win Makes Canada the Loser

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg A successful Obama presidency -- one that trims the debt, shrinks the deficit, reforms entitlements, and spurs GDP growth is one dangerously likely to revive the old Canadian demons of insecurity and inferiority. Regardless of how much it may satiate our fiscal interests, an economically resurgent America almost certainly means a return to second-place status for this country.

So What if Obama Were a Muslim?

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg It is deeply worrisome and disturbing to see the amount of hate that is out there against Muslims. Obama failed to stand up against the bigots who started spreading misinformation about his religious beliefs. He should have silenced them by asking them, "so what if I were a Muslim?"

Welcome to the Age of Meta-Politics

Doug Mann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Doug Mann

2012-11-05-electionbannerreal.jpg Though image politics is still very much with us, we are entering a third age of democratic politics as a result of the 24-hour cable news cycle, social networking, YouTube, Twitter, mass apathy and at least in the American case, the archaic electoral college system. As a result of all this we get meta-politics, image politics taken to its absolute degree.

Why the Day After Election Day Matters Most

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

Tuesday, election day, is going to be a big day, there's no doubt about it. Americans when they go to the polls will be deciding the direction their country takes -- on the economy, health care, big or small government, taxes, marriage, abortion and foreign policy -- for the next four years. But I'd like to talk about what to my mind is an even bigger day -- Wednesday, the day after the election -- because one very important thing in America needs to change and Wednesday is when it has to start.