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Barack Obama: the Pop Culture President

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Adored by many for the freshness and modernity he has breathed into American politics, Barack Obama may not be remembered for his concrete policies, but rather as one of the greatest pop culture icons in recent years. Jodie Yates takes a look back on the Obama administration’s relationship with popular … Read More

Election Night: An Editor’s Take

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So, Trump has won. Those are words I had hoped I wouldn’t have to write, but fortune was not so kind. A campaign fuelled by hatred and deception has resulted in the least qualified individual ever to receive the party nomination winning the White House. It would be easy, and … Read More

Dakota Disorder

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Features looks at the construction of the Dakota Pipeline and the threat it poses not just to sacred Native American land but the water supply and the economic stability of surrounding areas. The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock, are caught in a quagmire of legal … Read More

How it happened: election breakdown

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While the final upshot forecast may have given Secretary of State Hillary Clinton an 84% chance of victory in the presidential election, it is reality television star and businessman Donald Trump that has secured 279 electoral votes, and the White House. Clinton versus Obama Clinton did not perform as well … Read More

From outsider to the Oval Office: Trump’s timeline

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1988 •  Oprah asks Trump if he would ever run for president – “Probably not,” he answers, “[but] I think I’d win. I’ll tell you what: I wouldn’t go in to lose.” 1999  •  Seeks presidential nomination for the Reform Party, but prematurely ends campaign. May 2011  •  Roasting from … Read More

American Horror Story: World in shock as Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America

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Republican Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States of America, beating Hillary Clinton with a result that has shocked and scared many. From the day he announced his candidacy in June 2015, his election campaign was widely seen as a joke. However, his confident speeches … Read More

Don’t be surprised when Americans are jealous of where you live…

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Jade Verbick give us an insider’s view of travel in the UK compared to the USA… The United States is well-known for its odd food combinations and ridiculous politics. It is also known, to a lesser extent, for its beautiful natural features and awe-inspiring monuments. While there is a lot … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Third Party, No Starty

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It’s the presidential race of 2016 and look how far we come. From a time in 2012, when even the slightest slip of the tongue would spell disaster for a candidate, to the colourful politics of 2016, where any day without at least one major: blunder, lie or flip-flop is … Read More

Julian Assange: still wanted, still here

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Over the past week, Julian Assange, co-founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, has been hoping for a solution to his long-term asylum status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been living indoors since June 2012. Last Friday a solution was said to be found when a UN panel … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Washington, USA

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Bex Gray is a third year Politics and Parliamentary Studies student currently working in the United States. She is spending this semester in Washington DC, interning for Congressman Don Young, representative for All Alaska in the House of Representatives. She’s (supposed to be) learning a lot about American politics, and … Read More