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Hillary Clinton Won Big In American Samoa Again

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the American Samoa caucus on Tuesday, defeating her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and California b...

My Super Tuesday Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow's the big night, whether you prefer to call it Super Tuesday or the "SEC Tuesday" (because of all the Southern states). So rather than scramble to get this out before the polls close tomorrow night, I'm posting all my primary picks today.

The State Of The Union Gets Awkward When You Can't Vote For A President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Neil Weare

When the president starts talking about voting rights for all Americans, heck, that's pretty exciting if you're a non-voting delegate. Until you realize he is not talking about you or the four million U.S. citizens you represent. Then it gets awkward.

I Married an American: This Is What I Get

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Weddings
Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

When I met my husband in Suva, Fiji, seven years ago, I did not realize that the day would mark the end of my open admiration of Shania Twain, obsession over corned beef or giving freely without questioning.

This Is The Most Blissful Part Of America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel

Would you believe there's a virtually empty, incomparably lush, incredibly quiet and awesomely unplugged tropical escape that's technically a part of ...

Island Voices, Global Choices: Rising Sea Levels Pose a Serious Threat to Places Like Samoa

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

We small islanders contribute the least to climate changing emissions -- yet we suffer most from the effects of climate change. We do not want your pity or your donor dollars -- we want industrialized countries to partner with us to beat these challenges.

Fighting for Democracy, But Can't Vote for President

Neil Weare | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Neil Weare

This month, as President Obama prepares once again to address the nation, nearly 600 soldiers from Guam are returning home after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, yet they are being denied democracy at home.

11 Beautiful Spots Where There's No Internet

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel

It's hard to deny the impact that constant digital distractions and 24/7 connectivity have had on our stress levels: Heavy technology use has been lin...

WATCH: Stateless Gay Man Finds Himself In Limbo In The South Pacific

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An ethnic Armenian gay man has been living what has been described as the real-life version of "The Terminal" in American Samoa. As CNN reports, M...

Caucus-Goers Gather At Bar To Pick 2012 Nominee

Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- What do you get when 50 or so Republicans gather in a restaurant-bar? In American Samoa, you get a presidential cauc...

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Double Indumbnity

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Over in Samoa, Jerri, having profited from the use of Candice's disloyalty, now suggested cutting her loose, for being untrustworthy. Excuse me? Show me one Insufferable who is trustworthy.

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains: Shuffle Bored!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

No matter what those dopey Twilight movies tell you, werewolves make lousy house pets. But someone else was morphing into a monster under last night's full moon as well...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Banana Wars.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Happy Shakespeare's Birthday everyone. Let's celebrate by talking about Survivor, which is exactly what Shakespeare would have written if only he had had no talent.

Survivor Heroes vs Villains: Mission Implausible.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Parvati didn't flip and Courtney's skeleton went back to her graveyard or haunted castle or wherever it is that living skeletons hang out. Poor JT. Totally betrayed.

Minimum Wage, and Controversy, Reaches Distant U.S. Islands

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The 2007 increase in the minimum wage was a modest boost for America's low-wage labor force, but it's making a far bigger splash in the Pacific Ocean, on two remote outposts of the American empire.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Shudder Island

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

There really is no one left to root for playing Survivor. (It's not like Rupert has a chance of winning. Get real.) The only thing left to make one tune it in is to see the inevitable fall of Bulbous Baggins, aka, Russell The Hobbit on Crack.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Robbed!

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Rob described Tyson the Mormon Moron as having been "as dumb as a bag of rocks," although I think this was unnecessarily insulting to bags of rocks.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Hot Dogs and Bananas.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

After returning from Tribal Council, my beautiful James asked Colby "You want a hug?" and the idiot said: "No." Is he insane? First he turned down chocolate, now he's turned down a chocolate hug.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Russell in Failureland.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Jeff opened the big three hour finale and reunion show by reading my recaps aloud over clips, only he cut all the good jokes. Well, Colby remained, and he's still a joke.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: The Tin-Brained Woodman is Rusty.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

It's almost over. Just one little hour tonight, and then the big two-hour finale followed by live reunion show, which will hopefully be the last anyon...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Wily Wankers and the Chocolate Factory

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Sadly, not every episode of Survivor can be as much fun as last week's dynamite combination of Voldepussy's crying jag and James dripping baby oil.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Never Wear Feathers in Your Hair.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

We opened this week with Voldetool (Ex-Coach Wade for any new readers), going into a ridiculous emotional tailspin because Sandra had dared to point out that he was a lazy, mouth-running, idiot.

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Mud-Slinging.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

What? Survivor again? All I care about is how feral Claire turned into Rousseau, becoming Clouseau. Oh well, it's a dirty job, especially this week, b...

Survivor: Heroes vs Villains: Hi Y'all.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Samoa's war between the Likeables and the Insufferables continues. It may not be getting as much international attention the Olympics, but at least in Samoa, the contestants are stripped down.