Paul Vale
Based in New York, Paul is the Night Editor and a writer on US news and politics for the Huffington Post UK. He previously covered UK news and politics out of HuffPost's London bureau.

Before HuffPost he worked at the London Times and the Sunday Express. You can visit his website here

Entries by Paul Vale

Tom Cruise And Jimmy Fallon Recreate ‘Top Gun' Duet During 'Tonight Show' Lip Sync Battle

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 12:09 AM

Jimmy Fallon's lip sync battle was stepped up one giant notch on Monday evening, ‘The Tonight Show’ host taking on the biggest star in Hollywood -- Tom Cruise.

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Boris Johnson Apologises For Giving His Barrister Wife A 'Backie' On His Bike

(19) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 3:55 PM

Boris Johnson apologised on Monday after giving his wife a quick "backie" on his bicycle. The mayor of London was criticised by the national cycling charity CTC for pedalling his barrister wife Marina Wheeler through the city late on Thursday evening. The charity said Boris "should have known better".


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North Korea Threatens To Leave No American Alive 'To Sign A Surrender' On Anniversary Of Korean War

(10) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 2:17 PM

North Korea has threatened to leave no American alive should there be a second war on the divided Korean peninsula. The bellicose threat came from officials marking Monday’s anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War 62 years ago. Should there be further conflict, no...

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Syrian Children Delight In A Subterranean Damascus Playground, Safe From Civil War Shelling

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 1:47 PM

Children in Damascus are able to play safely from the shelling in the streets above thanks to an underground playground constructed by activists. The subterranean park, which was built in Ghouta in the eastern part of the capital city, allows the city's youth to have a glimpse of a normal...

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Mike Huckabee Says President Obama Is Marching Israelis 'To The Door Of The Oven' With Iran Deal

(53) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 10:13 PM

There has been some legitimate criticism of the Iran nuclear deal by American conservatives. On Sunday, Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee instead opted for hyperbole, invoking the holocaust to bemoan the agreement and attack President Obama.


Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee speaks at...

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Republican Primary Election Debates Prove Even More Contentious Than The British General Election Debates

(48) Comments | Posted July 26, 2015 | 6:10 PM

NEW YORK -- The advent of American-style TV debates as part of the British electoral landscape proved hugely popular during the 2010 and 2015 general election campaigns. Yet for broadcasters, organising an event that can have such a decisive impact on the result (the 2010 success of the Liberal Democrats...

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Government Accused Of Cover Up Over Scrapping Of Promised Network Rail Schemes

(5) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 9:52 PM

Labour has accused the government of a cover up after the Department of Transport refused a freedom of information request regarding when it was told rail upgrades promised in its election manifesto would be scrapped.

According to Network Rail, the DfT was informed in March that that...

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John Bercow Rebuked By Treasury For £172 Spend On Chauffeur Drive Under A Mile

(136) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 3:31 PM

John Bercow was lambasted by a Treasury minister on Friday after racking up a £172 bill being chauffeur-driven to a conference just 0.7 miles (1.1km) from Parliament. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Greg Hands suggested the Speaker should be "setting a much better example than this" after a...

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Lafayette Shooting Places Louisiana Gun Laws In The Firing Line, But Little Will Be Done To Stop The NRA

(32) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 10:47 AM

NEW YORK -- Two people are dead after a shooting in a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana. The gunman also lies cold, having taken his own life. On Thursday, Barack Obama said the biggest “frustration” of his presidency was being unable to

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University Professor Kaukab Siddique Calls Women 'Sluts', Ponders 'Obama's Homo Uprising'

(19) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:41 PM

A university professor in Pennsylvania who previously questioned the Holocaust and called for Israel's destruction has come under fresh scrutiny for recent comments about Jews, women and gays. Kaukab Siddique, an English professor at Lincoln University outside Philadelphia, posed a question on Facebook asking whether Bill Cosby's accusers...

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Barack Obama Warns Britain To Stay In The EU To Retain Its Influence On The Global Stage

(199) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 5:31 PM

Barack Obama has warned that the UK must stay in the European Union to retain its influence on the global stage. In an interview with the BBC, the president, who referred to Britain as America’s “best partner,” said the UK’s membership of the EU gives him “much greater...

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Storm Chasing Photographer Witnesses 14 Spectacular Twisters In One Hour In Colorado

(1) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 10:39 AM

Storm chasers can spend months hunting for that perfect twister. Photographer Brian Morganti was lucky enough to land 14 in just one hour. The 19-year tornado-tracking veteran captured these remarkable pictures during one session driving across Colorado. Taken in June, the pictures detail a spectacular collection of formations,...

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LBC Leadership Hustings: Burnham Would Serve In Labour Shadow Cabinet Under Corbyn

(37) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 5:09 PM

With Jeremy Corbyn leading the race to be Ed Miliband’s successor, rival Andy Burnham revealed on Wednesday that he would serve in a future shadow cabinet under the veteran Islington MP. The shadow health secretary made the admission hours after fresh polling confirmed the backbencher's position...

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Guantanamo May Finally Be Closed By Obama

(4) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 3:25 PM

NEW YORK -- The White House is planning to close controversial detention centre Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a spokesman for the administration. Barack Obama campaigned on a pledge of closing the facility ahead of the 2008 election, but Congress has repeatedly block attempts to decommission the prison during his...

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Piers Morgan Takes On 'Black Twitter' In Testy Comment Piece About Nicki Minaj

(5) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 2:42 PM

NEW YORK -- Having swum in the choppy waters of gun control during his time at CNN, Piers Morgan waded into the even more turbulent rapids of race on Wednesday.

In a comment piece for the Mail Online, the former Mirror man took aim at raunchy songstress Nicki...

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Pope Francis Suffers Huge Slump In Popularity Amongst American Conservative Catholics

(80) Comments | Posted July 22, 2015 | 11:39 AM

NEW YORK -- While much of the globe lauds Francis as the best pope since St. Peter, in the US his stock has dramatically fallen. A Gallup poll published on Wednesday reveals the "Vicar of Christ" is suffering a ungodly slump in popularity, particularly amongst American conservatives.

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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Accuses David Cameron Of 'Technological Incompetence' over Encryption Bill

(25) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 5:32 PM

The founder of Wikipedia accused David Cameron of “technological incompetence” on Tuesday, telling the British Prime Minister the idea of banning encryption was “just nonsense.”

Speaking on HuffPost Live in New York, Jimmy Wales responded to a question about the British government’s push to gain access...

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Tomi Lahren's Nationalistic Rant Calls For US To Bomb The 'Desert' In Response To Tennessee Shooting

(62) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 3:19 PM

NEW YORK -- A TV news anchor’s flag-waving commentary on the Chattanooga shooting went viral on Monday due to some provocative lines suggesting the US should respond by sending bombers to the “desert.”

Tomi Lahren took aim at President Obama’s response to the threat of radical Islamism,...

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Das würde ein Atheist zu Gott sagen, wenn er ihn jemals treffen könnte

(21) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Was würde Stephen Fry sagen, wenn er Gott von Angesicht zu Angesicht gegenüberstünde?

Diese Frage wurde dem britischen Schauspieler, Journalisten und Komiker vor einigen Wochen in der Sendung RTE’s 'The Meaning Of Life' gestellt.

Frys Antwort war so schlagkräftig wie deutlich.

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Kentucky Country Clerk Decided Not To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After 'Praying And Fasting'

(49) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 11:22 AM

An elected official in Kentucky decided not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after she prayed and fasted. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis attended court on Monday after the American Civil Liberties Union sued her over her refusal to issue licenses, despite the recent Supreme...

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