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Daniel Marans
Daniel Marans is a Reporter at The Huffington Post. Previously, Daniel worked as an Interview Producer for Al Jazeera America's daily news discussion show, Inside Story. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. Daniel can be reached at, or on Twitter @DanielMarans.

Entries by Daniel Marans

Palestinian Activists At The DNC Believe Time Is On Their Side

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 8:09 PM

PHILADELPHIA ― Democratic Party leaders may be doing their best to snub Palestinian rights advocates, but the activists were out in unprecedented force at the Democratic National Convention this week.

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) candidacy, along with young people’s changing views of Israel, are emboldening staunch partisans...

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Democrats Agree To Compromise On Superdelegates And Other Reforms

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2016 | 12:27 PM

The Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee agreed on Saturday evening to create a “unity commission” that will recommend reductions in the power of superdelegates and enable wider participation in party caucuses.

Although the commission’s recommendations would not be binding, activists who sought to eliminate superdelegates altogether are...

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Senate Candidate Takes Heat For Implying Obama Supports Her Opponent Because She's Black

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2016 | 5:42 PM

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.), a candidate for the U.S. Senate, suggested that President Barack Obama is backing her opponent, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, because the president and Harris are both black.

In an interview in Spanish on a Sacramento...

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Progressives Mount Fight To Abolish Superdelegates Ahead Of DNC

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2016 | 11:28 AM

A group of Democratic officials proposed an amendment at a party Rules Committee meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, which begins there on Monday.

The effort suggests that while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)...

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Brexit Is Already Causing The U.K. Economy To Shrink

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 12:10 PM

The British economy is getting smaller, according to a major survey of business executives in the country.

The new data is the latest in a series of signs that...

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Anti-Trump Republicans Hold 'Irish Wake' For GOP Just Before Trump's RNC Speech

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 10:20 PM

WASHINGTON ― A small group of veteran Republicans who are die-hard Donald Trump opponents gathered Thursday evening to mourn ― and effectively protest ― a party they no longer recognize.

Billed as an Irish wake, the handful of longtime GOP operatives and policy wonks assembled to pay...

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Turns Out Meredith McIver Is Not Just Another One Of Trump's Lies

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 5:03 PM

When Meredith McIver, a Trump Organization staff writer, came forward on Wednesday to take the fall for Melania Trump’s plagiarism of Michelle Obama, internet commenters almost immediately

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Here's How The GOP Is Concealing Its Plans To Cut Social Security

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 6:18 PM

The Republican Party’s platform on Social Security is jam-packed with well-worn conservative euphemisms for cutting benefits.

Not to worry, though. The progressive advocacy group Social Security Works has a helpful translation of Republican-ese. The group, which advocates benefits expansion, on Wednesday released a red-pen markup...

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Melania Trump Speechwriter Takes Blame For Plagiarizing Michelle Obama's Speech

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 12:38 PM

A speechwriter for the Trump family took responsibility on Wednesday for plagiarizing portions of Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech from a 2008 address by first lady Michelle Obama.

Meredith McIver, a staff writer for the Trump Organization who worked with Melania Trump on the speech,...

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Dan Savage Has Had Enough Of 'Pasty White' Jill Stein Supporters

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 12:09 PM

Dan Savage, sex-advice columnist and host of popular podcast “Savage Lovecast,” has some strong arguments against fed-up progressives voting for Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate.

Savage unloaded on a Stein supporter who called into his show in May, colorfully reiterating an oft-made argument...

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Mike Pence Didn’t Just Support The Iraq War. He Misunderstood Military History.

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 2:25 PM

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tapped as a running mate, revealed a misguided view of history while serving on the House International Relations Committee.

During an interview with C-SPAN on April 2, 2003 ― just weeks after the...

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Paris Terror Attack Movie Pulled From French Theaters In Wake Of Rampage In Nice

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 11:16 AM

French movie theaters have withdrawn the action film “Bastille Day” from their schedules in the wake of last Thursday’s massacre in Nice that killed at least 84 people.

The decision to pull the film, which is about the efforts of a CIA agent and a common...

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Elizabeth Warren Unloads On Mike Pence In Devastating Tweetstorm

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2016 | 12:32 PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has proven to be one of the most adept attack dogs against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Now the progressive senator is training her considerable fire on Trump’s newly revealed...

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CNN Turk Kept Broadcasting As Turkish Troops Took Over The Studio

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2016 | 11:26 AM

When the Turkish troops attempting a military coup marched into the studios of CNN Turk early Saturday morning, the news channel’s staff broadcast the takeover to the world via...

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Former CIA Officials Give Turkish Coup Plotters Advice On CNN

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2016 | 8:48 AM

Oh, for the good old days ― when the CIA regularly assisted military coups d’états in foreign democracies.

Several former spooks appearing on CNN Friday night to discuss the attempted military coup in Turkey had more than a few pointers for the seemingly amateurish military officers...

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Terror Attacks Have Become Shockingly Common In France Over The Past 2 Years

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 12:56 PM

There have been 10 notable terror attacks in France since the start of 2015, including Thursday’s massacre in Nice.

While many countries are struggling with a rise in terrorism, the frequency of the attacks over such a short period in France is shocking. As one observer

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Brexit Threatens Entire European Economy

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 12:50 PM

When United Kingdom voters chose last month to leave the European Union, the popular wisdom was that it was an act of economic self-harm for Britain.

Now it appears that the U.K. may be taking down the continent along with it.

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Social Security Is Increasingly Crucial To Kids, Report Finds

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 10:00 AM

Move over, grandma and grandpa: Your grandkids need Social Security, too.

Some 6.4 million American children ― 9 percent of all U.S. kids ― either receive Social Security directly or rely on someone who does, according to a report released Tuesday.

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The HuffPost Story That Bizarrely Rocked Boston

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2016 | 5:04 AM

WASHINGTON ― The Huffington Post raised the issue Wednesday of the Boston media’s failure to report on the questionable record of Carmen Ortiz, the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts.

As if working to prove the point, Boston media promptly turned its guns on the mayor and HuffPost...

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