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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

Bernie Sanders Blasts Greece's Creditors

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 8:55 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) attacked the International Monetary Fund and European authorities on Wednesday for imposing what he called excessive austerity measures on Greece in negotiations over the country’s debt payments.

“It is unacceptable that the International Monetary Fund and European policymakers have refused to work with the Greek...

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Bobby Jindal Agrees To Let Medical Marijuana Reach Patients In Louisiana

(10) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a law to provide access to medical marijuana on Monday, nearly a quarter-century after his state had legalized cannabis use by chronically ill people.

Though Louisiana signed off on medical marijuana in 1991, it has remained unavailable because the state...

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U.S. Efforts In Greek Debt Crisis May Be Just Too Late

(17) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 3:36 PM

The United States should have intervened a week ago when the latest talks between Greece and its creditors began to fall apart, a former senior International Monetary Fund official told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. Appeals for compromise over the Greek debt crisis come too late now, economist Peter Doyle...

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Europe's Populists Rally To Greece's Side

(96) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 8:43 PM

Populist parties in Spain, Ireland and other austerity-stricken European countries are flocking to support the Greek government’s defiance of its creditors, and to encourage Greek citizens to vote against the creditors’ bailout proposal in a July 5 referendum.

Spain’s ascendant left-populist party Podemos called for a solidarity rally with...

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Angela Merkel Will Be Responsible For A Greek Exit From The Eurozone

(452) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:55 PM

If Greece leaves the eurozone in the coming days, it will be the result of decisions made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, more than any other institution or leader.

Although Greece has been negotiating with a so-called "troika" of institutional creditors -- the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank...

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Why A Bailout Deal That Keeps Greece In Europe May Endanger Greek Democracy

(21) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 9:14 PM

An emerging bailout deal between Greece and its creditors likely would continue the status quo of austerity. This ongoing economic pain may embolden Greek authoritarian political forces that have ties to Russia, experts say.

Greece is still negotiating with lenders over how budget-tightening in a bailout deal will be distributed....

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As Debt Deal Looms, Greeks Dream Big

(26) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 7:32 PM

As Greek leaders work around the clock to negotiate a new bailout deal with their creditors, ordinary Greeks remain anxious about what lies ahead.

The Huffington Post spoke to two Greek citizens with very different political views and very different hopes and expectations about a forthcoming deal. While both...

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Greece And Europe Are On The Brink Of A Deal. Here Is How It Could Still Be Dead On Arrival.

(22) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 9:12 AM

After months of high-stakes negotiations, the Greek government and its creditors are reportedly within striking distance of a lasting new bailout deal.

But even if Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras inks an agreement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the other creditors, it could still be dead on arrival in...

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Top CEOs Earn More Than 300 Times What Average Workers Do, Study Finds

(61) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 1:51 PM

CEOs at top U.S. companies earned more than 300 times what average workers did in 2014, a new study revealed on Monday.

According to the report by the Economic Policy Institute, CEOs of the top 350 publicly owned U.S. companies earned, on average, $16.3 million a year --...

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Obeying Europe Has Been Disastrous, Greece Says, Demanding A Better Deal

(15) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 8:54 PM

To hear some tell it, Greece is acting like a petulant child unwilling to take its medicine.

But Greece says it has good reasons for holding out on key demands from its international creditors. The terms of the bailout it received from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central...

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NRA Official: Slain Charleston Churchgoers 'Might Be Alive' If Pastor Had Supported Guns In Church

(1222) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 12:34 PM

Gun activists have said allowing guns in church could have stopped Wednesday's killings at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, and they wasted no time blaming murdered pastor and state Sen. Clementa Pinckney (D).

In a post on gun activist website, National Rifle Association board member Charles L. Cotton

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Here's How The Media Covered The Most Heinous Attack On A Black Church In U.S. History

(20) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 6:55 PM

As Americans mourn Wednesday’s horrific shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, it's perhaps worth looking back at the country's response to a similar tragedy decades ago. One of the most notorious cases of a white supremacist murdering black churchgoers was the bombing of the...

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South Carolina Has Permissive Gun Laws. Here's Why That Won't Change.

(450) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 2:04 PM

President Barack Obama attempted to reignite a national debate about gun safety laws in his remarks Thursday following a brutal shooting that left nine dead at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

“I have had to make statements like this too many times,” the president said. “We do...

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Economists Beg Fed Not To Wreck The Economy

(72) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 7:12 PM

The Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise interest rates in June prompted a a sigh of relief on Wall Street Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to win over economists and activists concerned about sluggish wage growth.

The Fed said in a statement that it is...

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Lovable Austerity: Greeks Say Cutting Military Spending Further 'Is A Pleasure For Us'

(36) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 6:02 PM

Speaking to reporters in Washington on Tuesday, Yiannis Bournous, the head of international affairs for Greece’s ruling Syriza party, heartily endorsed defense cuts as a way to meet the fiscal targets of Greece’s international creditors.

“We already proposed a 200 million euro cut in the defense budget,” Bournous said at...

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Europe Offered Greece A Deal To Meet Its Obligations By Cutting Military Spending. The IMF Said No Way.

(80) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 5:15 PM

While European leaders and International Monetary Fund representatives continue to blame Greece for the impasse in negotiations over the terms of Greece’s bailout, a Saturday report by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reveals the IMF vetoed a compromise that cut military spending proposed by the...

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Mitt Romney: Hillary Clinton's Eyes Say, 'Where's My Latte?'

(570) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 11:25 AM

Mitt Romney had some harsh words for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Monday.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," the 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former governor of Massachusetts said that while Clinton had struck the right notes for her base during her campaign...

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Carl DeMaio's Accuser Pleads Guilty To Trying To Frame Him

(32) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 7:03 PM

The campaign staffer who accused former congressional candidate Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment pleaded guilty to obstructing justice on Friday.

Todd Bosnich admitted to writing a fake threatening letter that he then claimed DeMaio had sent to him, according to federal prosecutors.

Although prosecutors said the...

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Democrats Just Shot The Hostage In Obama's Trade Deal Negotiations

(236) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 5:07 PM

Wanda Perdue of Rocky Mount, Virginia, said she signed up for a federal program that helps workers whose jobs are shipped overseas when her job was, in 2010. With Uncle Sam paying the tab, Perdue, who had worked for furniture manufacturer Stanley Furniture, enrolled in an 18-month office administrator certificate...

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Alaska Budget Deal Averts Government Shutdown. Now Comes The Hard Part.

(23) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 10:44 PM

Alaska’s legislature approved a budget on Thursday that averts a government shutdown and ends a weeks-long political impasse. Now, talk turns to making state finances less dependent on the price of oil, including a once-unthinkable state income tax.

According to the Alaska Dispatch News, the $5 billion state...

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