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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

The Debate We Should Be Having Over Mount McKinley

(2) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 2:32 PM

When President Barack Obama officially renamed Mount McKinley on Monday, neither he nor the Republicans protesting his decision mentioned the foreign policy legacy of President William McKinley. 

Yet how one views a monument to McKinley depends on whether one celebrates his century-old expansion...

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Here's What St. Paul's Is Telling Alumni About The Owen Labrie Rape Case

(6) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:58 PM

St. Paul's School Rector Michael Hirschfeld on Friday tried to reassure alumni that the elite New Hampshire boarding school is taking strong steps to protect students in the wake of a high-profile sexual assault case. Hirschfeld staunchly defended the survivor of the alleged assault, but his words also...

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Obama Says He Never Suggested Schumer, Other Iran Deal Critics Want War

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:11 PM

President Barack Obama said in an interview published Monday that he respects the motives of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and some other opponents of the Iran nuclear deal.

“I don’t think somebody like a Chuck Schumer wants war,” Obama told Jane...

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The Controversial New Argument For The Fed To Raise Interest Rates

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 2:36 PM

Proponents of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike have a new argument: Raise rates now so they are high enough for the central bank to cut them later when the economy begins shrinking. But many analysts believe the risks of precipitating a slowdown with a premature rate increase...

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Activists Counter Federal Reserve Gathering With Push Against Interest Rate Hikes

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 7:38 PM

Progressive activists and economists who want the Federal Reserve to prioritize jobs and racial justice brought their case to the central bankers' summer meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday for two days of teach-ins and protests. The activists’ immediate goal is to prevent the Federal...

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Low-Income Workers Have Nowhere Affordable To Live, New Report Shows

(5) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 5:10 PM

Low-income workers and their families do not earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American communities, according to a new analysis of families’ living costs published Wednesday.

The analysis, released by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, is an annual update...

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Hate-Group Watchdog: Trump Has 'White Nationalist Positions'

(4) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 12:04 PM

A national hate-group watchdog said on Wednesday that the real estate mogul Donald Trump has "white nationalist positions" on Latino immigrants, whether he considers himself a white nationalist or not.

 Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based organization that monitors...

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Meet The Members Of Donald Trump’s White Supremacist Fan Club

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 5:55 PM

Donald Trump had a history of racially insensitive remarks long before he kicked off his invective-filled presidential campaign in June by calling Mexican immigrants “rapists.”

But there is now abundant evidence that as...

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Fed Activists To Highlight Racial Justice At Jackson Hole Conference

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 7:09 PM

Black Lives Matter activists’ interruption of a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speech in Seattle earlier this month may have represented a new high in tensions between the movements for economic equality and racial justice -- and a progressive coalition’s agenda for a...

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Chris Christie Features ISIS Propaganda In New Campaign Ad

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 10:38 AM

A new presidential campaign ad for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) features images taken from Islamic State propaganda videos, marking a growing trend among Republican candidates seeking to attack President Barack Obama. 

The 30-second campaign video, “Law Enforcer,”

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What The Greek Government Isn't Saying About The New Bailout Deal

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 9:20 PM

The bailout deal Greece finalized with creditors on Tuesday, worth up to $94 billion, won't bring significant relief from austerity, contrary to Greek government claims. The government takes credit for winning lower budget surplus targets than in previous bailout proposals, but experts said the changes are designed to...

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Progressive Groups Go On The Offensive Against A Fed Interest Rate Hike

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 2:03 PM

Progressive groups are launching a national campaign this week to pressure the Federal Reserve not to raise interest rates until wages begin growing more significantly. And they are getting some help from popular liberal economist Robert Reich.

The groups, led by the Center for Popular Democracy’s

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Steady Job Growth Is Still Not Boosting Workers' Pay, New Numbers Show

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 9:35 AM

The July jobs report released Friday morning show the economy producing jobs at a steady pace. While the gains increase the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, the lack of substantial wage growth confirms for some economists and activists that a rate hike...

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Fox News Was The Real Winner Of The Republican Debates

(17) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 12:35 AM

Forget the 17 Republican candidates -- the real winner of the two Republican debates on Thursday was Fox...

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Mike Huckabee And Marco Rubio's Weird Legal Theory About Abortion

(12) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 11:43 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) found one thing they could agree on during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate: They both believe the Constitution already gives the president the power to outlaw abortion. Their view is a minority one in the legal community that is...

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Chris Christie And Mike Huckabee Exchange Blows On Social Security

(9) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 10:33 PM

A question about Social Security during Thursday's GOP debate sparked an extended debate between Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)...

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Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush Lock Horns On Common Core

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 10:08 PM

The two Republican candidates from Florida exchanged barbs about Common Core educational standards during Thursday night's GOP presidential...

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Lindsey Graham Used A Moving Personal Story To Call For Social Security Cuts

(4) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 8:22 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) shared a moving personal story about his firsthand appreciation of Social Security during the Republican debate on Thursday. Then he explained how it inspired him to want to cut the program.

“When I was 21, my mom died. When I was 22, my...

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Fox News Debate Host Asks GOP Presidential Candidates If They'd Spy On Mosques. Obama Already Does.

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 5:27 PM

It took Fox News less than a half an hour to propose, in the form of a question,...

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Unlike Donald Trump's Campaign, His Take On The Federal Reserve Is Sort Of Serious

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 2:34 PM

Donald Trump, real estate mogul and ersatz Republican presidential candidate, is not one for in-depth policy prescriptions. The entertainer's campaign website lacks an "issues" section, and he often blanches when pressed to elaborate on a grandiose pronouncement.

But there is at least one issue about which Trump has...

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