Erik Daunfeldt

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Marijuana firm gains unlikely ally: Former Speaker John Boehner

Former House Speaker John Boehner says his stance on a popular substance has shifted — and it's not merlot.<p>The former Republican congressional leader — and famed wine-drinker — announced Wednesday he is joining the board of Acreage Holdings, a firm that cultivates, processes and dispenses marijuana …

Cannabis

'Put Trump in his place': nationalism awakens in Mexican presidential race

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Donald Trump’s habit of slapping down Mexico is feeding nationalist sentiment in the country’s presidential election campaign, prompting contenders to defy him and strengthening the hand of the frontrunner, who is courting the anti-establishment vote.<p>FILE PHOTO: Mexican …

Mexico

These 3 Everyday Products Show Who Won and Lost From Nafta

WASHINGTON — The North American Free Trade Agreement may not be a topic of frequent discussion in your household, but the trade pact probably plays a big role in your daily life.<p>From the clothes you wear to the food you eat and the car you drive, many everyday products traveled on winding journeys …

4 easy things all women can do now to prevent Alzheimer's disease

Love, feed, and care for your most overworked and overlooked body part – your brain. It will thank you now, and love you back later.<p>1 Move …

Indian PM Narendra Modi warns of three major global threats

Delivering the opening keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his vision …

27-Year-Old Coptic Christian Delivered a Defiant 4-Word Answer to Sinai Militants Right Before He Was Killed

On Jan. 13, 27-year-old Bassem Herz Attalhah, his 38-year-old brother Osama, and friend Mohamed were stopped by three armed men while on their way …

Jesus

California Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Take Trump Tax-Cut Savings From Companies

In response to the GOP’s recent tax overhaul, California lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require some businesses to turn over much …

Benjamin Netanyahu noticeably didn’t applaud a key part of Mike Pence's big speech to Israel's parliament

Vice President Mike Pence gave a landmark speech to the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on Monday, during which he repeated a key piece of US policy that may have made Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unhappy.<p>During his speech, Pence reiterated that the US would support a two-state solution …

Israel

House Republicans Already Scoffing at McConnell’s DACA Promise to Democrats

Democrats chose to reopen the government after an assurance from the Senate majority leader. That plan’s already in trouble.<p>When Senate Majority …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

When will the Palestinian leadership admit failure?

We, Palestinians, want to hear the Palestinian leadership say: 'Yes, we failed.'<p>If our strategy failed and our political manoeuvres hit a dead-end, is it not the time we change direction?<p>A month after the United States administration's announcement on the shift in policy on the status of Jerusalem, …

Israel

No, Republicans Didn't Win the Shutdown Fight

Now that Democrats have agreed to end the government shutdown, have they now proved they will cave the next time around? That's a popular theory among political pundits right now, but it sounds upside down.<p>Republicans lost one of their legislative hostages by passing the long-term funding of the …

U.S. Politics

This Is What Earth Could Look Like After A Nuclear Attack

We need to get rid of nuclear weapons before they get rid of us<p>Handout . / Reuters<p>HuffPost UK<p>After the end of the Cold War some 30 years ago, public …

North Korea

Trump Under Oath Is a Different Person

What the president’s previous depositions suggest about how his interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller might go<p>Sometime soon, President Trump is likely to be deposed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. Several outlets, beginning with NBC News on Monday, report that Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Life lessons from Tadahisa Sakai, the last descendant of a Japanese samurai clan

About 150 years ago, at the end of Japan’s Edo period, a civil war resulted in the end of the samurai culture and the birth of modern Japan. One …

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

These stable dividend stocks will keep your retirement income humming along.<p>When looking for great long term dividend investment plays investors …

Investing

Rouhani Challenges Iran's Hardliners With Call for More Freedoms

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the anger that led to a week of anti-government protests exposed the need for the greater freedoms he has long …

Farmers voted for Trump. Now he’s trying to assure them they made the right call.

Farmers have grown increasingly anxious with President Trump, who wooed them with promises of deregulation and then threatened to upend programs on which many depend.<p>In the year since rural America voted him into office, the president has proposed deep cuts to crop insurance subsidies, reductions …

Don’t believe the lies about the US being at ‘full employment’

We’ve already started to hear this lie: the US is at full employment. That nearly everyone who wants a job has got a job.<p>The lie started during …

It’s Time to Bomb North Korea

Nothing can be known about this week’s talks between North and South Korea other than their likely outcome. As in every previous encounter, South …

Why America Is the Only Rich Country Without Universal Health Care

Universal Health Care in Different Countries, Pros and Cons of Each<p>Why America Is the Only Rich Country Without Universal Health Care<p>Updated May 30, …

Women are the stronger sex - and here's the scientific proof

Eleanor Roosevelt once quipped that a woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.<p>So the former first lady would most certainly have approved of a new study which suggests women, far from being the weaker sex, are much more likely to survive a …

The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

Let me start with three inconvenient observations, based on dozens of conversations around Washington over the past year:<p>First, people who go into the White House to have a meeting with President Trump usually leave pleasantly surprised. They find that Trump is not the raving madman they expected …

Michael Wolff

Stephen Colbert Grills Michael Wolff Over ‘Fire and Fury’: Why Not Release the Tapes?

The ‘Late Show’ host asked the ‘Fire and Fury’ author point blank how much of the Trump White House book he should ‘believe.’<p>Last week, Stephen …

Sweden Hits the Jackpot With a ‘Crazy’ Surplus

Sweden’s surplus last year was more than twice as big as the country’s debt office estimated.<p>The largest Nordic economy posted a surplus of 61.8 …

This is one of the US' biggest fears about a war with North Korea

With tensions between the U.S. government and North Korea at a historic high, the Department of Defense spent 2017 deterring an armed confrontation with Kim Jong Un's regime on the Korean peninsula.<p>The Pentagon deployed three carrier strike groups to the Western Pacific for the first time in a …

Republicans control 33 governors’ mansions. Democrats want to put a dent in that in 2018.

“We were always going to be on the offense this cycle.”<p>Newly minted Democratic Governors Association Chair Jay Inslee is staring out at a sea of red as he looks ahead to the governors’ races in 36 states this November.<p>The Washington state governor and others at the DGA are up against steep odds. …

Government

Senior Republican refers Trump-Russia dossier author for possible charges

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended Friday that the Justice Department investigate for possible criminal charges the author of the now-famous dossier alleging the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 election.<p>The move by Sen. Charles E. …

Donald Trump

Jobs market: Best- and worst-performing industries in December

The labor market ended 2017 on a disappointing note, adding 148,000 jobs in December, well below the 190,000 expected.<p>Goldman Sachs partly blamed the lackluster performance on snowy weather in the eastern U.S., while other economists said the low unemployment rate was making it harder for employers …