A new Gallup poll shows 34 million Americans reported having had a friend or family member who died in the past five years because they could not afford needed medical treatment or medications. Meanwhile, nearly 23 percent of American adults—about 58 million people—said they were unable to pay for a medication their doctor had deemed necessary in the past year.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he opposes legalizing marijuana at the federal level, on the grounds that more study is needed to determine if it’s a “gateway drug” leading to harder-substance use. However, Biden says he supports medical marijuana and that weed should be decriminalized.
U.S. immigration authorities say the number of migrants caught at the southwestern border declined for the fifth consecutive month in October to 45,000, an almost 70 percent decline from the 144,000 apprehended in May.
The Secret Service already had a list of four finalists to host the G-7 summit when they were told to add President Trump’s Doral resort to the list in July, according to newly released emails, leading to the short-lived decision to award the summit to the president’s property. The revelation contradicts the White House’s claim that Trump’s property was selected after a thorough search process.
The Washington Post