“He will be missed dearly”: Joe Biden and Barack Obama release statements on John McCain’s death

Read Barack Obama’s and Joe Biden’s statements on John McCain. Former President Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain’s rival in the 2008 presidential election, paid tribute to the Arizona Republican, who died at the age of 81 on Saturday. Obama called McCain a figure who had “the courage to put the greater good above our own” to which all Americans should

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Still dealing with 2016 drama, Democrats vote to strip superdelegates of some of their power in 2020

It’s an issue Bernie Sanders supporters have been focused on for a while. The Democratic Party, still parsing the 2016 primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on Saturday voted to limit the power of so-called “superdelegates” in selecting the party’s presidential nominee. It’s a win for the party’s left, members of which have voiced concerns that the prior

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Who could be appointed to replace John McCain in the Senate, and the process behind it, explained

The appointee, a Republican likely named by Gov. Doug Ducey, will hold McCain’s seat until the next elections in 2020. Sen. John McCain, 81, announced his decision to discontinue treatment for the brain cancer he’s been battling for more than a year on Friday, making clear that the Arizona Republican is unlikely to return to the Senate. Attention has now

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Why psychedelic drugs could transform how we treat depression and mental illness

A conversation with author Michael Pollan on becoming a “reluctant psychonaut.” The first time I tried ayahuasca, a plant concoction containing the natural hallucinogen DMT, I remember thinking: “Just let go. Whatever happens, just let go.” Eventually, I did let go, and what followed was the most rewarding, and harrowing, experience of my life. I was forced to confront my

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Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer, gets immunity deal

He spoke to prosecutors in the investigation into Michael Cohen, but he’s the one who knows all about Trump’s businesses. Trump Organization finance chief Allen Weisselberg has been granted immunity in exchange for giving prosecutors information for the investigation into Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen and the hush money payments Cohen made to women during the

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