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A Washington Post report says President Donald Trump will pardon aides who break laws fast-tracking his border wall construction.
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President Donald Trump may be considering pardoning his associates ensnared in the Russia investigating. But it’s a risky strategy that could still lead to his downfall.
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Donald Trump going to Mexico could have had a certain "Nixon goes to China" flavor about it, and he actually was getting some good reviews for crossing the very low bar of "not totally embarrassing himself or his country" -- at least for the first few hours. Then he went to Phoenix, and Mr. Hyde came back out.
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A few months back, he announced a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba, ending a half-century of frostiness, and this week the outlines of a deal to avoid a war with Iran were unveiled, thawing a relationship that froze over back in 1979.
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"Had they been sentenced under current laws and policies, many of these individuals would have already served their time
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President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal drug defendants on Wednesday, including four who were set to die in federal prison, as part of a new initiative to reduce harsh sentences for nonviolent crimes.
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Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in a statement that the eight people granted clemency on Wednesday were "sentenced
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I was lucky enough to be granted executive clemency in 1997. Since my release I have continued to advocate for prisoners who are stuck in prison, sentenced to tremendous amounts of time for small amounts of drugs.
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The Justice Department will announce this week new criteria for recommending that President Barack Obama grant clemency to federal drug offenders, a move that Attorney General Eric Holder anticipates will result in "thousands" of applications for reduced sentences.
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WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will announce this week new criteria for recommending that President Barack Obama grant
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Mary Price of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, who attended Tuesday's meeting, told NPR that she was "really encouraged
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"Pardons are not granted unless they are earned," said a message from Brown's office announcing the pardons. Everyone getting
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WASHINGTON -- It's a bit too soon to judge President Barack Obama on his terrible pardon record, Attorney General Eric Holder
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I support and applaud President Obama's treatment of turkeys. But I have to ask the president: what about the treatment of the more than 100,000 people who are incarcerated in the federal system because of the war on drugs?
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More commutations would also fatten up President Obama's rail-thin pardoning record of a mere 39 pardons and a single commutation -- the worst tally of any president in history.
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If we are honest, we all have an agenda. My own agenda is shaped by a passage my mom taught me, Micah 6:8. It teaches that what God requires is that we seek justice, love mercy, and "walk humbly with our God."
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A year ago, The Washington Post and ProPublica reported that the Obama administration was set to reverse its poor record on clemency. It didn't happen. Since winning reelection, President Obama has not commuted a single sentence.
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Gov. Scott Walker has refused to consider any of at least 1,400 pardon applications since he's taken office, an Associated
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The Justice Department insists the accelerated process did not mean applicants got short shrift. Yet the George W. Bush administration