Obama announces record wave of pardons, commutations

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Obama's clemency did not extend to Bergdahl, Snowden and others

20 January 2017 21:02:40 FOX News

Despite President Obama’s record of clemency and some of his more controversial choices – Chelsea Manning, for example – there are still a number of people behind bars that activists hoped he would pardon to or commute their sentences.

Vice All News Time20 January 2017 21:02:40


Obama commutes 330 sentences, most in single day

20 January 2017 08:05:37 CNN.com - RSS Channel - US

President Barack Obama granted 330 commutations, the White House announced Thursday, the most commutations given in a single day by a US president.

Vice All News Time20 January 2017 08:05:37

Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders

19 January 2017 21:50:18 The Day RSS Feeds - All News

On Thursday, his last full day in office, President Barack Obama announced 330 more commutations, bringing his total number of clemencies to 1,715.

Vice All News Time19 January 2017 21:50:18

The Latest: WikiLeaks hails commutation of Manning sentence

18 January 2017 01:24:04 www.dothaneagle.com - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on commutations and pardons issued by President Barack Obama on Tuesday (all times EST):

Vice All News Time18 January 2017 01:24:04

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's sentence

18 January 2017 00:15:32 Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art, Arkansas Times

President Obama included the shortening of the 35-year sentence given Chelsea Manning for delivering classified U.S. information to WikiLeaks, including video of a U.S. helicopter attack on Iraqi civilians. Republican outrage followed. Sen. Tom Cotton was "very disappointed." He hasn't yet expressed disappointment, however, about use of WikiLeaks computer hacks to help Donald Trump to victory in the presidential election. Julian Assange , the WikiLeaks founder holed up in an embassy in London, hadsaid he'd turn himself over to U.S. authorities if Manning was freed. Manning, an intelligence analyst, was charged in 2012 and is to be released in May. Obama also pardoned James Cartwright , the former vice chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has pleaded guilty to make false statements about leaking top secret information to journalists on efforts to cripple Iran's nuclear program.

Vice null Time18 January 2017 00:15:32

Obama commutes most of Chelsea Manning's sentence

17 January 2017 23:39:11 News - Hope Star - Hope, AR

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration.Manning, who will leave prison in May, was one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama was shortening, a list that includes Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Obama also pardoned 64 people, including retired Gen. James

Vice All News Time17 January 2017 23:39:11

Pressure on Obama to grant last-minute pardons, commutations

05 January 2017 10:05:33 www.dothaneagle.com - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure to free convicts as a last act, President Barack Obama is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before leaving office in two weeks, but

Vice All News Time05 January 2017 10:05:33

Obama's commutations and pardons of drug offenders elicit a mixed response

21 December 2016 00:16:38 FOX News

President Obama's announcement of 78 pardons and 153 sentence commutations at the federal level – most of them for drug offenses – has provoked a range of responses, with some experts claiming it bolsters his criminal justice reform legacy and others saying it amounts to much ado about very little.

Vice All News Time21 December 2016 00:16:38

Obama pardons New Jersey man, commutes sentence of another

20 December 2016 00:46:32 www.dothaneagle.com - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama has granted a pardon to a New Jersey man and commuted the sentence of another.

Vice All News Time20 December 2016 00:46:32

Obama issues pardons, commutations in Missouri-related cases

19 December 2016 23:41:14 www.dothaneagle.com - RSS Results in news,news/* of type article

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Six federal inmates serving time in Missouri-related drug cases are getting their sentences shortened by President Barack Obama, and three others got pardons.

Vice All News Time19 December 2016 23:41:14