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Obama Orders Policy Review On Executions

The New York Times | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama declared this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma “deeply disturbing” and directed the attorney general on Friday to review how...

Obama: There Have Been 'Significant' Problems With The Death Penalty

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama acknowledged there have been "significant" problems with the application of the death penalty in the United States. Obama sa...

Obama Weighs In On Illinois Death Penalty Ban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn said Monday that he will take action on a bill that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois this week, though he has not said w...

Eric Holder: Help Save 49 Lives, Please!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

If it were up to me, I would withdraw death penalty eligibility in all of the pending cases, and I would tell prosecutors never to seek the death penalty. There is the possibility of saving 49 lives.

Many Holes in Candidates' Positions on Criminal Justice

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NYCity News Service

With less than one week left before voters' caste their ballots, questions about Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama's positions on incarceration and criminal justice remain unanswered.

Executed Inmate Endorsed Obama Before Death

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas executed a man Wednesday who was convicted of killing a woman and her child, while Mississippi put to death a man who ...

Was Obama Wrong to Veer Right?

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Let's acknowledge, bitter though it may be, a majority of Americans would not cast a vote for anyone who did not make public avowals like those Obama made about gun control and the death penalty.

The Obama Problem

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

The harsh reality is, Barack Obama can and will tack towards the center on issues that are important to progressives during the general election.

Obama Sides With....The Bush Supreme Court?

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

By taking an expansive position on capital punishment and siding with the Bush-and-McCain wing of the Court, Obama just made the distinction about what kind of Supreme Court appointments he might make less clear-cut. Perhaps that was the point.

Willie Horton Ad Creator Releasing Attack Ad On Obama

Time | MICHAEL SCHERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An old right-wing attack dog has returned with a new target: Barack Obama. Starting Tuesday, a group of conservative activists led by Floyd Brown, au...