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President Obama Should Pardon John Edwards

Gary Stager | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Gary Stager

President Obama should use his constitutional power to Pardon former Senator John Edwards. There, I said it! I can think of no case more deserving of...

West Memphis Three Released -- But Not Pardoned

AP | By ANDREW DeMILLO and JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 10.24.2011 | Crime

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The man with the power to grant pardons in Arkansas said Tuesday he doesn't plan to issue them in the "West Memphis Three" case u...

NY Governor Pardons Caribbean Immigrants

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

In 1738, the French philosopher Voltaire wrote, "Love truth, but pardon error." Last week, New York Governor Paterson adhered to that maxim when he p...

Deadline Approaches for Immigrants Seeking a Pardon to Relieve Deportation Consequences

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

This past spring, Gov. Paterson pardoned a young immigrant with a minor criminal record dating back to his teenage years. Shortly thereafter, the gov...

Pardon the Troublemaker: An Appeal for an Old Friend

Christopher Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christopher Ketcham

My friend John Kennedy O'Hara, of Brooklyn, NY, has been called a "political street-fighter," a "mad dog," a "dissident." Among the incumbents who he...

Special Immigration Board of Pardons to Review Deportation Orders

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Immigrants in detention or facing deportation orders can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that Gov. Paterson is set to establish a pardons panel to review cases on an individual basis.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Continues To Rehabilitate People (And The Economy) Through His Pardon Power

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tamara N. Holder

147 Illinoisans (and their families) have one more thing to celebrate this holiday weekend: Governor Pat Quinn's granting of their Petitions for Cleme...

Afghan War Crime Pardons: Law Gives Blanket Pardon For War Crimes, Human Rights Abuses In Afghanistan Before 2001

Reuters | Peter Graff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Afghanistan confirmed for the first time publicly on Tuesday that it had enacted into law a blanket pardon for war crimes and human rights abuse carri...

Dec. '09 Obama Poll Watch -- Below Fifty, But Stabilizing

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again for Obama Poll Watch -- our monthly look back at Obama's approval ratings for the previous month.

First 100 Days Retrospective: Ford, Carter, Reagan

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is striking is how often the media gets it wrong when measuring up new presidents. Journalists should approach judging a president's first 100 days with some humility.

Rove's Executive Privilege Claims Don't Pass the Laugh Test

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One tantalizing question Chairman Conyers should ask Rove when he comes to testify: "Did George Bush issue you a pardon?" It is very possible that Bush issued a host of pardons secretly.

Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.

A New American Boxing Day Tradition

Justin Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Callaway

A proposal: members of Congress must find a family in the "final throes" of foreclosure within their electoral base and switch places with them for the remainder of their luxuriously long winter vacations.

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.

Gobble Gobblegate

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The truth is, as Governor of Alaska and thanks to an unconscionable lame duck pardon by Frank Murkowski, she can only pardon turkeys.