The pardons have drawn criticism from both sides of the political aisle after media reports highlighted some that went to convicts who had wealthy or politically connected families.
By Dylan Lovan, Associated Press
Illinois' governor granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, describing the step as a first wave of thousands of such expungements anticipated under the state's new marijuana legalization law.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Micah Schoettle was in the second year of a 23-year prison sentence when the now former governor pardoned him of rape, sodomy and other sexual crimes last week.
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon for a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, undermining military justice proceedings.
By Associated Press
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press
Conrad Black, whose empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, The Jerusalem Post and small papers across the U.S. and Canada, has described President Donald Trump as an old friend.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the Trump administration’s move to impose tariffs on U.S. allies, the president’s move to pardon conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza, reactions…
By Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.
After days of controversy, a Mississippi judge moved Wednesday to block some last-minute pardons made by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour. Barbour had issued pardons to more than 200 felons, 14 of them convicted killers. Margaret Warner discusses the reaction to…
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