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President says too many prisoners nonviolent; 6,000 released

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President Obama’s signing of a two-year budget deal has been at the forefront of the news today, but he’s sinceturned his laser-like focus back tocriminal justice reform. Earlier today, he sat down for an interview with NBC News that willair tonight, and this afternoon he delivered a speech at Rutgers University to explain why more […]

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Crack dealer released early gets death penalty for killing three

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President Obama has made it clear that one of the priorities of his final year in office will becriminal justice reform. Last summer, he became the first sitting president to visit a federalprison, theEl Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma, where he granted clemency to dozens of non-violent inmates. Dozens is nothing. When new retroactivefederal […]

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Obama: ‘Our history’ demands that we tackle justice reform

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While much of the country was watching Hillary Clinton testify before the Select Committee on Benghazi, leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement were keeping an eye on President Obama as he hosted a meeting on criminal justice reform with representatives of the Marshall Project, “a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom covering America’s criminal justice system.” The president managed […]

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Hillary Clinton can pander and flip-flop, but can she do ‘The Wobble’?

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Hillary Clinton was the guest at a town hall meeting Saturday held at Claflin University in South Carolina and moderated by Roland S. Martin, columnist, TV host and former CNN contributor. The questions were targeted toward African-American voters; for example, would Clinton appoint ablack womanto the Supreme Court, now that the “wise Latina” seat has […]

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