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Religious Jews Celebrate as Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence

There was dancing in the streets of Brooklyn on Wednesday as President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Rabbi Sholom Rubashkin, a former supplier of kosher meat who was sentenced to an unusually long prison term of 27 years in 2010 after being convicted of fraud the year before.

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Texan Granted Clemency by Obama Sent Back to Prison

HOUSTON, Texas — A 49-year-old Texan granted clemency by then-President Barack Obama finds herself back in prison. The woman is reported to have repeatedly violated the terms of her release from a previous life sentence.

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McAuliffe Gives 60,000 Felons Voting Rights in Swing State Virginia

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has illegally granted voting rights to 60,000 convicted felons in the key swing state of Virginia, a move that could give Hillary Clinton a victory in that state—and possibly the White House—unless supporters of Donald Trump get out to the polls on Election Day.

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Establishment Dilemma: Pardon Edward Snowden or Hang Him

There is an increasing roar coming from the hard libertarians, the hard left and the hard right demanding that former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst-turned-cyber-security leaker Edward Snowden be pardoned, but the U.S. political establishment would rather hang him.

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Va. Lawmakers Ask Supreme Court to Hold Gov. McAuliffe in Contempt

Virginia lawmakers have taken the historic step of filing to a motion seeking to have the Virginia Supreme Court hold Gov. Terry McAuliffe in contempt. The motion claims that McAuliffe is defying the state’s highest court regarding the scope and meaning of this provision of the Virginia Constitution, quoting McAuliffe’s public declaration that he “cannot accept” the court’s decision.

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Ryan Budget Grants Extra Funds For Prison Releases

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s first budget provides extra funding for President Barack Obama’s effort to release more convicts from federal prisons, despite warnings from police officials and the FBI chief.