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Obama has now reduced sentences for 1,000 inmates

(CNN) — President Barack Obama reduced the sentences of 79 more inmates Tuesday, marking his 1,000th commutation — a milestone for his record-setting effort to reverse harsh sentences. Obama plans to grant commutations throughout the rest of his presidency, White House counsel …

Iran payment under fire

(NBC News) — A new report about the timing and method of a settlement payment the United States made to Iran is causing some political finger-pointing Wednesday. The US government delivered $400 million in Swiss Francs and Euros to Iran around the …

Obama commutes sentences of 214 federal inmates

Washington D.C.(CNN) — More than 200 federal inmates received a message from President Obama on Wednesday. Their requests for clemency were granted. The White House says the president commuted the sentences of 214 inmates nationwide. Of those, 67 were serving life sentences. …

Trump: Ginsburg should resign

(NBC News) — Donald Trump is escalating his feud with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her criticism of his bid for the presidency. Trump tweeted “Her mind is shot, resign.” Ginsburg called Trump a “faker” and said she doesn’t want …

State of the Union: “This Is It”

Washington, D.C. — A promotional video from President Obama is setting the stage for his final State of The Union address. “There is no next thing. This is it,” the president says in a promotional video released by the White House. White …

Obama pardons turkeys

(NBC News) President Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia joined him in the he White House Rose Garden Wednesday as he pardoned the 2015 National Thanksgiving Turkey. “For months, there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win …

President welcomes Pope

(NBC News) Pope Francis, in a historic visit to the White House, issued a call to reject discrimination on Wednesday and declared that climate change is a problem “which can no longer be left to a future generation.” Speaking in English on …