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Pardons

  1. Fox News Host: Trump Said He’d ‘Consider’ Manafort PardonTrump may be testing the waters in an upcoming interview, though legal experts and Senate Republicans warn that pardoning Manafort is a bad idea.
  2. The Rule of Law Is Crumbling Further Each Day Under TrumpFootball, pardons, and the authoritarian nightmare.
  3. Trump Floats Pardon of Muhammad Ali, Who Doesn’t Need OneThe boxing great’s conviction for draft evasion was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971.
  4. Colbert Tries to Guess Who’s Up Next on Trump’s New Reality TV Show The PardonerExcellent news for potential pardonees, provided they have a Kim K in their corner.
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    President Trump Pardoned Alice Johnson After Kim Kardashian West VisitKardashian West has been advocating for Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense.
  6. Trump Is Probing the Constitution for Weaknesses, and Finding ThemThe president discovering seemingly innocuous power to impose tariffs and hand out pardons has potential for abuse.
  7. Why Trump Isn’t Pardoning Allies Caught in the Mueller Probe — YetHis recent pardons may be a signal to figures like Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, but don’t expect him to try the risky maneuver anytime soon.
  8. What the Hell Was Sylvester Stallone Doing at the White House?President Trump posthumously pardoned an all-time great boxer Thursday, and a guy who played a boxer in a movie was on hand to witness it.
  9. New York AG Calls for Closing Presidential Pardon LoopholeRight now, if Trump pardons cronies for a federal offense, New York can’t prosecute them for crimes related to the same act.
  10. Obama Just Shortened 61 Drug Offenders’ Prison SentencesMore than a third of them were serving life sentences. 
  11. Cuomo Could Pardon Thousands of Youthful Offenders in the Near FutureAround 10,000 people may be eligible. 
  12. Queen Pardons WWII Code-Breaker Alan Turing for Gay ConvictionBecause the sentence was “unjust and discriminatory.”
  13. Watch This Supercut of Terrible Presidential Turkey-Pardon JokesTurkeys: saved. Punch lines: butchered.
  14. Obama Slipped a Nate Silver Joke and a Romney Jab Into His Turkey PardonObama says he has “one more gift to give.”
  15. Billy the Kid Comes Near Pardon, Misses AgainFor such a sharpshooter, he can’t nail this one.
  16. President Obama Spares Two Turkeys From Annual Ritualistic GenocideAnd makes a joke!