Obama Issues 78 Pardons, 153 Commutations, a New Record

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President Obama granted 78 pardons and 153 commutations yesterday, a single-day record for the use of presidential clemency power as he engages in an historic end-of-term clemency surge, USA Today reports. With just 32 days left in office, Obama more than doubled the number of pardons he granted in the previous seven years. He continued a vigorous . . .

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