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Obama Grants Clemency for Eight Drug Offenders

Last week, President Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, four of whom would have otherwise died behind bars. In a statement, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said that all eight were “non-violent, low-level offenders who have no significant criminal history nor ties to gangs or organized crime.” They’ve all been incarcerated for at least a decade and haven’t had any major disciplinary infractions in that time. 477 more words

Justice Reform

Why John Phillip Sousa IV, Chairman of the Ben Carson for President Draft Movement, is off-base about Black Support for Mr. Carson

In a recent CNN interview Mr. Sousa participated in the following exchange:

CNN: If Ben Carson can win and Ted Cruz can’t, what are the differences? 835 more words

Once Is an Accident. Twice is a Coincidence. Three Times is a Habit.

Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926), the eldest child of president Abraham Lincoln, was a witness to the murders of three presidents.

He was at the White House on April 14, 1865 when his father was shot at Ford’s Theater. 127 more words

Death

Ticket to the White House set to cost at least $1bn

It is set to be one of the toughest US presidential races and certainly its most expensive. With 687 days to go to election day, the 2016 campaign is already rich with storylines as candidates hone their messages and handshakes for the gruelling primary schedule ahead. 1,018 more words

Politics

At the White House Hanukkah Reception

This past Wednesday, my husband and I were privileged to attend the White House Hanukkah reception:

Here’s how it all happened. The Friday before, I received an invitation: 1,166 more words

Chanukah

2014 Holidays in DC: White House Christmas Tree

The next (and last) post of 2014 Holidays in DC is the National Tree behind the White house. If you missed 2014 Holidays in DC: Capitol and Union Station, click… 28 more words

Living