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Kardashian West & woman Trump freed say they won't stop now

Jun. 14, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson, the woman President Donald Trump freed from life in federal prison, say they won't stop advocating for other people serving long sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The women appeared together in an interview NBC's "Today" show aired...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jun. 13, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ TARIFFS ON IMPORTED NEWSPRINT ARE A POTENTIALLY CRUSHING BLOW TO LOCAL NEWSPAPERS AND THEIR COMMUNITIES, Jun. 10 Tariffs on Canadian paper pose an existential threat to community newspapers, including LNP. And of course this worries those of us who are employed by LNP. But...

Ex-Detroit mayor wants out of prison, seeks Trump's help

Jun. 13, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is ready to leave federal prison and is seeking a little help from President Donald Trump. The request is part of a Facebook blog called "The Freedom and Justice Trust." The writer identified himself in the post as Kwame M. Kilpatrick. He writes that...

Trump considers pardon for Ali, wants athletes' advice

Jun. 8, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reveling in his pardon powers, President Donald Trump said Friday he's thinking "very seriously" about pardoning former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. It's one of "thousands" of cases the president's team is...

Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

Jun. 6, 2018 10:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing his clemency powers once again, President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the life sentence of a woman whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. "BEST NEWS EVER!!!!" was the exuberant Twitter response from Kardashian West, who visited the White House...

Trump, lawyers lay out expansive presidential powers view

Jun. 4, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he has an "absolute right" to pardon himself, part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority that is mostly untested in court and could portend a drawn-out fight with the prosecutors now investigating him. No need of a pardon...

Trump: Pardoned conservative author's conviction was 'fishy'

Jun. 1, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration critic pardoned by Donald Trump said Friday that the president told him he was being cleared because the campaign finance charges filed against him were "fishy." Trump pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative author and filmmaker, on Thursday and announced he's...

A look at Trump's pardons and commutations so far

Jun. 1, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced via tweet that he would be giving a full presidential pardon to conservative media commentator Dinesh D'Souza, declaring he was "treated very unfairly by our government!" Here's a look at Trump's other pardons and commutations so far: JOE ARPAIO In his...

Trump pardons favor the celeb-connected, conservative causes

May. 31, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" and announced he's thinking about clemency for Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, among "lots" of other people. "What they did to him was...

A look at Trump's pardons and commutations so far

May. 31, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced via tweet on Thursday that he would be giving a full presidential pardon to conservative media commentator Dinesh D'Souza, declaring he was "treated very unfairly by our government!" Here's a look at Trump's other pardons and commutations so far: JOE...