Pardons and commutations

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh gestures over a small U.S. Constitution and his notes while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 05, 2018 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is pushing back against a senator's suggestion that he's opposed to investigating or prosecuting a sitting president, despite having said...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters during a meeting with Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration's efforts on criminal justice...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, holds up a pocket copy of the Constitution as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 05, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Senate Republicans have been forced to adjourn the Senate to continue the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon will square off in the first — and likely only — debate before next month's Democratic primary. Nixon and Cuomo will meet for a televised debate Wednesday at Hofstra University...
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In this May 4, 2018 photo, Vanna In, center, poses for photos with two of his three children, Thanny, left, and Jeevin in Fresno, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including Vanna In, who became a youth pastor after serving six years in the 1990s for murdering a rival gang member. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 8:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he pardoned three former prisoners facing the threat of deportation to Cambodia, including one who became a youth pastor after serving six years in the 1990s for murdering a rival gang member. The three were among 36 pardons...
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August 06, 2018 - 3:12 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in New York will hold hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders. The state Senate's GOP majority announced the move Monday. No dates have been announced. Lawmakers say the hearings will focus on several...
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August 06, 2018 - 2:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in New York say they'll hold hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders. The state Senate's GOP majority announced the move on Monday. No dates for the hearings have been announced. Lawmakers say they will...
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July 23, 2018 - 10:30 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned seven people who had faced deportation because of crimes committed years ago. The Democrat announced the pardons on Monday, saying the state must protect its residents as the federal government wages what he calls an un-American assault on...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 12:58 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 11, 2018 - 9:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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