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US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

Toward the end of his second term, President Obama granted clemency to a record number of non-violent drug offenders, many of whom were sentenced under outdated mandatory minimum laws. "It is of the utmost importance to enforce the law fairly and consistently". The move also was harshly criticized by the New York University School of Law Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan law and policy institute focused on democracy and justice.


Former President Obama unveils plans for presidential center

Former President Obama unveils plans for presidential center

Obama said Wednesday he would donate $2 million to a summer jobs programs in the community. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's former chief of staff, attended the event and spoke during introductions, as did Ald. This will be the first time the couple shares a preview of the Obama Presidential Center. Barack and Michelle Obama revealed the design and community-based intent for the first Black president's forthcoming presidential library on Chicago's South Side yesterday (May 3) via ...


Forest Glen Middle School teacher accused of raping 15-year-old boy

Forest Glen Middle School teacher accused of raping 15-year-old boy

Authorities alleged that Krohnfeldt, who has three children, had a physical relationship with a boy who attended Drake Middle School . "The teacher is being administratively reassigned away from the school, and will not be permitted access to students, pending adjudication of the case".



Top senator says public faith in FBI has been tested lately

The bureau also spent months, including right up to shortly before Election Day a year ago, looking into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Graham asked Comey if the Trump Russia investigation was still under way. Comey, who was nominated to head up the FBI by Barack Obama in 2013, isn't really being accused of anything - but is facing a grilling from a committee of cross-party senators about his handling of the investigations into Clinton's email server and potential Russian ...


Rare Setback for the GOP Assault on Obama-Era Regulations

Rare Setback for the GOP Assault on Obama-Era Regulations

At least one group also views the Department of the Interior's promise to re-open the rule-making process as a good sign . "Methane emissions from our sector continue to fall, even as natural gas production nationwide has soared, making this redundant and technically flawed rule a solution in search of a problem", Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said in a letter Tuesday to Senate leadership.



Judge orders prosecutors to charge Amtrak engineer

A local judge on Thursday called on prosecutors to criminally charge Brandon Bostian with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment - almost two years to the day of the tragedy. Bostian has said he had no recollection of the incident; he did not have drugs or alcohol in his system, nor was he using a cellphone at the time of the derailment.