Archive for June 3rd, 2016

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Jun
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President Obama “America is A Nation of Second Chances”

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Today, the President announced 42 additional grants of clemency to men and women serving years in prison under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws. The individuals receiving a presidential commutation today have more than repaid their debt to society and earned this second chance. To date, the President has commuted the sentences of 348 individuals — more than the previous seven Presidents combined. He remains committed to using his clemency power throughout the remainder of the Administration to give more deserving individuals that same second chance.

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As the President has said, part of this effort includes lifting up the stories of the men and women who have been granted clemency and are now making the most of their second chances. Watch the stories of Norman Brown

Ramona Brant

  Phillip Emmert

 ….three clemency recipients who served unduly harsh sentences for drug crimes.

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You can read more about their stories here.

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03
Jun
16

Chat Away

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03
Jun
16

Early Bird Chat

A baby reaches for US President Barack Obama while he greets people after arriving at Peterson Air Force Base June 1, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A baby plays with President Barack Obama while he greets people after arriving at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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All Times Eastern

1:40PM: President Obama departs the White House

4:20PM: He arrives in Miami, Florida

4:50PM: He participates in a fundraiser for Senate Democrats at a private residence in Miami

7:20PM: He delivers remarks and takes questions at a DNC fundraiser at a private residence in Miami

8:35PM: He departs Miami

9:15PM: He arrives in Palm City, Florida

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