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President Barack Obama sits behind his desk after addressing the nation from the Oval Office of the White House

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

President Barack Obama sits behind his desk after addressing the nation from the Oval Office of the White House

Obama Gives Clemency to Correct a Typo

The scales of justices turned out to be in error for Ceasar Huerta Cantu, and President Barack Obama intervened today to make a correction. Cantu, of Katy, Texas, pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana...

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for  boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

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Sen. John McCain during a news conference supporting a pardon for boxer Jack Johnson, shown in stand up photo at right, in this file photo. Behind McCain are referee Richard Steele, left, a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, and Iran Barkley, a former WBB boxing champion.

Harry Reid, Mike Tyson: In the Same Ring for Jack Johnson (Bell)

Harry Reid was a boxer in his time (amateur lightweight). Mike Tyson was a boxer in his days (heavyweight champion). The late Jack Johnson remains a boxing legend. Now the Senate majority leader from Searchlight, Nevada, and the tattooed darling...

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