Attorney General Eric Holder recently revealed that the Justice Department is expanding its guidelines for convicted felons seeking clemency (often called a “pardon” or “commutation of sentence”). “But there are still too many people in federal prison who were sentenced under the old regime -- and who, as a result, will have to spend far more time in prison than they would if sentenced today for exactly the same crime.”Holder’s announcement was a messaging disaster. He fed the common misconception that clemency is only for people who want to get out of prison. Headlines read, “Thousands of prisoners could qualify for clemency,” and “Obama seeks wider authority to release drug offenders.”“Release the prisoners” messaging does not bode well with most Americans. Rather than focus on current inmates and blame “the old regime,” Holder should have spoken about the administration’s desire to pardon millions of Americans who never served a day in prison yet live as convicted felons for a crime...
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on his efforts to help the veteran unemployment rate.
Gov. Dave Heineman , (R-Neb.), on his proposal to eliminate the state’s personal and corporate income tax.
Gov. Dave Heineman , (R-Neb.), on U.S. farm profits despite the drought and efforts to pass the Farm Bill.
A Nebraska court on Wednesday invalidated the governor's decision to allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to pass through the Midwestern state, casting uncer...
Gov. Dave Heineman on Nebraska's economy and why he invests with Warren Buffett.
Gov. Dave Heineman , (R-Neb.), on his proposal to fix the state's budget gap.
Gov. Dave Heineman , (R-Neb.), on why he now supports the Keystone Pipeline because of its new route.
Gov. Dave Heineman on state's success
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on his plans to plug the gaping state budget deficit.
This is a rush transcript from "On the Record," October 5, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Are you...
President Obama might be compelled to make a decision on the Keystone pipeline before the election after all. Though the president just rejected a permit for the con...
Gov. Dave Heineman , (R-Neb.), on the economic impact of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting and the Keystone Pipeline.
Weekend With Warren: Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on what lays ahead for the Keystone Pipeline Project, and why he is in support of passing it.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on how he cut spending without raising taxes.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman discusses why he is looking to make the Cornhusker state more competitive for business.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman on the state’s response to the proposed deal made by Senator Nelson.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is slashing bloated pensions in his state
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman responds
Governor Dave Heineman , (R-Neb.), explains how the state has managed to keep its unemployment rate less than half of the national average during the recession.