In what might be a first, Israeli settler leaders will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday. And these settlers see hopeful signs for big changes in US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians.
Some 273 people were pardoned or had their sentences commuted on Tuesday by President Barack Obama. One of them was 75-year-old Oscar López Rivera. His supporters from San Juan to Chicago are greeting the news like it was a national holiday.
More than a year ago, a husband and wife from Mexico voluntarily returned to their country of origin and left their Americanized sons in the United States. Now that Trump has been elected, will more immigrant parents make the same choice?
In the waning days of his administration, President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence. The transgender soldier will now be released in May of 2017. He also pardoned or gave clemency to nearly 300 others, including former Marine Gen. James Cartwright.