President Obama on Monday granted clemency to 231 federal inmates, the most in a single day by any president in U.S. history. Obama commuted the prison sentences of 153 people and pardoned 78 others, among the list of names was Oscar Lopez Rivera. He has been imprisoned since 1981. Today on Hard Knock, we speak … Continued


Ralph talks about the institutional corruption behind the practice of gerrymandering with David Daley, author of Ratfucked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy. Then Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen tells us what he thinks President Obama should do in the final days of his administration.


President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and HIllary Clinton’s vice presidential nominee Virginia Senator Tim Kaine address the Democratic National Convention tonight. Supporters of Bernie Sanders may protest when Kaine delivers his speech. Some of them walked out of the convention hall and joined protests outside after Clinton’s formal presidential nomination yesterday.  Pacifica’s live coverage … Continued


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