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Obama not waiting for Congress on clemency for crack offenders

There’s an unlikely alliance forming between tea party Republicans and Democrats in the Senate could result in relief for thousands of federal inmates imprisoned under outdated drug sentences that treated crack cocaine dealing as a far greater offense than selling powder cocaine. But this isn’t moving fast enough for Obama through congress, so he plans to issue executive orders to relieve crack offenders by giving them clemency.

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