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  • Jewish leaders meet Biden in Thanksgiving week appeal for Pollard

    November 22, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Four drug dealers, a trafficker in stolen goods, a gambler and a turkey made President Obama’s Thanksgiving freedom list, but Israel’s best-known spy did not.

    But advocates of releasing Jonathan Pollard aren’t giving up hope. Seven Jewish leaders who met Monday with Vice President...

  • Whom Pardons Are “Made For”

    By Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The list of pardons granted by President Clinton on his last day in office included fugitive financier Marc Rich and convicted drug dealer Carlos Vignali -- and then there was Al Schwimmer.

    Nobody has paid much attention to the pardon for the 83-year-old former smuggler and...