Progressives rallied around Manning's rights as a trans woman in prison – but there's thousands more we can't forget about now that she's free
Before President Obama granted clemency, Manning was serving 35 years in prison, the longest sentence for a leak in U.S. history
Under the terms of the commutation, Manning is set to be released in five months, rather than in 2045
President awards Vice President nation's highest civilian honor with added veneration
"It falls to each of us ... to embrace the joyous task we've been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours"
Obama gives his farewell address Tuesday night in Chicago, after a performance by Eddie Vedder
"Not only did you impact a nation, but you defined a culture and you shook up and woke up a generation," rapper writes in first of open letter series
Nearly a decade and a half after the Iraq-WMD faceplant, the American press is again asked to co-sign a dubious intelligence assessment
"We have not hit the disastrous level," says leading climate scientist James Hansen. "But we are close."
Tignor faced a minimum 15-year sentence as an "armed career criminal"; he now seeks a commutation from Obama
"No person should serve a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense," Copeland says
Lawyer says that under today's laws his sentence likely would have been 11 years shorter
"I try to stay positive and have faith that I will be chosen, but I know my chances are slim," she says
Outgoing president talks to 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah about incoming administration, dangers of political gossip
Inmate received 170 months in prison after two previous minor offenses classified him as a "career offender"