While the government said tens of thousands of prisoners were to be freed or get reduced sentences, rights advocates suggested the move was a sham.
In an in-flight news conference after six days in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, Francis also denounced conservative critics who he said had “instrumentalized” the death of Benedict XVI.
In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.
The president plans to use his first State of the Union address since Republicans took control of the House to call for bipartisan cooperation. Neither he nor many others expect that to happen.
The effort off the coast of South Carolina is expected to take days. Navy and Coast Guard ships have been sent to the scene.
The move by the alliance of conservative donors could provide an enormous boost to a Republican alternative to the former president.
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