The case for some sort of clemency for Edward Snowden also involves a judgment on the National Security Agency's activities. If NSA phone metadata collections are held to be unconstitutional, the chance of a deal might rise.
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Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC has apologized for comments made on her show about Ann and Mitt Romney's adopted grandchild, who is African-American. But what to make of her hashtag?