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April 3, 2013 - 11:22 am

Or so boxer Mike Tyson believes:

Tyson has been lobbying the majority leader and the White House to pardon Jack Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champ who served time in the early 20th century for a racially charged case in which he was convicted of violating the Mann Act for “transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes.”

The cause has actually been a Republican one. In the beginning of President Obama’s first term, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) pushed for a presidential pardon, and Congress passed a resolution in July 2009 urging Obama to grant one.

Tyson also liked hanging out with Reid for other reasons:

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Could you do me a favor and post any further "President Harry Reid" stories early in the morning when there is a greater likelihood that my stomach will be empty? I saw the headline and immediately fell ill.
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