The mysterious online war against a payday lending crackdown

By Daniel Wagner

Anonymous group called "Stop the Choke" says Obama crackdown on illegal online payments is "destroying the free market."

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bank":

"… Center was among the first to report on the strategy in August. Banks do business with these industries through outside companies called third- …"

"… ndustries through outside companies called third-party payment processors. Banks are required by law to understand their customers’ businesses, even whe …"

"… indirect. They can be held liable for clients’ fraudulent transactions. Bank regulators repeatedly have warned Banks about the risk of working with thi …"

"… Justice Department lawyer Peter Kadzik wrote in a letter to the American Bankers Association and Electronic Transfer Association. …"

New immigration bill provides ray of hope for separated families

By Susan Ferriss

New immigration bill may ease years-long 'bars' that have split spouses and children

Witnesses tell Congress that Americans, legal residents’ families suffer due to immigration laws

By Susan Ferriss

Representatives from American Families United testified before House Judiciary subcommittee on hardships of immigration bars

Rep. Gutierrez meets on Capitol Hill with families torn apart by 1996 immigration law

By Susan Ferriss

Separated families meet with Rep. Gutierrez, hoping to be included in proposed reforms.

GOP immigration hardliner told constituent to take family to Mexico

By Susan Ferriss

The record of some GOP members of Congress shows it will take work to persuade them to embrace immigration reform.

Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigration measure has split husbands from wives, children from parents.

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… llions of undocumented people in the country to earn legal status. But the president and Congress could also face pressure to look at penalties now enshrined i …"

"… imply won’t qualify for easier access to “hardship waivers” that the president proposes — and will be trapped by the small print of the 1996 law. (SEE …"

"… as begun, and the applicant cannot return. Oklahoma lawyer Douglas Stump, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said for every 100 …"

A dizzying series of legal twists and turns

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigrant spouses struggling to understand changing laws, partisan politics

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… lly published, it will go into effect 30 to 60 days later.If Obama isn’t president when it goes into effect, a new president — Mitt Romney — could undo t …"

"… o 60 days later.If Obama isn’t president when it goes into effect, a new president — Mitt Romney — could undo the rule through the same rulemaking proces …"

Most eligible for Obama undocumented program already working

By Susan Ferriss

Aug. 15 start date for undocumented youths ages 15 to 30 to apply for deportation reprieve

Facts American adults can learn from undocumented kids

By Susan Ferriss

With young illegal immigrants an election-year football, politicians often leave out why there's no 'right way' to attempt to immigrate.

Medicare fraud: What you need to know

By Sarah Whitmire

Last week's biggest-ever Medicare fraud bust nabbed 107 care providers, but how does this effort stack up?

About 46,400 immigrants claiming U.S. children deported in six months

By Susan Ferriss

Obama administration clashes with immigrant advocates over deportations of parents, and the definition of criminal immigrants.

IMPACT: Fishing industry rep calls ICIJ investigation an 'explosive cocktail that damages the Spaniards'

By Mar Cabra

Spanish fishing industry officials wrote letter to prime minister to complain about ICIJ's 'Looting the Seas II' investigation

FACT CHECK: Romney’s ‘magnet’ charge attracts scrutiny

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential front-runner referred to a number of U.S. policies as 'magnets' for illegal immigration

Book Review: A rising tide of white-collar lies

By Michael Hudson

New book examines dissembling by Bernie Madoff, Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds

Excerpts from this story referencing "Saddam Hussein":

"… ce was later shown to be false: “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” Those w …"

Portland college students demand changes in sexual assault process

By Lee van der Voo

Students at Portland's Reed College demand changes to the school's approach to sexual assault allegations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Assault":

"… dean for student and campus life at Reed, co-chairs the college’s Sexual Assault Task Force and that, “his experience and expertise have enhanced the col …"

"… aterials and student training, hiring a student coordinator for the Sexual Assault Task Force and convening a student-staff-faculty committee on sexual assau …"

NOAA moves to police seas

By Traver Riggins

As part of their continuing effort to take a lead in managing global fisheries, officials with the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospher

Health care fraud cases drop despite bigger budget

By Joe Eaton

The official line at the Department of Justice is that investigators are battling Medicare and Medicaid fraud like never before. But the mos

Center's campus assault series part of Congressional hearing record

By Caitlin Ginley

The Center for Public Integrity’s Sexual Assault on Campus became part of the official record of a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing tod

Excerpts from this story referencing "Susan Carbon":

"… undergraduates who have been victims of rape report it to the authorities.Susan Carbon, director of the Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women, …"

'Undetected rapists' on campus: A troubling plague of repeat offenders

By Jennifer Peebles and Kristen Lombardi

A chilling case of sexual assault at Texas A&M

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kristen Lombardi":

"… omplete his degree.Jennifer Peebles is a deputy editor for Texas Watchdog. Kristen Lombardi is a staff writer for the Center for Public Integrity. Kristin Jones, staf …"