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 "federal law":

"… aud by holding accountable those banks and payment processors that violate federal law by facilitating fraudulent transactions,” Justice Department lawyer Pete …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Immigration":

"… er. Douglas Stump, an Oklahoma lawyer and president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told the Center that fear of certain exile has blocke …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Idaho":

"… sconsin, the former vice presidential contender, and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. Gutierrez said he met with Rubio for an hour recently, and has also discu …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "lawyer":

"… n Mexico, and provided information about how to file a complaint about her lawyer, who didn’t fully explain the punishment Jimi would face.Bethany asked i …"

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 "energy":

"… Los Angeles, another three hours. Every penny he makes and nearly all his energy goes into managing this separation, Chris said. He can’t get a job in Ti …"

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 "director":

"… on in 2000 to a peak of 12 million in 2007.Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C., group favoring …"

"… year.“The proposal will not change existing laws,” Alejandro Mayorkas, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, insisted in a press call. …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bureau of Labor Statistics":

"… uths are. The report is based in part on data from the U.S. Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The institute estimates that California alone could have 460,000 potential …"

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?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Medicare":

"… llas Morning News [PAYWALL], February 28, 2012 …"

"… at questionable billing practices and political interference that directs Medicare spending in often-inefficient ways.The big story in Medicare fraud last we …"

"… that directs Medicare spending in often-inefficient ways.The big story in Medicare fraud last week was an unprecedented bust of 107 doctors, nurses and socia …"

"… , as reported by the Associated Press. Though the crackdown was huge, Medicare fraud is believed to cost up to $90 billion annually, the scams associated …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barbara Gonzalez":

"… ered to leave, followed by Phoenix with 1,616 final orders for deportation.Barbara Gonzalez, ICE press secretary in Washington, D.C., said that ICE uses “prose …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "media outlets":

"… IJ’s investigation published earlier this month in leading international media outlets, including Spain's El Mundo and El País, exposed how the Spanish fishing …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Department of Homeland Security":

"… ampaign said the figures came from a February 2011 report by the Department of Homeland Security, based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community S …"

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 "Dick Cheney":

"… at they’d said and when and why they’d said it. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, was convicted of lying about his role in leaking Plame …"

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 "Seattle":

"… t. InvestigateWest is a nonprofit investigative journalism center based in Seattle. For information on how you can support independent investigative reportin …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles Grassley":

"… n 2008. These figures were included in a stinging letter from Iowa Senator Charles Grassley to Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Health and Human Se …"

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 "Facebook":

"… d of a friend of his. The two had chatted on what police would call “The Facebook” and played pool together at a local nightspot. During the 2004 Thanksgi …"