Meteor strikes on lobbyists' minds

By Dave Levinthal

Special interests have prodded U.S. government to fund tracking of killer space rocks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… bsp;role in predicting or averting an even greater calamity. In 2008, the California Space Authority sent a lobbyist to Washington, D.C., in part to promo …"

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 "San Diego":

"… , alone with the couple’s two small children. T.J. Barbour, a native of San Diego, has been struggling every day to care for a 10-year-old son, since his wi …"

"… ties, knows what he is doing every Wednesday night and every weekend. The San Diego resident leaves his Rancho Bernardo neighborhood, packs his car with house …"

"… buy for less in the United States, like toilet paper, and drives over the San Diego-Tijuana border on those Wednesdays through heavy traffic to see his wife. …"

"… mes necessity makes you do things.” T.J. was just out of high school in San Diego when he met Maythe, at Burger King, about a dozen years ago. He tried out …"

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 "Dana Rohrabacher":

"… omment, including Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and California Republican Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, Brian Bilbray and Elton Gallegly.A notice of intent to adopt the new Obam …"

Tea Party founder, Texans among those asking for stimulus funds

By Julie Vorman

The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, is among scores of Republicans and conservative Democrats who cr

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pete Hoekstra":

"… ding for local projects, including Candice Miller, Dave Camp, Mike Rogers, Pete Hoekstra, Vern Ehlers and Fred Upton, according to the Michigan Messenger. All vote …"

Family trips

By Marina Walker Guevara

House rules on travel companions were skirted — then loosened

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tom DeLay":

"… political observers as a GOP effort to protect then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, allowing him to retain his leadership post even if he were to be …"