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 "Senate":

"… ernment to better track potentially deadly near-earth asteroids, U.S. Senate records indicate. Such activity — easily dismissed as the stuff of …"

"… tigation of the potential hazard of such near-Earth objects to the Earth," Senate records show. The bill also "expresses the sense of the Congress that the …"

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 "Central America":

"… 005, and all seemed well. But shortly thereafter a deadly hurricane struck Central America and southern Mexico, and Jorge lost all contact with his parents. He told …"

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 "Obama":

"… -hot politics of immigration, it’s perhaps not surprising that President Obama instantly drew fire with a proposal in January to help undocumented spouse …"

"… e chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee — accused Obama of “bending long established rules” and pursuing a “backdoor amnesty …"

"… D.C.On Jan. 6 of this year, U.S. immigration officials announced President Obama’s proposal to implement regulatory changes that address some of these co …"

"… cher, Brian Bilbray and Elton Gallegly.A notice of intent to adopt the new Obama rule was published Jan. 9 in the Federal Register. And the proposed rule w …"

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 "King":

"… 06 million in stimulus money for a Miami viaduct project.Iowa - Rep. Steve King, who opposed the stimulus bill as a "non-stimulating boondoggle of liberal …"

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 …"