Trains, amputations and the roots of why kids are on the run

By Susan Ferriss

Reports have long warned of chaos in Central America many minors say they want to escape.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… ed. Meanwhile, a debate is raging over whether a 2008 anti-trafficking law Congress approved — a reauthorization of existing legislation — has spurred mor …"

"… lative proposals — with some bipartisan support — are emerging in Congress to alter the anti-trafficking act, a move that's dividing lawmakers. Chang …"

"… ;Central America have warned that organized crime was gaining strength. A Congressional Research Service report in February of this year surveyed the ga …"

Gingrich committee again targeted by FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Federal agency again accuses Gingrich presidential committee of numerous disclosure failures.

Obama campaign fundraisers picked for plum ambassadorships

By Michael Beckel

Obama’s new picks for ambassadorships in Denmark, Germany and Spain are all major fundraisers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michelle Obama":

"… t campaign promises that would guarantee more equal treatment. First Lady Michelle Obama was heckled by a lesbian member of GetEQUAL at a Democratic National Commi …"

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 "Mexico":

"… r, 40, told the Center for Public Integrity in a phone call from Veracruz, Mexico. She has lived there, in a remote area, since 2005, after she tried to leg …"

"… tco’s wife, Delia, lives with their two small children south of Tijuana, Mexico, where she moved after  immigration officials told her they had no ch …"

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 "United States":

"… ption only if the undocumented spouse entered and resided illegally in the United States once, without multiple crossings. In addition, up to now, spouses have on …"

"… apply for hardship waivers after they have been barred and are outside the United States. There are no guarantees that waivers, which are notoriously difficult to …"

"… been barred for life, and now lives in Durango, Mexico. She arrived in the United States when she 16, brought in illegally by family members. Because her sister us …"

"… co after he was barred nearly a decade ago. They ended up returning to the United States — he illegally. “For almost 10 years, my husband, Ines, and I have li …"

Chris Christie on hunt for D.C. campaign cash

By Dave Levinthal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie set to rake in campaign riches at home of powerful D.C. lobbyist.

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy giant":

"… harmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline, defense contractor Raytheon, energy giant Southern Co., Xerox and the governments of Kurdistan, Kazakhstan and …"

Senator mistakenly says marriage quickly legalizes young immigrants

By Susan Ferriss

A new GOP idea would allow undocumented youth to earn limited legal status, but not a green card, the prerequisite to citizenship.

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 "Mexico":

"… ional and financial hardship.King told her she had the option of moving to Mexico.Gonzalez’s dilemma is shared by families described in a recent report by …"

"… esidency. And Jimi traveled, as required, to the U.S. consulate in Juarez, Mexico, for his final interview in 2008.  Jimi and Bethany were shocked when …"

"… r him from the United States for at least 10 years.  Jimi returned to Mexico’s Campeche state to his father’s farm,  where he ekes out a livin …"

"… told her how to contact the nearest U.S. consulate to Jimi’s hometown in Mexico, and provided information about how to file a complaint about her lawyer, …"

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 "Mexico":

"… citizen Jake Reyes-Neal, 21, was killed by thieves in an attack in Juarez, Mexico, where the Colorado man had moved with his undocumented wife and their bab …"

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 …"

Daily Disclosure: Let the debate spin begin

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic and Republican spending groups attack presidential candidates' debate performances.

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.

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.

Watchdog groups call on Newt Gingrich to disclose all health center clients

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Public interest groups demand health center's client list

Excerpts from this story referencing "vocal critic":

"… oup Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which has been a vocal critic of Gingrich’s advocacy efforts. “These folks were paying him a fortune …"

Gingrich's health center was power player in a host of Washington policy debates

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Gingrich's Center for Health Transformation was power player on host of issues

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Gingrich":

"… it’s hard to disentangle promoting an idea from promoting an interest.” …"

FACT CHECK: Flubs in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

Facts took a beating in Monday's GOP candidate debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Gingrich":

"… rt of World War I. (It had fewer ships as recently as four years ago.) And Newt Gingrich again claimed credit for balancing federal budgets that were voted on afte …"

FACT CHECK: Ideal tax?

By FactCheck.Org

Gingrich’s plan would mean nearly zero tax for Romney's guide to the New Hampshire debates

By FactCheck.Org lays out the busy weekend for Republican presidential candidates leading up to N.H. primary

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newt Gingrich":

"… A major storyline heading into New Hampshire has been former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s stepped-up attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich …"

"… not the terms guaranteeing Planned Parenthood representation on the board.Newt Gingrich’s BaggageGingrich’s laser-like focus on Romney is in retaliation for a …"

FACT CHECK: Romney’s shaky job claims

By FactCheck.Org

Former Mass. governor used unproven, misleading facts to hail his job creation prowess

Excerpts from this story referencing "managing partner":

"… f what I do for a living as job creation,” said Marc B. Walpow, a former managing partner at Bain who worked closely with Romney for nine years before forming his o …"

And now, left-wing Mitt Romney, out of context and in French

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A new political ad, entitled 'French Mitt Romney,' shows a video of the presidential candidate speaking in French, poorly

Excerpts from this story referencing "Republican primary":

"… st general election candidate in Walker’s view, and he hopes to convince Republican primary voters to nominate a weaker candidate. Walker hopes Republicans “th …"

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

Judge orders Obama administration to release all White House visitor names

By Fred Schulte

Federal judge rejects White House claims and orders disclosure of all visitor logs

Obama, first lady, VP combine for 45 fundraisers since official campaign launch

By Aaron Mehta and Peter H. Stone

Obama, first lady and vice president use perks of presidency to enhance fundraising

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… Victory Fund 2012. The fund is a joint effort between the campaign and the Democratic National Committee; the latter receives the lion’s share of the money.Standard themesAn exa …"

Obama rewards big bundlers with jobs, commissions, stimulus money, government contracts, and more

Obama administration has rewarded "bundlers" with jobs, appointments, government contracts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… l agencies such as the Department of Justice, Department of Energy and the Federal Communications Commission, while others have served on influential advisory commissions and boards t …"

iWatch News investigations of Newt Gingrich as he launches a presidential bid

iWatch News investigations of Newt Gingrich as he opens White House bid

White House visitor logs riddled with holes

By Fred Schulte and Viveca Novak

Obama touts release of Secret Service logs but data has huge gaps

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… rk fundraiser for Obama who now is deputy national finance director of the Democratic National Committee. Kuryk, her husband and in-laws came by on Saturday morning, Aug. 14, 2010 …"

Do Trump's assertions about Obama's birthplace add up?

By FactCheck.Org

Donald Trump renews unsubstantiated claims about whether President Obama was really born in the United States

Excerpts from this story referencing "managing editor":

"… an grandparents. Actually, a state health department official and a former managing editor of one of the newspapers said the information came straight from the state …"

"… s."In a Nov. 9, 2008 story in the Advertiser, the Star-Bulletin’s former managing editor Dave Shapiro discussed the paper’s policy for accepting birth announceme …"

"… vertiser, Nov. 9, 2008: Advertiser columnist and former Star-Bulletin managing editor Dave Shapiro was not at either paper in 1961, but he remembers how the bir …"

New year for ethics in New York?

By Caitlin Ginley

New York Governor David Paterson is expected to announce a sweeping ethics reform package Wednesday, which is already being hailed as “the m