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 "U.S. government":

"… nd other crimes. To accord them political asylum would have undermined the U.S. government's policies.” The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees produced …"

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.

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… n separated for a decade or more by punitive immigration mandates. As the Center for Public Integrity and KQED public radio reported recently, the undocumented spouses of U.S. …"

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.

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 "real estate market":

"… hosted its share of domestic distress and has been listed on the real estate market.  Rogers and his ex-wife, Edwina, herself a lobbyist who appear …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… c Integrity and KQED public radio report detailed how penalties adopted by Congress in 1996 are ousting undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens for at least a d …"

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 "Congress":

"… ople who have to live like my family for the past 4 1/2 years.” …"

"… a recent report by the Center for Public Integrity about punishments that Congress approved in 1996. The mandatory penalties, adopted as a method to det …"

"… ould face.Bethany asked if King couldn’t sponsor a “private bill” in Congress that might help bring Jimi back. On April 27, 2008, King sent her a letter …"

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 "psychiatrist":

"… subsequent waiver interview. He amassed letters of support from family, a psychiatrist’s evaluation, copies of anti-depressant prescriptions, his Army discharg …"

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 …"

Daily Disclosure: Let the debate spin begin

By Rachael Marcus

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "bank accounts":

"… heart is.” Then the video makes the point that Romney has money in Swiss bank accounts and the Cayman Islands.The video ends with Romney’s comment to debate mo …"

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 "Kris Kobach":

"… mmigration adviser, however, did issue a strong attack on the DACA program.Kris Kobach, Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State, called the program “illegal” …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "congressman":

"… ns.  Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Charles Gonzalez, a Texas congressman, said in a statement that many deportees are members of “mixed status” …"

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 "Freddie Mac":

"… ontract that paid $25,000 a month for services to troubled mortgage holder Freddie Mac, and has insisted nothing he did there constituted lobbying. But Romney ha …"

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 "John Kerry":

"… es and saves money,” Gingrich said that day, sharing the stage with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and three other senators who were sponsors of the legislation.&n …"

FACT CHECK: Flubs in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

Facts took a beating in Monday's GOP candidate debate

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles Times":

"… with Neil Armstrong opposing it and Buzz Aldrin supporting it, as the Los Angeles Times reported at the time.Nevertheless, Obama’s plans are moving fo …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… Speaker Newt Gingrich’s stepped-up attacks on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich took out a full-page newspaper ad in New Hampshire, cr …"

"… activities “relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device.”Mitt Romney’s Flip-FlopsOur Destiny PAC, a political action committee supporting Jon …"

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 "Bain Capital":

"… ven, and the second is misleading.It’s true that the private equity firm Bain Capital, which Romney headed from 1984 to 1999, invested in many companies that we …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… ly respond to a request for comment. …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fred Upton":

"… said a joint statement from House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich.; Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns …"

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 "Twitter":

"… 0 million.The campaign surpassed its goal of 450,000 donors, announcing on Twitter that it has already tapped 493,697 individual donors. At this same point i …"

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 "attorney general":

"… Obama transition team and in February 2009 was appointed principal deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy. The office helps …"

"… politically active law firm of Alston and Bird. She is a deputy associate attorney general. Asked about the number of bundlers at Justice, spokesman Matt Miller said …"

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Georgia":

"… s, often dubbed “Newt Inc.”iWatch News has reported extensively on the Georgia Republican. Here are a few of the greatest hits:Newt Gingrich is straddlin …"

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 "Pfizer":

"… r cases as well. Case in point: Jeffrey Kindler, former chief executive of Pfizer, the world’s biggest drug company, is listed as visiting the complex eig …"

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 "Hawaii":

"… rough a translator: "He was born in America."He claims that no hospital in Hawaii has a record of Obama’s birth. Hospital records are confidential under f …"

"… f State uses "birth certificate" as a generic term to include the official Hawaii document, which satisfies legal requirements for proving citizenship and o …"

"… etails.He says newspaper announcements of Obama’s birth that appeared in Hawaii newspapers in 1961 "probably" were placed there fraudulently by his now-de …"

"… had much to say lately about the sort of bogus claims that Trump repeats. Hawaii’s top official in charge of vital records stated long ago, for example, …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… new financial disclosure provisions were ultimately blocked in the Senate. …"

"… ng hailed as “the most ambitious ever suggested by a sitting governor in New York.” The proposals would create an independent commission to enforce ethics …"

"… cial disclosure. According to the Center’s States of Disclosure project, New York received a C for its legislative financial disclosure requirements in 2009 …"

"… e information on clients or the values of any outside financial interests. New York is also one of only four states that notify legislators when someone looks …"