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 "Lawyer":

"… Oklahoma Lawyer Douglas Stump, president-elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said for every 100 people who approach him to try to legaliz …"

"… in Mexico, however, he acknowledged that he had crossed the border twice. Lawyers warn applicants that if they are not honest about their history, they ris …"

Borrower Nightmares: Navy pension signed over as collateral for costly quick cash

By Jason McLure

Retired Navy doctor will pay eventual $242,000 for pension "loan" of $92,000

Excerpts from this story referencing "one of the founders":

"… se monetize their pension payments.Steven P. Covey, an Army veteran who is one of the founders, defends his company and says its business practices are legal."The positi …"

ANALYSIS: Imagine primary care without the need for costly health insurance

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Primary care doctors eliminate insurance middleman

Excerpts from this story referencing "one of the founders":

"… of the leaders of the movement is Garrison Bliss, a Seattle doctor who is one of the founders of an alliance of docs called the Direct Primary Care Coalition.Direct pri …"

Green bundler with the golden touch

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Investor Steve Westly straddles the worlds of venture capital, presidential fundraising and government advising

Excerpts from this story referencing "The Westly Group":

"… etter time to launch clean tech companies,” says his company website. “The Westly Group is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this surge of interest and gro …"

"… , whose department hands out the sort of seed money sought by companies in The Westly Group portfolio. He even has hosted the president at fundraisers in his Northern …"

"… investors and can make corporate stars of even small startups. Funding for The Westly Group firms occurred prior to his joining the government advisory board, though …"

"… firms expand their products and grow their bottom line. Four companies in The Westly Group portfolio received Energy Department loans, grants and stimulus money: Tes …"

Elizabeth Warren's hands tied in payday lending oversight

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is given broad powers to regulate non-traditional financial institutions. But it can't cap the

Excerpts from this story referencing "one of the founders":

"… the spring, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., whose supporters reportedly include one of the founders of the payday loan industry, insisted on the interest rate provision as a …"

China steps up its lobbying game

By Marina Walker Guevara

The Chinese government is hiring the best of the best to advance its agenda

Excerpts from this story referencing "one of the founders":

"… C was particularly intense on both sides," said Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., one of the founders of the U.S.-China Working Group, a new congressional panel that focuses on …"

The influence peddlers

By Yossi Melman and Julio Godoy

Arcadi Gaydamak epitomized the business of war in the post-Cold War era – an entrepreneur with global ties to resource exploitation

Excerpts from this story referencing "official":

"… ained by ICIJ under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, American Interpol officials in Washington, D.C., were alerted that Gaydamak was "suspected by our law …"

"… his connections in Moscow to the Bank of Russian Credit."Russian Interpol officials also contacted their counterparts in France for assistance in investigati …"

"… h Finance Ministry had found that, at the beginning of the 1990s, Gaydamak officially reported annual earnings of less than U.S. $100,000 a year when he actua …"

"… er for then-candidate Bush, but it never happened because Republican Party officials didn't know the Falcones well enough.Through her Utah-based company Essan …"