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CNNMoney: Is the debt ceiling unconstitutional?updated: Thu Jul 07 2011 16:38:00

Amid fears the United States risks default if lawmakers don't raise the debt ceiling on time, some are suggesting President Obama could save the day by big-footing Congress.

Is the next immigration fight over 'anchor babies'?updated: Thu Apr 28 2011 16:21:00

While the nation's political dialogue was hijacked over the issue of President Obama's birthplace, bubbling below the surface is the fact that a child of illegal immigrants born in the United States -- derided by some as "anchor babies" -- could one day be president.

Who's really eligible to be president?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 10:02:00

The Constitution provides that only "natural born citizens" can be president. Never has this obscure restriction been more controversial; in spite of conclusive evidence that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, "birthers" insist that he is ineligible because, they claim, he was really born in Kenya or Indonesia.

Changing the 14th Amendmentupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 12:14:00

In January, Rep. Steve King talks about his bill challenging birthright citizenship.

Constitution 101: Babies born in U.S. are citizensupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 12:14:00

The serious and necessary debate on comprehensive immigration reform has been clouded by a debate over birthright citizenship.

Latinos targeted, again?updated: Tue Feb 15 2011 11:51:00

Many Latinos in the U.S. feel they're being targeted by a movement to change the 14th Amendment. Rafael Romo reports.

Close the 'birthright citizenship' loopholeupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 11:51:00

America's illegal immigration problem is out of control. To change this, we must better protect our borders, particularly the Mexican border, and ensure that only citizens and those in our country legally can be hired for jobs.

Can the 14th Amendment defend itself?updated: Tue Feb 15 2011 11:48:00

The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly states that all people born in the United States are citizens. But some Republicans, in their wide-ranging attack on illegal immigrants, treat the amendment as an antique inheritance from the Civil War era that turned into an overly generous gift to generations of immigrants.

Arizona legislators consider birthright citizenship billupdated: Mon Feb 07 2011 19:54:00

The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings Monday afternoon on proposals to end birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.

Latino community reacts to efforts against birthright citizenshipupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:26:00

Alejandro Lopez, the son of Mexican immigrants who was born and grew up in Texas, says he's very concerned about the new movement to change the interpretation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

8 reasons to leave 14th Amendment aloneupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:01:00

There is nothing sadder than watching a political party turn itself inside out and violate its principles.

Immigration foes target baby citizensupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 14:01:00

State lawmakers make birthright citizenship a new target in the fight over illegal immigration. CNN's Mary Snow has more.

Legislators set sights on 'anchor babies'updated: Thu Jan 06 2011 08:20:00

A group of state legislators opposed to illegal immigration proposed a legislative "fix" Wednesday that would prevent children of illegal immigrants born in the United States from being citizens.

Gutierrez: U.S. needs the 14th Amendmentupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 11:09:00

Many Republicans say change the 14th Amendment but Mike Huckabee disagrees. So does Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat.

14th Amendment is key to the American experimentupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 11:09:00

The latest constitutional amendment being floated by some Senate Republicans -- to deny citizenship to children born in the United States to unauthorized immigrants -- is not new.

'Terror babies': The new immigration scare tacticupdated: Fri Aug 13 2010 14:01:00

By spending a few days here in America's fifth-largest city -- which also happens to be at the heart of the nation's immigration debate -- I had the chance to see this volatile issue from many different vantage points.

Cooper, Gohmert debate 'terror babies'updated: Fri Aug 13 2010 14:01:00

Rep. Louie Gohmert and CNN's Anderson Cooper engage in a spirited debate over the lawmaker's "terror babies" claims.

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