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April 22, 2018
Indiana U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Greensburg, perhaps had the best opportunity to become speaker of any representative from either state as Messer ... The speakers from Illinois were Republican Dennis Hastert (1999-2007); Democrat Henry Rainey (1933-34); and Republican Joseph Cannon (1903-11).
April 20, 2018
Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the House Energy panel, said that Pruitt would have to answer the “many questions” that Walden and other representatives have about his performance. It's a far cry from a year ago, when the Senate confirmed Pruitt as head of the EPA and Republicans rhapsodizedÃâÃÂ ...
April 20, 2018
Former speaker Dennis Hastert, who went to federal prison for illegally structuring bank withdrawals in an attempt to hide hush money paid to a former ... Allowances are to be used solely for the administration and conclusion of matters relating to service as a representative and Speaker of the House."
McClatchy Washington Bureau
April 12, 2018
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., wants to change that. He's pushing legislation to eliminate the post-speaker's office, a little-known Capitol Hill benefit. ... “Anybody who's a former speaker, unless they get in trouble, like Dennis Hastert, they're going to be making millions of dollars on the outside,” Jones saidÃâÃÂ ...
April 11, 2018
Last month, Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), who isn't close to Ryan, let a rumor slip to a local reporter recently that the House speaker was on his way out. .... most wary of his appointment, that he would not move on immigration without the support of the majority of the caucus, also known as the Hastert Rule.
Florida Politics (blog)
March 22, 2018
“After Mark Foley tweet, unearthed video shows Putnam's Dennis Hastert 'problem' won't go away” via Florida Politics – A decade-old interview with CNN shows then-Congressman Putnam defending his “friend and mentor” Hastert, the longest-serving Republican House Speaker in history. At one timeÃâÃÂ ...
February 18, 2018
He appeared to be on a roll. But the drive for national musical unity lost steam after Rep. Dennis Hastert, then speaker of the House of Representatives, declined to have Siegel lead the House in singing the anthem because such things are not done in Congress. Siegel's project went on hold and he wentÃâÃÂ ...
February 15, 2018
But even if you did overcome a filibuster, even a bill that had majority support in the US House of Representatives wouldn't come to the floor for a vote because of the “Hastert Rule” principle. ... The House Republican caucus was itself victimized by a shooter last year in an incident that severely injured Rep.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 7, 2018
Helpless if our speaker, our speaker of the whole House, will not give this dignity to this House of Representatives to be able to take a vote on a subject of ... House Republicans — when in power — have operated under the so-called Hastert Rule, named after former Speaker Dennis Hastert, that brings to aÃâÃÂ ...
Santa Fe New Mexican
February 6, 2018
In the House of Representatives, a far-right caucus of Republicans has the clout to stop legislation that it finds insufficiently conservative. That's because the House is governed by a custom that is bad for the nation. Under the “Hastert rule” (named after former GOP Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert)ÃâÃÂ ...
January 24, 2018
But the real hurdle for immigration reform is in the House of Representatives. It all comes down to a promise Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) made in 2015, before taking over the speaker's office: He assured the most conservative members of his conference — the very ones who ousted his predecessor JohnÃâÃÂ ...
November 30, 2017
Washington (CNN) Joe Barton, the Republican Texas congressman who found himself in hot water after a nude photo of him surfaced online, will not seek re-election, Barton's office confirmed to CNN Thursday. In a statement, Barton wrote, "I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election in 2018.
November 22, 2017
Washington (CNN) Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton on Wednesday apologized for not using "better judgment" while separated from his wife and in consensual relationships with women. The statement comes in response to an anonymous tweet that included a nude image of Barton. Sarah Dodd of DoddÃâÃÂ ...
November 17, 2017
There have been plenty of congressmen who carried on sexual relationships with teenagers — from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond — but perhaps none as dastardly as Illinois Rep. Dennis Hastert, who served as Speaker of the House from 1999 to 2007. In 2015, an FBI investigation found thatÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
October 8, 2017
Perhaps Mr. Murphy's story calls to mind the Tennessee congressman Scott DesJarlais, who is similarly pro-life in the streets, pro-choice in the sheets. In 2015, Mr. DesJarlais voted in favor of a 20-week ban, and boasted of a “100 percent pro-life voting record” while in Congress. Meanwhile, TheÃâÃÂ ...
September 26, 2017
Washington (CNN) Rep. Mark Walker, the chair of the conservative Republican Study Committee, described female members of the group as the committee's "eye candy" during a press conference Tuesday morning. "The accomplished men and women of the RSC. And women. If it wasn't sexist, I would sayÃâÃÂ ...
Fox 32 Chicago
September 14, 2017
His lawyers even chose not to deny one allegation of sexual abuse, despite Hastert having “no current recollection of the episode.” But the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives now “adamantly denies” he sodomized a fourth-grader in a bathroom stall in the early 1970s. He wants a KendallÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
July 19, 2017
J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House of Representatives, was released from a federal prison on Monday and moved to a Chicago halfway house where he will serve the rest of his 15-month sentence for illegally structuring bank withdrawals he used to buy the silence of a former student heÃâÃÂ ...
May 18, 2017
A year ago, Scott Cross broke a four-decade silence to tell a judge in excruciating detail that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert had molested him in a ... Rep. Michelle Mussman, who sponsored the bill in the House, said the Hastert case and Cross's public support "definitely" helped build support for aÃâÃÂ ...
April 26, 2017
Not everyone on the board agreed. Rep. David Harris, R-Arlington Heights, said the board should have followed an unofficial recommendation from the attorney general's office that Hastert be allowed to collect a reduced pension. Harris contended Hastert's case was unrelated to his time in Springfield.
January 19, 2017
Jailed former House Speaker Dennis Hastert says a man who accused him of sexual abuse should return $1.7 million in hush money because he broke his silence by talking to the feds. The demand was made in Hastert's response to a lawsuit filed by the accuser, known only as Individual A, who is tryingÃâÃÂ ...
June 22, 2016
(CNN) Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert reported to prison Wednesday to begin a 15-month sentence in a hush money case stemming from allegations that he sexually abused young boys, authorities said. Hastert, 74, entered the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota. He is not facingÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
April 27, 2016
CHICAGO — J. Dennis Hastert, once among the nation's most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison for illegally structuring bank transactions in an effort to cover up his sexual abuse of young members of a wrestling team he coached decades ago. In a hearing that wasÃâÃÂ ...
April 27, 2016
The victim, previously identified in court documents only as "Individual D," identified himself in court Wednesday to be 53-year-old Scott Cross. He's a suburban bank executive and brother of Illinois State Representative Tom Cross. Hastert was a mentor of Tom Cross and helped him get into politics.
May 29, 2015
Ben Cardin, recalled that he was elected to the House at the same time as Hastert. "I think we're all surprised by this," the Maryland Democrat said. Former Virginia Republican Rep. Tom Davis, who served in Congress from 1995 to 2008 with Hastert, said Friday he was stunned by the revelations and saidÃâÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
Adams would subsequently lose the presidency to Jackson and, showing the relative power of the Congress back in the day, would return to the House of Representatives, where he would end up drafting the compromise legislation that would help to solve the nullification problem. South Carolina, chafingÃâÃÂ ...
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