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  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Hastert still quite the speaker (Wants Mitt -- Slams Newt)

    03/28/2012 2:04:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Sun Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | HANNAH KOHUT
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert speaks at St. Xavier University in Chicago Wednesday, March 21, 2012. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media There were jabs at Newt Gingrich, kudos for Mitt Romney, connections between driving a school bus and serving as speaker of the U.S. House and opinions on the wars in the Middle East. Denny Hastert, who went from teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School to become the longest-serving Republican House Speaker ever, shared thoughts as wide-ranging as his background last week in a speech at St. Xavier University in Chicago. Hastert, who was raised...
  • A Fundraiser Gets Taken to the Mat

    03/18/2010 6:54:50 PM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 5 replies · 257+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | March 18, 2010 | Greg Giroux
    Republican Jim Gibbons, a former college wrestling coach who is challenging Democratic Rep. Leonard L. Boswell , held a fundraiser with former Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) that some of Gibbons’ opponents say is evidence that he is the choice of GOP political insiders. Gibbons’ campaign said that Hastert, a wrestling enthusiast who represented a district in neighboring Illinois from 1987 through 2006, helped Gibbons raise money from more than 100 people who either attended the event or contributed beforehand. Gibbons’ campaign declined to say how much it raised from the event, which was held at the Des Moines home...
  • 10 Most Corrupt Politicians for 2006 & 6 Honorable Mentions

    12/22/2006 8:11:56 AM PST · by Radigan · 57 replies · 2,998+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Dec 21, 2006 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2006 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: 1. Jack Abramoff, Former Lobbyist – 2. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) 3. Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (R-CA) 4. Former Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX) 5. Former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) 6. Rep. Denny Hastert (R-IL) 7. Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) 8. Rep. William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson (D-LA) 9. Former Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) 10. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 6 Dishonorable Mentions: 1. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) 2....
  • Hastert Will Step Down

    11/09/2006 9:39:54 AM PST · by meg88 · 50 replies · 1,523+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 11/8/06 | Mike Allen
    Hastert Will Step Down Exclusive: The Speaker bows out of the Republican leadership after Democrats take his power. The contest to succeed him will help define the Republican Party in a new era of divided government. By MIKE ALLEN/WASHINGTON House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) will not seek reelection to the Republican leadership when his members return as a minority party after taking heavy losses in Tuesday's elections, a Republican official tells TIME. Hastert, 64, a low-key former high school wrestling coach, was beloved by members as a "good cop," compared to the enforcer style of the longtime number two leader,...
  • Speaker Previews Tomorrow's White House Signing of the 'Secure Fence Act';

    10/25/2006 2:06:15 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies · 710+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 10/25/2006 | Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today commented on tomorrow's White House signing of the Secure Fence Act passed by the Republican Congress. "Our borders constitute the first line of defense in protecting the American people from terrorists. Last July I met with border security agents and other federal and local officials during my visit to the border, and I promised them we would address this national security crisis. The Republican Congress has responded to the American people's demand for a secure border by increasing the physical barriers and infrastructure along the...
  • There's a Right Way (Op-Ed by Denny Hastert on Jefferson Documents)

    05/25/2006 11:00:50 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 76 replies · 1,534+ views
    USA Today | May 26, 2006 | J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House
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  • Officials: Hastert "In the Mix" of Congressional Bribery Investigation (DOJ Denies)

    05/24/2006 3:38:45 PM PDT · by RDTF · 389 replies · 10,687+ views
    ABC ^ | May 24, 2006 | Brian Ross
    The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress, ABC News has learned from high level official sources. Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government. Part of the investigation involves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with other tribes. The other tribes were represented by convicted...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 6.29.05

    06/29/2005 3:13:28 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 271 replies · 3,052+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov, foxnews.com ^ | Wednesday June 29, 2005 | GretchenM
    President Bush approved 70 of 74 of the WMD Commission recommendations for improving national security, with at least one still under review. India's Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee met with VP Cheney and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld in Washington. Scott McClellan's press briefing link. Welcome to Sanity Island!
  • Dennis Hastert: Democrats blocking road to cheaper fuel

    04/20/2005 5:14:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 26 replies · 648+ views
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | April 20, 2005 | Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
    With Americans facing increasingly higher prices at the gas pump, it is more crucial than ever that we take steps to diversify our energy sources and curb our dependence on foreign oil. The House of Representatives this week will take up an energy bill that will go a long way toward giving our nation the sound, comprehensive energy policy that our citizens need and deserve. Unfortunately, opponents are doing their best to obstruct America's prosperity. The House has passed energy legislation three times. Each time it has been blocked for political sportsmanship. Meanwhile, Americans are finding it more and more...
  • Newt: Ease up, Denny (Strong-Arm Tactics Could Cost GOP The House in '06)

    01/26/2005 1:19:03 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 61 replies · 1,205+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2005 | Albert Eisele
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) has some unsolicited advice for the House and Senate leadership and fellow congressional Republicans, and it isn’t “You’re doing a fantastic job.” The irrepressible Newtster, who led House Republicans to the promised land in 1995 after 40 years in the political wilderness before he was ignominiously sacked in 1999, thinks Denny Hastert and Tom DeLay & Co. should quit being control freaks and Bill Frist should crack the whip a little more on Senate Republicans. “In my view, the Senate is too loose and the House is too tight,” Gingrich said Monday as he...
  • The interesting Ed Koch, the bracing Ron Silver, the sad Margaret Cho, &c.

    08/31/2004 3:04:14 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 9 replies · 1,202+ views
    NRO ^ | 8/31/04 | Jay Nordlinger
    New York, N.Y. — Let me lead off the way the Republican convention led off: with former New York mayor Ed Koch (who introduced the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg). In the 1980s, Bob Novak called Koch "the most interesting politician in America." I think I agreed with that. Koch has, if anything, grown more interesting. His Republican convention speech — here — was utterly charming. It stated plainly that he is supporting President Bush. Koch is a 9/11 Democrat — a Democrat profoundly and properly influenced by that day. The actor Ron Silver is a 9/11 Democrat too (and more...