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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has conducted private business ventures through a little-known government office that has cost taxpayers about $1.8 million, a Tribune investigation has found. Federal law allows former House speakers to...
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Clout StreetUPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen. Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...
Clout StreetFormer Republican U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and current Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are among the political luminaries who will honor former Southwest Side Congressman William O. Lipinski on Wednesday. That’s the...
Clout StreetA wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat who’d been exploring a run for Congress today suspended that effort and is backing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s bid to return to Washington. John Atkinson initially planned to challenge Democratic Southwest...
TribLocal - Wheaton » NewsAs mayor of the City of Chicago, there may be times when Richard M. Daley feels as if he's walked in the shoes of leaders …...
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has plowed through about $1 million in taxpayer dollars in the last two years for an office and staff in west suburban Yorkville, thanks to a little-known perk given to ex-speakers. Hastert, 68, a lobbyist and...
WHAT, no land mines? If the United States really means business with that fence along the Mexican border, why flinch at installing things that go blooey? If we're going to stop illegal immigrants by taking borderland hundreds of miles long and nearly...
THE SCANDAL SURROUNDING disgraced Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) is following the familiar Washington pattern, with one side (Democrats, in this case) alleging a coverup and the other (Republicans) railing about a setup. Even the affair itself has a familiar...
THE DEMOCRATS prayed for an October surprise and, like manna from heaven, a hypocritical, sexually disturbed Florida Republican dropped into their laps. They looked at the cyber-stalking ephebophile and said, "Behold, this is good." Overnight, Nancy...
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, Jefferson Smith, now that we need you? A naïf sent to the U.S. Senate on a fluke in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," Smith (played by Jimmy Stewart) discovered that his mentor had slipped a provision into a "deficiency bill" to...
From Staff And Wire ReportsA letter mailed to the New York Post has tested positive for anthrax and is similar to anthrax-laced letters sent to NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, police said late yesterday. The letter addressed to "Editor" was...
Times Staff WriterThe Senate gave final passage today to a bill putting a single director in charge of the nation's spy agencies, capping a contentious, five-month legislative push to respond to the recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission that investigated the 2001...
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