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Amid allegations, some consider removing Dennis Hastert's presence

Amid allegations, some consider removing Dennis Hastert's presence

A portrait of Dennis Hastert hangs in a place of honor in the Capitol, alongside portraits of Henry Clay, Sam Rayburn, Carl Albert, Tip O'Neill, Newt Gingrich and other giants of Congress. With Hastert accused of lying to the FBI over bank withdrawals he allegedly made to cover up past sexual misconduct, a group representing sexual abuse victims thinks the painting should be taken down. That would be a first. House officials could not cite an instance in which a speaker's portrait ever came down from its place in the Capitol. But across Illinois, some organizations are not wasting any time in erasing the name of a onetime favorite son from positions of prominence. Wheaton...

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