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  • Hastert didn't fall from grace. He fell from decency.

    Hastert didn't fall from grace. He fell from decency.
    Did Denny Hastert really fall from grace with that indictment that brought him to federal court on Tuesday?
  • Robert B. Reich: Anticipatory bribery

    Washington has been rocked by the scandal involving J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House, indicted on charges of violating banking laws by paying $1.7 million (as part of a $3.5 million agreement) to...

    John Kass: Dennis Hastert and the Illinois Combine

    Did Denny Hastert, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, really think he could get away with it? He must have. He kept paying and paying, until the FBI came knocking, asking about all that cash he was withdrawing from his bank accounts....

    Dennis Hastert's arraignment delay may allow for business opportunity

     Dennis Hastert's arraignment delay may allow for business opportunity
    Indicted former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arraignment has been postponed to next week. Which can only help his campaign to succeed FIFA's Sepp Blatter. Hastert is a master politician-turned-wealthy lobbyist. Given all he's been accused of,...

    Why would anyone say Dennis Hastert was 'squeaky clean'?

    Why would anyone say Dennis Hastert was 'squeaky clean'?
    Many details of the Dennis Hastert case remain murky. What's alleged by a federal indictment and law enforcement officials is that the former House speaker paid $1.7 million to conceal sexual abuse against a former male student he knew during his days...