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Dennis Hastert Pleads Guilty In Hush-Money Case

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

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Dennis Hastert To Plead Guilty In Hush-Money Case

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

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Other Families' Values

George Heymont | Posted 08.09.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

2015 may well go down in history as the year that traditional family values (which frequently hide behind the purported threat of an imaginary "War Against Christians") finally got exposed for the perversions of its loudest proponents' hypocrisy.

Jeb Bush Enters the GOP Presidential Debate -- But What Are They 'Debating?'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In the upcoming performance art piece called the GOP presidential debates the candidates will try to one-up each other showing their base who's best at crushing labor unions, disciplining the poor, and striking fear in the hearts of America's enemies.

Political Corruption in Illinois

Tio Hardiman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Illinois has a long history of politicians going to jail. It appears that corruption is a learned behavior passed down from one politician to the other or maybe power sometimes corrupts people. However, there is no excuse for the bad decisions that politicians make.

Week to Week News Quiz for 6/12/15

John Zipperer | Posted 06.12.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

While you wait for Jeb Bush's big announcement on Monday, take our latest Week to Week news quiz and study up on the issues.

Wrestling With Power in the Real House of Cards

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

There are two TV shows currently airing on cable that I loved at first but eventually abandoned because they make me sick to my senses and caused my sense of humanity to feel violated.

Judge Assigned To Dennis Hastert Case To Remain Despite Ties To Former House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin will continue to preside over the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), despite havi...

Hastert Scandal a call to Action

Caryn Ward | Posted 06.10.2015 | Sports
Caryn Ward

Hastert made his first federal court appearance on Tuesday facing charges he paid hush money to a former student from his days as a Yorkville High School teacher and wrestling coach to cover up misconduct.

Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- In his first public appearance since being indicted on federal charges, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) pleaded not guilty on ...

Dennis Hastert Hires Top D.C. Defense Lawyer

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO, June 8 (Reuters) - A high-profile Washington, D.C., defense attorney will represent former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Haste...

Anticipatory Bribery

Robert Reich | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

In every election cycle since 2008, more money has gone into lobbying at the federal level than into political campaigns. And an increasing portion of that lobbying money has gone into the pockets of former members of Congress.

Amanda Terkel

Dennis Hastert Hid His Skeletons As He Pushed Anti-Gay Agenda | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 2004 elections, George W. Bush's campaign, managed by a closeted gay man, pushed a series of anti-gay ballot initiatives acro...

Michael Calderone

Sister Of Alleged Dennis Hastert Victim Reached Out To Media In 2006 | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -– Jolene Burdge said Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that her late brother, Steve Reinboldt, was sexually abused by Dennis Hastert ...

Alleged Hastert Abuse Victim Named In ABC Interview

ABC News | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

In Steve Reinboldt’s 1970 high school yearbook, wrestling coach Dennis Hastert wrote that Steve was his “great, right hand man” as the student e...

Sam Stein

Congressman Who Knew Of Hastert Rumor Urged Restraint During '06 Scandal | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early October 2006, the floor was crumbling beneath House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). News broke that he had long known abo...

4 Ways Dennis Hastert Made Enough for Possible 'Hush Money' Scandal

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.03.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois had plenty of funds from which to draw the $3.5 million in apparent "hush money" he stands accused of paying for decades-ago sexual misconduct that made him the subject of a federal investigation and indictment, says the Chicago Tribune.

Sam Stein

Fellow Congressman Was Told About Dennis Hastert Abuses | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least one member of Congress was aware that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) allegedly sexually molested a male former st...

The Hastert Rule Must Go

Grant Stern | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Grant Stern

The Hastert Rule must go, so our Congress can get back to governing in the best interests of every citizen, not just that minority of Americans who voted for the majority of the majority.

Barney Frank: Dennis Hastert Makes Bill Clinton Look Like 'Almost A Virgin'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

In a HuffPost Live conversation on Monday, former Congressman Barney Frank spoke out against Dennis Hastert's "hypocrisy" amid Hastert's sexual miscon...

Dennis Hastert To Appear In Court On Federal Charges On Thursday

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

(Adds that judge to hear case contributed to Hastert election campaigns, paragraphs 4-5) By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Ju...

Kim Bellware

Hastert's Hometown Doesn't Recognize Man In Sexual Misconduct Claims | Kim Bellware | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

YORKVILLE, Ill. -- From the public library to the American Legion post, Dennis Hastert -- just "Denny" to residents of his hometown -- was on everyon...

Dennis Hastert Paid To Cover Up Sexual Conduct With Former Student

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) allegedly withdrew $1.7 million to pay a man to stay quiet about a sexual relationship from when Hastert ...

Sam Stein

Dennis Hastert's Other Money Problem | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was allegedly paying hush money to hide prior misconduct, he was also allegedly bilking ...

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Paid Money To Cover Up Past Sexual Misconduct: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert, indicted on Thursday on federal criminal charges, was payi...