Report: Boehner would allow House vote to avoid default

Report: Boehner would allow House vote to avoid default

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has told colleagues he will allow a House vote on raising the federal debt limit, GOP House members said Thursday.
The Issue: Immigration reform

The Issue: Immigration reform

Based on the rhetoric coming from some sectors, one would think immigration is a new concept in the United States, a position at odds with the centuries-old description of the country as a nation of immigrants.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Hastert 'majority of the majority' rule wielded in immigration debate

Hastert 'majority of the majority' rule wielded in immigration debate

The unofficial rule of not bringing up a bill for a vote in the U.S. House unless a majority of the majority party supports it -- the so-called Hastert rule -- has pushed to the fore recently as a coterie of Republicans say they want the tradition invoked concerning any immigration reform legislation.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Former U.S. House historian dies of stroke

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- Robert Remini, a former historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, has died of a stroke at the age of 91, the University of Illinois announced.
Report: Hastert uses office for business

Report: Hastert uses office for business

YORKVILLE, Ill., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker-turned-lobbyist Dennis Hastert is using a taxpayer-funded office for outside work, a Chicago Tribune investigation found.
Former speaker Hastert donates land

Former speaker Hastert donates land

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and his wife have donated a conservation easement on land they own in Wisconsin, conservationists said.
Boehner: No 'majority of majority' rule

Boehner: No 'majority of majority' rule

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker-in-waiting John Boehner said Friday he does not want to have "hard rules and hard walls" on what bills get to the floor.
Dems poised to sweep House, Senate

Dems poised to sweep House, Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic Sen. Barack Obama may win the U.S. presidency narrowly Tuesday, or he may win by a big margin. But either way -- and even if Republican contender Sen. John McCain pulls off an upset -- the outlook for Republicans in Congress is dire.

Hastert to become Washington lobbyist

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., will begin working as a Washington lobbyist, his soon-to-be employer announced.

McCain keeps sons' military service quiet

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain cites his own war experience but has wisely opted not to use his sons' military service for political benefit, one supporter says.

Pentagon balks at gay spouse travel

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The Pentagon balked at U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin's domestic partner accompanying her on a military flight for a congressional trip to Europe, officials said.

Foster: Dems pushing for renewable energy

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Rookie U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., said Saturday Democratic lawmakers are focusing their efforts on renewable energy despite opposition in Washington.

Chicago area firm hires Hastert

CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago firm has hired former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., as a strategic adviser.

Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., to retire

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Reynolds said he will not seek another term in his upstate New York district, becoming the 29th Republican member of the U.S. House to retire.

Republicans have a bad week

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Republicans had a run of bad luck last week that could have repercussions for the GOP come Election Day, The Washington Post said Sunday.

Democrat wins Hastert's district in Ill.

AURORA, Ill., March 8 (UPI) -- Democrat Bill Foster, a political newcomer, won a special election Saturday in the Illinois congressional district of Republican former Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Oberweis Dairy sues Democratic committee

CHICAGO, March 7 (UPI) -- Illinois company Oberweis Dairy filed an injunction request to stop the Democratic committee from airing ads that claim the company employs illegal immigrants.
Hastert nominated to CME Group board

Hastert nominated to CME Group board

CHICAGO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., has been asked to join the board of CME Group Inc., owners of the Chicago Board of Trade.

Republicans exit Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. political strategists say a financial gap and numerous retirements complicate the 2008 congressional landscape for the Republican Party.

Hastert says 'Goodbye, friends'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, said farewell to his colleagues on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Hastert to leave Congress early

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., has informed House GOP leadership he intends to resign this year, relinquishing the rest of his term, it was reported Wednesday.

Report: Ex-House speaker Hastert to resign

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The longest-serving Republican U.S. House of Representatives speaker in history, Dennis Hastert of Illinois, is about to resign his seat, CNN reported Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007.
By United Press International

Hastert makes official announcement

YORKVILLE, Ill., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker in the U.S. House, made it official Friday, announcing he has no plans to seek an 11th term.

Hastert won't seek another term

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker ever, announced Tuesday he is leaving Congress after his current term.
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