Taxpayers fund Hastert's $1M office, staff

YORKVILLE, Ill., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- J. Dennis Hastert has spent $1 million in taxpayer money for an office and staff since stepping down as U.S. House speaker, a newspaper inquiry found.

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.
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 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.

Ex-page chief testifies of Foley concerns

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The former clerk who ran the page program for the U.S. Congress has testified he periodically alerted GOP leadership to Rep. Mark Foley's Capitol behavior.

Bush immigration bill lacks GOP support

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush's immigration plan lacks House GOP support reportedly because most feel a secure border must come first.

U.S. House to vote on estate tax bill

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have had to settle on a compromise bill that will not fully repeal the estate tax.

Senate leaders not so upset over FBI raid

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- Some U.S. Senate leaders seem less outraged than those in the House over FBI's search of the office of Rep. William J. Jefferson, D-La., in a bribery probe.

Senate passes expanded spending bill

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate has approved an expanded $109 billion emergency spending bill that the House speaker says is "dead on arrival" in his chamber.

GOP to ask Bush for oil price inquiry

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Top congressional Republicans reportedly will ask U.S. President George Bush to investigative excessive profits by oil companies as gas prices surge.

GOP members line up for DeLay's old spot

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A battle for the House Republican leadership is under way after Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said he would not seek to regain the position.

Speaker backtracks on storm statement

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, in trouble for his choice of words, says he really does not want to see New Orleans bulldozed.

GOP candidate for Ill. gov. near declaring

ELGIN, Ill., May 30 (UPI) -- Illinois state Sen. Steve Rauschenberger, R-Elgin, has all but promised to run for governor next year.

Bush helps dedicate Lincoln Museum

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 19 (UPI) -- The 43rd U.S. president paid tribute to the 16th president as President George W. Bush dedicated the new Abraham Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill.
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