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Romney to be nominated as Isaac rains on RNC

Romney to be nominated as Isaac rains on RNC

The quadrennial Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla., features a rock-star line-up to invigorate the crowd as Mitt Romney prepares to convince voters "A Better Future" is within their grasp with him as president.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.
Battle brews in Peace Garden State

Battle brews in Peace Garden State

Ron Paul, who just lost claiming a win in the Maine caucuses to Mitt Romney, may have an opportunity to win his first state when North Dakota Republicans caucus on Tuesday.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Recent wins boost GOP fortunes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional Democrats' post-election blush may have faded, boosting Republicans' belief that their party is neither down nor out, insiders say.

Watchdog group says probe Hastert deal

CHICAGO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert may have broken the law by pushing for federal funding of the Prairie Parkway west of Chicago.

Hastert says he won't quit

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A spokesman said Tuesday that U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has no plans to obey conservative calls for his resignation.

Real estate deal rewards Hastert

CHICAGO, June 18 (UPI) -- A real estate transaction in Illinois has netted House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., over $1.5 million with more profit likely in his future.

Hastert land profits linked to road bill

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., reputedly shared in $3 million land deal profits linked to an Illinois highway bill, reports say.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert visits Iraq

BAGHDAD, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert flew into Baghdad Friday morning on a surprise visit at the request of President George W. Bush.

Hastert rule threatens immigration revamp

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A policy by U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., jeopardizes bipartisan efforts to pass an immigration reform law, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Hastert dumps Abramoff contributions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has distanced himself from $70,000 in campaign contributions linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, by giving it to charity.

GOP quashes Foxcom investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., has denied a request by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for a probe of a Foxcom Wireless contract.

Senator seeks Sept. 11 FBI investigation

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- A Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department's Inspector General Wednesday to investigate how the FBI handled an internal warning
MARK BENJAMIN and NICHOLAS M. HORROCK
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