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Ex-Speaker Hastert to report to prison

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert must report to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in...

Ryan focuses on immigration, security

House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing to secure U.S. borders by overhauling the immigration system and installing robust defenses to keep out extremists, criminals...

The child molester among us

In 1987, I sat down for a bowl of chili and a beer (or two or three) with a newly-elected Congressman and his chief...

Former Speaker Hastert headed for prison

Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was...

Ryan: ‘no way’ to Presidential nomination

House Speaker Paul Ryan's national stature is such that he had to call a news conference to deny he wants to be president. Back...

Hastert’s sordid sexual abuse of students

Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to a person the former House speaker sexually abused when the victim was a 14-year-old wrestler on...

Paul Ryan for better or worse

Late nights dealing with scores of amendments on the House floor. An invite to the famously staid Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, to...

Chaotic GOP elects Ryan new Speaker

Splintered House Republicans elected Rep. Paul Ryan to be the chamber's 54th speaker on Thursday, turning to the youthful but battle-tested Wisconsin lawmaker to...

GOP set to make Ryan House Speaker

Republicans are ready to make Rep. Paul Ryan the new House speaker, hoping the young but grizzled lawmaker can heal the splintered party's self-inflicted...

House faces key votes on Speaker, budget

The House is poised to vote on a bipartisan pact charting a two-year budget truce and Republicans are set to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan...