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Meet Peter Roskam, Dark Horse Candidate for Speaker

The last time Republicans faced a crisis of succession for Speaker of the House, they turned to a quiet figure from Illinois, Dennis Hastert, to lead them. With Peter Roskam, the House GOP may again find the answer in Illinois.

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FBI Reports Number of Alleged Victims Growing in Dennis Hastert Abuse Case

At the end of May, news broke that former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-IL) allegedly lied to authorities about millions in hush money he was paying to a blackmailer to conceal sexual misconduct. Now the FBI is reporting that the number victims may have grown to as many as three

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Barney Frank: GOP Sex Scandals Make Bill Clinton Look Like a Virgin

Monday on HuffPost Live, former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) criticized former Republican Speakers Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston and Dennis Hastert for their hypocrisy in participating in former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment stemming from his sexual misconduct, when they all have sexual

Dennis Hastert

Report: Dennis Hastert Hush Money Was for Sexual Misconduct

From the Los Angeles Times: Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday. One of the officials, who would not speak publicly about the