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Doc Hastings
house.gov

Foley Scandal: Ethics Committee Chastises to No Avail

Having just finished its investigation of the Mark Foley coverup, the House Ethics Committee said lawmakers behaved inappropriately, but that no rules were broken: “In all, a pattern of conduct was exhibited among many individuals to remain willfully ignorant of the potential consequences of former Representative Foley’s conduct with respect to House pages.”

Posted on Dec 8, 2006 READ MORE


Hastert
cnn.com

Hastert Steps Down, but Not Out

The man who held the post of speaker longer than any Republican in history is now but one of a multitude, serving out his last days in the Congress he helped to lose.  Denny Hastert’s refusal to retire makes him a historical oddity, since House speakers typically end their reigns by either resigning or dying.

Posted on Nov 23, 2006 READ MORE


Andy Borowitz: Dems, GOP’ers Agree to Take Two Years Off

The political satirist reports on an ingenious plan by the leadership of both parties to rest up for negative campaigning in 2008.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Hastert Testifies Before a Committee of His Own Design

Dennis Hastert testified for roughly two hours and 40 minutes today before a closed session of the House Ethics Committee.  The objectivity of the committee’s investigation into the Foley affair has been in doubt, especially in light of the fact that last year Hastert removed its then-chairman, Joel Hefley, for admonishing Tom DeLay.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


Dennis Hastert

Stewart on the Power of Backdrops

“The Daily Show” host does a hilarious spoof on Dennis Hastert’s recent graveyard press conference.

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 READ MORE


Uncle Sam's middle finger
From superfrenchie.com

America to Bush: Drop Dead!

Bush’s approval rating stands at 36%, according to a new Time poll (scroll down); that’s down from 38% in August.

  • Also: Two-thirds believe the GOP tried to cover up Foleygate—i.e.,  two-thirds believe Hastert is lying.

  • Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


    Joe Conason: The Gang That Couldn’t Talk Straight

    More disturbing than the GOP’s attempts to shift blame in the Foley scandal is the emerging narrative of dereliction and coverup.

    Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Ellen Goodman: A Lousy Way to Win Back Congress

    I would have preferred the Democrats to end up ascendant in November based on the strength of their ideas, but if it takes Mark Foley to bring down the GOP house, so be it.

    Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Foleygate Ad Nauseam

  • Foley says he was abused by a clergyman as a teen
  • Analysts suspect Foley used GOP contributions as hush money
  • Bill O’Reilly repeatedly labels Foley as Democrat
  • Conservatives respond to Foleygate with anti-gay smears
  • Hastert: It’s a liberal conspiracy
  • But ABC’s Brian Ross says GOP’ers tipped him to the story

  • Posted on Oct 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Hastert on CNN

    Hastert on Foley Warnings: ‘I Don’t Remember…’

    House Speaker Dennis Hastert says he doesn’t remember Rep. Tom Reynolds warning him about Mark Foley last spring. (via FireDogLake)
    Incredible. In the literal sense of the word.

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Today in Foleygate

    The latest developments:

  • ABC News is hearing about “other members” of Congress
  • The L.A. Times and AMERICAblog explore the link between Foley and GOP leadership
  • The ultraconservative Washington Times calls for Hastert’s resignation
  • (more after the jump…)

    Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Foleygate"
    AP / Lawrence Jackson

    Foley Scandal Could Cost GOP Control of Congress

    George Stephanopolous says that if Republican leaders knew of and kept quiet about X-rated text messages (as opposed to the simply “overfriendly” ones) former Rep. Mark Foley sent to a page, “It’s game over. The leadership will have to resign.”
    (More after the jump...)

    Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE


    Questions About 3 Republicans’ Land Deals

    The House speaker cleared a cool $2 million from the sale of land near a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds. Two other GOP congressmen had similar questionable dealings in their own districts. The Washington Post has the goods.

    Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Without DeLay, Has the GOP Lost Its Moral Compass?

    Dennis Hastert gets caught in a suspect land deal,  Rep. Jerry Lewis is in deep with a stinko lobbying firm, and the Department of Homeland Security has become a Republican playground. Can’t the GOP, self-proclaimed bastion of morality, small government and fiscal responsibility, get anything right?

    Posted on Jun 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Dennis Hastert
    From www2.noctrl.edu

    Hastert Reportedly Under Investigation in Corruption Probe

    Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is under investigation by the FBI in connection with a public corruption probe that has already ensnared several lawmakers and their aides. ABC News (which has the scoop) says investigators are looking into Hastert’s connections to Indian casinos.

    Posted on May 24, 2006 READ MORE


    GOP Leaders Let Vaccine Makers Write Their Own Law

    Republican heavyweights Bill Frist and Dennis Hastert inserted a provision into a bill in the dead of night that was worth billions to vaccine makers. Roll Call said the move was unprecedented.

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    The GOP Shell Game

    With the Bush administration, it’s important to have in mind the old carnival con game: Keep your eye on the shell with the pea under it.

    Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


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