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Morning Wrap: The Atticus Finch Files | ACA Challenge Fails | Hastert's Gripes

A 1992 column in Legal Times about Atticus Finch is seen in new light. A federal appeals court rejects a challenge to provisions of the ACA's contraceptive mandate. A lawyer for Dennis Hastert, the former House speaker, has a few words to say about media leaks. Show More Summary

Dennis Hastert and 'Individual A' leave many unanswered questions

One by one, men identified by political insiders and the Kendall County rumor mill have denied being "Individual A," the mysterious figure who prosecutors say took cash from former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert to keep quiet about a dark history with him.

Newt Gingrich: ‘Liberal Media’ Impacts What Issues GOP Can Run On

During an appearance on Meet the Press, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that as a result of the liberal media there are certain issues that Republicans cannot run on and expect to win.

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“Most Republicans look at what’s happening and think we’re watching a new stage of left-wing nuttiness. It’s just surreal.” — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R), quoted by the Washington Post.

Newt Gingrich: Tech Reviewer?

It’s Friday, which makes it a totally appropriate time for a former house speaker’s first byline to appear on the digital pages of Mashable. Newt Gingrich test drives the Apple Watch. And there’s a video. Here it is: my first tech review for @mashable. Show More Summary

Judge Assigned To Dennis Hastert Case To Remain Despite Ties To Former House Speaker

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin will continue to preside over the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), despite having donated to Hastert's campaign in the past. According to the AP, Durkin donated $500 in 2002 and $1,000 to Hastert's campaign in 2004. Show More Summary

Judge who donated to Hastert campaigns will continue to hear hush-money case

Despite acknowledging that a "reasonable person might believe" he might be biased, the Chicago federal judge who heard former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert's not-guilty plea Tuesday will continue handling his case. Prosecutors and Hastert's defense attorneys both agreed to waive U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin's offer of disqualification in letters filed with the […]

More allegations emerge in the Dennis Hastert saga

A Montana woman has come forward today with new allegations of sexual misconduct against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. In light of these allegations,...

Dennis Hastert paid man to cover-up “sexual misconduct”

The headline criminal case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. NBC's Pete Williams reports Hastert was paying a man to conceal a sexual...

Political Bigfoot Dennis Hastert Spotted Roaming the Wild of His Backyard

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been keeping a low profile for obvious reasons, but yesterday he finally made his appearance in court and pled not guilty to charges of bank fraud. Of course while the bank fraud is a problem --...Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Appeals Court Upholds Abortion Clinic Restrictions

A federal appeals court upholds a Texas law imposing restrictions on abortion clinics, and a woman in Georgia is charged with murder for taking a pill to end her pregnancy; Former House Speaker Dennis pleads not guilty. This is a round up of legal news from ALM and around the web.       

Dennis Hastert makes 1st court appearance in hush-money case

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The former House speaker pled not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI in a scheme to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.

Happy Hour Roundup

Dennis Hastert has his (first) day in court: Former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) pleaded not guilty to two criminal charges in a federal court here Tuesday afternoon, in his first public appearance since being indicted in connection with actions allegedly taken to conceal hush-money payments. Hastert’s hearing before U.S. District Judge Thomas […]

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert appeared in federal court today to plead not guilty on charges that he illegally manipulated bank withdrawals and lied about it to bank officials and the FBI. [ more › ]

Dennis Hastert pleads not guilty to hush money charges

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

The former House speaker appeared in federal court Tuesday to plead not guilty to two charges related to alleged efforts to conceal sexual misconduct

Dennis Hastert: ‘Not Guilty’ to Hiding Hush Money

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert stepped into the public eye for the first time since the scandal broke about whether he paid money to keep underage sexual incidents quiet. Speaker Hastert pleaded not guilty to charges of “structuring,”...Show More Summary

Dennis Hastert Appears in Court, Pleads Not Guilty

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert appeared in court today and pled not guilty to charges of bank fraud while making multiple large withdrawals, and lying to the feds about it.

Dennis Hastert Pleads Not Guilty

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Former House speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty today in federal court in Chicago. After days of silence, J. Dennis Hastert, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Hastert Pleads Not Guilty

Dennis Hastert has finally made a public statement about the allegations against him : not guilty. The former House speaker made the plea today at a federal courthouse in Chicago, reports the Chicago Tribune. Hastert, who is accused of making illegal cash withdrawals from his bank accounts, has largely been in...

Dennis Hastert pleads not guilty to charges of structuring, lying to FBI

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Hastert arrives for his appearance in a Chicago federal court Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert makes his appearance in court. After days of silence, J. Dennis Hastert, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday pleaded...Show More Summary

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