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Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has conducted private business ventures through a little-known government office that has cost taxpayers about $1.8 million, a Tribune investigation has found. Federal law allows former House speakers to...
Clout StreetUPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen. Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...
Tags: Defense, Politics, Tammy Duckworth, Democratic Party, Pat Brady
Clout StreetFormer Republican U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and current Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are among the political luminaries who will honor former Southwest Side Congressman William O. Lipinski on Wednesday. That’s the...
Clout StreetA wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat who’d been exploring a run for Congress today suspended that effort and is backing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s bid to return to Washington. John Atkinson initially planned to challenge Democratic Southwest...
TribLocal - Wheaton » NewsAs mayor of the City of Chicago, there may be times when Richard M. Daley feels as if he's walked in the shoes of leaders …...
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has plowed through about $1 million in taxpayer dollars in the last two years for an office and staff in west suburban Yorkville, thanks to a little-known perk given to ex-speakers. Hastert, 68, a lobbyist and...
Tags: Charity, Politics, Corruption, Democratic Party, Vehicles
Today's question: Look toward November. What local and state ballot initiatives should we expect to see? How should L.A. voters go in the general election? How do you expect the vote will actually go? Click here to read previous installments from this...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Referenda, Tacos
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSen. Trent Lott, a 35-year Capitol Hill veteran who staged a political comeback after losing his Senate leadership post because of racially insensitive remarks, plans to resign from office before the year is out. With his decision, the Senate's No. 2...
Tags: Defense, Local Elections, Strom Thurmond, Politics, Don Nickles
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was on a routine patrol that the Colombian coast guard stumbled upon an eerie outpost amid the mangroves: a mini-shipyard where suspected drug traffickers were building submarines. Perched on a makeshift wooden dry dock late last month were two 55-...
Tags: Defense, Mexico, Crimes, Central America, White House
MATT WELCH is The Times' assistant editorial pages editor.ON TUESDAY, President Bush will be obliged, by law, to wrap his double-talking mouth around one of the most curiously persistent debates in modern geopolitics: Whether to call a 92-year-old genocide a "genocide." Every April 24 since 1994, the U.S....
Tags: Criminal Laws, Hate Crimes, Politics, Crimes, Robert Gates
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — The ousted Republican-led Congress returns to the Capitol this week to try one last time to shorten a long legislative to-do list, while the just-elected members will vote for new leaders in races that could signal the direction the...
Times Staff WritersWASHINGTON — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vows to make reform of congressional earmarks a priority of his tenure, arguing that members need to be more transparent when they load pet projects for their districts into federal spending...
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