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Chicago, IL – Ex-Speaker Hastert Enters Prison _ Now Inmate No. 47991-424

Chicago, IL – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wheeled himself into a federal prison in Minnesota on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a hush-money case involving revelations that he sexually abused at least four boys while a high school wrestling coach in Illinois. Read more

Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert Gets 15 Months In Prison, Confesses To Molestation

A federal judge in Chicago sentenced former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to fifteen months in prison for violating banking laws in connection with a cover-up for child molestation. Read more

Boehner: Unprecedented Demand For Tickets To Bibi Speech

House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday that there is unprecedented demand for seats in the House for Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech Tuesday.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said on CBS’s Face the Nation. “Everybody wants to be there.”

“What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what our trusted ally has to say.”

Support for Israel continues to be bipartisan, he stressed, and Democratic support for the Jewish state has not receded. “Really,” he added, “the only conflict here is between the White House and Israel.”