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July 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Sunday he might challenge a judge's order allowing FBI agents to examine documents seized at a Louisiana congressman's Capitol Hill office in a bribery probe. He said he believed that Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) was "in big trouble" and that the House would not be joining in support of him. But, he said, the House separately might seek to make clear its position that the Justice Department cannot randomly and wantonly search lawmakers' offices.
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June 1, 2006 | From the Chicago Tribune
With Republicans angrily splintered and facing a perilous fall election, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert will make a little history today as he becomes the longest-serving Republican speaker. Hastert, with nearly 7 1/2 years in the leadership post, will oust another Illinoisan from the record books: former Rep. Joseph Cannon, whose seven-year, five-month tenure ended in 1911.
NEWS
August 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) offered Monday to push legislation boosting the minimum wage by $1 over two years without making the increase contingent on two key tax cuts that drew objections from President Clinton. Democrats expressed cautious optimism that a deal could be struck.
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December 31, 1998 | From Associated Press
Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, who is poised to become House speaker next week, exhorted fellow lawmakers Wednesday to "get to work" on cutting taxes and shoring up Social Security to win back the confidence of the public. The six-term Illinois Republican, who emerged as the House GOP consensus candidate for the top job in the wake of Speaker-designate Bob Livingston's withdrawal, offered few details of an agenda.
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September 2, 2006 | Sara Olkon, Chicago Tribune
About 400 supporters of broader immigrant rights streamed out of Chinatown Square at noon Friday to kick off a four-day journey that will end at the district office of House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert in Batavia. The activists carried a message on T-shirts and placards: Immigrants' interests matter.
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November 4, 2006 | Christi Parsons, Chicago Tribune
In his country home overlooking a duck pond and a grove of gnarled apple trees, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert is cloistered with a cadre of staffers, making phone calls and plans. The phone calls are to offer encouragement and advice to fellow Republicans running for the House around the country. The plans are to score a solid win in the one district he hasn't had to worry about much in recent years -- his own, in the rural landscape and rolling suburban neighborhoods 50 miles west of Chicago.
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May 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Growing tension between House and Senate Republicans over the war in Iraq, abuse of Iraqi prisoners, tax cuts and the budget deficit erupted Wednesday with House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert lecturing former POW and Arizona Sen. John McCain about sacrifice and war. McCain, who spent five years in a North Vietnamese prison, excoriated fellow Republicans on Tuesday for pushing more tax cuts while U.S. troops are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
NEWS
June 9, 1999 | JANET HOOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), moving to quell a rebellion in GOP ranks that has hogtied the House, announced Tuesday that his party will stick to strict spending limits that could force deep cuts in several domestic programs next year. His move pleased disgruntled conservatives but set the stage for a long, hot summer of budget battles with President Clinton--and among Republicans themselves.
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October 26, 2005 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
Political anxiety over high gasoline prices reached a new level in Congress on Tuesday as House Republican leaders took aim at the oil industry, traditionally a GOP ally. With oil companies expected to announce record profits this week, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) pressed the industry to explain what it was doing to boost fuel supplies and lower costs for consumers.
NEWS
November 6, 1999 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The tomatoes at the processing plant were stacked in neat boxes, colorfully accentuating President Clinton's message Friday: Private industry, the government and struggling communities, aligning themselves in just such a balance, can flush out the remaining pockets of poverty as the nation revels in an economic expansion. Yet, as the president and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.
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