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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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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.
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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.
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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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October 13, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
Under ordinary circumstances, there would have been nothing remarkable about President Bush's praise Thursday for House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert at a political fundraiser. But this is not an ordinary year. Hastert is struggling to cope with the fallout from how his office handled reports that former Florida Republican Rep. Mark Foley dispatched inappropriate electronic messages to a former congressional page.
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February 26, 2004 | Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) said Wednesday that he would block legislation to extend the deadline for a commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- a serious setback to the panel, which also on Wednesday expressed disappointment over limits on its access to President Bush and other administration officials. Hastert refused to allow a bill extending the commission's deadline to be introduced in the House, angering Democrats on Capitol Hill.
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October 8, 2006 | Ronald Brownstein
If there was an Olympic competition in closing ranks, surely the Republican Party would take the gold. Prominent conservatives and House Republican leaders tumbled over one another early last week to complain about the way House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) handled the sex scandal that forced the abrupt resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.).
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May 28, 2006 | Janet Hook and Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writers
When House Republican leaders gathered for a news conference on the steps of the Capitol last week, it was supposed to be a Memorial Day salute to veterans. But the event quickly deteriorated as reporters crowded around a beleaguered House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.). They shouted questions about whether he was under investigation as part of a lobbying scandal and whether he would sue the television network that had reported he was.
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October 9, 2006 | Janet Hook, Times Staff Writer
More than a week after Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) resigned from the House over his messages to teenage boys who had served as congressional pages, other Republicans are struggling to get off the defensive and back onto the campaign themes they hoped would help preserve their House and Senate majorities after the midterm elections Nov. 7.
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