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NBC: Hastert pleads not guilty to federal charges

June 9, 2015
NBC: Hastert pleads not guilty to federal charges

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to the FBI about illegal bank withdrawals — money he allegedly used for payoffs to keep sexual misconduct accusations under wraps.

RONALD REAGAN: ‘These are the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc’ (VIDEO)

June 6, 2015
RONALD REAGAN: ‘These are the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc’ (VIDEO)

A leader who really understood the significance of June 6th was President Ronald Reagan. He gave this speech on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984.

TPM: Hastert indicted over secret payments for ‘past misconduct’

May 28, 2015
TPM: Hastert indicted over secret payments for ‘past misconduct’

Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

For Whom The Downton Abbey Gong Tolls

March 17, 2015
For Whom The Downton Abbey Gong Tolls

Congressman Aaron Schock resigned today, less than 12 hours after POLITICO raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

SJ-R: Rauner criticized over salaries in governor’s office

March 6, 2015
SJ-R: Rauner criticized over salaries in governor’s office

Democrats on a Senate budgeting committee criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration for what they said are excessive salaries being paid to Rauner staffers.

MILLER: GOP Comptroller won’t abide by Rauner’s union EO

February 13, 2015
MILLER: GOP Comptroller won’t abide by Rauner’s union EO

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appointee for Illinois Comptroller, Leslie Munger, won’t abide by his executive order setting aside “fair share” union fees without a court order.

ERICKSON: Rauner may be shuffling payroll to hide office costs

January 31, 2015
ERICKSON: Rauner may be shuffling payroll to hide office costs

Bruce Rauner playing three-card monte with governor's office payroll.

SJ-R: Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn’s

January 30, 2015
SJ-R: Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn’s

An AP review reveals Bruce Rauner is paying top members of his administration significantly more than their predecessors in Pat Quinn's administration.

TRIBUNE: Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

January 17, 2015
TRIBUNE: Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

Only hours after he was sworn in, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner demonstrated that his blame-the-past campaign theme didn't end Nov. 4.

TRIBUNE: IL lawmakers approve special comptroller election

January 9, 2015
TRIBUNE: IL lawmakers approve special comptroller election

  Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, as Republicans railed against the move as a power grab aimed at undermining Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner as he prepares to take office.  ...