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Hastert Rejects Calls To Give Up Leadership

June 16, 2018
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House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) yesterday rebuffed calls to resign his leadership role, which have come from conservatives and liberals alike, but public ruptures in the ranks of the House Republican leadership continued to surface in the wake of a page scandal. (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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Federal investigators have asked the House of Representatives to keep computer records and papers from former Rep. Mark Foley, a senior Justice Department official said Wednesday. (CNN — 1 hour ago)
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Justice Department orders records of electronic correspondence, former aide submits resignation. (Washington Post — 2 hours ago)
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Behind the scenes, senior Republicans weighed whether Speaker J. Dennis Hastert could survive the scandal surrounding former Representative Mark Foley. (New York Times — 5 hours ago)
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House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has asked the Justice Department to cast a wide net in its investigation of lewd e-mails sent by a Republican legislator to young pages, even looking into whether other lawmakers learned of them and failed to notify authorities. But legal experts said yesterday that… (Washington Post — 4 October, 2006)
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Florida Republicans have picked a new candidate to salvage the seat that former Rep. Mark Foley abandoned after exchanging lurid online messages with teenage boys.[!] (MSNBC — 4 October, 2006)
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House Republican leaders struggled Monday to contain the political fallout as more sexually charged electronic banter between Rep. Mark Foley and teenage pages emerged. (CNN — 3 October, 2006)
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House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert faced intensifying questions about the response to Representative Mark Foley�s messages to a teenage page. (New York Times — 3 October, 2006)
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Private handling of matter by a few house Republicans receives bipartisan criticism. (Washington Post — 3 October, 2006)
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House Speaker Dennis Hastert said that he had not seen explicit messages sent by Representative Mark Foley until Friday. (New York Times — 3 October, 2006)
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House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was notified early this year of inappropriate e-mails from former representative Mark Foley (R-Fla.) to a 16-year-old page, a top GOP House member said yesterday — contradicting the speaker’s assertions that he learned of concerns about Foley only last week. (Washington Post — 2 October, 2006)
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House Speaker Dennis Hastert has asked the Justice Department to investigate how lawmakers handled allegations that a Florida congressman exchanged sexually explicit messages with teenage congressional pages, the speaker’s office said. (CNN — 2 October, 2006)
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Six-term Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) resigned yesterday amid reports that he had sent sexually explicit Internet messages to at least one underage male former page. (Washington Post — 1 October, 2006)
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Congressman Thomas Reynolds, head of the House Republican election effort, said Saturday he told Speaker Dennis Hastert months ago about concerns that a fellow Republican lawmaker had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage boy. Hastert’s office said aides referred the matter to the proper authorities last fall but they were only told the messages were “over-friendly.” (International Herald Tribune — 1 October, 2006)
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