Politics Apr 27

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Hastert faces sex abuse past in hush money case

Dennis Hastert was once second-in-line for the presidency. But on Wednesday, the former speaker of the House was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for banking violations. During the hearing, Hastert admitted that he sexually abused minors decades ago. Hari…

Politics Dec 11

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How Speaker Ryan is retooling the GOP agenda

In his first four working weeks, new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan presided over passage of a $600 billion defense bill, a bill to tighten screening of Syrian refugees and a five-year highway bill. Political director Lisa Desjardins offers…

Oct 28

GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK

House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday to become the chamber's next speaker, rallying behind a youthful overachiever they hope will guide them out of weeks of internal feuding and disarray and point the party toward accomplishments they can…

Oct 26

Boehner’s last deal: 2-year budget, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON -- Speaker John Boehner is pressing ahead with one last deal as he heads for the exits, pushing to finalize a far-reaching, two-year budget agreement with President Barack Obama before handing Congress' top job over to Rep. Paul Ryan…

Thursday on the NewsHour, Hillary Clinton testifies before a Republican-led committee on the Benghazi attack. Also: American and Kurdish forces free Islamic State captives in Iraq, what happens when workers own a craft brewery, a priest’s mission to protect migrants…

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