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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
{{seed}}[[category:people]][[Dennis Hastert]] was [[US Republican Party|Republican]] [[wikipedia:Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|Speaker of the House]] from 1999 onward (the closing years of the [[Clinton administration]] and all of the [[Bush Jr. administration]]), following [[Newt Gingrich]].
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{{seedling}}[[category:people]][[Dennis Hastert]] was [[US Republican Party|Republican]] [[wikipedia:Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|Speaker of the House]] from 1999-2006 (the closing years of the [[Clinton administration]] and the first 6 years of the [[Bush II administration]]), following [[Newt Gingrich]]. The Republicans were defeated in the [[2006-11 US election]] and [[Democrats (US)|Democrat]] [[Nancy Pelosi]] became Speaker for the [[110th US Congress]].
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==Descriptions==
 
==Descriptions==
{{excerpt|from [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12054520/the_10_worst_congressmen/1 The Highway Robber], #1 in Rolling Stone's [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12054520/the_10_worst_congressmen/ The Ten Worst Congressmen]:}}
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from [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12054520/the_10_worst_congressmen/1 The Highway Robber], #1 in Rolling Stone's [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12054520/the_10_worst_congressmen/ The Ten Worst Congressmen]:
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Hastert could well be the weakest House speaker in history. Tapped by [[Tom DeLay]] to serve as the mild-mannered frontman for the GOP leadership, the former wrestling coach ceded most of his power to the now-disgraced majority leader, allowing Republicans to treat the Capitol as their private piggy bank. Last year, Hastert got in on the action himself, secretly inserting $207 million into the budget for the "Prairie Parkway" &ndash; a highway that will speed development of 210 acres he owns in Illinois. Before the year was out, Hastert sold part of his land &ndash; soon to be the site of a sprawling subdivision &ndash; for a profit of $2 million.
 
Hastert could well be the weakest House speaker in history. Tapped by [[Tom DeLay]] to serve as the mild-mannered frontman for the GOP leadership, the former wrestling coach ceded most of his power to the now-disgraced majority leader, allowing Republicans to treat the Capitol as their private piggy bank. Last year, Hastert got in on the action himself, secretly inserting $207 million into the budget for the "Prairie Parkway" &ndash; a highway that will speed development of 210 acres he owns in Illinois. Before the year was out, Hastert sold part of his land &ndash; soon to be the site of a sprawling subdivision &ndash; for a profit of $2 million.
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{{excerpt|[[Dick Meyer]] of CBSnews.com says, in [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/15/opinion/meyer/main2182755.shtml Good Riddance To The Gingrichites]:}}
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[[Dick Meyer]] of CBSnews.com says, in [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/15/opinion/meyer/main2182755.shtml Good Riddance To The Gingrichites]:
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Livingston was succeeded by Dennis Hastert, perhaps the most, well, conventional of the [[Republican (US)|GOP]] leaders of [[Bush neocon|his era]]. Still, Hastert was a hawk with no military service and a defender of the rich with no money or experience in business.
 
Livingston was succeeded by Dennis Hastert, perhaps the most, well, conventional of the [[Republican (US)|GOP]] leaders of [[Bush neocon|his era]]. Still, Hastert was a hawk with no military service and a defender of the rich with no money or experience in business.
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Overview

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Dennis Hastert was Republican Speaker of the House from 1999-2006 (the closing years of the Clinton administration and the first 6 years of the Bush II administration), following Newt Gingrich. The Republicans were defeated in the 2006-11 US election and Democrat Nancy Pelosi became Speaker for the 110th US Congress.

Descriptions

from The Highway Robber, #1 in Rolling Stone's The Ten Worst Congressmen:

Hastert could well be the weakest House speaker in history. Tapped by Tom DeLay to serve as the mild-mannered frontman for the GOP leadership, the former wrestling coach ceded most of his power to the now-disgraced majority leader, allowing Republicans to treat the Capitol as their private piggy bank. Last year, Hastert got in on the action himself, secretly inserting $207 million into the budget for the "Prairie Parkway" – a highway that will speed development of 210 acres he owns in Illinois. Before the year was out, Hastert sold part of his land – soon to be the site of a sprawling subdivision – for a profit of $2 million.

Dick Meyer of CBSnews.com says, in Good Riddance To The Gingrichites:

Livingston was succeeded by Dennis Hastert, perhaps the most, well, conventional of the GOP leaders of his era. Still, Hastert was a hawk with no military service and a defender of the rich with no money or experience in business.

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Reference

News