Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays. DeBonis joined in Post in 2010 after spending six years at Washington City Paper as a reporter and editor, including three years writing a column on District politics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Northwest Indiana.
The former House speaker’s suspected misconduct dates to when he was a teacher and involved a male victim in Illinois, an official said.
The longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House faces charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million to an unnamed individual to cover up “past misconduct.”
After dashing fellow Republicans’ hopes of extending surveillance program, Ky. senator holds fast in media blitz.
Presidential aspirant Rand Paul says he wants to “defeat the Washington machine” — a system that includes Senate leader and fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell.