Mike DeBonis
Mike DeBonis
Reporter

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.

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Hastert indictment is related to old allegations of sexual misconduct, law enforcement official says

Hastert indictment is related to old allegations of sexual misconduct, law enforcement official says

The former House speaker’s suspected misconduct dates to when he was a teacher and involved a male victim in Illinois, an official said.

Hastert indicted over alleged secret payments

Hastert indicted over alleged secret payments

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.”

Rand Paul shows no sign of backing off NSA fight

Rand Paul shows no sign of backing off NSA fight

After dashing fellow Republicans’ hopes of extending surveillance program, Ky. senator holds fast in media blitz.

Kentucky conflict? Paul, McConnell start to clash

Kentucky conflict? Paul, McConnell start to clash

Presidential aspirant Rand Paul says he wants to “defeat the Washington machine” — a system that includes Senate leader and fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell.