Dennis Hastert’s rise was based on being the no ‘skeletons’ guy — until this week

DEBRIEF | Hastert was elected House speaker in part because he could “withstand the scrutiny” at a tumultuous time.

O’Malley announcement brings supporters, protesters to Baltimore’s Federal Hill

O'Malley announcement brings supporters, protesters to Baltimore's Federal Hill

Democrat Martin O’Malley launches uphill quest for 2016 nomination

Former Maryland governor offers himself as fresher, more progressive alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Here’s what Martin O’Malley said when he launched his campaign

Text of Martin O'Malley's announcement that he will run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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Dennis Hastert’s rise was based on being the no ‘skeletons’ guy — until this week

DEBRIEF | Hastert was elected House speaker in part because he could “withstand the scrutiny” at a tumultuous time.

How Dennis Hastert made a fortune in land deals

The former wrestling coach accumulated millions while House speaker by investing in farmland.

Bill Clinton seeks to reassure foundation donors amid criticism

He says coverage since Hillary Clinton announced candidacy has largely ignored group’s successes.

Rubio: ‘There are still people in American politics that do not want to pass the torch’

The presidential hopeful wraps up his first Nevada campaign trip with a house gathering in Reno.

Martin O'Malley, in his own words

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is a Democratic contender for the White House in 2016. Here's his take on gay marriage, income inequality and more, in his own words.

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Baltimore’s blight puts O’Malley on defensive in bid for presidency

The city’s troubles hamper the former mayor’s pitch as the Democrat who is most ready to solve urban problems.

Obama discusses patriotism during Selma speech

President Obama delivers a speech from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., during the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery.

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Obama discusses America's role as a world leader (2011)

During President Obama's speech about Libya, he discussed America's role as a world leader.

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Obama tells his story during his victory speech at Grant Park (2008)

President Obama talked about American exceptionalism through the prism of his own story.

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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.

Reagan discusses what it means to be American (1989)

In Ronald Reagan’s 1989 City on a Hill speech, he described his vision of American exceptionalism.

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Texas Roundup: Guns, border security and #ChubASong

Measures related to guns and border security all got one step closer to becoming law in these final days of the 84th Legislature, and Democrats succeeded in knocking a key bill for conservatives off of the calendar.

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A look inside Dennis Hastert's indictment

The Post's Chris Cillizza breaks down former House speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment on charges that he broke bank laws by withdrawing large sums of money and lying about it to federal authorities.

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Get ready for a hat trick of presidential campaign launches next week

And another one this weekend.

Jeb Bush slams Obama’s latest Cuba move: ‘Iran’s leaders are surely taking note’

Bush called the news "further evidence that President Obama seems more interested in capitulating to our adversaries than in confronting them."

Who had the worst week in Washington? Former House speaker J. Dennis Hastert.

The lawmaker turned lobbyist now faces a new role — as a criminal defendant.

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