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Stories with person: Newt Gingrich
  • Dennis Hastert's hush-money sentencing delayed until April 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm

    CHICAGO - A federal judge agreed Thursday to delay Dennis Hastert's sentencing in a hush-money case after his attorney said the former U.S. House Speaker nearly died in November from severe sepsis just days after changing his plea to guilty.

  • Skeptics question proposed criminal sentences ballot measure 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:37 am

    SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to revamp California's criminal sentencing laws could have unintended consequences, skeptics said, even as it takes the next step in meeting a federal requirement for the state to reduce its prison population.

  • Lawyers: Delay Hastert sentencing after stroke, infections 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 6:45 pm

    CHICAGO - Lawyers for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert asked a federal judge on Friday to delay sentencing in his hush-money case because of his recent hospitalization for a stroke, as well as for spinal and blood infections - saying he has difficulty walking and will require at least several weeks of rehabilitation.