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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hastert was the longest serving Republican speaker, holding the post  from 1999-2007.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hastert was the longest serving Republican speaker, holding the post from 1999-2007. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican House Speaker in U.S. history, was indicted by prosecutors for payments he made to an unnamed individual to cover up "past misconduct."

Meanwhile, current lawmakers are returning to Washington this weekend for an unusual vote.

NPR's Ron Elving discusses the latest news on Capitol Hill with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

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This segment aired on May 29, 2015.

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