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WATCH: Former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert reports to prison

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was spotted reporting to a federal prison hospital on Wednesday after being convicted of paying a molestation victim to keep quiet, WLS-TV reported.

Hastert was seen using a wheelchair as he approached the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is slated to serve his 15-month sentence.

“Inmates call it the Holiday Inn of the system,” a former federal inmate, Michael Alcott, told WLS. “It’s better food, it’s nicer employees, it’s better accommodations.”

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The former speaker was allowed to serve at the 64-acre center because of medical issues that included a stroke he suffered during the investigation into his activities.

“With his case, everyone knows about it so it’s going to be pretty hard to hide it or lie to them and tell them that you’re in there for income tax evasion,” said another former inmate, Jason Chez. “So, yeah, they’re not going to talk to him and they’re probably going to yell at him and call him names.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, Hastert is expected to serve 12.5 months, after which time he would undergo mandatory sex-offender treatment and be subject to two years’ supervised release.

Watch the footage of Hastert’s arrival, as aired by WLS, below.

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Trump supporters lose their minds when church shows Nativity scene in immigrant cages

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MAGA supporters are losing their minds after a photo of the Nativity scene at Claremont United Methodist Church was posted to Facebook.

The scene depicts Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus separated and put in their own cages, a reference to the families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Inside the church, the family is shown as reunited.

Senior minister Karen Clark Ristine shared the image on Facebook with the message hoping that everyone in the United States could see the photo and read the story for Christmas.

"The theological statement posted with the nativity: In a time in our country when refugee families seek asylum at our borders and are unwillingly separated from one another, we consider the most well-known refugee family in the world," she wrote. "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Holy Family. Shortly after the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary were forced to flee with their young son from Nazareth to Egypt to escape King Herod, a tyrant. They feared persecution and death."

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Columnist nails Republicans for only caring about Hunter Biden now that his father is running for president

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One of the critical questions that must be answered by Republicans, according to one Washington Post columnist, is why they didn't care about Hunter Biden's position at Burisma for so many years.

In a Sunday piece, James Downie asked why Republicans didn't do anything about Hunter Biden five years ago when it was first revealed that vice president's son was on the board of a Ukraine energy company. The House and the Senate were being run by Republicans until this year. They haven't had problems with other partisan investigations against high-profile leaders. There were ten investigations into the Benghazi attacks, three hearings, 29 witnesses, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours. Yet, it was only after Joe Biden announced he was running against President Donald Trump that Republicans discovered an issue.

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Republican staffer caught spying on Democrats during Judiciary Committee meetings

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A Republican staffer from the Ways and Means committee was caught spying on Democrats during their work over the weekend.

According to a Judiciary Committee source, the female staffer was ultimately discovered and ran out of the committee room once it was discovered she was there, tweeted Olivia Beavers, a writer at "The Hill."

"A Judiciary source says the committee, which has been practicing for their Monday impeachment hearing this whole weekend, came across a female GOP Ways and Means staffer in the hearing room today, but that she ran out once discovered," she tweeted.

https://twitter.com/Olivia_Beavers/status/1203784487559213056

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