Sweet blog: Hastert resigns at 10:59 p.m. So long, Denny.

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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) finally set the day for his early resignation from Congress. On Monday afternoon he announced his depature as of 10:59 p.m. this evening.

He sent Gov. Blagojevich and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a letter this afternoon saying he will step down at 10:59 p.m. tonight.

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