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CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- Much the same way you can call a Crime Stoppers hotline, the United States Congress now has what's being called "the official page tip line."

Embattled House Speaker Dennis Hastert is starting the phone line, which can be called to report any concerns about the congressional page program. Officials would also like any information regarding former Congressman Mark Foley, who quit in a scandal over e-mails and text messages to teen pages.

The Foley matter has led to calls for Hastert's resignation. He's resisting, but says today that as speaker, he takes "responsibility for everything in the building," adding, "the buck stops here."

The toll-free tip line number is (866) 348-0481. Calls can be made anonymously.


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