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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) gives a tour of the U.S. Captiol to a group of constituents from Clear Lake, Iowa, in Statuary Hall on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Braley v Grassley: Trial Lawyer’s `Farmer’ Slap Starts Iowa Brushfire, Prompts Apology

Updated at 4:15 pm EDT After decades of consolidation in the agriculture industry, there aren’t nearly as many Iowa farmers as there once were. Still, virtually everyone in the state has family or professional ties to farmers and the rural...

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Lead by Mayor Michael Hancock, Anna and Fran Simon are the first couple to take part in a civil union ceremony at the Webb Building in Denver , on May 1, 2013.

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Lead by Mayor Michael Hancock, Anna and Fran Simon are the first couple to take part in a civil union ceremony at the Webb Building in Denver , on May 1, 2013.

Schumer: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Conundrum’ for Immigration Bill

The two Democratic members of a bipartisan Senate immigration group who sit on the Judiciary Committee are refusing to say whether they’d vote to add protections for same-sex couples to the measure. “I’m not going to get into speculatives,”  Sen....

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A man stands in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence from San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

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A man stands in Tijuana, Mexico, beyond the U.S.-Mexico border fence from San Diego, California, on March 21, 2012.

Mexico No ‘Hell Hole,’ Graham Adds

That messaging thing remains a problem for Republicans talking about immigration. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, one of the sponsors of the bipartisan immigration bill under debate today, maintains that he was not calling Mexico a “Hell hole.” “It’s...

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Mexican immigrants work on a housing construction site on May 3, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

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Mexican immigrants work on a housing construction site on May 3, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Social Security Report ‘Game-Changer’ for Immigration Bill

A Social Security Administration analysis says the Senate’s bipartisan immigration proposal would boost U.S. tax revenue, create jobs and increase the gross domestic product over the next 10 years. Stephen Gross, chief actuary for the agency, says the bill would have a “substantial positive...

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Sen. Marco Rubio with reporters on Capitol Hill on March 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Marco Rubio with reporters on Capitol Hill on March 22, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Leahy to Rubio: Ready for ‘You and Your Fellow Gang Members’

Behind closed doors. That’s where much of what gets done — when things actually get done — gets done in Washington. So it appears that the funny bone of the Senate judiciary chairman was tickled by Sen. Marco Rubio’s letter...

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

Gun-Control Hearing: No Show and Tell

Some Republican senators say that today’s  Judiciary Committee  hearing on gun control would have been better with some show-and-tell. South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz  of Texas fired off a letter to Judiciary Chairman Patrick  Leahy of Vermont complaining...

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