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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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Co-chairs, New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, second right, D-Sayreville, N.J., and New Jersey Sen. Loretta Weinberg, right, D-Teaneck, N.J., address a joint bipartisan committee of members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Jan. 27, 2014.

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Co-chairs, New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, second right, D-Sayreville, N.J., and New Jersey Sen. Loretta Weinberg, right, D-Teaneck, N.J., address a joint bipartisan committee of members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Jan. 27, 2014.

N.J. Independent Counsel Not So: Republicans Say of Christie Probe

The independent counsel hired by Democrats in New Jersey to guide the probe of any possible ties between Gov. Chris Christie’s administration and politically connected lane closures at the George Washington Bridge may not be so independent, Republicans in the...

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas laughs while talking with other guests at The Federalist Society's 2011 Annual Dinner in Washington.

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas laughs while talking with other guests at The Federalist Society's 2011 Annual Dinner in Washington.

Thomas Breaks Silence: Yale Training?

For almost seven years, Justice Clarence Thomas has sat silently through Supreme Court oral arguments. Until today, when he apparently offered a crack about a couple of the nation’s top law schools. Thomas jumped in as Justice Antonin Scalia was...

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

Romney’s Wall Street Romp — Obama’s Courthouse Stomp

Wall Street outdid the legal profession in raising money for Republican Mitt Romney, making him the first major-party presidential nominee in at least two decades who didn’t rely on lawyers as his biggest source of funding. The BGOV Barometer shows...

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